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Snowmass (Aspen), CO Ski School

Aspen / Snowmass Ski School

Adult - Group Lessons
  • Beginner's Magic
    • Snowmass & Buttermilk: Skiing or Snowboarding, Levels 1-4
    • Specifically designed to meet the needs of beginner-level skiers and snowboarders, Beginner's Magic utilizes a teaching method that promotes peak performance, confidence and mountain awareness. Our fully trained pros will familiarize you with the use and feel of the specialized beginner equipment and how it works with the snow surface. As you progress, you will learn how to use the chairlift and will access more and more of the mountain. Your progress will astonish you... it's guaranteed.
    • Meeting Place for Skiing:
      • Snowmass - Elk Camp Meadows at the top of the Elk Camp gondola
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
    • Meeting Place for Snowboarding:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
  • Adult Group Lessons
    • Skiing or Snowboarding, Levels 5-9
    • If you are beyond Beginner's Magic, take your skiing or riding to the next level by joining an adult group lesson. Learn more with a group of similarly-skilled skiers or riders as you polish your turns and master the bumps, steeps and deeps. Riders focus on all-mountain skills and gain confidence. Skiing is offered every day on all four mountains for intermediate to expert skiers. Snowboarding is offered daily at Snowmass and Buttermilk only for intermediate to expert riders. Plan to arrive at the meeting place at 9:50 a.m. with your lift ticket, lesson ticket and equipment.
    • DAILY, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Meeting Place for Skiing:
      • Snowmass - Mid-station of the Village Express
      • Aspen Mountain - Top of Aspen Mountain outside the Sundeck
      • Aspen Highlands - Mid-mountain to the right of the Merry-Go-Round restaurant
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
    • Meeting Place for Snowboarding:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
Teens - Group Lessons
  • Teens' First Turns (Level 1)
    • Snowmass & Buttermilk: Skiing or Snowboarding, Ages 13-17, Level 1
    • Our fun one-day package for Camp Aspen/Snowmass teens skiing or snowboarding for the first time will start them off right. The all-inclusive First Turns package includes instruction, lift ticket and an equipment voucher. Teens should arrive at the meeting place at 9:15 a.m. with their lift ticket, lesson ticket, registration form and equipment.
    • DAILY, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    • Meeting Place:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
  • Teens' Group Lessons (Levels 2 & Up)
    • Skiing or Snowboarding, Ages 13-17, Levels 2 & Up
    • Our Teens' Too-Cool-for-School program, offered every day throughout the season, is taught by our most fun-loving and qualified coaches. Teens explore the mountain, checking out all of the terrain, from the beginner areas and the easy groomers to the park & pipe and the bumps and steeps. Groups are divided according to skill level and goals. Park & pipe lessons are available at Snowmass and Buttermilk only. To take lessons at Highlands, teens must be level 5 or higher and able to do a hockey stop in both directions on skis or link turns on blue runs on a snowboard.
    • DAILY, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    • Meeting Place:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Aspen Highlands (Levels 5 & up ONLY) - Edge of the snow at Highlands Plaza
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
Kids - Group Lessons
  • Kids' Group Lessons (Levels 2 & Up)
    • Skiing or Snowboarding, Ages 7-12, Levels 2 & Up
    • Camp Aspen/Snowmass kids explore the coolest trails and adventure zones, and practice jibbing skills in the park & pipe - all while making friends and learning to ski and ride in a fun, supportive environment. Classes are divided according to age and ability and include a supervised lunch. Park & pipe group lessons for skiers and riders at the appropriate ability level are available at Snowmass and Buttermilk only. To take lessons at Highlands, kids must be level 5 or higher and able to do a hockey stop in both directions on skis or link turns on blue runs on a snowboard.
    • DAILY, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
    • Meeting Place:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Aspen Highlands (Levels 5 & up ONLY) - Edge of the snow at Highlands Plaza
      • Buttermilk - Bottom of Summit Express lift
  • Grizzlies
    • Snowmass & Buttermilk: Skiing, Ages 5-6, All Levels
    • The Grizzlies spend their days on the mountain, enjoying their own beginner area and direct lift access for tearing up the slopes.
    • DAILY, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Drop-off Times:
      • Full Day: 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.; pick up 3 to 3:15 p.m.
      • Half Day, AM: Drop off 9 to 9:15 a.m.; pick up by 12:30 p.m.
      • Half Day, PM: (first-time skiers ONLY): Drop off 12 to 12:30 p.m.; pick up 3 to 3:15 p.m.
    • Meeting Place:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Buttermilk - Panda House at the base of Buttermilk
  • Grizzlies on Boards
    • Snowmass & Buttermilk: Snowboarding, Ages 5-6, All Levels
    • For adventuresome young riders, this popular all-inclusive program uses the latest techniques in teaching snowboarding in a fun environment. Small groups with an average 3:1 ratio of students to pros learn mountain etiquette and snowboarding skills with specially trained children's coaches.
    • DAILY, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Drop-off Time: 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. / pick up 3 to 3:15 p.m.
    • Meeting Place:
      • Snowmass - The Treehouse plaza
      • Buttermilk - Panda House at the base of Buttermilk

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