Breckenridge’s Ski and Ride School offers a variety of programs to help fit your specific needs for becoming a better skier or snowboarder. There are three separate ski schools located across Breckenridge; The Village, Beaver Run (both located on Peak 9), and The Peak 8 School.
For those staying at Grand Timber Lodge or Gold Point we’d recommend the Beaver Run School for convenience and it’s also a much smaller school than The Village which can get hectic at times. For those staying at Grand Lodge on Peak 7, The Peak 8 School is just one stop away on the Gondola.
Typically classes are split between age groups (4-6 & 7-14) as well as skill level. It is important for parents to have a general idea of their child’s skill set so that they are placed in the correct class. If you’re unsure of your child’s skill level the instructors will issue a series of tests to determine the correct class for your child. Other than Private lessons, all types of lessons will run for a full day from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. which includes lunch.
There are three different types of lessons offered for children; Regular Lessons, Ultimate 4s, and Private Lessons.
Group Lessons – $199-$225/child
This is the most basic lesson package which includes a lift ticket and lunch at the school for your child. Class sizes may vary from 2-10 children depending on volume for that day. For these types of lessons you can generally expect larger class sizes for lower skill levels and smaller class sizes for higher skill levels. If you have a child with higher skill many times they can end up with a Private like atmosphere for the price of a regular lesson.
Ultimate 4 Lesson – $297-323/child
The Ultimate 4 package offers a Private Lesson atmosphere for almost half the price. With this package your child is guaranteed to be in a group no larger than 4 children, a lift ticket, and lunch with their instructor on the mountain. If your child is going to ski and ride school with other family members or friends this is a nice package to insure they’re in the same group together without having to pay for a private lesson.
Private Lesson – $635/half day or $830/full day
Private Lessons can go for part of or the entire day depending on what you’re looking for. Privates do not include lift tickets or lunch like the other programs but it’s the only program that dedicates the instructor’s full attention to your child’s development on the mountain. Another positive with Private Lessons is you have the option of adding 2-5 additional people to the lesson depending on if it’s a half or full day without any additional fees. This is a good option for siblings or parents that want to ski with their child during lessons while working on their own skills, rather than the entire family paying for separate lessons.
Breckenridge offers everything from group lessons to terrain park specific workshops, here are a few exciting lesson opportunities you may not know about:
Women & Wine Lesson- $75/Adult | Peak 8 | Group Lesson
A half day lesson for women only (starting at 1:15pm every Wednesday) followed by a complimentary glass of wine for après.
Adult First Time Ski or Snowboard Lesson-$126 per day | Peak 8 & 9 | Group Lesson
It takes the average person 3 days to learn the basics of snowboarding. With our Learn to Snowboard lessons, you will get specific first timer instruction, lift tickets, and rentals if you select them in your package.
Adult Beginner Ski or Snowboard Lesson-$126 per day | Peak 8 & 9 | Group Lesson
If it’s been awhile since you have been on your skis or board, this is the lesson for you. Sharpen your skills, skip the lines and enjoy a day of learning from the pros.
Breck Guides – Elevate-$215 per day | Peak 8 | Group Lesson
Fine tune your skill with this group lesson. Perfect your skills on steep, bumpy and other variable terrain.
If you have any questions, you can talk to one of Breckenridge Ski & Ride School’s Local Experts by calling (800)842-8062. To browse the full catalog of packages, please go to www.breckenridge.com and click on the “Ski & Snowboard School” tab at the top of the page.