My four year old just took her first lessons over the Christmas holidays. It’s definitely worth the money to do at least one private lesson if you can. Attention spans are short, and she got a lot out of that. Group on day two and she loved it because she had the basic idea already. After we just kept letting her practice at a small hill on the bottom of the slope. By day three she made it down from the top of the mountain with help from my husband. Kids are so great because they fear nothing. We started all of our kids early.
Anyway, we were up in the poconos b/c we were visiting family up there. Jack Frost & Big Boulder have a nice ski school program. Plus they should be getting snow this weekend. Not Vermont, but not bad. If you’re looking up there though, Stratton Mountain is nice as is Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires. Wherever you go, enjoy!!