First of all, hi, I'm new here. I love the friendly and helpful tone of this board and hope some of the resident experts can help me out.
Don't ask why, but for some reason it took me 62 years to overcome my dread of gravity and try skiing. Finally went for an introductory rental-lift-lesson deal last spring. I loved it, went back again and then went out and bought my own stuff. At that point, sadly, the thaw ended the season, and I've been itching to get back ever since.
I bought a weekday season pass to our little local hill and plan to get out early and often. My goals are modest: just to be able to cruise moderate terrain in comfort and control, enjoy the scenery and get some exercise in the fresh air and sunshine. If all goes well, I'd like to "graduate" eventually to destination-class hills. I paddle, pedal and go to the gym, so I'm in fairly OK shape for an old guy.
My question is about lessons. I plan to take a "season starter" group lesson as soon as the hill opens. After that, I'm not sure. The hill offers eight group lessons at a very reasonable price, but they're held once a week for eight weeks. Would I be better served by investing in fewer, but more closely spaced lessons?
Any input would be greatly appreciated, on this or any other aspect of learning this great sport.