Chris Shea


Teaches: Ski - Alpine
Also Teaches: Snowboard
Home Mountain: Mount Snow, West Dover, VT
Gender: Male
Certifications: PSIA Alpine (Level III)
PSIA Alpine (Level III)
AASI Snowboard (Level III)
PSIA-AASI Freestyle Accreditation (Level I)
PSIA-AASI Children Specialists (Level II)
Years Teaching: 18.8
Years at Mount Snow: 18.8
Certifications: PSIA Alpine (Level III)
PSIA Alpine (Level III)
AASI Snowboard (Level III)
PSIA-AASI Freestyle Accreditation (Level I)
PSIA-AASI Children Specialists (Level II)
Years Teaching: 18.8
Years at Mount Snow: 18.8

About

Hi Folks!  I hope this message greets you well.  I am enthusiastic about skiing and snowboarding and my enthusiasm is reinforced and rewarded when I see the smiles on our students' faces when they have achieved a goal during a lesson.  I can teach both skiing and snowboarding anywhere, anyplace and anytime.  That is, if it is your first time on snow,  need coaching for beginner/intermediate terrain parks, learning to conquer the moguls/trees, to make killer carve turns, etc.  My parents were teachers and operated a ski camp for many years.  I have followed their paths with my desire to be  the best teacher I can be. I enjoy teaching all ages, and I am very, very patient for those who need help developing confidence on the slopes.  I like to provide a lesson at a safe and comfortable pace geared towards the student. My goal as a ski and snow board instructor is to make the sports I teach fun while a rewarding learning experience. 


Reviews

Z
January 16, 2018
Advanced - Another Program

My sister and I were interested in a lesson at Carinthia and did not know if they even offered those lessons. Mount snow arranged for us to have a lesson with Chris and I can tell you I have greatly improved on Carinthia trails. Chris was extremely patient with us and covered all of the aspects you need to know for a jump (such as timing and speed). He really knows his stuff. He gave us immediate, helpful feedback every time we attempted a feature. His super friendly personality was a plus as well. Overall, the lesson my sister and I had with Chris really helped us improve in our terrain park skills and we will definitely will have another lesson with him again.


Kara
December 22, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

Never felt so comfortable and happy trying a sport I never thought I do and Chris made that possible for me. Have each of us goals to work on, always watched us and Guided us throughout the whole process. Highly recommend.


Rory
January 29, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

I've taken many lessons with other instructors before Chris and he is by far my favorite! I took a private with him and I loved every minute of it! He helped me improve immensely over a short period of time while making it very fun and enjoyable! His clear instructions, patience, kindness, and passion really helped me to succeed. He made learning how to snowboard one of the best experiences I've had! I cannot thank him enough for such a fantastic experience and I definitely plan on going to him for my future lessons!


Dan
January 21, 2017
Advanced - Another Program

Clearly the nicest most patient ski instructor I have ever had in a lifetime of lessons. Really.


Veronica
December 26, 2016
Intermediate - Another Program

I had a chance to ski with Chris for a 2-hour lesson, and I would highly recommend him to any student who wants to pick up good tips and tricks to carry on for their independent practice. Chris was able to point out my issue right away and kept me engaged throughout the lesson to retrain my brain and muscle memory as I wasn't balancing myself correctly. I will definitely come back for another lesson with Chris!


Stuart
March 09, 2016
Intermediate - Another Program

I signed up for a 2 hour private lesson with Chris and he was amazing. He immediately dialed into the areas I needed to work on and provided drills that addressed them. I would strongly recommend him if you're looking to improve your skiing.


James
March 23, 2015
Advanced - Another Program

I've had three lessons with Chris this season. He is friendly and enthusiastic and also a very good instructor. I came to him hoping to improve in bumps and trees, and he is good at diagnosing technical issues and suggesting drills to help overcome those issues. He is also a very clear communicator and easy to learn from. The third time we skied with my eight-year-old daughter, who had been losing interest in skiing, and Chris was great with her. She had the most fun skiing that she's had in the past two years. We're both going back for more lessons with Chris.


Mark
February 18, 2015
Intermediate - Another Program

CHRIS ROCKS!!!! He is a great instructor for both skiing and riding. He makes sure you are getting what you need to improve your skills and keeping it fun!!!! He is an awesome coach!!!!!!!


Janet
January 12, 2015
Beginner - Another Program

Chris Shea is truly a spectacular person! He is engaging,enthusiastic, bright, intuitive and humorous. His joy of the sport and teaching are absolutely contagious and speak directly to his success. Chris conveys trust both on the slopes and off, giving parents the utmost confidence and children the sense of being taken care of immediately. The best teachers are keen observers and Chris is bar none. He tailors his instruction with specific actions that yield quick results. I can't say enough good things about Chris, but my sons endorsement comes by way of refusing to ski with anyone else!! Thank you Chris!!


Kristen
January 05, 2015
Beginner - Another Program

Chris Shea is an exceptional instructor on both skiis and a snowboard and more importantly, he is an exceptional person who knows how to connect with each of his clients regardless of skill and age. In Chris Shea you will find the rare combination of an expert rated ski and snowboard instructor, a dedication to safety and developmemtally appropriate instruction influenced by his respect for the mountain and passion for his sport. He is an asset to Mt Snow and every client fortunate enough to spend time with him!



About

Hi Folks!  I hope this message greets you well.  I am enthusiastic about skiing and snowboarding and my enthusiasm is reinforced and rewarded when I see the smiles on our students' faces when they have achieved a goal during a lesson.  I can teach both skiing and snowboarding anywhere, anyplace and anytime.  That is, if it is your first time on snow,  need coaching for beginner/intermediate terrain parks, learning to conquer the moguls/trees, to make killer carve turns, etc.  My parents were teachers and operated a ski camp for many years.  I have followed their paths with my desire to be  the best teacher I can be. I enjoy teaching all ages, and I am very, very patient for those who need help developing confidence on the slopes.  I like to provide a lesson at a safe and comfortable pace geared towards the student. My goal as a ski and snow board instructor is to make the sports I teach fun while a rewarding learning experience. 


Reviews

Z
January 16, 2018
Advanced - Another Program

My sister and I were interested in a lesson at Carinthia and did not know if they even offered those lessons. Mount snow arranged for us to have a lesson with Chris and I can tell you I have greatly improved on Carinthia trails. Chris was extremely patient with us and covered all of the aspects you need to know for a jump (such as timing and speed). He really knows his stuff. He gave us immediate, helpful feedback every time we attempted a feature. His super friendly personality was a plus as well. Overall, the lesson my sister and I had with Chris really helped us improve in our terrain park skills and we will definitely will have another lesson with him again.


Kara
December 22, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

Never felt so comfortable and happy trying a sport I never thought I do and Chris made that possible for me. Have each of us goals to work on, always watched us and Guided us throughout the whole process. Highly recommend.


Rory
January 29, 2017
Beginner - Another Program

I've taken many lessons with other instructors before Chris and he is by far my favorite! I took a private with him and I loved every minute of it! He helped me improve immensely over a short period of time while making it very fun and enjoyable! His clear instructions, patience, kindness, and passion really helped me to succeed. He made learning how to snowboard one of the best experiences I've had! I cannot thank him enough for such a fantastic experience and I definitely plan on going to him for my future lessons!


Dan
January 21, 2017
Advanced - Another Program

Clearly the nicest most patient ski instructor I have ever had in a lifetime of lessons. Really.


Veronica
December 26, 2016
Intermediate - Another Program

I had a chance to ski with Chris for a 2-hour lesson, and I would highly recommend him to any student who wants to pick up good tips and tricks to carry on for their independent practice. Chris was able to point out my issue right away and kept me engaged throughout the lesson to retrain my brain and muscle memory as I wasn't balancing myself correctly. I will definitely come back for another lesson with Chris!


Stuart
March 09, 2016
Intermediate - Another Program

I signed up for a 2 hour private lesson with Chris and he was amazing. He immediately dialed into the areas I needed to work on and provided drills that addressed them. I would strongly recommend him if you're looking to improve your skiing.


James
March 23, 2015
Advanced - Another Program

I've had three lessons with Chris this season. He is friendly and enthusiastic and also a very good instructor. I came to him hoping to improve in bumps and trees, and he is good at diagnosing technical issues and suggesting drills to help overcome those issues. He is also a very clear communicator and easy to learn from. The third time we skied with my eight-year-old daughter, who had been losing interest in skiing, and Chris was great with her. She had the most fun skiing that she's had in the past two years. We're both going back for more lessons with Chris.


Mark
February 18, 2015
Intermediate - Another Program

CHRIS ROCKS!!!! He is a great instructor for both skiing and riding. He makes sure you are getting what you need to improve your skills and keeping it fun!!!! He is an awesome coach!!!!!!!


Janet
January 12, 2015
Beginner - Another Program

Chris Shea is truly a spectacular person! He is engaging,enthusiastic, bright, intuitive and humorous. His joy of the sport and teaching are absolutely contagious and speak directly to his success. Chris conveys trust both on the slopes and off, giving parents the utmost confidence and children the sense of being taken care of immediately. The best teachers are keen observers and Chris is bar none. He tailors his instruction with specific actions that yield quick results. I can't say enough good things about Chris, but my sons endorsement comes by way of refusing to ski with anyone else!! Thank you Chris!!


Kristen
January 05, 2015
Beginner - Another Program

Chris Shea is an exceptional instructor on both skiis and a snowboard and more importantly, he is an exceptional person who knows how to connect with each of his clients regardless of skill and age. In Chris Shea you will find the rare combination of an expert rated ski and snowboard instructor, a dedication to safety and developmemtally appropriate instruction influenced by his respect for the mountain and passion for his sport. He is an asset to Mt Snow and every client fortunate enough to spend time with him!


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