MAD RIVER GLEN, Vermont ??вЂќ Terry Barbour, Mad River’s ski school director, has well over 20 years of professional ski instruction experience. In addition to being a past member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Alpine Demonstration Team, an elite group of the 15 most respected ski instructors in the nation, Terry was also honored as one of the top 100 ski instructors in North America by Skiing Magazine. Mad River Glen is fortunate to have a ski school director of Terry’s caliber, and it is also lucky that the mountain attracts great skiers and fantastic instructors.
The teaching staff at Mad River Glen has hundreds of years of combined experience. They believe that Mad River Glen is the preeminent place to teach skiing. For them the legendary terrain, the camaraderie and Terry’s leadership keep the staff coming back season after season. This dedication, their experience and the legendary mountain on which they work, are what set the Mad River Glen Ski School apart.
Terry’s philosophy for the Mad River Ski School is simple. The overriding goal is to teach people to enjoy skiing to its fullest by skiing more efficiently, and to have fun. Mad River Glen instructors teach skiers to use the mountain to their advantage to improve their technique and put less stress on their bodies. They are encouraged to listen to the skier’s goals and work with their strengths and weaknesses. Skiers always come away from their lessons with helpful tips so they can continue improving their skiing long after their lesson. “We help people discover how it feels when its done right, so they will know when they are doing it right on their own,” explains Terry.
The combination of legendary terrain, natural snow conditions and low skier density make Mad River the perfect place for skiers to improve their “mountain skiing” skills. A place where you can learn how to enjoy a variety of terrain, pitches and conditions. Because at Mad River Glen we work with what nature gives us, we can teach our skiers how to enjoy all the different forms snow can take: powder, moguls, ice, corn and everything in between. From beginners to experts, toddlers to seniors, the Mad River Ski School will help you get more out of your experience on the mountain.