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Haven't skiied in a bit, lesson first day back or wait a bit?

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As subject says Smile it's been a while (good couple years) since I've been able to hit the slopes but I now live closer to a mountain and I have a season pass for the upcoming winter, and I'm planning to maybe buy one private lesson to give myself the best chance of having a really awesome winter of skiing. Lessons are so expensive though so I want to get the best bang for my buck. Should I aim to get a lesson on my first day back on the snow to make sure my technique is all good from the get-go, or spend a day or two getting used to skiing again then get a lesson?

I'm also planning to have new boots soon so I'll be breaking those in on the first day skiing too. Neutral

(Ski level: intermediate)
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If you're going to be skiing a lot during the winter I'd wait a bit, make sure the boots are ok and get yourself dialled in with the skiing. Do some hops, stuff like that.
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Depends on what kind of lesson(s) you intend having, but I wouldn't go for a lesson on day 1 if you have the luxury of a season pass. Wait a few days, perhaps focusing on making good turns on not very challenging terrain, until you are feeling confident after getting back on skis. At that point you are probably in a better position to take advantage of ski instruction.
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Perfect, that makes complete sense. Thanks!
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As above I'd get back to what I thought was my level and past the early days muscle fatigue etc before having a lesson. Nothing more frustrating than being instructed in what you can already do but just aren't dialled in enough yet for. I've declined (free) telemark coaching in the past for that very reason.
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