Ski and Snowboard School

Why Should You Be a Vail Ski Instructor?

Oct. 21, 2016

A mother, daughter and Vail ski school instructor take a pause from instruction to goof around on the snowy slopes.

By Janet Lawrence

Why Should You Be a Vail Ski Instructor?” Wait, is this a trick question? Seriously, this may be the easiest test ever! This is like answering, “Would you like another piece of apple pie?” The better questions is: Why shouldn’t you be a Vail Ski Instructor?

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Top 5 Reasons to Take a Lesson

Sep. 6, 2016

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Whether it’s your first time on snow or you are a seasoned skier looking to find the best terrain on the mountain, spending a day with Vail’s ski and snowboard professionals will help you make the most of your time on the mountain. See our Top 5 Reasons why taking a lesson with the Vail Ski and Snowboard School will be the best decision of your ski vacation. 

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Getting the most out of your Kid’s Lesson

Feb. 22, 2016

By Janet Lawrence

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You, the parents, and we the ski instructor team, have so much in common! We want exactly the same thing. We want your child to have the BEST ski experience ever. We want your kids to be safe, capable, happy skiers. The most important thing your child’s instructor wants to know is this: what is your biggest priority? What do you most want to happen for your child in the course of their lesson?

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Greens to Blues: Becoming a “Ski Family”

Feb. 15, 2016

We all remember that magical day on the slopes when it finally clicked. You connected turns, felt in the flow and changed your favorite color from green to blue. It’s a story we all share. Mathew Fortune had one of those days with his “aha moment”—a moment realized during a day spent taking a private family lesson with one of Vail’s top–notch instructors.

In Vail, CO

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5 Tips to the Ultimate Ski Trip

Feb. 15, 2016

Vacations can be stressful, especially when you’re the one doing all the planning. Rather than spending your time worrying about the details, read these tips for the ultimate ski trip ahead of time and you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy your time on the slopes.

1. Make a game plan before getting on the mountain

Group skiing groomed terrain in Vail, Colorado.

Vail Mountain spans 5,289 acres, and while that makes for a lot of enjoyment to be had, it can be overwhelming to explore. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your day on the mountain with three all-encompassing trail guides. Based on your skill level, these guides enable you to focus on making memories and racking up vertical feet – sans any stress.

Explore Vail’s Trail Guides as a BeginnerIntermediate or Expert

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Experience Terrain Based Lessons

Feb. 8, 2016

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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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The Perfect 4 Days in Vail

Feb. 4, 2016

Vail_blog_imageVail truly is like nothing on earth. Discover what makes this the perfect place for making memories by experiencing the perfect 4 days in Vail. There are a myriad of lodging options, such as the iconic Lodge at Vail, the first hotel and cornerstone of Vail Village. Plus, the Lodge is just steps from Gondola One, the fastest and most advanced gondola of its kind, complete with free Wi-Fi and heated seats. You could also choose to make your home base The Arrabelle at Vail Square, located at the bottom of Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead. The stunning Arrabelle offers a luxurious, old-world charm and countless amenities to make you feel right at home. Whether you are on the mountain or in the village, you are mere steps away from all Vail has to offer.
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Day 1

Priority #1 after you check in – get on the mountain! Whether this is your first or 50th ski trip, prepare for one of the most exhilarating days of your life. Start the day off with one of our ski guides to help you get familiar with our 5,289 skiable acres. Our world-class pros offer beginner, intermediate, expert and private instruction, so you can choose the level that fits you best.
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