Private Lessons

Private Lessons at Aspen Snowmass

No matter your age or ability level, we can custom-tailor the appropriate instruction for you, whether you've never set foot on snow before, or if you just want a few pointers to improve upon. From Private Lessons to Guided Experiences, enjoy skiing and riding more with personalized coaching, teaching, and guiding to fit your needs and expectations.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended, especially during peak seasons.

Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons

Full Day Starting at $973 | Half Day Starting at $753

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Ski or ride beyond your greatest expectations and customize your day with one of our industry-leading instructors. Enjoy priority lift access, personalized coaching, flexible meeting times and locations, and complimentary overnight ski/board storage and transfer between mountains. Lesson valid for up to five guests of your choosing.

Full day lessons are available from 9am - 3pm. Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time dressed, with equipment, and ready to go.

Half day lessons are available from 9am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time dressed, with equipment, and ready to go.

Guided Experiences

Full Day Starting at $973 | Half Day Starting at $753

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Customize your day with your personalized guide and explore our legendary terrain on your own terms. You'll experience Aspen Snowmass like a local while enjoying priority lift access, flexible meeting times and locations and complimentary overnight ski/board storage and transfer. Valid for up to five guests of your choosing.

Full day Guided Experiences are available from 9am - 3pm. Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time dressed, with equipment, and ready to go.

Half day Guided Experiences are available from 9am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time dressed, with equipment, and ready to go.

Buttermilk Deluxe

$621

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Join us for a special Private Lesson on Buttermilk while we prepare for and host the 2023 Winter X Games. Experience a full-day Private Lesson for you and four of your friends. We’ll provide instruction to improve any technique you want to focus on. You will enjoy priority lift access and personalized instruction.

Full day lessons are available from 9am - 3pm. Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time dressed, with equipment, and ready to go.

Available January 14 - February 4, 2023.

What to Know Before You Go

Find Your Ability Zone

Skier Ability Zones

First Time Skier
Level 1: “I’ve never skied.”

Green Zone Skiers
Level 2: “I can slide, slightly change direction, and come to a stop.” – Easiest green terrain
Level 3: “I can link turns together and stop where I want to on the easiest green terrain. My turns are usually all the same size.” – Green terrain
Level 4: “I am linking turns together smoothly on all green terrain. I can make narrow and wide turns” – All green and easiest blue terrain

Blue Zone Skiers
Level 5: “I am skiing mostly parallel in a couple different turn sizes and shapes on most blue terrain. I am beginning to use my poles and can hockey stop in both directions.” - All green terrain and most blue terrain
Level 6: “I am skiing parallel and confidently on all groomed blue terrain. I am exploring un-groomed trails and the easiest bumps. I usually make the same turn sizes and shapes on un-groomed trails.” – All groomed blues, easy blue bumps, easy groomed blacks
Level 7: “I am able to make parallel turns with a pole plant on all blue and black terrain. I am exploring un-groomed black terrain, including bumps. I can change my turn sizes and shapes for the different challenges.” – All blue terrain and most black terrain

Black Zone Skiers
Level 8: “I am making different turns sizes and shapes, including rhythmic short turns and large carved turns, on all blue and black terrain (groomed or un-groomed). I feel comfortable exploring harder blacks and easier double black terrain.” – All black and easy double blacks terrain
Level 9: “I can ski the entire mountain and am working on skiing faster, smoother, difficult lines, and learning different strategies in the hardest terrain and snow conditions.” – Entire mountain

Snowboarder Ability Zones

First Time Snowboarder
Level 1: “I’ve never snowboarded.”

Green Zone Snowboarders
Level 2: “I have experienced sliding, traversing both directions, and stopping.” – Easiest green terrain
Level 3: “I can control my speed. while moving across the hill, and can stop with confidence. I am starting to turn in both directions.” – Green terrain
Level 4: “I can link skidded turns on green terrain.” – All green and easiest blue

Blue Zone Snowboarder
Level 5: “I am confident and can connect different turn sizes and shapes on all green terrain. I make more or less the same size and shape turn on easy blue terrain.” - All green terrain and most blue terrain
Level 6: “I am riding most blue terrain by connecting various turn sizes and shapes. I am also exploring switch riding, easy bumps, and/or freestyle.” – All blue terrain
Level 7: “I am able to ride all blue terrain in varied conditions and working on easy black terrain, including bumps, trees, and terrain parks.” – All blue terrain and groomed black terrain

Black Zone Snowboarder
Level 8: “I am confident performing dynamic turns on varied terrain and snow conditions, including trees, steeps and powder.” – All black and easy double blacks terrain
Level 9: “I am confident riding the entire mountain. I am working on a variety of tactics and techniques that will take me to the next level.” – Entire mountain, all conditions

Meeting Locations

Aspen Mountain: Private Lesson Desk (inside ticket office at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola)

Aspen Highlands: Private Lesson Desk (inside ticket office in the village)

Buttermilk: Buttermilk Plaza, at the base of Buttermilk

Snowmass: Snowmass: Base Village Plaza



Please arrive at your meeting location 15 minutes prior to start time dressed, with equipment, and ready to go.

Policies

Change/Cancellation Policy
Ski & Snowboard School products changed or cancelled 48 hours or more in advance are fully refundable. To request a refund, please call us at (877) 365-7209 and have your order confirmation number available.

Waivers
All participants in Ski and Snowboard School group lessons and private experiences who are ages 17 and under must have a completed waiver and a Medical Emergency Contact Card in their pocket while skiing or riding with a Pro.

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