SKI SCHOOL

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SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL

Advance purchase is required. Please book online or contact ski school for more information: (970) 728-7414 or lessons@Telski.com.

Children’s Group Lessons

For the 2020-21 Winter, we are focused on creating great experiences for our children while maintaining a safe and healthy environment during the global pandemic. To this end, as a parent you can expect:

Small Group Lessons

  • Max 2 for Otters and Bears (Maximum 2 children per instructor)
  • Max 4 for Eagles (Maximum 4 children per instructor)

Half Day Lessons Only

  • All age groups will meet and stay outside for the lesson and will avoid crowded indoor spaces
  • No lunch offering for this season
  • Morning and Afternoon lessons will be available

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  • Advance reservations will be required; due to small group sizes, limited inventory will be available.
  • All ski & snowboard school guests and instructors will be required to adhere to the 5 Commitments of Containment
  • Daily Heath Screenings will be required for all ski & snowboard school guests and staff

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OTTERS

  • OTTERS SKI LESSONS
    (3-4 year olds)

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    Morning Max 2 Lesson:
    8:45am-9am Check-in
    11:45am-noon Pick-up


    Afternoon Max 2 Lesson:
    12:45pm-1pm Check-in
    3:45pm-4pm Pick-up

     

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    Lesson & Lift Package
    $240


    Rental Equipment
    (skis, boots, helmet)
    $36

     

BEARS

  • BEARS SKI &
    SNOWBOARD LESSONS
    (5-6 year olds)

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    Morning Max 2 Lesson:
    8:45am-9am Check-in
    11:45am-noon Pick-up


    Afternoon Max 2 Lesson:
    12:45pm-1pm Check-in
    3:45pm-4pm Pick-up

     

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    Lesson & Lift Package
    $240



    Lesson Only
    $220



    Rental Equipment
    (skis, boots, helmet)
    $36

     

EAGLES

  • EAGLES SKI &
    SNOWBOARD LESSONS
    (7-14 year olds)

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    Morning Max 4 Lesson:
    8:45am-9am Check-in
    11:45am-noon Pick-up


    Afternoon Max 4 Lesson:
    12:45pm-1pm Check-in
    3:45pm-4pm Pick-up

     

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    Lesson & Lift Package
    $240



    Lesson Only
    $220



    Rental Equipment
    (skis, boots, helmet)
    $36

     

Adult Group Lessons

Spend the morning or the afternoon with a snow pro to learn the sport or advance your skills. You may purchase the lesson only, or build a lesson package that includes lift access and rental equipment.

For the 2020-21 Winter, we are focused on creating great experiences for our guests while maintaining a safe and healthy environment during the global pandemic. To this end, as a ski and snowboard school guest you can expect:

Small Group Lessons

  • Max 4 (Maximum 4 guests per instructor)

Half Day Lessons Only

  • Guests will meet and stay outside for the lesson and will avoid crowded indoor spaces
  • Morning and Afternoon lessons will be available

View More Details

  • Advance reservations will be required; due to small group sizes, limited inventory will be available.
  • All ski & snowboard school guests and instructors will be required to adhere to the 5 Commitments of Containment
  • Daily Heath Screenings will be required for all ski & snowboard school guests and staff

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MORNING MAX 4

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    Morning Max 4 Lesson:
    9am-9:15am Check-in
    12 noon Lesson Wrap-up

     

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    Lesson, Lift & Rental Package
    $225



    Lesson & Lift Package
    $180



    Lesson Only
    $160

     

AFTERNOON MAX 4

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    Afternoon Max 4 Lesson:
    1pm-1:15pm Check-in
    4pm Lesson Wrap-up

     

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    Lesson, Lift & Rental Package
    $225



    Lesson & Lift Package
    $180



    Lesson Only
    $160

     

Private Lessons

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 4 Students per Instructor

Have friends or family of the same ability level? With up to 4 students per instructor our professional staff can accommodate a group of friends or family members.

Private instruction is available in skiing, snowboarding, and telemark.

For the 2020-21 Winter, we are focused on creating great experiences for our ski & snowboard school guests while maintaining a safe and healthy environment during the global pandemic. To this end, as a guest you can expect:

  • Full Day products include up to 6 hours of instruction. This allows the instructor and guest to plan for time apart during the lunch hour.
  • Advance reservations will be required
  • Due to high demand, Private Lessons are currently only available for skiers/riders age 7+
  • All ski & snowboard school guests and instructors will be required to adhere to the 5 Commitments of Containment
  • Daily Health Screenings will be required for all ski & snowboard school guests and staff
PRIVATE LESSON PRICE
Full Day (9am-4pm) $910
AM Half Day (9am-noon) $620
PM Half Day (1pm-4pm) $500

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

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 Operations

Ages 1 -4 years old

Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 4pm

Thanksgiving Day – April 2, 2021

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.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE NURSERY

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.

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.)

TODDLER ONE DAY

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    TODDLER ONE DAY
    8:30am-4pm

     

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    $250

     

CUBS ONE DAY

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    CUBS ONE DAY
    8:30am-4pm

     

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    $325

     

CUBS HALF DAY

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    CUBS HALF DAY
    (Morning Only)
    8:30am-12:30pm

     

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    $250

     

CUBS ONE HOUR

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    CUBS ONE HOUR
    (Typically between
    9am & 12:30pm)

     

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    $195

     

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?

    Toddler one day $250
    Cubs one day $325
    Cubs one hour $195
    Cubs half day $250

  • WILL MY CHILD GO OUTSIDE?

    We have every intention of getting outside daily, we will do so when staffing, ability and weather permits.

  • 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 48 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 Resort Cubs Camp Nursery reserves the right to limit enrollment or refuse admittance to any child who, in TSGs sole discretion, does not fit into the program due to load limitations, age, adaptability or illness. Any child showing a sign of illness, including the common cold, WILL NOT be accepted into the program until the symptoms have subsided. Your child needs to be symptom free for 24 hours prior to attending our program.

  • 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.

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.

ADAPTIVE SEASON PASS INFO AND APPLICATION »

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) 239-7061.

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?

    COVID protocol: Face mask will be required in lift lines and in any indoor spaces.

    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 “Never Ever Beginners” 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 are 3 hours long, your child can participate in a morning lesson and/or an afternoon lesson. 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.

  • 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?

    All Group Lessons (both children’s and adults) meet around the core of Mountain Village. We have specific meeting locations based on the age of your child and/or ability level. Please follow this link for a map of Mountain Village that identifies the meeting location of your specific lesson.

    Lesson Check-In 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.