Lift tickets are required for all lessons. Lift tickets and rentals are not included with lesson purchases.
GROUP LESSONS PRICING
Lessons must be booked 24 hours in advance.
Lesson ticket/rental add-ons must be booked 24 hours in advance.
Lesson lift ticket and rental add-ons are good for the entire day.
Lesson add-on rental includes skis, boots, poles, and helmet, or boots, board, and helmet.
Lesson do not include a lift ticket, or rental. A lift ticket is required.
Pricing does not include new ticket media fees ($2.00).
Pricing is subject to change during the season.
Morning Lessons start at 10am, and afternoon lessons start at 1:30pm.
Mountain Sports School
Struggling to find the right Lesson level for you? The Snowy Range Ability Levels are here to help you pick which Mountain Sports School Lesson you would fit into by defining what a typical level lesson would look like. These ability levels can also be helpful when picking your ability level for our On-Mountain Rentals.
BEGINNER / NEVER EVER
- CANNOT PUT ON SKIS BY THEMSELVES
- CANNOT STOP (WITHOUT HELP)
- CANNOT TURN BOTH DIRECTIONS
- CANNOT J-TURN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS (FRONT FOOT IN)
- CANNOT STOP BY THEMSELVES (WITHOUT HELP)
- CANNOT TURN ONE DIRECTION (BOTH FEET IN)
- CAN STOP (WITHOUT HELP)
- CAN WEDGE TURN BOTH DIRECTIONS
- CAN HOLD AN EDGE AND TRAVERSE THE RUN FACE
- HAS LIFT EXPERIENCE
- CAN SLIP BOTH EDGES
- CAN J-TURN BOTH DIRECTIONS (FRONT FOOT IN)
- CAN TRAVERSE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
- HAS LIFT EXPERIENCE
- HAS ALL LEVEL 1 SKILLS
- WORKING ON WEDGE TO PARALLEL TRANSITION
- REFINING PARALLEL TURNS WITHOUT STOPPING
- CAN CONTROL SPEED THROUGH TURN SHAPES (NOT WEDGE)
- CONFIDENT ON LIFTS
- HAS ALL LEVEL 1 SKILLS
- WORKING ON LINKING TURNS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
- CONTROL SPEED THROUGH TURN SHAPE
- CAN STOP WITH CONFIDENCE
- HAS CONFIDENCE ON LIFTS
MOUNTAIN SPORTS SCHOOL FAQS
REFUND & WEATHER POLICY
- Skiing and Snowboarding are outdoor sports. Beware of changing mountain conditions.
- If weather conditions cause road closures all reservations may be moved to another day per our cancellation policy.
Lift Ticket/Rental Cancellation Policy
- To submit a date change request, please forward your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an alternative date, and reason for the request. All date change requests are reviewed and require approval. Date changes are not guaranteed. Fees apply.
Lesson Cancellation Policy
- To submit a date change request, please forward your confirmation email to email@example.com with an alternative date, and reason for the request. All date change requests are reviewed and require approval. Date changes are not guaranteed. Fees apply.
I SEE THAT LESSONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, DOES THIS MEAN THEY ARE SOLD OUT?
No, the Mountain Sports School (MSS) will sometimes have openings in our lessons. The 24-hour blackout online is to allow for proper staffing at the MSS. Please call the MSS Office for information regarding short-notice lessons. We do not guarantee availability for lessons within 24 hours, but the staff will do their best to accommodate your lesson needs. Please call us for lesson reservations inside 24 hours. These reservations will be assessed at the window rate.
DOES MOUNTAIN SPORTS SCHOOL OFFER TELEMARK LESSONS?
We do not offer telemark lessons.
ARE PRIVATE OR GROUP LESSONS BETTER?
In general, children 5 and under will learn more in private lessons because the instructor can teach at the pace of one student instead of many. For ages 5 and up, how an individual learns is different for everyone. For many, learning in a group environment is best. For others, one-on-one instruction is best.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SIZE OF A GROUP LESSON?
The size of group lessons can vary based on the weekend and the age group and level of the students.
CAN YOU ACCOMODATE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN A GROUP LESSON?
Depending on the disability we will try our best to accommodate what we can. We also recommend Winter Park and Steamboat in Colorado for specialty lessons as they have the equipment and instructors with the proper certifications.
WHAT ABILITY LEVEL SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR?
Lesson ability levels are based on what skills had been achieved in a prior lesson. Please see Ability Levels for more in-depth descriptions.
HOW EARLY DO WE NEED TO ARRIVE BEFORE A LESSON
The MSS ask that all students are checked in for their lesson at least 30 minutes prior to their lesson. If you are also getting rentals please allow 1 hour to be fitted and ready for the lesson. We ask that all students meet at the meeting place 5 minutes prior to the lesson starting time.
WHAT IS THE YOUNGEST AGE ACCEPTED INTO A LESSON?
3 and 4 year olds have the option to take a 1 hour lesson at 9 am or Noon for $108. For more information please visit our Private Lesson Page.
CAN A YOUTH (5-12 YRS) JOIN OLDER TEEN (13-17 YRS) SIBLING IN A GROUP LESSON?
While staff does their best to accommodate families, in general, the age difference between most Teen groups and Youth groups is too great. A private family lesson may be the best option.
CAN 4 & UNDER CHILDREN BE IN GROUP LESSONS?
Due to the development and ability of the child, along with additional demands placed upon instructors. Snowy Range offers 3 and 4 year olds, a 1 hour lesson at 9 am or Noon for $108. For more information please visit our Private Lesson Page.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?
Not sure what to wear when skiing or snowboarding? We suggest proper layering for mountain activities. That means waterproof top and bottom, insulating base layer(s), hat (or helmet!) and winter gloves.
Not sure what layers mean? It means you don’t want to be too hot, nor do you want to be too cold. You want to be just right, and most importantly, dry. The key to warmth is making smart apparel choices and layering. We suggest dressing in three layers: inside, middle, and outer. You may not need as many layers of clothing as you think. On a sunny day, you may only need two layers – the waterproof outer layer and the turtleneck/long underwear first layer. But bring a middle layer (fleece or wool sweater) just in case. You can always take off some layers as you warm up.
Sunglasses or goggles are highly recommended. Dangerous UV rays from the sun, which become stronger with the reflection of surfaces such as snow, can damage eyes. At higher elevations wear extra sunscreen as the ultraviolet rays are stronger. Even on cloudy days, sunscreen is a must.