ski & snowboard


We are not offering any lessons at this time. The date of availability is still to be determined.

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

We are taking this opportunity to refine and develop an even better experience for our guests looking to take a lesson. At Mt. Rose, safety has always been a priority for both our guests and our staff, so we are adapting the new recommended best practices and safety measures across all of our lesson packages and streamlining the way we handle lessons. Many of the changes that are underway are meant to limit the number of close interactions with guests while increasing the one on one teaching opportunities.

Skiing & Snowboarding is a low-risk outdoor recreation that can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Mt. Rose provides approximately 1,200 acres of fresh air, skiable terrain. Masks, goggles, gloves, and helmets are standard equipment with the sport, and skiers and snowboarders have always respected the long-standing etiquette of giving people their space. Our vision for the future of our lessons will continue to provide a safe and exciting experience for all of our guests and we look forward to announcing our plans in the near future.

Please Note: Mt. Rose will require face coverings that align with CDC recommendations in all indoor areas, lift queues while riding lift chairs, and in ski and snowboard lessons. We ask that all guests and staff respect the social distancing measures and face-covering requirements while visiting Mt. Rose to ensure that we stay safe, and stay open.

What to expect

Experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding with your family & friends.

  • Three-hour lessons custom-tailored to your group’s abilities.
  • Learn with your family or your besties. Three-hour lessons with up to 3 guests of your choice.
  • The lesson package includes essential rental gear. Skis or snowboards, boots, and poles (skiing only).
  • Your private group lesson will be guided by our professional instructors giving personal instruction to each of the members of your party.
  • No matter what your ability, we have professional, experienced instructors that can guide you through your first time on snow or give more advanced riders those fine-tune adjustments to help you carve the upper mountain.

What to bring: Waterproof clothing, gloves, eye protection (sunglasses or goggles), and face coverings are required during the lesson and while riding chairlifts.

Advance online registration required.

general info


  • Rental equipment (ski or snowboard, boots, and poles for skiers) good for the entire day!
  • Helmet not Included – available to rent on site

Lesson Times

  • Lesson Times are set by online reservations.
  • Start times are being evaluated at this time.
  • Please arrive an hour before the desired lesson start time.  


  • All of our beginner terrain and lodges are within close proximity to parking. No need to take shuttles or gondolas to get to your destination.
  • Face coverings will be required whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Arrive EARLY – best practice is to arrive an hour early to allow time to get rental equipment.
  • Mt. Rose does not rent clothing.

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
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