SnowSports School

SnowSports School

Our team of talented and inspired instructors dedicated to the mountain lifestyle are committed to providing the best possible experience for you and your family. Advance your technique, learn a new sport, or explore our diverse terrain as we guide you through all that Sun Valley has to offer. We have programs and lessons to suit every age, ability, and desire.

Private Lessons

Adult, Family & Youth Private Lessons

SnowSports Private Lessons are now open for registration for the '22-'23 season!

Make the most of your Sun Valley experience with a lesson tailored specifically to you and your family or group. Explore Sun Valley’s legendary peaks, beautifully groomed trails and take in the infinite views with your private SnowSports instructor and personal guide. Your instructor will personalize instruction and provide tips for refining your skills for each person in your lesson, while sharing local knowledge and offering priority lift access to ensure a peak mountain experience. Please call in to our SnowSports desk at 208.622.2289 for any inquiries about lessons on Dollar Mountain.

Questions about which SnowSports program is right for you? Check out our FAQs or email snowsports@sunvalley.com and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.
 

Classic Private Lesson
Classic Private Lesson

Classic Private Lessons can accommodate up to 5 people (maximum of 3 kids under 18) and are designed for families or groups traveling together. Half day and full day options are available at all mountain base area locations.  

Full Day Lesson: Guest chooses start time.  Early-up option allowing access to Bald Mountain prior to the mountain opening to the public starting at 8:30am. Lesson concludes at 4:00pm. (maximum four guests)

Regular Season: $1,049    Peak Season: $1,299

Half Day Morning Lesson: Guest chooses start time. Early-up option starting at 8:30am on Bald Mountain (maximum four guests). Lesson concludes at 12:00 Noon.

Regular Season: $850    Peak Season: $899

Half Day Afternoon Lesson: Starts at 1:00pm or later and concludes at 4:00pm

Regular Season: $499    Peak Season: $599

Lift tickets not included with purchase.

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Baldy Private Adventure (Kids 6-17)
Baldy Private Adventure (Kids 6-17)

Baldy Private Adventure is an all-day children’s intermediate to advanced private lesson. This lesson is designed for two siblings or close friends with similar ability to share a safe and fun learning experience while developing skills and confidence. There is an option to add a third child.

Full Day Lesson: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Regular Season: $799    Peak Season: $899

Add a third Guest

Regular Season: $199    Peak Season: $199

Purchase includes up to two children per instructor with an option to add a third child.

Discounted lift tickets ($50 per child) are available.  Lunch not included.

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Dollar Private Adventure (Kids 6-17)
Dollar Private Adventure (Kids 6-17)

Dollar Private Adventure is an all-day beginner to low intermediate private lesson where kids learn the fundamentals of skiing/snowboarding on Dollar Mountain. All children are taught safety and the Skier Responsibility Code while developing skiing/snowboarding skills. This lesson is designed for two siblings or close friends with similar ability to share a safe and fun learning experience. There is an option to add a third child.

Full Day Lesson: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Regular Season: $799    Peak Season: $899

Add a third guest:

Regular Season: $199    Peak Season: $199

Purchase includes up to two children per instructor with an option to add a third child.

Discounted lift tickets ($50 per child) are available to purchase.

Register Here

Alpine Au Pair (Children 3-5)
Alpine Au Pair (Children 3-5)

Alpine Au Pair is a morning or afternoon 2 hour lesson (9:30am-11:30am or 1:00pm-3:00pm). This unique program is designed for children ages 3-5 years old. A SnowSports children’s specialist instructor will guide your child through a morning of adventure on Dollar Mountain. A safe, fun learning environment allows your child to improve skills and build confidence.  Space is limited; please book in advance.

Morning Lesson: 9:00am - 11:30am

Afternoon Lesson: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Regular Season: $499    Peak Season: $499

Lift tickets included with purchase.

Equipment not included with purchase.

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Group Lessons

Group Lessons

SnowSports Group Lessons are open for registration for the 22'-23 season!

 

Questions about which SnowSports program is right for your family? Check out our FAQs or email snowsports@sunvalley.com and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

Dollar Fun in the Sun AM or PM (Adults 18 and up)
Dollar Fun in the Sun AM or PM (Adults 18 and up)

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

Adult Group Lesson: AM Class - 10:00am to 12:00pm or PM Class - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Regular Season: $375        Peak Season: $395

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Dollar Adventure Group, Max 5 (Kids 6-17)
Dollar Adventure Group, Max 5 (Kids 6-17)

Dollar Adventure is an all-day beginner to low intermediate group lesson. 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, making every lesson fun and engaging.

Lunch is included.  Lift tickets are offered at a discounted rate. Equipment not included with purchase.

Regular Season: $499       Peak Season: $499

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Winter Seasonal Programs

Winter Seasonal Programs

Winter Seasonal Programs will open for registration on October 3rd, 2022 at 12:00pm.

Registration must be completed online. We will not be accepting registrations over the phone or by email.

Some of our programs have changed for the 2022-2023 season. Please read the program descriptions carefully before registering.

Questions about which seasonal program is right for you? Unable to book your preferred program due to lack of availability?
Email snowsports@sunvalley.com and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

 

Freeride (Kids 6-17)
Freeride (Kids 6-17)

The FreeRide program runs Saturdays (9:30am-1:00pm) for eight (8) weeks from January 7 through March 11, 2023, with a break over the Presidents' Day holiday. Available for skiers and snowboarders, ages 6 to 17, who are ready to ski/ride Bald Mountain. This program employs high-quality coaching in a fun, team environment to improve your skier/rider’s skills, using Bald Mountain’s varied terrain. Helmets are required for all participants. 

Note: There will be no session on February 18 or 26, 2023.

FreeRide Season: $699    

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Freeride Plus (Kids 6-17)
Freeride Plus (Kids 6-17)

FreeRide Plus is designed for skiers and riders, ages 6 to 17, who want to ski both Saturdays and Sundays (9:30am-1:00pm). Skiers/riders must be ready to ski/ride Baldy and want to challenge themselves to master Baldy’s varied terrain. FreeRide Plus I runs January 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. FreeRide Plus II runs February 4-5, 11-12, 25-26, March 4-5. Register for one or both sessions. Helmets are required for all participants. 

Note: There will be no session on February 18-19 and 25-26, 2023.

FreeRide Plus Session I and Session II: $599               

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AMP (High School Age)
AMP (High School Age)

AMP runs every Saturday for morning half-day sessions (9am-12pm) for eight (8) weeks, beginning January 7, 2023, with a break over the Presidents' Day holiday. This program is for high school-age advanced skiers and riders who want to push their skills in a hard-charging, fun program that spans the varied terrain Baldy has to offer: steep glades, wide-open bowls, high-speed groomers, jumps, bumps, and more.

Note: There will be no session on February 18 or 25, 2023.

FreeRide AMP Season: $699                             

Registration opening soon

Little Spuds (Children 3-5)
Little Spuds (Children 3-5)

Little Spuds is our program for our youngest skiers, ages 3 to 5 years old. Little Spuds lessons are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays on Dollar Mountain, either in the morning or afternoon, for four consecutive weeks.  (Please note that Session 2 will not meet on February 21, 22 or 23 due to the Presidents' Day holiday).  Children in Little Spuds must be potty trained and willing to learn. Please make sure your little one shows up ready to ski: they'll need their own boots, skis, helmet, and goggles. Helmets are required for all participants. Snowboard instruction not available for Little Spuds.

Note: Choose Session I or Session II, AM or PM, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; one lesson per week, four lessons per Session.

Little Spuds Session: $299    Season Pass: included  

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Spuds - Alpine & Snowboard (Kids 6-12)
Spuds - Alpine & Snowboard (Kids 6-12)

Spuds is our program for children 6 to 12 years old with ability levels ranging from "never-ever" to lower intermediate, and skiers and snowboarders are both welcome (children's snowboard instruction begins at 6 years old). Spuds lessons run Saturdays and Sundays on Dollar Mountain, either in the morning or afternoon. for four weeks per Session (Please note that Session 2 will not meet on February 18-19 and 25-26 due to the Presidents' Day holiday). Make sure your kid shows up ready to ski or ride: they'll need their own boots, skis/snowboard, helmet, and goggles. Helmets are required for all participants.

Spuds Session I begins January 7, 2023: $599   

Spuds Session II begins February 4, 2023: $599      

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Mountain Masters
Mountain Masters

Mountain Masters runs Monday to Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, for eight weeks beginning January 9, 2023, with a break over the Presidents' Day holiday. The Mountain Masters program is for adults ages 18 and up and focuses on all-mountain skills and techniques for intermediate to advanced skiers. Our top-level instructors provide you with the tools and the confidence to master all that Bald Mountain has to offer. Guests can register for the full-season program or opt for Thursday classes only.

Note: There will be no classes from February 20-24, 2023.

Mountain Masters Season: $2,199

Mountain Masters Thursdays: $799      

Registration opening soon

DIVAS
DIVAS

Developed by women, for women, the DIVAS program includes a 2.5-hour group lesson, one day per week for eight weeks, with a break over the Presidents' Day holiday.  Divas is offered Tuesdays from 11:30-2:00pm, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-11:45am. Come Ski with other intermediate to advanced women on Bald Mountain for an immersive and educational all-mountain experience, taught by some of Sun Valley’s top female instructors. DIVAS starts January 10th and runs through March 10, 2023.

Note: There will be no classes from February 20-24, 2023.

Divas Season: $799                                          

Registration opening soon

ARCS
ARCS

The ARCS program is held on Wednesday mornings (9:30am-12pm) beginning January 11, 2023 and runs for eight weeks, with a break over the Presidents' Day holiday. ARCS is an eight-week, men's-specific all-mountain ski program on Bald Mountain designed for advanced recreational skiers and above. This program includes all aspects of skiing on Sun Valley's diverse terrain: groomers, bumps, gates, powder, and crud.

Note: There will be no class held on February 22-23, 2023.

ARCS Season: $799

Registration opening soon

Adaptive Programs

Higher Ground & Sun Valley Resort

Higher Ground

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 are interested in an adaptive snowsports lesson, contact Higher Ground.

Higher Ground Snowsports Desk: 208-720-7578

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Health & Safety

SnowSports Health & 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.

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