Stevens Pass Ski & Snowboard School

Ultimate 5 Snowboard Lesson (Ages 7-12)

Lesson Type: Small Group

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Peak Days

Peak Days represent our most popular days with the highest lesson and resort guest volume. The most affordable lesson options can therefore be found on Non-Peak Days. For Child Group Lessons we also offer further discounts for 2pm afternoon lessons everyday.

  • December 14-15 & 21-31
  • January 1-5, 11-12, 18-20 & 25-26
  • February 1-2, 8-9, 15-17, 22-23 & 29
  • March 1, 7-8 & 14-15

What to Know Before you Go

Lesson Options

  • All children require a lift ticket and ski/snowboard equipment, including a helmet. 
  • Helmets are included with every rental equipment add-on.
  • All Ultimate 5 lessons include lunch and end at 1:00pm. You can add 2 extra on-snow hours by choosing the Extended Day option and pick up at 4:00pm.
  • The lesson experience with your instructor begins at 9:00am and may begin indoors before heading out on snow.

Once you've booked a lesson

  • If you need to change or cancel your reservation please refer to our cancelation policy below.
  • Lessons are never cancelled because of weather.

On the day of your lesson

  • Check-in for Ultimate 5 lessons begins at 8:00am and ends promptly at 8:45am each morning.
  • If renting, we recommend planning for a 7:30-8:00am arrival at the resort to allow enough time for your child to be fitted for equipment prior to the lesson start.
  • Make sure to feed your children a healthy breakfast.
  • Check the road conditions before you leave to ensure you are prepared and plan for extra time for traffic and parking on Peak Days.
  • One stop shop - Bring them straight to the Children’s Ski and Snowboard School. If your child is renting equipment we will have it there for them.

*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 10-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.

Reservations are highly recommended on all days to guarantee a spot in a class and expedite the check-in process. If you are planning a trip on a weekend or during a holiday we advise reserving as much as a week in advance as space in our programs fills up frequently. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your visit and our cancellation policy allows you to book ahead with confidence.

Changes or cancellations MUST be made 2 days prior to your reservation date in order to receive a FULL REFUND.
1. To cancel, please email spcancelations@vailresorts.com or call 206-812-4510 ext. 1706. We recommend you err on the side of caution if you are sick.
2. Full refunds will only be issued for cancellations received 2 days before your lesson date.
3. If you cancel the day prior to your lesson you will be charged a fee of $25.
4. If you cancel after 7:00am the day of your lesson or no call/no show you will be charged the full rate of the lesson reserved.

Please note:

  • Refunds are not given due to weather or road conditions
  • In the event of a full highway or mountain closure we will contact you to reschedule without charge
  • Refunds are not given for arriving late to your lesson or leaving early
If there is room in the class, we can put children of the same discipline together. If they are of different ability levels or age groups, and they request to specifically be together they will both go into the lower group of the two.

All children participating in lessons must wear a helmet designed for skiing or snowboarding. Helmets are available for rent through our Children's Ski and Snowboard School for your convenience, and all rental packages associated with lessons include a helmet as part of the rental.

While helmets may reduce or mitigate the severity of some head injuries, their use does not guarantee safety and will not prevent certain injuries. The Resort reminds you that every winter sport participant shares responsibility for his or her safety and for that of others using the ski area facilities. Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it. Become familiar with and observe "Your Responsibility Code" and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

You can use our ability level chart to help us determine your child’s level. Please keep in mind that if they have been before, but it is their first time this season, we recommend dropping down one level so they aren’t overwhelmed on their first day back. When you check them in, our supervisors will use our progress reports to ensure they are in the appropriate level. Each child goes through an on-snow evaluation during the first portion of the lesson to ensure they are in the right group. At the end they’ll get a progress report and their coach will give you a recommendation on which level to sign them up for next time!
Don’t skip breakfast! Your child will need a lot of energy for the day so make sure they are well rested, well fed and hydrated. We also recommend planning to leave home nice and early. On weekends and holidays, expect to add time for traffic and parking.
When you get to the resort, head over to the Ski & Snowboard School building. One of our Youth Programs supervisors will check your child in and double-check their ability level. Your child will receive a legband (to indicate they are in lessons) while you sign any additional paperwork.This is the time to say goodbye! Your child will head into the back room and you will receive your security card for picking them up after the lesson. If your child is renting gear, they will be lead to the “booting room” where they’ll swap their snow boots for ski/snowboard boots. Their skis or snowboard will meet them outside once the lesson starts. Once kids have their boots they will be lead to a table with the other children in their group. They will play games, work on art projects, and get to know each other and their coaches until the lessons are due to start.
We highly recommend renting from our facility. We have great equipment that is well-suited for beginners through advanced skiers and snowboarders. To learn to ski or snowboard, it is important they aren’t in gear that they are “growing into”. By renting, as children grow, their equipment can grow with them. Our child Ultimate and Group lessons offer the option to include rental equipment. Child equipment always comes with a helmet included.
Of course! However, the facility may be busy with lunches being served and afternoon lessons getting gear. Ideally, morning students would return their equipment after 1:00pm.