Pre-Arrival Lesson Information

Reservation/General Information


Kids Camp Lesson Information
We highly recommend arriving at least forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your lesson.

 You are required to check-in at the Navajo Lodge, Kids Camp Will Call by 10:00 AM MST or your reservation WILL BE FORFEITED.

Tardiness will result in your lesson being FORFEITED or a shorter lesson for the full price.

If you have missed your reserved lesson(s), no refund will be issued.

We are unable to hold the class for late arrivals due to the nature of the group lesson.

Liability Forms must be electronically signed at least 48 hours prior to the lesson.

For your convenience, ALL TICKETS will be printed and picked up at the KIDS CAMP WILL CALL. Adult(s) will then proceed downstairs to the Rental shop.

Kids Camp Check-In Times
 Monday-Friday from 9:30AM – 10:00AM MST.

 Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 10:00AM MST.

 Holiday Periods from 8:45AM – 10:00AM MST.

Kids Camp Lesson Meeting Locations
 You will pick up all tickets on the first floor of Navajo Lodge, at the Kids Camp Will Call.

 Our staff in the Kids Camp room (first floor of Navajo Lodge) will provide your children with the necessary equipment (this does not include clothing).

 Signs will be posted that designate where to meet for both skiing and snowboarding lessons – be they groups or private lessons

Adult & Teen Group Lesson Information
We highly recommend arriving at least forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your group lesson.

Tardiness will result in your lesson being FORFEITED or a shorter lesson for the full price.

If you have missed your reserved lesson(s), no refund will be issued.

We are unable to hold the class for late arrivals due to the nature of the group lesson.

Liability Forms must be electronically signed at least 48 hours prior to the lesson.

For your convenience, ALL TICKETS will be printed and picked up at NAVAJO LODGE’S DOWNSTAIRS WILL CALL – located across from the rental shop. Participants will then proceed to the Navajo Lodge Rental shop.

Private Lesson Information
We highly recommend arriving at least fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled start time of your Private Lesson.

If you have missed your reserved lesson(s), no refund will be issued.

We are unable to hold Private Lessons, but we will do our best to accommodate you.

For your convenience, ALL TICKETS will be printed and picked up at NAVAJO LODGE’S DOWNSTAIRS WILL CALL – located across from the rental shop. The participant(s) will then proceed to the Navajo Lodge Rental shop.

Private, Adult & Teen Group Lesson Meeting Locations
All Private, Adult and Teen Lesson particpants will meet through the downstairs glass doors at Navajo Lodge – adjacently located to the Rental Shop.

Advanced Lesson Information & Meeting Location
All Advanced Lesson Participants are required to meet at the Giant Steps Lodge ticket office.

– IF you are taking an Advanced Group Lesson, we highly recommend arriving at least forty-five (45) minutes before the scheduled start time of your group lesson.

– IF you are taking an Advanced Private Lesson, we highly recommend arriving at least fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled start time of your Private Lesson.

Lodge Hours of Operation
– Monday-Friday from 9:15AM – 4:30PM MST.

 Saturday & Sunday from 8:45AM – 5:00PM MST.

 Holiday Periods from 8:45AM – 5:00PM MST.

 Night Operations 4:00PM – 9:00PM MST.

*Please remember that all times are Mountain Standard Time.

Lift Hours of Operation
– Monday-Friday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM MST.

 Saturday & Sunday from 9:30AM – 4:30PM MST.

 Holiday Periods from 9:30AM – 4:30PM MST.

 Night Operations 4:00PM – 9:00PM MST.

*Please remember that all times are Mountain Standard Time.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy
Forty-eight (48) hour advanced notice is required for a full refund.

NO refunds will be issued for cancellations or rescheduling occuring within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled start time of the Lesson or Tubing reservation.

NO refunds will be issued on consecutive day lift tickets.
If you have any questions or need to make changes to your reservations, please call us at (435) 677-2035, or email us at reservations@brianhead.com.

What Do I/What Do My Kids Need To Take a Lesson?
Snow-pants, Coat, Gloves, Goggles, and Socks. All of the aforementioned items are mandatory.
Dress in layers – layering helps keep you warmer & allows you to adjust clothing as temperatures rise & fall.

The clothing layer closest to your skin should be made out of a “wicking” material that removes perspiration away from your body.

The outermost layer should be both wind and water resistant – this includes your jacket, pants and gloves.

If you choose not to wear a helmet, be sure to wear a hat at all times – most of the body’s heat escapes through your head!

Should I/My Kids Wear Sunscreen?
At high elevations, the sun’s rays are less filtered. Sunlight also reflects off the surface of the snow, making the rays even more intense.

To protect against sun damage to your eyes and body, you should wear sunglasses or goggles, and sunscreen at all times.

Goggles offer better protection against the winter elements and provide you with greater visibility during winter conditions.

Winter Sports School FAQ

Can I watch my child when in lesson?

While it is acceptable to watch the class at a distance, we discourage parents from interrupting the classes. Parents should decide if observing their child will disrupt learning. If you are interested in learning how to teach your child, you should consider a private lesson that you can attend with the child.

Should I give gratuity to the instructor?

It is customary to tip ski instructors if you are happy with the lesson. While it is not required, gratuities encourage skilled instructors to continue delivering quality lessons. We always appreciate any feedback that will improve the quality of our work, please contact Winter Sports School at (435) 578-8385.

Is it best for my child to learn to ski or snowboard?

Snowboarding requires more physical development and muscular control and coordination to balance on a single plane, we think skiing is easier to learn with much less falling down.

What if my child is cold and/or doesn’t want to go out anymore?

Our instructors are specifically trained to protect your children and keep the fun going. If your child is still miserable, the fun and the learning experience stop, we will contact you on your cell phone.

What is the pace of the lesson?

We adapt the lesson to all our guest’s needs in the class. The lesson pace goes slower with more breaks as the age of our guests decrease.

Where will my child be for lunch and can I come see them?

Your child will be in the kids camp room for lunch. We have staggered lunch times, so your child might not be in for lunch yet. We prefer that the parents do not come in for lunch for all the children’s safety, you can find your child on the snow to check on them and reapply sunscreen etc…

What to Expect in Class


Adults and Teens (13+)

Never Ever: Never Ever Students can expect to learn how to manage their equipment, stop on a slope, ski or ride maintaining control, and ride the chairlift for the ones who can stop safely.

Beginner: This class will address the skills required to ski or ride safely on gentle Green trails. Beginner students will learn how to control their speed with turn shape.

Intermediate: Intermediate Lessons can expect to safely explore stopping, turning, and controlling speed on steeper terrain. Some Intermediate classes will ski on Blue Trails. Each Intermediate class will learn the skills required to ski/ride on different terrain, different snow conditions with skis in a parallel relationship or round snowboard turnshape.

Advanced: Advanced Lessons focus on dynamic turns on any trail and in any snow condition. These Lessons identify skier/rider concerns and address them. Both skiers and riders will be introduced to carving skills.

Note: If there are not enough adults to make a group, teens with similar skills will be added to the adult class.

Mountain Explorer (7 to 12 years old).

Never Ever: New Mountain Explorers will learn how to manage their equipment and to slide safely. Explorers will be introduced to the Magic Carpet and/or the Chairlift. Each student will learn how to control their speed on gentle terrain.

Beginner: Mountain Explorers who have skied/ridden before will learn to control their speed with turn shape. Students will link turns in both directions and begin to explore Green Trails.

Intermediate: Intermediate Explorers need to demonstrate their ability to control their speed with turn shape to be in this class. The Beginner Class serves as a refresher for some children. Intermediate lessons begin to explore matching skis at the end of each turn. Intermediate Snowboard Classes will explore round heelside and toeside turns on gentle blue terrain.

Advanced: Advanced Explorers will apply skiing/riding fundamentals on any trail and any condition. The skier/rider specific needs will be addressed. Carved turns, and the accompanying skills will be introduced.

Note: Mountain Explorer Full day lessons include 2 lessons of 2.5 hours and lunch.

Tiny Tracks (5 & 6 years old)

Never Ever: Tiny Trackers who have never skied or ridden will be introduced to the mountain, the sensations of sliding, and stopping skills. Note: the individual nature of Tiny Tracks lessons suggests that the stamina, attitude, and attention span of each child will determine whether or not the child rides the chairlift.

Beginner: Tiny Trackers who have ski/ridden before, and have received a lesson, will develop the skills necessary to stop on their own on gentle terrain. These trackers will also learn how to ride either the Magic Carpet or the Chairlift. Skiers will learn how to control their skis without tip clamps or edgie wedgies.

Intermediate: Intermediate Trackers will make turns on most Green Trails controlling their speed with turn shape.

Note: Full day Tiny Tracks Lessons include 2 lessons of 2.5 hour Lessons and lunch.

Tiny Tracks Lessons are designed to safely inspire young children. Each lesson will find opportunities to help young children enjoy their experience while improving their skiing/riding. This age group is likely to take at least one break per 2.5-hour lesson, play some games and keep the fun going. The pace is much slower than Mountain Explorers.

First Track (3 & 4 year old)

First Trackers will receive individual attention tailored to their attitudes, desires, and capacities. More emphasis will be placed on the child’s enjoyment than on the acquisitions of skills. These children will play in the skiing/snowboarding environment. Some of their experience might be indoors. Extra care will be given to ensure the child’s safety. Games, activities, and exercises, will have a snowsport focus. They will learn to slide without falling and how to move with their equipment on. Some children will learn to slide on a Green Trail. Riding the chairlift is a possibility, but not an expectation. Instructors will always attend to the needs of the child. Some of these First Track Lessons can be taught while the parents are participating.

Note: First Track lessons are limited to 2.5 hours.


All Group Lessons are 2.5 hours. Private Lessons are 2.5 or 6 hours.