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Children's Group Lessons

Children's Group Lessons

Canyons Ski & Snowboard School programs are coached by instructors who are passionate about teaching children. Whether your children are 2 or 12 years old, skiers or snowboarders, first timers or experienced rippers, our coaches’ infectious energy, knowledge, and love of their sport will have your children enjoying their day on the snow and having a ball while learning.

Save time by reserving your children's lessons online. Our system will walk you through all the steps required to reserve your reservation prior to arrival. It's easy, fast and most of all, convenient. Questions? Contact us at (877)-472-6306 or CanyonsSkiSchool@vailresorts.com

Childrens Lessons  

Ages 2-6: Daycare & Ski

A program offered for the youngest skiers, with an appropriate mix of indoor play and a one-on-one ski lesson.
  • All day daycare & 1 hour private 1:1 Ski Lesson
  • Ski Rental with helmet, lift ticket, helmet and lunch provided
  • Exclusive use of the Hang Ten magic carpet in the Ski School children’s learning area
  • Daycare check-in starts at 8:45am at the Daycare Center in Canyons Grand Summit Hotel
Price: TBA
This program is booked only through daycare and must be booked in advance. To register, call Canyons Daycare Center at (435)-615-8036.
Adult Lessons  

Ages 4-6: Ski & Snowboard

A premium lesson program with small personal classes. A guaranteed 4:1 ratio, plus lots of on-hill time with coaches who love to teach kids, equates to big smiles on little faces! Canyons Cats is the perfect program for your 4-6 year old skier. Your children will love the fun and games; you will love the progress they make on hill. No matter what ability, beginner to advanced, kids learn quickly from the fun focused coaching in our Canyon Cats program.
  • Guaranteed 4:1 ratio
  • Full Day lesson and lunch in our private lunch room.  Packages including lift ticket and equipment rental are available. (half day not available for this program)
  • Instructors will accompany students through the rental process after they are checked in
  • Exclusive use of the Hang Ten and Rip-a-Roo magic carpets in the Ski & Snowboard School learning areas
  • Snowboard rentals are Burton Children’s Learn to Ride gear; due to equipment limitations, Cats snowboarders must have a size 11 shoe or larger to participate
  • Children must be 4 years old, completely toilet trained and a willing participant 
  • Lift tickets are required for all participants:  for participants under the age of 4, a free ticket can be picked up at any Canyons Ticket window before check-in
  • The Cats Facility is located between The Farm and Red Tail Grill. Check in is from 8:45 to 9:15 am, pick up is at 3:15 pm.
Package with Lift Ticket & Rentals: TBA
Program with Lift Ticket: TBA


Private Lessons  

Ages 7-12: Ski & Snowboard

A premium lesson program of small personal classes with a guaranteed 5:1 ratio.  Whether your kids are trying skiing for the first time, or have been enjoying the mountain for years, the personal instruction in the Carvers Program makes all levels of learning fun and exciting. Using skill progressions and lessons designed for older kids, our world class coaches will have your kids making the mountain their playground!   
  • Guaranteed 5:1 ratio
  • Full day lesson with lunch. Packages including equipment rental and lift ticket are available.  (half day is not available for this program)
  • Rental equipment must be picked up at Carver’s Rental Facility, next to the Ski & Snowboard School Welcome Center prior to the class start time
  • Exclusive use of the Hang Ten and Rip-a-Roo magic carpets in the Ski & Snowboard School learning areas
  • Check-in begins at 8:45 am in the fenced area on the Ski Beach.  Classes leave promptly at 9:00 am.  Pick up is at 3:15 pm.
Package with Lift Ticket and Rental TBA
Program with Lift Ticket: TBA
Lesson Only: TBA

Lids on KidsCanyons Resort requires that all children ages 12 & under participating in lessons to wear an approved, snowsports specific helmet: this can be either a rental helmet or their own.  Helmets are included in Children’s Lesson and Rental Packages, and are also available to rent or purchase at Canyon Mountain Sports.  Note that we also require all instructors wear helmets when they are working, and recommend helmet use for all skiers and snowboarders, regardless of age or ability.

For more information regarding helmet usage and safety please visit www.Lidsonkids.org. Lids on Kids is a great resource for all your questions regarding helmet usage, helmet safety, statistics, and general recommendations on how to promote and encourage helmet usage.


*Reservations for all programs are highly recommended and are often REQUIRED during holiday periods and for some programs. We do not guarantee the ability to accommodate late reservation requests. All lessons begin on time; we are not typically able to accommodate late arrivals. We ask that you give us 48 hours’ notice for any cancellations or changes to your Ski School reservations. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the lesson(s) start time will incur a fee equivalent to 50% of the total cost of the first day’s lesson(s).For cancellations occurring the day of the lesson and No Call-No Shows, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total cost of the first day’s lesson(s). Weather and snow conditions are not viable reasons for cancellations