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Beginner & Expert Instruction

Learn to Ski & Snowboard

The Vail Ski and Snowboard School offers something for everyone. Whether you're just starting out or you're an expert, you'll find what you need here.


  • The Front Side of Vail Mountain is the place to for you, with 18% gentle, beginner slopes.
  • The Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolTM offers an effective First-Time Series for beginners:
    • Three back-to-back days of Vail ski lessons
    • Lift tickets and rentals
    • Skiers will learn the basics, plus how to make confident turns
    • Riders learn via the Burton Learn-to-Ride Program, which uses Burton-developed products and methodology


  • Expert skiers and boarders love Vail Mountain, as 53% of its terrain is rated expert/advanced.
  • The Vail Ski and Snowboard SchoolTM offers ski and snowboard lessons for adults of all abilities - even experts. Their world-class professionals can fine-tune your skills or teach you something new.
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Food and drink celebrate the culinary heritage of the Colorado Rockies. This delicious blend of cultures echoes Vail’s own heritage.

Open all day, Gessner, the resorts signature restaurant is open breakfast through dinner, showcasing authentic flavors from the Colorado Rockies.

Enjoy breakfast buffets, relaxed lounge lunches and refined dinner experiences all overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain.


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