January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to ski or snowboard, but not sure how or when to get started, many Reno Tahoe ski resorts have great lesson options for first-timer, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, all with health and safety protocols in place to ensure a comfortable learning experience for guests.
For a learning experience that is truly tailored to your abilities, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe offers private ski or snowboard lessons for you and up to four of your guests. Season passes or lift tickets are required for all participants and you’ll get three hours of individualized instruction. This lesson format is perfect for first-time skiers and snowboarders, as well as those who want to improve their skills and confidence on the mountain.
With one- and three-hour private lessons for both adults and children, Tahoe Donner is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. Tahoe Donner specializes in teaching first-timers and novices, and they have equipment rental available onsite. Make sure to book your lesson in advance as times do fill up quickly!
Known as a beginner-friendly resort, Diamond Peak offers a variety of lesson and rental options for those who want to learn to ski or snowboard. There are group lessons for children ages 3 to 6 at the Child Ski Center, as well as lessons at the Ski and Snowboard School for ages 7 to adult. These lesson packages include a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and a 1.75-hour group lesson, with morning and afternoon lessons available. The resort offers group and private lessons throughout the season, with packages tailored for beginners, children, families and those seeking to enhance their skills.
And with daily ski shuttles from several Incline Village locations, getting to the resort is easy whether you’re staying at the lake or in Reno.
With a wide variety of ski and snowboard programs for children, families and adults, at Northstar California, you will learn the basics from the best so you will be ready to explore the mountain in no time. For beginners, there are first-timer small group and private lessons available to teach you the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding. Families can also book a private lesson together, to either learn the basics or take their skills to the next level.
At Boreal Mountain Resort, there are instructors to introduce you to skiing or snowboarding, tune-up your ski legs after a couple of seasons away, or improve your skills so you can take on more challenging runs. Book a one-on-one private lesson or a private family lesson so you can get coaching based on your current abilities and goals.
Learn to ski or snowboard at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in either private or small group lessons with certified instructors. Beginners lessons take place on dedicated slopes with gentle terrain, perfect for learning foundational skills and building confidence. The resort offers ski and snowboard lessons for adults and children with equipment available for rent at the mountain.
Whether you want to learn to ski or learn to snowboard, Sugar Bowl has several group lesson packages. Their First Timer Ski or Snowboard Package includes a half-day lesson, all-mountain lift ticket and rental equipment. The resort also has group lessons for children and adults, as well as private lessons so you can work on specific skills.
Learning something new can be intimidating, so if you’re still not sure you want to try your hand at skiing or snowboarding, Sunset magazine has plenty of reasons to hit the slopes during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
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