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Breckenridge Bombers

Breck Bombers Program

Breckenridge Bombers is a multi-week program that is in its 28th year as one of the most progressive children's ski and snowboard programs available.
The Bombers Program provides coaching for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. Our goal is to assist your child in developing solid technique in a fun, safe and confidence-building environment. We also strive to have participants with the same team for the duration of Bombers. Classes are formed based on age and ability. Three types of Bombers programs exist: All-Mountain Bombers, Freestyle Bombers and Pee Wee Bombers. Bombers will provide lunch to all participants, and participants will eat lunch with their instructor. For more details, click the General Info tab below.

“Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based of the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.”

All-Mountain Bombers

All-Mountain Bombers is for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. From turning beginners into life-long enthusiasts to fine-tuning techniques on steeps and in moguls this program has a spot for everyone.

2016-17 Season Dates:

December Saturdays: Dec 3, 10, 17, 2016 (Saturdays only)
Traditional Saturdays:     
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017
Traditional Sundays:
Jan 8, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 2017

Prices:

December Saturday Ski & Snowboard:

$359.00

Traditional Ski & Snowboard (Sat or Sun):   

$797.00

Lift Tickets: 
  • All participants must have either a Season Pass or a Bombers Lift Ticket.

  • Lift tickets are not included. Bombers of all ages and levels need to have a lift ticket for each day of Bombers. 

  • The "Epic School Kids" program (formerly "School of Shred") does not include enough days for the Bombers program. You will still need a Season Pass or additional lift tickets for the Bombers program. 

  • 4 year olds are eligible for a Free Season Pass, which can be obtained at any Breckenridge Season Pass Office or front range season pass sales location. The child must be present as they will need to take a photo. 

  • Season Passes: To purchase a Season Pass, please contact (800) 842-8062 

Ages:

• Skiers: Ages 4-13 (must be 4 years old by 12/1/16 for the December program and by 1/1/17 for the Traditional program)
• Snowboarders Ages 7-13 (must be 7 years old by 12/1/16 for the December program and by 1/1/17 for the Traditional program)

Ability Levels:  

  • Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced


Purchase All-Mountain Bombers Package:
Please read Bombers general information for program updates before you register


Bombers Ski Session (Ages 4-6)
Price: $359.00
December Saturdays
Dec 3, 10, 17, 2016           
              
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Bombers Ski Session (Ages 7-13)
Price: $359.00
December Saturdays 
Dec 3, 10, 17, 2016                         

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Bombers Snowboard Session (Ages 7-13)
Price: $395.00
December Saturdays
Dec 3, 10, 17, 2016


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Bombers Ski Session (Ages 4-6)
Price: $768.00
Traditional Saturdays
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017

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Bombers Ski Session (Ages 7-13)
Price: $768.00
Traditional Saturdays
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017

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Bombers Snowboard Session (Ages 7-13)
Price: $768.00
Traditional Saturdays
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017

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Bombers Ski Session (Ages 4-6)
Price: $768.00
Traditional Sundays
Jan 8, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 2017

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Bombers Ski Session (Ages 7-13)
Price: $768.00
Traditional Sundays
Jan 8, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 2017

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Bombers Snowboard Session (Ages 7-13)
Price: $768.00
Traditional Sundays
Jan 8, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 2017

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More Questions? Reach out! 1-888-LRN-2SKI or BRskischoolprograms@vailresorts.com 

Freestyle Bombers

Freestyle Bombers teaches skiers and snowboarders tricks on natural features as well as in the terrain parks. It is open to intermediate and advanced participants ONLY (meaning that they are VERY confident on ALL blue terrain). However, participants do not need any previous experience in Freestyle. Participants should understand that this program mostly focuses on the park & pipe, including jumps, boxes, rails, and half-pipe.
Students that do not demonstrate the required skill set on the first day of the program will either be moved to an All-Mountain Bombers class, if room is still available, or their reservation will be cancelled.

2016-17 Season Dates:

Traditional Saturdays:   
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017

Prices:

Saturday Ski & Snowboard:  
$858.00

Lift Tickets:
  • Lift tickets are not included. Bombers of all ages and levels need to have a lift ticket for each day of Bombers. 

  • All participants must have either a Season Pass or a Bombers Lift Ticket

  • The "Epic School Kids" program does not include enough days for the Bombers program. You will still need a Season Pass or additional lift tickets for the Bombers program. 

  • Season Passes: To purchase a Season Pass, please contact (800) 842-8062

Ages:

  • Skiers & Snowboarders: Ages 8-13  (must be 8 years old by 1/1/17)

Ability Levels:  

  • Intermediate & Advanced ONLY (No Park & Pipe Experience Necessary)


Purchase Freestyle Bombers Package:
Please read Bombers general information for program updates before you register

Freestyle Bombers Ski Session (Ages 8-13)
Price: $858.00
Saturdays Only
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017

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Freestyle Bombers Snowboard Session (Ages 8-13)
Price: $858.00
Saturdays Only
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017


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More Questions? Reach out! 1-888-LRN-2SKI or BRskischoolprograms@vailresorts.com 


Pee-Wee Bombers

Through this program, your 3 year old will have a fun-filled day while receiving individualized attention and instruction. This program is for 3 year olds who will progress through the season together. At the beginning of this program all children will have individual ski time with an instructor, while the rest of the group will be taking part an indoor activity. As children progress to the point that they are stopping and turning without assistance, children will be grouped with other 3 year olds of the same ability and get more ski time.

This program is for 3 year old skiers only. All children must be fully potty trained prior to the start of the program. No diapers or pull-ups! Traditional Pee-Wee Bombers is offered at both the Gondola and Beaver Run ski areas.

2016-17 Season Dates:

December Saturdays:
Dec 3, 10,17, 2016 (Saturdays only)
Traditional Saturdays:   
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017
Traditional Sundays:
Jan 8, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 2017

 Prices:

December Saturdays Ski:   $372.00
Saturday or Sunday Ski:
$797.00

 Lift Tickets:

  • All participants must have a Season Pass 
  •  All 3 year olds can obtain a Free Season Pass at any of Breckenridge’s Season Pass Offices or front range season pass sales location. The child must be present as they will need to take a photo. 

Ages:
  • 3 Year Old Skiers ONLY.  Must be 3 years old and potty trained by 12/1/16 for the December program and by 1/1/17 for the Traditional program

Ability Levels:  

  • ALL


Purchase Pee-Wee Bombers Package:
Please read Bombers general information for program updates before you register


Pee-Wee Bombers Ski Session
Price: $797.00
Traditional Saturdays - Gondola       
Jan 7, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar 4, 2017

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Pee-Wee Bombers Ski Session
Price: $797.00
Traditional Sundays - Gondola
Jan 8, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 26; Mar 5, 2017

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Pee-Wee Bombers Ski Session
Price: $372.00
December Saturdays Only
Dec 3, 10,17, 2016

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More Questions? Reach out! 1-888-LRN-2SKI or BRskischoolprograms@vailresorts.com 

Breck Bombshells Specifically for the moms of our Bombers and BAM kids, we’re offering discount lessons for women of any level looking to get the most of their time on the mountain. Held mid-day, this lesson is the perfect length to let you drop your kid off, grab a coffee and catch your lesson right on time.

With it finishing early in the day, you’ll have plenty of time to decompress before your kid comes back from ski school. Open to anyone, Bombshells is a great lesson package for those here this year.

What to Expect: 

  • Meet at the Peak 8 Private Lesson Meeting Sign (near Activities Center)
  • Open to ALL levels. All mountain skills
  • Levels: Never-ever, Green, Blue, Black
  • Ski only

Special Notes:

  • Age Restrictions: 15 and up
  • Female students only with female instructors
  • Open to Bombers and BAM moms, and adults aged 15 and up

Dates: 

  • January 21, 2017
  • January 28, 2017
  • February 4, 2017
  • February 11, 2017
  • February 25, 2017

Purchase Bombshells Lessons:

Bombshells Lessons                           
 
Price: $207.00
Multi (5) Day Lesson

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More Questions? Reach out! 1-888-LRN-2SKI or BRskischoolprograms@vailresorts.com 

General Information

Participant Qualifications

  • We accept children of all ability levels.

  • Please see tabs for program information; age and ability restrictions for individual Bombers programs. 

  • All children must be fully potty trained. No diapers or pull-ups. 

Registration

Registrations are taken on a first come, first served basis until maximum capacity is reached or until the final deadline of November 18, 2016. A credit card is needed to hold your reservation. It will not be charged until mid-October. 

Attendance

It is in your child’s best interest to make every scheduled Bombers session so that they progress at the same rate as the team. In the event that a child misses a session and as a result, can no longer perform at the team’s new skill level, they may need to be placed on a different team.

First Day Attendance

Attendance on the first day is very important. Please make every effort to attend. Instructors will observe student’s abilities and the teams will be adjusted accordingly. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds or makeups for missed Bombers days. Refunds are given for injury or illness with medical documentation. Refunds are given for military deployment with deployment documentation.

See below to determine the fees:

December:

  • $35 cancellation fee for December Bombers if the cancellation occurs prior to the start of the program.
  • $112 cancellation fee per week of involvement in December Bombers if the cancellation occurs after the program has begun. 
  • No refunds will be given past week one.

Traditional:

  • $75 cancellation fee for Bombers if the cancellation occurs prior to Nov 25. 
  • $100 cancellation fee for Bombers if the cancellation occurs after Nov 25. 

The guest will be charged a $100 cancellation fee per week of involvement in Bombers if the cancellation occurs after the program has begun.

Program Clarifications

One of the greatest attributes of the Bombers program is to have each child with the same team from start to finish. However, the first week of the program is always spent ensuring that classes have been grouped correctly. During this time, kids may be moved to a different team. We try not to have this process spread past the first week and in most situations it does not. However, a small portion of the children will be moved again in the second/ third week of the program to ensure a good fit. This process is always going to be a part of the Bombers program no matter how hard we try to get kids into the correct class before the program even begins. Your patience and the patience of your child are appreciated during this process. Additionally, there are instances when instructors get sick or injured, or have personal situations that they must attend to. In any of these unavoidable situations, we will not offer refunds. 

Finally, if your child is participating in the December Bombers program as well as the traditional Bombers program in January and February, they are not guaranteed the same team and the same instructor in both programs. 


Lift Access

  • All Bombers participants must have a lift ticket or a season pass to participate.
  • To purchase a season pass please contact the Vail Resorts Sales Office (970-453-3272). 
  • Three and Four Year Olds can pick up a complimentary season pass at any Season Pass office or Front Range season pass sales location. The child must be present as they will need to take a photo. 
  • The "Epic School Kids" program does not include enough days for the Bombers program. You will still need a Season Pass or additional lift tickets for the Bombers program.


Teams

  • Teams are formed based on age and ability levels. We will utilize last season Epic Mix Academy as a basis for forming Bombers teams.
  • As stated above under Program Clarifications, there may be changes to teams during the first week to two weeks of the program to ensure that teams are grouped properly.
  • If your child has taken a lesson at Breckenridge or another Vail Resort, will use information from their Epic Mix Academy to group your child.If your child has not taken a lesson with us in the past, you will be asked to provide a level when you register. Please see the ski/snowboard level tab on more information on leveling.
  • When registering, you will be able to make any special requests for your child’s team, such as a specific instructor or having your child in the same class as a friend. These requests are not guaranteed, but we will do our best. Please make these requests under the “Special Conditions” section when you are registering.
  • Requests to be with friends: will only be honored if the request is recipricol and any higher levels must ski/ride at the lowest level child in group. 

Location and Time
• You will receive more information on exactly where and when to meet your instructor in an email that will be sent out before the start of Bombers.
• Bombers meet at the bottom of the Gondola in town.
  • Drop off: 8:00am - 8:15am
  • Pick up: 3:00pm
  • Late arrivals: 9:15am - 9:30am Only at the Peak 8 Kids Castle


Instructors

The role of a Bombers instructor is very important. Bombers instructors are hand selected from our Ski & Snowboard School staff. Instructors are chosen based on their skiing/ snowboarding backgrounds, their passion and experience working with children. We encourage you to be active in your child’s skiing/ snowboarding development and ask questions about his or her progress.

Equipment

Participants are required to provide their own equipment. Rentals will not be provided through the Bombers Program. Breckenridge Ski Resort does not take responsibility for lost or stolen equipment. Many skis and snowboards look very much alike if not identical, therefore it is highly recommended that you put your child’s name and contact information on their equipment.

Lunch

Lunch is provided and a menu is sent out at the beginning of the season. Participants who are either unable to eat the lunch being served due to allergies or if a child is a picky eater, will need to bring their own lunch. We are unable to accommodate additional options. We ask that lunches are 100% disposable and do not include any nut or nut based products.

Our ski school facilities do NOT allow any nut products due to allergies (this includes Peanut Butter). Please do not include any nuts or nut-based products with your child.

More Questions? Reach out! 1-888-LRN-2SKI or BRskischoolprograms@vailresorts.com


Ski / Snowboard Levels

Skiers:

Level 1: Never tried skiing before.
Level 2: Can put on and take off your equipment and move around on the flats. Comfortable gliding and stopping on the easiest learning terrain and you can sometimes make simple direction changes while sliding.
Level 3: Very comfortable gliding and making turns on beginner terrain. Make “wedge turns,” but you may make “parallel turns” too.
Level 4: Comfortable and confident on green terrain. Ride chairlifts and link smooth, gliding turns on all but the steepest green sections. May be parallel, but probably use a slight wedge much of the time, especially when it gets steeper.
Level 5: Parallel turns on all green terrain. Can start turns with a slight wedge and finish with skis parallel on blue terrain. Can make a hockey stop.
Level 6: Can make parallel turns of different sizes on all blue terrain. Can pole plant.
Level 7: Can make dynamic parallel turns of different sizes on all blue and blue/black terrain.
Level 8: Can make dynamic parallel turns of different sizes on all black and some double black terrain.
Level 9: All terrain, All conditions 

 

Snowboarders:

Level 1: Never tried snowboarding before.
Level 2: Can put on and take off your equipment and move around on the flats. Comfortable gliding and stopping on the easiest learning terrain and you can sometimes make simple direction changes while sliding.
Level 3: Very comfortable gliding and making turns on beginner terrain. Can nearly link turns heel to toe.
Level 4: Comfortable and confident on green terrain. Ride chairlifts and link smooth, gliding turns on all but the steepest green sections. Can link heel & toe turns.
Level 5: Can link turns confidently on all green terrain. Can link turns most of the time on groomed blue terrain.
Level 6: Can make confident turns of different sizes on all blue terrain.
Level 7: Can make dynamic turns of different sizes on all blue and blue/black terrain.
Level 8: Can make dynamic turns of different sizes on all black and some double black terrain.
Level 9: All terrain, All conditions

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