What To Know

Keystone Child Private Lessons

 

Children’s Private Lessons

Thank you for booking your Keystone Ski & Ride School Lesson! 
 
Lessons are available at both the River Run and Mountain House 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 or, free paid parking is included with your private lesson.
 
Before beginning the lesson, your children’s designated coach will spend time with you, learning about your progression goals for the lesson and creating a custom curriculum for your child’s day. 
 

What to Bring:
  • Lift Ticket/Season Pass product (lift tickets are not included with private lessons, but may be purchased at Ski & Ride School locations on the day of 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
  • Supergoop! 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.
Please be sure to double check the location of your lesson. Keystone Private Lessons are available at both the River Run and Mountain House base areas. Please check your reservation confirmation for the appropriate base area. 

Class Ages: 3-14 years old

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. 

 

Rental Equipment

Rental equipment is not included with any private lessons, however you may have added equipment to your reservation. Rentals can also be added at any time. We recommend using Keystone Sports, with locations adjacent to both our River Run and Mountain House Ski & Ride School facilities. By reserving your rental equipment online in advance you’ll save time and money! Keystone Sports allows guests to pick up reserved equipment the afternoon/evening before your reservation for no extra charge, which also makes the day of your lesson a much smoother experience!

**If you need to pick up equipment on the morning of your lessons, please plan to arrive at the rental shop at least one hour prior to your lesson start time. 

Full Day Class Schedule

You can check in for all lessons the night before, providing an easier start to your day. If renting through Keystone/Keystone Sports, your rental equipment can also be fitted and picked-up the evening before.
  • 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.
  • 3:30pm - 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 Class Lesson

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:
You can check in for all lessons the night before, providing an easier start to your day. If renting through Keystone/Keystone Sports, your rental equipment can also be fitted and picked-up the evening before.
  • 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:
You can check in for all lessons the night before, providing an easier start to your day. If renting through Keystone/Keystone Sports, your rental equipment can also be fitted and picked-up the evening
  • 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.
  • 12:55pm - 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!
  • 4:00pm - 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!

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.