Apex Snow School FAQs

Once I arrive at Apex Resort, where do I go for my lessons and rentals?

Both the Apex Snow School and the Apex Rental Shop are conveniently located together below the Mountain Shop and The Edge Bistro.

My children are booked for the Rippin Rascals (Ages 3-5) Snow School and Rentals. Where do I go and what do I need to know?

This facility is located across from the Apex Mountain Shop and next to the Apex Day Lodge.

If you have reserved lessons, please confirm the start time(s) for your lessons and plan to arrive at least 1 hour early. This will ensure that yourself and family members will be ready for the start of your lesson(s).

If your whole family will is taking lessons, please proceed to Rippin’ Rascals first, where the youngest members of your family can check-in and get organized. Once they are registered, our staff will ensure that they are ready for their fun day on the slopes. The rest of the family can then head down to the Snow School desk to check-in for their lessons/rentals.

What is the best clothing to wear?

It is important to remember that this is a winter sport. Please dress in layers. We suggest a base layer of a moisture-wicking material. COTTON IS THE WORST. Do not layer socks for warmth, instead, invest in a good pair of THIN wool socks. A warm, water-resistant or repellent layer is best for your outer layers. Jeans or sweats and hoodies DO NOT make for a fun day in the snow. Woolen gloves or mitts will get wet fast and your day will be short. Again, wear a water-resistant or repellant outer shell with a woolen liner. Keep your head warm. A toque (for all you out-of-country visitors, this is also known as a wool hat) is best. Helmets are strongly recommended and a thin wool cap and be worn underneath for extra warmth.

What else do I need to know?

Eye protection is important. Goggles are best for wintry conditions, but sunglasses can also work well on warm spring days.

Don’t forget the sunscreen! You can and will burn just as easily on the ski hill as you would on the beach. Remember to keep sunscreen in your jacket. If you leave it in your car it will freeze.

What equipment can I rent at Apex?

We rent skis, boots, boards, and poles. We do not have winter clothing for rent. Clothing can be purchased, in the Apex Mountain Shop located conveniently above the rental shop. There, you can also find accessories such as gloves, toques (hats) socks, and goggles.

Please contact us directly if you have any further questions or concerns:

Phone: 1-877-777-2739
Email: SnowSchool@ApexResort.com

*Listed prices DO NOT include Tax and all prices are subject to change without notice.