Adult Lessons

Ski + Ride School at Winter Park Resort

Sign up online now to reserve your spot in Colorado's Favorite Ski + Ride School lesson programs and save time upon arrival. In order to create the best lesson experience, participation may be limited to guests who have placed reservations 48 hours in advance.

In order to guarantee your advanced reservation lesson, you must arrive no later than 8:30am to pick up tickets and equipment at your designated fulfillment location.

The Ski + Ride School at Winter Park is dedicated to creating lifelong enjoyment of snowsports. Every instructor has been trained to use Guest Centered Teaching™ to ensure the best possible experience. Your favorite lesson experience guaranteed.

Book your reservation 48+ hours in advance online or by calling 800.729.7907.

Jane Gang MAX4 Advanced Coaching
Available WEEKENDS ONLY. Groups meet at the Mary Jane Base.

A new lesson offering for our guests who want to rip. The Jane Gang MAX4 is select semi-private lesson offering for skiers or snowboarders ready for blue black, black or Double Black terrain. All with a guaranteed class maximum of 4 guests per instructor. All groups are formed based on ability. Offered weekends only, and exclusively at the Mary Jane Base area.

Jane Gang MAX4: Ski or Snowboard
Start time of 9am
Length Price
MAX4 Half Day Lesson 3 hours $129
MAX4 Half Day Lesson /
Full Day Lift Ticket
3 hours $149
MAX4 Half Day Lesson /
Full Day Lift Ticket /
Full Day Rental
3 hours $209


FULL DAY Lessons from the Winter Park Base are available for all levels.
Lunch is provided from a select menu, at one of the on-mountain restaurants. Additional food items available for purchase.

Ski
Available Daily from 9:30am - 3pm
Length Price

Full Day Lesson + Lunch

3 Full Days + Lunches
5.5 hours
$99

$239

Full Day Lesson / Lift Ticket + Lunch

3 Full Days / Lift Tickets + Lunches
5.5 hours
$149

$359

Full Day Lesson / Lift Ticket / Rental + Lunch

3 Full Days / Lift Tickets / Rentals + Lunches
5.5 hours
$179

$399
Burton Experience
Snowboarding Lessons
Available Daily from 9:30am - 3pm
Length Price

Full Day Lesson + Lunch

3 Full Days + Lunches
5.5 hours
$99
 
$239

Full Day Lesson / Lift Ticket + Lunch

3 Full Days / Lift Tickets + Lunches
5.5 hours
$149

$359

Full Day Lesson / Lift Ticket / Rental + Lunch

3 Full Days / Lift Tickets / Rentals + Lunches
5.5 hours
$179

$399

 

 

 

MAX4 Half Day Lessons from the Winter Park Base are available for all levels.
Our MAX4 program is guaranteed for maximum fun! The semi-private format is limited to 4 guests per instructor. Half Day lessons run from 11:45am to 2:45pm. Sign up early because space is limited!

MAX4: Ski or Snowboard
Available Daily at 11:45am
Length
MAX4 Half Day Lesson 3 hours $129
MAX4 Half Day Lesson /
Full Day Lift Ticket
3 hours $179
MAX4 Half Day Lesson /
Full Day Lift Ticket /
Full Day Rental
3 hours $209

 

Platinum Tracks Lesson Program Length Price

Our senior program is open to skiers ages 50+ and is an excellent opportunity to learn improved methods to make skiing effortless. You will meet other seniors who share the same passion for our mountain lifestyle. This unique social environment will not only open the door for you to make many new friends; you are guaranteed to learn new skills, and will have fun doing it.


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Meeting location: Arrow chairlift Bell Tower; 8:30am
2.5 hours $49

MAX4 Tele Daze, offered every Sunday from the Mary Jane base. Available for all levels, with a guaranteed maximum of 4 students per instructor. All groups are formed based on ability. Offered exclusively at the Mary Jane Base area.

MAX4: Tele Daze Length Price
We have expanded our MAX4 offerings for folks who are looking to free their heels and improve their skills. Our MAX4 Tele Daze program is guaranteed for maximum fun! The semi-private format is limited to 4 guests per instructor. Sign up early because space is limited!

Available Sundays at 9am
Meeting location: Mary Jane Base
MAX4 Half Day Lesson 3 hours $129
MAX4 Half Day Lesson /
Full Day Lift Ticket
3 hours $179
Mary Jane Quick Tips Length Price
Capitalize on new snow and a new Private Lesson offering to get reacquainted with Mary Jane. Call yourself a true Mary Jane skier, rider or telemarker by conquering the bumps, taking on the steeps and enjoying more Jane, with less Pain. Form your own group, up to three, at no additional charge. Meet your coach at the Mary Jane base. Available for blue, black and extreme terrain seekers.

Book in advance by calling 970.726.1554
(not available online).


1-3 people.
Quick Tips 1 hour $129

Here is a guide to help you figure out where you belong, and it even lets you track progress. Instructors are available at the School Bell to help you select the best level to reach your goals.

Ski Ride
LEARN TO SKI:
First time skiers will explore the skills needed to stop and ride the chairlift with confidence.


LEARN TO RIDE:
New to snowboarding? Our coaches will provide you individual attention to maximize your skill development. A day of fun, new friends and learning.
CONTROL BY TURNING:
Focus is on building control and confidence using turns as the way to manage your speed. Learn new skills in Discovery Park and move to new terrain and lifts.
INTRO TO TURNS:
Our trained coaches will have you riding with new skills in Discovery Park. Learn to make basic turns in both directions with correct body position. Then progress to new terrain and lifts.
INTRO TO PARALLEL:
This level builds on existing skills to make your shaped skis perform even better, allowing you to finish turns with your skis parallel.

CRUISERS:
This level is for those riders who are already linking turns on easy green trails and want to explore more of the mountain. Develop power, confidence and varied turn shape on greens and blues.
PERFECTING PARALLEL:
Improve your skills on changing terrain as you learn to maximize the use of your equipment. Move from blue terrain to blue/black terrain.


MOUNTAIN RIDERS:
At this level we'll help you develop new skills to ride the terrain you want with style. Topics may include: Bumps, steeps, trees, carving and short radius turns. This lesson will explore blue, blue-black, and black terrain.
BUMPS & STEEPS:
Our coaches will focus on the tips and tactics that will bring you to the next level while skiing "North America's Best Bumps."




FREESTYLE:
This level focuses on freestyle riding. Our coaches will have you nailing tricks and mastering features. The "Smart style" initiative will be used throughout this lesson. Participants must be able to confidently ride most of the mountain with control prior to selecting this level. Use of a helmet is required in all freestyle programs.
PARK & PIPE:
Check out our Private Lessons to advance your skills in the park. Learn how to huck, jib and boost like a local. Open to skiers and riders.
 

 

Should I make a reservation for my Adult Lesson?
Can my child take an Adult Lesson?
Where do I register for Adult Lessons?
Where do Adult Lessons meet?
When should I arrive at the meeting area?
What time do lessons start and end?
Is lunch provided during Adult Lessons?
What clothing should I bring?


Should I make a reservation for my Adult Lesson?
Yes, this will ensure that you have a lesson for the day. We may fill up during Holiday/Peak times on our Adult Group Lessons.

Can my child take an Adult Lesson?
Adult Lessons are for guests 13 years and older. Adult Lessons are not as supervised as our Kids Lessons. Students are free to leave the class at any time they choose. The instructor will ask the students to come down the mountain with them at the end of the class, but do not require the student to do so. We recommend that you choose a meeting place for you and your child at the end of the day.

Where do I register for Adult Lessons?
If you are renting equipment at the resort, you may pick up your lesson voucher, lift ticket and rental equipment at Winter Park Resort Rentals. Regardless of the rental location you chose during your purchase, you may collect your rental equipment at West Portal Rentals from 8am – 5pm, or Village Rentals from 8am – 9pm.

If you do not need to rent equipment, you may pick up your lesson voucher and lift tickets at the Guest Service desks inside the Balcony House (8am-4pm), or at any Winter Park Resort Rentals location. If you have children and you are arriving the day before your lessons, the Village rentals location is recommended for all of your needs (2pm – 9pm).

Where do Adult Lessons meet?
Adult full day and MAX4 Lessons meet at the Ski School Bell, located at the base of the Arrow Chairlift at the Winter Park Base.

Jane Gang and Tele Daze MAX4 Lessons meet at the Mary Jane Base near the Super Gauge lift.

When should I arrive at the meeting area?
All lessons meet 15 minutes prior to lesson start time, in order to discuss your goals and expectations with instructors to facilitate appropriate level placement.

What time do lessons start and end?
Full day lessons meet at 9:15am and last 5.5 hours from 9:30am to 3pm. Lunch will be provided at one of our on-mountain restaurants. Lunch locations may vary.

The MAX4 lesson program is offered daily and meets at 11:30am. Lessons run from 11:45am to 2:45pm.

Jane Gang MAX4 lessons are offered weekends only, and meet at 8:45am at the MARY JANE BASE. Lessons run from 9am – noon.

Is lunch provided during Adult Lessons?
Lunch is provided during the Full Day lesson at one of our on mountain restaurants. Location and menu varies daily.

What clothing should I bring?
Weather can change quickly on the mountain, so layers are best. It is a good idea to have waterproof pants, coat and gloves, along with Sunglasses or Goggles and 1 pair of tall socks (ski or snowboard socks recommended). Also, remember to apply sunscreen. Remember – the weather at the top of the mountain will be colder than the weather at the bottom. Many of these items are available for rental or purchase at the Winter Park Resort Rentals Village location.

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