Beginner & Expert Instruction

Learn to Ski & Snowboard

The Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolTM offers something for everyone. Whether you're just starting out or you're an expert, you'll find what you need here.



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  • The Front Side of Vail Mountain is the place to for you, with 18% gentle, beginner slopes.
  • The Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolTM offers an effective First-Time Series for beginners:
    • Three back-to-back days of lessons
    • Lift tickets and rentals
    • Skiers will learn the basics, plus how to make confident turns
    • Riders learn via the Burton Learn-to-Ride Program, which uses Burton-developed products and methodology


  • Expert skiers and boarders love Vail Mountain, as 53% of its terrain is rated expert/advanced.
  • The Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolTM offers ski and snowboard lessons for adults of all abilities - even experts. Their world-class professionals can fine-tune your skills or teach you something new.



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