Snow School

Vail Ski School

Vail has you covered with around 1000 instructors who speak over 30 languages and offers all of the lesson options you would expect from a highly rated market leading ski school including private and group lessons for adults, kids, and teens. The Vail Ski and Snowboard School operates out of Golden Peak, Vail Village, and Lionshead as well as at Mid-Vail.

Vail Adult Private Lessons

Adult (15+ year) private lessons operate out of Vail Village, Lionshead, and Golden Peak for skiers and boarders of all abilities. The start time is 9 am. A private lesson is often the very best learning experience because of the individualized coaching. You also get to ski and learn on the specific terrain and areas you want’ so you can pick up lots of local knowledge on the best spots and when to hit them along with the benefit of skipping the lift lines.

Vail Adult Group Lessons

Adult (15+ year) group lessons operate out of Lionshead and Golden Peak for skiers and boarders. They run for a half-day with small group sizes. There is the option of a morning half-day or an afternoon half-day lesson. Group lessons do not include a lift pass, so you will need to arrange this separately.

Vail Child Private Lessons

Children thrive in a fun environment and learn as much from play as anything else, which is why a private lesson with a dedicated instructor who can connect with your child’s inner skier or board is such a great investment in their future enjoyment of the sport. Private lessons operate out of Vail Village, Lionshead, and Golden Peak for skiers and boarders of all abilities. Ski the lift lines and explore the whole mountain subject to the child’s ability.

Vail Child Group Lesson

Making new friends as you improve your skills and be taken on an adventure around the slopes is just some of the magic when it comes to a group lesson at Vail. Child group lessons operate out of Lionshead and Golden Peak for skiers and boarders of all abilities.

Children age 3-4: one-on-one, one-hour lessons
Children age 5-6: max. class size of four
Children age 7+: max. class size of six

Vail Family Private Lesson

Explore all that Vail has to offer with family and friends in group sizes of up to six students. Share the memories and the fun and watch everyone improve or you may prefer to book a family private to jump the lift lines and get to the action before anyone else. Family private lessons operate out of Vail Village, Lionshead and Golden Peak for skiers and boarders of all abilities.

For Beginner Skiers

Golden Peak Ski School is a great place for beginners as the learning terrain is at the base of the mountain. Unlike the Lionshead Ski School, where you ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola up to the Adventure Ridge area to where the beginner terrain is located, which is at the top of the mountain. This makes for a great view and experience for first-timers.

Group of five learner skiers at Vail Ski Resort in Colorado