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
Alpine Au Pair (3-5 yrs old)

Offering full day and half day AM lessons. This unique program is designed for families with children ages 3-5 years old. A SnowSports children’s specialist instructor will guide your children 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.

OPTIONS:

Alpine Au Pair AM: Offered 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM 
Alpine Au Pair All Day: Offered 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Dollar Adventure
Dollar Adventure (6-12 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.

All Day: Offered 9:45 am - 3:00 pm. Lift access, Rentals & Lunch included.

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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. 

All Day: Offered 9:45 am - 3:00 pm. Lift access, Rentals & Lunch included

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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. Lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate. Helmets are required.

All Day: Offered 9:45 am - 3:00 pm.  Lunch included

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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. Lunch is included, lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate. Helmets are required.

All Day: Offered 9:45 am - 3:00 pm.  Lunch included.

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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 Challenge
Alpine Au Pair Lesson

Offering full day and half day AM lessons. This unique program is designed for children ages 3-5 years old. A SnowSports children’s specialist instructor will guide your young skier 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. Maximum of two children per lesson. Full Day and AM Half Day options available.

All Day: Offered 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Lift access, Rentals & Lunch included

AM Half Day: Offered 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  Lift access & Rentals included 

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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.  

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 a present a tailored Sun Valley experience for your family.  Available at all mountain locations. 

All Day: Offered 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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

PM Half Day: Offered 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Available at all mountain locations. 

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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 Adult Group Lessons

New to skiing or riding, or experienced, build your confidence on the gentle terrain of Dollar Mountain. Our professional instructors will provide you tools to learn and improve your skills to enhance your enjoyment of the mountain sports at Sun Valley

Lift ticket and rentals are offered at a discounted rate.

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

PM Half Day: Offered 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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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 Master’s runs from January 11, 2021 through March 12, 2021. The Mountain Master’s program focuses on all-mountain skiing for the intermediate to advanced skier. Join us for one day or the whole season. Our top-level instructors provide you with the tools to master all that Baldy has to offer.

Book Mountain Masters - Jan, 11

 

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.

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

 

SnowSport 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.

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