OMG. So my kid hasnt been old enough for snowboarding lessons and she has been in ski school up until now. But she really wants to snowboard. I can somewhat sorta snow board. I have doen it some, but after a day I go back to skiing. So, lets leave it that my snowboarding ability is not anywhere close enough to be able to teach her. I have always put her in ski school until now at the local ski area (no hotels, lodges, etc), just skiing. Prices have been "reasonable." My wife booked most of a week around Xmas at a lodge at Winter Park. I just looked at snowboard school. Holy bejesus. $169/day. WTF is with that? That is robbery. They use public land and still charge that kind of money. Maybe I need to find a coupon.