Tips for Beginners

Here are some tips to help you learn more about the lesson experience here at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

Where to Go

  • 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.
  • Children's group lessons meet outside of Camp CB (located in the Whetstone Building) near the magic carpets.
  • Childcare meets inside the Whetstone Building.

What to Bring

Please arrive at your lesson with:

  • Your Lift Ticket - Place lift ticket in a zipped pocket away from your cell phone and wallet
  • Lesson ticket – You will give your lesson ticket to your instructor at the beginning of the lesson
  • Helmet
  • Protective Eye Wear – Goggles, sunglasses, etc.
  • Gloves, neck gator/buff
  • Sunscreen

It's important to dress appropriately for a more enjoyable lesson experience. Proper ski or snowboard attire, including appropriate base layers, warm socks, and waterproof clothing (including gloves) are all advised. 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! For children in Camp CB, we recommend parents label all of their ski clothing with their name.

Value of a Lesson

The best way to start if you've never been skiing or snowboarding is with the award winning staff of the Crested Butte Ski & Ride School. They know how to make you feel comfortable on the mountain, how to get you to the next level, and exactly where to take you based on your ability level. Learning from a pro makes for a fun, enjoyable experience. 

For reservations and more information, please call 1.877.547.5143.

For Skiers

Beginner Adventure Package

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For Snowboarders

Beginner Adventure Package

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Kids Lessons

Find Kids Lessons by following the link below.

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