Alpine Ski School


Alpine Ski and Board School for Children


Registration for Alpine Ski and Board lessons opened for returning members on September 19th, 2022 and new members on October 3rd, 2022

***Blackhawk does not rent alpine ski equipment or snowboards*** 

The Alpine Ski School for Children, also called our Flight Programs, is comprised of four levels of ski instruction for children:

  • Pre-Flight – A program designed for first-time skiers to provide individual instruction to very young children (ages 5-7). Goals: Children will advance to First Flight group lessons once they can ski independently down the hill by either making simple turns or controlling their speed in a wedge.

    • Lesson Times:
      • Saturday 9:00 - 9:30
      • Saturday 9:45 - 10:15
      • Saturday 10:30 - 11:00
      • Saturday 11:15 - 11:45
    • Pre-Flight lessons start on Saturday, December 3rd and run through Saturday, February 18th. 
      • There are no group lessons Friday, December 23rd - Friday, January 6th as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume Saturday, January 7th.
  • ​​First Flight / Second Flight – This program is to provide group instruction to children who can turn or stop; or kids (ages 6 or older) with no skiing experience. Goals: Children will learn to ski Hill #1 comfortably using wedge turns to control speed and independent use of the towrope. Next, children will continue to develop speed and turning control and be introduced to parallel turning technique on Hill #2. Children will ski a short, gated course and may also try small jumps. Children will be observed and divided into appropriate skill levels. Children may work at advancing through this program for one to three seasons depending on how quickly they progress.
    • Lesson Times:
      • Saturday 9:00 - 10:00
      • Saturday 10:15 - 11:15
      • Saturday 11:30 - 12:30
      • Sunday 9:45 - 10:45
      • Sunday 11:00 - 12:00
      • Monday 6:00 - 7:00
      • Thursday 6:00 - 7:00
    • First/Second Flight lessons start on Saturday, December 3rd and run through Thursday, February 23rd. 
      • There are no group lessons Friday, December 23rd - Friday, January 6th as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume Saturday, January 7th.
  • X-Ploration Team – Blackhawk X-Ploration Team is geared for skiers (age 8+) interested in developing their abilities in all the programs offered at Blackhawk. Students will cross train in the areas of ski jumping, ski racing, freestyle skiing and cross country skiing. Students will be offered formal instruction in each discipline with the ultimate goal of preparing for a friendly X-Game style challenge at the conclusion. X-Ploration Team skiers MUST be graduates of the Second Flight program and MUST be 8+ years of age. Helmets and leather gloves are required. To best utilize modern teaching methods, “shaped” downhill skis are recommended. Ski poles are recommended for the ski racing and freestyle portions of the instruction. Alpine skis will be used for ski jumping. Students can bring their own cross country ski equipment or use Blackhawk cross country ski equipment (no extra fee) on days when we will be working on that discipline.
    • Lesson Times:
      • Saturday 9:00 - 10:00
      • Saturday 10:15 - 11:15
      • Saturday 11:30 - 12:30
    • X-Ploration Team lessons start on Saturday, December 3rd and run through Saturday, February 18th. 
      • There are no group lessons Friday, December 23rd - Friday, January 6th as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume Saturday, January 7th.
  • Snowboard – This program is geared towards children ages 7 or older who have never snowboarded or have little experience on a snowboard. Instruction will focus on getting the students familiar with the different aspects of snowboarding starting from the very basics. Students in the program will progress from a very beginner snowboarder to having the ability to confidently carve turns on Hill #2.
    • Lesson Times:
      • Monday 6:00 - 7:00
      • Thursday 6:00 - 7:00
    • Snowboarding lessons start on Monday, December 5th and run through Thursday, February 23rd. 
      • There are no group lessons Friday, December 23rd - Friday, January 6th as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume Saturday, January 7th.

Alpine Ski and Board Lesson Cost: $150.00 for ten weeks of instruction (entire season).

Registrants of the Ski and Board School must have a Full Access membership and must also provide their own equipment. 

 


Private Alpine Ski / Snowboard Lessons


Private lessons are available to any Blackhawk member with a Full Access membership. 

The Ski and Board School proudly offers alpine ski and snowboard lessons at ability levels from the very beginner to the most advanced shredder. 

We are able to accommodate very young children all the way up to Grandma and Grandpa.  Private lessons can be scheduled any time the hill is open and the Ski and Snowboard School doesn't have a group lesson scheduled.  

The cost for a lesson is $40.00 per hour for the first participant and $20.00 per hour for each additional participant.  You can request a completely private one on one lesson or put together your own group.   

For more information or to schedule private lessons, contact our private lessons director, Guy Perez, at privatelessons@blackhawkskiclub.org.


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