I see SV's programs as a real draw card.
Our ski club are attracted to Heavenly by the lower total cost of an international holiday (or two) spanning 2 weeks, 5 weeks and 7 weeks.
We have reserved a Gates to Skills clinic (and we'll move from our accom at Heavenly to our accom at SV because of that clinic at $169 a day + lifts).
At the moment we've missed out on a session with Backstrom Sobolowski &Parker. C'est la vie.
We're assessing pros and cons of the Squaw Masters Program (78 a day + lift tix), Squaw Valley Experience (209 iirrc a day + lifts) , the Rocker Demo sessions (89 for 2.45 hours) vs Heavenly's 5 days of lessons at $430 for 5 days for level 7, 8 or 9.
There's so many Brits, Aussies and Kiwis heading to Tahoe and filling midweek coffers (see the rise in bed tax coffers as reported in Tahoe News), I just hope the SV bronze season passes and these programs remain well priced for a long time.