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Kids Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Angel Fire Resort offers several children’s lessons for every age and ability level. We pride ourselves on giving children the best overall experience so they not only learn the techniques of the sport, but also learn to enjoy snow sports for a lifetime.

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What makes our Children’s Ski & Snowboard School “The Best”?

There is a “new” movement in Ski and Snowboard Schools today; an emphasis on Children’s Lessons.  Well, it isn’t new to us! Our Ski and Snowboard School has been “Family Based” for years and have been specializing in high quality, skill and aged based Children’s teaching for decades!  In a comprehensive online survey of all registering Parents of which 85% responded, 96% said that we “greatly met, or exceeded” their expectations.

We “get” kids!  We understand how they learn, what incredible things they are capable of and how to approach exploring that potential!

  • Small Class size: our average instructor to student ratio during the season are:
    • 3 year old classes average 3:1 Students to Instructor
    • 4-5 year old classes average 4:1 Students to Instructor
    • 6-9 year old classes average <5:1 Students to Instructor
    • 10-12 year old classes average 6:1 Students to Instructor
  • We cut off sales! While we want everyone to get a chance to learn, and there are some very busy days, we will not oversell the program beyond its ability to provide quality learning experiences!  This is especially true of Holidays when we can sell out weeks in advance. Private lessons are typically available but scarce for walk ups.
  • One stop service;  We have our own rentals with helmets (that you can extend your use of) and a retail shop (for those things you forgot).  Once you made a reservation, we are virtually paperless.  We are ready for you!
  • Longer on snow time; We register starting at 8 AM and send our classes out as soon as they are filled. We require children to arrive no later than 8 AM for quick registration so classes may begin as soon as possible.  Children arriving past 8:30 AM may not be admitted.  Most children aged 7 and older will get over 4.5 hours of on snow time.  Every age group has acknowledged competencies and lesson focuses.  We pace appropriately and make learning fun! We are an on-snow sports program not a daycare and we don’t “hangout” inside.  Our 3-year-old program will have paced on snow time with more frequent indoor activities…but they are 3!
  • Experience and Certification:  Even our most experienced and certified Instructors teach at the Children’s Ski School Center.  PSIA-AASI level 1-3 certified Instructors, many with Children’s Specialist 1 and 2 credentials work with your Children every day at the Children’s Ski School Center.  All of Angel Fire’s Ski & Snowboard Staff are specially trained to teach Children.
  • Qualified and abundant indoor staffing: We typically overstaff our indoor facilities.  Many of our indoor staff have gone to school as Children’s Specialists.  We maintain a clean, functional, secure facility.
  • Outstanding food:  Our Chef provides homemade, fresh, nutritious meals every day.  Daily homemade soups, salads, entrees like Meatloaf and other solid based meals are served.   Vegetarian options are always available.
  • Up to date Rentals and Helmets are complimentary as are lift tickets!
  • Security and “peace of mind”: every Child is equipped with Flaik GPS technology.  We know in real time where your child is on the mountain.  At the end of the day, you can share your child’s skiing day by going online to view their travels.
  • Results!  Check out our “Reasonable Expectations Chart”.  We have been developing this program a very long time and are experts at specific age development and their respective competencies, teaching at the appropriate pace and with the correct practice to create lifelong skiers and riders.  We have been Feature Enhanced Teaching for many years, but we use terrain features for skill development, not “over-terraining”, pushing children out of their comfort zones for the sake of more difficult terrain goals develops defensive behaviors that are the antithesis of fun and play!  We coach for breakthroughs and challenge new terrain when it is appropriate.
  • Kids only….no parents are allowed!

For more information or to reserve a lesson, call (800) 633-7463 or use the lesson finder below.

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Lil' Jalapeños Ski Lesson Program (Age 3)

ONLINE BOOKING UNAVAILABLE ON THIS LESSON. TO BOOK THIS LESSON, PLEASE CALL 800-633-7463   New for 2020, this ski program is designed specifically for children ages 3 years old. The...

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Lil' Chiles Ski Lesson Program (Ages 4-5)

LIL’ CHILES SKI LESSON PROGRAM (AGES 4-5) This ski program is designed specifically for children ages 4 & 5 years old. The class size averages 4 students or less which...

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GREEN CHILE PEPPERS SKI LESSON PROGRAM (AGES 6-9) This ski program is designed for this specific age group in pace and structure. Class sizes average 5 or less. This lesson...

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Red Chile Ski Lesson Program (Ages 10-12)

Like all our children’s programs we understand the age specific competencies and motivations of our students! Utilizing terrain based techniques and a fun, fast tracked progression to developing skills, our...

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Lil' Poppers Snowboard Lesson Program (Ages 4-6)

This snowboard program is designed specifically for children ages 4 – 6 years old. The class size averages 4 students or less which offers flexibility to match the pace of...

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ONLINE BOOKING UNAVAILABLE ON THIS LESSON. TO BOOK THIS LESSON, PLEASE CALL 800-633-7463   This lesson program is for children snowboarders of all ability levels ages 7-9. The Riders Program...

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Ghost Pepper Snowboard Lesson Program (Ages 10-12)

This lesson program is for children snowboarders of all ability levels ages 10-12. The Riders Program uses terrain and strapped in movement from the start. All abilities are welcome to...

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Private Ski Lessons (Ages 3+)

The best way to design your learning experience!  Pick your time and pick your instructor (or we will match you with just the right pro for you). Private lessons are...

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Private Snowboard Lessons (Ages 5+)

The best way to design your learning experience!  Pick your time and pick your instructor (or we will match you with just the right pro for you). Private lessons are...

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Early Bird Private Lessons

For skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, the Early Bird one-hour lesson offered at 9 AM is the best way to start your day!  Whether you are looking for a...

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Sunset Special Private Lesson

Are you arriving mid-day or late afternoon and can’t wait to hit the slopes? Learn to ski under the stars! Sunset Private Lessons are available during periods when Night Skiing...

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Adaptive Private Lesson Packages

Adaptive lessons are taught daily at 12 PM and 2 PM (two hours) by reservation only. During Peak Season, a 10 AM session is also available. Our mission is to help...

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