FAQ's

  • You do not need reservations for our regular daily group lessons for children or adults. Just be at the school and ready on time and you are guaranteed a place in the class. We have plenty of staff available to accommodate everyone.

  • We recommend you call a head for private lessons. That way you are guaranteed the class time that you would like. We do take walk-in private reservations, but we would fit you into the time slots available for that day.

  • It is best to call and give us 24 hour advance notice to assure the time and day that fits your schedule.

  • We start teaching either skiing or snowboarding at 4 years old in group lessons. Your child must be at least 4 years old to be in the class.

  • This year we have a NEW 3 year old ski only class. It is by reservation only. There are 3 or less children in the class. The class time is at 10:45 and lasts 1 ½ hours.

  • We also offer either a Private Ski/Board Lesson or a Parent/Child Private Ski/Board Lesson.

    With the Parent/Child class, the parent needs to be an intermediate skier or boarder. The instructor works with the child for the first half of the lesson as the parent goes along and watches.The second half of the lesson, the instructor teaches the parent do the hands-on techniques to assist in the child's learning.

  • YES.

    If your child is 4-7 years old and taking a lesson, their Child Freebie lift tickets will print out free with the lesson ticket.For those that are 8-12 will receive a Leaner lift ticket with their lesson. It is good for the Explorer and Majestic chairlifts.If they want to upgrade their lift ticket to an all area ticket, it is just an additional $20

  • Yes, everyone must wear a lift ticket. For ages 10 and under they will need a Child Freebie lift ticket.  *Two children 10 & under per paying adult.

  • Adults can get the Intro package or the Works packages which includes: rentals for the day, lift tickets for the day and a 2 hour group lesson.

    • For children ages 4-12, the rentals are an additional $15.
    • Children's rentals are $20 if they are not in a lesson.
  • Adults can get the Intro package or the Works packages which includes: rentals for the day, lift tickets for the day and a 2 hour group lesson.

    • For children ages 4-12, the rentals are an additional $15.
    • Children's rentals are $20 if they are not in a lesson.
  • Go directly to the Rental Shop on the 2nd floor of the Brighton Center.

    They will sell you rentals, lessons, and lift tickets.They can also sell lift tickets for those not taking lessons. One-stop shopping at the Rental Shop.

  • Head straight to the Snow Sports School!  Go to the 3rd floor of the Brighton Center and out onto the snow, then you will see the Sliding Academy doors.

    Come on in and we can help you with lessons and lift tickets.

  • When you get to the school, the instructors will quiz you or your child to see if you have skied or snowboarded before and what type of runs you have been on.

    They will make sure everyone is in the right class according to ability. Class levels range from "1st Timers" through Advanced Black Diamond classes.

  • You can only be in a class with your children if you take a private lesson.

    We separate the classes into age and ability groups. Ages 4-7, 8-12, 13-Adult. We find that children and adults learn very differently.However, you more than likely will be learning in the same area.

  • We prefer that the parents go off and have their own fun while their kids are in lessons. This way your children are not distracted from learning.

    The little ones tend to behave differently when they see their parents.It would be okay to go watch them toward the very end of the lesson, but don't interfere with the lesson.

  • Boarders and skiers are never in the same class. They are two different sports.

  • All children's group lessons are 2 hours long. Adult lessons are 2 hours if there are 2 or more in the class.

    If there is just one student in the adult lesson, it goes for 1 hour (it is like a private lesson for the cost of a group lesson!)

  • In the 4-7 year old ski class there are never more than 6 students.

    In the 4-7 year old snowboarders class there are never more than 4 students. We also send out assistants to help the instructors if the 4-7 year old classes are full.For those 8 years to Adult, there are never more than 8 students in a class. We just add more instructors to make new classes for all ages.

  • Yes, we have ski and snowboard lessons for all skill levels on Thursday nights.

    The lessons start at 6:00 p.m., so you need to be in front of the school by 5:50. Ages 8 to Adult.You can buy your lessons at the Ticket Window in the parking lot or at the Rental shop.The School does not sell night lesson tickets.If you are renting from us for night lessons, go to the rental shop at least 45 minutes before the lesson starts. You can buy the lesson/lift ticket at the rental shop.

  • Yes, we now have a Magic Carpet. There is not a special lift ticket just for the Magic Carpet, but you do need to buy either a Learner lift ticket or an Area Day lift ticket, or have a Child Freebie to ride the carpet.

    Everyone must have a lift ticket at Brighton.Hours of operation of the Magic Carpet vary from day to day.