Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Vail Ski Lesson

From the novice who wants to tackle gentle beginner trails to the seasoned expert determined to conquer a double black diamond run, all of our ski resorts in Colorado and California offer world-class lessons for skiers and riders of every skill level. If you're new to the sport, you can even rent skis online while you plan your trip.

Vail Ski and Snowboard School delivers instruction that offers inspiration, adventure and self discovery at Vail Resort. We have a long-standing reputation for going beyond a typical lesson and providing transformative experiences that create memories and build life-long skills.

Vail Private Ski Lesson

Private Lessons

Imagine renting out the mountain with friends and family for your very own skiing and snowboarding lessons. You and up to five of your friends and family members can have a personalized private lesson, tailored to your individual skill levels and styles. Each of our world-renowned pros is like a personal concierge, dedicated to revealing hidden treasures and remote runs, so you get exactly what you want out of Vail Mountain.


Vail Kids Group Lesson

Children & Teen Programs

Vail Mountain is home to a host of programs designed to captivate children and teens. Our teachers are life-long children's Ski and Snowboard School instructors, which means they've got the experience (and patience) to make sure your children and teens have the time of their lives while improving their skills. Private lessons, group lessons and specialty programs are all available.


Group Lessons

Ready to improve your skills? Join your new group of friends at the Vail Ski and Snowboard School with a group lesson. Make your reservations prior to your arrival to guarantee your space!


Vail Specialty Ski Lesson

Specialty Programs

Vail has a wide variety of specialty programs to suit all ages, abilities and snowsports! Reservations are required for most of our Specialty Programs.


Women’s Programs

Vail Ski and Snowboard School is proud to offer specialty programs for women in a fun, supportive environment, including Her Turn, Girlz on Edge, She Skis and Kim Reichhelm's Women's Ski Adventure.


Adaptive Programs

Vail has world-renowned programs dedicated to adaptive skiers, including the blind and physically challenged. Specially trained professional instructors tailor each lesson to the needs of the skier for a safe and unforgettable experience. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (970) 754-3264.


Lesson number one at Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School: start at the top. Here, you can take skiing and snowboarding lessons on the only U.S. mountain to regularly host the World Cup. Learn to ski and snowboard at the school graduates say is the best in the country. And develop your skills on beginner trails high on the slopes. Whether you're an expert or you've never seen snow before, Beaver Creek Resort has a skiing or snowboarding program that will both challenge and excite you.

Beaver Creek Private Ski Lesson

Private Lessons

The undivided attention of a top instructor. Your choice of up to five of your family and friends as classmates. And Alpine, Snowboard, Nordic or Adaptive lessons tailored to your skill level. All topped off with our red carpet treatment, including exclusive lift lines, free demonstrations of new equipment, overnight storage of your equipment and video analysis of your progress. This is learning in absolute luxury.


Beaver Creek Group Ski Lesson

Group Lessons

Enjoy your ski or snowboard lessons in good company. Shy beginner, adventurous intermediate, lifetime skier or extreme rider. Whatever your level of confidence or skill, we have a class that will help you overcome personal challenges and fears while having fun and making new friends.


Beaver Creek Child Ski Lesson

Children's Lessons

Beaver Creek Children's Ski and Snowboard School instructors have the patience and the personality to get your kids on the slopes and keep them smiling. All of our programs are divided by age and ability level to ensure your little ones get the foundation they need for a lifelong love of skiing and riding.

New Children’s Ski and Snowboard School

As part of Beaver Creek’s commitment to offering a top family vacation experience, we’re proud to introduce The Ranch. This state-of-the-art children’s ski and snowboard school promises to revolutionize the way kids learn to turn. The 4,000 square foot on-mountain center is located at the top of the Buckaroo Express Gondola and is surrounded by premier beginner terrain. The center’s picture windows will allow you to discreetly watch your kids learn to ski and ride on customized slopes designed to facilitate the correct body movements.


Breckenridge Ski and Snowboard School boasts over 600 professional instructors and a wide range of group and private lessons to help you reach your skiing and riding goals. Make a reservation online or call (888) LRN-2SKI for more information about any of our programs. Start carving up the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort in no time.

Private Lessons

Private ski and snowboard lessons offer one-on-one instruction customized to help you meet your goals, overcome limitations and conquer old habits. You’ll also get lift line privileges, video analysis of your lesson and access to hidden powder stashes with your private instructor.


Breckenridge Group Ski Lesson

Group Lessons

Whether you’re a novice, expert or somewhere in between, we have skiing and snowboarding lessons that encourage you to take on the slopes in a fun and supportive group environment.


Snowboard Lessons

Breckenridge honors its reputation as one of the first resorts to allow the once renegade sport with premier snowboarding lessons for riders of all skill levels. From laying out clean turns to perfecting your freestyle skills on Breck’s award-winning half pipes, you’ll be riding like a pro in no time.


Breckenridge Adventure Lesson

Adventure Sessions

Join one of our elite pros for an all-day clinic on Breck's steep, double black runs and extreme terrain. Ride the Imperial Express SuperChair, the highest chairlift in North America, to 400 acres of expert terrain previously only accessible by hiking.  Book Now by calling (888) LRN-2SKI or (970)453-3272.


Breck Learn to Ski

First-time skiers get individualized attention in this special class unique to Breckenridge. Our certified pros will be with you every step of the way from the rental shop to lunch to navigating the chair lift.


Breckenridge Specialty Ski Lesson

Specialty Programs

Breckenridge Ski and Snowboard School offers specialty programs for a variety of interests. Do you want to learn in a supportive female-only class? Are you over 50 and want to learn with others in your age group? Or, do you want to master your favorite rail in one of Breck’s top-rated terrain parks? Whatever your interests, we have a camp designed for you. Book Now by calling (888) LRN-2SKI or (970)453-3272.


Children’s Ski and Snowboard School

Kids aged 3-12 gain the confidence and skills they need to tackle the slopes while spending the day with the school mascot, Ripperoo! Daily rotating themes encourage fun-filled adventure and educate children in mountain ecology and skier and boarder safety. Full and half-day lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced children are offered from Peak 8, The Village at Breckenridge and Beaver Run base areas.



The time spent with a Keystone Instructor can have a remarkable impact on your mountain and resort experience. Our skiing and snowboarding lessons can help you learn new skills, gain confidence and reach your full potential while you're staying at Keystone Ski Resort.

Private Lessons

We’re proud to offer personal instruction for individuals, families and private groups up to six people. Our private instructors will help you with your technique while serving as your personal guide to the mountain and resort. Our insider tips and personal attention offer a faster and more efficient way to learn for skiers and riders of any skill level.


Keystone Group Ski Lesson

Group Lessons

Keystone offers group skiing and snowboarding lessons for every skill level. Our group lessons give you the opportunity to take what you learn and apply it in a variety of terrain and conditions. In addition, as Colorado’s largest night skiing operation, Keystone also offers ski and ride lessons at night.


Keystone Bettys Ski Lesson

Keystone Betty’s

Women rule the slopes with Keystone Betty’s. This specialty program brings women together to ski in a fun, non-intimidating, supportive environment. All women's programs are taught by PSIA-certified, women instructors, including Annie Black—Colorado's Ski Instructor of the Year.


Keystone Kids Ski Lesson

Children’s Lessons

For children between the ages of 3 and 15, the Keystone Ski and Snowboard School provides lessons in a fun, nurturing environment that ensures your child develops an appreciation for the mountains and a love of skiing or snowboarding. Our pros teach your kids expert moves early and reinforce them every step of the way. Keystone believes in the inherent ability of every child to learn new things and we strive to make learning a journey of self-discovery.


Adaptive Programs

The Keystone Adaptive Center empowers people with disabilities to learn alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. The Center provides all disciplines of adaptive skiing, including four-track, visually impaired, three-track, monoskiing and bi-skiing. For more information, please call (970) 453-6422.


Reservations

Reservations are strongly recommended for all of our skiing and snowboarding lessons. To make a reservation or get more information about any of our programs, please call (800) 255-3715.


Introduce your child to the snow with our full-day daycare program (Canyons Cubs) or accelerate their learning and confidence with our private and group lessons for children.  We proudly offer the Ultimate 4 program for Canyons Cats (4-6 years old) and Canyons Carvers (7-12 years old), where a guaranteed 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio ensures individualized attention.  Is your child more social?  Canyons Carvers group lessons have some of our finest instructors ensuring your children enjoy the mountain – and new friends – as much as possible. 

Ultimate 4

Four is the magic number. With Ultimate 4 programs,your group lesson is guaranteed to have no more than four people learning from our highly trained instructors. Ultimate 4 is a great way to accelerate your child’s learning. Beginner and Novice adults can benefit from the dedicated attention of our instructors on terrain especially suited for you.

Adults & Teens

Whether you choose private lessons, a group lesson or an Ultimate 4 small-group experience, Canyons offers a range of experiences.  Beginners gain familiarity and confidence at our mid-mountain learning center.  Intermediate and Advanced skiers can benefit from a full-day experience – from powder to groomers to trees depending on your experience – using the largest ski and snowboard resort in Utah as your classroom.  Specialty clinics include Holly Flanders’ women’s only camps led by World Champ & Olympian Holly Flanders; steep camps taught by World Extreme ski champion Brant Moles; and First Tracks, our Tuesday/Saturday program that gives you early access to the mountain with an Olympian as your guide.

Canyons Cubs, Cats & Carvers

Introduce your child to the snow with our full-day daycare program (Canyons Cubs) or accelerate their learning and confidence with our private and group lessons for children.  We proudly offer the Ultimate 4 program for Canyons Cats (4-6 years old) and Canyons Carvers (7-12 years old), where a guaranteed 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio ensures individualized attention.  Is your child more social?  Canyons Carvers group lessons have some of our finest instructors ensuring your children enjoy the mountain – and new friends – as much as possible. 


The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard School will unleash a passion that only this sport can provide. We'll lead you to new terrain, explore new or different snow conditions, and introduce you to the unique aspects of our mountains at Heavenly Resort.

Heavenly Learn to Ski

Learn-to-Ski...Easy as 1-2-3 and Guaranteed

These three-day ski clinics cover the fundamentals of skiing. The first day covers walking, sliding, turning, slowing down and stopping in a "wedge" (don’t worry; you’ll discover what that means in class!) On the second day, you'll learn to control your speed by linking your turns. On the third and final day, you'll learn to turn both skis in the same direction for tighter turns and control your speed while skiing the trails. We guarantee it or your next lesson is free.


Heavenly Group Ski Lesson

Learn-to-Ski-or-Snowboard Group Clinics

These full day clinics are designed to give you an introduction to skiing or snowboarding. You'll learn the fundamentals, meet others and have some fun while doing it!


Heavenly Private Ski Lesson

Private Lessons

Heavenly’s private skiing and snowboarding lessons are all about you. We'll work on your deficiencies, build on your strengths, and provide instant feedback. Increase your mileage while experiencing a higher level of instruction.


Adaptive Clinic Program

Our adaptive alpine skiing program is all about meeting the needs of each individual through specialized equipment and teaching methods. Coaches are selected based on the student's specific disability and skiing experience. Each session guarantees a one-to-one student-teacher ratio for instant feedback and personal attention. You are the focus of these sessions.


Children’s Ski and Snowboard School

Heavenly Ski Resort’s specially-trained pros enjoy and choose to work with your four to 13 year-old children. Our first priority is for your child to have fun in a supportive learning environment delivered in a playful approach. In the process, we’ll sneak in some skill development (but that'll be our little secret.) We guarantee your kids will come away feeling like they've spent the day frolicking on a snow-covered playground and learned some lifelong skills to boot. Due to the popularity of our children’s program, advanced reservations are HIGHLY recommended. Reservations can be made for Full-Day Sessions only by calling 1-800-HEAVENLY.



No matter who you are or what level you’re at, the Northstar California Ski & Snowboard School and Burton Snowboard Academy have a lesson program for you.

Northstar Burton Snowboard Academy

Burton Snowboard Academy

In partnership with Burton Snowboards, Northstar is pleased to offer the Burton Snowboard Academy – a first-of-its-kind learning program designed to welcome new riders to the sport, encourage the progression of those already in the sport, and provide a customized experience built around an entirely new terrain-based teaching methodology. We guarantee that you will love the Burton Snowboard Academy experience and will be linking turns on your first day.


Northstar Adult Ski Lesson

Northstar California Adult Ski & Snowboard School

Small group and private ski and snowboard lessons at Northstar are famous for being fun, building confidence, and being staffed by some of the world’s best instructors.  To make your day easy, we have “magic carpet” beginner lifts for all age groups, station teaching for those who want to learn at their own pace and free lessons for intermediate & advanced skiers/riders (restrictions apply). We even have special toddler programs designed for parents skiing with their kids ages 3-4.


Kid Ski School

Northstar California Kid’s Ski & Board School

Viewed nationally as a Family Friendly Resort and as the place to learn – lessons for kids at Northstar couldn't be more convenient at the Kid's Ski & Board School for kids ages 3-12.  We offer all-day, morning and afternoon small group lesson packages and private lessons for that extra one-on-one attention. We also offer state licensed Minors’ Camp Child Care for non-skiing children ages 2–6.


Reservations

Ski school reservations are strongly recommended for private and kid's lessons.  For reservations or more information, please contact Ski & Snowboard School at 530.562.3470 or 1.800.GO.NORTH.


Kirkwood Expedition

Expedition: Kirkwood

Given the nature of this mountain with its deep snow and varied terrain, it's only fitting that Kirkwood Ski Area is the home of California's premier center for resort-base backcountry skills and adventure. In its 11th year, there are more than 20 programs that include two separate cat skiing venues, skills clinics, mountain guides, specialized avalanche education, women's all-mountain programs, children’s E:K development and backcountry gear—there's even a custom-designed K2 E:K ski. Expedition: Kirkwood has become the largest provider of avalanche certifications on the West Coast.

Kirkwood Private Ski Lesson

Kirkwood Mountain Resort Private Ski Lessons

The athletes taking on The Cirque in the World Freeskiing Tour have personal coaches, so why shouldn’t you? A private ski lesson at the Kirkwood Ski and Ride School is all about one thing: You. Want a full day immersion? Just a couple of hours to brush up? We’ll customize your lesson, meet you at your car, expedite the rental process and get you on the snow as soon as possible. We believe that chairlifts are for teaching and snow is for skiing and riding. We’ll maximize your time on the snow in an effort to get you to the other side of the mountain as quickly as possible.

Kirkwood Kids Lesson

Kirkwood Mountain Resort Kid's Ski and Ride School

Named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Learning Areas on the West Coast, the Tahoe Learning Center at Kirkwood’s Timber Creek base area is the ideal place to incubate the next generation of freeskiing champions. Nestled in its own private area of the mountain, an extensive network of trails combined with natural nooks and gullies provide the perfect setting for learning. Timber Creek boasts a high-speed, detachable quad chairlift, so kids can spend more time skiing or riding. There are even junior Expedition: Kirkwood programs for the particularly adventurous kids.

Reservations

Register online for the quickest, easiest access. You can register as late as 2pm the day prior to ensure your spot. Visit Kirkwood Ski and Ride School Reservations or call 209.258.7754.


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Did You Know?

Did you know that because of the thinner atmosphere and reflection from snow, it is easy to wind up sunburned at the end of the day? Be sure to protect your face and lips with appropriate sunscreen.


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