Thanks everyone for the advice on lessons. This point hit home. My plan has always been to try a few lessons after I felt like I had hit a plateau. At this point, I'm still feeling improvement every time I'm on the mountain (with some feedback from experienced friends) But the fact that I might be cementing some bad habits that I should nip now and not later is duly noted.
All this talk has me foaming at the mouth to get our there though! With over a month to go, I'm still soaking it all in if anyone else stumbles across this post and wants to share their 2 cents