First Timer’s Guide


Eldora Mountain Resort is known for providing a great First Time experience and at the Eldora SnowSports School we are dedicated to teaching you or your children the endless joys of skiing and snowboarding.

Some things to keep in mind for your first visit:

Everyone learns at different paces. It is important to keep your expectations reasonable; meaning stick to the beginner plan vs going straight to expert terrain. This way you, your friends, or family and children, will have a successful and rewarding first day experience. Many factors can affect a great first day. Find out as much information as possible on when to arrive, what to do, what you need and being ready to learn how to ski or snowboard. Plan to feel excited, courageous, nervous, frightened to exhausted.  These are normal emotions and we are here to help, no matter how confident and or open you are to learning new things.

Learning to ski and snowboard takes basic skills on how to move across snow, to steering and stopping safely. Ultimately we ask you to seek professional advice to have a fun and memorable experience for the whole family.



Discover Skiing & Snowboarding – It’s as Easy as 1-2-3!

Our beginner group lesson, rental, lift & lunch package eases children (ages 4-14) and adults (ages 15+) into snowsports over an all day lesson. The first day Red Level 1 has a lot of introductory skills and you may not progress to conveyor or chair lifts. second day Yellow Level 2 builds confidence to use conveyor and introduce access to chairlifts. Day three Green Level 3 focuses on improving on easy green slopes. We recommend at least three (3) all day group lessons days to learn the basics.

Call 303.440.8700 ext 0 for more info.

Advance reservations are not available for adult group lessons.

Day of registration only.

Registration begins at 8:30am, 7 days a week including holidays, downstairs in the Indian Peaks Lodge at the ticket counter. First come, first serve basis…Classes may fill up.

Click here for Adult Lesson Helpful Hints.

Children (ages 4-14) & Adults (ages 15+)

Discover Group Lesson Packages $149*

  • Ski or Snowboard
  • Levels 1, 2, 3 (Red, Yellow, Green Beginner Ability Levels)
  • Includes a full day lesson, rental, lift, lunch package
  • Registration starts at 8:30am
  • Lesson assembly meets at 9:30-9:45am and lessons starts at approximately 10:00am and the day ends at 3:00pm.

*Price subject to change at any time.

Space is limited in Mountain Explorers.

Reservations are highly recommended and essential for weekend and holiday periods.

Please plan to reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Call 303-440-8700 for reservations.

Click here for our SnowSports School Rescheduling Policy page.

Click here for our Children’s Lesson Helpful Hints.

BOOK NOW – CALL 303-440-8700 x 0