Kids Ski School at the Steamboat Ski Resort

Whether this is your child’s first experience on the slopes or they are looking to learn and perfect Child Skiing at Steamboatother skills, Steamboat offers a wide range of lessons for all ages and levels. All instructors are specifically trained to teach and manage each class, while tailoring them to each  groups’ skill set. Looking for a more private learning experience? Steamboat’s Ski School also offers private, one-on-one lessons with one of our highly experienced instructors. Teen lessons are also available ranging from Beginner classes to the more advanced Maverick Freestyle Park & Pipe lesson.

There is a class and instructor for each skier and snowboarder. The Kids Ski School offers lessons for ages 2 – 15 years old ranging in all day classes, to childcare, to one-hour sessions. Parents can feel confident that their children will learn and experience the mountain in a safe and educational way.  Scroll down for detailed information on the various classes the Steamboat Kids School offers and click the links for even more!

Tips for Parents:

  • The sun is much stronger at higher elevation (even on cloudy days) and it reflects off the snow, so make sure to apply sunscreen to your child’s face before they head out on the slopes!

  • Goggles are not included in rentals, but recommended. A good pair of goggles or sunglasses will help cut glare and filter ultraviolet rays.

  • Wearing a helmet will not only protect your kids when skiing, but it will also help to keep their head and ears warm when on the slopes. If you end up purchasing a helmet, get some cool stickers for them to throw it on it too, so they can find it quicker when they take them off and it makes them look cool!

  • Helmets are available for purchase and rental at many locations including the Steamboat Ski & Sport and the Kids’ Vacation Center.

  • Pack your kids with energy and protein packed snacks like granola bars, for quick and easy snacking with gloves on.

  • Keep you and your family comfortable on the slopes! Staying warm and dry can be a challenge when there is so much fun to be had. The best way to dress is to layer clothing so you can add or remove pieces depending on weather changes throughout the day. Water-resistant clothing is also highly recommended. If you do not own any water-resistant pieces, water-repellent spray can be applied.

  • Emergency Message Boards are provided at the top and bottom of all lifts at Steamboat. In case something should happen, such as a lost child or accident, the boards will provide a link to guests and inform you where to call for further details. To end an emergency message contact the patrol at (970) 871-5911.

 

Tips for Kids:

  • Learn the signs and ability levels before you hit the slopes! It’s important to know what your skill level is and understand which slopes to ride.

  • Bring an extra pair of gloves because your first pair might get wet.

  • Doing simple stretches before you hit the slopes will help you be more flexible and help prevent injuries.

  • Become familiar with the ski area and base of the hill. Make sure to review the trail maps and know which trails are designed for your skill level to ride. Pick a meet up place at the base of the ski area so everyone can meet up after a great run!

  • Located at the top and bottom of all lifts are Emergency Message Boards. Make sure to check these each time you get on and off the lift. If you become separated or lost from your group,  stay where you are and tell a ski instructor, lift operator, or Ski Patrol member that you need help.  Make sure to put the patrol emergency number in your cell-phone (970)871-5911.

Helmets are required at Steamboat Springs for anyone under the age of 15. Steamboat supports National Ski Areas Association’s Lids on Kids initiative. Know Your Responsibility Code and learn the rules of the hills before hitting the slopes.