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Group lessons are fun at Crested Butte Mountain Resort! Enjoy training with one of our experienced professionals to bring your skiing or riding to the next level!
First Day Adult Beginner Adventure Ski & Snowboard 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 skills and tactics for our easiest green runs. Actual lesson time includes 5 hours of instruction, with a 1 hour lunch break (10-12:30, Lunch, 1:30-4:00).
Holiday Dates: 12/19/15 – 1/3/16, 2/13 – 2/19/16, 3/5 – 3/18/16
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.
Full Day Beginner Adventure lessons for the First Time skier or rider are from 10:00-4:00 with lunch break 12:30-1:30 (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:
- Your lift ticket (try to find a place other than the main zipper on your jacket to attach it so it doesn’t hit you in the face)
- Lesson ticket – You will give your lesson ticket to your instructor at the beginning of the lesson
- Protective Eye Wear – Goggles, sunglasses, etc.
- Hat, gloves, neck gator/buff
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 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 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Full day lessons are 6 hours (with one hour off for lunch) and are offered daily at 10 a.m.
Alpine Group Lessons
Levels 2 - 3 Parallel Skills
Levels 4 - 6 Black Diamond Adventure (bumps, powder and variable terrain and snow)
Level 7 Extremes with Ease (extremes and steeps)
Levels 8 - 9
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 Snowboard Group Lessons
Levels 2 - 3
Intermediate Snowboard Skills
Levels 4 - 6
Advanced Snowboard Skills (bumps, powder and crud)
Extremes with Ease (extremes and steeps)
Levels 8 - 9
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.
Adult Group 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.