Exiting the rental shop, we jumped on the Meadows lift, which services the learning area and runs at a slower speed to buoy up beginner confidence. Viewing Elk Camp Meadows from above, I began to notice the variety of terrain—unlike other learning areas I’d seen in the past.
“The features help facilitate the learning,“ Jordan explained. “It adds a 3D component to what would traditionally be a two-dimensional plane.”
Jordan went on to tell me about Terrain Based Learning ™ (TBL), a concept born from the New Jersey-based company Snow Operating, where the philosophy is to make skiing fun and accessible to children and adults of all ages.