Seasonal Coaching Programs

Ski & Snowboard Ages 5-15

Base Camp

Our flagship program for those looking for the consistency of a set schedule. Base Camp is all about building confidence and independence through a solid foundation of fundamental skills, mountain awareness and of course having a blast! Classes are formed based on age and ability level. Choose from available Saturday or Sunday dates for our consecutive 5-Week Winter or Spring programs.

WINTER 5-WEEK PROGRAM

  • Ability Levels: All Levels
  • Days: Saturday OR Sunday
  • Duration: 5-weeks (consecutive)
  • Times: 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday Dates: January 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Sunday Dates: January 27 and February 3, 10, 17, 24

2018-19 Pricing

  • Base Camp Winter (Ages 5-6) $529
  • Base Camp Winter (Ages 7-15) $499

Prices include tax. Prices are for lesson only and do not include lift access or rental equipment. Discounted access options and rental equipment are available upon purchase, Ages 6 and Under and 5th Graders can qualify for a free Premium Season Pass.

SPRING 5-WEEK PROGRAM

  • Ability Levels: All Levels
  • Days: Saturday OR Sunday
  • Duration: 5-weeks(consecutive)
  • Times: 9:30am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6
  • Sunday Dates: March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7

2018-19 Pricing

  • Base Camp Spring (Ages 5-6) $399
  • Base Camp Spring (Ages 7-15) $379

Prices include tax. Prices are for lesson only and do not include lift access or rental equipment. Discounted access options and rental equipment are available upon purchase, Ages 6 and Under and 5th Graders can qualify for a free Premium Season Pass.


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Ski & Snowboard Ages 12-15

Mountain Leadership

Ever wondered what it takes to be an instructor, patroller or even a snowcat operator? This program is for advanced skiers and riders who are looking to combine coaching for expert skiing and riding with experiences and challenges that go beyond regular lessons. See behind the scenes at the resort, discover a deeper respect for the mountain environment and gain transferable skills and knowledge that can extend into life outside the mountains. 

  • Ability Levels: Advanced only
  • Days: Weekend and holiday days
  • Duration: Up to 12 days
  • Times: 8:45/9:45am to 3:15pm
  • 2018/19 Pricing: $369

Prices include tax. Prices are for lesson only and do not include lift access or rental equipment. Discounted Season Passes are available upon purchase.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Participants may select up to 12 days from a calendar of available key weekend and holiday dates. Each day includes optional early morning skiing/riding followed by a morning spent skiing/riding with and shadowing a professional instructor and their youth class. After lunch with us they would then head out with their coach in the afternoon for training and skill development. 

As well as training on high level skiing/riding skills in all conditions and environments, our curriculum will cover topics like backcountry skills and awareness, leadership skills, and equipment care. Participants will also get to ‘go behind the scenes’ and spend time learning about resort operations. Our program over the years as spent time shadowing patrollers and the avalanche dog handlers, enjoying a tour of the lift engine rooms or a snow-cat, assisting the terrain park crew or receiving some basic instructor training.

For specific dates or more information please email spschoolteams@vailresorts.com.
Ski & Snowboard Ages 7-18

D-Team

Reached the top? D-Team is our freeride and freestyle program for the most advanced skiers and riders looking for intensive, specialized training with support and coaching for those working towards local and national competitions. The program schedule coincides with the Western Washington USASA competition circuit which will offer local freestyle events for D-Team aged kids to participate in.  Choose from available Saturday, Sunday or Friday Night dates. 

All new participants must pass a week 1 skill and team dynamic evaluation. Because of the high standard of riding and the type of terrain explored by the team, this is to ensure that the coaches feel confident you are skiing or riding to the right ability level, have the right gear and equipment and also are a good fit for the positive, safe and encouraging team dynamic.

WEEKEND 8-WEEK PROGRAM

  • Ability Levels: Advanced Only
  • Days: Saturday OR Sunday
  • Duration: 8-weeks (consecutive)
  • Times: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Saturday Dates: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2
  • Sunday Dates: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 3
  • 2018/19 Pricing: $749

FRIDAY NIGHT 6-WEEK PROGRAM

  • Ability Levels: Advanced Only
  • Days: Friday Nights
  • Duration: 6-weeks (consecutive)
  • Times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday Dates: January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15
  • 2018/19 Pricing: $199

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SEASONAL PROGRAMS CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Dates will be rescheduled only in the event of a full mountain or highway closure.
  • Partial refunds will not be offered for days missed.
  • Season Passes or Lift Tickets purchased with Multi-week Programs are subject to the Season Pass Reimbursement Policy.
  • Multi-week Lesson reservations may be cancelled and reimbursed in full up to December 31st 2018 for winter programs, and February 10th for spring Base Camp.
  • Cancellations after these dates are subject to the terms and conditions of the resort Reimbursement Policy and only offered in the case of relocation or a medical condition preventing participation.