Thanks so much everyone! This is a huge help. I totally agree about the private lesson vs. group classes. I started out with a private lesson and will continue with those. Glad to know there's nothing wrong with taking lessons over and over! I have a bunch of trips planned over the next few weeks, and I'll just take lessons each time. I went to Whitetail this past weekend without taking a lesson, and just worked on toe-side falling leaf, which I think I have the hang of now. No heel-side yet, because my first time out I really bit it on the last run of the day and my tailbone STILL hurts a bit. Sigh! I'll report back on how it's going after my next lessons!