Learn to Ski in Deer Valley

Deer Valley’s award-winning ski school employs over 500 instructors many of whom have been returning each season for 5-15 or more years. Gold Standard instruction is tailored to meet individual abilities and goals.

Deer Valley Ski School

Deer Valley’s award-winning ski school offers programs and activities for skiers of all ages and abilities, adaptive ski lessons included. The ski school employs over 500 instructors many of whom have been employed at Deer Valley for 5-15+ seasons.

Instructors are easily recognisable by their Deer Valley brand green ski suits with yellow trim and are among the best in the U.S. Ski lessons based on the Gold Standard of Instruction are tailored to meet the needs of individual abilities and goals.

Deer Valley Resort Ski School

Photo credit: Deer Valley Resort

Max 4 Adult Group Ski Lessons

Adult group lessons ski lessons in Deer Valley are limited to a maximum of four skiers per group to allow highly personalised attention. This semi-private approach focuses on technique and skiing goals to help skiers achieve the next level of performance.

The Deer Valley Ski School meeting point is outside the Ski School Office at Snow Park Lodge (Wide West trail) with appropriate ability zones signposted. Participants must be 18 years or older and are closely grouped by ski ability, comfort level and lesson goals. Morning lessons from 9-12 am and afternoon from 1-4 pm.

Book ski lessons online or in person at the Ski School Office on the plaza level of the Snow Park Lodge (8:30 am-5:00 pm) or call +1-435-645-6648.

Deer Valley Resort Group and Private Ski Lessons for Adults

Photo credit: Deer Valley Resort

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Private Ski Lessons in Deer Valley

Private ski lessons offer a more customized experience with one-on-one attention to help improve your technical ability and to become more confident skiing powder, bumps or carving more powerful turns.

Options include one-hour Intro to Skiing for 1-2 novice skiers and morning, afternoon and full-day private lessons for 1-5 skiers per lesson, which appeal to many of Deer Valley’s well-heeled guests looking to maximise all aspects of their experience at the resort.

Deer Valley has more than a dozen private lesson meeting points including nine premier Deer Valley properties as well as the Jordanelle Gondola, Northside and Silver Strike lifts.

Guests can request their instructor to meet them wherever they happen to be staying in Deer Valley by special arrangement.

To reserve private lessons, call the Ski School Office. Tel: +1-435-645-6648.

Children’s and Teens Ski Lessons

Teen Escape (13-17 years) allows teenagers to escape their parents and vice versa. Available for all ability groups and the average class size is 6-8. The program runs from 10 am to 3:45 pm during holiday periods. Outside these times teens aged 13-17 years can join Adventure Club (grouped by age and ability) or Max 4 lessons (usually for 18+ years).

Adventure Club for 7-12 years (maximum of six per class) and Reindeer Club for 5-6 years (maximum of 4 per class). Children are grouped by age and ability with full-day lessons from 10 am to 3:45 pm (break with lunch included) and a program designed to ensure each child receives personal instruction, and supervision and has fun with their peer group and enthusiastic instructors.

Bambi Club for 4-year-olds (the youngest age for ski lessons) runs from 9 am to 4 pm with indoor and outdoor play including lunch and designated times for ski and snow fun. The price for children’s programs includes lessons, lift tickets, lunch and snacks.

Deer Valley Resort Ski School Adventure Club

Photo credit: Deer Valley Resort – Adventure Club

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Adaptive Ski Lessons for People with Disabilities

Deer Valley and the National Ability Centre nearby in Park City offer adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities. Specially trained instructors, adaptive equipment and other support are provided at both the NAC and Deer Valley resort to empower people with disabilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Tel: +1-435-645-6648 or visit the National Ability Center website.

Ski with a Champion

Deer Valley guests have the option to ski with one of six Olympian skiers. Maximum of six per group including children 7-12 years if accompanied by an adult and for full-day or half-day. This exclusive and memorable way of being guided around the Deer Valley ski area comes with a fairly hefty price tag attached, but if you can afford it go for it.

Deer Valley Resort Ski With Olympian Jillian Vogtli

Photo credit: Deer Valley Resort – Olympian Jillian Vogtli

A big thank you to Olympian Jillian Vogtli for a great guiding experience in Feb 2023. A two-time Olympian, two-time National Champion, a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, Jillian was delightful company and seeing her ski was a truly inspirational and memorable experience.

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