Elena Szlemp

Skiing
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Certification Status: N/A

Hometown: Oregon City, OR

About Elena Szlemp

I am originally from Oregon and I first learned to ski there. College brought me out to California and I visited Tahoe a few times to ski and loved it. Now I am a seasonal ski instructor in the winter and raft guide on the South Fork of the American in the Summer.


Elena Szlemp's Recent Reviews

5 of 5 stars

She was very patient with the kids and attentive to each of their needs.

- Jody, from March 18, 2022 (review published March 18, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Alena was very patient and helped with techniques. Gave full attention and helped practice at all times. Always smiling and humble. Thank you.

- Srishti, from March 12, 2022 (review published March 14, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Took great care of my girls for their first lesson. They can’t wait to try again. Also, another teacher helped out even though it wasn’t part of what we paid for. He just saw my three year old need a little extra help. Thx!

- drew, from March 13, 2022 (review published March 14, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Elena was very patient and nice. She communicated the instructions clearly and made it easy.

- Sandra, from March 11, 2022 (review published March 11, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Our children did not want to leave the ski area. Our instructor gave the kids the confidence and clear instructions on how to begin skiing. She was also very patient for reluctant beginners like me.

- Ingrid, from March 06, 2022 (review published March 08, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

amazing instructor!

- Anonymous, from (review published )



5 of 5 stars

She was great at motivating the kids at the end of a long day when their patience was a bit thin. Sage kept them in good spirits with encouragement. She gave useful tips and pointers that were understandable to young kids. They responded really well to her and want to take another lesson with her.

- Erica, from March 05, 2022 (review published March 05, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

My daughter really really enjoyed her lesson with Elena. Elena really worked with her on the basics of stopping and reducing speed and got her really comfortable with the bunny hill before moving to the big hill. Even on the big hill, Elena moved slowly at my daughter's pace to the point where she felt comfortable doing a solo run from the beginner's starting point. I would strongly recommend Elena as a ski instructor and will probably take more lessons from her in the future.

- NIKHIL, from February 27, 2022 (review published February 28, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Elena was a great instructor for our family of four, from ages 3-37yo. She was very patient with us and took breaks when needed. She provided constructive feedback on things needed improving on our next run. Also, she was detailed oriented and knew our skills and comfort on when to advance in our lesson. I would highly recommend her!! Thank you Elena!

- ANNA, from February 26, 2022 (review published February 27, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

She was patient and made the experience fun. She read our child’s cues for when she needed breaks and had had enough for the day.

- Stephanie, from February 27, 2022 (review published February 27, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Elena was able meaningfully instructing all 3 different beginner skiers during our group lesson. She provided good advice and also provided clear reasonable advice when needed for ensuring students can both push their comfort level but retain sufficient level of safety.

- Mathew, from February 25, 2022 (review published February 25, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Elena was a great instructor for my 5 year old daughter! Would ask for her again.

- Diane, from February 25, 2022 (review published February 25, 2022)



of 5 stars

Elena was really great with my 3 and 6 year olds who are just beginning to learn to ski. She was very friendly and gave clear instructions and eased them in. By the end of the 2 hour lesson, they were turning, “pizza”-ing, and were more confident. Highly recommend!

- Christine, from February 24, 2022 (review published February 24, 2022)



4 of 5 stars

- Jocelyne, from January 31, 2022 (review published February 22, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- John, from February 21, 2022 (review published February 21, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- john, from February 20, 2022 (review published February 21, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Mia had a wonderful time today. She learned new skills at her own pace and Elena was patient and gentle with her.

- Yenling, from February 19, 2022 (review published February 19, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- scott, from February 18, 2022 (review published February 18, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Friendly, fun, and they learned something new, so couldn't have asked for anything more :) Thank you!

- Cat, from February 14, 2022 (review published February 17, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

She was great and very patient. It was easy to understand her instructions. We were really happy with the results for our first time skiing!

- Jodi, from February 13, 2022 (review published February 13, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

She was great. I can't think ah anything else. My kids loved her and they are both excited to go skiing again!

- Santiago, from February 11, 2022 (review published February 12, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Our kids loved Elena! She was so good with our littles, and made them feel very safe.

- Kim, from February 07, 2022 (review published February 08, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Made our daughter feel happy and comfortable, and set a great foundation for what I hope will be a lifelong love of skiing. Couldn’t be happier.

- Brooke, from February 07, 2022 (review published February 07, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Elena was fantastic. My kids wanted a second lesson and if she was the instructor. She is very patient and understands each kids ability and when to move to the next stage. My kids learnt so much in 2 sessions. Thank you Elena!

- Shraddha, from February 06, 2022 (review published February 07, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- Elaine, from January 29, 2022 (review published February 01, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- Elaine, from January 29, 2022 (review published February 01, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Not only was Elena educational, but she taught us in a fun way! She was very thorough and had a ton of patience with us. We would 100% book with her again.

- Melissa, from January 30, 2022 (review published January 30, 2022)



4 of 5 stars

Very patient and good with the kids.

- Matthew, from January 29, 2022 (review published January 29, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- STEPHANIE, from January 23, 2022 (review published January 24, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- James, from January 22, 2022 (review published January 22, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Elena was very patient with both of us. We appreciate the whole day with her!

- Tania, from January 21, 2022 (review published January 21, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

She did a great job of progressing both girls ahead in learning to ski.

- Brian, from January 15, 2022 (review published January 20, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

- STEPHANIE, from January 09, 2022 (review published January 09, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

We felt welcomed and the instructors were very engaged, we will be back.

- Sandro, from January 06, 2022 (review published January 08, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

We chose Granlibakken for private lessons for our 9 year old and 4 year old and couldn’t be happier with the instructor and overall experience! Elena was patient, kind, helpful and a great teacher for our kiddos. Both of our kids needed attention and she quickly reacted and managed their needs. Will definitely recommend Elena and will be back!

- Julia, from January 06, 2022 (review published January 07, 2022)



5 of 5 stars

Focused on the needed skills and took very good care of the boy. Thanks!

- Bogdan, from December 31, 2021 (review published January 03, 2022)



2 of 5 stars

Horrible storm out of her control, however very little teaching was done. Lesson started late and ended early (due to instructor). Had to walk up and down hill instead of rope tow which ate up a lot of time.

- Megan, from December 26, 2021 (review published December 27, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Patient and able to handle two young children! Excellent! We would have come back the next day if it wasn’t for the storm!

- Adam, from December 24, 2021 (review published December 27, 2021)