Angel Fire Resort's
Group and Private Lessons for All Ages & Abilities
Angel Fire Ski & Snowboard School offers group and private lessons to skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Please browse all our offerings to find the best fit for you.
First time skier or snowboarder? We recommend 3 days to learn & a lifetime to master! Give yourself plenty of time and patience, and you’ll be a pro in no time.
Already know how to ski or snowboard, but want to perfect your skills? We offer classes for more advanced skiers and snowboarders, too!
Are you a family with multiple learners? 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.
*All private lessons must be booked in advance by phone at (800) 633-7463.
Notes for the 2020-2021 Season
• All children’s group lessons are by reservation only. Reservations must be made no less than 72 hours from arrival and will sell out quickly! No walk-up reservations will be taken.
• For the 2020-2021 season, all Level 4-9 adult group lessons are available in private format only.
• For peace of mind, we highly encourage booking your adult group lessons in advance online.
• Reservations for adult group lessons will be required for the following holiday periods:
Dec. 19-Jan. 6, Jan. 15-19, Feb. 12-15, Mar. 13-20
• All private lessons must be booked in advance by phone at (800) 633-7463.
• All lessons will comply with current New Mexico Department of Health guidelines.
• Parents will not be permitted inside the Children’s Ski and Snowboard Center to meet and exceed all current New Mexico Department of Health guidelines.
• All children attending group lessons at Children’s Ski and Snowboard Center must bring a medium sized backpack to hold personal belongings throughout the day.
• All children must have at least one face covering over the mouth and nose consistent with outdoor temperatures and conditions.
Ski & Snowboard School
Angel Fire Resort offers several children’s group 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.
First time on the snow? Need a refresher? Taking a skiing or snowboarding lesson is the best way to quickly learn or improve your skills, boost your on-mountain confidence, or make your skiing and riding more enjoyable!
Want some 1-on-1 time? Angel Fire offers a range of private lesson options for both children & adults. To reserve a lesson, call (800) 633-7463.
What to Wear
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. People’s 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 is best.
There is also a common misconception to “double up” when wearing socks.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.
Mid-layers are also tricky with many 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 is 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!