I am considering purchasing a 1 day Max 4 Ski lesson for my Wife when our group comes to visit Whistler late January. We are 2 couples and the other 3 of us are decent intermediate skiers. I would consider ourselves about a level 4 or maybe borderline 5 but I would consider my wife more like a level 2. She skied for the first time last year in Solden Austria and was petrified. I made the mistake of thinking we could teach her to ski (Big Mistake). She doesn't want to spend the whole ski trip skiing with other people so I was thinking of only doing 1 full day lesson for her and then she will ski 3 days with us. (Obviously we would keep to the greens when skiing with her and probably take turns splitting away in groups of 2 and meeting back up. (Sorry this got kind of long)
Now for the question... Us 2 guys are getting a 5 day lift ticket and the 2 girls were planning on doing a 4 day lift ticket. The 4 person max lesson also has an option for a lift ticket for that day that is considerably cheaper ($20 add on). The only stipulation to that lift ticket is that you must be with the instructor when using it. If its a full day lesson, would there be any need at all for her to have a regular lift ticket? I am guessing that I should just get her a 3 day lift and on the first day of instruction get the lesson with lift ticket. Am I missing anything on this?
There are 2 location options... Whistler or Blackcomb... I am guessing Whistler mountain would be better for beginners to learn.
Any other advice would be appreciated. I enjoy skiing and would like to get her comfortable and enjoying it as well.