I wish I'd read some of the other views before we booked our ski holiday at BC. We had a great time there overall, but the ski school was a disappontment. Firstly, it costs a fortune. Which would be fine if it lived up to its hype as "the best". But it doesn't.
Starting with the adults. The grading system is excruciating. It was a poorly organized free-for-all with instructors swarming over you, all asking the same questions, and trying to make up groups of similar ability, but without proper coordination. Then you have to do two practice runs to check your ability....and they still got it wrong, with people changing groups half way down the mountain and half way through the day.
Also, there was no maximum group size, so, as an example, on day one I was in a class of 7 skiers with vastly different abilities, which resulted in chaos.
My two girls (7 & 9) fared slightly better. But again, the hype is incredible. If you read the website it talks about a daily progress report, nutritional food and a daily keep-sake. After three days of lessons, they hadn't been given any report, or keep-sake and they'd eaten burger and chips every day. All that for $200 per day! And no maximum class size...so one day the girls were with six others, which in my opinion is too many for that cost. And sure enough my youngest got too cold, spent the morning crying and came home at lunch.
One positive note, we abandoned ski school at the end and went with a private lesson for the family for two days with Jim Sanders. Jim was great. A great teacher and FANTASTIC with the kids. Again though, the cost is unbelievable - $745 plus gratuity!
Bottom line....these guys need to lift their game to justify the excessive cost and the website hype.
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