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Children's Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Teaching them young is best, but a tall order.

Our children's Ski School Instructors are picked for their patience and personality. And each program is geared for age and ability. The Buckaroo Express will whisk our littlest guests up the hillside to The Ranch, a state-of-the-art Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard school designed just for them. Parents can also rest easy knowing their kids will have healthy and fresh food options at lunchtime as part of Vail Resorts’ healthy lunch program.

Track your progress in Ski and Snowboard School with EpicMix Academy! View your skills and certified pins from your personal dashboard, plus add family members to your account to view their progress.

You're new to this whole sliding down the mountain thing and that's ok. Our instructors are here to get you started on the right foot...or ski. These lessons are all about putting the fun in your fundamentals.

What to expect - based on your needs and goals:

  • Learning about your equipment and the mountain environment
  • How to stop and get up from a fall
  • Making different sizes and types of turns
  • Developing confidence with rhythm and speed
  • Getting on and off a chairlift

Your skills are developing, your confidence is growing and it’s time to push them both. You’re eager to tackle the more challenging terrain and feel it’s high time to start turning your fundamentals into your own style.

What to expect – based on your needs and goals:

  • Building your confidence at higher speeds and steeper slopes
  • Moving from Green runs into Blue runs
  • Refining your fundamentals and learning to use ski poles
  • Developing better balance, technique and consistency

Whether it’s fine-tuning your already solid technique or discovering new lines, you go everywhere with confidence and style. You’re all about working on the nuances and when it comes to your bag of tricks, you want the biggest bag.

What to expect – based on your needs and goals:

  • Managing short, medium and long carved turns
  • Refining your technique and strength
  • Expanding your versatility at an increasing range of speeds, terrain and conditions
  • Exploring any challenge on the mountain including moderate moguls, steeps, powder, racing, carving, crud, ice, or freestyle
  • Identifying your strengths and growth areas for continued improvement

You and up to five of your friends and family members can have a personalized private ski and snowboard lesson together, tailored to your individual skill levels and styles with one of our world-renowned pros.

What to expect – based on your needs and goals:

  • You can structure your private lesson however you choose, whether it’s a fun-for-the-whole-family affair, or a couple’s escape to Beaver Creek’s remote reaches
  • Exploring the mountain with your personal concierge
  • Exclusive ski school lift lanes provide quick access to the slopes

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There's a Ski & Snowboarding lesson out there for everyone. Use our lesson finder to help find the best lessons available for you, to make your visit that much better.

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What is your motivation for taking a lesson? (Select All that Apply)
  • To learn a new sport

  • To build my confidence

  • To improve my skiing / riding skills

  • To have a private mountain guide

Which of these best represents your level of experience on the mountain?
  • I have never skied / snowboarded before

  • I am most comfortable on green runs

  • I am most comfortable on blue runs

  • I am most comfortable on black runs

Choose a sport:
  • Ski

  • Snowboard

Who will be taking the lesson?
  • My family

  • My child / children

  • A group of people (2+)

  • Just me

What is your gender or the gender of those in your group?
  • Female

  • Male

What is your age or the age of those in your group?
  • Child

  • Teen

  • Adult

Which best describes the lesson atmosphere you are looking for?
  • I enjoy learning with a group of people that ski / ride at a similar speed and on similar terrain as me

  • I prefer to be with a very small group so I can get tailored instructions and individualized feedback

  • I want a customized and personalized 1-on-1 experience with an instructor

  • I would like to spend the day skiing / riding with just my family

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