The Children’s Ski School at Deer Valley is packed with non-stop fun and includes activities like hot cocoa and snow cone parties; natural and man-made terrain features and activities; and four fuzzy mascots that roam the slopes looking to say hello to our littlest guests. Taught by enthusiastic Instructors, Children’s Ski School lessons are designed to ensure that each child receives personal instruction, supervision and have fun with their peer group.
Minimum and accurate age requirements are strictly observed. Sunscreen and protective eyewear are required. Please note, during the course of a lesson, your child may be riding the lift alone.
Advance reservations are essential for all Deer Valley services throughout the ski season and especially during the December holiday period, Martin Luther King weekend, Presidents' Day week and the month of March.
Deer Valley's enthusiastic children's Ski Instructors are trained specifically in techniques for teaching children how to ski and instilling a love for the sport in a fun, nurturing environment.
Click here to view the Ski School and Childcare Menu created by Executive Chef Jodie Rogers.
Enjoy even more fun in Ski School during March with Cowboy, Hawaiian and Spectacular Sports theme weeks! Please click here to learn more.
Make the most out of your day by taking your skiing to the next level with Deer Valley’s Gold Standard of Instruction. Professionally-trained instructors provide personalized attention, engaging and educating students of all ages and abilities while creating meaningful experiences and long-term relationships.
|At a Glance||Ages||Ski Time||Student : Teacher Ratios||Cost|
|Fawn Special||3 years||varies||Max 1:1||$205|
|Bambi Club||4 years (potty-trained)||9 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 3:30 p.m.||Max 2:1||$205|
|Reindeer Club||5 – 6 years||10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Max 4:1||$230|
|Adventure Club||7 – 12 years||10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Max 6:1||$230|
|Teen Escape||13 – 18 years||10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Max 8:1||$210|
|Note: All programs include lift ticket and lunch; Teen Escape only includes lift ticket.|
Advance reservations are recommended. Ski and boot rentals are offered at a discounted rate of $21 per day. Equipment must be picked up in the rental shop 30 - 45 minutes prior to the 9 a.m. program start time or the afternoon or evening prior to the lesson.
We recommend the following private lesson guidelines to make your vacation more enjoyable:
Prices are based on a per instructor rate:
|Lessons||One to 5 Skiers|
|Intro to Skiing 8:50 - 9:50 a.m.* (First-timer through Beginner)||$145|
|Morning Private - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.||$520|
|Afternoon Private – 1 to 4 p.m.||$500|
|Full-day Private – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.||$790|
|Customized Lessons** (per hour)||$175/Per Hour|
*Must meet at Snow Park Lodge and ski Wide West only, no exceptions.
**Customized lessons typically meet and end at Snow Park Lodge.
Deer Valley Resort and the National Ability Center have had a long-term relationship with the shared objective of providing fun and educational adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities. Ski Instructors specially trained in working with these clientele are available at both the National Ability Center and the resort. Adaptive equipment, as well as other arrangements based on the skier's needs, are also provided. Please call for additional information.
|Ski Ability Zones: Please refer to this ski ability chart when selecting a lesson|
|First-timer||Never skied before or not able to stop|
|Beginner||Skied before and able to ride chairlift and stop|
|Advanced Beginner||Comfortable on all Green and easy Blue terrain|
|Intermediate||Gaining confidence on Blue terrain|
|Advanced||Comfortable on all Blue and easy Black terrain|
|Expert||Master of Black terrain|
The use of other on-snow devices such as, but not limited to, snowboards, teleboards, ski bikes, sleds, toboggans or monoskis are restricted from use on the mountain. Reasonable accommodations for adaptive ski devices will be made; however, they must be in accordance with the resort's skiing only, on alpine or telemark equipment, policy. Standard adaptive devices recognized by the ski industry and provided by the National Ability Center which provide for equal access and experience are welcome at Deer Valley.