Plan accordingly for lesson meeting times:
The SKIWee and MiniRider Packages include a 2-hour or 4-hour lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment which are all obtained at the Ski & Ride School. The 4-hour package also includes a supervised lunch from 12-1 p.m.
- Group lessons for skiers and boarders ages 8 and up begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The meeting times for these lessons are at 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Lesson packages include a 2-hour lesson, a lift ticket and rental equipment This package is only available through the Rental Department.
- It is highly recommended that parents remain on Snowbowl property for the duration of their child’s lesson, in the event of an emergency.
- Eating a healthy breakfast, being rested and hydrated will help lead to an enjoyable experience while at the resort for both you and your child.
- Keep a few snacks in your pocket to keep your energy level high while you're on the slopes.
Be prepared for weather:
Skiers and riders will need waterproof jackets, pants and gloves (mittens are preferable for younger children), goggles or sunglasses with UV protection, and sunscreen of at least SPF 15.
Please label each article of clothing or gear sent with your child/children. We are not responsible for any lost articles of clothing or gear.
Say goodbye for the day:
Please inform your child/children that they will be away from you the duration of their lesson.
We recommend that you say your goodbyes quickly at check-in and let the staff work their magic. Children tend to transition much faster once parents are out of sight, both in the center and on the slopes.
We encourage parents to watch all lessons from a distance. Please don’t call out or distract your child while they're taking a lesson.
When your adventure takes you to the mountains, be prepared with multiple layers. The weather can change on a dime, but with a few tips, you can make sure your adventure becomes a lifelong memory. What you wear can be a big factor in how much fun you have. Here are our tips:
- Dress in layers, so that you can remove jackets if you feel warm.
- Wear water-resistant clothes to stay warm and dry. We do not recommend wearing cotton outerwear, including jeans.
- Pack gloves, and wear warm socks, preferably those made from wool or another water-resistant material.
Arizona Snowbowl’s high elevation amplifies the impact of the sun. Be sure to wear sunscreen and lip balm, and pack a pair of sunglasses or ski goggles, which will also help reduce the glare off of the white snowpack. You may also want to consider wearing a hat. If you forget something, don’t panic. Check out our fully stocked shops in both Hart Prairie and Agassiz Lodges.
Some areas of Snowbowl are located at between 9,000 and 11,500 feet. At the highest point, the resort sits at twice the elevation of Denver, the famed "Mile High City."
Many people can feel the impact of the elevation even before they hit the slopes. The air is thinner, which can make it harder to breathe. High elevation can also dehydrate you at a faster rate, making it essential that skiers and snowboarders regularly drink water. Eating a good breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day can help to keep you from getting worn out. Be safe on the slopes: if you ever have any questions about how to handle high elevation, be sure to ask a Snowbowl employee for advice or help.