Who are these guys? Who does the teaching? It certainly looks like a good deal but I would want to know the teaching backgrounds of the folks doing the teaching.
in that order. http://esa.epicski.com/whos-who/
Still kicking myself for missing Dan Egan.
Also find it curious that none of my VT friends ever mention it.
I find that: not curious at all.
Locals, especially ski college locals, generally don't go nuts about season-opener coaching on manmade blues. Even if that level of coaching generally -isn't- available to the public.
The bulk of the work -is- highly technical skills work on blue runs (and usually no steeper) I can see that anyone local might perceive that as, well, dull schoolwork.
Stowe has always done well by ESA, there has always been plenty of blue and green terrain for technical work.