Adult Lessons

Whether it's your first time on the mountain or you're an expert who wants to perfect your technique, we've got a Group Lesson tailored just for you! 

"I took an adult intermediate lesson on Monday. I just wanted to take a minute to tell all concerned what a Great experience it was. My instructors name was Patti. She was excellent and I learned a ton and had the best day of skiing in my life on Tuesday. So thanks to Copper and especially Patti what a great time!!!!"-Joe


When you book Group Lessons or Ride with Woodward semi-private lessons online or over the phone at least THREE days in advance you’ll save up to 20% off walk up rates.

Please bring your ID and order confirmation or shopping cart number to West Village Guest Services to get signed in. You may also call 866.549.9934 to reserve lessons.


All group lessons end April 9th - Private lessons are available through April 16th


Adult lessons are offered for ages 18 and up

Classes are available for all ability levels, from first timers to expert skiers and snowboarders.

2016/17 Adult Lessons Information

Dec 15 - April 9 Lessons will meet in West Village

What to expect?

  • Refine skills for improved balance and consistency
  • Increase confidence on steeper slopes and higher speeds
  • Explore new terrain on the mountain
  • Refine your techniques or explore new ones

You'll need

  • Winter clothing i.e. one pair of winter socks, long underwear, water proof & insulated jacket/pants, hat, gloves/mittens, sun glasses or goggles and a helmet is recommended (lesson participants under 18 are required to wear a helmet)

Some helpful links

2016/17 Learn to Ski & Snowboard Lesson

AM Lesson 9:30am - 12:30pm

PM Lesson 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Full Day Lesson 10:00am - 3:00pm

Half day lessons (AM & PM) are only available for first timers.

DatesLessonLesson / Lift TicketLesson / Rental EquipmentLesson/ Rental / Lift Ticket
Half Day Lessons
Dec 15 - Jan 8 $124 $134 $144 $154
Jan 9 - Feb 16 $114 $124 $134 $144
Feb 17 - April 9 $124 $134 $144 $154
Full Day Lessons
Dec 15 - Jan 8 $184 $204 $204 $224
Jan 9 - Feb 16 $174 $194 $194 $214
Feb 17 - April 9 $184 $204 $204 $224

This lift ticket is restricted to Lumberjack, Kokomo, Gem and Pitchfork lifts

Half-day lift and rental included the Adult Lesson packages are good for the whole day (including before/after lesson)

Purchase at least 3 days in advance and receive a 20% discount

Prices do not include applicable resort surcharges

2016/17 Adult Group Lessons

Dec 15 - April 9 Lessons will meet in West Village

Full Day Lesson 10:00am - 3:00pm

DatesLessonLesson / Lift TicketLesson / Rental EquipmentLesson/ Rental / Lift Ticket
Dec 15 - Jan 8 $184 $204 $204 $224
Jan 9 - Feb 16 $174 $194 $194 $214
Feb 17 - April 9 $184 $204 $204 $224

Purchase at least 3 days in advance and receive a 20% discount

Prices do not include applicable resort surcharges

2016/17 Ride with Woodward Adult Lessons

Come join us for a Ride with Woodward Lesson! The lesson includes developing park and pipe skills on the snow in Woodward's award winning terrain parks as well as in the Woodward Copper Barn, our 19,000 square foot indoor training facility. Our rockstar coaches will help take your skiing and riding to another level with an emphasis on working toward your specific goals! (They will also guide you through an Intro Session in The Barn if you have not yet had one!) Our lessons aren't just for experts, every terrain park ability level is welcome and no previous terrain park experience is required. We are excited about progression at all levels! Ride with Woodward Adult Lessons are for ages 18 and up.  Ride with Woodward lessons are semi-private with a maximum class size of 7.

DatesLesson OnlyLesson / Lift TicketLesson / Lift Ticket / Rentals
Dec 15 - Jan 8 $169 $189 $209
Jan 9 - Feb 16 $159 $179 $199
Feb 17 - April 9 $169 $189 $209

Lunch is included with price of lesson!

We strongly recommend booking in advance.

Prices do not include applicable resort surcharges




Diamond Cutters Guided Experience

*All Diamond Cutters guided tours end on April 9th


Experience all that Copper’s high alpine terrain has to offer with Copper’s Ski and Ride School!  With the Diamond Cutters program, you will ski or ride with an expert who will show you Copper’s more advanced terrain from an insider’s point of view.  This is an afternoon semi-private, guided experience.  The maximum class size is 4 people.  

Geared towards advanced skiers and snowboarders*.

  • Cost: $249 without a lift ticket or $269 with Lift Ticket
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Meeting location: Center Village
  • Program is based on availability
  • Available for ages 18+
  • Limited quantities are available; program is subject to weather and snow conditions
  • Book now by calling the Mountain Sports Sales Center at 866-385-0144 or 970-968-2318 x83023

This program is for those 18 years and older.

Lesson TypeRatesTimesLocation
Diamond Cutters Only $249 1:00pm-4:00pm Center Village
Diamond Cutters with lift ticket $269 1:00pm-4:00pm Center Village

Prices do not include applicable resort surcharges

All private lessons are based on availability. Advanced booking is recommended

This program is subject to closures based on weather and snow conditions. Diamond Cutters is purchased with the understanding that if you do not exhibit the skills needed to participate at the appropriate level, Copper’s Ski and Ride School will refund your money and dismiss you from the program. 

Skills Needed to Participate in Diamond Cutters: 

  • Skiers should be able to match skis on all blue terrain, complete hockey stops in both directions, be proficient in bumps, trees, terrain parks and off-piste, do consistent complementary pole plants, and ski in control. 
  • Snowboarders should be comfortable linking turns on black groomers, be proficient in bumps, trees, terrain parks, and off-piste, and snowboard in control.   

*A guided experience is different than a lesson.  Our guides will ski or snowboard with you and show you what the mountain has to offer.  If you are looking for an all-mountain experience with full instruction, consider booking a private lesson. 

To Book Diamond Cutters Call Us On 866.385.0144



Wear A Helmet

A helmet is required while skiing or riding for all youth (ages 18 & under) participants in group or private lessons. Rental Equipment packages include a helmet for children and teens 18 and under. Adults over 18 are not required to wear helmets, but it is highly encouraged. Helmets are also available to rent separately.


Prepare for Your Lesson

Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Please arrive with plenty of time to go through the check-in process at guest services and rentals; which begins at 8:00am. If you need rentals, please arrive at least 1 hour early to begin the rental process, or pick them up the night before after 3pm. All Programming & Locations are subject to change and may be dependent on snow & conditions. Call us direct at 866.549.9934.


We will begin selling lessons for the 2017-18 season in mid-August 2017.