Ski Lessons

Breckenridge’s Ski and Ride School offers various programs to help meet your specific needs for becoming a better skier or snowboarder. There are three separate ski schools located across Breckenridge: The Village and Beaver Run (both located on Peak 9), and The Peak 8 School.

For those staying at Grand Timber Lodge or Gold Point, we recommend the Beaver Run School for convenience. 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 to 6 and 7 to 14) as well as skill level. It is important for parents to have a general idea of their child’s skill set so they can be placed in the correct class. If you’re unsure of your child’s skill level, the instructors will perform a series of tests to determine the correct class for your child. Except for the Private Lessons, all lessons run for a full day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which includes lunch.

There are three different types of lessons offered for children: Regular Lessons, Quad Squad Lessons and Private Lessons.

Group Lessons – $205 to $233 per child | Peak 8 and 9 | Full Day

  • These lessons are a great way to learn the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding with large groups.

Quad Squad Ski Lesson – $325 per child | Peak 8 and 9 | Full Day

  • Quad Squad lessons 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 four children.

Private Lesson – $669 per half-day or $855 per day | Peak 8 and 9 | Half or Full Day

  • Private Lessons can go for part of or the entire day depending on what you’re looking for. With Private Lessons, instructors are dedicated to your child’s development on the mountain.


Breckenridge offers everything from group lessons to terrain/park-specific workshops. Here are a few exciting lesson opportunities you may not know about:

Women and Wine Lesson – $79/Adult | Peak 8 | Group Lesson

  • A half-day lesson for women only (starting at 1:15 p.m. every Wednesday) followed by a complimentary glass of wine for après.

Adult First Time Ski or Snowboard Lesson – $135 per day | Peak 8 and 9 | Group Lesson

  • It takes the average person three 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 – $135 per day | Peak 8 and 9 | Group Lesson

  • If it has been a while 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

  • Finetune your skill with this group lesson. Perfect your skills on steep, bumpy and other variable terrains.

If you have any questions, you can talk to one of Breckenridge Ski and Ride School’s Local Experts by calling 800-842-8062. To browse the full catalog of packages, please go to and click on the “Ski and Snowboard School” tab at the top of the page.

Have fun out there!

Need Ski Rentals for your lesson?

To provide our guests and owners with high-quality ski rentals, superior service and convenience, we have partnered with Breck Sports. They provide free delivery of the latest ski and snowboard gear right to your door. Prefer an in-store experience? Head over to Breck Sports’ physical location steps away from Grand Colorado located by the Peak 8 Gondola.

Our owners and guests enjoy up to 20% off rental equipment. Have your own gear? You can still save! Get your equipment tuned overnight for 20% off. Inquire at any of Breck Sports’ eight locations. Rent your gear today.