ski & snowboard

LESSON
PACKAGES

AGES 12 & OLDER

FIRST TIME PACKAGE

Includes: Lift Ticket, 2 Hour Lesson, & Rental Equipment

LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD

If you’ve never skied or snowboarded before but think it’s time for you to get out on the slopes, this is your starting point. Learn the basic skills to kick-start your passion for skiing or snowboarding with dedicated and professional instructors.

Start Times: 10:00am (Morning) 1:00pm (Afternoon)
Arrive EARLY – 30min to 1 hour (best practice)
Lift Ticket: Beginner Lifts ONLY (Magic / Wizard / Galena)
Lesson: 2 Hour Lesson
Lift tickets and rental equipment are good for the entire day!
Ski Package: Skis, boots, and poles
Snowboard: Snowboard + Boots (limited slots – subject to sellout)

Learn-at-your-own-pace lessons (offered on weekends and holiday periods) focus on students migrating from one learning station to another (5 in all; Orientation, Slide and Glide, Wedge and Stop, Flying Jenny, and Riding the Chair) allowing the guests to progress at their own individual pace. This method allows for those individuals who master certain skills at an advanced pace to move quickly through the stations, but also allows unlimited practice time for those having challenges in a given area to have ample practice time. Students can even take a break and come back and rejoin a station at any time. If you are learning to ski and ride with friends or family, you can make the choice of whether to progress together as a group or at your own pace individually.


FLIGHT PLAN

This is your best value 2-day* First Time Package. Build up your skills and get the most out of your progression lessons with the Flight Plan. It’s a great way to go.

SKI ONLY
Includes 2 consecutive days of: Lift Tickets, 2-Hour Lessons, and Rental Equipment

Start Times: 10:00am
Arrive EARLY – 30 min to 1 hour
Lift Ticket: 
Beginner Lifts ONLY (Magic / Wizard / Galena)
Lesson: 2-Hour Lesson, each day
Lift tickets and rental equipment are good for the entire day!
Ski Package: Skis, boots, and poles
Snowboard NOT AVAILABLE

*Two Consecutive Days

NEXT STEP

Not your first rodeo… but you’re still pretty new on the snow? Try out our Next Step Package.

SKI ONLY
Includes: Lift Ticket, 2 Hour Lesson, and Rental Equipment

Start Times: 10:00am (Morning) or 1:00pm (Afternoon)
Arrive EARLY – 30 min to 1 hour
Lift Ticket: Beginner Lifts ONLY (Magic / Wizard / Galena)
Lesson: 2 Hour “NOVICE” Lesson
Lift tickets and rental equipment are good for the entire day!
Ski Package: Skis, boots, and poles
Snowboard NOT AVAILABLE


Need to Cancel your lesson?


If you are unable to make your lesson, please fill out the reservation refund form below. Please request a REFUND in the notes. Then to rebook, simply buy a new lesson at a later date. We ask that you do this 24-hours prior to lesson time in order to free up space in those lessons. If there is an unforeseen event prohibiting your travel on the same day, please contact Guest Services by calling 775-849-0704, ext. 215 to let them know that you will not be able to make it to the lesson.

Lesson Essentials


Lesson Redemption

  • Arrive EARLY – plan on 30 min or even an hour early. It’s Always a good practice to be ahead of the game. Getting through the Rental Line and having some extra time is less stressful as well
  • The Lesson & Rental pickup is on the Lower Level of the Main Lodge. Enter through the front of the main lodge, make a right and head downstairs.
  • Redeem your Lesson package at the desk and once you have been fitted for equipment, the Lesson meeting area is outside on show behind the lodge.
  • Lesson times are set by online reservations.

Riding the Chair

  • Get Ready
  • Move to the Load Sign
  • Sit Back Against the Chair
  • Put the Bar Down

unloading the chair

  • Raise the Bar
  • Keep Ski Tips Up
  • Stand Up and Push Off
  • Clear Unload Area

What to wear

DO’s

Dress in Layers
(always easy to shed a layer if you get too warm)
Wear a Helmet
Be sun smart – Wear Sunscreen & Lip Protection
Keep hands & feet warm (especially with young kids)

DONT’s

Avoid cotton socks
Don’t tuck your pants into your ski boots
Don’t wear sunglasses when it is snowing

(goggles work much better)
Stay away from non-waterproof outer layers

Winter weather in the mountains can change quickly, so being dressed properly for the day is an important step to take before your visit. Here are some recommendations to ensure you have the right gear: