Group Lessons

Are you nervous about your first time skiing or want to improve the skills you already have? Our Mountain Sports School (MSS) Instructors are trained to help you! Affordable group lessons are a great way to learn basic skills or refine what you already can do. No matter your age or ability level we have a lesson just for you. Let one of our qualified instructors provide you with the tools to have the most fun on your Snowy Range trip.  All Lessons must be reserved 48 hours in advance or more.

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Private Lessons

Don’t worry about your class size with our private lessons. Our top instructors are here to provide you with one-on-one instruction giving you personalized tips and recommendations to make you advance faster. You can choose how long your lesson will be from one hour to a full day. Learn together with friends or family by adding them to your private lesson. Enjoy flexibility and a personalized lesson with a Snowy Range Mountain Sports School Private Lesson. All Private lessons must be booked 3 days in advance.

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Things To Know

Is skiing or snowboarding easier?
This is the first and most basic question we are commonly asked. Both options are great and you will have a good time no matter which one you chose. If you only have a short amount of time to learn a new sport, skiing is typically the sport most people choose and tends to have the shortest learning curve. But don’t let that discourage you from trying out Snowboarding. If you enjoy wakeboarding, skateboarding or surfing in the summer, you are the perfect candidate to try out snowboarding.

Snowy Range Ski Day Checklist:

Waterproof winter snow pants.
Warm winter ski coat.
Waterproof gloves or mittens.
Ski Goggles.
Winter hat.
Warm socks.
Sunscreen (even on cloudy days)
Refund And Weather Policy:

Skiing and Snowboarding are outdoor sports. Beware of changing mountain conditions.
All non-used lesson vouchers may be exchanged for another day.
All reservations are non-refundable.

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FAQs

All online reservations refunds must be requested 2 days prior to arrival and will be refunded with a 5% fee. In the event of a COVID-19 interruption in operations, we will offer rainchecks for the 2020/2021 season but no refunds will be issued. Online tickets expire at the end of the selected date. Online tickets may not be purchased on the day of use or at the Snowy Range ticket office.

Can 4 & Under Students be in group lessons?
Due to the development and ability of the child, along with additional demands placed upon instructors. Snowy Range asks that children 4 and under, take private lessons.

Can a Youth (5-12 yrs) Student join an older Teen (13-17 yrs) Sibling in a group lesson?
While staff does their best to accommodate families, in general, the age difference between most Teen groups and Youth groups is too great. A private family lesson may be the best option.

Can a Youth or Child join a Parent in an Adult Lesson?
The extreme age difference between a youth and adult makes for a poor group lesson environment, for both the youth and the rest of the adult group. A private family lesson may be the best option.

What is the youngest age accepted into a lesson?
2-years-old, in a children’s private lesson.

How early do we need to arrive before a lesson?
The MSS ask that all students are checked in for their lesson at least 30 minutes prior to their lesson. If you are also getting rentals please allow 1 hour to be fitted and ready for the lesson. We ask that all students meet at the meeting place 5 minutes prior to the lesson starting time.

What ability level should I sign up for?
Lesson ability levels are based on what skills had been achieved in a prior lesson. Please see Ability Levels for more in-depth descriptions.

Can a student with disabilities be included in a group lesson?
Absolutely! But please call in advance so that MSS can make sure to have a trained instructor to assist the student in the group lesson.

What is the average size of a group lesson?
The size of group lessons can vary based on the weekend and the age group of the students. Sizes average between 6 and 20 students.

Are Private or Group lessons better?
In general, children 5 and under will learn more in private lessons because the instructor can teach at the pace of one student instead of many. For ages 5 and up, how an individual learns is different for everyone. For many, learning in a group environment is best. For others, one-on-one instruction is best.

Does the MSS offer Telemark Lessons?
MSS offers telemark lessons upon special request, please call the MSS for details.

I see that lessons are not available online 48 hours in advance, does this mean lessons are sold out?
No, MSS will normally have openings in all of our lessons. The 48 hour blackout online is to allow for proper staffing at the MSS. Please call the MSS Office for information regarding short-notice lessons. We do not guarantee availability for lessons within 48 hours, but the staff will do their best to accommodate your lesson needs.