Adult Private Lessons

Benefits of a Private Lesson
  • Personal support and hands-on guidance
  • In-depth analysis of your technique and skill-building tailored to improve your skiing and snowboarding
  • Guidance to the best terrain and conditions of the day
  • Instructors specialized for your age, ability and confidence level
  • Terrain Park experts who can build your skills safely and effectively
  • Priority lift line access
  • Up to 5 people can join for the same price
  • 20% off demo skis and snowboards
Private Lesson Rates
Private Lesson Types Lesson Times Rate
Full Day Private 9am-4pm $699
Half Day Private (3 hour) 9am-12pm or 1-4pm $489
Half Day Private Passholder Discount* (3 hour) 9am-12pm or 1-4pm $342
Full Day Private 5-Pack Save 10% when you buy 5 private lessons $3,147

* Not available December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015, January 17-19, 2015 and February 14-22, 2015

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.

Registration & Drop Off Times
Lesson Registration Meeting Time
Full Day Private 8-8:30am 8:45am
Half Day Private Morning Session 8-8:30am 8:45am
Half Day Private Afternoon Session up until 12:30pm 12:45pm 
Meeting Location 
  • 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

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 5 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 6 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.

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