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Children's Ski & Ride School


Lessons Price Time
Full-day ski or ride $163 9:45am
3-14 yr old Ski Ultimate 4 (Semi-Private) River Run Only $263 9:15am
7-14 yr old Ride Ultimate 4 (Semi-Private) River Run Only $263 9:15am
Burton Riglet Park Ages 3 to 4 Mountain House Only $191 9:45am
Burton Riglet Park Ages 5 to 6 Mountain House Only $203 9:45am
Rentals $28
Lift Ticket Special Ski School Rate

Additional Information:
Lessons are available at the Mt. House and River Run Base Areas
Alpine Lessons offered to ages 3-14
Snowboard Lessons offered to ages 7-14 at River Run Base Area and ages 3-14 at Mountain House Base Area
Registration and check-in is from 8am-9am, after 9am you will not be guaranteed a lesson for the day
Pick up at 3:30pm
Kids must have UV sunglasses/goggles, mittens/gloves, snowpants, & a hat with name inside
Helmets are required
Equipment rental and storage are available at each of the ski schools

For children between the ages of 3 and 14, the Keystone Ski & Ride School provides unrivaled lessons and a fun-filled experience on our three mountains. Our expert ski and snowboard instructors provide special care and attention to teach little ones the correct way to ski and ride, from basics of carving turns to safety instruction to advanced lessons and multi-week programs.

What to expect in your child's lesson.


Ski and snowboard rentals are available for only $28 per day, and you can keep the equipment during your stay even after your lesson for added convenience.  Helmets are included with rentals.

Children Ages 3 - 6

Your child will develop the correct moves right away under the guidance of our pro ski instructors.  We understand that a 3-year-old is different than a 12-year-old, and tailor our instruction in age-specific programs.  A fun, nurturing environment ensures that your child develops an appreciation for the mountains and a love for skiing. Registration begins at 8am.  Your child must be registered and ticketed by 9am.   Also, children MUST be potty trained.

Keystone Ski and Ride School

Burton Riglet Park

Keystone Resort has partnered with Burton Snowboards to create “Ripperoo’s-Burton Riglet Park” located in the Mountain House Base Area. An on-snow snowboard park and play area with fun terrain designed to introduce young children (3-6 year olds) to snowboarding. A “Riglet Reel” is fastened to the front that allows young children to explore the park and feel the balance they need to ride. The park’s focal point is Ripperoo’s Dog House with ramps that children can ride down, and a balance area. Playing in the park on small rolling hills and a mini-halfpipe allows children to gain the muscle memory to begin sliding and making turns on sloped terrain.

Ages 3 to 4 - $191 per day, rental included
Ages 5 to 6 - $203 per day, rental and lift included
Receive a discount when you book 3 days or more

Children Ages 7 - 14

Our pros are trained to provide your child with individual challenge and feedback, while promoting a social and engaging group environment. We teach expert moves early and reinforce them every step of the way, we believe in the inherent ability of every child to learn new things, and we strive to make learning a journey of self-discovery. Registration begins at 8am. Your child must be registered and ticketed by 9am.

Ultimate Four - Semi Private Lessons

Our Ultimate group experience. This semi-private group is never more than four guests with one pro.  Your child will receive more attention and feedback from our Pro, combined with a head start on the other classes.  Lunch is included. After lunch you’ll have plenty of time for some individual feedback before your day finishes up.  After this awesome day, if you feel like you want more, see if your pro has availability for full customized private lesson. Available for children and adults.

Lesson Only for age 3-6: $263 per person
Lift and Lesson (3-4): $263 per person
Lesson Only for age 7-14: $263
Lift and Lesson (5-14): $275 per person

  • Reservation Required
  • Maximum of four students per class
  • Ages 3-14 (ski) and 7-14 (snowboard) 
  • 9:15am - 3:30pm
  • Available at River Run base area - 11/1/13-4/20/14

NOTE: When booking online, make sure to select River Run for your location.

Keystone Explorers

Keystone Explorers (Ages 3-4)

Do you have a potential “little ripper”? Keystone wants to help you turn your child into a superstar. Keystone Explorers is a three-week and/or four-week program designed for kids’ ages 3 to 4. Skiers of all ability levels are welcome. Children are grouped by age and ability level. Keystone Ski & Ride School strives to help kids experience skiing in a fun and safe environment.   Call 970-496-4170 or 800-255-3715 for more information.

View 2014-2015 Explorers General Information

Keystone Kroozers

Keystone Junior Kroozers and Kroozers - All Levels
Junior Kroozers, (ages 5 & 6yr olds) and Kroozers, (ages 7 – 15) is a three-week or four program designed for kids’ ages 5-15 years old. Skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels are welcome from level 1 to level 9. Children are grouped by age and ability level. Kroozers strives to help children develop a solid skill-set in a safe environment while promoting camaraderie amongst peers. 

Keystone Freestyle Kroozers - Level 5+ SKI ONLY (January and February only)
Kroozers and Beyond is a three-week program designed for skiers and snowboarders who are 5-15 years old and Level 5+. Children are grouped by age and ability level. Freestyle Kroozers is designed to take children to the next level.  Children will have the opportunity throughout the session to get an introduction to Keystone’s parks, improve on current skills and learn new tricks with Certified Freestyle Instructors. There will be no snowboard freestyle program this season.

Call 970-496-4170 or 800-255-3715 for more information.

2014-2015 Kroozers General Information

Make Up Day $35
Not Valid: 12/21-1/3, 1/10,1/16-18,2/13-15,3/8-10,3/15-17 
Must register in advance.  Call 800-255-3715 for reservations

For questions please call 800-255-3715.

Lift Tickets:
  • All participants must have a Season Pass 
  • All 3 and 4-year-olds can obtain a Free Season Pass at any  Keystone or Front Range Season Pass Offices before your child’s first session.

What's Your Lesson Level?
Not sure what level you are? Not sure what lesson is right for you? This video will let you know!

Mom Dad and Me

A fabulous opportunity for you, your child and your child’s class lesson instructor to review the day’s activities. Your involvement in your children’s education is key in helping them reach their potential, whether it’s in the classroom or on the snow. Our pros will not only review what your child is working on in Ski & Ride School, but will also give you tips on how you can continue to develop your child’s skills on your own.

    • 1 hour lesson (1-3 people): $110

  • Available 4:00-5:00pm (only valid during Night Skiing nights)
  • Location: River Run
  • Reservations are required

Helmet Policy

Keystone recommends helmets for children up to 15 years old. Helmets are available for rental at the Keystone Ski and Ride School for $10 per day.


Children who are still in diapers or pull-ups cannot attend Ski & Ride School. However, convenient daycare programs for children 2 months to 6 years old are available at the Keystone Children’s Center. Please call 970-496-4170 (option 5) for more information about daycare.
Camp Keystone at Mountain House

Camp Keystone

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 and ride, they’ll get to participate in an array of on-snow activities, kids’ nights out, themed days and more. In addition to all these exciting activities, 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. Book 3+ days at Camp Keystone and get the same instructor every day. Call 888-605-7581 for details.

Note: When booking make sure to select Mountain House base area, as Camp Keystone is only offered there.


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