Choosing a Ski or Snowboard Lesson
Are ski lessons helpful and worth the money?
Even if you take just a one day lesson, you will learn invaluable tips and tricks. The common consensus is that lessons are an absolute must for beginning skiers and a wonderful tool to improve your skills at a variety of levels. The majority of skiers agree that lessons are money well spent.
Ski resorts provide a wonderful selection of group lessons for skiing and for boarding. Keystone offers private lessons as well as group lessons and kids ski school activities. Lessons can be arranged for full day or half day for children and for adults.
If you are a first time skier the lessons will provide you with the much needed knowledge about the equipment, the mountain environment, the ability to stop and to stand if you fall. A beginner lesson will also include turning skills and lift riding information. The confidence gained from a day in ski school will offer you a much better experience than depending on a friend to get you down the mountain.
The intermediate lesson will refine your fundamental skills, increase your balance and improve your technique. At the end of this lesson you will have the confidence to move from a green slope to the blue.
The expert lesson will offer more sophisticated turns and tactics, some speed work, new terrain and new challenges on the slopes. In addition this lesson will help identify your strengths and improve your weaknesses.
Private lessons will be offered to 1-5 people per group. These smaller lessons will be tailored specifically to your needs. These lessons also include quick access to the lift lines.
Arapahoe Basin opened the new and much improved Kids Center this season. The Kids Center is open each day from 8-4:30 with a variety of drop off options and activities including lessons.
A Basin also offers a variety of lesson packages . Adults and Kids can take advantage of the AM Half Day Package that includes a lift ticket. The Full Day Lesson is for kids only and includes a lift ticket. The PM Half Day Afternoon Lesson is a two hour private lesson with no lift ticket included.
Taking a ski or board lesson will not only build your confidence on the mountain it will eliminate the stress of trying to be taught by a friend or family member. The instructors are professional in their knowledge of the activity and always have safety as a top priority. Do yourself and your group a favor and take a lesson.