During a recent trip had planned on taking a couple of private lessons but the conditions were basically white out for 5 days straight (NZ no trees) and my skiing seemed to get worse each day as the lack of visibility and a couple of crashes made me cautious which pushed me back which messed with my thighs and knees etc.
It wasnt pretty, by the end and I felt all my old bad habits like skid turns, shoulder rotation, back seat etc I thought were in the past returning. Conditions werent great either chopped up heavy slush down low and pretty hard and fast up top.
So was this the ideal time to take a lesson with all my faults laid bare, low in confidence and physical condition or as I thought at the time it will probably be a waste of money and I should wait till conditions improve which unfortunately they didnt before I had to head home? Assume limited budget for privates and the need to get most effective ROI otherwise of course a lesson should be beneficial.
I've only been skiing for about 5 years about 70 days all up now and apart from this trip I've made good progress each trip skiing progressively steeper terrain with more control etc. I'd stay out from first to last lifts regardless of conditions I was that keen and really enjoyed the challenge of coping with low light etc but this last trip I was mostly doing half days at best. Not sure what changed but I did come into it with a pre existing knee injury and picked up a bad flu on the 2nd day!
thanks for any feedback!