Keystone Children Group Lesson Information

Children Group Lesson

Thank you for booking your Keystone Ski & Ride School Lesson! 
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 safe, positive atmosphere that is catered to their ability level. Your child(ren) will develop their skills alongside other skiers/riders of similar age and ability. Our Experienced Pros will not only help grow skills, but a hopefully a life-long love of snow sports!
Children’s Group Lessons are available at both Keystone base areas. Please be sure to double check your lesson confirmation to assure you arrive at the appropriate location. Both base areas are accessible via Keystone’s in-resort transportation system. Free and paid public parking lots are available in River Run, while Mountain House offers paid parking options. 

What to Bring:
  • Lift Ticket/Season Pass (if you did not book it in a package with your lesson) 
  • Appropriate warm, waterproof outer layers (coat and pants)
  • Waterproof mittens/gloves (mittens are the warmer choice and our recommendation for hands that tend to get chilly!)
  • We suggest dressing children in layers, with a moisture wicking, non-cotton base layer
  • Smart Wool socks are our preferred footwear, but always wear only one pair of non-cotton socks
  • A helmet (REQUIRED for children’s lesson participants: helmets are a part of rental packages)
  • Sunglasses/goggles; the sun is stronger at 10,000’ and reflects off snow much like off of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand and/or foot warmers can be helpful on the coldest of days!
  • All equipment: Skis/snowboard, boots and poles (optional, for skiers only) 
    If you are renting equipment, please be sure to arrive at the rental shop for picked AT LEAST one hour before your lesson’s scheduled start time. Children’s lesson packages do include rentals (if selected). If you did not add a rental during check-out you can add it through the website or by calling (800) 255-3715. Children renting through Ski & Ride School will be fitted on-site after dropoff by our Ski & Ride School experts. Rentals can be extended for days children are not participating in Ski & Ride School at pickup.


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.

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

Rental Equipment

If appropriately bundled at the time of purchase, rental equipment is included with Children’s Lessons. Rental equipment is picked up on-site at the Ski School building (both base areas); our pros will help fit your child with all required equipment to ensure safety and comfort. If you are renting equipment from a third party, we suggest arriving at the rental shop at least 1 hour prior to Ski School drop-off to ensure an on-time arrival. If you arrive a day early, you can pick up your rental equipment at the Ski School Building (both base areas) 1 - 4:30 p.m to save you time in the morning! .

**If you child needs to be fitted for equipment on the morning of your lessons, we suggest arriving at Ski School 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and no later than 9 a.m.

***All Children’s lesson participants are required to wear helmet. Helmets are included in equipment rentals, or can be rented separately on site.

Full Day Class Schedule:

  • 1 -4:30 p.m. the afternoon before your lesson: if possible, check in for your lesson and get fitted for rental equipment the night before for an easier morning.
  • 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. - Check in at the sales office. If you have equipment, check in can occur after 8:30 a.m.. Your reservation guarantees your child/children’s spot until 9:30 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Classes form based on age and ability level and lessons begin (at our Mountain House base area we have a unique entrance onto the snow: a SLIDE from inside the building to the snow surface. Way cooler than school, right?!)
  • 11:30 a.m – 1 p.m. - Lunch Break: Most groups return to the Ski School facility 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/riding.
  • 1 p.m. - Head back outside for more fun on the slopes!
  • 3:00 p.m. – Your child’s lesson will end for the day and pick up is held in the “backyard” of our children’s lesson facilities (behind the Mountain House building or directly across from the River Run Gondola. Interested in another day of fun and learning? Your pro can help you arrange for tomorrow’s lesson. 
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Slope Safety

Slope safety is of the utmost importance in Keystone and we want all of our guests to abide by slope safety rules. Prior to your lesson, familiarize yourself with Your Responsibility Code.