We're headed to Alta later this week and my wife and 12 year old son are considering taking a private lesson together. My wife has skied before many times, but took about a 6 year break in which time she aged, had kids, changed life situations, etc. and overall really took on a fear of skiing. She skis very cautiously and easily gets spooked resulting in bad situations. She can really only comfortably ski green runs, and after several trips/days of this, she really wants to see some drastic improvement. Like most wives, I have NO ability whatsoever to help her at all. And frankly, since I've been skiing my whole life, I have a bit of a hard time trying to explain the basics. My 12 year old son, is at her level or above, so not sure if he would be better off with her in a private or in a group of his own age.
Any suggestions, especially on specific instructors that might be able to get my wife out of her fear zone, would be greatly appreciated!