Lesson Planning Guide

Making a lesson plan with Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard Schools

See below for all of the details you need to set your child or teen up for success during their ski or snowboard lessons! You'll find everything you need to know about where to meet, what to bring, and more. If you still have questions, give us a call and we would be happy to help!

Ages 2.5 - 3

A child age 3 learning to ski at Buttermilk
This safe, fun, and nurturing program is staffed with experienced professionals specializing in early childhood education as well as ski instruction. Indoors or outdoors, kids love all the new, stimulating experiences. The youngsters have their own private learning area right outside of the Treehouse at Snowmass or The Hideout at Buttermilk and will participate in a one hour ski experience each morning. When indoors, your child will enjoy age-specific rooms and a low child-to-Pro ratio. Children in this group at the Treehouse will have rest time each afternoon.

Reservations required.

Times: Morning Half Day: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm;
Full Day: 9:30 am - 3 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start.

Rate includes: childcare, lesson, lift ticket, equipment (including required helmet), lunch, and snacks.

Meeting Locations*:
Snowmass: Check in at the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, Level 1
Buttermilk: Check in at the Hideout
*Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start.

What to Bring: waterproof coat, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens, goggles or sunglasses, change of clothes (extra diapers, pull-ups, or underwear), sunscreen, and lip protection.
Please label all items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Helmets: helmets are REQUIRED for children ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard School lessons.

Health: 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 other children.

Medication: If medication is to be administered, parents must sign a medical release instructing us how and when the medication is to be given. All medication must be in original container with written instructions from physician clearly marked. We are not allowed to dispense over the counter medicine without a written order from physician.

Change/Cancellation Policy: All Ski & Snowboard School products changed or cancelled 48 hours or more in advance are fully refundable.

Ready To Book?
Book your child's ski lesson today and check it off your to-do list.

Ages 3 - 4

Four-year-old children learn to ski at Snowmass
This safe, fun and nurturing program is staffed with experienced professionals specializing in early childhood education as well as ski instruction. Indoors or outdoors, kids will love all the new, stimulating experiences. Children have their own private learning area right outside of the Treehouse at Snowmass or The Hideout at Buttermilk. When indoors, your child will enjoy age-specific rooms and a low child-to-Pro ratio. Children must be potty trained and ready to spend most of their day outside.

Reservations required.

Times: Morning Half Day: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; Full Day: 9:30 am - 3 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.

Rate includes: childcare, lesson, lift ticket, lunch, and snacks. Equipment rentals are not included.

Meeting Locations*:
Snowmass: Check in at the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, Level 2
Buttermilk: Check in at the Hideout
*Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start.

What to Bring: waterproof coat, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens, goggles or sunglasses, change of clothes (extra diapers, pull-ups, or underwear), sunscreen, and lip protection.
Please label all items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Equipment: Allow an extra hour to be fitted for equipment. If your schedule allows, pick up your rentals the evening before your first day on the slopes. Four Mountain Sports rental shop is located in eight locations throughout the bases of all four mountains.

Helmets: helmets are REQUIRED for children ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard School lessons.

Health: 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 other children.

Medication: If medication is to be administered, parents must sign a medical release instructing us how and when the medication is to be given. All medication must be in original container with written instructions from physician clearly marked. We are not allowed to dispense over the counter medicine without a written order from physician.

Change/Cancellation Policy: All Ski & Snowboard School products changed or cancelled 48 hours or more in advance are fully refundable.

Ready To Book?
Book your child's ski lesson today and check it off your to-do list.

Ages 5 - 6

Children age 6 learn to ski at Snowmass
Our 5 & 6 year old program is designed for little rippers that are on skis or snowboards for the first time as well as for those who have been shredding it up their entire short lives. It's all about small-group fun and safety on the slopes for this energetic group. Equipment rentals not included.

*Ages 5 & 6 group ski & snowboard lessons available at Snowmass & Buttermilk for all abilities
*Ages 5 & 6 group ski lessons only at Aspen Highlands for blue zone abilities and up
*Ages 5 & 6 ski & snowboard group lessons not available at Aspen Mountain

Reservations required.

Times: Full Day: 9:30 am - 3 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of lesson.

Rate includes: lesson, lift ticket, and lunch. Equipment rentals are not included.

Meeting locations*:
Snowmass: Base Village Plaza outside of the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center
Aspen Highlands: Base of Exhibition lift. (Intermediate & up SKIERS only)
Buttermilk: Buttermilk Plaza outside of The Hideout
*Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start.

What to Bring: waterproof coat, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens, goggles or sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip protection. Please label all items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Equipment: Allow an extra hour to be fitted for equipment. If your schedule allows, pick up your rentals the evening before your first day on the slopes. Four Mountain Sports rental shop is located in eight locations throughout the bases of all four mountains, including the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center at Snowmass and The Hideout at Buttermilk.

Helmets: helmets are REQUIRED for children ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard School lessons.

Change/Cancellation Policy: All Ski & Snowboard School products changed or cancelled 48 hours or more in advance are fully refundable.

Ready To Book?
Book your child's ski or snowboard lesson today and check it off your to-do list.

Ages 7 - 12

Children in a group lesson at Aspen Snowmass in Colorado
Experienced Pros share their wealth of knowledge and instill an appreciation for the mountain environment. Their passion is contagious and kids enjoy perfecting their skills while they develop a love for the sport. Beginners to experts learn in a supportive and fun environment while developing confidence and life skills. Your child will gain a solid understanding of the safety aspects involved with snow sports as our Pros incorporate the Skier Responsibility Code in every lesson.

*Ages 7 to 12 group ski & snowboard lessons available at Snowmass & Buttermilk for all abilities

*Ages 7 to 12 group ski lessons only at Aspen Highlands for blue zone abilities and up
*Ages 7 to 12 ski & snowboard group lessons not available at Aspen Mountain

Reservations required.

Times: Full Day: 9:30 am - 3 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of lesson.

Rate includes: lesson and lunch. Lift ticket and equipment rentals are not included.

Meeting locations*:
Snowmass: Base Village Plaza, next to the base of the Village Express Lift
Aspen Highlands: Base of Exhibition lift. (Intermediate & up SKIERS only.)
Buttermilk: Base of Summit Express Lift.
*Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time.

What to Bring: waterproof coat, snow pants, boots, hat, mittens, goggles or sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip protection. Please label all items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Equipment: Allow an extra hour to be fitted for equipment. If your schedule allows, pick up your rentals the evening before your first day on the slopes. Four Mountain Sports rental shop is located in eight locations throughout the bases of all four mountains, including the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center at Snowmass and The Hideout at Buttermilk.

Helmets: helmets are REQUIRED for children ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard School lessons.

Change/Cancellation Policy: All Ski & Snowboard School products changed or cancelled 48 hours or more in advance are fully refundable.

Ready To Book?
Book your child's ski or snowboard lesson today and check it off your to-do list.




Ages 13 - 17

Snowboarding a groomer with an instructor
Coaching happens and skills develop – but half the time they won’t even know it’s happening because they are having so much fun! The program is structured to accommodate the personalities of the individuals within the program. Based on conditions and group ability levels, daily lessons can include learning the basics, cruising the groomers to coaching for pipe & park, big mountain, bumps, carving, racing and freestyle. Teens may choose to compete with new friends at school race day and NASTAR.

*Ages 13 to 17 skiers and snowboarders, all levels at Snowmass

*Ages 13 to 17 skiers and snowboarders, all levels at Buttermilk. Ages 13 to 17 may be mixed age groups at Buttermilk.
*Ages 13 to 17 skiers, blue zone abilities and up at Aspen Highlands. Ages 13 to 17 may be mixed age groups at Highlands.
*Ages 13 to 17 ski and snowboard group lessons NOT available at Aspen Mountain

Reservations required.

Times: Full Day: 9:30 am - 3 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of lesson.

Rate includes: lesson. Lift ticket, equipment rentals, and lunch* not included. *Groups will stop together for lunch. Please send money with your teen for lunch of sign them up for Resort Charge.

Meeting locations*:
Snowmass: Base Village Plaza, next to the base of the Village Express Lift
Aspen Highlands: Base of Exhibition lift. (Intermediate & up SKIERS only.)
Buttermilk: Base of Summit Express Lift.
*Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start.

What to Bring: sunscreen and lip protection, lunch money (teens will eat on-mountain with their Pro and group), moisture-wicking layers (no cotton!).

Equipment: Allow an extra hour to be fitted for equipment. If your schedule allows, pick up your rentals the evening before your first day on the slopes. Four Mountain Sports rental shop is located in eight locations throughout the bases of all four mountains.

Helmets: helmets are REQUIRED for children and teens ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard School lessons.

Change/Cancellation Policy: All Ski & Snowboard School products changed or cancelled 48 hours or more in advance are fully refundable.

Ready To Book?
Book your child's ski or snowboard lesson today and check it off your to-do list.

Have more questions? Give us a call! Our experienced, local agents know the ins and outs of everything Aspen Snowmass and would be happy to answer your questions.

Questions? Call us!

1-877-AT-ASPEN (877-282-7736)

Mountain Sales Call Center

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM