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Alpine Skiing

First Time Skiing / New Adventure
Designed for those trying skiing for the first time, this class will orient the skier to the equipment and will introduce basic maneuvers such as gliding, stopping and turning. The lesson also covers an introduction to chairlifts and riding etiquette.

Beginner / Cruising the Groom
These lessons are designed for those who have skied at least once before and generally ski on green runs. Participants will learn to improve their balance and turning ability, working towards a more parallel relationship between skis. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are skiing with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Intermediate / Exploring the Mountain
These lessons are designed for skiers who spend most of their day skiing on groomed blue terrain. Participants will learn to adjust their turn shape and size to gain confidence in steeper terrain as well as to tip the skis on higher edge angles and direct more pressure to the outside ski in order to create higher performance turns. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are skiing with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Advanced / Expert / All-Mountain Freeride
To sign up for these lessons, skiers must be able to link parallel turns consistently on easier black terrain. These lessons focus on improving skiing skills in steeper terrain and more difficult snow conditions so participants can explore more of the mountain. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are skiing with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Freestyle (Advanced / Expert)
To sign up for these lesson, skiers must be able to link parallel turns consistently on most blue terrain. These lessons take place on small and medium features depending on ability, and focus on breaking down the fundamentals of approach, takeoff, maneuver and landing so students can progress towards more difficult maneuvers and features. Lessons will incorporate Smart Style safety information for all participants. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are skiing with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Snowboarding

First Time Snowboarding / New Adventure
Designed for those trying snowboarding for the first time, this class will orient the snowboarder to the equipment and will introduce basic maneuvers such as gliding, stopping and single turns in either direction on flat terrain. The class also covers an introduction to chairlifts and riding etiquette.

Beginner / Cruising the Groom
These lessons are designed for those who have snowboarded at least once before and generally ride on green runs. Participants will learn to improve their balance and turning ability, working towards linking heel and toe side turns consistently. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are riding with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Intermediate / Exploring the Mountain
These lessons are designed for snowboarders who spend most of their day riding on groomed blue terrain. Participants will learn to adjust their turn shape and size to gain confidence in steeper terrain as well as to tip the board on higher edge angles in order to create higher performance turns. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are riding with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Advanced / Expert / All-Mountain Freeride
To sign up for these lessons, snowboarders must be able to link toe and heel side turns consistently on easier black terrain. These lessons focus on improving snowboarding skills in steeper terrain and more difficult snow conditions so participants can explore more of the mountain. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are riding with others of similar speed and terrain preference.

Freestyle (Advanced / Expert)
To sign up for these lessons, snowboarders must be able to link heel and toe side turns on most blue terrain. These lessons take place on small and medium features depending on ability, and focus on breaking down the fundamentals of approach, takeoff, maneuver and landing so students can progress towards more difficult maneuvers and features. Lessons will incorporate Smart Style safety information for all participants. We divide these groups on the mountain so students are riding with others of similar speed and terrain preference.