I've never taken a private lesson due to cost. I've considered getting a group of 3-5 friends together to book a private. However, at a number of resorts I've discovered that adding people to a private lesson increases the cost. For example a 6 hour all day private lesson at Alta is $510 plus $75 for each additional person. At Snowbird a 6 hour private is $600 for 1 person and $700 for 2-5 people. According to their websites, at Vail and Aspen there is no additional cost to adding people to a private. Besides plain old greed, what is the rationale behind the increase in cost for adding people to a private lesson? Whether there are 1 or 10 students in a private there is still only 1 instructor whose pay, I assume is the same no matter how many students are in the private. Please explain.
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2/27/08 at 10:58pm