Seasonal Program Early Registration

This exclusive early registration period will open on May 21, 2024, and is only available to returning Seasonal Program participants from the 2023-2024 winter season.

Non-returning guests that register during the early registration period will have their orders cancelled. Public registration will open on August 27, 2024.

Seasonal Programs

The following programs will be available for early registration. Click on the program name to learn more.

Program Name Sport Age Skill Level
Tiny Tots Ski 3-4 Beginner
Adventure Place Ski 5-7 All Levels
Adventure Place Snowboard 5-7 All Levels
Mountain Explorers Ski 8-14 Intermediate, Advanced
Mountain Explorers Snowboard 8-14 Intermediate, Advanced
Freestyle Camp Ski 6+ Intermediate, Advanced
Freestyle Camp Snowboard 6+ Intermediate, Advanced
Junior Race Program Ski 6-18 Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Adult Race Program Ski 18+ Intermediate, Advanced
Women's Ski Program Ski 18+ All Levels
Women's Snowboard Program Snowboard 21+ All Levels

Early Seasonal Launch Information

When will I be charged for early registration? 
Seasonal Programs will be charged out to the credit card used online within 2 weeks of registration.


What is the birthday/age requirement for registration?
Your child must be within the seasonal program age range (e.g. aged 7-14) on or before the first day of the program’s start date unless otherwise specified in the program specific details.


Can I (or my child) register early for a different seasonal program than last season?
You have access to register for any of the Seasonal Program Products offered during the early registration period at your Resort. If you would like to switch Resorts for your Seasonal Program, you will need to wait for non-returner (public) registration to open.

Please note that participants must meet the age and ability requirements for their registered program, by the start of the program.


Can other family members register early for a seasonal program if they did not participate in a previous season?
Yes, we will accommodate registrations for immediate family members (defined as legal dependents) that did not participate the previous season.


Can I share this link with someone (outside of my immediate family) who did not participate in the previous season?
No, we will be monitoring the registration for returners. Sharing the link will jeopardize your reservation in the program.


Can I register early for more than one seasonal program?
If the program dates do not conflict, you can register for multiple programs (e.g. Saturday and Sunday Program).


How do I make a special request for my child in a seasonal program? 
We cannot guarantee specific instructors or that students will be in a group together. We will try our best accommodate when and where we can.


Are there any additional requirements to register for a seasonal program? 
Yes, in order to be eligible for participation in the program, all participants must meet the minimum age and skill requirements as defined for each program at the start of the program.

All participants are required to have valid lift access (lift ticket or season pass) as well as ski or snowboard equipment, including a helmet if required, by the start of the program.

Cancellations for 3-Week Programs:
Changes or cancellations can be made in advance of your lesson date by contacting the Ski & Ride School conducting your lesson. If a 3-Week Ski & Ride School product is canceled prior to 48 hours of the program start date, a full refund will be issued. If a 3-Week Ski & Ride School product is canceled within 48 hours of the program start date a cancellation fee will be charged.


Cancellations for Seasonal Programs:
See the cancellation policy for Seasonal Programs longer than 3 weeks in duration below.  

  • Seasonal Programs cancelled prior to 30 days of the program start date will be issued a full refund.  
  • Seasonal Programs cancelled within 30 days of the program start date will be charged the Cancellation Fee. 
  • For Seasonal Programs, the Cancellation Fee is 50% of the cost of the program 
  • Programs are non-transferable and refunds will not be offered once the program starts. 

The full Terms of Sale for lessons and programs can be viewed here.


Can I get a partial refund if my child does not complete the program?
There are no partial refunds or rescheduling for days missed by the participant. Programs are non-transferable and refunds will not be offered once the program starts.


Do I need a lift ticket or season pass in order to participate in a seasonal program?
Yes - All participants of all ages and ability levels are required to have valid lift access (a ticket or a season pass) for every date of participation in the program. Lift access is not included in the seasonal program registration price unless specified.


Do I need to purchase a season pass now for my child to register for the program?  
No, you do not have to purchase a season pass at the time of purchase, but we highly encourage you to do so to lock in the best season pass rate and benefits. Lift access is not included in the seasonal program registration price unless specified.


Is ski or snowboard equipment included in the seasonal program?
Ski or snowboard equipment is required for all participants for all programs. Rental equipment is not included in the program unless specifically stated, or offered as an optional add-on at checkout.

I am an employee of Vail Resorts. How do I access my employee discount for seasonal programs?
Many of our Seasonal Programs are offered at a discounted rate to active winter or year-round employees.

  • Employees can register online, or if your resort is staffed during the registration period in-person and over the phone. Employee orders will be discounted (if applicable) and charged in-line with guest orders within 2 weeks of registration
  • Employees who register online should checkout as a regular guest and immediately forward their confirmation email to their resort to flag their order as an employee order and to avoid being charged the full rate to their credit card. 
  • In the Fall and prior to the start of the program, all employees will be verified as active for the 2024-25 season. Any additional follow up with non-active employees will occur at that time to collect the remaining balance on the order. 
  • Specific resorts may have specific requirements or restrictions around employee discounts for certain seasonal programs. Please check with the resort directly for more details.