Have you always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard?
For first-time skiers and riders, this program that gently introduces you to the exciting, beautiful mountain environment of skiing and snowboarding. Snowsports provide fun and adventure for everyone, and we can't wait to share our love of the sport with you. With the Perfect Progression Program, after you take three (3) beginner lessons at Alpine Meadows, you receive a complimentary unrestricted season pass for Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, along with heaps of other awesome benefits.
For only $499, you can:
- Participate in 3 half-day beginner lessons at Alpine Meadows that will ease you into skiing or snowboarding. Taught by experienced instructors, these 3 classes are tailored to build skills in new skiers and riders and will give you the opportunity to meet new friends at the same level as you.
- Receive a FREE pair of goggles and a FREE Gogglesoc goggle cover to use during your lessons.
- Receive a one-time 30% discount at Estelle Sports in case you need anything else.
- Receive 3 lunch vouchers with a value of $18 to use on each of your 3 included lesson days.
- Receive free lift access and free rentals with your 3 lessons
Once you complete your 3 Beginner Lessons, you get:
- A complimentary Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows 2019-2020 season pass, with no restrictions, available exclusively for participants of this program.
- Rentals for the season, valid at both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.
- 50% off on Group Lessons for the season, valid at both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.
- An invitation to our Year 2 Perfect Progression Program, offering more deals and special experiences to help you improve your skiing or snowboarding!
This program is designed for first-time skiers and snowboarders or those who have tried before and were unsuccessful or did not enjoy it. If you are comfortable skiing or snowboarding on beginner terrain, you are not eligible and will be uninvited from the program.
What should I expect from this program?
There are no date restrictions or catches here. This is meant to be a fun, informative program that helps you pursue your interest in skiing or snowboarding in a safe, educational environment. Our lessons will move at a slow, steady pace. We'll help you with every step of the process, whether it is getting equipment that fits just right at the rental shop or lending a hand when you get off the chairlift for the first time. The process of learning to ski or snowboard can be intimidating, so our goal is to ease your fears and have you walk away from your lessons with a basic education that will have you skiing or riding on intermediate runs in only a matter of days.
- Previous pack, pass holders, or Mountain Collective participants are not eligible for this program
- This program is for beginners only who have never skied or snowboarded before
- This is not for learning to snowboard if you already ski
- This is not for learning to ski if you already snowboard
- You must attend all 3 lessons before receiving a pass (Ski School Director or Manager will confirm the lessons were taken)
Space is limited! Don't wait to purchase.
Check out our First Timer's Guide.
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Still have questions? Call us at 800.403.0206
Participants must be 13+ and must be first-time skiers or snowboarders. A one-time signature on a Liability Release will be required. More information will be sent via email after purchase.
|Morning||10am-12:15pm||Ski & Snowboard School Meeting Area|
|Morning Check-In||8:30-9:30am||Rental Shop at Alpine Meadows. Meet for lesson at 9:45am.|
|Afternoon||1-3:15pm||Ski & Snowboard School Meeting Area|
|Afternoon Check-In||11:30am-12:30pm||Rental Shop at Alpine Meadows. Meet for lesson at 12:45pm.|
Ski & Snowboard School Meeting Area
The Ski & Snowboard School Meeting Area at Alpine Meadows is southeast of the Lodge, just above the Kid's Magic Carpet lift. Can't find it? Ask one of our staff, and they would be happy to assist you with anything you might need.
When you purchase this product, choose the date for your first lesson. After your first lesson, the 2nd and 3rd lessons can be drop-in. If you'd like to reserve your spot for the 2nd or 3rd lessons, you may make a reservation by calling 800-403-0206.
Our instructors are experienced professionals who are trained to handle groups of people new to the sport and one another.
I know how to ski. Can I use this program to learn how to snowboard?
This program is only for first-timers, regardless of the discipline. If you have previous snowsports experience, you are not eligible for this program. If you are a skier who wants to learn to snowboard or vice versa, feel free to check out the other lesson and guide programs that we offer.
Can I share the link to this program with my family & friends?
You may share it with other close friends and family who are first-timers. Please do not share on social media as space is limited.
I am not sure what dates I will be coming up to Lake Tahoe. Do I have to pick them all when I register?
You have to pick the date of your first lesson, but otherwise, you can walk-in to a lesson or reserve your spot over the phone at 1-800-403-0206. If you need to change the date of your first lesson, we can modify it for you.
My child is 12 years old or younger. Can they join this program?
The Perfect Progression Program is only available to ages 13+.
I'm worried about riding the chairlift. Is there anything I should know before I sign up?
Chairlifts can be intimidating, but you will have an experienced instructor helping you the whole time. Here is a great video on chairlift safety if you are interested.
I did my three lessons and got my pass. Can I take another lesson?
You can! You get 50% off all Adult Group Lessons for the rest of the season. Join any lesson from 10:00am - 3:30pm.
I am not sure that I am ready to commit to this program. Will it still be available if I wait to reserve my spot?
Space is limited in this program. We recommend booking as early as possible.