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. Programming is skill based development and not terrain based.  ASK recreational programs serves kids 3.5 years of age through 12th grade in a series of either three, six, seven, eight or twelve-day programs on Buttermilk, Snowmass, Highlands and Aspen Mountain. Our ASK programs are taught by top level Aspen Skiing Company ski and snowboard pros. Once an ASK athlete turns seven and is a level 7 ski/snowboarder, 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.

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

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


 

PRESEASON

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

  • Dates: December 2, 9, 16 | 3 Saturdays
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility:
    • Kindergarten – Grade 2; All levels
    • Pre-Kindergarten 4 years old (*must be 4 on or before September 15, 2023) AND Level 4 or above
    • Please join the waitlist if spaces are full at the time of registration.  If there is enough demand, we will consider expansion to Sundays (November 26, December 3 & 10).
  • 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.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration. For athletes 6 and under (*must be 6 through February 15th, 2024), no voucher is required, and cost is $0.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Equipment is not included.
    • No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
  • Program Fee: $525 on or before November 1st; $585 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • Dates: December 2, 9, 16 | 3 Saturdays
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: 3.5 by the start of the program (must be born on or before 6/2/2020 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.
    • Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.  6 and under lift tickets are $0; no AVSC voucher required.
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Equipment is not included.
    • No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
  • Program Fee: $275 on or before November 1st; $310 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 2, 9, 16 | 3 Saturdays
  • Who: Brand New Snowboarders
  • Age/Eligibility: Grade 1 - 8; Never ever - Level 1 
  • 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.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  For athletes 6 and under (*must be 6 through February 15th, 2024), no voucher is required, and cost is $0.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Equipment not included.
    • No refunds due to early season ski conditions.
  • Program Fee: $525 on or before November 1st; $585 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

SNOWMASS PROGRAMS

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

  • Dates: January 6, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 24 March 2 | 7 days 
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility:
    • Pre-Kindergarten (*must be 4 on or before September 15, 2023) | Level 4 or above
    • Kindergarten | All Levels
  • Time: 8:45am – 2:15pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • 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.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  For athletes 6 and under (*must be 6 through February 15th, 2024), no voucher is required, and cost is $0.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
  • Program Fee: $1,075 on or before November 1st; $1,195 on or after November 2nd 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • Saturday Dates: January 6, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 24, March 2 | 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:
    • 1st Grade Location: Snowmass Base Village
    • 2nd – 4th Grade Location: Two Creeks
  • Details:
    • Lunch is included in the price of the program and will be offered through Two Creeks, Elk Camp, High Alpine and other various on mountain restaurants.
    • 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.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • Scholarships available. 
    • No transportation on Saturday. Transportation provided on Sunday only.
  • Program Fee: $1,055 on or before November 1st; $1,175 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • Sunday Dates: January 7, 21, 28 February 4, 11, 25, March 3 | 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:
    • Lunch is included in the price of the program and will be offered through Two Creeks, Elk Camp, High Alpine and other various on mountain restaurants.
    • 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.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • Scholarships available.
    • Down valley transportation available based on availability.
  • Program Fee: $1,055 on or before November 1st; $1,175 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

BUTTERMILK PROGRAMS

POWDER PANDAS – 6 days skiing I Kindergarten I All levels

  • Dates: January 6, 13 February 3, 10, 24 March 2 | 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.
    • There are lessons over MLK weekend.
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  For athletes 6 and under (*must be 6 through February 15th, 2024), no voucher is required, and cost is $0.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    Program Fee: $785 on or before November 1st; $875 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • Saturday Dates: January 6, 13 February 3, 10, 24 March 2 | 6 days of lessons
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 1 – 4 | Level 3 or above.  
  • Time: 9:00 am – 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 Buttermilk Mountain Lodge & Cliffhouse Restaurant. 
    • There will be no lessons over X-Games and President’s Day Weekend
    • There are lessons over MLK.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • Scholarships are available.
    • No transportation on Saturday. Transportation provided on Sunday only.
  • Program Fee: $905 on or before November 1st; $1,010 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

  • Sunday Dates: January 7, 14 February 4, 11, 25 March 3 | 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: 9:00 am – 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 Buttermilk Mountain Lodge & Cliffhouse Restaurant.
    • There will be no lessons over X-Games and President’s Day Weekend
    • There are lessons over MLK.
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • Scholarships are available.
    • Down valley transportation available based on availability.
  • Program Fee: $905 on or before November 1st; $1,010 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

CROSSOVER FULL DAY – 3 days snowboarding 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 Buttermilk this spring.  This program is designed for kids who have never snowboarded and want to give it a try! 
  • Dates: March 10, 17, 24
  • Who: Brand New Snowboarders
  • Age/Eligibility: Grade 1 - 8; Never ever - Level 1 
  • Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • Where: Base of Buttermilk
  • Details
    • Lunch included in program fee.  Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  
    • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged. 
    • Equipment NOT included.
  • Program Fee: $525 on or before November 1st; $585 on or after November 2nd 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 6, 7, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 24, March 2 | 8 days of lessons
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility:  Kindergarten – Grade 1| Level 6 and above
  • Time: 9:00 am – 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.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration for athletes over 6 years of age.  For athletes 6 and under (*must be 6 through February 15th, 2024), no voucher is required, and cost is $0.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
  • Program Fee: $1,225 on or before November 1st; $1,365 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 (development/competitive) programs.
  • Dates: January 6, 7, 20, 27, 28 February 3, 4, 10, 24, 25 March 2, 3  | 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 $254.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration and athlete must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • Scholarships available.
  • Program Fee: $1,780 on or before November 1st; $1,980 on or after November 2nd 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

ALL MOUNTAIN PROGRAMS 

ALL 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 6, 7, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 24, March 2 | 8 days of lessons - 7 Saturdays and 1 Sunday
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:30pm (5.5 hour Lesson)
  • Who: Skiers
  • Age/Eligibility: Grades 5 – 8 | Level 5 and above.
  • Where: Announced week to week and communicated via email.
  • Details:
    • There will be no lessons on Martin Luther King Weekend and President’s Day Weekend
    • Lunch is included in the price of the program. 
    • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  Voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration and athletes must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
    • Scholarships available.
  • Program Fee: $1,200 on or before November 1st; $1,335 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS - SNOWMASS AND BUTTERMILK 

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 by the start of the program (must be born on or before 6/10/20 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 10, 24, 31 February 7,14, 28
Thursdays: January 11, 25 February 1, 8, 22, 29 

Snowmass Blocks
Wednesdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | Blue Lake Preschool 
Wednesdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Waldkinder & OPEN ENROLLMENT
Thursdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | ELC & Little Red Schoolhouse & Woody Creek Kids 
Thursdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACE 
 
Buttermilk Hideout:
Tuesdays: January 9, 16 February 6, 13, 27 March 5
Wednesdays: January 10, 17 February 7, 14, 28 March 6 

Buttermilk Blocks
Tuesdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | Wildwood & LIMITED OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACE 
Tuesdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Honeytree & The Cottage & LIMITED OPEN ENROLLMENT SPACE
Wednesdays | 8:45am – 11:45am | ACDS & Aspen Sprouts & Pre School of the Arts 
Wednesdays | 12:30pm – 3:30pm | Honeytree & Growing Years & ELC 

Details:
  • Athletes to bring their own snacks that can fit in their ski jacket pockets or fanny pack.
  • Snack time offered in the Half Day lessons through the Treehouse and Hideout.
  • Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.  6 and under lift tickets are $0; no AVSC voucher required.
  • No scholarships are available for this program, but payment plans can be arranged.
Program Fee: $465 on or before November 1st; $520 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED

WEEKDAY WAHOOS FULL DAY  – 6 days Skiing I Age 4 or older I Level 4 or higher

Overview: This program is for those skiers that are age 4 or older AND level 4 or higher and looking for a full day lesson.   
Dates: January 10, 24, 31 February 7,14, 28 | 6 Wednesdays
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm (5.5 Hour lesson)
Who: Skiers
Age/Eligibility: Pre-Kindergarten 4 years old (*must be 4 on or before September 15, 2023) AND Level 4 or above
Where: Base Village Snowmass
Details
  • Lunch included in the program fee provided for full day lessons through the Treehouse.
  • Price includes lift pass on lesson days only.  A voucher will be emailed from AVSC after registration. For athletes 6 and under (*must be 6 through February 15th, 2024), no voucher is required, and cost is $0.  Must secure physical lift ticket prior to start of program from Aspen Skiing Company ticket office.
  • No scholarships are available, but payment plans can be arranged.
  • Equipment is not included.
Program Fee: $905 on or before November 1st; $1010 on or after November 2nd

REGISTRATION CLOSED


Aspen Supports Kids (ASK) Refund Policy: 100% Refunds are permitted before December 1, 2024.  After December 1, 2024, refunds are only available for documented medical reasons that result in season-ending injury and will be prorated based on the number of days missed. Any season pass discounted through enrollment in AVSC will be voided upon withdrawal. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee.