Cool, how was Cervinia? I had looked at possibly going there as well, but got a bit nervous when looking at the piste maps, there seem to be many red runs, which my (new to snowsports) girlfriend would refuse to go down.
You will probably get a bit bored in Lesotho, but it's still better than not boarding at all. I've been itching for good terrain for 2 years now, but haven't managed to get away, had an awesome trip to Austria in 2008.
Cervinia were brilliant, there is skiing almost right into the village, in the regions of about 350km worth of skiing if you include the side where you can ski into Zermatt Switzerland, i would say about 35% of the slopes are beginner, about 45% intermediate and the rest advanced.....As a beginner there are more than enough slopes to ski and enjoy without feeling intimidated.