Ski and Snowboard School Programs

Sun Valley SnowSports has been devoted to facilitating peak snow sports experiences since 1937, with programs and lessons to suit every age, ability and desire. A team of talented and inspired instructors are committed to providing the best experience for you and your family. Advance your technique, learn a new sport, or explore the endless opportunities as we guide you in all that Sun Valley offers. 

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KinderCubs
Dollar KinderCubs (2-4 yrs old)

KinderCubs is a great opportunity for children to find their inspiration for skiing by participating in an individualized one-on-one lesson taught by our children’s SnowSports specialists. Before and after the lesson, your child will engage in a variety of age appropriate activities lead by experienced, fun, and nurturing staff in our licensed daycare facility (KinderCare). Limited availability, please purchase reservations in advance.

OPTIONS:

KinderCubs AM: Offered 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (best for 2-year-olds)

KinderCubs All Day: Offered 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dollar Cubs
Dollar Cubs (3-4 yrs old)

Dollar Cubs is an all-day introduction to skiing as well as a continued progression for young independent skiers. Children will enjoy our snow-sculpted terrain designed to enhance their skills in a fun and social setting with games and activities that focus on skiing safely.  NOTE- Please come potty-trained and ready to spend most of the day outside. Camp is 9:45 am to 3:00 pm.  Rentals, lift tickets and lunch are included. Limited availability, please purchase reservations in advance.

Dollar Bears
Dollar Bears (5-6 yrs old)

Dollar Bears is an all-day skiing and snowboarding SnowSports program. Our SnowSports instructors are specially trained in children’s ski education and love to make learning fun while incorporating the Skier Responsibility Code. From visiting our Dollar Mountain terrain features to meeting Sunny the Bear, they will spend a day in a fun, safe learning environment with expert instruction. Camp is 9:45 am to 3;00 pm. Rentals, lift ticket and lunch are included.

Dollar Adventure
Dollar Adventure (7-12 yrs old)

Dollar Adventure is an all-day beginner to low intermediate group lesson taught by our passionate instructors. Lessons share a set of skills and appreciation for a peak mountain experience on Dollar Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders learn in a supportive and fun environment, while developing fundamentals. Your child will understand the safety aspects involved with SnowSports as our instructors incorporate the Skier Responsibility Code. Children are grouped by ability and age and experience our snow-sculpted terrain, making every lesson fun and engaging. Camp is 9:45 am-3:00 pm. Lunch is included, lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate.

Please check in at our SnowSports front desk located at Dollar Mountain Lodge.

Baldy Adventure
Baldy Adventure (6-12 yrs old)

Baldy Adventure is an all-day intermediate to advanced (no beginners) group lesson taught by expert instructors. Your child will experience instruction in a social and stimulating environment while having fun with their peers on Bald Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders learn in a supportive setting while developing confidence and skills so they can have fun and be safe. Children are grouped by ability and age.  Camp is 9:45 am-3:00 pm. Lunch is included, lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate.

Please check in at our SnowSports front desk located at River Run Lodge.

Dollar Challenge
Dollar Challenge (13-17 yrs old)

Dollar Challenge is an all-day beginner to low intermediate group lesson. Skiers and snowboarders are taught by our expert instructors on Dollar Mountain. Your teen will experience instruction in a social and stimulating environment while having fun with their peers. Camp is 9:45 am-3:00 pm. Lunch is included, lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate. Helmets are required.

Please check in at our SnowSports front desk located at Dollar Mountain Lodge.

Baldy Challenge
Baldy Challenge (13-17 yrs old)

Baldy Challenge is an all-day intermediate to advanced group lesson. Skiers and snowboarders are taught by our expert instructors on Bald Mountain. Your teen will experience instruction in a social and stimulating environment while having fun with their peers. Camp is 9:45 am-3:00 pm. Lunch is included, lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate. Helmets are required.

Please check in at our SnowSports front desk located at River Run Lodge.

Terrain That Teaches

Sun Valley's SnowSports School offers all-day group lessons for skiers' ages 3-17 and for snowboarders ages 5-17. Our team of Children’s & Youth Supervisors hand assigns instructors who are trained specifically in techniques for teaching children how to ski/ride and instill a love for the sport. Our instructors are trained in child-centered learning.

Our signature experience ... Just for you

Personalized for you and your family, the private lesson is the fastest way to learn the mountain, improve your skills, and quickly take you to the next level of either skiing or riding. Whether you would like one-on-one instruction or a personal mountain guide to lead you through diverse terrain, we have the perfect instructor for you. All levels of skiers and snowboarders can benefit from our engaging and highly-skilled professionals. Sun Valley offers private lesson experiences on both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain for all ages.

Dollar Private Lessons
Dollar Private Lessons

Dollar Mountain private lessons are recommended for beginner and low-intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Dollar offers groomed, gentle terrain and provides the perfect environment for learning. Skiers and snowboarders will find progressive terrain, adventure zones and a variety of wide, open ski runs. Your SnowSports instructor will help you build your skills, explore the mountain, and share local knowledge for a peak mountain experience.

Private lessons allow up to five people. Advanced reservations are available and recommended. Please arrive at our SnowSports front desk located in Dollar Mountain Lodge 15-30 minutes prior to the lesson.

River Run Private Lessons
River Run Private Lessons

River Run Lodge private lessons are recommended for intermediate, advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders. Make the most of your Sun Valley experience with a lesson tailored specifically for you and your group. Explore Sun Valley’s legendary Bald Mountain, beautifully groomed trails, and take in the infinite views with your private SnowSports instructor. Your instructor will provide tips for refining your skills along the way, while sharing local knowledge and offering priority lift access to ensure a peak mountain experience. 

Private lessons allow up to five people. Early-Up (8:30 am) option is available for groups up to three people for Full Day or Half Day AM. Advanced reservations are available and recommended. Please arrive at our SnowSports front desk located in River Run Lodge 15-30 minutes prior to the lesson. One of our highly trained and experienced professional instructors will be there to greet you at arrival.

Warm Springs Private Lessons
Warm Springs Private Lessons

Warm Springs private lessons are recommended for intermediate, advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders. Make the most of your Sun Valley experience with a lesson tailored specifically for you and your group. Explore Sun Valley’s legendary Bald Mountain, beautifully groomed trails, and take in the infinite views with your private SnowSports instructor. Your instructor will provide tips for refining your skills along the way, while sharing local knowledge and offering priority lift access to ensure a peak mountain experience. 

Private lessons allow up to five people. Early-Up (8:30 am) option is available for groups up to three people for Full Day or Half Day AM. Advanced reservations are available and recommended. Please arrive at our SnowSports front desk located in Warms Springs Lodge 15-30 minutes prior to the lesson. One of our highly trained and experienced professional instructors will be there to greet you at arrival.

Learning Quickly, One-on-One

Without a doubt, one-on-one instruction is the fastest way to improve your skills and lead you quickly to the next level! Your private instructor, who becomes a new-found friend before you realize it, will lead you quickly to higher achievement. All levels of skiers and snowboarders can benefit from our experienced, highly skilled and professional instructors. Dollar vs Baldy: Pick a Mountain, Any Mountain!

Dollar Adult Group Lessons
Dollar Fun in the Sun 

Dollar Fun in the Sun is our adult group lesson for beginner to low intermediate skiers and snowboarders. Our instructors provide a fun, supportive, and inspiring learning environment on gentle terrain. Learn the fundamentals to take you beyond the green trails with skiers and snowboarders matched to the same abilities.

OPTIONS:

Dollar Fun in the Sun AM: Offered 9:45 am to 12:30 pm (not available during peak season)

Dollar Fun in the Sun PM: Offered 1:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate. Please arrive at our SnowSports front desk located in Dollar Mountain Lodge 15-30 minutes prior to the lesson.

Baldy Group Lessons
Baldy Elevate

Baldy Elevate is our adult group lesson for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Our instructors will help you focus on skills and tactics to explore new terrain and master Bald Mountain’s peak experience. Build on your fundamentals to gain confidence and improve skills with skiers and snowboarders matched to the same abilities.

OPTIONS:

Baldy Elevate AM: Offered 9:45 am to 12:30 pm (not available during peak season)

Baldy Elevate PM: Offered 1:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate. Please arrive at our SnowSports front desk located in River Run Lodge 15-30 minutes prior to the lesson.

Freeride
Baldy Freeride (6-17 yrs old)

Freeride is held on Bald Mountain and offered for youth ages 6 to 17 years old. FreeRide meets for ten Saturdays and two Sundays (December 15 & January 12) for 3.5 hours with the final Saturday of the season including a barbecue. Highly trained and experienced instructors focus is on high quality, high energy, and skills development for the fun of the sport.

Kick-Off Freeride Weekend Starts December 14 & 15, 2019 - March 14, 2020th, Saturdays 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. FreeRide meets at the base of River Run.

Note: FreeRide will not meet on December 21st, 2019, December 28th, 2019, January 4th, 2020 and February 15, 2020.

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Freeride Adventure
Freeride Adventure Alpine & Snowboard (6-17 yrs old)

Session #1 begins January 11th, 2020
Session #2 begins February 1st, 2020 FreeRide will not meet on February 15th & 16th
Session #3 begins February 29th, 2020

Session Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

FreeRide Adventure is held on Bald Mountain and offered for youth ages 6 to 17 years old. FreeRide Adventure is on Saturday and Sunday mornings for three consecutive weekends. Highly trained and experienced instructors focus is on high quality, high energy, and skills development for the fun of the sport.

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Little Spuds
Dollar Little Spuds (3-5 yrs old)

Little Spuds sessions are held at Dollar Mountain, introducing skiing to children 3 to 5 years old. Little Spuds meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for three consecutive weeks 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Children must be potty trained and eager to learn skiing. Come ready to ski with boots, skis and goggles. Helmets are required.
All Little Spuds receive a complementary Dollar Pass.

Session #1 begins January 7th, 2020
Session #2 begins January 28th, 2020
Session #3 begins February 25th, 2020

Spuds
Dollar Spuds Alpine & Snowboard

Spuds are offered at Dollar Mountain only for never-ever to lower intermediate skiers and riders. Spuds run Saturdays and Sundays, either morning or afternoon, for three consecutive weekends. Open to children from 5 through 12 years old (Children’s snowboard instruction begins at 7 years old). Helmet required. All participants must have lift tickets or a pass. Discount packages with lift tickets or passes are available. AM Sessions 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Session #1 begins January 11, 2020
Session #2 begins February 1, 2020
Session #3 begins February 29, 2020

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Mountain Masters
Mountain Masters

Nine week program focusing on all-mountain skiing and race training. January 6, 2019 – March 13, 2020 Monday – Friday / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (no program Presidents’ Day week / Mon., Feb. 16 – Fri., Feb. 23, 2020) Meets at Lookout

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Divas
Divas

Developed by women, for women, the DIVAS program includes a 2.5-hour group lesson, one day per week for eight weeks. Ski with other intermediate to advanced women for an all-mountain experience, taught by Sun Valley’s top female Big Mountain athletes. January 14 – March 10, 2020 (no session / Feb. 18) / Tuesday Sessions / 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

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Wednesday Session SOLD OUT
Friday Session SOLD OUT

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WOW Women's Only Weekend
WOW Women's Only Weekend

Designed for women only, WOW emphasizes camaraderie and skills improvement in an atmosphere that maximizes learning. Small groups develop a focus on technique with our leading female instructors. Après-ski events and video analysis are included. January 24th & January 25th, 2020 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily

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ARCS
ARCS

ARCS is an eight-week men's specific all-mountain ski program targeted towards the upper-level recreational Baldy skier and beyond. Includes all aspects of skiing - groomed cruisers, bumps, gates, powder and crud. Single Day rates available. January 8 – March 4, 2020

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Please call the Sun Valley SnowSports School

(208) 622-2289