Peter McDowell

Skiing
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Certification Status: Snowschoolers Level 1, First Aid, CPR

Hometown: Nevada City, Ca.

About Peter McDowell

My name is Peter McDowell and I was born and raised in Nevada City California, just an hour away from Tahoe. I began skiing with my family when I was 3 years old and have continued with renewed passion every year! I raced for my varsity High school ski team all four years, and competed collegetly at UC Davis. While at UC Davis, I competed in four Regional championships, and was lucky enough to qualify for the National championships. Through my skiing career, I continually adjust my technique to fit the natural terrain and weather conditions. These unique outlooks have given me a broad overview of skiing ,allowing me to understand the joy and bliss that comes from learning to ski.


Peter McDowell's Recent Reviews

5 of 5 stars

Had a great positive attitude and worked well with the kids. Also made instructions very clear and easy to understand.

- Gina, from March 12, 2021 (review published March 12, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was great with 2 older skiers with no experience who were very anxious. They made great progress with Peter and they came away with great confidence and a great skill set by the end of the lesson. Claire and Natalia say he was very good at step by step instruction and gradually progressing their skill set. Thank you Peter!

- Kari, from March 07, 2021 (review published March 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was patient with Tyson, who was quite nervous and has trouble listening at times. I'm happy we ended up working with him.

- Christopher, from March 08, 2021 (review published March 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

We were very impressed with how Peter was able to push through Savi’s tears at the start of her lesson. She really had a blast and was excited to ride again today. Thank you.

- Bethany, from March 06, 2021 (review published March 07, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was actively engaged the entire time and really helped our daughter learn and have fun.

- Bethany, from March 07, 2021 (review published March 07, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

- Becky, from March 05, 2021 (review published March 06, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was very positive and encouraging with our daughter. She loved his high fives and she felt very comfortable with him.

- Esther, from March 06, 2021 (review published March 06, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

- Celeste, from February 27, 2021 (review published March 04, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was very patient he had a lot of experience and he was very encouraging throughout the lesson even when my little ones wanted to give up. He was very positive and he taught us very well.

- Mikaela, from March 01, 2021 (review published March 02, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very friendly and outgoing. Made sure our kids were having fun while learning technique. They had a blast with Peter.

- Jigar, from February 28, 2021 (review published February 28, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was very good with our daughter, and she was able to come down the learning hill on her own after a few tries. He was also very good with my wife and was able to teach her how to come down the larger hill which she did not expect to ski down when she first saw it.

- Howard, from February 20, 2021 (review published February 22, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter has great energy and was able to challenge my kids by taking them to the top of the mountain and increase their confidence on steeper terrain.

- Sabrina, from February 19, 2021 (review published February 19, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

If you get a chance to choose an instructor choose Peter My son begged for extra lessons with Peter. He will send you a summary of the lesson so that you know what your child needs to work on in subsequent lessons.

- Cynthia, from February 15, 2021 (review published February 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

- Raunaq, from February 14, 2021 (review published February 16, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was amazing ! My kids went from knowing nothing about skiing to be able to ski down all by themselves & navigate in just couple lessons. He was friendly & kids had a great time with him ! They said it was the best part of their trip. Thank you Peter

- Rashmi, from February 15, 2021 (review published February 16, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was excellent! He managed my 3 kids very well & they had an awesome time

- Rashmi, from February 14, 2021 (review published February 14, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Before my 12 year old son’s first ski lesson, he hated sports. He refuses to ride a bike, despises soccer, could careless about football. Now he is begging for another ski lesson specifically with Peter. My 14 year old daughter and niece enjoyed their lesson too. Peter somehow made a lesson with 3 very different children work and still dedicated enough time with my son to ignite his first athletic spark. Thank you Peter!

- Cynthia, from February 12, 2021 (review published February 14, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was friendly and provided clear instructions and demonstrations. He adapted quickly to the power outage and figured out some creative ways to help Maeve up the hill while keeping the experience engaging. Peter’s energy and positive reinforcement made the ski lesson fun, built confidence in a beginner skier, and helped Maeve learn a lot in her first lesson. Thank you, Peter!

- Jillian, from February 13, 2021 (review published February 13, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was great with my 2 young daughters. I could not believe that they were skiing down the hill on their own by the end of the lesson! I was fully prepared for them to wimp out half-way through. The fact that they didn’t tells me Peter knows how to work with kids. My daughter told me Peter should get the highest grade because “he’s the best!”

- Monica, from February 12, 2021 (review published February 12, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was Very patient and instilled confidence and a love of skiing in our youngsters.. couldn’t ask for more!

- Lynne, from February 05, 2021 (review published February 08, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was amazing!!! Such a sweet guy , total professional . Very patient and skilled ! We will request him again .

- Mel, from February 07, 2021 (review published February 07, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was positive and helpful throughout our private lesson for our family. He was patient and knowledgeable about working with our children. By the end of the lesson, my son was effortlessly skiing down the beginner hill. We appreciate our fun experience and look forward to returning to Granlibakken next time we visit the Lake Tahoe area.

- Stacey, from February 07, 2021 (review published February 07, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Our instructor was Peter and he is absolutely fun to work with. His communication and his teaching is very good we like how he carefully explained everything to us. We learn so quick in one day. Thank you Peter.

- Trang, from February 06, 2021 (review published February 07, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was very enthusiastic in teaching me how to better traverse the mountain, which has made me learn a lot today with only an hour of skiing with him. He is very helpful, he only wants to make you better by the end of the lesson and if you are not comfortable in doing something he won’t force you anything you don’t want to do. If you have Peter just know you’ll have a good time.

- Raymond, from February 05, 2021 (review published February 05, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was very kind and patient with myself and two young children , ages 4 and 7. We had a great time and would highly recommend him!

- Melissa, from February 05, 2021 (review published February 05, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very laid back. Worked great with beginners who had no prior ski experience. Patient and willing to explain techniques different ways. Everyone felt comfortable and had fun! Would definitely take a future lesson next time we are in Tahoe.

- Brad, from February 01, 2021 (review published February 01, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Our coach Peter was very nice guy. He explained everything from scratch...how to put on the skis, pizza position and much more. My son is 6 years old and he loved it. Peter paid very much 1-1 attention to him throughout. I was kind a tired after 1hr, but my son continued full two hrs with him. Highly recommended.

- Nikkon, from January 30, 2021 (review published February 01, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter was very enthusiastic and was able to connect well with my two young boys so that their lesson was fun but allowed them to really improve their skiing ability over the course of the lesson. The kids enjoyed being "Team Ice" and earning points by going around the whiskers. They have had lessons over the last couple years at other ski resorts and said that Peter was the best ski instructor they have ever had! Thank you for a wonderful experience and we hope to be back soon for another lesson with Peter.

- Sabrina, from January 24, 2021 (review published January 26, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Very friendly, provided very clear instructions to my son to help home make progress on his turns. my son said he had a great time with Peter and learned a lot ! Thanks

- Nadia, from January 18, 2021 (review published January 18, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Peter did a great job getting our kids excited about the first time skiing

- Kevin, from January 17, 2021 (review published January 17, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

My kids like him, said it’s fun and they would like to learn more skills. Thank you Peter.

- Jennifer, from January 09, 2021 (review published January 12, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was super patient with our toddler who needed some time to get back in the groove. Didn't count the minutes and rather make us feel like it was all.aboit getting that last run in. We're stoked by how comfortable our kid was on his second hour ever on skis.

- Francois, from January 11, 2021 (review published January 11, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

He was very enthusiastic, attentive, and sweet. My daughter said she’d want lessons again with Peter. She was impressed that he even knew about Frozen.

- Yonie, from January 10, 2021 (review published January 10, 2021)



5 of 5 stars

Our 3.5yo was stoked. He's pretty solid at getting distracted but it seems like peter was able to keep him focused and growing his skills!

- francois, from January 10, 2021 (review published January 10, 2021)