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Youth Ski Instruction

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.

Children's Ski School Daily Events

Be sure to check the monthly calendars that outline the Ski School daily events. Click here to view the current Ski School events calendar.

March Ski School Theme Week Calendar

Enjoy even more fun in Ski School during March with Hawaiian, Sports and Cowboy theme weeks! Please click here to learn more.

Ski School Menu

Click here to view the Ski School and Child Care Menu created by Food and Beverage Director Jodie Rogers.

Guest Service

For more information and reservations, please call or email
Skiers Services Reservations at:

888-754-8477 | 435-645-6648

skierservices@deervalley.com

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday - Sunday


Deer Valley's Gold Standard of Ski Instruction Logo

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.

2018 - 2019 Program Rates And Details

At a Glance Ages Ski Time Student : Teacher Ratios Cost
Fawn Special 3 years Morning and 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.

Fawn Special Age 3 and willing to ski

  • Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a morning or afternoon ski lesson based upon your reservation
  • Check in at the Children's Center for morning sessions is 8:30 a.m., and no later than 9 a.m. Check in for afternoon sessions can be as early as 8:30 a.m., but we encourage arrival during the slower period of 10 - 10:30 a.m. and no later than 11 a.m.
  • Pick up is no later than 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Center
  • Child must be a minimum of 3 years old and willing to ski
  • Each child will participate in a one-hour, one-on-one private lesson with a ski instructor
  • The children participate in a variety of entertaining and stimulating activities, such as, story time, art projects and imagination play on our indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Price includes lesson, lift ticket, lunch and snack; does not include equipment
    (Discounts on equipment available through Deer Valley's Rental Shop)
  • Note: Specific ski times will be assigned based upon business needs


Bambi Club Age 4, completely potty-trained and willing to ski

  • Drop-off hours are between 8:30 and 9 a.m. with pickup no later than 4 p.m. in the Bambi Room located in the Children's Center
  • Each child will be paired with another Bambi student and a Ski Instructor
  • Designated ski times are 9 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 - 3:30 p.m. (Afternoon includes an additional 15 minutes) and include skiing and outdoor snow play
  • Check-in for morning sessions is 8:30 a.m. Check-in for afternoon sessions can be as early as 8:30 a.m., but we encourage arrival during the slower period of 9:30 - 10 a.m. and no later than 11 a.m.
  • Indoor activities include movement and musical activities, story time, art projects and lunch
  • Price includes lesson, lift ticket, lunch and snack; does not include equipment
    (Discounts on equipment available through Deer Valley's Rental Shop)


Bambi Club or Fawn Special Ski Rentals

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.



Reindeer Club Ages 5 - 6

  • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Early drop-off from 8:30 a.m. in the Children's Center
  • Maximum of four students per class
  • A fun day of skiing for all ability zones
  • Attentive Ski Instructors will cater to your child's needs
  • Progress cards to keep you informed of your child's skill development
  • Theme-oriented activities
  • Fun races and obstacle courses
  • Special mountain scavenger hunts
  • Outdoor adventure features where friendly animal mascots share the secrets of ski safety, fun and learning
  • Activity and coloring books
  • Price includes lesson, lift ticket and lunch; does not include equipment


Adventure Club Ages 7 - 12

  • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Maximum of six students per class
  • Takes approximately 20 minutes to organize classes
  • Early drop-off from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. in the Children's Center for parents participating in early adult lessons
  • Experienced Ski Instructors will help your child discover the fun and excitement of skiing
  • First-timers to Experts will have the opportunity to achieve their personal best
  • Students grouped by ability and age
  • Progress cards to keep you informed of your child's skill development
  • Theme-oriented weekly and daily activities
  • Fun races and obstacle courses
  • Special mountain scavenger hunts
  • Outdoor adventure features where friendly animal mascots share the secrets of ski safety, fun and learning
  • Activity and coloring books
  • Price includes lesson, lift ticket and lunch; does not include equipment
  • Please note: During non-holiday, non-peak periods, 13- to 15 year-olds may participate in this program (see Teen Escape Section below)


Teen Escape Ages 13 - 17 (All Ability Zones)

Teen Escape instructor skiing with class
Example Frame
  • During holiday time periods: 12/21/2018 - 1/5/2019, 1/18 - 21/2019, 2/14 - 23/2019, 3/10 - 31/2019
  • 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Teens should bring about $20 and hang out with their Ski Instructor and new friends for lunch
  • Average class size: Six to 8 students
  • Price includes lesson and lift ticket; does not include equipment
  • Please note: During non-holiday, non-peak periods, students ages 13 through 15 may participate in the Adventure Club and students ages 16 through 17 may participate in Max 4 group lessons, where they will be grouped by ability zone


Private Lessons

All Ages Please Note: lift ticket is not included in the price

We recommend the following private lesson guidelines to make your vacation more enjoyable:

  • Consecutive dates and lesson times will help to ensure the same Ski Instructor
  • We recommend private lessons be taken by students of similar ages and ability zones
  • Only standard lesson times may be reserved in advance
  • Customized lessons are sold on a daily basis and are subject to availability
  • Maximum two 4-year-olds in lesson at one time
  • Children three years of age or younger must have one-on-one instruction

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.

Adaptive Private Instruction

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

National Ability Center

Ski Ability Zones: Please refer to this ski ability chart when selecting a lesson
Symbol for First Time Skier Ability 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.
Symbol for Beginner Skier Ability 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.
Symbol for Advanced Beginner Skier Ability 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.
Symbol for Intermediate Skier Ability 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.
Symbol for Advanced Skier Ability 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.
Symbol for Expert Skier Ability EXPERT (EX) Can perform dynamic skiing in almost all conditions/terrain with confidence. Exploring extremes.