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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)

New to winter sports? 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 after your first series. The same instructor all three days is not guaranteed.

Half-Day Afternoon Group Lessons

Half-Day Afternoon Group Lessons are available for First time Skiers and Snowboarders and must be booked in-person at the Lionshead, Vail Village or Golden Peak Ski School offices. For more information, please call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245)


Alpine Skiing/Snowboard Beginner
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

Adult Beginner Half-Day Lesson and Lift
Half-Day Beginner Lessons are available and must be booked in-person at the Lionshead or Golden Peak Ski School offices. 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 controlled, short turns down Blue slopes
  • Learning to ski 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 ski school offices in Golden Peak, Vail Village or Lionshead. 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 ride anywhere on the mountain and learning to choose appropriate tactics 

3-Day Package

Three consecutive days of group lessons custom tailored whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier or snowboarder. The 3-Day series meets 3 convienient locations: Eagles Nest, Mid-Vail, and Golden Peak. This package is available for adults, ages 16+. Prices do not include rentals, and no partial refunds are given for unused days. The same instructor all three days is not guaranteed.

Snowboard Intermediate/Advanced Freestyle or Freeride specific lessons

Interested in a Freestyle or Freeride specific snowboard lesson? Freestyle (park and pipe) group lessons are available for intermediate to advanced riders out of Golden Peak. Freeride (exploring trees and back bowls) specific lessons are also available out of Golden Peak. To book, either schedule an intermediate/advanced lesson online through the Golden Peak base or request the desired program when you arrive the day of the lesson! Or, call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to speak to a Ski and Snowboard School specialist!


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