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SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Adult Group ski lesson.

Supercharge Your Passion with a Group Lesson

There’s nothing more fun than cruising 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 lesson from our top-notch ski and snowboard instructors – some of the best in the nation. 



Mammoth Lessons (Main) open 10/29/2021 - 5/30/2022
Mammoth Lessons (Canyon) open 12/17/2021 - 4/17/2022
Mammoth Lessons (Eagle) open 12/17/2021 - 4/17/2022

Main Lodge

Located on the second floor of Main Lodge.

Elevation: 8,600 ft

Getting Here

Located four miles past the Village at Mammoth on Minaret Rd.
Directions
Limited & Preferred Parking Available
Parking Shuttle Available
Red Line Shuttle Stop

Canyon Lodge

Elevation: 8,300 ft

Getting Here

1.2 miles up Forest Trail from The Village at Mammoth
Directions
Limited & Preferred Parking Available Village Gondola
Blue Line Shuttle Stop

Eagle Lodge

Elevation: 7,953 ft

Getting Here:

Located at the West end of Meridian Boulevard, 1.5 miles from the center of town (Vons)
Directions
Parking Available
Green Line Shuttle Stop

Mountain Center in the Village at Mammoth

Located adjacent to the Village Gondola Building.

Elevation: 8,050 ft

Getting Here:

Located in the heart of the Village at Mammoth
Directions
Parking available
Hub for all city and mountain bus lines

The day you'd like your lesson to begin.
Single day lessons are available.
We have several age ranges to choose from. Adults 13+, Child 8-14, Child 5-7, and Child 3-4
Are you looking for skiing or snowboarding lessons?
Choose the lesson type that best fits your needs.
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Kids Group Lessons

Kids Group Lessons

Ages 3–14  |  Morning, Afternoon & Full Day Lessons

Get your kids started off right with a small group lesson where they're matched up based on age and skill level. With limited class sizes, little skiers and riders will get the attention they need to have fun and learn to love the mountain, all while building sound skiing or snowboarding fundamentals, confidence, and mountain etiquette through our specialized teaching techniques and dedicated learning zones.

Lesson Schedule


AGE GROUP 3-4  |  MAX CLASS SIZE – 4
2-Hour Lesson 10AM–12PM or 1–3PM Includes Lift
2-Hour Lesson Package 10AM–12PM or 1–3PM Includes Lift, Equipment, & Helmet Rental
2-Hour Lesson + Child Care
Canyon Lodge Only
9:30AM–4PM Includes, Lift, Lesson, Equipment Rental, & Lunch
Reservations required
AGE GROUPS 5-7 & 8-14  |  MAX CLASS SIZE – 6
Full-Day Lesson 10AM–3PM Lunch included
Full-Day Lesson + Lift 10AM–3PM Includes Lift, Equipment & Helmet Rental
Full-Day Lesson + Rental 10AM–3PM Includes Lunch, Equipment & Helmet Rental
Full-Day Package 10AM–3PM Includes Lunch, Lift, Equipment & Helmet Rental
Afternoon Lesson + Lift 1–3PM First-Timers Only, Includes Lift
Afternoon Lesson Package 1–3PM First-Timers Only, Includes Lift, Equipment & Helmet Rental

Max Class Sizes

Small groups ensure each lesson fosters a constructive and collaborative learning environment. Children ages 3 & 4 will have a blast in groups of four, while all other lessons have a maximum capacity of six, ensuring skiers and riders get personalized attention and instruction to help build skills, confidence, and camaraderie. 

Lessons for Different Skill Levels

Beginners – for those who have never skied/snowboarded before, or know the basics and are comfortable on easy trails. Age-appropriate instruction will focus on fun, confidence, and building a solid foundation for a lifetime of sliding on snow. Beginner lessons will work toward learning 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 Packages

You can make any lesson a package by selecting just what you need — either lesson only, lift tickets, rentals, or both. Choose the items you need in the lesson selector and bundle it all with package pricing.

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 12-Week Mountain Rangers Program.

Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels
Adult Discovery Lessons

Adult Discovery Lessons

Ages 13+  |  Morning & Afternoon Lessons

Learn the basics, or build confidence on green runs with a small group of other skiers or riders that are at your same ability level. We offer 4 and 2-hour beginner lessons, to help build a solid foundation for skiing and riding.

Lesson Schedule

MAX CLASS SIZE – 6
4-Hour Beginner Lesson 10AM–12PM &
1–3PM
Includes Beginner Lift
4-Hour Beginner Package 10AM–12PM &
1–3PM
Includes Beginner Lift & Equipment Rental
Afternoon Lesson 1–3PM First-Timers Only. Includes Beginner Lift
Afternoon Package 1–3PM First-Timers Only. Includes Beginner Lift & Equipment Rental
 

Max Class Sizes

Small groups ensure each lesson fosters a constructive and collaborative learning environment. All adult lessons have a maximum capacity of 6, ensuring skiers and riders get personalized attention and instruction to help build skills, confidence, and comradery. 

Lessons for Different Skill Levels

For Newer Skiers & Snowboarders – Whether you have never seen snow before or you already know the basics and are comfortable on easier terrain, we'll help you progress your skiing and riding to the next level in small group settings. You'll be grouped with others 

For intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, check out our daily clinics from 10AM–12PM at Main Lodge.

Lesson Packages

Adult beginner lessons include a free beginner ticket to get you going, but you can add on rentals as well to bundle everything you need. Choose your option from the Lesson Type dropdown when booking.  

If you're looking to supercharge your passion even further, check out the 10-Week Performance Development Series.

Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels
Adult Intermediate & Advanced Clinics

Adult Intermediate & Advanced Clinics

Ages 13+  | Main Lodge Only

These clinics are for anyone that can ski or ride on easy blue runs. Whether you're looking for more confidence on groomers or you want to master techniques to take you off-piste, you will be with a small group matched to your skill level. These clinics practice form, techniques, and drills that will get you to the next level.

Lesson Schedule

MAX CLASS SIZE – 6
Intermediate & Advanced Clinics 10AM–12PM Main Lodge Only 
 

Max Class Sizes

Small groups ensure each lesson fosters a constructive and collaborative learning environment. All adult lessons have a maximum capacity of 6, ensuring skiers and riders get personalized attention and instruction to help build skills, confidence, and comradery. 

Lessons for Different Skill Levels

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 Series.

Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels

Additional Lesson Options

Private Lessons & Guides

Private Lessons & Guides

All Ages & Abilities

For the beginner requiring patience and care, the intermediate who wants to ski bumps, or the expert just needing a guide, private lessons allow you to customize your lesson experience. With one-on-one attention, your instructor will personalize the lesson to your needs in a fun and attentive environment. Enjoy the added benefit of priority lift access – more laps, more lesson, more riding.

BOOK PRIVATE LESSONS

Clinics & Season Long Programs

Clinics & Season Long Programs

For All Levels of 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.

EXPLORE PROGRAMS

Adaptive Ski School

Adaptive Ski School

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) 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

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 booking online or calling 800.MAMMOTH as soon as your plans are made, reserving tickets and rentals at the same time. First Time Beginner Packages include rentals and Beginner Lift Tickets, while Private Lessons do not. 

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

We recommend allowing at least an hour to get through the rental process and dress your children so they are prepared for their lesson. Rental shops open at 8AM daily throughout the season, or you can pick up rental reservations between 1–3PM the day prior. Aim to check in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of your lesson. Remember everything takes longer when it snows.

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 3–14 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.

Kids ages 13 & 14 may feel more comfortable learning in adult or child-focused settings, depending on the individual. Parents may elect either Adult or Kid Group Lessons for this age range. Helmets and protective eyewear are required for anyone 14 and under, even while in adult group lessons. 

What should I bring? 

REQUIRED for all children 14 and under: 
Lesson ticket
Lift ticket
Helmet
Goggles or sunglasses (goggles highly recommended for stormy days)
Gloves/mittens
Mask
Skis & boots or snowboard & boots

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

Will I be required to wear a mask during the lesson?

Masks are required indoors and in gondolas.

Do I need to book my rental equipment in advance?

Many group lessons are available as a package including rentals. Other rentals are bookable online in advance and may be picked up from 1–3PM the day prior, or starting at 8AM the day of your reservation. Rentals must be picked up at the rental location indicated in your reservation.

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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