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Ski & Snowboard School

Only on a ski vacation do kids (and adults) dream about "school" days! Aspen Snowmass's Ski School programs are led by 1,200 highly experienced instructors who can help take your skills to the next level.

New for winter 2020-21, all lessons will be capped at 5 participants. These smaller group sizes mean more one-on-one attention and personalized experiences on the mountain! Due to indoor-dining restrictions, group lessons are limited to morning, half-day lessons through Feb. 28, 2021. Private lessons and guided experiences can be booked for full days.

Read about other COVID-19 safety measures in Aspen Snowmass's winter operations plan.

Reservations are required for all Ski & Snowboard School experiences this year. In the event that capacity limits are instated, those who have already booked lessons and secured their lift tickets will be given priority access to the ski areas.


Contact our concierge team as early as possible to purchase your lift tickets, lessons, and rental equipment. Please send us the following information:

Aspen Snowmass lift tickets

  • Type of ski/snowboard lesson (group or private)
  • Dates for ski/snowboard lessons
  • Names & ages of skiers/snowboarders who would like lessons
  • General overview of ability of skiers/snowboarders who are taking lessons

Contact the Frias Properties Concierge (970) 429-2449

Aspen Concierge Services concierge (at) friasproperties (dot) com

Lessons may be cancelled with more than 48 hours' notice to receive a full refund.

Private Lessons or Guided Experience - Enjoy personalized coaching or a customized guided experience from the best Aspen Snowmass pros as well as priority lift access, flexible meeting times and locations, and complimentary overnight equipment storage and transfers. Full-day schedule: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; half-day schedule: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Adult Group Lessons & Clinics - Gain confidence and skills with group lessons catered to your current level. You'll be matched with an Aspen Snowmass pro plus other skiers and riders looking to improve in certain skillsets like all-mountain skiing/riding, bump technique, carving groomers, progressing to steeps and powder, and more.

Adult First-Time Lessons - Using an accelerated instruction method, specialized equipment, and terrain-based learning, this program makes skiing and snowboard fun from the first minute. This program is only available at Buttermilk and Snowmass, and participants should be first-time skiers or snowboarders.

Child & Teen Group Lessons - Starting at age 2.5, kids and teens are Ski School VIPs in Aspen Snowmass. Programs are focused on safety and fun and are staffed by pros with a knack for instilling a love of the sport to the next generation. Helmets are required for all participants 17 and under. Read more about the various options here.

Childcare is not available for the 2020-2021 ski season.

Adaptive Clinics - Challenge Aspen and Asendigo host adaptive clinics for participants with physical disabilities and cognitive challenges. See more information here.