Ski Schools & Guiding

Crested Butte

The ski and snowboard school is divided into Adults’ and Kids’ Ski and Snowboard World, located in the Gothic Building for adults and the Whetstone Building for kids, both slopeside.

The drop-off point for children is the parking lot behind the school. Details are available on . For reservations and information call 970-349-2252 or email [email protected].

Thanks to the terrain on offer, the ski school is well regarded not just for beginners, but also to help strong skiers learn advanced skills. A cost-effective “workshop,” with at most four participants, in the Extreme Limits terrain is a unique opportunity to learn to ski exceptionally challenging trails, rather than merely survive them. Crested Butte is also the venue chosen by a number of specialist ski clinics, including two time World Extreme Skiing champion, Kim Reichhelm’s women-only ski adventures.

Adult group lessons start at 9:45 am and workshops (maximum of four) at 9:45 am and 1:15 pm. Private lessons are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. In Kids’ World, all-day lessons start at 8:30 am, half-day lessons at 9:30 am or 1:00 pm. The minimum age for children is three years. Daycare and non-skiing activities are available for kids aged 6 months to three years, and there is lunchtime supervision, allowing parents a full day’s skiing.

Group sizes are dependent on the season-they are bigger in busy periods, but ski school will never turn anyone away. Prices for adults-private lessons:  2 hours, 1 person US$180; 3 hours, 1 person, US$245; 6 hours (all day) 1-5 people US$435; 2.5-hour workshop US$75; group lessons US$60 (additional lessons US$55); complete beginner lessons, 3 hours and lift ticket, US$75. Daycare costs US$12 per hour or US$70 all day, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

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