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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.

2018-2019 Private Lesson Rates

(Lift ticket purchase required)

Time 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.

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. For more information, please call 435-645-6648 or visit discovernac.org

National Ability Center

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
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.

Guest Service

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

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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.