When to Arrive & Where to Go:
If anyone in your group needs lessons, please come directly upstairs to the Ski and Ride School. We offer some great discounted lift, lesson and rental packages. We can also sell lift tickets and rentals for family members who are not in Ski and Ride School. Our office opens around 8:15 am.
Weekends & holidays – Please plan to arrive about 90 minutes before the start of your lesson. It always seems to take longer than you think it will to get everyone situated. We want to help you avoid the frustration of racing to get to your lesson on time.
Mid-week – Please plan to arrive about 60 minutes before the start of your lesson.
Group lessons start promptly at 10am and 1pm. Registration cut-off times are about 15 minutes before lesson time. This allows time to get down to the teaching area. If you need rental equipment that takes even longer — it can take up to half an hour or more to get everything properly fitted and arranged.
Leaving home early will allow you time to deal with traffic, inclement weather, and winter driving conditions.Remember that once you arrive, you will need to allot time to gear up before coming to see us at the Ski & Ride School office, then head to Rentals, and finally head outside to the Teaching area for classes.
What You Should Wear While Skiing and Snowboarding:
Eyewear: Eye protection is crucial to good visibility and safety, which is critical when skiing. Goggles are best because they protect the eyes from the elements of winter – sun, wind, and blowing snow. Sunglasses are better suited for milder weather and sunny days. We absolutely require minors to have and wear eye protection.
Clothing appropriate for the mountains will help insure that you will enjoy your skiing or snowboarding experience. Keep your body warm by dressing in layers that will allow you to customize according to the weather and temperature.
Base Layer: Polypropylene is most effective for maintaining body heat and drawing moisture away from the body. Conventional long underwear also works, but AVOID COTTON! When it gets wet, it stays wet and you WILL get cold!
Insulating Layer: Fleece works great! Wool is also good. Down and synthetic down insulating layers also work quite well. AVOID COTTON!
Outer Layer: Waterproof breathable ski or snowboard coats and pants are recommended! Insulated coats like Down or Synthetic Down also work well. NO BLUE JEANS! AVOID COTTON!
Socks: One pair of thin wool or polypropylene socks is all you need. More doesn’t add warmth but does increase wrinkles, and that can mean blisters and lack of circulation which can make you feet cold! You may want to bring a spare pair for when you are done skiing.
Hats/Helmets: Fleece and wool are recommended. A thin balaclava works great underneath a helmet. Helmets should fit snug but not be too loose or too tight. AVOID COTTON!
Face: Your cheeks, nose, and mouth can be protected with a neck gaiter, scarf, face mask, or balaclava. AVOID COTTON!
Gloves: Hands are usually the first part of the body to get cold. Waterproof gloves or mittens are essential for keeping your hands warm and dry. Mittens are warmer, and gloves are more versatile. A loose fit allows for good circulation. NO COTTON!
Sunscreen: Always wear sunscreen and lip protection of SPF 15 or more when skiing, even if it’s cloudy.