Quickly build skills and gain confidence with a private lesson
Benefits of taking a private lesson
- One-on-one attention from our professional instructors (up to 4 people can be added to your lesson)
- Customized skill-building exercises and technique to improve your skiing and snowboarding quickly
- Personal guide to best conditions of the day or terrain that will develop skills you would like to improve upon
- Priority lift line access
- 20% off demo skis and snowboards
What you'll learn
- Confidently ski/ride new terrain at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
- Exactly what you want - our instructors are committed to you reaching personal goals
|Lesson Times||Advance Rate*||Regular Rate|
|Half Day Morning||9am-12pm (meet at 8:45am)||$539||$579|
|Half Day Afternoon||1-4pm (meet at 12:45pm)||$439||$479|
|Full Day||9am-4pm (meet at 8:45am)||$759||$799|
|Passholder Discount - Half Day Morning**||9am-12pm (meet at 8:45am)||-||$521.10|
|Passholder Discount - Half Day Afternoon**||1-4pm (meet at 12:45pm)||-||$431.10|
**10% passholder discount is off regular rate
- Private lesson rates do not include lift ticket or rentals
- Up to 4 people can be accommodated in a private lesson for no additional cost
Rentals & Lift Tickets
Equipment rental and lift ticket packages are available for private lesson guests. Please call 530-452-4349 to purchase rentals and lift tickets for your private lesson at least 2 days in advance.
Lessons cancelled after 1pm the day prior will incur a $20 cancellation fee for group lessons and a $45 cancellation fee for private lessons. 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 $20 administrative fee will be incurred for group lessons and a $45 administrative fee will be incurred for private lessons.
|Lesson||Lesson Time||Meeting Time|
|Full Day Lesson||9am-4pm||8:45am|
|Half Day Morning Lesson||9am-12pm||8:45am|
|Half Day Afternoon Lesson||1-4pm||12:45pm|
- Squaw Valley: On the snow next to the Funitel building in the Tram Promenade
- Alpine Meadows: To the west of the Main Lodge, between Hot Wheels and Roundhouse chairs
Squaw Valley Rental & Meeting Location Map
Alpine Meadows Rental & Meeting Location Map
Can I reserve my private lesson ahead of time?
Absolutely. Advanced reservation of our full-day and half-day private lessons allows us to connect you to the best instructor/start time to meet your needs. Private lessons requests can be made over the phone at 800-403-0206, or online.
How many people can take a private lesson at once?
All of our private lessons accommodate up to 4 people at no extra charge, however to give you the best experience we suggest that all persons attending the lesson are of matching abilities. Private lesson groups larger than 4 guests are required to hire an additional instructor.
Can I break up a private lesson between people?
Yes. Your time with your private lesson instructor can be divided any way you like. For example; if you purchase an all-day private lesson, your instructor can spend half the day with you and half with a friend or family member.
Can a private lesson instructor teach any ability level?
Yes, however, if there are multiple people skiing/riding together in one lesson the instructor will choose the terrain that is best suited to needs of the least experienced guest. When booking your private lesson the more you can tell us about what you want to do the better we will be able to pair you with the best instructor
Can both snowboarders and skiers attend the same private lesson?
This is not recommended, however it is doable. It is very difficult for an instructor to teach snowboarding while wearing skis, and vice versa. If a group of mixed disciplines would like to ride together in a private lesson we suggest hiring an instructor for each.
Are there any age restrictions in a private lessons?
No, our private lesson instructors can teach all ages, however we recommend matching ages and abilities in a private lesson. For children under 5 we suggest a maximum of 2 people in a private lesson.
What if I need to cancel or change my private lesson reservation?
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.
May I ski/ride at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows during my private lesson?
Yes! Your instructor can teach on both mountains. However, we require that you take a full day lesson if you want to explore both mountains.
My instructor was great and I would like to show my appreciation! Is it appropriate to tip my instructor?
Gratuities are not expected but are always appreciated.