Park City Ski & Snowboard School FAQ's

Lift tickets are not included in the base price of lessons. Everyone accessing the mountain must have a lift ticket. For many of our lessons we offer a discounted lift ticket as an add-on product.

Park City offers Never Ever and Foundation (2-5) lessons for adult (15 yo+) skiers and snowboarders. All-day products offered daily, and PM only products offered based upon availability. Levels 1-5.
During the actual lesson time, we recommend that parents observe from a distance to prevent disrupting the class.
The Adult Ski School is for ages 16 and up. Because of the different teaching needed for children and to respect the other adults in the lesson, children and teens are accommodated at our Kids & Teens Ski and Snowboard School.

The best way for families to ski or snowboard together is to reserve a Family Private Lesson (up to 6 guest per instructor).
Yes, online at, or over the phone at 435.658.5530, 48-hours in advance for best pricing.
Yes online at and over the phone 1 (435) 658-5530. 48-hours in for best pricing.
Yes, you will need to show identification, your confirmation letter, and sign documents.
Yes, the Children's Ski & Ride School rental shops specialize in fitting your children with the proper equipment for their age & ability.
If you register online you may reserve rentals in advance. Please allow a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the lesson start time on the first day for fitting. If possible please come in the afternoon the day before to pick up tickets and get fitted for rental equipment.
You can purchase multiple days of lessons although there is no multi-day discount.
Change of Plans?

To change your reservations please call:

  • Vail: 1-970-754-4300
  • Beaver Creek: 1-970-754-5300
  • Keystone: 1-970-496-4170
  • Breckenridge: 1-970-453-3250
  • Crested Butte: 1-970-251-7022
  • Northstar: 1-530-562-1010
  • Heavenly: 1-775-586-7000
  • Kirkwood: 1-209-258-7356
  • Park City: 1-435-658-5530
  • Stevens Pass: 1-206-812-4510
  • Whistler Blackhomb: 1-604-967-8950
  • Stowe: 1-802-253-3000
  • Mount Sunapee: 1-603-763-3541
  • Okemo: 1-802-228-1600 
Park City Full day lessons are 6 hours. All Children's Ultimate (3, 4 and 5) and Teen Select start at 9:00 - 3:00. Standard Youth Group Ski lessons are 9:30-3:30. All-day Adult NE, Foundation and Peak to Peak are 9:30 to 3:30. Afternoon classes for all ages are 1:00-4:00. Women's Ultimate4 is 12:45-3:15.

No, you can purchase a lesson only ticket to be used in conjunction with the lift ticket for the day your child is participating in the children's ski and snowboard school program. The lesson only product can be purchased onsite or online.

We offer Lesson+Lift+Rental and Lesson+Rental packets for Adult Never Evers and Women's Ultimate 4 classes. Click here
Child Ultimate 3 = 3 yo; Ultimate 4 = 4-6yo; Ultimate 5/Standard Youth = 7-14; Teen Select = 15-17; Adult = 15+; Women's U4 = 18+
The Snow is Falling!

Children: If it snows during lessons, the kids will ski or snowboard and will come inside for frequent breaks during extremely low temperatures.

Adults: We LOVE snow! We send class out regardless of the weather. The class will take breaks, but dress properly and you will enjoy every minute of it.

Snow, Friends and Fun!
  • For the age 7-14 programs the children meet their instructor at 9:15am. They leave the base area at 9:30 am. The class will stop for lunch and take a bathroom and drink break when needed. Otherwise they will ski/snowboard until 3:30pm
  • For 3-year-old beginner programs, the children will do an indoor ski lesson and then go outside on the hill for a combined 2.5 hours of ski time throughout the day. They will come in around noon for lunch. Pick up is at 3:30pm. Other time spent inside consists of arts & crafts, practice in snow gear, and yoga! 
  • For 4-6-year-old beginner programs, the children need to be checked in by 9:30am. They will ski more intermittently throughout the day with bathroom and warming up breaks based on the stamina of the group. They will come in for lunch around noon. Parent pick up is at 3:30pm. 

Check out our Lesson/Ski School Programs

If you are late for your lesson we will do everything possible to accommodate. However, if the class has left the base area, you may have to reschedule for another available date. No call, no shows are subject to full lesson charge.

To speak to a ski and snowboard school representative, call 435-658-5530.

Lessons are date specific due to inventoried products. Return and resell is an option for sick children.

Children's Ski Lessons

  • We start with willing, potty-trained 3 year olds.
  • Special 1 hour add-on private available for 2 year olds through Little Adventures Daycare Center.
  • Please help prepare your child for separation from mom and dad for the day.

Children's Snowboard Lessons

  • For group lessons we take ages 5 - 12. Snowboard private lessons are available for all ages.

Children't Snowboard Lessons - Kids Snowboard School

  • For group lessons we take 7-12 year olds and ages 13 and older for our teen groups.
  • Snowboard private lessons are available for children of all ages.
  • We offer a semi-private snowboard lesson for ages 5 and 6, maximum of 4 children per class.
  • The daily format is very similar to the 3-6 alpine program. Pre-registration online is highly recommended
You should select the level that you are currently skiing/riding at, not what you want to become. If you are unclear or uncertain of your level, please read below to see our description of zones of learning. All you need to select is beginner, intermediate or advanced. Upon arrival, we will combine you with other guests of the same skill level with your zone.

Get in the ZONE

We split the lessons into what 'zone' you ski in; beginner, intermediate, and advanced. For instance within the beginner zone, there are skiers/boarders that are first-timers, up to those just starting on intermediate runs. Within that zone, you will be matched up with other students that are at your level. So all you really need to let us know is if you ski on beginner, intermediate, or advanced runs, that's the level of lesson to take.

How early do I have to wake up?

  • Lessons start at 9:00 AM
  • Arrive 1 hour prior to the scheduled start time of your lesson
  • Allow extra time if you need rental equipment that morning
  • Please remember to have all rental equipment with you when you arrive at the lesson meeting spot

Remember To Bring:

  • Dress in layers. This allows you to adjust to changing temperatures
  • Eye Protection; sunglasses or goggles
  • Good Gloves - Your gardening gloves won't make the cut
  • Good Socks - A well-fitted pair of wool or synthetic wool socks, not too thick. Cotton socks aren't recommended.
  • Waterproof jackets and pants will keep you warmer and more comfortable
  • Water - it's important to stay hydrated at dry altitude
  • A Snack - something small that will fit in a pocket to keep up energy
  • Credit Card or cash for payment and any food you may want to buy on the mountain
  • Sunblock - the suns rays and its reflection off the snow are powerful at this altitude
  • And of course: Skis, snowboard, boots, poles (you'd be surprised how many people forget)
Park City has National Ability Center. Go to for more information.


Siblings of different ages in Day Care/ Nursery

No, if you children are in different age groups, they cannot be placed in the same classroom for the day. In some cases if our staff feels there is a need, siblings may have the opportunity for brief visits during the day.