Choosing the Right Lesson: A Guide to Keystone’s Ski and Ride School
Booking a ski lesson can seem a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices. To help you with selecting the right lesson for you and your family, here’s a quick guide to Keystone’s Ski and Ride School programs.
If you’re looking for individual attention and to progress the fastest, a private lesson is the right choice for you. Keystone offers half day, full day, and multi-day private lessons.
What you might not know is that private lessons can be used by individuals, families, or groups wanting to ski together. That might be a more affordable option than you realize. The benefits of a private lesson is that it’s just that – private and is geared 100 percent toward you, your goals and your schedule. Another benefit it that you’ll typically be partnered with one of the most senior ski (or snowboard) pros. You can also request your favorite instructor.
That pro is your pro. There for you and only you.
Semi-Private Lessons – The Ultimate 4
Our Ultimate 4 lesson guarantees no more than 4 students to one pro. These lessons are only offered from the River Run base area and are available for students of all ages. They go out before our group lessons, so you get a head start on the mountain. Ultimate 4 lessons are a great way to hone in skills in a small group experience.
In our group lessons you are, just as it sounds, part of a group. We match students by ability and engage everyone in a fun, social learning environment.
Kids Group Lessons
Whether your kids are just learning to ride, or you need someone to ski bumps with them, our kids group lessons provide a fun day with their peers.
Kids are separated by age and ability. We divide the children into 2 age groups; 3-6 year olds and 7-14 year olds. All kids’ group lessons are a full day and include lunch. Ski and snowboard lessons are available for all ages.
Burton Riglet Park: Snowboard lessons for 3-6 year olds are only available at Camp Keystone, our Mountain House ski school. Keystone has partnered with Burton to create “Ripperoo’s Burton Riglet Park,” a snowboard park designed just for 3-6 year old snowboarders to explore the sport and learn in a fun environment. Your 3 year old ripper will be sliding boxes right from the get go.
When you book 3 or more consecutive days of any discipline at Camp Keystone, you are guaranteed the same coach every day. Building a relationship with their coach over multiple days allows kids to progress quickly.
Kids Multi-Week Programs
Kroozers, Jr. Kroozers, and Explorers are our monthly, multi-week programs. They run on Saturdays, December through March. Kids are divided by age and ability and ski with the same class and coach for the entire session. Your kids will progress weekly right before your eyes.
Mom, Dad, and Me
Mom, Dad, and Me is a great way to go over what your child has learned during the day and learn tricks to help your child continue to develop. Spending an hour with your child and their coach can save hours of headaches next time on the snow.
Adult Full Day Group Lessons
Adult Full Day lessons run out of both the River Run and Mountain House ski schools. Classes of every level are available at both base locations. What could be better than spending the day skiing or riding with a group of your peers who are skipping work just like you?
Adult Half Day Lessons – Max 3
With a group just the right size to fill a chair, all adult half day lessons have a guarantee of no more than 3 students per class. All levels are available out of River Run and only First Experience lessons are available at Mountain House.
All of our lessons are linked to EpicMix Academy. You can track your progress and earn pins every time you go out with one of our pros. What level skier are you?
For more information on any of our lessons or to book a lesson, stop by any of our locations on the mountain, call 800-255-3715, or visit our website, here.