Speciality Programs

Fine-Tune Your Skills

Our SnowSports Specialty programs promote skills development, fun and friendship. We offer non-competitive, ski and snowboard clinics for all ages. Whether you’re a first time ski or snowboarder or want to tame the bumps, play in powder or train gates. We’ve got the right package for you.

    Price: $515 Season

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    Price: $876 Season & Pass

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    FreeRide (6-17 yrs old)

    December 10, 2016
    FreeRide will not meet on Dec 24 or Dec 31, 2016 or February 18, 2017

    Offered for ages 6 through high school, FreeRide is a 12 + 1 bonus session, 3-1/2 hour program focusing on high quality, high-energy, skills development for the fun of the sport. Twelve Saturdays plus one bonus day; December – March. Helmets required.

    Discount package with student season pass available. Payment program available – purchase online..

    Price: $TBA Session

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    Price: $TBA Lesson & Lift

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    Price: $TBA Lesson & Dollar Pass

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    Price: $TBA Lesson & Baldy Pass

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    Spuds Alpine & Snowboard (Kindergarten thru 6th Grade)


    Session #1 begins January 2, 2016
    Session #2 begins January 23, 2016
    Session #3 begins February 20, 2016

    AM Sessions 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
    PM Sessions 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm


    Spuds Alpine & Snowboard (Kindergarten thru 6th Grade)Children of all levels, Spuds is offered on both Baldy and Dollar. First day of all sessions meet at Dollar. Spuds run Saturdays and Sundays, either morning or afternoon, for three consecutive weekends. Open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Helmet required.

    Discount packages with lift tickets or passes are available.

    Price: $TBA Session & Dollar Pass

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    (2 yrs. to Kindergarten)

    Session #1 begins December 14, 2015  
    Session #2 begins January 5, 2016
    Session #3 begins January 26, 2016
    Session #4 begins February 23, 2016

    LittleSpuds introduces children 2-5 years old to skiing. Session #1 meets Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for two weeks, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Sessions #2, #3 & #4 meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for three weeks 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 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.

    Join LittleSpuds and receive a free Dollar children’s pass!



    Lids on Kids Sun Valley SnowSports promotes & educates for lift safety in all kids' programs.
    We require the use of helmets in all kids' programs.
    Kids on Lifts


    Program Price: $TBA
    Daily rate: $TBA

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    Mountain Masters

    All-Mountain Skiing and Race Training

    Begins January 4, 2016

    This year, the nine week Mountain Masters program, focuses on all-mountain skiing for the intermediate to advanced skier. Want to hone your skills or train and race gates? We’re offering it all. 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. Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Price: $TBA
    Divas/Lift Ticket Package: $TBA
    (program + 8 days of lift tickets)

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    Tuesday Sessions: (11:30 am - 2 pm) begin January 12, 2016
    Wednesday Sessions: (9:15 am - 11:45 am) begin January 13, 2016
    Friday Sessions: (9:15 am - 11:45 am) begin January 15, 2016

    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.

    Early Season Savings – Register for Divas by October 15, 2015 $100 deposit now, balance due November 1, 2015

    Price: $TBA
    Sun Divas/Lift Ticket Package: $TBA
    (program + 4 days of lift tickets)

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    Session 1: (10:00 am – 12:30 pm) begins January 17, 2016
    Session 2: (10:00 am – 12:30 pm) begins February 21, 2016

    Looking for skills development, while skiing with other women? The SunDivas program includes a 2.5 hour group lesson, one day per week for four weeks. Taught by Sun Valley’s finest female instructors, this program focuses on terrain selection and technique improvement in a social atmosphere

    Price: $TBA
    WOW/Lift Ticket Package: $TBA
    (program + 3 days of lift tickets)

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    WOW Women’s Only Weekend

    February 5 – 7, 2016

    8:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily

    Designed for women only, WOW emphasizes camaraderie and skills improvement in an atmosphere that maximizes learning. Small groups develop focus on technique with our leading female instructors. Après-ski events and video analysis are included.

    Price: $TBA
    Daily Rate: $TBA

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    Ski Club

    Begins December 8, 2015

    Two hours race training offered four days per week. Offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday December through March. Daily rates available.
    Ski Club will not run the weeks of Dec 22-26, 2015, Dec 29-Jan 2, 2016 or Feb 16-20, 2016.

    Price: $TBA

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    Begins January 6, 2016

    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.

    Price: $TBA
    Silver Turns/Lift Ticket Package: $TBA
    (program + 8 days of lift tickets)

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    Silver Turns

    Begins January 5, 2016

    Tuesdays at River Run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Make skiing effortless with Silver Turns. Open to skiers 50+, you will meet new friends sharing the same passion for our mountain lifestyle. An eight week program taught by our Seniors’ instructors, Silver Turns will focus on skill development using low impact techniques and maneuvers on modern equipment. We guarantee you will learn new skills and use less effort, making your skiing easier and more fun!

    Price: $TBA
    Lift ticket not included

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    Women’s Ski Event with Lisa Densmore Ballard

    January 21st, 2016

    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Spend a day on the slopes with former U.S. Ski Team Member, Lisa Densmore Ballard, and some of the top women instructors from Sun Valley. This one-day special event offers information on the latest trends in women’s ski gear, improvement in your skiing technique, and a chance to meet new women who have a passion for skiing, too. The day includes: Breakfast, lunch, ski demos, and an Après Ski Party to cap the day.




    Prices subject to change.

    Please call the Sun Valley SnowSports School

    (888) 490-5950

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    Faces of Sun Valley: Kurt Harris


    There are some places that simply call to us. They stir something within our souls. They always feel like coming home. If you’re reading this story, then there’s a good chance that Sun Valley is that kind of place for you.  Kurt Harris knows how you feel. Kurt first came to Sun Valley for a weekend back in 1989, and he stayed for two years. He then returned for second time for the winter, and wound staying for a decade. He actually left again, only to return a year and half ago to open the new Duchin Lounge