Prepare For Your Lesson

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What to Expect

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Prep For The Lesson

Best pricing is available online, in advance. To book a group lesson within 24 hours or a private lesson within 48 hours, please visit one of our Ski & Snowboard sales locations or call ahead. Our cancellation policy is available here. Make sure all members of your group have a pass or lift ticket and rent gear if needed.

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Early Is On Time

Arrive 30 minutes before the lesson to allow time for check-in. If you or your child are picking up rental gear, arrive 60 minutes early.

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Check-In For The Day

Check-in for the lesson at the location or base area you selected while booking. 

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Meet Our World-Class Instructors

All group lessons will be sorted by ability level and child lessons will be sorted by age. The instructor will determine a plan for the day based on individual needs or group goals. 

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CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN

World-class instructors will help all participants have fun exploring more of the mountain by practicing new techniques at their own pace. All Full Day lessons will include a break for lunch, with food provided only for child lessons. Half Day and Bundled AM / PM lessons will not include lunch.

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PICK UP YOUR ADVENTURER

If you are dropping off a child, make sure to confirm location and pick-up time. The instructor will provide a summary of their lesson and your child's progress at pick-up. 

 

Gratuities: Instructor gratuity is at your discretion. Please note, a 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your instructor feel very appreciated and valued. 

WHERE TO GO

Please check-in at least 30 minutes before the start of your lesson. If you arrive late and cannot complete check-in prior to the check-in end time, we may not be able to accommodate you in a lesson for that day. If you are renting equipment and will need to pick it up on the morning of your lesson, please arrive at least 60 minutes before the start of your lesson.

 

The location of your lesson is selected at the time of booking and the check-in location will be listed on your confirmation email once a lesson is purchased. 

WHERE TO CHECK IN:

  • Adult Group Lessons (age 13+) For 10:00am, 1:00pm, and rolling start lessons: 
    • Pick up your tickets at the ticket window on the upper level of the Learning Center.  Once you have your tickets and equipment, meet outside the back of the Learning Center on snow.  Look for the green flag.  All guests must have a lift ticket or seasons pass. 
    • After checking in, please be prepared to meet on snow at least 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time 9:45am for morning, and 12:45pm for afternoon lessons.  
    • Please note: if renting, guests should plan at least 1 hour to obtain rental equipment prior to their lesson meeting time. 
  • Child Group Lessons - Mountaineers (age 7-14):
    • Check-in for morning and full-day lessons begins as early as 8:30am.  All students should be checked in no later than 9:15am. 
      • Students who are obtaining rentals must check-in no later than 9:00am 
    • Check-in for afternoon lessons begins as early as 10:30am.  All students should be checked in no later than 12:15pm. 
      • Students who are obtaining rentals may acquire their rentals as early as 10:30am. They should check-in to get rentals no later than 12:00pm. 
    • Once a Mountaineer has checked in (and obtained rentals if needed) they will go with their parents to the lesson meeting area on the slopeside area of the learning center near the conveyor lift (Look for our signs).  Check in begins 15 minutes prior to lesson start time. 
  • Child Group Lessons - Explorers (ages 5 & 6) & Scouts (ages 3 & 4):
    • Check in for morning lessons begins as early as 8:30am.  All students should be checked in no later than 9:15am.  Once a child is checked into Explorers and Scouts, they enter our parent-free facility.  Students will be supervised and led in games, arts & crafts projects, and team-building activities until their lesson start time.  If a child is renting equipment from us this is the time they would be fitted for their equipment. 
      • Students participating in afternoons lessons may acquire rentals early but not before 10:30am to ensure we can get all AM students to their lessons on time.  Their check-in time remains the same. 
    • Check-in for afternoon lessons begins are early as 12:00pm.  All students should be checked in no later than 12:30. Students may acquire their rental equipment early but not before 10:30am to allow our morning students to get to their lessons on time.  
  • Private Lessons (age 3+):
    • Private lessons meet on the hour.  
    • All private lessons meet on the slopeside area of the Learning Center.  Look for our “Private Lessons” sign. 
    • A reservation and lift ticket (or seasons pass) are required for private lessons.  Lessons may be sold day-of based on availability but should be purchased no later than 30 minutes prior to lesson start time. 
    • If you need to pick up rental gear you will acquire it on the second floor of the Learning Center.  Guests should plan at least 1 hour to obtain rental equipment prior to their lesson meeting time.