Category Archives: Ski & Snowboard Schools

Torin Yater-Wallace X Games

On February 6, competition kicks off for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and joining the U.S. Olympic Team will be four local residents of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. To celebrate their massive achievement — and to wish them well in going for gold — Aspen/Snowmass will be holding a ceremony […]


Aspen & Snowmass on a Budget (Winter Edition)

Ice skating at SK8 rink in Aspen, CO

Known for their cosmopolitan vibe in the laid-back setting of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village have long been synonymous with blending the best of both worlds. Because of this, it is also easy to stretch your dollar and find plenty of fun, engaging and enriching things to do on a […]


How to Ski Snowmass on a Powder Day


Many skiers are familiar with Snowmass’ perfectly pitched intermediate groomers; fewer know the resort’s nooks and crannies that harbor fresh snow days after a storm. Blame its behemoth size. With 4,406 vertical feet, 3,132 acres of terrain, 91 runs and 21 chairlifts, Snowmass takes time to explore. But who has time on a powder day? […]


Packing & Travel Tips for a Family Ski/Snowboard Vacation


Learning from trial and error, my motto is K.I.S. (Keep It Simple).  After travelling between hemispheres seeking the endless winter as a youth and experiencing the many (mis)adventures of family ski vacations, I have learned to travel as light as possible.  Here are a few tips designed to ease travel anxiety and promote a care-free […]


Tips to Consider Before Your Day of Skiing or Riding

Skiing a groomer at Aspen/Snowmass

Scratching your head with an empty suitcase in front of you? Trying to compile a checklist of things to take care of before you hit the slopes? No worries. Whether your new to the sports of skiing and snowboarding or just need a refresher before you arrive, this essential guide will prep you for your […]


Tips for Making Sure Your Ski Boots Fit Right


They’re your most important piece of ski equipment, yet for many people, ski boots are a mystery. Because your footwear has so much to do with performance (the pressure your booted foot exerts controls the skis), it’s important to choose ski boots that fits properly — and be committed to a refinement process so they […]


Why Go with a Certified Pro?

A group at the top of Buttermilk

Most people don’t realize that their ski or snowboard instructor is not just someone who is good at the sport, but a master of their trade. So when you take a lesson with a certified Pro, you’re getting far more than just a few casual tips.


Top Beginner Tips for Riding the Chairlift

Loading A Chairlift

Modern skiing would be nowhere without the chairlift. But if you’ve never ridden one, getting on and off can seem intimidating. With the help of your instructor and the lift attendant, you’ll master the chairlift in no time. Here are a few tips on what to expect:

kids enjoying Aspen/Snowmass

Unlike gymnastics, basketball or other after-school sports, skiing is an all-day commitment for your child. Skiing also requires more equipment than most sports. Luckily, the ski/snowboard instructors at Aspen-Snowmass provide a unique blend of athletic coach, mentor and caregiver. Their world-class expertise and guidance will help your child attain his or her individual goals.