Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe


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Kids Lessons

It’s never too early to start having fun!

Rosebuds Kids’s Ski & Snowboard Lessons are specifically geared to our smaller guests. From kids who have never seen snow, to kids who yearn for steeps, our skilled instructors keep the day fun.

Lesson Details

AGES6 – 12 years old
GROUP SIZE4 to 1 (Student/Instructor Ratio)
START TIMES*9:30 am / 12:30 pm
*Lesson times are subject to change and selling out during peak times.

lesson PACKAGE includes:

EQUIPMENTSki Package:  Skis | Boots | Poles | Helmet
Snowboard Package:  Board | Boots | Helmet
LIFT TICKETIncludes full-day lift ticket 
INSTRUCTIONLessons are conducted by our professional staff of qualified instructors who have a passion for working with our young guests to learn and enjoy their day on the snow.

Looking to sign your child up for a private lesson? Visit the private lessons page for more information.

Need to Reschedule a Reservation?

Requests to reschedule or refund a lesson must be completed 24 hours prior to the lesson start time. Reservation change requests are subject to availability. Refunds will not be offered for missed reservations or arriving after 30 minutes of the lesson start.

Lesson Essentials

1. Reservations & registration

  • All children must have an adult (18+) sign a liability release form. Please have only one parent escort the child to the registration counter. Other family members are to wait outside as we are subject to capacity limits in the lodge.
  • Reservations NOT checked in 15 minutes prior to session start time will be rescheduled for a time later in the day if possible OR offered a refund.
  • A parent or legal guardian must remain at the resort when the child is in the lesson. Please allow for only one person escorting the child to registration.
  • Multiple lesson arrival and departure times available throughout the day to accommodate physical distancing.

2. Drop off

  • Face coverings required for participants and accompanying parent or guardian.
  • One parent or guardian per participant (or group, if traveling together), please.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet physical distance between participants (or groups traveling together).
  • Time indoors will be kept at an absolute minimum.    

3. Pickup

  • Timeliness is essential! The pickup time will be within a 10-minute window AFTER the lesson end time.
  • Rental Equipment may be used for the remainder of the day. Let your child know if you plan to ski after the lesson so they don’t turn in their gear after the lesson is over…  

What to Wear

  • • Waterproof Pants
    • Waterproof Jacket
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Goggles or sunglasses are REQUIRED. These items are not provided and cannot be rented at the resort.
  • Goggles and gloves are NOT INCLUDED – Available for purchase at 431 Sports.
  • Sunscreen & Lip Protection (DON’T FORGET)

Other tips

  • Please have your child fueled up with breakfast or lunch, and be sure they have used the restroom prior to the lesson.
  • Label your child’s gear. Names on jackets, gloves, goggles, helmets, and skis prevent confusion and lost items. If your child brings anything extra (backpack or water bottle) please label it.

teaching terrain

  • Surface Lifts: Little Mule & Magic
  • Beginner Lifts: Wizard & Galena
  • Intermediate Lift: Lakeview

Neet to cancel or move a reservation?

To reschedule a lift ticket, lesson, or rental reservation, please follow this link and fill out the online request form.

Kids Ski & snowboarding lessons are back!

  • Children’s ski and snowboard program participation is through online advance reservations ONLY.
  • Face Coverings required for all lesson attendees.
  • If you or your child are not feeling well, please stay home. We are happy to move your reservation to another day.

See lesson details for more. Visit the Health & Safety page for more details on new safety measures and procedures.

What level Is YOUR CHILD?

From beginners to little rippers – we strive to ensure that all kids have a blast on the snow and go home itching for more days on the mountain!

The general level descriptions below help us to place your child in the appropriate class with other students of similar skills and abilities:


  • Safety: Introduction to Responsibility Code
  • Understands Use of Equipment
  • Loads and Unloads Little Mule Surface Lift
  • Gentle Downhill Slide
  • Stops and Side Steps


  • Can Ride Magic Lift
  • Can Stop on Command Without Falling
  • Can Turn or Change Direction


  • Safety: Looks Up Hill Before We Start
  • Demonstrates a Balanced Athletic Stance
  • Speed Adjustments (Slow Down, Speed Up)
  • Turns to a Stop
  • Direction Changes
  • Loads and Unloads Magic Lift
  • Introduction to Wizard Lift (Ages 6+)


  • Can Ride Chairlift (Ages 6+)
  • Can Turn to Control Speed
  • Can Get Up Unassisted
  • Can Ride Wizard & Galena Lifts


  • Safety: Obeys All Posted Signs
  • Demonstrates a Refined Balanced Athletic Stance
  • Guided Discovery / Adventure / Hops Jumps
  • Links Turns
  • Skating
  • Loads and Unloads Wizard Lift and Galena Lift (Ages 6+)


  • Can Control Speed on Intermediate Terrain
  • Can Link Turns on Intermediate Terrain
  • Can Ride Wizard & Galena Lifts


  • Safety: Knows the Responsibility Code
  • Working on Turns – Type & Shape
  • Hockey Stops, Side Slipping
  • Loads and Unloads Galena and Northwest Lifts Independently (Ages 6+)
  • Ongoing skills
  • Can Ski with Poles (Ski)
  • Enjoys Varied Conditions Off-Piste/Groomed
  • Experienced on Advanced Terrain (Black)
  • Rides Northwest Chair Lift