Afton Alps is closed for the 2021-22 winter season. Thank you for a great winter in the valley above!

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2021/22: What You Need To Know

Book a lesson and add a discounted lift ticket at checkout! We remain committed to doing everything we can to help keep you and your family safe this season. Click here to learn more about our safety protocols.

2021/22 Covid Information

For more information on how we are prioritizing the health and safety of our Ski & Ride School guests and employees in response to COVID-19 this year, please visit the Ski & Ride School FAQ section of our Winter Experience page.


What ski and ride school offerings will you provide this year at your resorts?
We are pleased to be resuming more ski and ride school programs this season, including those for younger children. Specifics can be found on our ski and ride school page.


Will face coverings be required in ski and ride school this season?
No. Face coverings are not required to ski and ride, or in gondolas or indoor spaces at this time, unless required by local public health or CDC designation. This includes restaurants, lodging properties, restrooms, retail and rental locations, and base areas. However, face coverings are still required on buses and shuttles.


What is the cancellation and refund policy for Ski & Ride School lessons?
Changes or cancellations can be made in advance of your lesson date by contacting the Ski & Ride School conducting your lesson. Any Ski & Ride School product that is cancelled prior to 24 hours of the lesson start time will be issued a full refund. Any Ski & Ride School product that is cancelled within 24 hours of the lesson start time will be charged a cancellation fee.

For more information on refunds and cancellations, please refer to the Ski & Ride School Terms of Sale. 

Will you adjust this policy if the situation with COVID-19 changes?
All of our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change, however, this is our current policy.


Are you requiring your staff to be vaccinated?
Yes. Vail Resorts requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Will Vail Resorts require proof of vaccination to enter or dine at restaurants?
No. As of March 12, we do not require proof of vaccination for guests to access any area of the resort, including dining and ski and ride school.