Adult Lessons

Adult Lessons

Group Lessons are fun at Crested Butte!
Enjoy learning from one of our experienced professionals. Whether its your first day on the mountain or you’ve been skiing and riding since you were young, at Crested Butte we have the perfect lesson for you! We work to group likeminded skiers and riders together in order to provide the best lesson experience possible. Perfect your skills or ride the lift for the very first time, either way you’re going to have fun! 

First Time Skiing or Riding?
Make sure to register for our First Day Adult Beginner Adventure Lesson! This class is designed to help novice skiers and riders learn the basics from, equipment 101, to the skills necessary for our easiest green runs. 

2016/2017 Pricing

 

Regular

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Full Day Beginner Adventure
$175
Group Lesson - Half Day
$125
Group Lesson - Full Day)
$139
 

Holiday

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Full Day Beginner Adventure
$185
Group Lesson - Half Day
$135
Group Lesson - Full Day)
$149
Holiday Dates
12/17/16- 1/2/17, 2/18-2/24/17 and 3/11-3/24/17

First Day Adult Beginner Adventure Lessons

This full day class, which includes a lift ticket is for someone who has never skied or snowboarded before. The First Time Beginner Adventure lesson will teach new skiers and snowboarders the skills and tactics needed for our easiest green runs. Actual lesson time includes 5 hours of instruction, with a 1 hour lunch break (10 am- 12:30 pm, Lunch, 1:30-4 pm).

Here are some tips for those of you First Timers interested in taking a ski or ride lesson!

Times:      Group ½ day lessons:        AM Lesson 10:00-12:30        PM Lesson: 1:30-4:00

Give yourself an hour to get your equipment and fill out paperwork. During peak season, please give yourself an hour and a half. This will give you plenty of time to get organized and get to your lesson on time.

Holiday Dates: 12/17/16- 1/2/17, 2/18-2/24/17 and 3/11-3/24/17

Full Day Beginner Adventure lessons for the First Time skier or rider are from 10 am- 4 pm with lunch break 12:30-1:30 pm (lunch is not included in the lesson, but there are many places to eat around the base area).

Meeting Place: Adult Group lessons meet at the base area between the Red Lady Lift and the Silver Queen Lift. Look for the tall, green “Ski and Ride School” flags.

What to Bring:

  • Lift ticket 
  • Lesson ticket – You will give your lesson ticket to your instructor at the beginning of the lesson
  • Protective wye wear0 goggles, sunglasses, etc.
  • Hat, gloves, neck gator/buff
  • Sunscreen

What to Wear: Remember to dress in layers. Although it may be warm in the beginning area, the temperature will drop as you travel up the mountain. Drink plenty of water, eat a good breakfast, and be ready to have some fun!

Adult Group Ski Lessons

Lessons for ability levels 2 through 8 are specially designed to take you to the next level. Group lessons average between 4 to 8 people and are tailored to the needs of all skiers and riders. Lift ticket not included.

Half day lessons are 2.5 hours and are offered daily at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Full day lessons are 6 hours (with one hour off for lunch) and are offered daily at 10 am.

Alpine Group Lessons

  • Levels 2 - 3 Turning Skills
  • Levels 4 - 6 Parallel Skills
  • Level 7 Black Diamond Adventure (bumps, powder and variable terrain and snow)
  • Levels 8 - 9 Extremes with Ease (extremes and steeps)

Extremes with ease is our newest group lesson. Explore the famous extreme terrain of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Improve your skills while skiing everything from the Headwall to Phoenix Bowl with one of our professional instructors. This is a perfect opportunity for strong intermediate skiers to be inspired and challenged by Crested Butte's legendary terrain.

Adult Group Snowboard Lessons

Lessons for ability levels 2 through 8 are specially designed to take you to the next level. Group lessons average between 4 to 8 people and are tailored to the needs of all skiers and riders. Lift ticket not included.

Half day lessons are 2.5 hours and are offered daily at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Full day lessons are 6 hours (with one hour off for lunch) and are offered daily at 10 am.

Alpine Group Lessons

  • Levels 2 - 3 Turning Skills
  • Levels 4 - 6 Intermediate Snowboard Skills
  • Level 7 Advanced Snowboard Skills (bumps, powder and crud)
  • Levels 8 - 9 Extremes with Ease (extremes and steeps)

Extremes with ease is our newest group lesson. Explore the famous extreme terrain of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Improve your skills while riding everything from the Headwall to Phoenix Bowl with one of our professional instructors. This is a perfect opportunity for strong intermediate snowboarders to be inspired and challenged by Crested Butte's legendary terrain.

North Face Guides

This in-bounds group tour allows participants to experience the resort’s famed extreme terrain, concentrating on skiing and riding off the High Lift and in the North Face area of the mountain. The tour includes an evaluation and light education, helping adventure-minded guests make the jump to extreme skiing and riding.