Prepare For Your Lesson

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What to Expect

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Prep For The Lesson

Best pricing is available online, in advance. To book a group lesson within 24 hours or a private lesson within 48 hours, please visit one of our Ski & Snowboard sales locations or call ahead. Our cancellation policy is available here. Make sure all members of your group have a pass or lift ticket and rent gear if needed.

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Early Is On Time

Arrive 30 minutes before the lesson to allow time for check-in. If you or your child are picking up rental gear, arrive 60 minutes early.

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Check-In For The Day

Check-in for the lesson at the location or base area you selected while booking. 

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Meet Our World-Class Instructors

All group lessons will be sorted by ability level and child lessons will be sorted by age. The instructor will determine a plan for the day based on individual needs or group goals. 

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CONQUER THE MOUNTAIN

World-class instructors will help all participants have fun exploring more of the mountain by practicing new techniques at their own pace. All Full Day lessons will include a break for lunch, with food provided only for child lessons. Half Day and Bundled AM / PM lessons will not include lunch.

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PICK UP YOUR ADVENTURER

If you are dropping off a child, make sure to confirm location and pick-up time. The instructor will provide a summary of their lesson and your child's progress at pick-up. 

 

Gratuities: Instructor gratuity is at your discretion. Please note, a 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your instructor feel very appreciated and valued. 

Where to Go

  • Please check-in at least 30 minutes before the start of your lesson. If you arrive late and cannot complete check-in prior to the check-in end time, we may not be able to accommodate you in a lesson for that day. If you are renting equipment and will need to pick it up on the morning of your lesson, please arrive at least an hour before the start of your lesson.
  • The location of your lesson is selected at the time of booking. If unsure of your lesson location, please refer back to the web page of the product you purchased.
  • Where to check-in
    • Adult Group Lessons – Participant(s) who require rental fitting at check-in: 8:15 AM MNT. Participant(s) who do NOT require equipment rental, check-in between: 8:45-9:00 AM MNT 
      • River Run: Adult Ski & Ride School at the Keystone Sport Rental Tent (116 River Run Rd, Keystone, CO)
      • Mountain House: Adult Ski & Ride School adjacent to Keystone Sports - Mountain House (1195 E Keystone Rd, Keystone, CO)
    • Child Group Lessons 5-14 years old – Check in at one of the following locations.
      • River Run: Kids Ski & Ride School is located at 0142 Ida Belle Drive, Dillon, CO
      • Mountain House Kids Ski & Ride School is located at 1200 Co Rd 8, Keystone, CO 80435
      • Check-In Times
        • Participant(s) who require rental fitting at check-in: 8:30 no later than 8:15 AM (and 9:00 8:45 AM if not fitting).
      • Pick-Up - At both base areas is located in the backyards behind the Kids Ski & Ride School facilities and at the following times:
        • Mountain House base area pick up is located in the backyard behind the Childrens ski and ride school building.
        • River Run base area pick up is located adjacent to the River Run Gondola directly to the east. 
        • Full day Lesson ends 3:00pm pick up is between 3:00-3:30pm 
    • 3 and 4 Year Old Lessons – Check in at one of the following locations.
      • River Run: Kids Ski & Ride School is located at 0142 Ida Belle Drive, Dillon, CO
      • Mountain House: Childrens Ski & Ride School adjacent to Keystone Sports - Mountain House (1195 E Keystone Rd, Keystone, CO)
      • Half day lessons only: 9:15am-11:45am or 12:45pm-3:15pm
      • Please check-in at least 30 minutes before the start of your lesson If you are renting equipment and will need to pick it up on the day of your lesson, please arrive at least an hour before the start of your lesson.
      • Pick up is Mountain House base area pick up is located in the backyard behind the Childrens ski and ride school building.
      • River Run base area pick up is located adjacent to the River Run Gondola directly to the east. 
      • Pick up times are 11:45am or 3:15pm 
    • Private Lessons – Check in at one of the following locations below. Guests who require a rental fitting, check-in at 8:15am MNT. Those guests who DO NOT require a rental fitting, check-in at 8:50am MNT.
      • River Run: Adult Ski & Ride School at the Keystone Sport Rental Tent (116 River Run Rd, Keystone, CO)
      • Mountain House: Adult Ski & Ride School adjacent to Keystone Sports - Mountain House (1195 E Keystone Rd, Keystone, CO)
      • Your online request does not complete the booking process and does not guarantee the availability of a particular time slot. To check lesson availability and to complete the reservation process, please call us at (970) 496-4170 between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm. 
  • Check-In Early: We could all use a little more time in the morning, right? Make your morning check-in a breeze by stopping by your Ski & Ride School location between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, the afternoon prior to your lesson reservation to get fitted for rental equipment, pick-up your tickets, and avoid the early-morning paperwork.

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