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Adult Group Lessons


Elevate your skills with a Vail pro. We offer a range of group ski and snowboard lessons to help you learn quickly while sharing the fun and camaraderie of a truly social experience. Before you hit the slopes, don't forget to check out Vail ski rentals to make sure you have all the right gear for the day.

Featured Program: Max 3 Masters Skiing Program, Tune Up Your Skills - NEW: Full Day or Half Day!

The only lesson guaranteed to fit on one chairlift. Focused, personalized instruction with a maximum of three people per instructor. This is a small group clinic with one of Vail’s trained professionals. You will have the opportunity to have plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. Solidify fundamentals or tackle that nagging soft spot in your abilities. Available daily at Mid-Vail. Maximum 3 students per instructor.

Book at least 48 hours in advance online for the below rates!


Booking online in advance not only guarantees you the lowest rate, it also allows us to reserve you a spot with the best instructor for your skill level!

*Peak season dates (Dec 20-Jan 3, Feb 13-22, Mar 6-Apr 5)

First Time Series (For Beginners)

Are you new to winter sports and looking for the ultimate package to get you started?  We'll help you get the basics down quickly. The First Time Series offers new skiers and riders three consecutive days of lessons, beginner lift tickets and equipment for one low price. The goal is to have you confidently negotiating our easiest trails on the mountain after your first series of lessons. These lessons can be purchased at any of our sales locations, and they meet at our Lionshead and Golden Peak locations.


For more information, please call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)

 

Full Day Skiing/Snowboard Beginner

Do you only have a small amount of time to brush up your skills in a lesson? Our compassionate instructors have years of experience helping beginners develop calm confidence on terrain specially sculpted to make learning easy and fun.
 
Join our beginner zone group ski and snowboard lessons if you are:
  • A first-time skier or snowboarder
  • Learning to link turns on Green slopes
  • Comfortable only on Beginner/Green slopes


Half Day Afternoon

These lessons can be purchased at all three of our sales locations, and they meet at our Lionshead and Golden Peak locations. For more information, please call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)

Afternoon Snowboard Group Lessons available for first-time snowboarders only.


Alpine/Snowboard Intermediate
Whether you're after the latest technique or better speed control, Intermediate Group lessons offer a fun, safe way to improve your skills, meet new friends and explore our legendary terrain. From the world's greatest groomers to our pillowy powder, you'll learn techniques and tactics that give you confidence and put a huge smile on your face.

Join our intermediate zone group ski and snowboard lessons if you are:

  • Confident on Green and able to ski parallel turns or link toe and heel-side turns on easy Blue slopes
  • Learning to ski/snowboard controlled, short turns down Blue slopes
  • Learning to ski/snowboard parallel turns in easy variable conditions and bumps


Half Day Afternoon

Intermediate skiers interested in a half-day lesson can take a Max 3 Lesson. Half-day lessons must be booked in-person at any of the sales locations in Golden Peak, Mid-Vail, Vail Village or Lionshead. Max 3 meets at our Mid-Vail location. For more information, please call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)

Alpine/Snowboard Advanced 

Ready to master more than 5,200 acres of bumps, powder, trees, terrain parks, groomers and cornices? Conquer any terrrain with the technique and tactics our top ski pros can help you refine. The world famous Vail Ski and Snowboard School instructors will have you skiing or riding Vail like a pro while getting to know the mountain like a local. 

Join our advanced zone group ski and snowboard lessons if you are: 
 
  • Confidently linking turns on all Blue slopes 
  • Making controlled turns on groomed Black slopes 
  • Making linked short turns in bumps on Blue slopes 
  • Able to ski or snowboard anywhere on the mountain and learning to choose appropriate tactics 


These lessons can be purchased at any of our at any of our sales locations in Golden Peak, Mid Vail, Vail Village or Lionshead. Full-Day Advanced group lessons for skiing meet at our Lionshead location. Full-Day advanced lessons for snowboarding meet at both Lionshead and Golden Peak. 
 
Looking for smaller group sizes in your alpine group lesson, which means more individualized attention? Max 3 Lesson, one of our signature programs, is the product for you. Join our specially trained alpine instructors to give you the skills to open up more of the mountain to increase your enjoyment. These lessons meet at our Mid-Vail location.
 
Half Day Afternoon
 
Advanced skiers interested in a half-day lesson can take a Max 3 Lesson. Half-day lessons must be booked in-person at any of our sales locations in Golden Peak, Mid Vail, Vail Village or Lionshead. Max 3 meets at our Mid Vail location. For more information, please call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)



3-Day Package

Looking for  additional value? Try three consecutive full days of group lessons custom tailored whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier or snowboarder. This package is available for adults, ages 16+. Prices do not include rentals, and no partial refunds are given for unused days. 
 
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Alpine and Snowboard meet at Lionshead.  
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Snowboard meet at Golden Peak.  
Beginner and  Intermediate Alpine meet at Golden Peak.

For more information on discounts for Multiple Day Max 3 Lessons, or for other details, please call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)


Snowboard Intermediate/Advanced Park and Pipe specific lessons
 
Interested in learning to ride the park and pipe? Park and pipe group lessons are available for intermediate to advanced riders out of Golden Peak and Lionshead. These lessons are available for adults, ages 16+. For more details, call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to speak to a Ski and Snowboard School specialist!


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