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Aspen, Colorado Ski School: What Sets It Apart From Other Destinations?

Never been skiing or snowboarding and looking for the confidence to go out and try it all? The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass and their team of professionals can get you prepped and ready to hit the four mountains at Aspen/Snowmass - Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. And, you'll have the confidence, understanding of the terrain, and all the other tools that it takes to do it! This week, our blog team takes a closer look at Aspen, Colorado, ski schools, and the special lesson programs for adults and children that set it apart from other destinations.

The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass has programs for every age and ability. The programs range from basic beginner lessons for all ages to group lessons to private reservation lessons. According to the company's website and Katie Ertl, managing director of the Ski & Snowboard School, its aEUoemore to learn, more to loveaEU philosophy when it comes to skiing is backed up by a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on every lesson. With a strong team of inspiring and talented professionals guiding your every move, you can finally enjoy that risk-free Aspen adventure that you've always dreamed of.

WHAT SETS ASPEN APART FROM OTHER DESTINATIONS What makes Aspen so different than the rest? There's a lot of reasons that the Aspen/Snowmass four mountain experience is special, but when it comes to lessons and working with first-time skiers and children, it's best to keep things simple. At Aspen/Snowmass, the instructors are willing to go the extra mile, Ertl said. That includes everything from technical skiing knowledge to around-town basics. aEUoeOur pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape and unforgettable experience during your stay,aEU Ertl said. Frias Real Estate broker Sam Green, who has taught lessons at Aspen/Snowmass for more than 10 years, said it all comes down to superior training and a superior commitment. aEUoe[Aspen has a] more demanding client,aEU Green said. aEUoePeople who come to Aspen are used to the best. They expect the best, so we make sure we are the best.aEU Green teaches private lessons for Aspen/Snowmass when he's not buying, selling or renting properties around town. He said he enjoys aEUoeselling lifestylesaEU and that hitting the slopes can be a great way to get to know his clients.

PLANNING ASPEN SKI LESSONS Planning ski lessons is not difficult, and the best way to save money is to purchase lesson packages early. Booking at least seven days in advance of your lesson date can save you money. You can save from $10 to $50 per lesson, if booked early. The more days you purchase, the more money you'll save - as simple as that. Let's have a closer look at how the numbers break down: booking ski school for 2014-2015 season (7 days advance purchase):

  • Childcare (ages infant-4) $159 - SAVE $10
  • Child (ages 2 1/2-6) $199 - SAVE $10
  • Child and Teen Group (ages 7-17) $114 - SAVE $10
  • Black Diamond 3-Day $489 - SAVE $20
  • Women's Edge 4-Day $624 - SAVE $20
  • Adult Beginner's Magic $209 - SAVE $10
  • Adult Group $143 - SAVE $10
  • Adult Performance Coaching $224 - SAVE $20
  • Private Lesson Half Day $510 - SAVE $50
  • Private Lesson Full Day $680 - SAVE $50

Aspen/Snowmass also offers additional bundles that can include discounted lift tickets and ski rentals. If you have any questions about the programs offered, would like to make reservations or pre-purchase tickets, call the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass at 1-877-282-7736.