Junior Group Lessons
Ages 6 to 12 Years - All Levels
Whether that kid of yours is a seasoned powder-lover ready to dial their skills up a notch, or a first-timer looking to learn the ropes, our Ski & Snowboard School will make sure that learning to ski or ride is fun, safe, and accessible for all. Kids can work to improve their skiing and riding and have an absolute blast doing it, too. Win-win, right?
Powder Scout lessons are for skiers and riders of all abilities, ages 6-12. Lessons are grouped according to age and ability to create the most effective learning environment. Our instructors will develop your kid’s skills and accelerate their learning curve with challenging terrain in the Kids Fun Zone and beyond. Powder Scouts will leave your kids smiling, and we can guarantee they’ll feel more confident on the snow by the end of the day.
- Standalone group lessons are offered for ages 6 and up only.
- Visit our Child Private Lessons and Child Care pages for lessons for children ages 3 to 5 years.
- Available disciplines: Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding.
- Visit our Adult/Junior Private Lessons page for Nordic and Telemark Skiing.
- Lift ticket is not included.
- Ability Levels 1 to 3 can take advantage of our Start Me Up Package that includes beginner terrain access and rentals.
How to Book
We are very excited that you will be joining us for Ski & Snowboard Lessons. Before you start the booking process online or through Ski & Snowboard School at 307-353-2300 x1352, please gather the following information for each skier/snowboarder:
- First & Last Name
- Date of Birth
- Ability level
- Email address
- Phone number
- Sign our Winter Activities Liability Waiver
Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the lesson at the Group Lessons Meeting Area next to the Climbing Wall. Our staff and instructors will meet you there to complete the check-in process and lesson meet and greet. Please sign our Winter Liability Waiver in advance. Skiers and snowboarders must be dressed, geared up and ready to start the lesson. All students must have lift ticket or season pass ready.
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign a release form if it has not already been completed online.
Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance will be charged a $25 processing fee per lesson. Cancellations made within 72 hours of service date, or no shows will forfeit the total cost of the lesson. Every effort will be made to reschedule individual lessons with 72-hour advance notice, change is subject to availability. An additional fee may apply for lesson changes.
Please understand and respect our Lesson Age requirements as they are in place for the health and safety of our staff and our guests. Please note: if you misrepresent your child’s age purposefully or by mistake, the lesson you booked will be treated as a ‘day of cancellation’ which means the entire lesson fee is forfeited, unless we are able to rebook the lesson as an age-appropriate option.
LEVEL 1: FIRST-TIME BEGINNER
First-time skier or snowboarder. Never been on skis or a snowboard.
LEVEL 2: BEGINNER CARPET AREA
Students have skied or snowboarded once or twice but have not mastered stopping, turning, or the chairlift. Likely riding the Papoose Conveyor, but not riding the chairlift yet.
LEVEL 3: NOVICE
Students are skiing or snowboarding on green slopes and riding the Shoshone chair lift. Students are able to stop independently. Snowboarders are exploring linking turns, and skiers are linking basic turns.
LEVEL 4: INTERMEDIATE
High Flying Eagles
Students are mostly parallel skiing or linking turns snowboards on blue slopes. Building skills on tougher blue slopes.
LEVEL 5: ADVANCED
Students ski and ride confidently on blue and black slopes, on and off-trail. Skiers are making strong parallel turns. Snowboarders are linking turns confidently. Can vary turn sizes and are competent in various snow conditions.