Ski School

Sign up for seasonal youth programs and adult multi-day lessons for the season.

For questions and registration details regarding Alta Youth Programs call 801-799-2271.

Ladies Day

Ladies Day: Thursday Mornings January 10 - February 14, 2019

This year, you can do more than "just keep up." Let our supportive staff of certified instructors clue you in to the fundamentals of women's techniques, tactics and equipment.

$600

This year, you can do more than "just keep up." Let our supportive staff of certified instructors  teach or revisit the fundamentals of women's techniques, tactics and equipment. 

The spirit of our six week program for advanced intermediate through expert skiers encourages all participants to step beyond present limitations and to discover new powers within ourselves. Each Thursday morning, you will explore Alta's world class terrain, while learning to dissect skiing movements and determine "what works" for the conditions that day. This will greatly expand your "bag of tricks" allowing you to be more successful every day you ski.
 
If you are NEW to the program, we would like to invite you to an orientation on December 13, 2018. This will allow you to get familiar with the mountain and for us to place you in the correct group. We will meet at the Albion Grill at 9:30 am and ski until 11:00. If you are unable to attend, please call to confirm your skiing aspirations.

We are committed to helping women reach their full potential in an atmosphere that is fun, uplifting and motivating.

Times: Thursday mornings, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dates: January 10 - February 14, 2019

Price: $600 Lift tickets sold separately.

Registration deadline is December 30, 2018

(Cancellations after January 1st are subject to a $25 processing fee)

Jump Start

Jump Start: December 15 & 16, 2018

Achieve a higher level of performance that can transform your relationship with skiing and enlarge your playground! Discover and practice skills that lead to smooth, confident and controlled skiing.

$500

As an experienced skier, you’ve got the skills necessary to ski most runs comfortably and have fun, but not in all conditions or situations. Maybe, it has been a while since anyone helped you with your skiing or you have come this far without coaching. Achieving a higher level of performance can transform your relationship with skiing and enlarge your playground! Start that process with us and see what’s possible. Elite Alf Engen Ski School instructors educate you about good skiing and engage you in a process that improves both your understanding and ability. Expect to discover and practice skills that lead to smooth, confident and controlled skiing.

In the process, you will become part of a skiing community dedicated to making the most of the Alta experience. We are a resource for all aspects of ski education, from equipment advice to recommendations on next steps. We’re serious about making skiing more fun!

  • Dates: December 15 & 16, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Price: $500 Lift tickets and lunch sold separately

Mountain Masters

Mountain Masters

Mountain Masters is for the Wasatch local in search of a skiing experience with season long coaching. The program is a season long progression divided into three blocks. Each block has a theme and consist of three coaching sessions. Register for all three blocks or each block individually. 

Mountain Masters is for the Wasatch local in search of a skiing experience with season long coaching. The program is a season long progression divided into three blocks. Each block has a theme and consist of three coaching sessions. Register for all three blocks or each block individually.

Block 1 Focus on carving and getting the most out of the skis design while on groomed snow. 
This will set the foundation for the rest of the season
Sunday, December 2
Saturday, December 8
Sunday, December 16

Block 2 Take the skills associated with carving to the off-piste environment.
Sunday, January 13
Sunday, January 27
Sunday, February 10

Block 3 Focus on line selection and how to navigate Alta's marguee runs.
Sunday, March 3
Sunday, March 17
Sunday, March 31

Times: 9:30 - 12:00

Price: $1,125 full program (3 blocks)
           $375 per individual block
           (No refunds or credits for missed sessions)

Full Program (all 3 blocks)
$1,125
Block 1 December 2, 8, & 16
$375
Block 2 Jan 13, 27, & February 10
$375
Block 3 March 3, 17, & 31
$375

Alta Race Team - Ages 8-11

Alta Race Team

The Alta Race Team (ART) is an introductory racing program for skiers age 8-11, consisting of 13 Sundays and 3 Saturdays. The goal of ART is to introduce young skiers to the personal development and excitement associated with alpine ski racing. ART participants skiing will consist of approximately 50% gate training, 25% drills and 25% directed free skiing with a coach. Terrain skied will be approximately 25% Green, 50% Blue, and 25% Black. The primary skills emphasized include gliding fast on gentle terrain and carving arcs on moderate terrain. More challenging terrain is used sparingly in the lesson plan to enhance skills, boost comfort zone and create excitement. 

ART racers will participate in three, local, age group, Youth Ski League Races. YSL is the USSA introductory race series for this age group. Skiers may only have birth years 2007-2010. Racers copete in the U10 or U12 USSA category according to birth year. U10 - 2009 and 2010. U12 - 2007 and 2008. Parents are responsible for transporting their racer to the races. A parent is required to remain at the race through the day. Race Entry Fees are included in the ART Registration Fee. Race day lift tickets and USSA Racers License are not included and are additional. Season Pass sold separately. A USSA approved race specific helmet is required

Head Coach: Scott Mathers & Grayson Davis

13 Sundays & 3 Saturdays, December 2, 2018 - March 10, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Race Dates include Sunday January 27 (Snowbird), Saturday February 9 (Brighton), Sunday February 24 (Park City)

Holiday Breaks include December 23, 2018 and February 17, 2019. 

For questions and registration details, please call Scott Mathers at 801-799-2273.

Alta Race Team 13 Sundays & 3 Saturdays: December 2, 2018 - March 10, 2019
$1,460

Alta Explorers - Ages 9-13

Alta Explorers 8 Saturdays: January 12 - March 9, 2019

Alta Explorers is an 8 week recreational ski program on Saturdays for novice skiers age 9-13. Participants will practice fundamental skiing skills and progress towards parallel turning and speed control on More Difficult Blue Trails. The minimum skill level to participate is confidently controlling speed with wedge turns on Green Trails. 3 or 4 two-hour lessons and a few hours of independent practice would be the norm to acquire the minimum skills. Approximate coaching ratio in Alta Explorers is 1 to 6 participants. 

Alta Explorers consists of 8 Saturdays of skiing, January 12, 2019- March 9, 2019from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, with the same group of peers and coaches.

Season Passes sold separately.

Head Coach: Julian Cordova

Holiday Break: February 16, 2019

For questions and registration details, please call Scott Mathers at 801-799-2273

Alta Explorers 8 Saturdays: January 12 - March 9, 2019
$720

Alta Youth Club - Ages 8-12

Alta Youth Club - Ages 8-12

Alta Youth Club (AYC) is a recreational skiing program for ages 8-12. The skiing experience includes skill drills, powder skiing, mogul skiing, racing and jumping. The mission of AYC is to have fun while developing well rounded skiing skills. The minimum skill level is to be able to confidently ski parallel turns with a pole plant on Blue Trails. AYC coaches will often use "less difficult" terrain to enhance and develop skiing skills. "More difficult" terrain is used sparingly in the lesson plan to boost comfort zone and create excitement. Skill level, age and conditions determine appropriate activities and terrain for a group.

AYC consists of skiing 12 Saturdays December 1, 2018 - March 16, 2019from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, with a group of peers and coaches. The approximate coaching ratio is 1 to 8 participants. Due to the popularity of this program, space is limited. Season Passes are sold separately. 

Head Coach: Julian Cordova

New Participant Skills Evaluation: November 24, 2018

Holiday Breaks: December 22, 2018, December 29, 2018, January 20, 2019 and February 16, 2019. 

For questions and registration details, please call Scott Mathers at 801-799-2273

Alta Youth Club 12 Saturdays: December 1, 2018 - March 16, 2019
$1,080
Alta Youth Club 12 Sundays: December 2, 2018 - March 17, 2019
$1,080

Alta All Mountain Team - Ages 12-17

Alta All Mountain Team - Ages 12-17

Alta All Mountain Team (AMT) is a recreational skiing program for ages 12-17. This program includes all forms of off trail skiing- deep snow powder skiing, moguls, trees and steep terrain. AMT is all about exploring Alta with your friends and a great coach to help you find your way are what AMT is all about. The minimum skill level is to be able to aggressively ski "black" off-trail terrain. Skill level, age and conditions determine appropriate activities and terrain for a group. 

AMT consists of skiing 12 Sundays, December 2, 2018 - March 17, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The approximate coaching ratio is 1 to 8 participants. Season Pass sold separately.

Head Coach: Cortney Valavane and Scott Mathers

New Participant Skills evaluation is on November 25, 2018

Holiday Breaks include December 23 and December 30, 2018, January 21 and February 17, 2019. 

Requirements:

Age: 12-17 (Age 12 on or before December 2, 2018)

Skills: Confidently skiing on "black" off trail terrain and variable snow conditions. 

For questions and registration details, please call Scott Mathers at 801-799-2273

All Mountain Team 12 Sundays: December 2, 2018 - March 17, 2019
$1,130
All Mountain Team 12 Saturdays: December 1, 2018 - March 16, 2019
$1,130

Junior Explorers Ages 6-8

Junior Explorers Ages 6-8

JR Explorers (JRX) is a recreational skiing program for children ages 6 and 8. JR Explorers encourages making new skiing friends while developing skiing skills on easier terrain. The skiing emphasis is on balancing movements, parallel turning, relaxed gliding and skiing with a confident attitude. More difficult terrain is used very sparingly in the lesson plan. The minimum skill level to enter JR Explorers is to confidently control speed with wedge turns on Green Trails and to be able to ride lifts without an adult. Approximate coaching ratio is 1 to 6 participants.

JR Explorers consists of 8 Saturdays of skiing, January 12, 2019 - March 9, 2019 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, with the same group of peers and coaches.

Season Pass sold separately.

Head Coaches: Caroline Olson & Jodi McLoughlin

New Participate Skills Evaluation: January 5, 2019

Holiday Break: February 16, 2019

For questions and registration details, please call Scott Mathers at 801-799-2273

Junior Explorers 8 Saturdays: January 12 - March 9 2019
$720
Junior Explorers 8 Sundays: January 13 - March 10 2019
$720