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Locals Only Youth Lessons

Locals Only Youth Lessons

Sign your kids up now for our Season Long Ski and Snowboard Program to get the best price of the season! 

Local Programs must be booked online.  Our system will walk you through all the steps required to sign up.  It's easy, fast and most of all, convenient. Questions? Contact us CanyonsSkiSchool@vailresorts.com

Adult Lessons  

Ages 7-14 for Mountain Team and 4-6 for Mini-Mountain Team: Ski & Snowboard, all levels

Canyons Mountain Team is our 9-week ski or snowboard program for children ages 4-14. Designed to create the consistency and camaraderie needed to take your child's skiing or snowboarding to the next level, each group (Organized according to age and ability) will have the same coach the entire season. This year the Canyons Mountain Team will bring a whole new experience to our valued local guests. We will take the season long program to the next level, exploring a variety of skill sets designed to awaken your child’s interests. Our Mountain Team specific coaches will cover the following topics: Fundamental Skill Development, Introduction to Freestyle and Introduction to Racing. In addition to a more focused format, we will also have family events for you to share the experience with your child.

Week 1: Intro: organization into groups, goal discussion with parents and kids, and fundamental skill improvement
Week 2: Finalization of groups and skill improvement
Week 3: The Mountain as a Playground: introducing new concepts to terrain use through adventure
Week 4: All Mountain Skill refinement and Epic mountain scavenger hunt
Week 5: Parents’ week! Ski/Ride with parents in the afternoon!
Week 6: Intro to Freestyle
Week 7: Mountain Team Jam Session in Kathy’s Playground park
Week 8: Intro to Race
Week 9: Mountain Team Canyons Cup Challenge and End of Season BBQ!


• A season pass and helmet are required for all participants. For the best value on a Canyons Only pass without blackout dates, consider the Canyons Youth Pass. Other passes are available.

  • All day lesson from 9:30 am to 3:45 pm
  • Groups will have the same coach for the entire program
  • Lunch is included
  • Meets in the forum at the top of the Cabriolet @ 9:15 am, Pick-up is in the Resort Village at 3:45 pm
2015 Dates:
Saturday Session:
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Feb. 7, 21, 28. Mar. 7
Sunday Session:
Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Feb. 1, 8, 22. Mar. 1, 8
Mountain Team: for ages 7-14. Group sizes are not guaranteed.
Price: $799 - Registration closes Dec. 15th.
Mini-Mountain Team: for ages 4-6. Guaranteed ratio of 4:1
Price: $845 - Registration closes Dec. 15th.
Childrens Lessons  

Ages 3-6: Ski Only, all levels

Get your younger child off to a great start with Canyons Preschool Program. The program starts in January and runs for five consecutive weeks of 2 hour morning or afternoon lessons. With an instructor to student ratio at 4:1, this program provides the caring environment preschoolers need to develop the skills required to enjoy the fun of skiing. All participants will need a valid lift ticket or season pass each day: for the best value, purchase a Canyons Youth Pass or Epic Local Pass.
  • Guaranteed 4:1 ratio
  • Your child must be toilet trained to participate in this program
  • Rentals and lift ticket or season pass are not included
  • Helmets are required to participate
2015 Dates:
  Morning Sessions 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mondays: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2
Wednesdays: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4
Fridays: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6
  Afternoon Sessions 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3
Thursdays: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5
  Registration closes Dec. 15.  Sign up now, and your credit card will be charged on or shortly after Dec. 15.
Price: $325
Adult Lessons  

Ages 4-12: Ski & Snowboard, all levels

Members of the Local Weekend Program, with proof that the participant is registered in a local Utah or Wyoming school, get special local pricing for the popular Cats and Carvers programs.  As members, you are able to select the weekend days that work for you – no minimum and no limit on the number of available days you book: space  is limited (book early to guarantee your spot) and blackout dates for the 2014-2015 winter are December 20, 27, 28.  January 3, 4.   February 14, 15.  March 7- April 5. Group sizes vary by age. Note: In order to be eligible for local pricing, participants must be Utah or Wyoming residents.

  • Group sizes dependent upon age; ages 4-6 will have 4:1 ratio and student to instructor ratios are 5:1 for ages 7-12
  • Check in at 8:45.  All day lesson from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm
  • Lunch is included
  • A season pass or lift ticket and helmet are required for all participants
  • Must provide proof of enrollment in a Utah or Wyoming school
  • Must complete the Local Program Application and submit before receiving the Local Member Pricing
  Click here for a Locals Weekend Program Application and Pricing



Lids on KidsCanyons Resort requires children ages 12 & under participating in Ski & Snowboard School to wear an approved, snowsports specific helmet, either a rental helmet or their own. We also recommend helmet use for all skiers and snowboarders, regardless of age or ability.  Helmets are available to rent and purchase at ski and snowboard shops and the Kid's Ski & Snowboard School.


*Reservations for all local programs are required. All lessons begin on time; we are not typically able to accommodate late arrivals. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the lesson(s) start will incur a fee equivalent to 50% of the total cost of the first day's lesson(s). For no call-no shows and cancellations occurring after the lesson(s) start time(s), 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 cancellation.