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Skiing & Snowboarding Lessons

Welcome to the Vail Ski and Snowboard School

Whether it’s your first time on snow or you are a seasoned skier looking to improve your skills, time with a Vail professional will take your abilities to the next level. We’re here to help you find the best way to improve your skills, achieve your goals, and ensure you make the most of your time at Vail.

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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There's a Ski & Snowboarding lesson out there for everyone. Use our lesson finder to help find the best lessons available for you, to make your visit that much better.

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What is your motivation for taking a lesson? (Select All that Apply)
  • To learn a new sport

  • To build my confidence

  • To improve my skiing / riding skills

  • To have a private mountain guide

Which of these best represents your level of experience on the mountain?
  • I have never skied / snowboarded before

  • I am most comfortable on green runs

  • I am most comfortable on blue runs

  • I am most comfortable on black runs

Choose a sport:
  • Ski

  • Snowboard

Who will be taking the lesson?
  • My family

  • My child / children

  • A group of people (2+)

  • Just me

What is your gender or the gender of those in your group?
  • Female

  • Male

What is your age or the age of those in your group?
  • Child

  • Teen

  • Adult

Which best describes the lesson atmosphere you are looking for?
  • I enjoy learning with a group of people that ski / ride at a similar speed and on similar terrain as me

  • I prefer to be with a very small group so I can get tailored instructions and individualized feedback

  • I want a customized and personalized 1-on-1 experience with an instructor

  • I would like to spend the day skiing / riding with just my family

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