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Adult Group ski lesson.

Fire Up a New Passion

With Our First-Timer Package

Start out right with this First-Timer Package and plant the seeds of a new obsession. Since it's your first time strapping on a board or clicking into skis, this package is the perfect place to start and includes a lift ticket, rentals and morning instruction so you can go off and practice your new skills all afternoon.

  • Small groups available for ages 8-12 and 13+.
  • Lessons from top-notch instructors offered daily from 9:30AM–12PM and advance booking is strongly encouraged.
  • Package includes instruction, beginner lift ticket, and rentals for skis or snowboard, boots, poles, and a helmet. Eye protection and helmets are required for anyone under 13 and recommended for everyone. 

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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 

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.

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 

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.

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 

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.

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 3–13 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.

What should I bring? 

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

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

Will I need to complete a health screening prior to my lesson?

Yes. We require all guests to conduct a health screening before entering the Ski & Snowboard School meeting area or starting a lesson. 

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

Yes. Masks are required indoors, in lift lines, on lifts, in gondolas, and any time within 6 feet of a person outside your party, including instructors. Perforated, ventilated, or thin, single-layer neck gaiter style face coverings will not be allowed. 

Do I need to book my rental equipment in advance?

Rental reservations are essential for the 20/21 winter season. First Time Lesson Packages include rentals, and all 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. When capacity and availability allow, same-day rentals will be accommodated only after 10AM. 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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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.