Adult Beginner Lesson

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows provides the ideal environment for beginners: introductory lifts, dedicated beginner slopes, and gentle terrain with plenty of room to comfortably develop the necessary skills to turn and stop.

First Time Lesson:

  • Learn the basics of turning, stopping and riding lifts at a comfortable pace
  • Expand skills and gain confidence 
  • Progressive balance-building terrain gardens in our extensive beginner area 
  • Enjoy newfound camaraderie and feelings of accomplishment as you experience the freedom of gliding

Beginner/Novice:

  • Experience more mileage and time to practice basic movements by starting in the beginner area and easy green slopes
  • Expand your skills and gain confidence skiing/snowboarding on a variety of green slopes
  • Master all Green terrain and ski confidently on easy blue slopes
Beginner Ski Lesson
Group Lesson Type Includes Meeting Time Lesson Time Regular Rate 2 Day Advance
$49 Learn to Ski Package | Morning lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental - Available at Alpine Meadows only Mon-Fri, Jan 5 - Feb 13, 2015 9:45am 10am-12:15pm $49  
$49 Learn to Ski Package | Afternoon lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental - Available at Alpine Meadows only Mon-Fri, Jan 5 - Feb 13, 2015 12:45pm 1-3:15pm $49  
Beginner Ski Lesson | Full Day lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental 9:45am 10am-3:30pm $189 $169
  lesson only 9:45am 10am-3:30pm $169 $149
Beginner Ski Lesson | Afternoon* lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental 12:45pm 1-3:30pm $149 $129
  lesson only 12:45pm 1-3:30pm $99 $79
Beginner Progression Package Upgrade** 2 days of lesson / lift ticket / equipment rental     $200  
Beginner Lift Ticket Lift ticket access to SnoVentures beginner area at Squaw Valley and Subway/Meadow chairlifts at Alpine Meadows only     $39  

* Afternoon lessons offered Saturdays and holidays. Holiday dates: December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015.

** Must purchase your first lesson at regular price to be eligible. Lessons may be taken any time throughout the season.

Meeting Area
  • $49 Learn to Ski Participants: check in at Alpine Meadows rental shop to pick up rental equipment & lift ticket.
    • Morning session check-in: 8-9:30am
    • Afternoon session check-in: 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Squaw Valley: On the snow next to the Funitel building in the Tram Promenade
  • Alpine Meadows: Left side of the lodge, adjacent to Hot Wheels lift
Cancellation Policy

Lessons cancelled after 1pm the day prior will incur a $15 cancellation fee. Same day/or no show cancellations are subject to the full charge of the lesson. For same day cancellations; if you decide to re-schedule for another day a $40 administrative fee will be incurred.

Beginner Snowboard Lesson
Group Lesson Type Includes Meeting Time Lesson Time Regular Rate 2 Day Advance
$49 Learn to Snowboard Package | Morning lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental - Available at Alpine Meadows only Mon-Fri, Jan 5 - Feb 13, 2015 9:45am 10am-12:15pm $49  
$49 Learn to Snowboard Package | Afternoon lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental - Available at Alpine Meadows only Mon-Fri, Jan 5 - Feb 13, 2015 12:45pm 1-3:15pm $49  
Beginner Snowboard Lesson | Full Day lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental 9:45am 10am-3:30pm $189 $169
  lesson only 9:45am 10am-3:30pm $169 $149
Beginner Snowboard Lesson | Afternoon* lesson / beginner lift ticket / equipment rental 12:45pm 1-3:30pm $149 $129
  lesson only 12:45pm 1-3:30pm $99 $79
Beginner Progression Package Upgrade** 2 days of lesson / lift ticket / equipment rental     $200  
Beginner Lift Ticket Lift ticket access to SnoVentures beginner area at Squaw Valley and Subway/Meadow chairlifts at Alpine Meadows only     $39  

* Afternoon lessons offered Saturdays and holidays. Holiday dates: December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015. 

** Must purchase your first lesson at regular price to be eligible. Lessons may be taken any time throughout the season.

Burton Learn to Ride
We have parterned with Burton Snowboards to host the Learn to Ride (LTR) Programs at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. The programs are focused on manageable groups within an environment best suited for the task at hand... learning to ride. Whether that means first turns or getting an extra rotation in the mix, they break it down one step at a time, and focus on individual learning styles for the best personalized experience. Learn more »
Meeting Area
  • $49 Learn to Snowboard Participants: check in at Alpine Meadows rental shop to pick up rental equipment & lift ticket.
    • Morning session check-in: 8-9:30am
    • Afternoon session check-in: 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Squaw Valley: On the snow next to the Funitel building in the Tram Promenade
  • Alpine Meadows: Left side of the lodge, adjacent to Hot Wheels lift
Cancellation Policy

Lessons cancelled after 1pm the day prior will incur a $15 cancellation fee. Same day/or no show cancellations are subject to the full charge of the lesson. For same day cancellations; if you decide to re-schedule for another day a $40 administrative fee will be incurred.

Phone: 
530-452-4349 / 800-403-0206
Offered: 
Daily