Skiing and Snowboarding Tips

Experience Terrain Based Lessons

Feb. 8, 2016

In Vail, CO

At Vail our lessons aren’t just for beginners learning art of the Pizza Vs. French Fries. We believe in being life-long learners, and we take that belief to the slopes. With offerings like our Max 3 Lesson and our terrain based learning approach, you can perfect your technique, become a master mountaineer and conquer all the terrain Vail has to offer.

Our Max 3 experiential lesson is considered to be the Masters Degree of skiing. Even the most experienced skiers will walk away from this day on the hill feeling more well versed skiing on all types of terrain, reading conditions, learning about their gear and how to combine their knowledge to have an incredible experience on the hill, no matter what the conditions are!

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Keeping your kids safe on the hill – Learning, Living, Loving THE CODE!

Sep. 8, 2015

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To keep your kids safe on the hill you can use a mix of: the wisdom your mom shared when you were 5, a little common sense, some strategies and tricks Instructors use, and yes, the Skier’s Responsibility Code. The Code could use a more enticing name to grab our kids’ interest to be sure. It could be the “do these things and get to ski again tomorrow Code”. Too long? Maybe, “The Code Taylor Swift skis to”, or the “I-Code”, “The Everything is AWESOME Code”. In any case, if we learn, model, and teach our young skiers the Code we will all safely enjoy sliding around on our gorgeous mountain together for many family ski vacations to come!

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Vail Gear Guide

Sep. 1, 2015

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Whether you’re an expert who revels in knee-deep powder in the Back Bowls or a casual skier who cruises the groomers, you’ve got to be ready for a variety of conditions on the mountain. Don’t risk having a bad time just because you didn’t bring the right gear along – our Ultimate Gear Guide is here to help you make the most of your trip. 

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Get to Know Laura Landre: Ski Instructor and Former Member of the US Ski Team

May. 11, 2015

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The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Laura Landre is from Canandaigua, New York and is a ski instructor based out of Vail Village.

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Get to Know Gabe Del Rossi: Multi-Lingual Ski Instructor, University Professor, and Bike Tour Guide

Apr. 28, 2015

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The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Gabe Del Rossi is from Stow, Massachusetts and teaches skiing out of Vail Village.

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Get to know Ken Harper: A Kids Ski Instructor of 37 years

Apr. 8, 2015

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The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Ken Harper is from Pueblo, Colorado and works for Lionshead Childrens Ski School ages 7-Teen. 

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Get to Know Kevin Bentley: Snowboard Instructor and former NFL Player

Apr. 6, 2015

The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Kevin Bentley is from Los Angeles, California and is a snowboard instructor for Lionshead Adult Snowboard School.

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