Ski & Snowboard School
Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard school has been around since Day One and offers lessons to riders of all ability. For best/most lesson availability, book early. We recommend 3 days to learn & a lifetime to master. When planning lessons for the whole family, Angel Fire Resort highly recommends half day afternoon lessons for adults on the first day when also booking lessons for the kids. This will allow Mom & Dad enough time to properly prepare for their lessons. Make sure to give yourself enough time (at least an hour) before the lesson starts. Wear waterproof, breathable, comfortable ski gear. Don’t forget to tip your instructor!
What to Expect
What to Wear
The most common question we get: “What do I wear when I go skiing?” The answer is that there isn’t one answer. Peoples body temperatures run differently, and what works for one person, may not work for another. There are some great places to get started though!
Quick Tips: No Cotton: Polyester/Wool base layers. Don’t “Double up” on socks. Waterproof outerwear: No jeans or hoodies. Helmet!! Goggles, not glasses. Gloves: Waterproof, not garden gloves.
First off, no cotton! Cotton not only absorbs water, but it freezes when it gets wet. A wicking base layer consisting of either Merino wool or polyester.
Not only will this cause blisters, but it tends to make your feet colder! For best results, wear one pair of Merino Wool ski/snowboard socks! Smartwool and Stance are just a few brands we recommend and offer in our retail locations. There is also a common misconception to “double up” when wearing socks.
Another tricky question, with a lot of possibilities! If you’re looking for something insulated, you’ll have to decide between Down or Synthetic. Down typically will keep you warmer, but if it gets wet it loses it’s warming properties. Synthetic, all though won’t keep you quite as warm, will provide more consistent heat. If you’re looking for something less bulky, Polyester & Merino Wool sweaters offer a less expensive alternative.
If you’re skiing in a neon one-piece, an old snowmobile suit, or a canvas jacket, it might be time for an upgrade. There are many brands that offer fits, styles, and features for every type of rider! You’ll notice some odd numbers when it comes to waterproof/breathability ratings from manufactures. The easiest way to break these numbers down, the higher the number the more waterproof it is. If you need help breaking down these numbers, or finding the right jacket, visit the experts at Slopeside Sports or Winter Sports!
Angel Fire Resort offers several children’s lesson’s 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 snowsports for a lifetime. Participants must be at Children’s Ski School building at 8 AM. Make sure they have had a hearty breakfast, a great nights sleep and are dressed in their winter gear. Rentals will be provided at this time and don’t forget, children will get a gourmet lunch right at the Ski School building!
Book Kid Lessons
Need a refresher? Taking a skiing or snowboarding lesson is the best way to quickly improve your skills, boost your on-mountain confidence, or make your skiing and riding more enjoyable!
Book Adult Lesson
Want some 1-on-1 time? Angel Fire offers a range of private lesson options. From Early Bird, Sunset Specials, and our unique Combo Package where the lesson is broken up throughout the day. Angel Fire is proud to offer private lessons for both Children & Adults. To book by phone, call (844) 218-4107 (press 2).