Ski and Snowboard School Programs

Our team of talented and inspired instructors dedicated to the mountain lifestyle 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. We have programs and lessons to suit every age, ability and desire. 

KinderCubs
Dollar Private Adventure (6-17 yrs old)

Dollar Private Adventure is an all-day beginner to low intermediate private lesson taught by our passionate instructors. Lessons share a set of skills and appreciation for a peak mountain experience on Dollar Mountain. Your child will understand the safety aspects involved with SnowSports as our instructors incorporate the Skier Responsibility Code while developing fundamentals skills. This lesson is designed for two siblings or close friends to share a safe and fun learning experience.

Full Day: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Purchase includes up to two children per instructor.

Lift tickets included with lesson purchase.

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KinderCubs
Baldy Private Adventure (6-17 yrs old)

Baldy Private Adventure is an all-day intermediate to advanced (no beginners) private lesson taught by expert instructors. Your child will experience instruction in a social and stimulating environment while having fun on Bald Mountain. This lesson is designed for two siblings or close friends to share a safe and fun learning experience while developing skills and confidence. 

Full Day: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Purchase includes up to two children per instructor.

Lift tickets included with lesson purchase.

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KinderCubs
Alpine Au Pair (3-5 yrs old)

Offered as a half day AM lesson, this unique program is designed for families with children ages 3-5 years old. A SnowSports children’s specialist instructor will guide your child through a day of adventure on Dollar Mountain. A safe, fun learning environment allows your child to improve skills and build confidence. In addition to individual development, there’s an emphasis on sibling teamwork and social skills. Limited availability, please reserve and book in advance.

AM Half Day: Offered 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Lift tickets included with purchase.

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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.

 

Baldy Adventure
Sun Valley Classic Private Lesson

Make the most of your Sun Valley experience with a lesson tailored specifically for you and your group. Explore Sun Valley’s legendary mountains, 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. Half Day and Full Day options available.

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

Anytime 4-Hour Private Lesson: Guest chooses start time. Early-up option starting at 8:30 AM on Bald Mountain (maximum three guests).

2-Hour Afternoon Private Lesson: Starts at 1:00 PM or later.

Available at all mountain locations. 

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Dollar Challenge
Family Private Lesson

Experience a customized lesson, tailored to your family’s specific needs. Families will explore our pristine ski mountains under the guidance of one of our professional SnowSports instructors. Each family member will experience personalized instruction for up to 5 participants.  Your instructor will design and present a tailored Sun Valley experience for your family.  Available at all mountain locations. 

Family Private Lessons can include a maximum of three children under 18 with an option to add up to two adults.

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

Anytime 4-Hour Private Lesson: Guest chooses start time. Early-up option starting at 8:30 AM on Bald Mountain (maximum three guests).

2-Hour Afternoon Private Lesson: Starts at 1:00 PM or later.

Available at all mountain locations. 

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KinderCubs
Alpine Au Pair (3-5 yrs old)

Offered as a half day AM lesson, this unique program is designed for families with children ages 3-5 years old. A SnowSports children’s specialist instructor will guide your child through a day of adventure on Dollar Mountain. A safe, fun learning environment allows your child to improve skills and build confidence. In addition to individual development, there’s an emphasis on sibling teamwork and social skills. Limited availability, please reserve and book in advance.

AM Half Day: Offered 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Lift tickets included with purchase.

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Sunrise Alpine Experience

The Sunrise Alpine Experience is a four-hour private lesson designed for advanced skiers and riders looking to experience our new backcountry-style Sunrise terrain on Bald Mountain under the guidance of Sun Valley's renowned SnowSports program. Get to know this exciting new zone and push your limits on black diamond and double black diamond terrain while receiving expert tips and instruction from a seasoned Sun Valley SnowSports instructor.

Offer is subject to availability. Same-day booking is available, subject to availability. Maximum of three guests per lesson. Mixed groups of skiers and snowboarders not permitted.

Anytime 4-Hour Private Lesson: Guest chooses start time.

Call (208) 622-2289 or email snowsports@sunvalley.com to book your Sunrise Alpine Experience today.

 

 

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!

 

Freeride
Baldy Freeride (6-17 yrs old)

Freeride Saturdays runs from January 9, 2021 through March 20, 2021. Offered for ages six through high school, FreeRide meets for ten Saturdays for half days. Our focus is on high quality, high-energy, skills development for the fun of the sport. Helmets required. Discount package available with student season pass.

Book Baldy Freeride - Jan, 9

 

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

Looking for a shortened or two day version of FreeRide? FreeRide Adventure is offered at Bald Mountain only for advanced skiers and riders. FreeRide Adventure runs Saturday and Sunday morning half days, for four consecutive weekends. Open to children six years old through 17 years old. Helmets required. Discount package available with student season pass.

Book FreeRide Adventure 1 - Jan, 16

Book Freeride Adventure 2 - Feb, 20

 

 

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

LittleSpuds introduces children ages 3-5 years old to skiing. LittleSpuds meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, morning or afternoon, for two four-week sessions. Children must be potty trained and want to learn. Come ready to ski with boots, skis and goggles. Helmets required. All sessions are held at Dollar Mountain.

Book Dollar Little Spuds 1 - Jan, 19

Book Dollar Little Spuds 2 - Feb, 23

 

 

Spuds
Dollar Spuds Alpine & Snowboard (5-12 yrs old)

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 four consecutive weekends.  (Children’s snowboard instruction begins at 7 years old). Come ready to ski with boots, skis and goggles. Helmets required. All sessions are held at Dollar Mountain.

Book Spuds Session 1 - Jan, 16

Book Spuds Session 2 - Feb, 20

 

Mountain Masters
Mountain Masters

Mountain Masters runs from January 7, 2021 through March 12, 2021. The Mountain Masters program focuses on all-mountain skiing for the intermediate to advanced skier. Our top-level instructors provide you with the tools to master all that Baldy has to offer. Register for the full-season program or Thursdays only.

Book Mountain Masters Thursdays - Jan. 7

Book Mountain Masters Season - Jan. 11

 

Divas
Divas

Our Divas program is SOLD OUT for the winter 2020-2021 season. 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.

Book Divas Friday Session - Jan, 8

Book Divas Tuesday Session - Jan, 12

Book Divas Wednesday Session - Jan, 13

 

 

ARCS
ARCS

ARCS begins January 13, 2021 and runs on Wednesdays or Thursdays. 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.

Book ARCS Wednesday Session - Jan, 13

Book ARCS Thursday Session - Jan, 14

 

 

Higher Ground & Sun Valley Resort 

Higher Ground is proud to be the adaptive snowsports partner for Sun Valley Company. Higher Ground provides on-snow opportunities for people of all ages with cognitive, physical, and developmental disabilities. If you are visiting Sun Valley and interested in an adaptive snowsports lesson, contact Higher Ground.

Contact Higher Ground Snowsports Desk, 208-720-7578

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SnowSports Health and Safety

As always, the primary concern in Sun Valley SnowSports programming is for the safety and comfort of our guests and our staff. We will present our lesson experience as we have in the past with several significant adjustments in group lesson class sizes, meeting place management and the requirement for reservations and advanced purchase.
 
Given relatively close interaction with our guests, SnowSports staff will undergo self-health screenings before they arrive at work and additional checks as they enter the workplace.  We are asking our guest participating in SnowSports programs to participate in a self-health screening as well, prior to the lesson.  In addition, team members are specifically trained health and safety protocols.
 
Our traditional season-long programs have been tailored for low density so as to avoid crowding and minimal impact on our facilities.  Staggered start times, additional operating days and stress on separation through smaller group sizes are key elements of our Children’s and Adult season-long programs.
 
Private lessons will be guided with particular attention to all aspects of healthy sport guidelines, at the resort and in the community.  Our group lesson programs, adult and child, will be managed for very low density through small class sizes, minimal indoor activities and, again, attention to all aspects of healthy sport guidelines.
 
SnowSports will also stress participation in those experiences that are designed with families in mind and those that have traveled together or live together so as to minimize public contact.  Programs such as the Family Private Experience and the Dollar Mountain Alpine au Pair children’s lessons are excellent examples of our commitment to families and their needs.

Learn More about Sun Valley's commitment to Health & Safety.