Ski / Snowboard School

My name is Pedro Antonio Vergara, director of the Ski and Snowboard School of Cerro Castor. I have been running this school since 2007. Our school is staffed with 100 instructors teaching ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, and Freeride and special abilities.

Welcome and thank you for trusting us in helping you discover and enjoy our incredible scenario, where you can share nature and make friends in a dreamy location from the very first steps on snow. Come and enjoy the new season with us.

General Terms and Conditions for Lesson Reservation and Cancellation at the Ski School

1. The amounts paid by customers for services hired at the Ski School are not refundable.

2. Group child or adult lessons cannot be changed for private lessons.

3. To change a scheduled lesson requires, at least, a two (2) hour advance notice; otherwise, the lesson will be regarded as given.

4. Lesson reservation via e-mail should be made ten (10) days in advance in order to ensure you good service and instructor availability.

5. A lesson lasts 55 minutes.

6. Lessons start and end at the time agreed upon at the Secretariat. If a student turns out after the set time, the lesson will be given for the time already agreed upon. No additional time will be allowed.

7. Lesson suspension due to adverse weather conditions, such as wind, rain, or snow, is not at all uncommon on a mountain in winter. If lift facilities are out of order, lesson/s will be rescheduled or a voucher will be issued and used during the following season. No refunds will apply.

8. The gear (boots, skis, or snowboard) are not included.

9. The Child Care Center is open from 09:45 am to 5:00 pm. Service does NOT INCLUDE lunch, so children should be withdrawn at lunch time.

10. The Children School and Snow Kindergarten hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and they INCLUDE lunch and tea-time service. (Half-day Snow Kindergarten includes tea-time service only.)

11. The meeting point for half day in the Snow Garden is at the Magic Carpet, at an altitude of 480, at 2:00 pm.

Individual Lessons

To make the most of your time, the ski school suggests your hiring: Full Day, Half Day or Two (2) hours, this way we ensure the lesson success. Full day and half day are our school most exclusive services. We encourage our guests to take this service for the whole family and split the hours as per their needs, it has the most inexpensive rate.

Group Lessons

Group lessons have, ideally, a maximum number of 10 students per class and a minimum of 4. They are organized in modules of 2 hours a day, during the morning.

Individual Lessons for all levels

It is the most appropriate option for those who need a full time instructor, whether to take the first steps in skiing, improve the technical level or get to know the snowmass trails of Cerro Castor in a safe way.

Pay your ski lessons online

Since 2014 season, you can pay your ski lesson reservations on this web site. Look for the caption SKI SCHOOL PAYMENT at the top of this web site and secure your reservation anywhere you are. Please note that, before you pay, you should have your reservation confirmed by the Ski School. Once they confirm availability, instructors, and times, you will be able to make the payment and confirm your reservation.

Park freeride

We have the best level of instructors that have won many ski and snowboard international competitions.

Special Abilities Service

Only with advanced reservations; send an e-mail to organize lessons per students’ different abilities.

Mountain guide service

Cross-country ski with practice at different difficulty levels and risk management. Half- and full-day lessons should be requested one day in advance.

Pay your ski lessons online

Since 2014 season, you can pay your ski lesson reservations on this web site. Look for the caption SKI SCHOOL PAYMENT at the top of this web site and secure your reservation anywhere you are.