Alta ski instructor instructs a group of beginner skiers at Alta Ski Area

Learn-To-Ski
Class Lessons

Beginner Class Lessons are currently unavailable for the 2020-21 season. Please consider a Private Lesson from the Alf Engen Ski School.

Private Lessons

Currently Unavailable for the 2020-21 season.

Learn the skills to have fun skiing the Green Easier slopes at Alta with control and confidence.

Maximum of 7 skiers per group. We do not accept reservations for Adult Class Lessons.

Please arrive at the Albion Base at 1:20 PM to meet your instructor and your new skiing friends joining you for the lesson.

Choose Your Skill Level:

Skill Class 1

  • Have fun learning how to glide, change direction and use surface tows and a conveyor lift.
  • Lift use is complimentary during Skill Class 1.
  • The average adult takes one or two Skill Class 1 sessions before moving on to Skill Class 2.

Skill Class 2

  • Develop your control and confidence with turns for speed control and maneuverability. Ride a chairlift! Lift use is complimentary during Skill Class 2.
  • The average adult takes one or two Skill Class 2 sessions before moving on to Skill Class 3.

Skill Class 3

  • Take your turning skills up the mountain to access the Green Runs in the beautiful Albion Basin. This phase of learning to ski can be incredibly exciting as you relax, experience the sensations of rhythm and move about much more freely on your skis. Careful, after Skill Class 3 you will identify yourself as an Alta skier!
  • Purchase or possession of a Beginner Area Lift Ticket is required for Skill Class 3.
  • The average adult takes two or three Skill Class 3 sessions before moving on to Intermediate Skiing in Skill Zone 4.

Skill Class 4

  • Leave the wedge turn behind and practice parallel turning while building the skills and confidence to enjoy skiing some Blue More Difficult slopes.
  • Purchase or possession of an Alta All Area Lift Ticket is required for Skill Class 4.
  • The average adult takes two to four Skill Class 4 Lessons plus independent practice before moving into Skill Zone 5.

BEGINNER & NOVICE PRIVATE LESSONS

Feel like you might be able to move along faster than most beginning skiers due to prior athletic experience? Or feel like you might want an easier going personal approach? Beginner and Novice Private Lessons are catered and paced to your capabilities, physical fitness and confidence level.

Call or email the Alf Engen Ski School at 801.799.2271 or skischool@alta.com for more info and to reserve your Beginner Private Lesson.

Book a Private Lesson