My wife and are headed to Ski Cooper in a about a week, and we were looking to take at least one lesson while we're out there. We're both pretty new to skiing...3 days at Winter Park last year (with one group lesson), and a couple days at a midwest hill. We were strictly skiing greens at WP, although we felt pretty comfortable on those by the end of our trip. I'm probably a little more comfortable on skis than my wife--I was starting to get the hang of parallel turns last year, while my wife was still using wedge turns exclusively. We are both reasonably athletic.
Neither of us are adrenaline junkies. We just love cruising down the mountain. Ideally, I'd like for us to get to a point where parallel turns are natural and we handle greens and blues no problem. Being from the midwest, unfortunately we're limited to one trip out west each winter, so we don't have a lot of time to practice.
Any recommendations for a particular instructor at Ski Cooper given our skillset and goals? I was thinking we'd do a semi-private lesson for the two of us. I assume an instructor would be able to make this beneficial for both of us even though we're not at exactly the same skill level?
Any other general recommendations for Ski Cooper/Leadville? We chose it for the abundant beginner terrain and really cheap prices. Seemed like a good fit--I hope it's not a letdown compared to WP.
Thanks in advance!