Lessons

ADULT SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL 

Personal, Customizable and Very Affordable

The Taos Ski and Ride school is a great way to get more out of your vacation and you can take advantage of it in many different ways. The Flagship of the Ski & Ride School is the Ski Week but no Ski Schoolmatter how many days you will be skiing or riding here you should try one of our convenient offerings.

  • $110 Ski Weeks
  • 40% off PM Private Lessons
  • Build-Your-Own Ski Groups and Ski Weeks
  • $99 3 day Lesson Packages

Regardless of your age or skill level there’s no better way to discover the hidden secrets of Taos, your skiing or riding, or yourself than participating in the Ernie Blake Ski or Ride School.

Taos is unique among ski resorts. It has a special character that some describe as mystical. It is a place of dramatic peaks, steeps, deep snow, remote chutes and an abundance of uncrowded blue/green cruisers.  And you will find that our Ski and Ride Schools are in a class by themselves.  Whether you are interested in improving your technique, increasing your enjoyment and knowledge of the mountain or just enjoying your day we will help you in every way. And you will be joining the many guests that return year after year for their Taos fix.  That’s our goal, as instructors and hosts to make learning fun and engaging.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Personalized instruction to match your level and improve your skiing or snowboarding.

 

BEFORE 1PM

AFTER 1PM

ONE HOUR

$180 $100
     

TWO HOURS

$265 $150
     

HALF DAY

$350 $225
 
 

FULL DAY

$575 N/A


GROUP LESSONS

  • Levels 4 and above welcome.
  • 2-hour lesson begins at 9:45 am daily 
  • $51/lesson
  • 3 lesson package $99

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YELLOWBIRD NEVER-EVER PROGRAM
(13 years and older)

While Taos earned its reputation as a haven for advanced skiers & boarders, there is no better place to learn to ski or snowboard. Our staff remembers what it's like to learn a new activity. You will learn from their creative and innovative approach to skiing. Our special slope and lift are designed to help anyone learn to ski or snowboard. This package includes 4 hours of lessons, rentals (skis/snowboard, boots & poles ) and beginner lift ticket. Lessons run from 9:45AM-12:00PM and 1:15-3:30pm, allowing time to pick up children at their lessons.

 

REGULAR SEASON

12/15/2012-03/31/2013


DISCOUNT SEASON

11/22/2012-12/14/2012 (Thur-Sun) &
4/1/2013-4/7/2013

FULL DAY

$100 $85
     

TWO DAY

$160 $145
     

HALf DAY

$85 -
     

ADD A DAY

$60 $60

The Ernie Blake Snowsports School Yellowbird Guarantee

Taos is committed to creating life-long skiers or riders. Our Yellowbird program helps guests who’ve never skied  to become proficient in the most affordable way. We are confident that after two full days as a Yellowbird student you’ll be able to ski down the mountain via Whitefeather. If you don’t leave the beginner hill, we invite you to continue in the Yellowbird program, gratis, until you do.

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GREENBIRD PACKAGE

  • For those who have progressed past the Yellowbird program and are looking to build confidence skiing or snowboarding Whitefeather and beyond.
  • This package includes a two-hour lesson, full area lift ticket and ski/board rentals.
  • Full Day- $115


MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE PACKAGE

  • This package offers the most value and best full-mountain experience at Taos.
  • It includes and all-area lift ticket, inclusion in a two-hour morning Mountain Experience group, and performance ski/board rentals that are appropriate for the conditions of the day.
  • Full Day-$147
  • 3 Days-$399


TELEMARK CLINICS

  • All levels welcome.
  • Two hour lesson
  • Meets every Sunday at 12:45pm.
  • Half Day- $51

JANUARY LOCALS CLINIC
Alpine, Telemark & Snowboard Lessons Available

Enjoy your mountain with the best instructors that Taos has to offer . . .. and save money at the same time.  What a winning combination! This lesson package includes five consecutive 2 1/2 hour lessons with the same instructor.  Each of our Locals Clinics are designed for skiers of ALL LEVELS.

Clinics are available on either Saturday AM, Sunday PM, or Wednesday PM. The Wednesday program will begin on January 9th, 2013. Saturday & Sunday programs will begin the weekend of January 5th, 2013.

Lift Ticket must purchased separately.  Consider the Taos Card -- the perfect companion to your Locals Clinic Registration. For more information on the Taos Card program, visit http://www.skitaos.org/content/taos-card.

DATES

# OF LESSONS

COST*

Begins January 5th, 6th, OR 9th, 2013. You may select either Wednesday PM, Saturday AM, OR Sunday PM Clinic. 5
$200 after January 2nd, 2013*

 

* Lift Ticket must be purchased separately.  Consider the Taos Card -- the perfect companion to your Locals Clinic Registration.

For additional program information and to request additional adult and junior registration forms, please call  (575) 776.2291 ext. 2355 or email us at snowsports@skitaos.org.


All rates are subject to change without notice.

Questions? Call 800-776-1111 or email Ernie Blake Ski School.