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. Please ensure you have reserved a lift ticket before booking your lesson.
Do I need to book my private lesson in advance?
Yes, 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. If you are able, pick up your rentals the afternoon prior to your lesson between 1–3PM.
Do I need to reserve rentals in advance?
Rental reservations are recommended for the 21/22 winter season. All 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.
How many people can be in the private lesson?
You may include up to 5 people in your 3 & 7-hour private lessons. 1-hour lessons have a maximum of two students. 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. Please contact us to let us know if you will have both skiers and snowboarders so that we can match your group with an appropriate instructor.
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 7-year-old beginner and 2 with your 10-year-old intermediate.
Do my kids need helmets?
Yes. All kids 14 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 or submit an online cancellation request.