Breckenridge Ski and Snowboard School

What to know

You’ve booked your lesson, now what? Here at Breck, we treat ski school a little differently. Ours isn’t just a class, it’s an experience. Where our guides treat visitors like locals, and Breckenridge like its own subject matter. So keep reading for all the info you’ll need to get the most out of your vacation from check in locations to what to bring, and everything in between. 

Adult first time & novice lesson details

Check in 2:00pm-4:30pm the afternoon before, or 8:00am-10:00am the morning of.

Lessons start at 9:00am and 10:30am

End times at 2:30pm or 4:00pm, based on start time

 

BEAVER RUN

Where to check in:
Check in at the Adult Ski & Snowboard School sales window located to the left of the Ticket Sales windows on the Beaver Run Plaza. Parking is available in the Beaver Run Skier parking lot. 

PEAK 8

Where to check in:

Visit the outdoor sales windows on the plaza level of the Grand Colorado. If you are getting off the gondola, walk straight ahead and the sales windows are on the right, just past the first set of sliding glass doors. See the maps tab above for a visual representation.

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. There are limited 10 minute skier drop off spots located above the bus drop off in front of the Grand Colorado.

VILLAGE

Where to check in:
Check in at the Adult Ski & Snowboard School sales office 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 across the plaza.  

 

What to wear

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
  • Bring your lift ticket if it is not included in your lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket. 

Please be wearing your ski or snowboard boots when you arrive for your lesson.  Rental equipment, if applicable, must be picked up prior to your lesson start time.

 

Cancellation & payment policy

Lessons will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 30 days prior to the lesson start date.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 453-3250 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.

 

Child group and quad squad lesson details

GROUP 

Check in 2:00pm-4:30pm the afternoon before, or 8:00am-9:00am the morning of.  

Lessons run from 9:30am-3:30pm

QUAD SQUAD

Check in 2:00pm-4:30pm the afternoon before, or 8:00am-8:30am the morning of. 

Lessons run from 9:00am-3:00pm

Pick Up Information:

Please bring a photo ID to pick up your child. At pick up you will have the opportunity to speak with your child's pro about what they worked on in the lesson.

 

BEAVER RUN

Where to Check In:
Parking is available in the Beaver Run Skier parking lot, or accessible via bus/shuttle. 
3-6 Year Olds: Located on the west end of the Beaver Run Skier parking lot, on parking level. From bus drop off or lift ticket windows, proceed to the east end of the plaza and down the stairs.
7-14 Year Olds: Located one level above the plaza. From west end of the Beaver Run Skier parking lot, proceed up two flights of stairs to the Copper Top bar level. The Ski & Snowboard School will be on the left. From the bus drop off or lift ticket windows, proceed up the stairs which are between the lift ticket windows and the Copper Top Restaurant patio. The Ski & Snowboard School will be on the right.

Where to Pick Up:
3-6 Year Olds: Located at the bottom of the magic carpet lift in the Kids’ Yard, directly outside the 3-6 Year Old Ski School Sales Lobby.
7-14 Year Olds: Located at the top of the magic carpet lift in the Kids’ Yard, behind the Private Lesson Meeting Area.

 

PEAK 8

Where to Check In:

Visit the Children’s Center located on the garden level of the Peak 8 base area.  If you are getting off the gondola, take an immediate right to go down the stairs and enter the second set of sliding glass doors on your left.  If you are getting off the bus or using 10 minute skier drop off parking, proceed directly into the Children’s Center through the sliding glass doors.

There is no skier parking at the base of Peak 8, please access this location by utilizing the BreckConnect Gondola or the local bus service. There are limited 10 minute skier drop off spots located above the bus drop off in front of the Grand Colorado.

Where to Pick Up:

Group: Location for 3-6 year olds is at the top of the stairs on the West side of the Kids’ Castle. For 7-14 year olds is at the top of the stairs on the East side of the Kids’ Castle.

Quad Squad: Location is at the bottom of the stairs along the retaining wall of the Kids’ Castle.

VILLAGE

Where to Check In:
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 go to the Southwest end of the plaza. Utilize the stairs or the elevator to go down to the pond level where the Children’s Ski & Snowboard School is located. 

Where to Pick Up:
Located on the Plaza Level in the Kids' Yard, on the South side of the Maggie Restaurant.

What to wear

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (required)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
  • Bring your lift ticket if it is not included in your lesson reservation. All lesson participants need a lift ticket. 

Please have your child wear his/her ski or snowboard boots when you drop them off for the lesson.  We have limited storage for extra belongings or street shoes and are not responsible for misplaced items.If rental equipment is included in your lesson, please check in early to allow time for fitting. 

Lunch and snacks are included in the lesson. If your child has special dietary needs please pack a nut-free option they can bring with them to the lesson.

Cancellation & payment policy

Lessons will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 30 days prior to the lesson start date.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 453-3250 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.

Vail Resorts activity illness guidelines

The health and safety of our guests is first priority and we take this very seriously. Strong health and safety practices are the heart of our child programs. A key to preventing illness in a group activity setting is to form trusting relationships between parents and instructors around sharing important health information about your child’s condition when they are admitted.

If your child has fever, sore throat, diarrhea, or is nauseous or vomiting, they will not be accepted for activities. If your child has recently been ill, they must be symptom-free, without the benefit of medications, for 24 hours at US properties and 48 hours at Whistler Blackcomb.

Each child will be observed for common signs of illness at arrival and throughout the day. A child who is ill upon arrival to the facility will not be admitted. Parents or guardians will be notified to pick up their child immediately, if the child becomes ill during their stay.

A physician’s note stating a child is no longer contagious will be required when a child has healing lesions or other symptoms suggestive of communicable disease.

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Private full day & half day lessons

When to Check In:

Check in 2:00pm-4:30pm the afternoon before, or at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson start time.

All lesson participants need a lift ticket, which is not included in your lesson reservation.

 

Where to Check In:

BEAVER RUN

Check in at the Adult Ski & Snowboard School sales windows 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

Visit the office on the plaza level of Grand Colorado.  If you are getting off the gondola, walk straight ahead and follow the building around to the right, entering the second set of sliding glass doors (facing the ski slopes).  See the maps tab above for a visual representation.

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.  There are limited 10 minute skier drop off spots located above the bus drop off in front of the Grand Colorado.

VILLAGE

Check in at the Private Lesson Ski & Snowboard School sales office 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 across the plaza.

What to wear

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
  • Bring your lift ticket or season pass with you to the lesson

Please be wearing your ski or snowboard boots when you arrive for your lesson.  Rental equipment, if applicable, must be picked up prior to your lesson start time.


 

Cancellation & payment policy

Private lessons will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 3 days prior to the lesson start date. Payment must be collected prior to lesson start. Failure to remit payment may result in cancellation of the reservation. Lift tickets are not included in the private lesson fee. All participants must have valid lift access.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 453-3250 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.

 

Elevate

Check in at 9:45am the morning of your lesson at the Vista Haus on Peak 8 (mid-mountain)

Lessons start at 10:00am and run through 3:00pm.

There will be a 45 minute lunch break, specific time to be determined by your group. Lunch is not included.

 

Where to Check In:

Check in is at the Vista Haus on Peak 8. This is the mid-mountain restaurant, at the top of the Colorado SuperChair. 

 

What to wear

  • Waterproof snow pants, jacket, and mittens/gloves
  • A face mask, scarf, or neck gaiter
  • Goggles
  • Helmet (recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • One pair of ski socks
  • Dress in Layers: the temperature may change during the day and the sun is strong
  • Bring your lift ticket or season pass with you to the lesson. All lesson participants need a lift ticket. 

Please be wearing your ski or snowboard boots when you arrive for your lesson.  Rental equipment, if applicable, must be picked up prior to your lesson start time.


 

Cancellation & payment policy

Go Beyond sessions will be charged to the credit card on file with the reservation up to 3 days prior to the lesson start date. Payment must be collected prior to lesson start. Failure to remit payment may result in cancellation of the reservation. Lift tickets are not included in the lesson fee. All participants must have valid lift access.

Lesson reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson start time, or a cancellation fee will be imposed. If you cancel within the 24 hour period and a $100 processing fee will be charged. The cancellation fee may be waived if the lesson is re-booked for an alternate date. You can change or cancel your reservation by calling (970) 453-3250 or in person at one of our sales offices. Lessons are non-refundable due to weather.

 

Beaver run

Beaver Run Map

Peak 8

breck

Village

The Village Map