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Ski Lessons

Lesson reservations are required at least one day in advance. Call us at (530) 583-5475 to inquire about available lesson times.

  • We have limited lesson times and days available
  • Lessons times are 10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:00pm
  • Lessons are limited to 1-5 people of the same household
  • Scroll down for lesson prices and FAQ

Lesson Packages

Adult
19-69
  • Private Lesson
  • $50 per person
Senior +
70 and over
  • Private Lesson
  • $50 per person
Youth
under 19
  • Private Lesson
  • $50 per person
What's included with my lesson?

Lessons include one hour with an instructor, either classic or skate (your choice to be discussed and decided upon during reservation call). Trail passes and rental equipment are not included in lesson price.

What can I expect during a lesson?

The instructor will explain the equipment to you (including how to get it on and take it off), demonstrate how to move and balance on skis, how to hold your poles, negotiate different types of terrain (flat, uphill, downhill), how to get up if you fall, and more. Your instructor will analyze how you are preforming and offer personalized tips and suggestions.

Should I skate or classic ski?

Cross-country skiing (also called Nordic skiing) is seperated into two unique styles: classic and skate.

Classic Skiing – If you are new to skiing or snow sports, we recommend starting with the Classic Ski Lesson. Classic skiing is when both skis kick and glide in a parallel motion, usually in groomed tracks. The motion is akin to walking, shuffling, and/or running.

Skate Skiing – If you are comfortable on skis and ready to advance to the next level, you may be ready for a skate ski lesson. Skate skiing employs a V-shaped, herring-bone technique where the ski tips angle away from each other in an alternating motion, similar to ice skating. Skate skiing requires more balance and a familiarity with skiing on snow. Scroll down for more FAQ about how to prepare for your skate or classic ski lesson.

Can I take a lesson with my kids?

We recommend adults and kids take ski lessons seperately. Over the years, we have found that everyone benefits greatly when kids can focus with their instructors, and the same goes for adults. Kids are considered ages 5-11. Kids ages 12+ are considered adults for lessons.

Is there an age requirement for kids?

Yes, kids should be between ages 5 and 11 to sign up for Youth Lessons. Kids over the age of 11 should book the Adult Lesson.

Can I ski before and after my lesson?

If your lesson starts within 30 minutes of your arrival, we recommend relaxing and having a cup of tea, coffee or coco. After your lesson, you are welcome to spend the day using your rental gear and practicing your new techniques.

Can I choose my instructor?

No, your instructor will be assignd to your lesson based on scheduling and availability. You can request a specific instructor, but we cannot guarentee you will be matched.