Children's Lessons


Children's Lessons

Year after year, children return to create and renew friendships with other students and instructors.

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The goal of our certified staff is to give your children a great ski school experience and create family lifelong memories of skiing together at Alta. The Ski Adventures and Mountain Explorers programs offer skillful instruction for children of all abilities. We can help the newest skier feel comfortable both on and off the snow or take the young expert to Alta's challenging powder stashes.

Beginner Ski Adventures

Ages 412 | Introduction to skiing

instructor helping a toddler ski through a hoop

From first-time skiers to skiers learning how to ski consistent wedge turns and speed control on the easiest green slopes.

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Advanced Beginner--Intermediate

Ages 4--12. Green and Blue terrain

Have fun practicing parallel turns and skills to ski green and blue terrain with confidence.

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Advanced Mountain Explorers

Ages 714 | Ski blue and black terrain

A great way to learn more advanced skills necessary for skiing the whole mountain.

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Teen Camp

For teens age 13-17
Christmas Holiday & President's Week

teen skiing in deep powder

Designed to bring teen skiers together to explore the expert terrain of Alta and its awesome snow conditions.

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Children's Skill Level Descriptions


Ski Adventure

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 Level 1 First time on skis. Learn to move and glide with a relaxed stance on the flats and easiest green slopes. (Indoors and the beginner teaching area)
 Level 2 Develop consistent wedge turns and speed control on the easiest green slopes. (Beginner teaching area)
 Level 3 Ride the lift to gain mileage and confidence with wedge turns on easier green slopes.
 Level 4 Work on a comfortable wedge turn with more speed, rhythm and flow on all green runs with a parallel stance at the completion of the turn.
 Level 5  Focus on parallel turns on green and the easiest blue runs.


 Mountain Explorers

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Level 6 Maintain a parallel stance and develop a variety of turn sizes and control on blue slopes.
Level 7 Intro to off-trail (small moguls, shallow powder). Work on maintaining a centered stance on all blue and moderate black runs.
Level 8 Develop more confidence and the appropriate blend of skills to ski more challenging terrain. Ski bigger bumps, steeper runs and deeper powder on black diamond runs. Hike and traverse to explore Alta's upper mountain stashes.
Level 9 Use dynamic off-trail skills to creatively ski everything that the mountain has to offer.

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