Prepare For Your Lesson

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What to Expect

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Prep For The Lesson

Best pricing is available online, in advance. To book a group lesson within 24 hours or a private lesson within 48 hours, please visit one of our Ski & Snowboard sales locations or call ahead. Our cancellation policy is available here. Make sure all members of your group have a pass or lift ticket and rent gear if needed.

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Early Is On Time

Arrive 30 minutes before the lesson to allow time for check-in. If you or your child are picking up rental gear, arrive 60 minutes early.

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Check-In For The Day

Check-in for the lesson at the location or base area you selected while booking. 

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Meet Our World-Class Instructors

All group lessons will be sorted by ability level and child lessons will be sorted by age. The instructor will determine a plan for the day based on individual needs or group goals. 

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World-class instructors will help all participants have fun exploring more of the mountain by practicing new techniques at their own pace. All Full Day lessons will include a break for lunch, with food provided only for child lessons. Half Day and Bundled AM / PM lessons will not include lunch.

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If you are dropping off a child, make sure to confirm location and pick-up time. The instructor will provide a summary of their lesson and your child's progress at pick-up. 


Gratuities: Instructor gratuity is at your discretion. Please note, a 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your instructor feel very appreciated and valued. 

Where to Go

Please check-in at least 30 minutes before the start of your lesson. If you arrive late and cannot complete check-in prior to the check-in end time, we may not be able to accommodate you in a lesson for that day. If you are renting equipment and will need to pick it up on the morning of your lesson, please arrive at least 60 minutes before the start of your lesson.

The location of your lesson is selected at the time of booking and the check-in location will be listed on your confirmation email once a lesson is purchased. 

Age 13 and Over  |  9:15am or 1:15pm

  • Pick up your tickets at the Discovery Center-bottom level. Once you have your tickets and equipment, meet outside at the back corner of the Discovery Center.  Look for the green flag. All guests must also have a lift ticket.  


  • Before lesson check-in:
    • Please arrive at the ski area 1 hour before classes start (1.5 hours on weekends and holidays) and allow an extra 30 minutes if you are also renting equipment.
    • Pick up ALL lift and lesson tickets at the Discovery Center; bottom level.
    • If you need rentals, they are also picked up at the Discovery Center. 
  • Lesson Check-in:
    • All kids lessons meet outside the Discovery Center 15 - 30 minutes prior to the lesson start time.
    • Your child should arrive fully dressed, with equipment and ready to ski/ride.
    • All kids must have their valid lift pass/ticket and a paper lesson ticket with them.
    • Mountain Camp & Mountain Ride (7-14 year olds) meet at 9:15am at the red flag next to the Big Dipper.
    • Snow Camp & Snow Rider (5-6 year olds) meet at 9:30am at the blue flag to the rear of the Discovery Center Building.
    • Cub Camp & Cub Rider (3-4 year olds) meet at 9:30am or 1:15pm at the orange flag to the rear of the Discovery Center Building.     

Ages 3 and Over  |  Meets at 8:00am, 9:00am or 1:00pm: 

  • All private lessons meet outside on the South Side of the Discovery Center. Look for the yellow flag.  No lesson ticket needed but a reservation is required.  Rental gear may be picked up at the Clock Tower Rental Shop.  All guests must have a lift ticket. Visit the 2nd floor granite desk for information.