Children's Ski & Snowboard Lessons

​Terrain-Based Learning for Kids

Lessons will need to be booked in advance by calling 888-262-8398.
Unfortunately, childcare will not be available.


Ski season opens Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.

For the Winter Operations Plan and details of what to expect, please CLICK HERE.

Taos has modernized its teaching techniques by introducing the proven Terrain-Based Learning™ program, which uses purpose-built snow features in the beginners’ area to help assist new skiers and riders by naturally controlling their speed. The detailed set-up in the beginner area provides a more fun and efficient on-snow experience, teaching learners to go, rather than stop. The reshaped Strawberry Hill beginner area terrain now offers five distinct learning sections, which will allow for a smooth progression for skiers and riders who are gaining new skills. This allows new skiers and snowboarders to improve trail by trail, accessed by two Zipper surface lifts and one triple lift, at gradually increasing slopes, so they gain confidence and skills with ease. 
 
 

CHILDREN’S SNOWSPORTS WEEK   2020/21

Taos Ski Valley’s reputation as one of North America’s best ski schools rests on Ernie Blake’s unique ski week vision. Our Ski Week devotees swear by the annual pilgrimage to tune up their skiing and riding, and renew their spirits and their long-time friendships at Taos Ski Valley.

This program is designed for skiers and riders who are focused on getting the most out of their week. Absolute beginners to double black diamond skiers. Intensive, exciting, and condensed. Our pros will take you from our lower mountain to the upper mountain and into our world-renowned steeps to shred our secret stashes.

Lift ticket and rentals not included. $1,350

  • Private Ski Weeks are for up to 4 skiers/riders at or near the same skill level who are visiting together. You can choose your instructor, you choose your people, you choose your area of focus. If you don’t have a particular instructor in mind, we’ll choose the best one for you and your family
  • Ages: 3yo. (potty trained) and up
  • All ability levels
  • Rental and lift tickets not included
  • Private Ski Weekers meet at the Rio Hondo Learning Center if rentals are needed from Taos Sports. Guest staying at the Blake or who have equipment meet outside the Snakedance at the red flag on the snow.
  • 24 hour advanced reservations required
  • Please arrive at the resort at least 1 hour before the lesson begins

CHILDREN'S PRIVATE DAY LESSONS   2020/21

Maximize your skiing and riding experience! Private lessons are individually tailored to meet our skiers’ and riders’ goals—plus the personal attention makes the entire experience more fun and exciting for everyone. Taking a private lesson as a family is a great way to keep the entire family together and learn as a group. Our Private Lessons create lifelong snowsports fanatics and a love for Taos for generations to come.

For questions please call 888-262-8398 or email us at the Ernie Blake Snowsports School.

  • All children taking private lessons must ski or ride at the same level or else the group will be taught at the level of the least experienced skier/rider
  • 1 to 4 skiers or riders per group
  • Ages: 3yo. (potty trained) and up
  • All ability levels
  • Lift tickets and rentals not included. A discount is available on both when participating in private lessons
  • 24 hour advanced reservations required
  • Please arrive at the resort at least 1 hour before the lesson begins
Full Day Private Lessons
Meets 9:00am or 10:00am at the Rio Hondo Learning Center or at the red flags outside the adult snowsports office located in the Snakedance center. Skiers and riders who need equipment from Taos Sports and aren’t staying at The Blake will meet at Rio Hondo Learning Center for equipment rental and lessons. Skiers/riders with equipment not rented from Taos Sports will meet at the resort center.
$750
AM Half Day Private Lessons
Meets 9:00 AM at the Rio Hondo Learning Center or red flags outside the adult snowsports office located in the Snakedance resort center. Skiers and riders who need equipment from Taos Sports and aren’t staying at the Blake will meet at Rio Hondo Learning Center for equipment rental and lessons. Skiers/riders with equipment not rented from Taos Sports will meet at the resort center.
$525
PM Half Day Private Lessons
Meets 1:00 PM at the Rio Hondo Learning Center or red flags outside the adult snowsports office located in the Snakedance resort center. Skiers and riders who need equipment from Taos Sports and aren’t staying at the Blake will meet at Rio Hondo Learning Center for equipment rental and lessons. Skiers/riders with equipment not rented from Taos Sports will meet at the resort center.
$425

CHILDREN’S ADAPTIVE LESSONS   2020/21


PLEASE CALL 1-888-262-8398 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ADAPTIVE LESSONS, AS THEY HAVE CHANGED DUE TO COVID-19.

Disabled skiers and riders of all ages and varying abilities can benefit from instruction with an adaptive pro from the Ernie Blake Snowsports School. Our trained instructors assess, equip, and teach students with disabilities in a one-on-one setting. This allows each student to be coached according to their specific needs, abilities, and learning styles while optimizing their skiing or riding experiences. We offer adaptive lessons for two, three, and four track skiers, snowboarders, bi-skiers, and beginning to advanced mono-skiers as well as accommodate different cognitive and physical abilities. In addition, if you need the assistance of a blind guide or help getting around the mountain as an independent bi- or mono-skier, our adaptive mountain guides are ready to help you.

Instructors are all qualified professionals in the Snowsports School with specialized training in adaptive instruction.

  • Three and six hour lessons available
  • Your first visit will meet outside the adult snowsports office located in the Snakedance or the RHLC for an initial assessment and to properly fit appropriate adaptive equipment
  • 24 hour advanced reservations required
 

 


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