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Keystone Children Ski & Ride School Lesson Information

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

Child Ski & Ride School Information

All of the fun and none of the homework! Kids are on the snow and learning the fundamental moves of skiing or riding in a positive team building atmosphere that is catered to their ability level. Your children will develop their skills along side other kids while being taught by the most experienced Pros. While combining elements of passion and creativity, your kids are able to learn and develop a life long love and passion for the sport.

Child Ski & Ride School Group Lessons

Children’s group classes are designed for first time up to advanced skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix Academy Levels 1-9). These classes will provide your kids 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.
All participants are required to wear a helmet.

Class Ages: 3-14 skiers, 7-14 snowboarders


Class Schedule:
8:15 – 8:45am - Check in at the sales office on first day of Children’s Group Lessons to pick up tickets and rentals (if applicable). Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time in the morning, sales offices open 8:00am-4:30pm daily!

8:15 – 9:30am - Drop off for kids who have already checked in and picked up their tickets/rentals.

9:45am - Classes form and begin!

11:30 – 1:00pm - Lunch Break: Most groups return to our Children’s Facilities for lunch.  We serve kid’s favorites with a healthy spin to fuel their time on the mountain.  Look forward to sub sandwiches or pizza, all served with sides of fruit and vegetables with plenty of water and lemonade!  Intermediate and Advanced level students may eat at our Summit House restaurant depending on the pro’s lesson plan and where they are skiing.

1:00pm - Get back outside for more fun on the slopes!

3:30pm - Class dismissed!  Pick up kids at the designated pick up spot. If the kids want to do it again tomorrow please stop in the sales office to sign up!


What will the lesson be like?

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

Camp Keystone - located at Mountain House

We've one-upped summer camp. This is more than ski school. This is Camp Keystone, where your kids will not only learn to ski, they’ll get to participate in an array of on-snow activities, themed days and more.

In addition to all these exciting activities, if your lesson is booked at the Mountain House Ski School, your kids can have the same camp counselor every day. Being more comfortable with their instructor means they’ll feel more comfortable on the snow, have more fun and learn even more. Give your child all the right reasons to fall in love with skiing at a young age.

The lesson is designed to instill a passion for the sport right from day one. Children of all levels will have a blast learning new skills and meeting new friends. Each day consists of entertaining educational themes:

Theme Days:
Monday - Safety Day
Tuesday - SKE-Cology Day
Wednesday - Epic Day
Thursday - Race Day
Friday - Adventure Day
Saturday - Riperroo Day
Sunday - Fun Facts Day

A fun, nurturing and safe environment ensures that your child develops an appreciation for the mountains and a love for skiing.

Child Ultimate 4

Children’s Ultimate Four classes are designed for all levels of skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix Academy Levels 1-9) and will provide your child with individualized instruction due to the small class size, guaranteed to be four or fewer students in the group!
All participants are required to wear a helmet.

Class Ages: 3-14, (ages 3-6, Mountain House Snowboard only).

Class Schedule:

8:15 – 8:45am - Check in at the sales office on first day of Ultimate Four class to pick up tickets and rentals (if applicable). Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time the next morning, sales offices open 8:00am-4:30pm daily!

8:45 – 9:00am - Drop off for Ultimate Four participants who have already checked in and picked up their tickets.

9:15am Ultimate Four classes form and begin!

Lunch - Lunch at an on-mountain restaurant is included in the Ultimate Four class!  Lunch is usually around 11:45am but will depend on the group and the pro’s lesson plan that day.  You will receive your child’s lunch voucher upon check in and they need to bring it with them to class.

3:30pm - Class dismissed!  Pick up kids at the designated Ultimate Four pick up spot. If the kids want to do it again tomorrow please stop in the sales office to sign up!

What will the lesson be like?

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 for adults, required for kids)
  • 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. 


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