I had a great time on this trip. The skiing was fun but the scenery almost overshadows it. We had a powder day in the middle of the trip which was so much fun, but otherwise it was mainly groomer skiing. It’s very possible to participate in this trip without having prior experience with skiing since you can take lessons with an instructor, but I would recommend having some ski days under your belt to make the experience more enjoyable.
Kevin, our trip instructor, was very friendly and responsible. He made sure everybody got what they needed and got where they needed to be. He also made some tasty dinners (but if you don’t help to prepare food you must clean up after!). He was also flexible and willing to adjust the schedule according to the mood of the group. That being said, the schedule was still pretty rigid and there weren’t too many options for activities during downtime.
The housing was very comfortable aside from a few heating problems and had a very nice yard with access to the beach where we all jumped in the freezing water on the last day. The owner of the house let us use their guitar which was very fun. We ate at some great restaurants and the rest of the meals came from groceries. We be mistake we made when grocery shopping was we didn’t buy enough fresh produce and ended up eating lots of processed foods during the following days.
Also, be prepared to meet and live with all varieties of people.