My wife is learning to ski this season and has a season pass at Snowbasin. I'm a fairly advanced skier myself, but I'm not even contemplating teaching my wife to ski for all the obvious reasons. So my question is, what lesson program would you recommend for her? She is in her early 30s and moderately athletic. Initially I recommended that she start out with one or two 1/2 day private lessons and then switch to group lessons, but the cost of private lessons are making us think twice about that idea.
Are there lesson packages or the like in the area that she could take advantage of? Or at least never-ever group lessons that are run by highly qualified instructors? I'm well aware most ski schools assign their less experienced instructors to the beginner groups (nothing against them of course - these instructors mean well and try their best), so I'm thinking she might not get a lot out of those lessons.
PS: To anticipate the question - yes she has properly fitted boots, as well as the appropriate beginner/intermediate skis.