OTOH, pages like:
are somewhere between watered-down and wildly inaccurate when it comes to the PSIA 1-9 scale, particularly at the top end of the scale.
Tom / PM
You have restored my faith in human nature. Usually I have to use this rule when sorting groups for lessons: Student describes self as Level 2-4, subtract 1, describes self as 5-6, subtract 2, describes self as 7-9, subtract 3, describes self as 10, subtract 4.
Sounds to me like you are skiing at a true 3. Don't be disheartened, because the rating scale is meaningless except to prevent chaos in group lessons. If you are getting a private lesson, it doesn't matter at all. If you are getting a group lesson, it does.
BTW, if you are thinking about a group lesson, use some strategy and pick a lesson time where the group is likely to be smaller.
If on a weekend at Liberty, that would be very early in the day, perhaps around lunch, or the dreaded 7 pm lineup.
Also, I would be happy to take a run with you and give you some tips. Just look me up at any lesson lineup between 2 and 7 on Sat. or Sun. If I am not teaching or giving a clinic, 15 minutes is no skin off my nose (unless the bumps are really, really good.)
You can recognized Otto as the aging skier running over people as he teaches!! Looks just like his name implies!
Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier I & II
www.pmts.org (especially the fitness link!)
Harold Harb will improve yoour skiing dramatically and quickly.
It boosted mine by 100% over the previous season. (and I ski a lot and get constant traning at it as a patroller)