Lessons are available seven days-a-week at the West Resort and on weekends & holidays at the East Resort. If you plan to take a lesson, it is best to park at the same area. Once you have your lift tickets, lesson coupons and equipment, take the time to familiarize yourself with the resort. You will need to be at the Winter Sports School meeting area 30 minutes prior to your lesson starting time. At the West Resort, students meet beneath the Bullwheel Grill and, at the East Resort, directly across from the ticket windows. Classes begin on time! To ensure the uninterrupted attention of your instructor, we will not "add" students to your class after the lesson begins.
We match instructors to students, organize our classes quickly, and maintain optimum instructor / student ratios. Our average snowboard class for the season is 9 students and the average class size for skiers is 7, however your class size may vary depending on when you come. Class sizes tend to be smaller at 9am, 1pm and 2pm on weekends and holidays.
Make sure each individual in your group has their own lift ticket and lesson ticket prior to lesson time.
We offer three lesson start times each day. 10am (Morning), 11am (Midday), 1pm (Afternoon). Lessons are 1 hour & 45 minutes in length. On Peak Days we offer additional start times, with a morning lesson at 9am, and our last afternoon lesson at 2pm. If you are a first-timer and running late, don't panic. Another lesson will assemble shortly up until 1pm.
Traffic, road conditions and parking can often unexpectedly extend your travel time. On Peak Days, we recommend arriving at least 2 hours minimum before your lesson, and for those with morning lessons, we strongly advise aiming for the 9am start time for the best overall experience.
Helpful Hints For A Successful Private Lesson
Discounted private lessons are available at a great savings at 9:00am daily. This is the time when we have the greatest availability of instructors.
Remember your favorite instructors full name, and ask for a card. Find out their scheduled workdays so that you may request them! Special needs or goals should be expressed as well.
To optimize the value of your private lesson, DON'T MIX VASTLY DIFFERENT AGES AND/OR ABILITIES. Doing so limits the instructor's efficiency & effectiveness and diminishes your progress! Children's beginner private lessons are more productive with only one student. The value of your investment is greater splitting them up!
A private lesson may be added to your child's day with their Children's Sport Center Instructor. This really imprints the techniques that they have learned.
You will need a lift ticket to participate in a private lesson....but you will NEVER WAIT IN LINE, so more of your time is spent learning.