Start With Woodward

New to skiing/riding? Come Start with Woodward in this semi-private lesson on snow and inside the Barn!

2016/17 Start with Woodward Information

*All Woodward group lessons end April 9th - private lessons are available through April 16th

Woodward Copper is a world renowned professional training center for pros, amateurs, and beginners alike. We are now opening up our amazing training facility and coaching staff to help start beginners on their path to success. Learn and progress while having fun—Start with Woodward!

Skiers and snowboarders age 6-17 can now learn in the coolest place with the best coaches! Your lesson will start on snow in West Village where you will learn the skills needed to take your skiing and riding into the park and pipe. Then, after lunch, you and your coach will head over to our 19,000 square foot indoor training facility the Woodward Copper Barn to utilize our skatelite learning terrain and Burton Snowboard’s ParkBoard™ indoor snowboards and ParkSki™ training skis to simplify the learning curve. This enables you to connect your on-hill experience with our world-class indoor training techniques.


What to expect?

  • Start with Woodward Lessons are semi-private with a guaranteed maximum class size of 5.
  • Lessons begin at 9:30am and end at 4:00pm daily (6.5 hours including lunch—lunch is included with cost of lesson!).
  • Start with Woodward Lessons are for skiers and snowboarders ages 6-17.
  • No previous experience necessary:  Open to all ability Levels including those who have never skied or snowboarded.

 Book 1 day in advance to SAVE 20% Off! We strongly recommend booking in advance.

(Are you an intermediate or advanced skier or snowboarder? Check out Ride with Woodward Lessons

NEW for the 2016/17 season, Copper Mountain Season Pass holders will receive 50% off their first Start with Woodward or Ride with Woodward on-snow lesson!



Tentative Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 - 9:00---Arrive at West Village Guest Services to check in and get fitted for rentals if needed.
  • 9:00 - 9:30---Meet your coach next to the Woodward flag on-snow behind the Gear Check Shack. Stretch, put on sunscreen and get stoked for the day.
  • 9:20 - 9:30---Break into groups and head up the mountain with your coach.
  • 9:30 - 1:00---Ski or Ride with your coach, learn the skills needed to take your skiing and riding into the park.
  • 1:00 - 2:00---Lunch (Included with the cost of your lesson!)
  • 2:00 - 4:00---Head to the Woodward Copper Barn to connect your on hill experience to indoor movements.
  • 4:00---Meet with you parents and discuss your awesome day, stay for a Drop-In Session to keep the good times going!





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.