Ski and Snowboard School

Have a Gold Medal First Day of Ski School

Dec. 12, 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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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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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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At what age can a child learn to ski or snowboard?

Sep. 28, 2014

One of the most common questions parents ask us is: “At what age can my child learn to ski or snowboard?”

ski school age 3 - 6We sat down with Mark Raymond, General Manager of Training and Quality for Vail Ski and Snowboard School, to get his take. As a father of a 5-year-old and an instructor since 1992, Mark is very familiar with what it takes to teach young ones to ski.

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Early Season Tactics for Snowboarding

Oct. 1, 2013

Early season snowboarding

Snowboard instructor

Guest blogger Jason Schetrompf is a snowboard instructor with Vail Ski and Snowboard School.

Our enthusiasm for snowboarding can sometimes get the best of us this time of year. With the season fresh and the snow coverage not yet at mid-to-late season levels, I feel it would be good to discuss some tactics for – both riding and decision making – that will ensure that your season is long and filled with many days of shredding.

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