Can 4 & Under Students be in group lessons?
Due to COVID-19 we are not offering lessons for children 4 and under.
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?
5 years old
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 lesson. This season lessons are capped at 5 students.
Are Private or Group lessons better?
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 does not offer telemark lessons.
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.