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SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Adult Group ski lesson.

Supercharge Your Passion

There’s nothing more fun than ripping down a run with style to spare. Whether it's your family's first day on the slopes or you're looking to take your skills to new heights, you’ll be turning heads before you know it with a group or private lesson from our top-notch ski and snowboard instructors – some of the best in the nation.

Ikon Pass Holders — save up to 15% on adult group lessons. Call 800.MAMMOTH to book.

All lessons are bookable online in advance. For next-day lessons, booking is available until midnight as long as there is space available. For same-day lessons, visit any Ski & Snowboard School location.

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Private Lessons & Guides

Private Lessons & Guides

All Ages & Abilities  |  3 & 6-Hour Lessons

Line up your own personal pro for the day and make it an awesome one – guaranteed. Our pros know their stuff and will have you navigating the mountain like a local and charging harder in no time. Bring up to 4 friends and skip the line at the lift with priority access. A private lesson from one of our experts is the quickest way to break through a performance plateau.

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Adult Group Lessons

Adult Group Lessons

Ages 13+  |  Morning & Afternoon Lessons

Learn the basics, or master a skill you've been practicing, in a half-day lesson with a group of other skiers or riders that are at your same ability level. We offer all lessons, for all skill levels, at both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Book Both Sessions in the Same Day for Special Savings

 

Lesson Schedule 

Morning Lesson  9:30AM–12PM 
Afternoon Lesson 12:45PM–3:15PM

Lesson Add-On

Keep the fun going by adding an afternoon group lesson to your morning lesson for only $59. To pre-book, just call 800.MAMMOTH or visit the ticket window same-day to add another round of learning and fun. Lesson add-on must be used on the same day, by the same person. 

Lesson Packages

You can book just your lesson, or you can make it one-stop-shopping with either a lesson + lift package or a lesson + lift + rentals package. Choose your option from the Lesson Type dropdown when booking.  

Lessons for Different Skill Levels

Beginners – for those who have never skied/snowboarded before, or know the basics and are comfortable on easy trails. Learn how to balance, stop and turn in the dedicated beginner zone and get introduced to the skills necessary to ski and ride safely on green runs.

Intermediate – for those comfortable making a few turns on most blue runs. Learn techniques and drills designed to master blue runs and build confidence on a wider variety of terrain.

Advanced – for those confident skiing/snowboarding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features. Lessons are tailored to each student's specific technical goals for the type of the terrain they're interested in mastering.

If you're looking to supercharge your passion even further, check out the 10-week Performance Development lesson series.
Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels
Kids Group Lessons

Kids Group Lessons

Ages 3–12  |  Morning, Afternoon & Full Day Lessons

Get your kids started off right with a kids group lesson where they're matched up based on age and skill level. They are guaranteed to learn sound skiing or snowboarding fundamentals, confidence and mountain awareness and etiquette through our specialized teaching techniques and dedicated learning zones – all while having big time fun.

Lesson Schedule

 
AGE GROUP 3-4
 Morning Lesson  9:30AM–12PM  
 Afternoon Lesson  12:45–3:15PM  
 Lesson + Child Care
 9:30AM–4PM  Lunch included.
 Reservations recommended. 
AGE GROUPS 5-7 & 8-12
 Full-Day Lesson  9:30AM–3:15PM   Lunch included. 
 Afternoon Lesson  12:45PM–3:15PM  Beginner lessons only.

Lesson Packages

All child group lessons include a lift ticket for each day booked. You can add rentals to any child lesson. Choose the lesson + lift + rentals option from the Lesson Type dropdown when booking.

Lessons for Different Skill Levels

Beginners – for those who have never skied/snowboarded before, or know the basics and are comfortable on easy trails. Learn how to balance, stop and turn in the dedicated beginner zone and get introduced to the skills necessary to ski and ride safely on green runs.

Intermediate – for those comfortable making a few turns on most blue runs. Learn techniques and drills designed to master blue runs and build confidence on a wider variety of terrain.

Advanced – for those confident skiing/snowboarding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features. Lessons are tailored to each student's specific technical goals for the type of the terrain they're interested in mastering.

Lesson + Child Care Package

Available to 3–4 Year Olds

If your littlest ones aren’t quite ready for a full day on the hill, the Lesson + Child Care Package includes lunch, rest time and tons of fun on and off the snow. Small group sizes, playful teaching areas, carpet lifts, and fun-loving kid specialists allow the children to progress at their own pace on the slopes. After the lesson is finished at 12PM, the group heads to the Mammoth Child Care facility for lunch, rest and playtime for the remainder of the day. To book online or for more information, visit the Lesson + Child Care Package page.

If you're looking for a multi-week lesson series to really supercharge your kids' passion, check out the 10-week Mountain Rangers lesson series.
Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels
Clinics & Season Long Programs

Clinics & Season Long Programs

For Intermediate–Experts Skiers & Snowboarders

Unlock your potential with one of our multi-day clinics or season-long development programs. Led by top pros, our camps will improve your skills and provide a fun, supportive environment, and each clinic can be tailored to your needs.

Visit Clinics & Development Programs for more information. 

Adaptive Ski School

Adaptive Ski School

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that offers expert specialized instruction and adaptive equipment for several mountain sports year-round – including ski and snowboard lessons – for children and adults with disabilities.

Visit Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra or call 760.934.0791 for more info or to book your one-on-one lesson.

Ski & Snowboard School Locations

For your convenience, Mammoth provides a Ski & Snowboard School at each base lodge – Main, Canyon and Eagle. For our younger skiers and riders, we have a special area within Ski School called Mammoth Kids at each base lodge. Always check to see which location you reserved your lesson at before arriving. 

Main Lodge | 4 Miles Past The Village 

ON-SNOW LESSON MEETING LOCATION
Bottom of Discovery Chair 11. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time with all of your equipment. This will allow us time to assess your ability level and ensure that you are placed in an appropriate class.

MAMMOTH KIDS AT MAIN LODGE
Located on the first floor of the Panorama Gondola building in the Main Lodge area.

View all directions, hours and services for Main Lodge.

Canyon Lodge | Accessible Via The Village Gondola 

ON-SNOW LESSON MEETING LOCATION
Bottom of Chair 8. Please arrive with all of your equipment 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time. This will allow us time to assess your ability level and ensure that you are placed in an appropriate class.

MAMMOTH KIDS AT CANYON LODGE
Located on the Second floor of Canyon Lodge.

View all directions, hours and services for Canyon Lodge.

Eagle Lodge | Closest to Town by Juniper Springs Resort 

ON-SNOW LESSON MEETING LOCATION
Bottom of Chair 15. Please arrive with all of your equipment 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time. This will allow us time to assess your ability level and ensure that you are placed in an appropriate class.

MAMMOTH KIDS AT EAGLE LODGE
Located in the main tent (the larger of the two structures). 

View all directions, hours and services for Eagle Lodge.

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Ski & Snowboard School FAQs

What is the Mammoth Lesson Guarantee?

As one of the leading ski and snowboard schools in the nation, it is our mission to provide you with an outstanding learning experience. If you're not completely satisfied with your lesson, we will offer you another lesson of equal value free of charge.

Do I need to book in advance?

Highly recommended. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast. We recommend calling or booking online as soon as your plans are made.

What time should I leave in order to make it to my lesson on time?

Leave for the ski area at 7AM – especially if it's snowing. We recommend arriving for morning lessons when the rental shops open at 8AM, and at least an hour before afternoon lessons begin. If you're able, be sure to pick up your rentals the afternoon prior to your lesson. Outfit your kids between 8–8:30AM and check-in to their lesson by 9AM. Mammoth Kids at both Main and Canyon Lodge open at 8AM daily through the season.  

What do I need to know about putting my kids in lessons? 

Helmets and eye protection (sunglasses or goggles) are required for all children ages 3–13 enrolled in Mammoth Ski and Snowboard School programs. Helmet rentals are available. For additional helmet safety information, visit NSAA's Lids on Kids website.

Lessons start promptly at the designated time. We recommend arriving at the rental shop at least 1 hour before lesson time in order for your children to be set up with equipment.

All kids need to be at least 3 years old, and must be potty trained – no diapers.

Ski and snowboard kid lessons are separated into 3 age groups to accommodate the learning readiness of children at these ages: 3–4 years, 5–7 years, and 8–12 years.

What should I bring? 

REQUIRED for all children 13 and under: 
Lesson ticket
Lift ticket
Helmet
Goggles or sunglasses (goggles highly recommended for stormy days)
Gloves/mittens
Skis & boots or snowboard & boots

RECOMMENDED:
Sunscreen
Neck gaiter for cold or stormy days
Cold-weather clothing
Water-resistant pants & jackets

What should I wear? 

Because Mammoth is located at a high elevation, weather conditions can vary in a short period of time and the sun can be harmful to your skin and body if you're not prepared. Layering is the best way to maximize your comfort if/when the weather shifts.

Avoid cotton fabrics, as they retain moisture from snow and perspiration. Start with a moisture-wicking inner layer (such as wool or silk) and add an insulating middle piece (such as a fleece, sweater or vest). Top off with a wind and water-resistant shell layer to protect you from the elements.

Any tips to help me with the high altitude?

High altitude means less atmosphere to filter the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to hitting the slopes, then re-apply every 2–3 hours. Drink 10–16 ounces of fluid before hitting the slopes, and continue replenishing throughout the day. Focus on water and carbohydrate-replacing drinks. Modify caffeine and alcohol intake. Don’t forget to give yourself enough time and energy to last throughout the day. Visit our Safety & Conduct page for more information. 

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