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Squaw vs. Alpine for lessons: any difference?

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Does anyone know if there is any difference between the Squaw and Alpine Meadows ski schools? Have they maintained any individual identity after the corporate merger? They have the same price/time structure.

 

I'll be out there with my wife and brothers in March and looking at group lessons. If it matters, my wife would be in the beginner/intermediate lesson group and I would be in the advanced program (though unfortunately, I'd be less likely to get a lesson).

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Pretty much the same, as instructors will go back and forth between resorts on any given day depending on demand.  More beginner terrain at Squaw, more mellow intermediate terrain at Alpine.  More Advanced terrain at Squaw, although there's plenty at Alpine too.

 

However, the logistics at Alpine for people of different skiing abilities are a bit easier to manage, such as meeting up for lunch.  My wife took a beginner to intermediate lesson there while I was doing laps on Summit and Scott chairs, so it was easy for me to cut over every once in a while to see how she was progressing.  Whereas at Squaw the beginner terrain is up top near High Camp and it's kind of out of the way from where you'll likely want to be.  But not a big deal, either.

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Very helpful.  Thanks a lot, JayT!

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