Alpine Ski School


Alpine Ski and Board School for Children


***Registration for Alpine Ski and Board lessons opens for returning members on September 20th, 2021 and new members on October 4th, 2021***

***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 4th and run through Saturday, February 19th. 
      • There are no group lessons Monday, December 20th - Sunday, January 2nd as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume Monday, January 3rd.
  • ​​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 4th and run through Thursday, February 24th. 
      • There are no group lessons Monday, December 20th - Sunday, January 2nd as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume Monday, January 3rd.
  • 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 - 12:15
    • X-Ploration Team lessons start on Saturday, December 4th and run through Saturday, February 20th.  
      • There are no group lessons Monday, December 20th - Sunday, January 2nd as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume on Monday, January 3rd.
  • 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 6th and run through Thursday, February 24th. 
      • There are no group lessons Monday, December 20th - Sunday, January 2nd as we take a break for the holidays.  Lessons resume on Monday, January 3rd. 

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. 

***Ski and Board School COVID-19 Information***

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

If a single lesson has more than one student and/or instructor test positive for COVID, the lesson schedule and participant participation may be modified.  An example of a lesson schedule modification: Last name A - K attend even weeks and L - Z attend odd weeks.  Lessons will be cancelled for an indeterminate amount of time if County, State, or Federal mandate requires.  Lessons may also be cancelled at the discretion of the Blackhawk Ski and Board School or Blackhawk Board of Directors.  THERE WILL BE NO MAKE UP LESSONS OR REFUNDS ISSUED DUE TO COVID-19 RELATED CANCELLATIONS.

 


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 accomodate 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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