Whether you’re a seasoned skier of 50+ years or you just stepped off the mountain after your first lesson, we’ve all had to learn at some point. Some of us started off with a group lesson, while others learned from family or friends and there’s really no “wrong way” to go about it. But some methods are easier, more comfortable and, overall, more effective than others.
We’ve highlighted the nine best ski schools in America, taking into account factors like instructor to student ratio, instructor qualifications, variety of terrain, learning-specific terrain, types of lessons available, money back guarantees, new features and more. When your first lesson is enjoyable and productive, it sets the tone for a lifetime of fun (and safe) skiing or riding.