Adult and Child

What time do lessons start?
Full Day lessons meet at 9:15am and run from 9:30am to 3pm. Fast Track 5 lessons meet at 11:30am and run from 11:45am to 2:45pm. *Multi-Week Programs meet at 8:30 am.

Both Full Day and Fast Track 5 lessons are available for booking online and/or over the phone up until the night before. Book more than 7 days in advance to receive a discount. Lessons are also sold day-of, if space is available.

Arriving the day before? Pick up your rentals, lift tickets, and lesson vouchers in the Village Rental store from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Arriving the morning of your lesson? Adults may pick up their rentals, lesson vouchers and lift tickets the morning of the lesson at West Portal Station. Children may pick up their rentals, lesson vouchers, and lift tickets in the Children’s Center.
*Only kids equipment is available to rent/ pick-up at the Children’s Center.

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.

Need Special accommodations?

In consideration of various student needs, learning styles, and lesson adaptations, if you feel your student would be better suited for a more supported experience, please contact, located at the base of Winter Park Resort. The NSCD is an adaptive sports/TR program offering a ski/snowboard school and support to individuals with diagnosis.


Can I drop-off my child earlier than 9:15am and pick-up later than 3pm?
Yes. Early drop-off is available from 8:00 am and late pick-up is available until 4:00 pm. The cost of each session is $15, and includes activities and a snack. Early drop-off / late pick-up may be purchased the same day of your lesson at the Children’s Center lobby.Drop-off and pick-up is located in the Green Room (third floor of the Children’s Center).

Where do lessons meet?
Age Location
3+4 Skiers
Green Room in Kids Center (3rd floor)
4-6 Skiers and Snowboarders Sorensen Park
7-14 Skiers and Snowboarders Sorensen Park

What is served at lunch?
We serve a variety of kid friendly lunch options. A gluten free option is available for children with allergies. The menu may change from day to day. You may pack your own child's lunch if you wish.

What If my child has a specific medical condition?
Instructors can carry any medication/epi-pens in a specially marked pack with a form filled out by parents with specifics about the medication. Instructors cannot administer any medication but will call Ski Patrol if the Child cannot administer it.


Your child may be able to ski with friends or family when desired. Please inform the staff when you check in that you would like to your children to ski together. We ask that when two children are not of the same ability or age group that the two children are placed in the lower ability level or younger age group.

Adult Lessons are for guests 14 years and older.

How do I look up my child’s Flaik/ GPS information?

Every child in Ski + Ride School will be equipped with a GPS unit. At the end of the day instructors will hand out a Flaik code to parents and kids who can then go online to to track vertical feet and map runs. Type in your child’s code, the date, and hit the “Relive your day” button.


Where do Adult Lessons meet?
Adult Full Day and Fast Track 5 Lessons meet at the blue and yellow flags, located at the base of the Arrow Chairlift at the Winter Park Base.

Is lunch provided during Adult Lessons?
A lunch voucher is provided during the Full Day lesson to be used at one of our on mountain restaurants. Location and menus varies daily.