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2015-16 Lesson Pricing to be announced in September

Give your child the opportunity to learn skiing or snowboarding, or maybe master a new skill. Our Pros make full use of our legendary terrain to build the confidence of young skiers and emphasize safety.

Offered at: Snowmass // Aspen Highlands // Buttermilk

Why Should Your Child Take a Lesson?

  • Our highly trained Pros bring passion and expert guidance to each lesson, giving  children the confidence to try new things while emphasizing the Skier Responsibility Code.
  • Groups are divided according to skill level and goals. Your child will be given the chance to make new friends in an environment that fosters learning and encourages personal growth.
  • Over the course of a lesson, your child might learn: The fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding; techniques for mastering groomers or safely navigating race courses; and gaining an introduction to terrain parks and pipes.
  • Children often choose to compete with new friends at specials events such as Race Day or the Lowdown Showdown Park Challenge, and play in fun environments such as Lizard Lodge, Toad Town, Fort Frog and Tree Trails.


Skiing and snowboarding at Snowmass and Buttermilk.  Skiing only at Aspen Highlands.

Geared for:

Children ages 7 to 12, of all levels of ability. See mountain descriptions below for specifics.


  • Full-day lesson: From 9:30am–3pm.
  • Plan to have your child arrive at their lesson meeting area at least 15 minutes before lesson start time.



  • Discipline/Ability: Offered everyday, for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
  • Meeting Place: Base of the Village Express Lift.

Aspen Highlands

  • Discipline/Ability: Skiers only. Intermediate to expert level. Child must be able to ski parallel on blue terrain.
  • Meeting Place: Base of the Exhibition Lift.


  • Discipline/Ability: Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities.
  • Meeting Place: Base of Summit Express Lift.

What’s Included

  • Lesson
  • Lunch 
  • Note: Lift tickets and rentals are sold separately.

What to Bring

  • Please label all items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Make sure your child stays hydrated before the lesson so they can handle the elevation and exercise. 
  • Leave the cotton clothing at home. Dress them in moisture-wicking layers, even in the cold.
  • Clothes should include: waterproof coat, snow pants, boots, hat, and mittens, goggles or sunglasses.
  • Bring sunscreen and lip protection

Parent Info & Special Considerations

  • Helmets are required for children ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard Schools programs.
  • If possible, get your lift tickets and rentals the day before. It is recommended to allow for 1 hour to properly fit your child with rental equipment.
  • Our goal is for your child to have a wonderful experience. If your child has a difficult time adjusting, we will contact you so that together we can decide what is best for your child.
  • Transportation: Free transportation is available on Max the Moose Express, a shuttle from Aspen to Buttermilk reserved for kids! Max the Moose leaves from the gondola building in Aspen at 8:45am and returns before 4pm. Children riding Max the Moose Express must be at least 5 years old.
  • Health: Your child’s health is important to us. Please notify us of any health problems or medication requirements. We reserve the right to refuse any child due to illness to ensure the health of the other children in our program.
  • Medication: If medication is to be administered, parents must sign a medical release instructing us how and when the medication is to be given to the child. All medication must be in the original container with the written instructions from the physician clearly marked. We are not allowed to dispense over the counter medicine without a written physician order.

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