So I am a new snowboarder, basically have gear now but before just borrowed a snowboard, boots etc when we had snow in the UK last month and used the local hills teaching myself with friends helping. So I need to take lessons no matter what. Indoor places like Sno!zone I could learn but I've worked out it'll cost me between £150-£200 to do that. Not cheap and almost half the price of a holiday so the sensible thing would be to learn at the resort one morning and then spend half a day going down green run by myself on the first day.
But here are the potential problems. Language barrier from the snowboard instructor (I only speak english) and Europe isn't cheap atm (getting there is) and the potential for a poor resort would be higher than say in America where things are generally catered for better as I've only had nothing but awesome service from the yanks - I really can't say that from certain parts of europe but I don't blame them as I'm hardly a fan of the Brit abroad to, even being one myself - ha!
Also, america have had LOTS of snow. Aiming to go away around beginning of March where I would guess the snow will still be pretty good around then. Price comparison wise, for the cheapest holiday in and around europe (like Bulgaria) is about £200-£250 cheaper than the cheapest holiday to the USA. I would also be confident I won't get a tutor that can't speak english in america and I won't be paying £12 for a beer or hot chocolate on the mountain. I'll have longer flights but I'm thinking the trade off will be worth it. Plus the airline won't be sleazy-jet and like if transatlantic.
I also love america.
All advice welcome. kthxbai