If you are smart about when to go, Liberty is a great place to take the family to learn. The learn to ski slopes are open if the resort is open and are always excellent to learn on. Avoid the times when there is new snow in DC or Baltimore. Pick a warm day, or if you are lucky, a weekend before Christmas because they make a lot of snow. The instructor are great and will take as long as you need! My sister-in-law quit and was found hiding in the bathroom, but the ski school staff and her 2 boys were able to talk her into a giving it another try. Super instructor had her up and having fun before dinner. They did not make any money on that lesson, but I could tell the staff just wanted her and her boys to have a good time. I enjoyed the “expert” areas while my family got lessons. The terain park was mostly easy but that matched my low ability. New skiers can practiced all day but not in the way of people on the back of the mountain. Hints: Get a hotel if you are coming a long distance. Get on the mountain at 8am on weekends for better parking and because Liberty’s guest services are up and running. Take your time in the rentals, getting food and drink, using the bathrooms and be in the first lesson or first lift to the back side. Get a 4 hour flex ticket if you are a snob or can not ski nice in a crowd. By 11am you are to late to begin a day at Liberty. Anyone who is a brand new skier should get the learn to ski package with the add on full day return later in the season, really the best deal on the east. My rating numbers are for a family of mixed level.