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Sun Valley SnowSports School instructors know how to instill a love for the sport while helping you focusing on learning specific techniques and honing your skills.  Whether this is your first time on skis or you have skied for years, everyone can benefit from the guidance of a professional ski instructor.  

The Two Mountains:

Dollar Mountain offers wide open runs with gentle slopes of variable difficulty. The Smart-Piste™, Terrain-that-Teaches™ learning system, adventure areas, and the terrain park offer the perfect place to start out or advance your skills to the next level.  Starting on the Magic Carpet, brand new skiers as young as 3 years old can learn to ski in a fun and supportive class. 

Bald Mountain is perfect for more advanced skiers offering uncrowded slopes, short lift lines and miles of off-piste terrain.  Runs at Bald Mountain are for skiers from intermediate to expert level.

Group Lessons for Kids:

KinderCubs - Daycare with an introduction to skiing for 3 year old and can be a half or full day, includes lunch, lift ticket, rental skis and a helmet.

Dollar Cubs Ski Camp - 4 to 5 year old full day camp includes lift ticket and lunch.  

Dollar Bears Ski & Snowboard Camp - 6 to 12 years old (7 and up for snowboard) full day camp includes lunch.

Dollar Challenge - 13 to 17 year old at the novice and lower intermediate level  full day group lessons with discount lift tickets available.

Baldy Adventure ski and snowboard camp - 6 to 12 year old intermediate to expert skiers and boarders full day group instruction with lunch included

Baldy Challenge - 13 to 17 year old at intermediate to advanced level skiers and boarders full day group lessons with discounted lift ticket available. 

Group Lessons for Adults:

SunStart Group - This two hour introductory class for beginners and is a great way to make new friends and improve your skiing or snowboarding on the gentle terrain of Dollar Mountain. 

Fun In The Sun - morning or afternoon classes to build confidence and learn tools to improve your skiing. Discounted lift tickets available. 

Baldy Classic Group Lessons - Take your skiing or riding to the next level on the more challenging terrain of Bald Mountain. Discounted lift tickets available.

 Elevate - Explore more of Baldy while improving your skills. Discounted lift tickets available.

Private Lessons:

One-on-one with an instructor is the fastest way to up your game.  Lessons are offered for either half day or full day. Other private lessons offered are family lessons, tiny tracks with children as young as two years old, early ups to be the first to ski on the fresh tracks, or Ski with a Sun Valley Legend such as Olympic competition athlete. 

Specialty Programs For Kids:

Non-competitive ski and snowboard clinics.  

Free Ride - 6 to 17 years old meets for 12 Saturdays

Free Ride Adventure - 6 to 17 years old a shorter session of 3 weekends Saturday and Sunday

Free Ride All Mountain - High School Students Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday for a 3 week sessions

Spuds Alpine & Snowboard - Beginners ages 5 to 12  Sat & Sunday half days for three weeks

Little Spuds - 3 to 5 years old Tuesdays & Wednesdays for three weeks

Specialty Programs for Adults:

Mountain Masters - All mountain skiing and race training for one week or six weeks

Divas - Women-only group lessons once a week for eight weeks

Women's Only Weekend - two days of instructions and small group learning plus Après Ski 

Masters Race - Ten weeks of race specific training

ARCS - Eight week program or single day for upper level skiers

Adaptive Lessons:

Teaming with Higher Ground to provide ski lessons to people with different abilities. Using special equipment such as Mono-skis, Bi-skis, stand up outriggers, sliders, sno-wing, and visually impaired guide bibs, skiing can be fun for absolutely anyone who wants to give it a try. Half day and full day available.