Kids Class Lessons FAQs
We accept children ages 4 to 12 years in group lessons. For advanced and expert-level children’s lessons, 7 years or older is recommended. During some holidays we offer a Teen Camp for advanced and expert-level skiers ages 13 to 17 years.
Please call our Ski School Office at 801.799.2271 to discuss Private Lesson options.
Reservations are highly recommended. All-day lessons are reserved online until midnight before the lesson day. Walk-ins are subject to capacity.
Afternoon half-day lessons for levels 1-5 will begin January 8th and are reserved online, Monday–Friday.
Group lessons do sell out, especially during weekends and holiday periods. Reservation capacity is adjusted on an ongoing basis. While there is no guarantee, we advise that you check back periodically to see if your desired reservation date has re-opened.
Ski equipment is not included with the purchase of a ski lesson. Rentals are available from Alta Ski Shop, as well as a selection of gear for purchase.
The lift ticket is not included with the purchase of a ski lesson. Lift tickets are available online or may be purchased in person at the Ski School Office or any of Alta’s Ticket Offices or through a participating lodge.
Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert classes require that your child has a lift ticket or season pass.
Children participating in First-Time and Beginner classes do not need a lift ticket for their lesson.
Helmets are not currently required. Ski helmets are available for rent at the Alta Ski Shop.
Yes, if you are driving and your lesson is on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or during any holiday. Parking reservations are available at AltaParking.com.
Other transportation options include the UTA Ski Bus or a lodge shuttle service.
Plan on arriving at least 30 minutes early for check-in and registration. Head to Alta’s Albion base area (second entrance) and enter the Ski School Ticket Office (parking lot level) or the Ski Adventure Center (snow level). Advanced or Expert skiers and Teen Camp participants may go directly to the Explorer Hut (adjacent to the Ski Adventure Center).
Please have your reservation confirmation code available (printed or on your phone) to expedite the process.
Check-in for all Ski Adventure lessons begins at 8:30am—complimentary care is provided before the lesson begins. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the lesson starts and pick up your child promptly after the lesson ends.
First Time through Intermediate lessons begin at 10am and finish at 3:15pm.
Advanced and Expert lessons and Teen Camp begin at 9:30am and finish at 3:45pm.
Once the groups are on the slopes, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals, even with a reservation. Plan on extra time if you need to navigate ski rentals, canyon traffic, parking and crowds on weekends and holidays.
We do not offer a morning half-day option. Afternoon lessons will begin January 8th, 2024 for levels 1–5, and are reservable online. Reservations are highly recommended. Afternoon lesson availability is subject to capacity. We may not be able to accommodate your child without a reservation.
Changes or cancellations can be made online. To receive a full refund, changes and cancellations must be completed by midnight before your reserved lesson date. Any cancellation initiated after that time will not be eligible for a refund or credit. No-shows are not eligible for any refund or credit.
All-day lessons include lunch service.
Please be sure to discuss any food allergies or dietary requirements when you register your child.
First-Time, Beginner and Advanced-Beginner classes: During check-in, you will place a lunch order from a menu of kid-friendly choices, including vegetarian, vegan, and Kosher options. Gluten-free bread and bun options are available upon request. We cannot guarantee items will not have cross-contamination. Off-menu items may be available in certain circumstances; please discuss requests with your child’s instructor. Lunch is served in the Ski Adventure Center at noon.
Intermediate, Advanced and Expert classes and Teen Camp: These classes eat at one of Alta’s restaurants—Albion Grill, Alf’s Restaurant or Watson Shelter. Your child will order for themselves, with guidance from the instructor.
Animal crackers and hot cocoa may be provided during the lesson at the discretion of the instructor. If your child has dietary restrictions, you are encouraged to bring an appropriate snack and/or hot beverage.