Online Resource for Finding Independent Instructors

Some ski students prefer to utilize independent or freelance ski instructors. These teachers are not affiliated with a resort; they are often more flexible, more practiced, and slightly more expensive. Experienced ski instructors will opt to teach independently to set their own rates, determine their own schedules, and travel to different mountains, states, or countries. […]

Ski School vs. Private Lessons

Regardless of age or ability, the decision to take a ski lesson results in an important question: should you opt for a group lesson, or pay for a private session? To address this query, we have broken down results into three skill categories: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.   Beginner: Skiers and riders who identify as […]

How Are Ski Instructors Trained?

It’s no secret—ski and snowboard lessons can be pricey, especially if you choose a private, one-on-one session. However, these talented professionals require skill, practice, and a host of certifications to teach. If you think lessons with a trained instructor are more or less the same as getting instruction from your lifelong skier husband, think again. […]

Are Ski Lessons Worth It?

Ski lessons—both group and private—are an expensive addition to your trip or season. Unfortunately, for beginners, the only way to avoid these fees is to brave the mountain on your own—potentially with the guidance of a friend or family member. Though this may seem like a sufficient solution to an expensive question, it is often […]