I'm a newbie learning to transition from wedge turns to true parallel turns, and I think I am about halfway there. Most of my turns end in parallel although I still tend to push out in a wedge if I'm tired or I think I'm going too fast.
I had my first ski day last week and am going again this weekend. I figure that I've "warmed up" my muscle memory enough to benefit from a private lesson. What's an ideal private lesson length? I was thinking of taking one hour (group lessons are two hours), but I don't know if that is enough time for the instructor to assess my skill level and give good feedback that I can work on.
The main concern is that I *am* a newbie and I start to get fatigued at the 2 hour mark.