At my home mountain (Crystal Mountain), the only option for lessons is to go for the mountain-run professional ski school. The lessons are expensive ($55+lift ticket) and several times I've observed the instructors not doing the best job instructing the kids how to ski/get on the lift/get off the lift, etc. So, I'm not 100% convinced that professional lessons are the best options.
I am wondering - from other parents on here - what are the advantages or disadvantages of professional lessons versus parent run lessons?
I would like my child to become a great skier and don't want to be too cheap to pay for excellent lessons - as long as she'd actually get good lessons rather than expensive babysitting. I am patient and don't mind teaching her myself, and I don't need to drop here in an on-the-mountain program simply to give myself a few hours of my own skiing. I can use vacation/sick/flex days for that.
Appreciate your input.
(If you want to know my child's age, rest assured that she is too young for lessons this year. I'm planning ahead for a few years.)