Ages 4-10


Kids Lessons are Closed for the 19/20 Season

Ski Lessons ages 4 – 10
Snowboard Lessons ages 7 – 10
All lessons only available with advance online purchase and are subject to sell out

PACKAGE INCLUDES:  Lift Ticket / Lesson / Rental Equipment/ Helmet*

We welcome our smaller guests to come and explore the mountain with our skilled instructors who focus on safety and fun. Classes are offered daily with concentrated groups formed according to age and ability. Rosebuds kids lessons maintain a 4:1 student to instructor ratio for beginners and up to 6:1 for more advance lessons.

* Lift Ticket / Rental Equipment / Helmet may be used all day (9:00am-4:00pm)

Rosebuds SKI & Snowboard Lessons

Ski: Ages 4-10  Snowboard: Ages 7-10

Group Lessons

Please arrive early to ensure ample time for registration & equipment fitting.

Registration opens daily at 8:00am.

Lessons include group instruction, rental equipment (skis or snowboard and boots), helmet and lift ticket for the day.

Season Pass Perks – Season Passholder Login Required

Rosebuds Ski and Snowboard Group Lessons – 35% off select lesson times. Passholder login required to receive discount.

  • Season Pass Perk discounts are only valid when your pass is valid
  • PASS Perk applies to the 9:30am & 1:00pm lessons 
  • Holidays & Weekends Late Dec – Mid Feb (Perk only applies to the early and late lessons)
  • Parent/Grandparent Must Have a Season Pass to Receive Discounted Kids Lessons

Important Info

  • What to Wear: Waterproof pants, waterproof jacket, waterproof gloves, and goggles or sunglasses are REQUIRED. These items are not provided and cannot be rented at the resort. Necessary clothing and accessories can be purchased in 431 Sports located inside the Main Lodge.
  • Children ages 4 & 5 will stay on surface lifts (The Little Mule and Magic Dual Conveyor lift.)
    • A child must be 4 years old or older to participate in Rosebuds
    • A child must be 6 years old to ride chairlifts in a lesson
  • All children must have an adult (18+) sign a liability release form.
  • Rosebuds ski and snowboard program participation is through reservations ONLY.
  • Walk-ins only accepted if reservations do not fill
  • Rental Gear includes:  Skis, Boots, and Poles OR Snowboard and Boots
  • Goggles and gloves are NOT INCLUDED  – Available for purchase at 431 Sports
  • Reservations NOT Checked in by 30 minutes prior to session start time will be rescheduled for a time later in the day if possible, OR Offered a refund

Same day reservations are not available online. Walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis (first come, first served). All online reservations must be made by 11:59pm on the day prior to redemption.

A parent or legal guardian must remain on the resort property when child is in lesson.

ONLINE PURCHASES: We know that severe winter weather or a sick child can cause a hiccup in your vacation plans. If you are unable to redeem your online purchase, please contact the Administrative Office at 775 849-0704 x 210 or fill out the Reservation Change Request form.

Private Lessons

Ages- Ski: 4-10 Snowboard: 7-10


  • $200 per person / per hour
  • $200 each additonal child / $200 each additional hour
  • Offered on the hour
  • Please register at least 45 minutes prior to your desired lesson time.
  • Private Lessons are only available at the mountain on a request basis / day of only.
  • Day of purchases can be made at the Main Lodge and are filled on a first come/first served basis.
  • Kids Private Lessons are subject to availability and sellout.
  • Advanced reservations are not available.


Ski: Ages 4-10  Snowboard: Ages 7-10

Plan Ahead

To ensure you’re on time for your lesson, please allow extra time for weather & road conditions.


Please check-in / register your child for each lesson.
Location: Mt. Rose Main Lodge – Lower Level at the Kids Lessons (Rosebuds) Counter.

Snow Ready

Please have your child dressed for the snow and ready to go at the scheduled start time.

Waterproof clothing, waterproof gloves, waterproof pants and goggles or sunglasses are REQUIRED. If you need any of these or other key clothing items, they may be purchased in 431 Sports (located in the lobby of the Main Lodge).

Fueled For the Outdoors

Please have your child fueled up with breakfast or lunch, and be sure they have used the restroom prior to the lesson.

Please Label Your Child’s Gear

Names on jackets, gloves, goggles, helmet, and skis prevent confusion and lost items. If your child brings anything extra (backpack or water bottle) please label it.

The Session

Your Child will be in a lesson on the snow for 2 hours. The first half hour of the program is to fit rental gear and assemble and organize the classes.

Pick Up

Please pick up your child promptly at the conclusion of the lesson OUTSIDE (on the snow) in the Kids Lessons area.

Easy Viewing Area

Watch their progress! Our lessons are conveniently located near the main lodge which allows for viewing access for most beginner lessons.

Riding the


Loading 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

We recommend the following:

  • Tall, Synthetic ski socks
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Waterproof jacket + pants
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Synthetic base layers
  • Goggles or other eye protection
  • Helmet

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