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Private Ski Instruction

To maximize your time with your instructor, sign up for a private ski lesson where you’ll work on techniques that are personalized to your abilities. Become more confident in powder. Carve powerful turns. Ski the Daly Chutes. Whatever your goal, our certified Ski Instructors will provide you with all the tips you need to improve at your own pace.

Private ski lessons are available for all ages and advance reservations are recommended, especially during busy periods and holidays (December holidays, Martin Luther King weekend, Presidents’ Day week and the month of March). Please note: Lift tickets are not included in the lesson 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. Children 3 years of age or younger must have one-on-one instruction.
  • Maximum two 4-year-olds in lesson at one time
  • All ages: Lift tickets not included in price
  • Only standard lesson times may be reserved in advance. Customized lessons are sold on a daily basis and are subject to availability.

Prices are based on a per instructor rate.

Private Lessons

2015-2016 Season Rates  (Lift ticket purchase required)

Private Lesson Rates One to Five Skiers
Intro to Skiing 8:50 - 9:50 a.m.* (First-timer through Beginner) $155
Morning Private - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $555
Afternoon Private – 1 to 4 p.m. $530
Full day Private – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $845
Customized Lessons** (per hour) $188 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.

Telemark Private Instruction

Sign up for a private telemark lesson and explore a whole new way of skiing the mountain. Whether you want to learn the basics of telemark skiing or improve upon your existing skills, our certified Telemark Instructors provide valuable, one-on-one instruction that will help improve your balance and technique on the groomers, in the powder or through the trees.

Private telemark lessons are available for all ages and advance reservations are required. Please note: Lift tickets are not included in the lesson price.

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.

Video Analysis Service

Deer Valley skiers enrolled in full-day Private Lessons may enjoy our complimentary video analysis service, a fun and powerful tool for evaluating and improving ski technique. During this immersive experience, your instructor will use professionally-captured video and cutting-edge movement analysis technology to track your progress and help take your skiing to the next level. This service is offered at no additional charge on a first-come, first-serve basis, contingent upon availability, weather and/or conditions.

Ski Ability Zones: Please refer to this ski ability chart when selecting a lesson
First-timer (FT) Never skied before or unable to stop in a wedge on easiest of green trails
Beginner (BG) Wedge skiers able to stop and starting to match turns on green runs
Advanced Beginner (AB) Can link turns with mostly parallel skis to control speed; can stop when desired on all green and easy blue trails
Intermediate (IN) Open parallel turns showing a variety of turn shapes on blue terrain; beginning to carve
Advanced (AD) Can carve more than skid; parallel turns on all blue and double blue terrain and starting to explore groomed black terrain
Expert (EX) Can vary turn size and shape as desired to control speed; can perform dynamic skiing in almost all conditions/terrain with confidence

Guest Service

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

888-754-8477 | 435-645-6648


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.