It’s been said time and time again that one of the greatest benefits of mountain living is the opportunity to get outside and find adventure—especially for young explorers who have that innate desire to wander. Victory Ranch has worked hard to cultivate a community of authentic individuals and families with unbridled access to the outdoors, even—some would say especially—when the temperatures drop.
With close proximity to both Deer Valley and Park City, our residents and team are gearing up for a fun-filled season on the slopes. Among the best ski resort sights? The generation of little adventurers who will take on these joyous snow sports for the first time. Both Park City and Deer Valley boast some of the best ski (and snowboard) schools in the nation. Here are the go-to’s you can trust.
Deer Valley Resort
The recently-acquired Deer Valley Resort is more than just a fantastic and luxurious locale for adults to experience powder and top-notch slopes. The resort is also home to a renowned Youth Ski Instruction program. The children’s ski school has programs for all ages, from 3 to 17. Through lessons, which include one-on-one sessions for the essential maneuvers, body placement and bunny slopes, children are taught in a nurturing environment that respects their comfort and skill levels.
Instructors maintain progress reports so you can keep track of how well your child is doing or be aware of where he or she is struggling. Deer Valley is a unique and encouraging environment that makes little ones eager to grasp a new challenge. Beyond instruction, Deer Valley Resort’s Youth Ski Instruction program includes themed events and other fun happenings like snowman creation, hot cocoa and even snow cone parties.
Park City Mountain Resort
Park City has long been revered for an unmatched ski experience, but did you know it’s also a celebrated locale for learning? Little ones can learn how to ski and snowboard in plenty of open powder at the Park City Mountain Resort Children’s Ski and Snowboard School. With 7,300 acres of terrain, kids of all ages can learn how to make the most of powder time all season long. Lessons typically cater to ages 7 to 14.
This all-inclusive, encouraging program teaches children everything they need to know to up their game, based upon their skill level and progression. Offering daycare, private or group lessons and specialty sessions, Park City Ski and Snowboard School is in a class all it’s own. And of course, after the kids hit the slopes and tucker themselves out, the whole family can experience 875 Main for some downtown and post-powder memories.
*Photo Courtesy of Family Travels