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Telluride Colorado

Making Friends with Moguls Camp

Explore the fundamentals of efficient mogul skiing to ski bumps the easy way

Call (970) 728-7414 or email for details.

I learned more about skiing in those two days with the Making Friends With Moguls Camp than in all of the past 10 years combined.” — Mitch V., Mountain Village, CO

This two-day camp is aimed at the mature intermediate skier who is very proficient on all the groomed runs a ski resort may have to offer but avoids mogul runs.  The goal of the camp is to make friends with moguls and develop confidence in blue-level mogul friends.  We will start out slowly with proven exercises and progressions to get you to your goals.  You’ll be skiing in a small group setting with like-minded skiers who share your same goals.  Instructors leading the groups are mature skiers who have taught for many years at the Telluride Ski Resort who will base all teaching on the Professional Ski Instructors of America core principles, as applied in moguls:

Stance – balance fore and aft and side to side

Steering – actively turning both feet

Edging – increasing or decreasing the amount the ski is on edge

Pressure – increasing or decreasing the amount of weight applied to the ski

Benefits of the Mogul Camp:

  • To explore the fundamentals of efficient skiing in moguls
  • Create tactics for low impact skiing
  • See more of the mountain than ever before
  • Learn to overcome the fear of skiing moguls
  • Develop a mogul strategy that can be used on any bump run
  • Learn how the right equipment choices make skiing bumps easier

Meet the Instructors

Larry Hopkins

A 68 year old fully certified instructor who has skied for over 60 years of his life.  Larry has been skiing Telluride for 43 years and has taught for 28 of them, teaching guests as young as 2 and as old as 80 all levels of skiing.  Larry currently specializes in teaching mature skiers how to enjoy skiing with less fear and muscle fatigue.

Richard Thorpe

Richard is a fully certified, 64 years young instructor and Telluride Ski Resort trainer who specializes in mogul skiing.  Richard has an extensive bag of tricks to make learning to ski easy and fun.  Richard has 43 years of teaching experience and in 2010 was selected as Colorado Ski Country’s Instructor of the Year.   

Call (970) 728-7414 or email for details.