Those taking private lessons at Winter Park will get extra pampering this winter. The new Private Lesson Center is at the base area in the Village at Winter Park, just a few feet from the Zephyr Express. It is set to open in mid-December.

Winter Park Ski & Ride School manager Chris Koch says staff and guests have been asking for such a facility. "This season, everything aligned perfectly. With everyone's support, this new center helps the Winter Park Ski & Ride School work towards our vision of ‘We exceed our guests' expectations with everything we do.'"

Those who sign up for a private lesson get certain amenities. A complimentary locker is provided for those with a full-day private. A concierge service is available for local dining and entertainment options. Arrange your rental equipment in advance and it will be delivered each morning. You'll zip up the Zephyr Express a lot faster with your own private lift line. Beginner skiers and riders will be shuttled via snowmobile to the Sorensen Park area. Boots hurt? You can get customized boot fitting on-site.

The new building also has a sitting area for you to relax with friends and family and talk about that big jump, or the gnarly wipeout.

Call ahead to make a reservation. Keep in mind you'll need to get your own lift ticket, but discounted tickets are available with private lessons. Lessons range from First Tracks Private, full-day and half-day privates, to a Park and Pipe Special.

More Information  Or call 970-726-1554.