SKI SCHOOL

SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

The Telluride Ski & Snowboard School is committed to providing a safe, enjoyable learning experience. Advance reservations are required. For FAQ’s see our First Timer’s Guide.

Private Lessons

SKIING WITH THE MASTERS – Take the fast track in improving your skills on the mountain and have the ultimate learning experience. A private lesson with a Telluride instructor will take your ability to the next level with individual learning and feedback. Choose your instructor, what you want to improve, what terrain you want to cover, and at what pace you want to progress.

  • Express Lift Lanes
  • Multilingual Instructors
  • Up to 5 Students per Instructor

Have friends or family of the same ability level? With up to 5 students per instructor our professional staff can accommodate a group of friends or family members.

 

Optional: KIDS HAPPY HOUR

PRIVATE LESSONEARLY SEASON PRICEREGULAR SEASON PRICE
Full Day (9am-4pm)$700$1,125
AM Half Day (9am-noon)$350$785
PM Half Day (1pm-4pm)$350$635

PRICES INCLUDE LESSON ONLY. LIFT TICKETS AND/OR SEASON PASSES MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.

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Unsure about which Private Lesson to book?

Please call 970.728.7414 or email us at lessons@telski.com

Adult Group Lessons

Early Season: Opening – December 14, 2023

Regular Season: December 15, 2023 – April 7, 2024

Spend half of a day (AM 9am-12pm or PM 1-4pm) with an instructor to learn the sport or advance your skills. Our small class sizes will ensure you receive plenty of personal attention. Please note that high level (Blue, Double Blue, and Black) classes will explore both groomed and ungroomed terrain due to the terrain available here in Telluride. You may purchase the lesson only or build a lesson package that includes lift access and rental equipment.

For more details contact the sales team at 970-728-7414 or lessons@telski.com.

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ADULT AM LESSONS

  • Early Season Lesson only
  • $100

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted rentals $30

  • Regular Season Lesson only
  • $220

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted rentals $50

ADULT PM LESSONS

  • Early Season Lesson only
  • $100

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted rentals $30

  • Regular Season Lesson only
  • $180

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted rentals $50

ALL-DAY ADULT BEGINNER

  • Early Season Lesson, Lift & Rental
  • $175

  • Regular Season Lesson, Lift & Rental
  • $305

All-Day Adult Beginner Experience

If you have never skied or snowboarded before, this is for you. If it’s been more than 10 years since you were on skis or a snowboard, this is also for you.

We will guide you to your first turns on the mountain here in Telluride. Group sizes are small and we aim to create a fun and stress free environment.

This Beginner Experience package includes everything you needs to be set up for success in your new pursuit.

  • Rental Equipment
  • Lift Access/Ticket
  • Full Day of Instruction: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Please come ready to ski or snowboard with your boots on and equipment in hand.

Beginner Experience Package: $305

For more details contact the sales team at 970-728-7414 or email lessons@telski.com

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Children’s Group Lessons

Our Children’s Ski School makes it easy for parents to enjoy a day on the slopes while professional instructors create a safe, fun, and educational environment. Lunch is provided with the cost of a lesson. Early Season Rates Available

For more details contact the sales team 970-728-7545 or email children@telski.com

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Optional: KIDS HAPPY HOUR

OTTERS

  • OTTERS SKI LESSONS

    (3-4 year olds) 3:1 Ratio

    Lesson times

    9am - 3pm

  • Early Season Lesson & Lift

    $125

    Includes lift access

    Add discounted Rentals $40

  • Regular Season Lesson & Lift

    $370

    Includes lift access

    Add discounted Rentals $40

BEARS

  • BEARS SKI LESSONS

    (5-6 year olds) 5:1 Ratio

    Lesson times

    9am - 3pm

  • Early Season Lesson & Lift

    $105

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted Rentals $40

  • Regular Season Lesson Only

    $350

    Add a $20 ticket

    (free toddler ticket for under 5 yo)

    Add discounted Rentals $40

EAGLES

  • EAGLES SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

    (7-14 year olds)

    Lesson times

    9am - 3:15pm

  • Early Season Lesson & Lift

    $105

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted Rentals $40

  • Regular Season Lesson Only

    $275

    Add a $20 ticket

    Add discounted Rentals $40

Cubs Camp Nursery

Welcome! Is this your first time visiting the Telluride Ski Resort Cubs Camp nursery? We are very excited to meet you and spend time with your children!

The Cubs Camp Nursery Winter Operations

Ages 1 -4 years old
Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 4pm
Thanksgiving Day – April 5th, 2024

We offer full days or half days. Half days are available in the morning ONLY 8:30am-12:30pm (no afternoon half days).

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

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Cubs Camp Nursery Kids Playing Inside

Reservations

Reservations are required! We highly recommend making a reservation as soon as possible to guarantee a space for your stay this upcoming winter season. We have a max capacity. Please reserve online, email Nursery@Telski.com or give us a call at (970) 728-7531, we would be happy to assist you!

Telluride Ski Resort Cubs Camp Nursery does our best to accommodate all needs.

Cub and Toddler half days and Cub one hour lessons need to be booked via phone or email. Toddler and Cub Full days can be booked ONLINE.

We will hit our MAX CAPACITY on most days, especially around the holiday time periods. If your dates are NOT available online, then we have SOLD OUT on those dates. We DO NOT have a waitlist for this winter season. We do not operate Saturday or Sunday. Our online store will show our most up to date availability for all FULL day or HALF day products throughout the entire winter season! Thank you.

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Products

Telluride Ski Resort Cubs Camp Nursery offers full day child care (8:30am-4pm), morning child care (8:30am-12:30pm) and a one-hour private cub lesson (typically taught between the hours of 9am-12:30pm). The Cubs lesson can be paired with a full or half day of childcare, or the lesson alone. The Cubs lesson is reserved in addition to the childcare day.

Toddler Painting at Cubs Camp Nursery

Cubs Ski Lessons

2 ½ years old to 4 years old

Willing 2½ – 4-year old Cubs are welcomed to the slopes for an individual hour-long introductory lesson with passion and love of skiing through personalized instruction with one of our dedicated ski Cubs instructors. The Cubs lesson is intended to teach your child the fundamentals of skiing in small amounts of fun and exciting techniques which have them leave wanting to return and learn more. This is a perfect option for your child to get comfortable in ski gear, learn the basics of skiing and spend time playing on the slopes. Your child does not need to be potty trained to attend the cubs one-hour introductory lesson.

Toddler Care

1 year old to 4 years old

Our toddler program is perfect for children ages one year to four years old who are too little to hit the slopes, or those who need a break from the on-snow adventures. Your child will spend the day with one of our loving child care teachers who continuously provide a safe, fun-filled, stimulating environment. Our staff has the knowledge, background and training to provide an inclusive setting. At the Cubs Camp Nursery, your child will play the day away with age appropriate toys, unstructured free play and small group activities.

What You Need

  • Please provide your child with the following items; Diapers, wipes, and ONE personal item from home, such as a lovie.
  • Please label all items. Telluride Ski Resort Cubs Camp Nursery is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • We will provide regular snacks, water and a lunch daily. We are a peanut free facility.
  • Your child must have sunscreen on prior to his or her arrival if you choose for your child to participate in any outdoor adventures. (Weather and ability permitting.)

Cubs Camp Nursery FAQ

  • WHAT ARE YOUR DAYS/HOURS OF OPERATION?

    Telluride Ski Resort Cubs Camp Nursery operates Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm.

  • WHAT IS YOUR PRICING?

    2023/2024 Regular Season
    Toddler Full Day $295
    Toddler Half Day $190
    Cubs 1 day $370
    Cubs Half Day $295
    Cubs 1 hour $240

    2023/2024 Early Season
    Toddler Full Day $160
    Toddler Half Day $110
    Cubs 1 day $235
    Cubs Half Day $185
    Cubs 1 hour $160

  • WILL MY CHILD GO OUTSIDE?

    Outside of our cub program, it is unlikely that children will go outside in our winter season.

  • IS LUNCH PROVIDED?

    Yes, the Nursery will offer a well-balanced meal every day. We ask that parents please do not pack snacks/lunch unless otherwise discussed.

  • ARE SNACKS PROVIDED?

    Yes, snacks are provided regularly throughout the day. We ask that parents please do not pack snacks/lunch unless otherwise discussed.

  • IS THERE A NAP TIME?

    Yes. We do our best to maintain your child’s regular nap schedule.

  • DO YOU PROVIDE A NAP MAT/CRIB/BLANKET ETC?

    Yes! We have cribs and nap mats for each child daily. The linens are washed and the crib/nap mats are each sanitized daily.

  • CAN I ENTER YOUR FACILITY WITH MY CHILD?

    During operating hours, we do not allow anyone in our facility that is not an employee of the Telluride Ski Resort. In addition, each employee is required by the state of Colorado to have a CBI FBI background check and a child abuse neglect trails background check.

  • CAN I TOUR YOUR FACILITY?

    Absolutely! We would be more than happy to arrange a tour of our facility before or after our operating hours. (Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm.)

  • WHAT DO YOU DO IF MY CHILD GETS UPSET WHILE IN YOUR DAY CARE?

    First and foremost, if your child becomes upset, we will approach your child with patience, love and tender care. We will do our very best to comfort your child. If we need suggestions and guidance we will give you a call immediately. We can discuss the situation together to figure out the best plan moving forward for your child. Our goal is for your child to have a wonderful nursery experience. We understand this may be your child’s first time away from a loved one and adjusting may be difficult. After completing a nursery reservation with us we will be in touch with necessary paperwork for you to fill out. Here you will find a special care form that allows us to learn more about your child with specifics throughout the day. This may help us to comfort your child by learning more about them prior to their arrival. Furthermore, our staff has the experience to connect the specific needs of children who need extra attention to positively and successfully transition to our new surroundings. We have a few suggestions on handling separation anxiety in a daycare setting.
    1. Bring a familiar toy or security blanket.
    2. Arrange to visit our facility prior to your first day.
    3. Avoid letting this be your child’s first experience away from you. It is helpful if the child has learned to trust other adults (babysitters or caregivers.)
    4. Talk to your child about how much fun he or she will have in the Nursery before your arrival.
    5. Tell your child where you will be and when you will return.
    Two great book recommendations for this topic are Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Misses Mama or Audrey Penn’s The Kissing Hand. We have both these books in our nursery library and will be happy to read to your child upon arrival with your suggestion.

  • DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE POTTY TRAINED FOR THE TODDLER PROGRAM OR THE CUBS PROGRAM?

    No.

  • WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY RESERVATION?

    The nursery needs to be notified by phone or e-mail within 72 hours of your reservation in order to receive a full refund. After that, a$45 cancellation fee will be charged.
    (970) 728-7531 or Nursery@Telski.com

  • WHAT IS YOUR SICK POLICY?

    Telluride Ski & Golf, LLC (TSG) reserves the right to limit enrollment or refuse admittance to any child who, in TSG’s sole discretion, does not fit into the program due to load limitations, age, adaptability, separation anxiety, causing harm to others, or illness. Any child showing symptoms of COVID -19 or any illness, including the common cold, WILL NOT be accepted into our program until we discuss the proper protocol depending upon the symptom. We will be doing symptom checks on ALL children throughout the day and will notify the parents immediately if any symptoms arise. If, during the day your child shows any symptoms of COVID -19 or ANY illness, they will no longer be allowed in our care and will need to be picked up immediately. We will contact the parents first and then the authorized adult contact. Your child will be isolated from the group and placed in a safe location until a family member arrives to pick up your child.

    By the State of Colorado rules and regulations for our program we are required to send children home whom show ANY sign of illness. In order to operate to the best of our ability it is important that our staff and the children in our care remain healthy. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. We see children from all over the world, your understanding and our policies allows us to protect EVERYONE and to provide the best level of quality care. Thank you for understanding.

    POLICY for ANY CHILD SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:
    Your child cannot return to our program until they have been isolated for 5 days, are symptom free for 24 consecutive hours without the help of fever reducing medication and receive a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken on day 3 and day 5 from the onset of symptoms. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter! There are no exceptions!

    POLICY FOR ALL OTHER ILLNESSES
    We will provide you with the proper protocol depending upon the symptom and after we have ruled out COVID-19. The protocol will likely be that your child cannot return to our program for at least 48 hours. Your child will then need to be symptom free for 24 consecutive hours without the use of fever reducing medication or medication of any kind prior to returning to our care.

    POLICY FOR SICK CHILDREN
    In the event that your child is sick, you must notify Cubs Camp at The Nursery no later than 7:45 a.m. on the day of your reservation. After that time, you will be charged for the space we have reserved for you. Children whom develop symptoms in our care or whom are brought into our care sick will be sent home with NO refund.

    POLICY FOR MEDICATION
    In the event that your child has an emergency medication that needs to be administered, the following must be provided: original container for the medication with the label’s instructions, the doctor’s orders as well as written parental consent. Only emergency medications will be administered. Our Staff that administer medications are qualified in accordance with Colorado State Law. We CANNOT give your child over the counter medication, even for teething

    If you are concerned your child is showing any symptom(s) of COVID-19, the common cold, or ANY illness, we recommend CANCELLING your reservation ASAP and you will receive a full refund for your entire reservation!

    Otherwise your child will be sent home with NO REFUND!

    Please note that the above policies are also followed by our staff to ensure we all stay healthy and can operate in the best manner possible. Sickness in staff may affect our daily operations!

  • WILL MY CHILDREN BE IN THE SAME PROGRAM INSIDE THE NURSERY?

    Absolutely!

  • WHAT KIND OF TOYS/ACTIVITIES WILL MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IN?

    In our nursery we have age appropriate toys for the group we accept. We believe that play is a vital part of your child’s fine and gross motor skill development. Our staff will encourage movement to help develop these skills. Your child may also participate in story time, arts and crafts, pretend play and much more! Inside our nursery your child will find, play cars, a large play cabin, multiple kitchen sets, a small jungle gym, puzzles, books, building blocks, mazes and much more!

  • IS YOUR STAFF CPR CERTIFIED?

    YES! At least one individual working daily has CPR/AED certification.

  • CAN YOU ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS TO MY CHILD?

    YES! At least one individual working daily has Medical Administration training.

  • What is the nursery’s address?

    Our address is:

    697 Mountain Village Boulevard

    Mountain Village CO, 81435

Telluride Adaptive Sports

Telluride Adaptive Sports Program is a non-profit organization that offers winter and summer outdoor activities for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities who need adaptive equipment and instruction.

In addition to guided activities, ski buddy services, and adaptive equipment rentals, the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program offers a wide range of specialty camps and programs for all ages.

Reservations can be made by phone at (970) 728-5010 or email at TASP@TellurideAdaptiveSports.org.

Visit tellurideadaptivesports.org for more information.

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First Time Skiers & Snowboarders

Trying a new sport can be daunting, regardless of if you are six years old, 36 or 66. We put together a list of frequently asked questions from first timers to help you get from your accommodations to the slopes with as little anxiety as possible. Of course, if you have questions that we haven’t answered, our staff is here to help you. Give us a call at 970-728-7414.

Ski School Family

First Time Skier FAQs

  • HOW DO I GET STARTED?

    You’ve booked a trip to Telluride, so you’ve taken the first step. The next step is to book your lessons, lift access and gear, there is a limited availably this season, book your lessons before you arrive to ensure availability. All of the information you need to have an enjoyable time on the slopes is below, from what we recommend you wear to where you need to go.

  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

    While Colorado sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the weather can change in an instant. It’s important to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. Our strongest advice is to dress in layers so you can add or remove them as needed throughout the day. We also recommend wearing:

    • Absorbent socks in wool or other material that is not cotton – You may be tempted to wear two pairs of socks but we discourage this as the socks can cause your feet to hurt if they bunch up in your boots.
    • Insulated, water-resistant gloves or mittens should always be worn, even on warmer days. Avoid wearing knit gloves or mittens as they will get wet and not keep your hands warm.
    • A warm hat, or even better, a helmet. A helmet will keep your head warm and protect you. We have helmets available for rent if you do not own one.
    • A water-resistant jacket with a high collar.
    • Water-resistant ski pants or snow bibs to stay warm and dry.
    • Goggles or sunglasses – at high elevation, the sun is extremely strong, and its reflection off of the snow can do damage to your eyes. Protect them from the sun’s rays and other elements with a good pair of goggles and sunglasses.
  • SHOULD I TAKE A LESSON?

    We encourage all new skiers and snowboarders to take a lesson. You’ll learn all the basic skills you need to hit the slopes and will eliminate some of the frustration that could take the fun out of this new activity. We see skiing and snowboarding as a lifetime sport, and receiving instruction from a professional helps you get off on the right foot so you are set up for years of enjoyment ahead of you.

  • WHAT KIND OF LESSON SHOULD I TAKE?

    The Telluride Ski & Snowboard School offers a variety of lessons for all ages and abilities. Ask yourself, are you more comfortable learning in a one on one environment, or would you prefer to be with peers of the same ability? We offer group and private lessons for adults and children and specialty lessons such as our “All-Day Beginner Experience” program for adults just starting out in the sport. Call our Ski School, (970) 728-7414 , to speak with a representative who can help determine the best lesson for you.

  • MY KIDS WANT TO LEARN TO SKI, ARE THERE OPTIONS FOR THEM?

    Our Ski & Snowboard School has a variety of options for children starting at age 2½ and up. We break our children’s lessons into various age groups, including Cubs (ages 2½ – 4), Otters (ages 3 – 4), Bears (ages 5 – 6) and Eagles (ages 7 – 14). Lessons for ages 3-14 years old take place from 9am-3:30pm daily. You can bundle your lesson with a lift ticket and gear rental for ease. The Cubs ski lesson program even includes rentals. Visit our Children’s Lessons page for more information and rates.

  • HOW MUCH WILL A LESSON COST?

    Taking a lesson from one of the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School instructors can be one of the best investments you can make when you’re learning to ski. Check our online store for more information on the various lessons and relative costs.

  • I DON’T HAVE SKIS OR A SNOWBOARD, WHERE CAN I GET MY EQUIPMENT?

    You can rent everything you need with our local outfitter, Telluride Sports. Their on-site experts will make sure you are set up with everything you need for a successful day on the slopes. When booking your lessons through the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School, you can also include rentals in your package. Our Children’s Rentals can provide your child Ages 3-14 with a helmet, boots, skis and poles if needed.

    We advise redeeming any rental equipment the day prior to your lesson. Rental equipment processes are experiencing longer wait times due to physical distancing measures. Waiting until the day-of to procure lift tickets and/or rental equipment may result in a delayed start to your lesson.

  • DO I NEED A LIFT TICKET?

    Lift tickets are required to access any area of the ski resort, including the magic carpet learning areas.

  • WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET TO THE MOUNTAIN?

    If you plan on picking up rental equipment immediately prior to your lesson, please arrive at the rental shop you booked with 1 hour prior to the check in time for your lesson.

  • WHERE DO I GO FOR MY SKI LESSON?

    Please visit the following link to view a map of the various lesson check-in locations. All check-in locations are in close proximity to the Mountain Village pedestrian core.

     

    2023/2024 Winter Telluride Ski School Meeting Map

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  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

    You should expect to learn the sport in a safe and encouraging environment with a good possibility of falling in love with the sport and meeting some great new friends as well. All of our lessons are based on the Professional Ski Instructors of America teaching model and the American Teaching System. What does this mean for you? It means that our instructors are focused on the guest (that’s you!) and constantly modifying their lesson plan to best meet your needs. Lessons start with a thorough equipment check to ensure proper fit and understanding on flat terrain and progress slowly, introducing new tasks and terrain only when you are comfortable and ready.

  • IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD DO?

    Remember, even though it’s cold out, you are getting a good workout and are using different muscles than you would if hiking, running or biking, so you’re expending more energy than you think you are. Take frequent breaks and don’t forget to eat and drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up. But maybe most importantly, HAVE FUN!

Meet a few of our highly qualified instructors.