Ski and Snowboard School

What’s it like to be an Instructor at Vail’s Kids Ski and Snowboard School?

Nov. 1, 2014

kids ski instructor

Being a kids ski and snowboard instructor can seem like the most fun job ever – ripping around Vail Mountain with a small platoon of aspiring Lindsey Vonns, endless hot cocoa – but it can also take a lot of energy and patience.

So what makes a great kids ski and snowboard instructor? We spoke with Vail Kids Ski Instructor, Janet Lawrence, to get the story on why teaching kids to ski has become a lifelong passion.

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Have a Gold Medal First Day of Ski School

Nov. 1, 2014

How to prepare for ski school
We at Vail Ski School KNOW, that first day of vacation can be a challenge. We very much appreciate that you could be toting less gear and taking your family to some nice beach, where your “après” drink could have a cute little umbrella standing in it. But NO! You are one of us! You are a skiing family!

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A kids take on DEVO

Oct. 25, 2014

Vail Development Team, DEVO, Vail Kids
8 year old Kira Hower skiing in the aspens of Vail
 

Why do kids love being a part of the Vail Development Team? 8 year old Kira Hower gives us the inside scoop on what her typical DEVO day is like – between adventuring around Vail Mountain and feasting on mac and cheese, what’s NOT to love?

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Vail Development Team!

Oct. 20, 2014

Vail weekend kids programs
We sat down with the Product Manager of the Vail Development Team, Kirsten DeGroat, to talk about what DEVO is all about and why kids love participating in this season-long, weekend-only program.

1) What is DEVO?

DEVO aka the Vail Development Team is a season long ski and snowboard program that caters to our younger weekend guests.

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Learning to ski or snowboard as an adult

Oct. 12, 2014

Learning to ski as an adult

“Am I too old to learn to ski or ride?” The short answer: No.

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Tour Guide: A Beginner’s Day on the Mountain

Oct. 4, 2014

vail_overeasy_meghangruszynskiNew to skiing or snowboarding and visiting Vail for the first time? The mountain’s size can initially be intimidating, and while the ski runs might be longer than what one would encounter at other ski areas, there are plenty of runs where beginners can cruise along comfortably. So click into those skis, strap into that snowboard and get ready to enjoy the views and groomed terrain while exploring the mountain.

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How to use your ski poles

Oct. 1, 2014

Vail ski instructor tips

“How do I use my poles?” is a question we get from many of our guests and the answer is not as easy as one might think. Ski poles have many uses when skiing and the following will give you a simple idea of just how you can use them to your advantage.

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