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.
Be sure to check the monthly calendars that outline the Ski School daily events. Click here to view the current Ski School events calendar.
Enjoy even more fun in Ski School during March with Hawaiian, Sports and Cowboy theme weeks! Please click here to learn more.
Click here to view the Ski School and Child Care Menu created by Food and Beverage Director Jodie Rogers.
For more information and reservations, please call or email
Skiers Services Reservations at:
888-754-8477 | 435-645-6648
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily
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||Morning or Afternoon||Max 1:1||$257|
|Bambi Club||4 years (potty-trained)||9 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 3:30 p.m.||Max 2:1||$257|
|Reindeer Club||5 – 6 years||10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Max 4:1||$298|
|Adventure Club||7 – 12 years||10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Max 6:1||$298|
|Teen Escape||13 – 17 years||10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Max 8:1||$270|
|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 $25 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||Rate for One to Five Skiers|
|Intro to Skiing 8:50 - 9:50 a.m.* (First-timer through Beginner)||$180|
|Morning Private - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.||$665|
|Afternoon Private – 1 to 4 p.m.||$625|
|Full day Private – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.||$965|
|Customized Lessons** (per hour)||$227 per hour|
*Must meet at Snow Park Lodge; two skier maximum per lesson 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. For more information, please call 435-645-6648 or visit discovernac.org
|Ski Ability Zones: Please refer to this ski ability chart when selecting a lesson|
|FIRST-TIMER (FT)||Never skied before or is unable to stop in a wedge on the easiest of green trails. Learning to stop in a wedge and turn in both directions for speed control.|
|BEGINNER (BG)||Can control speed by linking turns and stopping in a wedge on green terrain. Learning to match skis and skid turns to explore green trails on the mountain.|
|ADVANCED BEGINNER (AB)||Can link turns with mostly parallel skis to control speed. Can stop when desired on ALL green and easy blue trails. Learning to comfortably make parallel turns on blue terrain.|
|INTERMEDIATE (IN)||Can consistently make parallel turns to control speed on most blue terrain. Working on technique in a variety of snow conditions, varying turn size and shape. Learning to carve on blue terrain.|
|ADVANCED (AD)||Can carve parallel skis more than skidding. Can vary turn size and shape as desired to control speed on ALL blue and double blue terrain. Exploring black terrain.|
|EXPERT (EX)||Can perform dynamic skiing in almost all conditions/terrain with confidence. Exploring extremes.|
Deer Valley is a ski only resort. Guests on alpine, telemark or mono ski equipment with feet placed side by side and facing forward are allowed. Snowboards and carving boards are restricted from use.
Reasonable accommodations for adaptive ski devices will be made, however the equipment must be in accordance with the resort's ski only policy.
The use of drones is not allowed on Deer Valley Resort property.