children's ski & ride lessons

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Kroozer 5-14 Ski Lesson

Lesson Type: Group


Clock 8:30 AM START

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Lesson Details

Skiers only, ages 5 - 14 years old. Levels 1 - 9
We're pleased to offer 4 Kroozer sessions for the 2019-20 season. Sign up for one session, or season-long participation! Session dates are as follows:

  • December, 3 - week session | Saturdays: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
  • NEW! Mid-Season, 7- week session | Saturdays: 1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 2/29
  • Mid-Season, 4 - week session | Sundays: 1/5, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2
  • Late-Season, 3 - week session | Sundays: 2/9, 2/23, 3/1

What to Expect:

  • Meeting Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Pick Up Time: 2:30pm
  • Ages 5 - 14, groups divided by age and ability 
  • Mountain House Children's Ski School Location
  • Group lesson
  • Full Day (multi-week program)
  • All abilities (Levels 1-9)
  • Ski only

Special Notes:

  • Lunch is included
  • Helmet is required

What to Know Before You Go

Once you've booked a lesson

  • You can change your reservation by calling 970-496-4170
  • Be ready to have fun!
  • Lift tickets are required, have you reserved your lift ticket?
  • While we hope all guests can take advantage of their booked lesson, we know sometimes plans change. Lessons may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance at no penalty. Lessons cancelled within 24 hours will incur at least a $100 cancellation fee. Same-day cancellations will be charged the full lesson amount in the event the instructor cannot be rebooked. 
  • Booked lessons may be moved to an alternative date at no penalty 

For the best lesson experience
  • Check-In the Night Before: We could all use a little more time in the morning, right?! Pick up tickets, get fitted for rental equipment, and sign liability waivers at any of our Ski & Ride School locations 3 – 4:30 p.m. the afternoon prior to a booked lesson and your morning check-in will be a breeze (and you can arrive later!)
  • Check-In the day of: If you have your equipment, we ask guests to please check in 30 minutes before a lesson begins. If you need to be fitted for equipment, please check in at least 45 minutes before lesson start time.

What to bring

  • Warm, waterproof gloves or mittens – *Required
  • Goggles or sunglasses with UV protection – *Required
  • Warm, waterproof jacket – *Required
  • Snowpants, waterproof – *Required
  • Helmet – *Required
  • Neck warmer (for colder days).
  • Warms socks. (We recommend a single layer of non-cotton socks) 

*We do not provide these items and children cannot be allowed into a lesson without all required apparel.

Prepping for your lesson

  • Get a good night sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Don't forget the sunscreen


*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.



Lift tickets are not included in the base price of lessons. Everyone accessing the mountain must have a lift ticket. For many of our lessons we offer a discounted lift ticket as an add-on product.

Snow, Friends and Fun!
  • For the age 7-14 programs and Vail's 7-12 and teen programs (13 and older), the children meet their instructor at 9:15am. They leave the base area at 9:30 am. The class will stop for lunch and take a bathroom and drink break when needed. Otherwise they will ski/snowboard until 3:30pm
  • For 3-year-old beginner programs, the children need to be checked in by 9:00am. They will do an indoor ski lesson and then go outside on the hill for an hour in the morning. They will come in around noon for lunch. After lunch the children will go back outside to ski for another hour. They then come inside for quiet rest time until parent pick up at 3:30pm.
  • For 4-6-year-old beginner programs, the children need to be checked in by 9:00am. They will ski for an hour and a half in the morning, come in for lunch around noon and then participate in an indoor activity. They will then ski for another hour and a half until 3pm. Parent pick up is from 3:30pm.
  • For the 3-6-year-old Superstar programs (children who can stop on their own and ride the chair lift), the children need to be checked in by 9:00am. They will ski for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours after lunch. Parent pick up is from 3:30pm.

Check out our Lesson/Ski School Programs

If you are late for your lesson we will do everything possible to accommodate. However, if the class has left the base area, you may have to reschedule for another available date. No call, no shows are subject to full lesson charge. To speak to a ski and snowboard school representative, call +1 (970) 453-3250.