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Adult Ski & Ride School Lesson Information

Learning how to ski for the first time? Or do you just want to take your skiing to the next level? Our Pros will assess the abilities of your group and create a lesson plan tailored to your group with unique skills and exercises, with individual attention. You'll be learning new techniques, cruising past lift lines, finding the Breck hot spots, and meeting some new buddies along the way.

Peak 8 Ski and Snowboard School Location Information

There are three locations available for Ski School. Make sure that you meet at the correct location as directed in your ski school confirmation email. The Peak 8 Ski School is located at the base of Peak 8, and The Village and Beaver Run locations are located on Peak 9. 

Main Map

To get to the Peak 8 Ski & Ride school, park in the Gondola North or Gondola South lots in town and ride the BreckConnect Gondola up to Peak 8 (last stop on the gondola).  From there visit the Kid’s Castle or the Adult Ski & Ride Sales office to check in for your lesson.  If you have adult lessons and children’s lessons reserved please check in at the Kid’s Castle first. 

Peak 8

Village Ski and Snowboard School Location Information

There are three locations available for Ski School. Make sure that you meet at the correct location as directed in your ski school confirmation email. The Peak 8 Ski School is located at the base of Peak 8, and The Village and Beaver Run locations are located on Peak 9. 

Main Map

To get to the Peak 9 Ski & Ride meeting areas near The Village, park in the Beaver Run parking lot on Village Road, and head to your designated meeting area (see below) at the Peak 9 Village base. 

The Village

Beaver Run Ski and Snowboard School Location Information

There are three locations available for Ski School. Make sure that you meet at the correct location as directed in your ski school confirmation email. The Peak 8 Ski School is located at the base of Peak 8, and The Village and Beaver Run locations are located on Peak 9. 

Main Map

To get to the Peak 9 Ski & Ride meeting areas near Beaver Run, park in the Beaver Run parking lot on Village Road, and head to your designated meeting area (see below) at the Peak 9 base in front of Beaver Run Resort. 

Beaver Run

Novice Group

Adult novice group classes are designed for first time through novice skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix AcademyLevels 2-5). These classes will provide you will the basic skills needed to be safe and enjoy the mountain in a fun group environment.  Group class sizes vary by level with an average of 8-10 students per instructor.  Groups may be larger or smaller than the average.

Class Ages: 15+

Class Schedule:

  • 8:00 – 9:15am - Check in at the sales office to pick up your tickets. Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time in the morning, sales offices open 8:00am-4:30pm daily!
  • 9:45am - Meet your pro and other group members at the Meeting Area.
  • 10:00am - Lesson begins
  • 12:15 – 1:15pm - Lunch Break  Some classes may decide to take a break at different times.  Lunch is not included in our group lessons
  • 1:15pm - Meet back up with your pro and group at the Meeting Area
  • 3:15pm - Class dismissed! The class will finish in the same area where it started in the morning.  If you’re interested in joining the class again tomorrow please stop in the sales office to sign up.


What will the lesson be like? 


Slope safety is of the utmost importance in Breckenridge, familiarize yourself with Your Responsibility Code before starting your day on the mountain!

Workshop Information

Adult Workshop classes are designed for accomplished intermediates up to expert skiers or snowboarders (EpicMix Academy Levels 6-9). The Workshops are kept to a small class size of only five students per group. They will help you tackle new techniques and skills in the morning and then apply what you've learned to our intermediate and advanced trails in the afternoon! Class Ages: 15+

Class Schedule:

  • 8:00 – 9:15am   Check in at the sales office to pick up your tickets. Check in the day prior to your lesson to save time in the morning, sales offices open 8:00am-4:30pm daily!
  • 9:45am  Meet your pro and other Workshop participants at the Meeting Area (at the Vista Haus on Peak 8).
  • 10:00am Workshop begins
  • Lunch   Workshop groups determine their own lunch break time and location based on where they are on the mountain and any individual’s requests.  Lunch is not included in the Workshop.
  • 3:15pm  Class dismissed! The class will finish in the same area where it started in the morning.  If you’re interested in joining the class again tomorrow please stop in the sales office to sign up.


What will the lesson be like?



Slope safety is of the utmost importance in Breckenridge, familiarize yourself with Your Responsibility Code before starting your day on the mountain!

First Time Ski/Snowboard Lesson

Adult First Time Ski/Snowboard group classes are designed for first time skiers or snowboarders.  You will have an instructor to help you with your equipment and receive a lesson focused on making your first time skiing or snowboarding easy, fun, and memorable!  We will utilize specialized teaching terrain and the best pros to ensure you have a great first time experience.  New participants to these sports usually take three days of lessons to gain the basic skills needed to be safe and enjoy the mountain.  Group class sizes vary with an average of 8-10 students per instructor.  Groups may be larger or smaller than the average.

Ages: 15+

Did you reserve your equipment as a package with your lesson?  If yes make sure to fill out our equipment rental form so we can have your gear ready for you!  The equipment rental includes skis or a snowboard, bindings, boots, and ski poles (if applicable).  Bring your own outerwear, gloves/mittens, and goggles.

Please check in and pick up your rental equipment the day prior to your lesson!  If you checked in the day before your lesson you will meet your lesson at 8:30am.  At check in we will let you know where to meet your instructor!

If you are unable to check in the day prior to your lesson then we would like to see you between 8:00-8:45am on the morning of your lesson.  Please check in at the sales office of your selected location.

Lunch: Groups determine their own lunch break times and location based on the needs of all the participants.  Lunch is not included in the program.  Generally we’ll take a break after the first two hours of the lesson.  Bring your cell phone to coordinate meeting friends and family! 
Classes will end between 3:00-3:30pm depending on the group.  Groups will finish the day at the on snow meeting location where they started.

Slope safety is of the utmost importance in Breckenridge, familiarize yourself with Your Responsibility Code before starting your day on the mountain!


What to bring to your lesson

  •     Lift ticket (if you did not book it in a package with your lessons)
  •     Ski or Snowboard equipment, have this on and be ready to go when you report to your lesson meeting area.
  •     Waterproof pants
  •     Waterproof jacket
  •     Waterproof mittens/gloves (if your hands get cold opt for mittens!)
  •     Goggles
  •     Helmet (highly recommended)
  •     Sunscreen
  •     Dress in layers for warmth and for changing weather conditions
  •     All lesson participants age 18 and over are required to sign a Ski & Ride School Assumption of Risk, Hold-Harmless, Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.  Participants under age 18 need a parent/guardian to sign one for them.  Failure to do so will result in one being prohibited from participation.


Helpful Tips:

  • Check in the afternoon before your first lesson. Sales lobbies are open 8:00am – 4:30pm daily, with extended hours during holiday periods.
  • Advance Purchase pricing only available when booking lessons at least two days ahead of time, reserve the most lessons you may want to secure the best price instead of adding on at the resort!
  • All of our students receive an EpicMix Academy report card which can be seen by setting up an Epic Mix account online!

Cancellation Policy

We hope you are able to join us for the lessons you've reserved! If you are not able to, please keep the following in mind:

  • All participants must arrive on time. Late arrival may result in cancellation of the reservation.
  • Reservations are charged to the form of payment up to two days prior to the start of the lessons.
  • Reservations may be cancelled a minimum of one day prior to the start date of the lessons.
  • Cancelling a reservation on the day it is to begin or after it was to begin may result in a cancellation fee equal to that of the products reserved.
  • Lessons will not be cancelled due to weather.
  • Once a reservation has begun we will offer a refund of unused lessons based on the price difference of the originally purchased product and the product that was used.
  • The Adult First Time Discovery Series is not eligible for any refunds once the reservation has begun.
  • All lesson participants age 18 and over are required to sign a Ski & Ride School Assumption of Risk, Hold-Harmless, Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.  Participants under age 18 need a parent/guardian to sign one for them.  Failure to do so will result in one being prohibited from participation.

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