Get the Kids Schooled

By Faerl Marie Torres

Photos Courtesy of Vail Resorts

Colorado boasts top-notch TINY TOT SKI SCHOOLS

Breckenrdige Ski Resort 

Colorado is a one-of-a-kind destination for snow skiing and winter fun. From October to April, enthusiasts can take their pick from among the state’s world-class ski resorts, where professional instructors are ready to teach ski fundamentals to children as young as three years old. Starting out can be a daunting task for little ones and their parents. Enrolling kids in ski school will help them put their best boot forward and start a lifelong love of skiing and/or snowboarding. From Vail’s 195 runs to Keystone’s Kidtopia, there’s something for every style, age and level within a few scenic hours of home.

As the grandfather of Colorado ski resorts, Vail/Beaver Creek is perfect for those looking for a classic retreat. The Vail/Beaver Creek ski club and school offers an exceptional experience for beginners and professionals alike. World-class instructors provide personalized attention, focusing on individual needs and abilities on a vast array of terrain for all levels. The programs are designed not only to improve skiing techniques but also to foster a love for the sport and the mountain. Kids will love riding the Gondola to Adventure Ridge, where they can take a break from skiing to tube, snow-bike, snowshoe or take a spin on a micro-snowmobile. With a variety of fun activities, events and specialized training options, the Vail/Beaver Creek ski club and school create unforgettable memories for young skiers to carry for a lifetime.

Beaver Creek Ski Resort 

The Breckenridge ski school stands out with various specialized programs designed for children of all skills. With 187 runs across diverse terrains, skiers can explore at their own pace. For beginners, Ripperoo’s Forest and Ripperoo’s Mini Mountain are designed to provide safe, fun experiences with features perfect for building skills and confidence in young skiers. Choose from full- or half-day lessons or multi-day programs that teach kids the fundamentals while incorporating games and activities to keep little minds engaged. 

The Keystone ski club and school is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for children of all ages and abilities, focusing on fun and skill development. Free parking, a family-friendly village, the Kidtopia kid-designed resort (where most of the events are free for kids) and a snow fort make Keystone perfect for littles to enjoy time on and off the slopes. With all it has to offer, Keystone is quickly becoming one of the best Colorado ski destinations for families.

Keystone Ski Resort 

The Winter Park ski and ride school offers a remarkable experience for kids and adults alike. Dedicated lift lines provide access to more terrain as comfort and skill levels grow. Comprehensive lessons from professional instructors are tailored to children’s ages and abilities to create a safe, supportive environment. Winter Park’s terrain is perfect for beginners, with dedicated learning zones and gentle slopes, plus lunch is included in all full-day kid lessons. Just 75 miles from Denver, visitors can drive or take the Amtrak Winter Park Express train from Denver Union Station.