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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.

Click here to view the Ski School and Childcare Menu created by Executive Chef 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

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m


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.

Program Details

At a Glance Ages Ski Time Student : Teacher Ratios Cost
Fawn Special 3 years varies Max 1:1 $212
Bambi Club 4 years (potty-trained) 9 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. Max 2:1 $212
Reindeer Club 5 – 6 years 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Max 4:1 $240
Adventure Club 7 – 12 years 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Max 6:1 $240
Teen Escape 13 – 18 years 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Max 8:1 $220
Note: All programs include lift ticket and lunch; Teen Escape only includes lift ticket.

Fawn Special Age 3 and willing to ski

  • Drop-off hours are between 8:30 and 9 a.m. with pickup no later than 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Center
  • The program begins indoors at 9 a.m. in the Children's Center, where the children can become familiar with their surroundings and with our qualified staff
  • Each child will participate in a one-hour, one-on-one private lesson with a Ski Instructor
  • Throughout the day, lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis by the program staff
  • Indoors, the children participate in a variety of entertaining and stimulating activities such as story time, art projects and imagination play on our indoor playground
  • Price includes lesson, lift ticket, lunch and snack; does not include equipment


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 11:15 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


Bambi Club or Fawn Special Ski Rentals

Advance reservations are recommended. Ski and boot rentals are offered at a discounted rate of $22 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 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


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 through 15 year-olds may participate in this program (see Teen Escape Section below)

Teen Escape Ages 13 - 18 (All Ability Zones)

  • Offered during holiday and peak periods: December 20, 2014, through January 3, 2015; January 16 through 18, 2015; February 13 through 21, 2015, and March 8 through April 5, 2015
  • 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 18 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
  • Children three years of age or younger must have one-on-one instruction

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) $150
Morning Private - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $540
Afternoon Private – 1 to 4 p.m. $515
Full-day Private – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $820
Customized Lessons** (per hour) $182/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.

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. 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