Ski & Snowboard School
Vail Resorts are home to the world's finest ski and snowboard schools, led by hundreds of the industry's top professional instructors from around the globe.
In addition to generating significant revenue through private and group lesson reservations, our ski and snowboard schools promote return business to our resorts by cultivating positive learning experiences and conveying a genuine passion for snowsports.
Our resorts provide comprehensive lessons for all ages and abilities. In recent years, lesson offerings have expanded to include women-only programs, terrain park education and diversified snowsports equipment.
Each of our resorts offer programs designed by and for female skiers and snowboarders that promote advancing technique, self confidence and above all, fun. Vail Mountain features single and multi-day workshops such as Her Turn, She Skis, Girlz on Edge and a session hosted by World Extreme Ski Champion, Kim Reichhelm. Keystone's annual Betty Fest workshops incorporate two days of expert instruction, video analysis and women-specific equipment with off-mountain extras such as apres ski parties and wine tasting.
Terrain Parks 101
Beaver Creek's "Ivy League" ski and snowboard school was awarded the 2006 Best Freestyle Terrain Safety Program by the National Ski Area Association for its Parkology program for freeskiers and riders, ages three to 17. This innovative terrain park and half pipe lesson program features progressive learning and a series of competitions for Parkology students throughout the season. Heavenly is home to the annual South Shore Soldiers Ski and Ride camp, where professional skiers and snowboarders teach their freestyle secrets and go beyond the traditional instructor role by joining guests after hours through South Lake Tahoe's 24-hour nightlife.
Beyond Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
Breckenridge's Professional Tele Pros show guests the ropes of telemark skiing through steeps, deeps, off-piste, and bumps. Our resorts also offer instruction for activities such as ski biking and Nordic skiing, as well as adaptive skiing with specialized professional instructors.