My 3 teenage boys will try their hands skiing this Dec while in Whistler. After checking, the fees are $175 per person for group lessons of up to 8 pax. I'm wondering if this amount is inclusive of ski lift and gratuities? This is their first time skiing so would like to know if there're other costs involved. Oh yes, we plan to rent the ski jackets there too as we don't have any ski gear. And would everything in Whistler be open from 23 to 25 Dec, including the ski school? Where exactly is the ski school and how do we get to the ski school from Whistler Village? Any suggestion on what can my husband and I do in the area while they go for the ski lesson which is supposed to be 8.30am till 3pm? Has anyone tried the ski school to be able to share your experience? Thanks in advance!