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VAIL ADULT SKI AND SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

From green to black, we’ve got your back

Whether it’s your first time learning to ski or snowboard, or you are looking to advance specific skills with a Vail professional, the Vail Ski and Snowboard School is here to help you improve and make the most of your day. Explore Vail with a professional – you won’t regret it!

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 - welcome! Our instructors are here to get you started on the right foot...or ski. Learning beginner movements/skills is only one part of a memorable experience. These lessons are all about putting the fun in your fundamentals.

What to expect - based on your needs and goals:

  • Learn 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
  • Ride a beginner lift

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:

  • Build your confidence at higher speeds and steeper slopes
  • Move from Green runs into Blue runs
  • Become more efficient by refining your fundamentals and learning to use ski poles
  • Develop better balance, technique and consistency
  • Use a variety of turn shapes and tactics based on the terrain and conditions

Whether it's fine-tuning your already solid technique/skill set 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:

  • Manage short, medium and long carved turns
  • Refine your technique and master new tactics that will help you conquer the entire mountain
  • Expand your versatility at an increasing range of speeds, terrain and conditions
  • Explore any challenge on the mountain including moderate moguls, steeps, powder, racing, carving, crud, or freestyle
  • Identify your strengths and skill deficiencies to help you fine tune your technique

You and up to five of your friends and family members can have a personalized private 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:

  • Structure your private lesson however you choose, whether it's a fun-for-the-whole-family affair, or a couple's escape to Vail's secret stashes
  • Explore the mountain with your personal coach and guide
  • Exclusive ski school lift lanes provide quick access to the slopes
  • Video analysis helps you perfect your technique and skills
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