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Telluride Colorado

Making Friends with Moguls Camp

Explore the fundamentals to ski moguls the easy way.

winter 2020-21 Dates TBA

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

Why Mogul Camp?

In the moguls, space and time between turns are abbreviated. Therefore, inefficiencies that can be disguised on groomed runs will be ineffective in moguls. To ski easily in moguls requires more precise movement patterns.

In our camp, we spend time on groomed runs refining these precise movement patterns before entering mogul fields. The camp time and activities are split up between drills on groomed runs, discussion of mogul lines and tactics, and practical application on mogul runs. The amount of time on each depends on the skills our guests bring to the camp.

The goal of the camp is to use the above mentioned to make friends with moguls and be comfortable in Blue level mogul runs. We will start out slowly, with proven exercises and progressions, to help attendees achieve their goals. Camp groups will be based on ability levels. The camp leaders are mature skiers who have successfully taught these techniques for many years at the Telluride Ski School.

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 two 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.