Vail Junior Development Team is offered for children ages 4 through 8. The entry level for the Junior Development Team is a solid Mountain 4 skier. The Vail Youth Development Team is for children ages 8 (3rd grade) through 16. The skiing requirement to participate in the Youth Development Team program is a level 6. The snowboarding requirement for Youth Devo is a minimum of level 4. The Youth DEVO program has many offerings for participants including; all mountain skiing, freestyle development team, all mountain snowboard development team, and alpine racing (must be a level 7 skier and have desire to specialize in racing). The Vail Teen Development team is for participants ages 13 (8th grade) through 18yrs. We will need a minimum of 6 participants of similar skiing/riding ability in order to offer the Teen program. For more detailed information about any of our Development Team Programs, please visit http://www.vaildevo.com/general-information/. You will have the opportunity to note your child’s interest in the “Special Conditions” text box upon registration.
We will make every effort to accommodate special requests, but reserve the right to make changes for the benefit of all concerned.
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Children age 12 and under must wear a helmet while participating in a ski or snowboard school lesson. Rental helmets are available at our children's ski school locations for your convenience.
While helmets may reduce or mitigate the severity of some head injuries, their use does not guarantee safety and will not prevent certain injuries. The Resort reminds you that every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her safety and for that of others using the ski area facilities. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Become familiar with and observe “Your Responsibility Code” and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.