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Madonna di Campiglio private lessons advice

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
My wife and I will be visiting Madonna di Campiglio in early March and are planning to book some lessons. Having tried both group and private lessons I find the latter much more effective at improving my technique.

We are very different levels as Im an intermediate with 5 trips behind me whereas shes been skiing on and off for 30 years and can tackle any piste in virtually any condition. We tried a joint private lesson on our last trip but it just didnt work well so the aim is to have separate lessons.

Obviously cash is not limitless so Im trying to decide the best approach. Would it best to have 1 hr on every/most days or maybe a couple of 2 hr sessions two days apart ? would the lifts in MdiC influence this ?

Thoughts and suggestions would be gratefully received.
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I would say a few 2h sessions every couple of days would be more productive than 1h per day. With 2 hours you really have more time to get "into" the lesson and the instructor has more time to develop his ideas and take you to pistes further away (if he so desires). Then, the 1,5-2 days you have before the next lesson are enough to work on what you've learned.

I have a book (Ron LeMaster's "201 things every skier must know") which also recommends that, for example, on a 4-day trip, you take no lesson on the first day (cause it takes you a while to "get used to skiing again"), then take a lesson in the beginning of the 2nd and the 4th days.

On a side note, my relationship is quite similar to yours skiing wise (my girlfriend has been skiing since she was 3, whilst I only started a few years ago), but this year we had a lesson together and it was great for both. I guess the instructor was good at managing the different levels and finding exercises that were suitable for both.
I also think a lesson in 2 has a better cost benefit than an individual lesson (you get more from 2h in two than in 1h alone), and after the lesson you can practice the exercises together and give each other feedback. So I wouldn't discard that possibility (even though you've had a bad experience with it).

Enjoy Italy!
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thanks for the response, we've booked 2x2 hr sessions each, a couple of days apart and will then make a decision on whether to have another.
all the best
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I recall that we christened our Madonna Instructor 'Marco Psycho'. The two early teenagers loved the bits where he said 'Now we will ski backwards off this cliff' etc. Dad not so much.....
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