First, I haven't done it in ten years. But, my daughter and I went for three years in a row to Copper. There is no way I would have called it expensive. After all, it includes all your food, your lodging, and your lift tickets, plus lessons every day. The first year we skipped the lessons. Major mistake. By the end of the week, all the groups sit together for every meal. You have to take the lessons, it's a major part of the experience. By the way, one of the best instructors I ever had was from Club Med at Copper. I don't know if he and his wife are still with them. His name is Frank Rabin (French - so "Fronk Robene").