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BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON

Skier getting a private ski lesson on Mammoth Mountain.

Line Up Your Own Personal Pro for the Day

Our pros know their stuff and will have you navigating the mountain like a local and charging harder in no time. A private lesson from one of our skiing or riding experts is the quickest way to break through a performance plateau. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast, so reserve your spot as soon as your plans are made. 

Private lessons do not include or guarantee a lift ticket or rental equipment. You must have a valid lift ticket or season pass while skiing and snowboarding. Please book early to ensure availability.

 

To redeem all items reserved or purchased online from a Mammoth Mountain ticket counter or business, the purchaser must be in person at time of redemption and present the following:

  • Purchase confirmation email
  • Valid photo ID
  • Original credit or debit card used for the purchase
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For Ages 5+ & All Abilities

For Ages 5+ & All Abilities

Private lessons are for everyone — skiers, snowboarders, adults, children, beginners, experts, and everything in-between. Our instructors will customize your private lesson for your ability and goals.

One hour private lessons are available for children ages 3–6. These lessons are 1-on-1 instruction for new skiers and riders. 

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.

What Skill Level Are You?
Skip The Line

Skip The Line

Skip the line at the chairlift with priority access during your private lesson so you get more time on the mountain and with your instructor — more laps, more lesson, more powder.

Bring Your Friends

Bring Your Friends

Bring friends to your private lesson — share the cost, and the fun. Up to 2 guests are included in the cost, and you can add as many as you like. For safety reasons, the lesson pace will be geared towards the slowest person(s). For this reason, we do not recommend combining groups with young children (under 6) with older kids or adults. 

Ski & Snowboard School Locations

For your convenience, Mammoth provides a Ski & Snowboard School at each base lodge – Main, Canyon and Eagle. All private lessons, regardless of age, will meet on-snow at the base lodge that you choose on your reservation. 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.

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.

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.

View all directions, hours and services for Eagle Lodge.

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Private Lesson FAQs

Does my lesson include lift tickets?

No. Mammoth does not offer packages for private lessons, making it easier to just select what you need. Rentals and demos are available at any base lodge and in The Village, and a valid ticket or season pass is required to ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mountain. 

Does Mammoth offer group lessons?

Group lessons are not available at this time. Please check back for more info. 

Do I need to book my private lesson in advance?

Advanced reservations are highly recommended, especially during weekends and holidays. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast. 

What time should I arrive to make it to my lesson?

If you need equipment, we recommend arriving for morning lessons when our Rental Shops open at 8AM, and at least 1 hour before afternoon lessons begin. Please reserve rentals in advance to ensure the fastest process. If you are able, pick up your rentals the afternoon prior to your lesson. 

How many people can be in the private lesson?

Private lessons include up to 2 people, and you are able to add as many people as you like. In the interest of safety, lessons are geared toward the lowest skill level, so it is advisable to arrange your lesson group with similar skill sets, and not combine adults and young children.

Can I have multiple ability levels and age groups in the same private lesson?

This is not generally recommended. If you choose to do so, the instructor will choose the terrain that is best suited to the needs of the least experienced guest. When booking your private lesson, the more you can tell us about the experience you're looking for, the better we will be able to pair you with the best instructor for your needs. 

Can both skiers and snowboarders attend the same private lesson?

This is not generally recommended as it is very difficult for an instructor to teach snowboarding while wearing skis and vice versa. We can do our best to accommodate a private lesson for both disciplines so long as everyone is at an intermediate level or higher.

Can I split the private lesson time between multiple people?

Yes, your time with your private lesson instructor can be divided any way you like. For example, if you purchase a 3-hour private lesson, your instructor could spend an hour with your 3-year-old beginner and 2 with your 10-year-old intermediate. 

Do my kids need helmets?

Yes. All kids 12 and under are required to wear helmets and protective eyewear (sunglasses or goggles) while in a lesson. 

What if I need to cancel?

For all cancellations, please call 800.MAMMOTH.

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