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Horst Locher Snowsports School



First-Time Packages - 8 Years of Age & Older

This three-part package is available for first-time skiers and snowboarders ages eight years and over. The package includes equipment rental, a one and a quarter hour group lesson, and a carpet lift/slope use ticket for the day.

First-Time Ski & Snowboard Packages are restricted to the beginner area; however, after three hours of skiing/riding, the ticket may be upgraded to a chair lift ticket. Weekday upgrade is $10, weekend and holiday upgrade is $20. The lift ticket is good until the lifts close.

Sign-Up for the First-Time Ski & Snowboard Packages is located at lift ticket sales. The group lesson classes meet on the slope in front of the Ski School Office. Signs are posted in the snow designating appropriate meeting place for First-Time Skiers or First-Time Snowboarders.






Classes Begin:

Weekdays: 10am, 12pm
Weekends: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

  Weekdays Weekends/Holidays
Juniors Ages 8-12 $64 $75
Adults Ages 13-64 $69 $85
Seniors Ages 65 & Older $64 $75
Military & Dependents $64 $75





Kinder School

Our Kinder Ski & Snowboard Programs are designed to teach children ages 4 1/2 to 7 how to ski and ages 6-7 how to snowboard.

The Children's Snowsports Learning Center features two carpet lifts, creating a fun and exciting environment for your child's learning experience and putting your mind at ease while you take a lesson, hit the upper slopes, or relax by the fire in the Fireside Grill or the Copper Kettle Bar & Lounge.

Priority will be shown to those with prepaid online reservations. Please pre-register for your preferred time and date to guarantee that you will have your spot in the program. Walk-Ins will be accepted as class space allows.

Program Rates

Half-Day Session: Carpet Lift Ticket & Lesson - $60  
                                With Rental - $75





Program Times

Unfortunately, the Kinder School Snowboard Program is not available on weekdays.

  Check-In Time Pick-Up Time
Weekend Morning Session 9:30am - 10:00am 12:00pm
Weekend Afternoon Session 1:30pm - 2:00pm 4:00pm
Weekday Morning Session 9:45am - 10:00am 12:00pm
Weekday Afternoon Session 1:45pm - 2:00pm 4:00pm





Included in Kinder School Session are:

  • Lift Ticket
  • 1 1/2 hours of ski or snowboard instruction*
  • Indoor Activities
  • Hot chocolate and snack break

*Actual time on the snow may vary depending on weather conditions or your child's willingness to participate. Our philosophy is to encourage children to ski and snowboard, to let them enjoy themselves, and to give themconfidence so that they want to keep trying. Most children respond positively to the reassuring attitude of our instructors and want to join their new friends on the snow. If your child responds better to one-on-one attention, we also offer private lesson, subject to instructor availability.

Weekend: Kinder School is designed for First Time and Beginner level skiers and snowboarders. The Main area for this program is our Children's Area and lower slopes.

Weekday: Kinder School is designed for First-Time Skiers only. The main area for this program is our Children's Area.

We accept students on a first-come, first-served basis. You may sign up for half-day or full-day sessions, but full-day students should be picked up at noon to enjoy lunch with your family.

Check-In is at the Snowsports School front desk located at the base of the Little Nip ski slope. Rental equipment for the Kinder School program is handled by the Ski School after you check-in for the program.

The easiest way for your children to get straight to the slopes is by using our ONLINE RESERVATION. That way, all of the paperwork will be completed when you arrive and you can just sign and ride.




Private Lessons

A private lesson is the perfect way to get quality one-on-one time with an instructor who will tailor a learning session to meet your specific needs. Subject to instructor availability, private lessons are offered for every skiing and snowboarding ability and to anyone five years of age or older.

For an additional fee, you can pair up with a friend, spouse or sibling; however the lesson will be more productive if both students ski or snowboard at the same level.



Private Instruction Rates

Private Lesson (1 Hour) $75
Private Lesson (2 Hour) $135
Racing Private Lesson (1 Hour) $95
Additional Person per Hour $45






Ski & Snowboard Race Training Clinics

Bryce Resort now boasts one of the  largest ski teams, with over 60 racers, in the Southern Region. Children may start Race Training Clinics as young as six years of age.  

For more prices, dates and more information, click here!


The National Standard Race offers recreational skiers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to test their skills against the national NASTAR pacesetter. Platinum, gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded based on an individual's time, as handicapped by age category and gender.  Don't miss the opportunity to see your NASTAR results on the Internet at www.nastar.com.

Nastar Races are held Saturday, Sunday and Holiday afternoons. Start times vary and registration is in the ski school and must be done prior to race start.  Call 540-856-2121 ext. 229 for the latest information and current start time.  The cost is $7 for two runs.

Bryce Resort Event Schedule

December 20, 2015 - USSA GS
January 9, 2016 - USSA SL
January 10, 2016 - USSA SL
January 23, 2016 - USCSA Collegiate GS
January 24, 2016 - USCSA Collegiate GS
January 30, 2016 - USCSA Collegiate Slalom
January 31, 2016 - USCSA Collegiate Slalom

March 13, 2016 - Locher Dual Challenge Race