i did it back in the day...lets see, my freshman year of high school, so 4 years ago. They didnt teach me anything, but i did get to go on the jump. I think it was only nice about twice, the rest of the time it was just icey. But for 500 bones of your own money, save up and buy new skis or a camera or something. Nybora is not worth the money in my opinion. Not to hate on martin and lewis, but it is a little pricey. Granted you do get a season pass for $200 versus the retail price of $350, but if you say you are doing nybora when you buy a pass in the beginning of the season, they give you the discount anyways... so its really up to you. I did grow the balls to throw a cork 10 with the help of M&L when i was in it, but they didnt teach me anything.