Before heading to snowmass this season, I would like my wife to take some private lessons. She has been on ski for the last 3 years but I have a hard time getting her of the beginner hill. Even though she has had 4 full day group lessons at resorts out west as well as a couple 1/2 day lessons group lesson locally (WNY), she lacks the confidence off the beginner hill. She wants to ski in control 100% of the time and therefore wants to ski extremely slow (almost a walking pace).
I was thinking of taking a different approach and setting her (she is mid 40's) up in some private 2 hr lessons at the local hill as it is much cheaper than snowmass.
Questions I have:
- what questions do I need to ask when looking for an instructor.
- Is it common practice for resorts to only hire qualified/certified instructors
- from reading other posts, it looks like there is not much difference in instructors from big resorts and local resorts, but I only found a couple post that mention this, just wondering on your thoughts on this.
thanks in advance.