I had never skiied in my life until I visited Apex. I went with two experienced skiiers. I rented equipment and had a lesson with a mountain guide (who went out of his way to offer a lesson to just 2 skiiers) as the instructors were all busy. After an hour or two I graduated to the intermediate level and we went up the hill and skiied (and fell down too!) all day.The weather was perfect (March last year)and the lifts were not busy. The rental technicians were helpful and friendly as was the restaurant staff.