Veteran, as a former race parent, that question is entirely different than lessons for adults. There is no question that race parents will go to tremendous lengths for their kids, as will parents of gymnasts, tennis players, golfers, etc. But it is not germane to the broader population, because, face it, the broader population is not that interested in skiing taking over their whole life.
Frankly, I'd like to see you stop making every topic an ad for your ski program. Many times I can't even see the relevance of your posting.
Sib, lots of people in lots of places have lots of programs. If your hill can't see how to grow a sector, that's not my problem. There are at margina hills tousands of adults and mostly kids -from free State run high schools and fancy rich colleges - for weeks on end in areas cordoned off for privates (adults as well) bring big bucks into resorts. If you want to grow the private instruction market target the adult shareholders of resorts, clubs of middle age and older people - many retired and living on savings - who fly into Aspen, adults bussed from Santa Barbara to Hyatt@Incline Village,and club members who are given an instructor - gratis - for the day because they're good for business. Maybe if your hill was switched on, they'd make more money fom food and bev and real estate, pay better, and have more privates.
I'm not sure you even read sibhusky's post. But keep spragging.