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Keystone Adult Ski & Ride School Lesson Information

Thank you for booking your Keystone Ski & Ride School Lesson!  Below you will find helpful information on where your lesson is located, what to bring to your lesson and what to expect from your day at Ski & Ride School.

Adult Lessons

Learning how to ski for the first time? Or do you just want to take your skiing to the next level? Our Pros will assess the abilities of your group and create a lesson plan tailored to your group with unique skills and exercises, with individual attention. You'll be learning new techniques, cruising past lift lines and meeting some new buddies along the way.We're here to help you find the best way to improve your skills, achieve your goals and ensure you make the most of your time on the mountain.

Adult Group

Adult group classes are designed for first time up to advanced skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix Academy Levels 1-9). These classes will provide participants with the basic skills needed to be safe and enjoy the mountain while developing their skiing or riding technique and skills in a fun, group environment.
We recommend that participants wear helmets but they are not required.

Class Ages: 15 years and up

Class Schedule: Full Day Information

  • 8:00pm – 9:15am - Check in at the sales office to pick up your tickets. Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time in the morning, sales offices open 8:00am 4:30pm daily!        
  • 9:45am - Meet your pro and other group members at the Meeting Area.
  • 10:00am - Lesson begins
  • 12:15pm  – 1:15pm - Lunch Break : Some classes may decide to take a break at different times.  Lunch is not included in our group lessons
  • 1:15pm - Meet back up with your pro and group at the Meeting Area
  • 3:30pm - Class dismissed! The class will finish in the same area where it started in the morning.  If you’re interested in joining the class again tomorrow please stop in the sales office to sign up.


Class Schedule:  Half-Day Information

Locations:

Levels 1-4 Available at River Run
Level 1 (first time) is available at Mountain House

  • 12:00pm-12:30pm - Check in at the sales office to pick up your tickets. Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time in the morning, sales offices open 8:00am 4:30pm daily!
  • 12:55pm - Meet your pro and other group members at the Meeting Area.
  • 1:00pm - Lesson begins
  • 3:30pm - Class dismissed! The class will finish in the same area where it started in the morning.  If you’re interested in joining the class again tomorrow please stop in the sales office to sign up.

Slope safety is of the utmost importance in Keystone, familiarize yourself with Your Responsibility Code before starting your day on the mountain!

Women Lessons (River Run Only)

Women’s Ultimate Four classes are designed for beginner and intermediate skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix Academy Levels 1-6) and will provide the lesson participant with individualized instruction due to the small class size, guaranteed to be four or fewer women in the group!
We recommend that participants wear helmets but they are not required.

Class Ages: 15 years and up

Class Schedule:
  • 12:00 -12:25pm - Check in at the sales office on first day of Ultimate Four class to pick up tickets. Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time the next morning, sales offices open 8:00am-4:30pm daily!
  • 12:25-12:30pm - Meet your pro and other group members at the Meeting Area.
  • 12:30pm - Women’s Lessons begin.
  • 3:30pm - Class dismissed!  Classes could end at different parts of the mountain depending on ability. If the lesson participant is under the age of 18 they must be released to a parent or guardian.
    
Slope safety is of the utmost importance in Keystone; familiarize yourself with Your Responsibility Code before starting your day on the mountain!

Private Lessons

Private Lesson classes are designed for first time up to advanced skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix Academy Levels 1-9). These classes will provide participants with the basic skills needed to be safe and enjoy the mountain while developing their skiing or riding technique and skills in a fun, group environment.
Helmets are required for ages 3-14. Helmets are recommended for all other participants.

Class Ages:
3 years and up

Full Day Information

Enjoy a full day private lesson tailored specifically to your ability and goals!  These lessons can be just for you or for up to six people of your choosing who are similar in age and ability level.

Full Day Class Schedule:

  • 8:00am – 8:45am - Check in at the sales office, we can also process lift tickets if you have not already received them.
  • 9:00am - Meet your pro and spend a few minutes discussing what you would like to work on and developing a lesson plan for the day.  Then get to it!
  • Lunch:  Each private lesson will follow their own plan, let your pro know when and where you’d like to eat and go from there.  Lunch is not included in private lessons.
  • 3:00pm - This is the end of your full day private lesson, if you’d like to keep the fun going tomorrow let your pro know and if available, they can arrange that for you!



Half Day Information

Enjoy a half day private lesson tailored specifically to your ability and goals! These lessons can be just for you or for up to three people of your choosing who are similar in age and ability level.

Morning Half Day Class Schedule:

  • 8:00am – 8:45am - Check in at the sales office, we can also process lift tickets if you have not already received them.
  • 9:00am - Meet your pro and spend a few minutes discussing what you would like to work on and developing a lesson plan for the day.  Then get to it!
  • 12:00pm - This is the end of your half day private lesson, if you’d like to keep the fun going let your pro know and if available, they can arrange that for you!


Afternoon Half Day:

  • 12:00am – 12:30pm - Check in at the sales office, here we can also process lift tickets for you if you have not already gotten them.
  • 12:45pm - Meet your pro and spend a few minutes discussing what you would like to work on and developing a lesson plan for the day.  Then get to it!
  • 3:45pm - This is the end of your half day private lesson, if you’d like to keep the fun going let your pro know and if available, they can arrange that for you!
What to bring to your lesson:
  • Lift ticket (if you did not book it in a package with your lessons)
  • Ski or Snowboard equipment, have this on and be ready to go when you report to your lesson meeting area.
  • Waterproof pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof mittens/gloves (if your hands get cold opt for mittens!)
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (highly recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • Dress in layers for warmth and for changing weather conditions
  • All lesson participants age 18 and over are required to sign a Ski & Ride School Assumption of Risk, Hold-Harmless, Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.  Participants under age 18 need a parent/guardian to sign one for them.  Failure to do so will result in one being prohibited from participation.

Helpful Tips:
  • Check in the afternoon before your first lesson. Sales lobbies are open 8:00am – 4:30pm daily.
  • Advance Purchase pricing only available when booking lessons ahead of time, reserve the most lessons you may want to secure the best price instead of adding on at the resort!
  • All of our students receive an EpicMix Academy report card which can be seen by setting up an Epic Mix account online!


Rentals

Child Rentals

  • Child Rentals can be purchased with the Child Ski & Ride School Lesson.  If you did not add a rental during check-out you can add it through the website or by calling (800) 255-3715.
  • Children with rentals through the Ski & Ride School will be fitted after drop-off by our Ski & Ride School Instructors.  
  • Rentals can be extended for days children are not participating in Ski & Ride School at pickup.


Adult Rentals

  • Reserve your equipment online and save up to 20% on ski and snowboard rentals at Keystone Sports. Keystone Sports offers three convenient rental locations located at Keystone's base areas.
  • Once at Keystone you can pick-up your rentals the night before or morning at least an hour prior to your lesson.


Where to go & How to get there

There are two locations available for Ski & Ride School, River Run and Mountain House.  Make sure that you meet at the correct location as directed in your ski school confirmation email.  Camp Keystone is located at the Mountain House Ski School location.

Free Parking with Private Lesson

Free parking is included in your private lesson reservation.  If your lesson is at the River Run Area, park for free in the Hunki Dori or Gold Bug Parking lots.  If your private lesson is at the Mountain House Base Area park for free at the Marmot lot.  To receive your complimentary parking, give the parking attendant the name on your private lesson reservation.

Directions To River Run Ski & Ride School

River Run Map
DIRECTIONS TO RIVER RUN BASE AREA

  • From I70 W take exit 205 to Silverthorne
  • Continue East on US-6
  • Pass the Keystone sign
  • Continue East on US-6 staying in the right lane
  • Stay right when HWY 6 forks
  • Turn left at the next street onto Gondola Road

PARKING AT RIVER RUN BASE AREA
Keystone offers Free Parking at River Run Parking Lot.  If you are traveling with small children Keystone offers Family Parking in the front row.  Keystone also offers guests the free use of wagons to cart their equipment from the parking lot to the Ski and Ride School or Gondola Area.



GETTING TO SKI & RIDE SCHOOL FROM THE PARKING LOT


Child Ski & Ride School Location
  • If you enter through the covered walkway continue straight through the village
  • As you near the mountain, you'll see a foot traffic bridge
  • Cross the bridge.  Upon crossing you will see the Child Ski and Ride School on your left.


Adult Ski & Ride School Location

  • If you enter through the covered walkway continue straight through the village
  • As you near the mountain, you'll see a foot traffic bridge.
  • Before you reach the bridge take the right toward the jailhouse themed playground.
  • Follow the curved path until you see the Adult Ski & Ride School sign on your right.



Direction to Mountain House Ski & Ride School

Mountain House Map

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO MOUNTAIN HOUSE BASE AREA:

  • From I70 W take exit 205 to Silverthorne
  • Continue East on US-6
  • Pass the Keystone sign
  • Turn right at the stop light at West Keystone Road
  • Then make an immediate left to stay onto West Keystone Road
  • Continue straight onto West Keystone Road to the Mountain House Base Area

PARKING AT MOUNTAIN HOUSE BASE AREA
Free parking is available at the Pika Lot as well as paid parking in the Porcupine and Marmot Lots.

 

GETTING TO SKI SCHOOL AFTER PARKING
Camp Keystone: Child Ski & Ride School Location
After parking, follow the main path to the middle of the base area.  Clearly marked on your right will be Camp Keystone, the Children's Mountain House Ski and  Ride School.

Adult Ski & Ride School Location
After parking, follow the main path to the middle of the base area.  Clearly marked on your right will be the Adult Mountain House Ski and  Ride School. 


Cancellation Policy

We hope you are able to join us for the lessons you've reserved! If you are not able to, please keep the following in mind:

  • All participants must arrive on time. Late arrival may result in cancellation of the reservation.
  • Reservations are charged to the form of payment up to three days prior to the start of the lessons.
  • Reservations may be cancelled a minimum of one day prior to the start date of the lessons.
  • Cancelling a reservation on the day it is to begin or after it was to begin may result in a cancellation fee equal to that of the products reserved.
  • Lessons will not be cancelled due to weather.
  • Once a reservation has begun we will offer a refund of unused lessons based on the price difference of the originally purchased product and the product that was used.
  • All lesson participants age 18 and over are required to sign a Ski & Ride School Assumption of Risk, Hold-Harmless, Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.  Participants under age 18 need a parent/guardian to sign one for them.  Failure to do so will result in one being prohibited from participation.
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