Beaver Creek's Ski School

WHAT TO KNOW

Learning should be fun, it's why you go on ski vacations in the first place. We're here to maximize your cherished time together on our world-class slopes in every way possible. Keep reading for more information on how to get the most out of your time on the mountain - from meeting locations to what to bring, to everything in between. 

Child Group Lesson Details

When to check in: 

  • If you are checking in for your child’s first morning of their lesson please arrive at our lobby no later than 8:30 a.m. (8:15 a.m. for U4),
    It is recommended to check in by 4 p.m. the day before your lesson.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson. Be sure to have all rental equipment (and lift ticket, if it’s not included) with you when you arrive at the lesson meeting spot.

 

Where to check in: 

  • Check in at the Beaver Creek Kids’ Ski School lobby, located above Beaver Creek Plaza on the snow level. lobby hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Drop Off Information:

3-6 Year Old Kids, if you checked in the day prior please follow the drop off times below:

  • You may drop off your 3-6 year old kids at the Beaver Creek Children’s Ski & Snowboard School Center "2nd Day Check-in Area" between the hours of 8-9:30 a.m. on the day of their lesson.
  • 3 year olds are on the snow at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   
  • 4-6 year olds are on the snow at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • All programs have a 45 minute lunch break.

7-14 Year Old Kids:

  • If you checked in the day before their lesson, please drop off your 7-14 year old kids slopeside between Haymeadow Express Gondola and the Centennial Lift in the group lesson learning area across from the Ski and Snowboard School building by 9:15 a.m.
  • If you are unable to check in your child the day before, please arrive for check in and drop off at our Beaver Creek Children’s Ski & Snowboard School Facility no later than 8:30 a.m. on the first morning of the lesson.

 

End of Day Check Out Information:

  • At check out, you will have the opportunity to speak with your child's instructor about the lesson.
  • Ages 3-6 check out: you will need security code to check out your child.
  • 3 year olds can be checked out at 2:30 p.m. slope side and at 3 p.m. inside (lower level of the Children's Center by Beaver Creek Sports Kids retail shop.
  • All 4-6 year old students will wait slope side for parent check out between 3-3:25 p.m. before moving inside.  your child's lesson will end at 3 p.m.
  • Ages 7-14 pickups: in front of the upstairs lobby on the snow starting at 3:30 p.m.  All 7-14 year old lessons must be picked up by 3:50 p.m.

What To Bring

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • Face mask, scarf or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (required)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in layers; the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong

Bring your child's lift ticket card if it is not included in your the lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket.

Please have your child wear his/her ski or snowboard boots when you drop them off for the lesson. We have limited storage for extra belongings or street shoes and are not responsible for misplaced items. If rental equipment is included in your lesson, please check in early to allow time for fitting. 

Lunch and snacks are included in the lesson. If your child has special dietary needs please make us aware so we can arrange a suitable option or we can determine if it’s best for you to pack pack their lunch. 

 

Cancellation & Payment Policy

Lessons will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 30 days prior to the lesson start date.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours before the scheduled lesson start date, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 754-5300 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.
 
*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.

 

Vail Resorts Activity Illness Guidelines

The health and safety of our guests is first priority and we take this very seriously. Strong health and safety practices are the heart of our child programs. A key to preventing illness in a group activity setting is to form trusting relationships between parents and instructors around sharing important health information about your child’s condition when they are admitted.

If your child has fever, sore throat, diarrhea, or is nauseous or vomiting, they will not be accepted for activities. If your child has recently been ill, they must be symptom-free, without the benefit of medications, for 24 hours at US properties and 48 hours at Whistler Blackcomb

Each child will be observed for common signs of illness at arrival and throughout the day. A child who is ill upon arrival to the facility will not be admitted. Parents or guardians will be notified to pick up their child immediately, if the child becomes ill during their stay.

A physician’s note stating a child is no longer contagious will be required when a child has healing lesions or other symptoms suggestive of communicable disease.

Vail Resorts Child Activity Illness Guidelines

Adult Lesson Details

When to check in:

  • 8:30 a.m. the morning of your lesson. However, it is recommended to check in by 4 p.m. the day before your first day of lessons.
  • Full-day adult group lessons meet at 9:45 a.m., leave at 10 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
  • Half-day (PM) adult group lessons meet at 12:30 p.m., leave at 12:45 p.m. and end at 3:45 p.m.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson. Be sure to have all rental equipment (and lift ticket, if it’s not included) with you when you arrive at the lesson meeting spot.


Where to check in:

  • In the Beaver Creek Village at the Adult Ski & Snowboard School; right next to Starbucks.   

 

What To Bring

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in layers: the temperature  may change during the day and the sun is strong

Bring your lift ticket if it is not included in your lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket. Please be wearing your ski or snowboard boots when you arrive for your lesson. Rental equipment, if applicable, must be picked up prior to your lesson start time.

 

Cancellation & Payment Policy

Lessons will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 45 days prior to the lesson start date.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours before the scheduled lesson start date, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 754-5300 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.

*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.

 

PRIVATE LESSON DETAILS

When to Check In:

  • Meet at designated meeting areas just prior to your 9 a.m. start time for morning half-day or full-day lesson.
  • For an afternoon private lesson, meet at 12:45 p.m. 

What to know:

  • All lesson participants need a lift ticket and equipment, which are not included in your private lesson reservation.
  • Family privates: we recommend a family of similar ability. Instruction will take place on terrain aligned with the lowest level participant in the group.


Where to Check In:

  • BEAVER CREEK VILLAGE
    Meet on the snow at the base of the Centennial Chairlift. Look for private lesson meeting signs or a Ski & Snowboard School supervisor wearing a red coat.
  • BACHELOR GULCH – THE RITZ CARLTON
    Meet outside the Ritz Ticket & Ski School Office/BC Sports Office. Look for private lesson meeting signs or a Ski & Snowboard School supervisor wearing a red coat.
  • HAYMEADOW EXPRESS
    Meet on the snow at the base of the Haymeadow Express Gondola. Look for private lesson meeting signs or a Ski & Snowboard School supervisor wearing a red coat.

 

What To Bring

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong

Bring your lift ticket or season pass with you to the lesson. Please be wearing your ski or snowboard boots when you arrive for your lesson. Rental equipment, if applicable, must be picked up prior to your lesson start time. 

 

Cancellation & Payment Policy

Private lessons will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 3 days prior to the lesson start date. Payment must be collected prior to lesson start. Failure to remit payment may result in cancellation of the reservation. Lift tickets and equipment rentals are not included in the private lesson fee. All participants must have valid lift access.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 754-5300 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.

*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.