ASK Programs

Aspen Supports Kids (ASK) is AVSC’s recreational division and serves as the starting block and foundation for all AVSC programs.  ASK is where athletes have the opportunity to build their skills, love and passion for skiing and snowboarding in an affordable group lesson with their local peers. ASK recreational programs serves kids 3.5 years of age through 12th grade in a series of either three, six, seven, eight or 12-day programs on Buttermilk, Snowmass and Highlands. Our ASK programs are taught by top level Aspen Skiing Company ski and snowboard pros. Once an ASK athlete turns seven, they have the opportunity to transition into one of our competitive TEAM programs or choose to continue with their ASK lesson progression. AVSC’s ASK program offers something for every athlete at every level… If you need help finding the right fit, do not hesitate to reach out! 

For more information regarding ASK Programs contact ASK Program Director Meredith Elwell 970-205-5161 or melwell@teamavsc.org

Registration for ASK 2022/23 Winter Programs is Open! The early registration and scholarship deadline for ASK programs is November 1 at 5 pm. 

For more information on important dates, deadlines, registration, ski passes, scholarships and more, please visit the ASK Information page here


PRESEASON

SNOBANDITS FULL DAY – 3 days skiing I Snowmass I Age 4* - Grade 2 I Levels vary

  • Dates: December 3, 10, 17 | 3 Saturdays
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility:
    • Kindergarten – Grade 2; All levels
    • Pre-Kindergarten (*must be 4 on or before September 15, 2022) Level 4 or above
  • Time: 9:30am – 3pm (5.5 Hour lesson)
  • Where: Base Village Snowmass
  • Details
    • Lunch included in program fee provided for full day lessons through the Treehouse.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only. 
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Equipment not included.
    • No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
  • Program Fee: $500 on or before November 1st; $560 on or after November 2nd

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SNOBANDITS HALF DAY – 3 days skiing I Snowmass I Age 3.5 - Pre-K I All Levels

  • Dates: December 3, 10, 17 | 3 Saturdays
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: 3.5 (Athletes born on or before 6/7/19 and potty trained) – Pre Kindergarten; All levels
  • Time: 8:45am – 11:45am (Half Day Lesson) or 12:30pm – 3:30pm (Half Day Lesson)
  • Where: Base Village Snowmass
  • Details:
    • Snack time offered in the Half Day lessons through the Treehouse; athletes to bring their own snacks that can fit in their ski jacket pockets or fanny pack.
    • Athletes must have a six and under full season ski pass
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Equipment not included.
    • No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
  • Program Fee: $260 on or before November 1st; $290 on or after November 2nd

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SNOBANDITS CROSSOVER FULL DAY  – 3 days Snowboarding I Snowmass I Grades 1-8 I Never ever - Level 1

  • Overview: INTRO TO SNOWBOARDING - Does your child want to try snowboarding? AVSC is excited to be offering a 3 day program for brand new snowboarders at Snowmass this winter.  This program is designed for kids who have never snowboarded and want to give it a try!
  • Dates: December 3, 10, 17 | 3 Saturdays
  • Who: Brand New Snowboarders
  • Age/Eligibility: Grade 1 - 8; Never ever - Level 1 
  • Time: 9:30am – 3pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • Where: Base Village Snowmass
  • Details
    • Lunch included in program fee provided for Full Day lessons through the Treehouse.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only. 
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Equipment not included.
    • No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
  • Program Fee: $500 on or before November 1st; $560 on or after November 2nd

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SNOWMASS PROGRAMS

ASPENAUTS – 7 days skiing I Age 4* - Kindergarten I Levels vary

  • Dates: January 7, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 25 March 4 | 7 days 
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility:
    • Pre-Kindergarten (*must be 4 on or before September 15, 2022) | Level 4 and above
    • Kindergarten| All Levels
  • Time: 9am – 2:30pm OR 10am – 3:30pm (5.5 hour Lesson) *exact time slot will be announced before the start of the program.
  • Where: Base Village Snowmass
  • Details:
    • Lunch will be included in the price of the program and offered through the Tree House.
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
  • Program Fee: $1,010 on or before November 1st; $1,125 on or after November 2nd

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SNOWARRIORS SNOWMASS SATURDAYS – 7 days skiing I Grades 1 - 4 I Level 4 or above

  • Saturday Dates: January 7, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 25, March 4 | 7 days of lessons
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 1 – 4 | Skiers: Level 4 and above
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm (5.5 Hour Lesson)
  • Where: Snowmass Two Creeks
    **New This Year: 1st Graders will start and finish out of Base Village. 
  • Details:
    • All athletes will be required to bring their own lunch that fits in a fanny pack or a tight fitting backpack.  Shelter will be provided where athletes will eat lunch.
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • All beginners (level 1 – 3 skier & level 1 – 5 snowboarder) in Grades 1- 12 must sign up for Snowarrior Buttermilk Programs.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
    • Scholarships available. 
    • No transportation on Saturday. Transportation provided on Sunday only.
  • Program Fee: $870 on or before November 1st; $970 on or after November 2nd

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SNOWARRIORS SNOWMASS SUNDAYS – 7 days skiing and snowboarding I Grades 2 - 12 I Level 4 and above

  • Sunday Dates: January 8, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 26 March 5 | 7 days of lessons
  • Who: Skiers and Snowboarders
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 2 – 12 | Skiers: Level 4 and above | Snowboarders: Level 4 and above
    ** PRIORITY TO THOSE THAT QUALIFY FOR TRANSPORTATION**
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm (5.5 Hour Lesson)
  • Where: Snowmass Two Creeks
  • Transportation: Free transportation from down valley bus stops based on availability.  Please apply for a seat in the registration process.
  • Details:
    • All athletes will be required to bring their own lunch that fits in a fanny pack or a tight fitting backpack.  Shelter will be provided where athletes will eat lunch.
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • All beginners (level 1 – 3 skier & level 1 – 5 snowboarder) in Grades 1- 12 must sign up for Snowarrior Buttermilk Programs.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
    • Scholarships available.
    • Down valley transportation available based on availability.
  • Program Fee: $870 on or before November 1st; $970 on or after November 2nd

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BUTTERMILK PROGRAMS

POWDER PANDAS – 6 days skiing I Kindergarten I All levels

  • Dates: January 7, 8, 14 February 4, 11, 25 | 6 days of lessons
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Kindergarteners | All levels
  • Time: 8:45 am – 2:15 pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • Where: Buttermilk Hideout
  • Details:
    • All athletes will be required to bring their own lunch in a lunch sack or brown paper bag.  Shelter will be provided where athletes will eat lunch in the Hideout or Cliff House.
    • There will be no lessons over X-Games and President’s Day Weekend.
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
  • Program Fee: $745 on or before November 1st; $830 on or after November 2nd

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SNOWARRIORS BUTTERMILK SATURDAY – 6 days skiing I Grades 1 - 4 I Level 3 or above

  • Saturday Dates: January 7, 14 February 4, 11, 25 March 4 | 6 days of lessons
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 1 – 4 | Level 3 or above.  
  • Time: 9am – 2:30pm (5.5 Hour Lesson)
  • Place: Base of Buttermilk
  • Details:
    • Lunch is included in the price of the program and will be offered through Bumps & Cliffhouse Restaurant. 
    • There will be no lessons over X-Games and President’s Day Weekend Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
    • Scholarships are available.
    • No transportation on Saturday. Transportation provided on Sunday only.
  • Program Fee: $865 on or before November 1st; $965 on or after November 2nd

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SNOWARRIORS BUTTERMILK SUNDAY – 6 days skiing or snowboarding I Grades 1 - 12 I All Levels

  • Sunday Dates: January 8, 15 February 5, 12, 26 March 5 | 6 days of lessons 
    Who: Skiers and Snowboarders
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 1 – 12 | Skiers and Snowboarders: All Levels
     PRIORITY TO THOSE THAT QUALIFY FOR TRANSPORTATION
  • Time: 9am – 2:30pm (5.5 Hour Lesson)
  • Transportation: Free transportation from down valley bus stops based on availability.  Please apply for a seat in the registration process.
  • Where: Base of Buttermilk
  • Details:
    • Lunch is included in the price of the program and will be offered through Bumps & Cliffhouse Restaurant.
    • There will be no lessons over X-Games and President’s Day Weekend
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
    • Scholarships are available.
    • Down valley transportation available based on availability.
  • Program Fee: $865 on or before November 1st; $965 on or after November 2nd

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HIGHLANDS PROGRAMS 

BIGHORNS – 8 days skiing I Kindergarten & Grade 1 I Level 6 and above

  • Overview: Geared towards skiers who are ready for the challenge of Highlands and who are already a strong level 6 skier.  Athletes should be able to handle poles, hockey stop, and make consistent parallel turns.
  • Dates: January 7, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 5 | 8 days of skiing
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility:  Kindergarten – Grade 1| Level 6 and above
  • Time: 9am – 2:30pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • Where: Aspen Highlands Base
  • Details:
    • Lunch will be included in the price of the program and offered through the Merry Go Round.
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • No scholarships available for this program, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.
  • Program Fee: $1,150 on or before November 1st; $1,280 on or after November 2nd

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RIDGERUNNERS – 12 days skiing I Grades 1 - 8 I Level 6 and above

  • Overview: Ridgerunners become well-rounded skiers who can ski anywhere. This program allows athletes to experience an introduction to competition (giant slalom race, obstacle course, moguls competition, etc.) and is a stepping stone to AVSC’s TEAM (competitive) programs.
  • Dates: January 7, 8, 21, 28, 29 February 5, 11, 12, 25, 26 March 4, 5 | 7 Saturdays and 5 Sundays I 12 Days of lessons
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:30pm OR 9:15am – 2:45pm (5.5 Hour Lesson)
    *exact time slot will be announced before the start of the program.
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 1 – 8 | Level 6 and above
  • Where: Highlands – AVSC Clubhouse
  • Details:
    • Lunch will be included in the price of the program and offered through the Merry Go Round.
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • Price does not include lift ticket.
    • Participants must purchase a full season pass for $249. 
    • Scholarships available.
  • Program Fee: $1,725 on or before November 1st; $1,920 on or after November 2nd

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ALL MOUNTAIN PROGRAMS 

MOUNTAIN EXPRESS – 8 days skiing I Grades 5 - 8 I Level 5 and above.

  • Overview: All Mountain Express Program is for skiers who want to experience the terrain on all four of our mountains under the guidance of great professional instructors in a fun, recreational group environment. This group will ski two days on each of our 4 mountains.  Skiers must be well-rounded and a strong level 5 or above.
  • Dates: January 7, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 5  | 8 days of lessons - 7 Saturdays and 1 Sundays (Last weekend is Saturday & Sunday)
  • Time: 9am – 2:30pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 5 – 8 | Level 5 and above.
  • Place: Announced week to week and communicated via email.
  • Details:
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • All athletes will be required to bring their own lunch that fits in a fanny pack or a tight fitting back pack.  Shelter will be provided where athletes will eat lunch.
    • Price include lift ticket for days of lessons only.
    • Scholarships available.
  • Program Fee: $990 on or before November 1st; $1,100 on or after November 2nd

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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS - SNOWMASS AND BUTTERMILK 

WEEKDAY WAHOOS FULL DAY – 6 days skiing I Snowmass I Pre K 4 I Level 4 and above

  • Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14 | TUESDAYS 
  • Who: Skiers 
  • Age/Eligibility: Pre-Kindergarten (must be 4 on or before September 15, 2022) Level 4 or above
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm (5.5 Hour lesson)
  • Where: Base Village Snowmass
  • Details
    • Lunch included in program fee provided for full day lessons through the Treehouse.
    • Athletes must have a six and under full season ski pass
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
Program Fee: $865 on or before November 1st; $965 on or after November 2nd

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WEEKDAY WAHOOS HALF DAY  – 6 days Skiing I Age 3.5 - Pre-K I All Levels

NOTE: AVSC is offering Weekday Wahoo half day programming to local preschool classrooms.  Please sign up for your school’s block noted below.  If your school did not create a block, you have the opportunity to sign up for the “open enrollment” spaces.  If you would like to add an additional lesson on a different day than your school’s block, you can sign up for any of the “open enrollment” spaces.

Who: Skiers
Age/Eligibility: 3.5 (Athletes born on or before 8/31/19 and potty trained) – Pre Kindergarten I All levels
Time: 8:45am – 11:45am OR 12:30pm – 3:30pm I Half Day Lessons
​Dates: 

Snowmass Base Village:
Wednesdays: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
Thursdays: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 
 
Buttermilk Hideout:
Tuesdays: January 3, 10, 17, 31 February 7, 14 
Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18, February 1, 8, 15
 
Classroom Blocks:
Buttermilk
Tuesdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | Wildwood &  OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACES
Tuesdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Honeytree & The Cottage & Aspen Jewish Community Center & OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACES
Wednesdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | ACDS  & Aspen Sprouts  & OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACES 
Wednesdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Honeytree & Growing Years & ELC 
 
Snowmass
Wednesdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | Blue Lake Preschool 
Wednesdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACES
Thursdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | ELC & Little Red Schoolhouse & Woody Creek Kids 
Thursdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACES

Details:
  • Athletes to bring their own snacks that can fit in their ski jacket pockets or fanny pack.
  • Snacks time offered in the Half Day lessons through the Treehouse and Hideout.
  • Athletes must have a six and under full season ski pass
  • No scholarships are available for this program, but payment plans can be arranged.
Program Fee: $440 on or before November 1st; $490 on or after November 2nd

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