So I'm going to JH for my first time ever next week! Skiing February 4th through the 6th. So stoked! I'll be going with my gf. This will be my first time skiing with her, and I'm really excited about that, too. She says she's a good skier, but I've never seen her ski, so I'm planning on spending my first day on the mountain with her to kind of get a grip on where she really stands (not to mention myself), then taking lessons on Saturday, the 5th.
I'm a big fan of taking lessons at every mountain I go to. I've loved the variety of instruction I've received, and getting to experience each place to the fullest (of my ability). However, I took a look at the prices at JH and they are WAAAYYYYY more expensive than any lesson I've ever paid for before. HOWEVER, I know that the instruction there must be absolutely top notch, especially with the likes of Bob Peters and Tetonpwdrjunkie.
Since my gf and I might be at different levels of skiing, I'm leaning toward a private lesson for us, but dang. $620 is a lot of money, especially when I know how much of that the resort keeps to themselves versus how much the instructor gets paid. A real shame, but I digress.
So my main question is, should we just suck it up and pay the big bucks, or should we maybe just take AM classes ($435 is a tad more palatable). It would be pretty epic to learn from the greats here, such as Mr. Peters!
Secondly, can I book any of you guys directly, or are any of you free that day for me to be able to request? If not, do you have any particular instructor recommendations?
Any advice or wisdom you may have about lessons at JH is most appreciated. Thanks.