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Plan Your Trip

Book online or call 800-805-2457 (001-970-496-4800) to speak with a local expert.

Tips for Parents

Helpful Reminders


  • Children must be 3 years old, potty trained and willing to learn to ski and to participate in ski school
  • Ages 4 and under ski for free
  • Children's lift tickets start at age 5 and go to age 12
  • Children ages 13 & over are considered adults and pay the adult price
  • All kids classes meet at either Lionshead or Golden Peak Base


  • Registration and check-in for the Children's Ski and Snowboard School begins at 8:00am and closes at 4:30pm. Children in lessons must be registered by 9am the day of the lesson.
  • Children are grouped by ability level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and by age (3-6 and 7-12)
  • If registering the morning of, please allow a minimum of 30-45 minutes prior to lesson start time to pick up tickets and get fitted for rental equipment
  • The best time to register is the day before the lesson start date: 11am - noon, or 1:30pm - 2:30pm or 4:00pm – close
  • Book online and save time the day of the lesson!!!


The Golden Peak and Lionshead Ski and Snowboard Schools offer Vail ski rental, snowboard equipment rentals and helmet rentals. Our knowledgeable staff will fit your child in the latest equipment. Ski storage is complimentary. Boots must be taken home at night.

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