VAIL SKI AND SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

WHAT TO KNOW


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PRIVATE LESSON DETAILS

CHECK IN: If possible, you should check-in by 4:00pm the day before your lesson. If you are unable to check in the day before, please arrive at our facility no later than 9am. If you checked in the day before, please meet at your meeting location listed below at 9:00am. At check- in, you will receive your lesson and lift tickets (if applicable). If you reserved rental equipment with your lesson, we will help direct you to our Vail Sports rental shop who will outfit you with the gear you need.
 
LESSON START TIMES: 9:00am
END TIMES: 3:30pm

 


LIONSHEAD LESSONS

Where to Check In: Check in at the Lionshead Adult’s Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in the Lionshead ticket office, right near the base of the gondola. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm. 

 

Where to Meet:

  • First Time Skiers and Snowboarders: you will meet at the blue first time skiers sign right outside our lobby doors. Once outside, make a left hand turn
  • All Other Skiers and Riders: You will meet at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola, so load the gondola by 9:30am. Once at the top, make your way outside and turn left. You will see large wood structures, our high ropes courses, where the instructors will be gathered.

Where you End: Your lesson will end at 3:30pm at the Lionshead base, though you are welcome to leave at any time. If you wish to add additional days, come into the ticket office after your lesson the day before.
 

GOLDEN PEAK LESSONS

Where to Check In: Check in at the Golden Peak Adult’s Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in the Golden Peak Lodge and near Lift Chair 6. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm.

Where to Meet:

  • First Time Skiers and Snowboarders: you will meet at the blue first time skiers sign right outside our lobby doors. If you coming via the in town bus, the bus will drop you off right at the meeting location. 
  • All Other Skiers and Riders: You will meet on the snow between chairs 6 and 12. Once you leave our lobby or come via the in town bus, walk past the vending machines. You will see a ramp onto the snow on the left. Once on the snow, in between the two chair lifts will be a fence with instructors gathered around it. 

Where you End: Your lesson will end at 3:30pm at the Golden Peak base, though you are welcome to leave at any time. If you wish to add additional days, come into the office after your lesson the day before.

VAIL VILLAGE  LESSONS

Where to Check In:
Check in at the Vail Village Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in the Vail Village Ticket Office and at the base of Gondola One. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm.

Where to Meet:

  • All Skiers and Snowboarders: You will meet on the snow at the base of Gondola One or requested meeting location.

Where you End: Your lesson will end at 3:30pm at the Vail Village base, though you are welcome to leave at any time. If you wish to add additional days, come into the office after your lesson the day before.



WHAT TO BRING:


Vail is in a high elevation environment, which means the temperature may change dramatically during the day and we have above average UV indexes. Below is a list of items to bring in order to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime:
  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
  • Bring your lift ticket if it is not included in your lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket.
  • Lunch Money


 

CANCELLATION & PAYMENT POLICY:


All lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson or a processing fee will be imposed. If you cancel (within the 24 hour period) and we are able to re-book the instructor, a $100 processing fee will be charged. If you cancel and we are unable to re-book the instructor, the full price of the lesson will be charged to your credit card. You also have the option to move the lesson to another day based on availability and no process fee will be charged.
 
Please contact us at 970-Ski-Vail (754-8245) should you have any questions.
Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement but are an appropriate and appreciated gesture.
 
 


 

ADULT GROUP LESSON DETAILS

CHECK IN: If possible, you should check-in by 4:00pm the day before your lesson. If you are unable to check in the day before, please arrive at our facility no later than 9am. If you checked in the day before, please meet at your meeting location listed below at 9:45am. At check- in, you will receive your lesson and lift tickets (if applicable). If you reserved rental equipment with your lesson, we will help direct you to our Vail Sports rental shop who will outfit you with the gear you need.

LESSON START TIMES: 9:45am
END TIMES: 3:30pm

LIONSHEAD LESSONS

Where to Check In: Check in at the Lionshead Adult’s Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in the Lionshead ticket office, right near the base of the gondola. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm. 

Where to Meet:

  • *First Time Skiers and Snowboarders: you will meet at the blue first time skiers sign right outside our lobby doors. Once outside, make a left hand turn
  • *All Other Skiers and Riders: You will meet at the top of the Eagle Bahn gondola, so load the gondola by 9:30am. Once at the top, make your way outside and turn left. You will see large wood structures, our high ropes courses, where the instructors will be gathered.

Where you End: Your lesson will end at 3:30pm at the Lionshead base, though you are welcome to leave at any time. If you wish to add additional days, come into the ticket office after your lesson the day before.
 

GOLDEN PEAK LESSONS

Where to Check In: Check in at the Golden Peak Adult’s Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in the Golden Peak Lodge and near Lift Chair 6. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm.

Where to Meet:

  • *First Time Skiers and Snowboarders: you will meet at the blue first time skiers sign right outside our lobby doors. If you coming via the in town bus, the bus will drop you off right at the meeting location. 
  • *All Other Skiers and Riders: You will meet on the snow between chairs 6 and 12. Once you leave our lobby or come via the in town bus, walk past the vending machines. You will see a ramp onto the snow on the left. Once on the snow, in between the two chair lifts will be a fence with instructors gathered around it. 

WHERE YOU END: Your lesson will end at 3:30pm at the Golden Peak base, though you are welcome to leave at any time. If you wish to add additional days, come into the office after your lesson the day before.



What to Bring

Vail is in a high elevation environment, which means the temperature may change dramatically during the day and we have above average UV indexes. Below is a list of items to bring in order to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime:

 

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
  • Bring your lift ticket if it is not included in your lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket.
  • Lunch Money


 

CANCELLATION & PAYMENT POLICY:

All lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson or a processing fee will be imposed. If you cancel (within the 24 hour period) and we are able to re-book the instructor, a $100 processing fee will be charged. If you cancel and we are unable to re-book the instructor, the full price of the lesson will be charged to your credit card. You also have the option to move the lesson to another day based on availability and no process fee will be charged.
 
Please contact us at 970-Ski-Vail (754-8245) should you have any questions.
Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement but are an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

 

 

 

CHILDREN GROUP & U4 LESSON DETAILS

CHECK IN: If possible, you should check-in by 4:00pm the day before your lesson. If you are checking in your child the morning of their lesson, please arrive at our facility no later than 8:30am. Please verify all information on name tags and registration forms for accuracy. Important things to double check are contact phone numbers, allergy information, and special needs. At check- in, you will receive your lesson and lift tickets (if applicable). If you reserved rental equipment with your lesson, we will help your child try on the boots and you will take the boots and helmet home with you so your child can be wearing them and be ready to go in the morning. Skis and snowboards may be taken home or stored at ski school.

LESSON START TIMES

  • Group: 9:30am
  • U4: 9:00am

END TIMES: 3:15-3:30pm


LIONSHEAD LESSONS


WHERE TO CHECK IN: You will need to check in at the Lionshead Children’s Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in Lionshead Square across from Starbucks. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm.

Address: Eagle Bahn Gondola Building, 675 Lionshead PL, Vail, CO 81658

WHERE TO DROP OFF: If you checked in the day prior please follow the drop off times below.

  • 3-6 Year Old Kids: You can drop off your 3-6 year old kids at the Lionshead Children’s Ski & Snowboard School Facility between the hours of 8:00am-9:15am on the day of their lesson
  • 7-14 Year Old Kids: Please drop off your 7-14 year old kids in the group lesson learning area to the left of the Born Free Express lift at the base of Lionshead at 9:00am
  • U4: Please bring your child to our Ultimate 4 yard, located to the right of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, at 9:00am.
    If you are unable to check in your child the day before, please arrive for check in and drop off at our Lionshead Children’s Ski & Snowboard School Facility no later than 8:15am on the morning of the lesson.

WHERE TO PICK UP: Please bring a photo ID, and remember your security code to pick up your child.  Your child’s lesson will end between 3:15pm-3:30pm. Pick up is located where you dropped your child off in the morning. At pick up you will have the opportunity to speak with your child’s instructor about what they worked on in their lesson.

GOLDEN PEAK LESSONS


WHERE TO CHECK IN: Check in at the Golden Peak Children's Ski & Snowboard School facility.  This is located in the Golden Peak Lodge and near Lift Chair 6. Hours of operation are 8:00am-4:30pm.

Address: Golden Peak Children’s Center, 498 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

WHERE TO MEET:
If you checked in the day prior please follow the drop off times below.

  • 3-6 Year Old Kids: You can drop off your 3-6 year old kids inside the Golden Peak Children’s Ski & Snowboard School Facility between the hours of 8:00am-9:15am on the day of their lesson
  • 7-14 Year Old Kids: Please drop off your 7-14 year old kids in the group lesson learning area behind the Golden Peak Children’s Center, up the small hill by the corbel and
    magic carpet at 9:00am
  • U4: Please bring your child to our Ultimate 4 yard, located just behind the Golden Peak Children’s Center, just outside the Rental doors, by 9:00am.
    If you are unable to check in your child the day before, please arrive for check in and drop off at our Golden Peak Children’s Ski & Snowboard School Facility no later than 8:30am on the morning of the lesson.

WHERE TO PICK UP: Please bring a photo ID, and remember your security code to pick up your child.  Your child’s lesson will end between 3:15pm-3:30pm. Pick up is located where you dropped your child off in the morning. At pick up you will have the opportunity to speak with your child’s instructor about what they worked on in their lesson.


WHAT TO BRING


Vail is in a high elevation environment, which means the temperature may change dramatically during the day and we have above average UV indexes. Below is a list of items to bring in order to ensure you have an experience of a lifetime:

Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
Goggles
Helmet 
Sunscreen
One pair of ski socks
Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
Bring your lift ticket if it is not included in your lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket. 

Lunch and snacks are included in the lesson. If your child has special dietary needs, please make us aware of those needs so that we can arrange a suitable option or we can determine whether it is best for the child to pack their own lunch.
 
Should you have chosen to check in the day before, remember to have your child wear his/her ski or snowboard boots when they are being dropped off for their lesson! We have limited storage for additional belongings. 



CANCELLATION & PAYMENT POLICY


All lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson or a processing fee will be imposed. If you cancel (within the 24 hour period) and we are able to re-book the instructor, a $100 processing fee will be charged. If you cancel and we are unable to re-book the instructor, the full price of the lesson will be charged to your credit card. You also have the option to move the lesson to another day based on availability and no process fee will be charged.
 
Please contact us at 970-Ski-Vail (754-8245) should you have any questions.
Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement but are an appropriate and appreciated gesture.
 

 

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