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Ski & Snowboard Frequently Asked Questions

Private Lesson Info Adult Ski Lesson Info
What time does my lesson start?
  • Kids:
    • Group Lesson: 9:30am
    • Ultimate 4: 9:00am
    • Adults:
      • Group Lessons: 10:00am
      • Ultimate 4: 9:00am
    • Private Lessons
      • Full day: 9:00am
      • Morning Half Day: 9:00am
      • Afternoon Half Day: 12:45pm
What time does my lesson end?
  • Kids:
    • Group Lesson: 3:30pm
    • Ultimate 4: 3:00pm
    • Adults:
      • Group Lessons: 3:15pm
      • Ultimate 4: 3:00pm
    • Private Lessons
      • Full day: 12:00 Noon
      • Morning Half Day: 12:00 Noon
      • Afternoon Half Day: 3:45pm
Do you offer half day lessons?
  • Kids: No
  • Private Lessons: Yes-Morning and Afternoon, based on availability
  • Adults: Yes: Afternoon Only
    • Levels 1-4-Novice
      • 1:15pm-3:15pm
      • Walk-Up Only Based on Availability
      • Locations available: Beaver Run, Village, and Peak 8
      • Int/Advanced: Levels 5-9, Must be able to warm up on Blue/Intermediate Terrain
        • Meet at Vista Haus on Peak 8 only
Where will my lesson meet?
  • Kids Lessons
    • Village
    • Please meet at the Village Ski & Ride School on Peak 9
    • There is parking available in the F-Lot or access by shuttle.
    • From the Village Hotel & Condos entrance, walk up the large pedestrian ramp and go to the end of the plaza on the right side of the gazebo.  Utilize the stairs or elevator there to go down to the pond level where the Children's Ski School is located.
    • Beaver Run
      • Please meet at the Beaver Run Ski & Ride School on Peak 9
      • There is parking available in the Beaver Run Skier parking lot or can be accessed by bus/shuttle.
        • 3-6 Year Olds:
        • Located on the west end of the Beaver Run Skier parking lot, on the parking level. From the bus drop off, Copper Top Restaurant, or lift ticket windows, proceed to the east side of the plaza and down the stairs.
        • 7-14 Year Olds:   Located one level above the plaza. From the west end of the Beaver Run Skier parking lot, proceed up two flights of stairs to the Copper Top bar level.  The Ski & Ride School will be on the left. From the bus drop off, Copper Top Restaurant, or lift ticket windows, proceed up the stairs which are between the lift ticket windows and the Copper Top Restaurant patio.  The Ski & Ride School will be on the right. If you have children in both age groups please proceed to the 3-6 Year Old location.

Peak 8:

Please meet at The Peak 8 Ski & Ride School Kid’s Castle

There is no skier parking at the base of Peak 8, please access our location by utilizing the BreckConnect Gondola or the local bus service.

• From the top of the gondola walk straight ahead to the snow, once on snow turn left and proceed thirty yards to the Kid’s Castle, our Peak 8 Children’s Ski & Ride School.

Adults:

Village:

*Group Lessons: Check in at the adult ski school located on the south end of the plaza level of the Village Hotel & Condos. There is parking on site at the F-Lot or a short shuttle away from the North or South Gondola lot. From the Village Hotel & Condos entrance, walk up the large pedestrian ramp and the sales lobby is directly behind the gazebo.

Beaver Run:

*Group Lessons: Check in at the adult ski school at the Beaver Run base area. There is parking available in the Beaver Run Skier parking lot. The sales office is located on the plaza level of Beaver Run, directly next to the Copper Top restaurant.  From the west end of the skier parking lot proceed upstairs.  From the bus drop off proceed straight ahead toward the lift ticket windows and we are on the left of those windows.

Peak 8:

*Group Lessons: Check in at the adult ski school at the Peak 8 base area. There is no parking at Peak 8 so plan to ride the gondola up. The gondola ride is free. Peak 8 is the third terminal on the gondola. Once you exit the gondola walk straight ahead to the snow. Once you reach the snow turn right and our sales lobby is on the right.

Intermediate/Advanced Workshops: Check in at the adult ski school at the Peak 8 base area. There is no parking at Peak 8 so plan to ride the gondola up. The gondola ride is free. Peak 8 is the third terminal on the gondola. Once you exit the gondola walk straight ahead to the snow. Your lesson will meet at the Vista Haus Restaurant, which is located at the top of the Colorado Superchair. The meeting spot is on the uphill side of the Vista Haus closest to the Colorado Superchair.

When should I get to my lesson?
  • Kids Group Lessons:
    • Check-In The day before between 2 and 4:30pm
    • Day Of Lesson: Check-In Between 8am and 8:45am
    • Lessons Start by 9:30am
    • Adult Group Lessons:
      • Check-In The day before between 2 and 4:30pm
      • Day Of Lesson: Check-In Between 8am and 9:30am
      • Lessons meets on snow at 9:45 and start at 10am
    • Kids Ultimate 4 Lessons:
      • Check in the day before between 2 and 4:30pm
      • Day of Lesson: Check in Between 8:00am and 8:30am
      • Lessons start promptly at 9am
    • Private Lessons:
      • Morning AM 3 Hour Private Lesson:
        • Check in day before between 2pm and 4:30pm
        • Check in day of Between 8am and 8:45am
        • Lessons Start at 9:00am
      • Full Day 6 Hour Private Lesson:
        • Check in day before between 2pm and 4:30pm
        • Check in day of Between 8am and 8:45am
        • Lessons Start at 9:00am
      • Afternoon PM 3 Hour Private Lesson:
        • Check in day before between 2pm and 4:30pm
        • Check in Day of anytime prior to 12:30pm
        • Lesson starts at 12:45pm
Where will my lesson end?
  • Adults:
    • Please speak with your instructor at the beginning of the lesson to determine an end location
    • Kids:
      • Your lesson will end in the kids learning area where the magic carpets are at the location that you started. 
Do you have lockers? How to store gear during the lesson, and overnight.
  • Adults:
    • There are pay lockers available at each base area location to store gear.
    • Kids:
      • We are able to store kid’s skis overnight for kids who are taking ski school the following day.
      • Kids must take their ski/snowboard boots and helmet home with them so they can come dressed ready to ski with their gear on when they come to check in for ski school. 
Where can I get rentals?
  • Kids:
    • Rent through the Children’s Ski & Ride School:
      • We have rental packages available with the purchase of ski school
    • Adults:
      • We do not offer any rentals for adults taking ski or snowboard school: You can rent through Breck Sports at rentskis.com
What is the closest ski school location to where I’m staying?
  • This is a tough one.  In our call center we have a book of most hotels and condos and refer to that when guests call and inquire about location.  I can get you this list.
Why can’t I book ski school the day before?
  • You Can: You just need to give us a call at 1.888.LRN.2SKI
When will I get the best deal on ski school?
  • You will always receive the best deal by booking at least 48Hours in Advance, which you can do by booking on the website or giving us a call. 
Should I buy my lift ticket first?
  • You must have a lift ticket to be in a Ski & Ride School Lesson
  • If you are an adult (ages 15+) and taking an intermediate/Advanced Workshop you should buy a lift ticket at least 7 days in advance to receive the best rate
  • If you are taking a private lesson you should purchase lift tickets for everyone taking the private lesson at least 7 days in advance to receive the best rate.
  • If you are a beginner adult (levels 1-4) starting out on green runs you should purchase our lift ticket and lesson package.  This will always be the best rate lift ticket. 
  • Kids: It is always the best rate to purchase the Lesson/Lift Ticket package for all levels of ability.
How can I book my lesson day of?
  • Prior to 9am you can call our call center at 1.888.LRN.2SKI, or just show up at one of our Ski & ride School Offices to book a lesson.  Day of Lesson Bookings are based on availability.  We always suggest booking these in advance. 
What are the kid’s lesson age ranges?
  • Our kids Ski School ranges from age 3-14. Our typical ages for group Breakdown are ages 3, Ages 4-6 years old and ages 7-14 years old. 
  • Classes are separated by age and ability level
Can my kids (different ages) ski in the same lesson?
  • We don’t guarantee that kids of different ages can be in the same lesson.  This would be decided on a day of basis and decided by the on-snow supervisor. 
What are the busy seasons, days, etc? What can I expect with crowds?
  • Our busy seasons are Holidays. 
    • Christmas Break: Around December 18-January 5 (Could Vary based on the Year)
    • MLK Weekend
    • President’s Week
    • Spring Break: (Entire Month of March)
How many lesson days do you recommend for a first time skier or rider?
  • We recommend 3 days of lessons for first time skiers and riders to fully develop the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding.  This varies based on individual.
Are lift tickets included with ski lessons/ski school?
  • See Question #12
Can I ski with my child during lessons or ski school?
  • The only way to ski with your child would be in a private lesson.  This is a great opportunity to ski as a family. 
Can we make advance reservations for Group Lessons?
  • Yes: Either on Breckenridge.com or by calling one of our call center agents at 1.888.LRN.2SKI
Do I need to accompany or be with my child for ski school check-in?
  • Yes, you will need to fill out paperwork for your child prior to them entering into the lesson. 
Do you have any multi-day ski/snowboard lessons?
  • Yes: You can purchase as many days as you would like.  For kids the best rate for multi days is purchasing as many days in advance as you think you may use.
  • Adults: If you purchase 3 days we have a three day deal which is a discounted lesson package. 
Do you offer Private Lessons?
  • Yes: We offer Full day and Half day Private lessons
  • These lessons are offered for all ages and ability levels
How do I change or cancel my Ski School reservations?
  • If you have made a reservation and need to make changes or cancel an existing reservation please call one of our call center agents at 1.888.LRN.2SKI
How long does a ski school lesson last? What is the length in time of a lesson?
  • Kids:
    • Group:9:30am-3:30pm
    • Ultimate 4: 9:00am-3:00pm
    • Adults:
      • 10:00am-12:15pm Lesson
      • 1 Hour Lunch Break
      • 1:15pm-3:15pm Lesson
    • Private Lessons
      • Morning Half Day
        • 9:00am-12:00noon
      • Afternoon Half Day
        • 12:45pm-3:45pm
      • Full Day
        • 9:00am-3:00pm
If my child already has a lift ticket, do I get a discount on Ski School?
  • You would just need to purchase the lesson only package for ski school.
Is ski rental equipment included with adult lessons?
  • The First Time Discovery Series is the only adult lesson package that includes adult rentals.  This is a lesson only for very first time Ski or Snowboard guests.
  • All other guests would need to purchase rental equipment outside of the Ski & Ride School.
What are the ages for Child and Adult Lessons for ski/ride school?
  • Child Lessons: 3-14 Years Old
  • Adult Lessons: 15+
  • Private Lessons: All Ages
What do the Ski School lessons do if it snows? Is school closed?
  • We love the snow: Our lessons go out no matter what the weather is!
What does a ski school day consist of? Are meals included? Can I meet my friends/family for lunch during ski and snowboard lessons?
  • Lesson specifics vary based on ability level
    • Kids Lessons Include lunch either in our Ski & Ride School kid’s facilities or at one of our on mountain dining facilities. 
      • If you would like to say hi to your child during their lunch time please speak with a staff member during check-in to coordinate this.  This is not guaranteed. 
      • Adult Lessons do not include lunch: The hour for lunch in our adult lessons is a free lunch time and guests in these lessons are welcome to eat with whomever they would like. 
      • Private Lessons do not include lunch
    • Guests who are not in the lessons cannot join the lessons for kids or adults any point, but are welcome to come watch the lesson.
What happens if my child is sick and can't attend a ski lesson?
  • Please come into the ski and ride school office and let an agent know, or call our call center at 1.888.LRN.2SKI
What happens if we are late for a lesson/ski school?
  • We cannot guarantee to get yourself or child into Ski School if you are late.  Please call us at 1.888.LRN.2SKI if this is a possibility. 
What is the youngest age that can participate in ski or snowboard school?
  • 3 Years old and must be completely potty trained
What Level ski/snowboard lesson should I take? What level am I?
  • Let’s set up a link to the Epic Mix Academy Levels
What time should I arrive for my lesson / ski school?
  • Kids Group Lessons:
    • Check-In The day before between 2 and 4:30pm
    • Day Of Lesson: Check-In Between 8am and 8:45am
    • Lessons Start by 9:30am
    • Please arrive no later than 9:15am ready to ski and with all paperwork completed
    • Adult Group Lessons:
      • Check-In The day before between 2 and 4:30pm
      • Day Of Lesson: Check-In Between 8am and 9:30am
      • Lessons meets on snow at 9:45 and start at 10am
      • Please arrive no later than 9:45 on the snow with all paperwork completed and ready to ski
    • Kids Ultimate 4 Lessons:
      • Check in the day before between 2 and 4:30pm
      • Day of Lesson: Check in Between 8:00am and 8:30am
      • Lessons start promptly at 9am
      • Please arrive no later than 8:30am
    • Private Lessons:
      • Morning AM 3 Hour Private Lesson:
        • Check in day before between 2pm and 4:30pm
        • Check in day of Between 8am and 8:45am
        • Lessons Start at 9:00am
        • Please arrive no later than 8:45am
      • Full Day 6 Hour Private Lesson:
        • Check in day before between 2pm and 4:30pm
        • Check in day of Between 8am and 8:45am
        • Lessons Start at 9:00am
        • Please arrive no later than 8:45am
      • Afternoon PM 3 Hour Private Lesson:
        • Check in day before between 2pm and 4:30pm
        • Check in Day of anytime prior to 12:30pm
        • Lesson starts at 12:45pm
        • Please arrive no later than 12:30pm


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