Highly recommend the lesson! I took the intermediate snowboarding lesson with Nick - can't say enough good things about it! It's expensive but well-worth it. He provided a great combo of explanation, demonstration, and any analogy you need to connect snowboarding with whatever you know about (sports, music, dancing, etc). Mammoth conditions, lifts, and trails were also great, particularly for intermediate level - and staff were friendly and helpful. Great change of pace from bad weather East Coast learning!