SnowSports School

SnowSports School

Our instructors didn’t teach just Sun Valley skiers how to fall in love with sliding on snow: As America’s first destination ski resort, we taught the whole country. Now, it’s our turn to keep that tradition going with you and your family. No matter what level you ski or ride at, no matter what your age, style or strength, our SnowSports School can help you learn and improve thanks to patient, expert guidance and a learning environment that lives up to the Sun Valley legend.

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KinderCubs
KinderCubs (2-4 yrs old)

SnowSports School instructors provide an introduction to skiing in a group setting. The curriculum includes daycare and an introduction to skiing with our professional children’s ski instructors.Preschoolers receive age- and ability-appropriate instruction and care. KinderCubs must be 2 years old, potty trained (can communicate toilet needs), and willing to participate.

Dollar Cubs
Dollar Cubs (3-4 yrs old)

Instruction and supervision is provided at our world class & kid-friendly Dollar Mountain Children's Center. Camps run from 9:45 am - 3 pm. Rentals, lift and lunch are included. Early check-in & late check-out are available from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Dollar Bears
Dollar Bears (5-6 yrs old)

Dollar Bears Camp is right the right fit to either introduce or continue your child’s ski experience. Fun and learning go hand in hand in the Dollar Children’s Center. Rentals, lift and lunch are included. Early check-in & late check-out are available from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Dollar Adventure
Dollar Adventure (7-12 yrs old)

Our experienced instructors impart not only sound fundamentals, but guide in developing confidence and an appreciation of Dollar mountain environment. Camps run from 9:45 am - 3 pm. Lunch is included. Early check-in & late check-out are available from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Discounted lift and rentals are available.

Baldy Adventure
Baldy Adventure (6-12 yrs old)

Sun Valley’s original restaurant, The Ram has been warming and welcoming diners since 1937. This rustic-yet-elegant dinner house has been recently modernized, while still preserving its historic charm.

Dollar Challenge
Dollar Challenge

The Dollar Challenge offers group lessons geared for teenagers at the novice/lower intermediate level. Offered daily, discounted lift tickets available. 9:45am – 3:00pm Helmets required.

Dollar Adventure
Baldy Challenge (13-17 yrs old)

The Baldy Challenge offers group lessons geared for teenagers at intermediate to advanced levels. Offered daily, discounted lift tickets available. 9:45am – 3:00pm

Terrain That Teaches

Sun Valley's SnowSports School offers all-day group lessons for skiers' ages 3-17 and for snowboarders ages 5-17. Our team of Children’s & Youth Supervisors hand assigns instructors who are trained specifically in techniques for teaching children how to ski/ride and instill a love for the sport. Our instructors are trained in child-centered learning.

Our signature experience ... Just for you

Personalized for you and your family, the private lesson is the fastest way to learn the mountain, improve your skills, and quickly take you to the next level of either skiing or riding. Whether you would like one-on-one instruction or a personal mountain guide to lead you through diverse terrain, we have the perfect instructor for you. All levels of skiers and snowboarders can benefit from our engaging and highly-skilled professionals. Sun Valley offers private lesson experiences on both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain for all ages.

Dollar Private Lessons
Dollar Private Lessons

Dollar Mountain private lessons are the perfect way to learn. Dollar’s gentle terrain allows you to work on your technique.

River Run Private Lessons
River Run Private Lessons

River Run Private Lessons are perfect for intermediate to expert skiers and snowboards.

Warm Springs Private Lessons
Warm Springs Private Lessons

For intermediate to expert skiers, Warm Springs Private Lessons offer you the opportunity take your skills to next level.

Learning Quickly, One-on-One

Without a doubt, one-on-one instruction is the fastest way to improve your skills and lead you quickly to the next level! Your private instructor, who becomes a new-found friend before you realize it, will lead you quickly to higher achievement. All levels of skiers and snowboarders can benefit from our experienced, highly skilled and professional instructors. Dollar vs Baldy: Pick a Mountain, Any Mountain!

Dollar Adult Group Lessons
Dollar Adult Group Lessons

Build your confidence on the gentle terrain of Dollar. Our professional instructors will provide you tools to improve your skills and enhance your enjoyment of the sport. Offered daily, discounted lift tickets available. 9:45am - 12:30pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Meets at Dollar Mountain Lodge. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson start.

Baldy Group Lessons
Baldy Group Lessons

Intermediate to advanced adult lessons at Baldy Mountain. 9:45 am - 12:45 pm Meet at SnowSports desk 15 min prior to lesson. Not available over holiday seasons.

Freeride
Freeride

Offered for ages six through high school, FreeRide meets for twelve Saturdays for 3-1/2 hours with the final Saturday of the season including a barbecue. Our focus is on high quality, high-energy, skills development for the fun of the sport. Helmets required. Discount package with student season pass available. Kick-Off Freeride Weekend Starts December 14th & 15th, 2019 thru March 21, 2020 Saturdays 9:30 am - 1:00 pm FreeRide meets at the base of River Run Note: FreeRide will not meet on December 21st 2019, December 28th 2019, January 4th 2020 and February 15, 2020

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Freeride Adventure
Freeride Adventure

Looking for a shortened or two day version of FreeRide? FreeRide Adventure is offered at Baldy Mountain only for advanced skiers and riders. FreeRide Adventure runs Saturday and Sunday mornings for three consecutive weekends. Open to children six years old through 17 years old. Helmet required. Discount packages with lift tickets or passes are available. AM Sessions 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Session #1 begins January 11, 2020
Session #2 begins February 1, 2020
Session #3 begins February 29, 2020

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Spuds
Spuds

Spuds are offered at Dollar Mountain only for never-ever to lower intermediate skiers and riders. Spuds run Saturdays and Sundays, either morning or afternoon, for three consecutive weekends. Open to children from 5 through 12 years old (Children’s snowboard instruction begins at 7 years old). Helmet required. All participants must have lift tickets or a pass. Discount packages with lift tickets or passes are available. AM Sessions 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Session #1 begins January 11, 2020
Session #2 begins February 1, 2020
Session #3 begins February 29, 2020

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Mountain Masters
Mountain Masters

Nine week program focusing on all-mountain skiing and race training. January 6, 2019 – March 13, 2020 Monday – Friday / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (no program Presidents’ Day week / Mon., Feb. 16 – Fri., Feb. 23, 2020) Meets at Lookout

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Divas
Divas

Developed by women, for women, the DIVAS program includes a 2.5 hour group lesson, one day per week for eight weeks. Ski with other intermediate to advanced women for an all mountain experience, taught by Sun Valley’s top female Big Mountain athletes. January 14 – March 10, 2020 (no session / Feb. 18) / Tuesday Sessions / 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

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WOW Women's Only Weekend
WOW Women's Only Weekend

Designed for women only, WOW emphasizes camaraderie and skills improvement in an atmosphere that maximizes learning. Small groups develop focus on technique with our leading female instructors. Après-ski events and video analysis are included. January 24th & January 25th 2020 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily

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ARCS
ARCS

ARCS is an eight week men's specific all-mountain ski program targeted towards the upper level recreational Baldy skier and beyond. Includes all aspects of skiing - groomed cruisers, bumps, gates, powder and crud. Single Day rates available. January 8 – March 4, 2020

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