Progress your skills and become a confident skier or snowboarder
Our instructors will provide you with the tips and tricks to take your skiing and snowboarding to the next level. You'll feel confident while exploring our open bowls and off piste terrain.
Why you should take a intermediate lesson here
- Our terrain offers a wide variety of intermediate terrain that fosters progression and skill improvement
- Professional instructors that are committed to building your skills and confidence in a fun and comfortable environment
- Fun environment with small group of people who are similar ability level
What you'll learn
- Develop more aggressive carved turns and quicker turns
- Gain confidence to choose different types of turns and speeds
- Become familiarized with terrain suited for your ability level
For the remainder of the season, we will only be offering private lessons exclusively at Squaw Valley at a 30% discount. Full days or morning half days only.
|Lesson Time***||Check-In Time**||Advance Rate*||Regular Rate|
|Full Day Lesson||10am-3:30pm (meet at 9:45am)||8:30-9:30am||$149||$169|
|Full Day Lesson + Lift Ticket||10am-3:30pm (meet at 9:45am)||8:30-9:30am||$219||$239|
|Full Day Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rental||10am-3:30pm (meet at 9:45am)||8:30-9:30am||$239||$259|
|Unlimited Lessons at Alpine Meadows||$989|
Lessons are fully refundable until 5pm two days prior to the lesson. Lessons cancelled after 5pm two days prior are non-refundable or subject to a $35 rebooking fee. Please click here to request a cancellation or call 530-452-4349 or 800-403-0206.
- 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
Should I purchase my Adult Group Lesson ahead of time?
Yes. This ensures you a spot in an Adult Group Lesson on your day of choice. In addition, guests purchasing an Adult Group Lesson 2 days in advance receive $20 off the regular purchase price.
How early should I arrive to my Adult Group Lesson?
We suggest that guests arrive at the Meeting Area, ready to go skiing or snowboarding, 15 minutes prior to the start time. If rentals are needed allow at least 1 hour for fitting and up to 1.5 hours on peak holiday periods. Our rental and demo centers open at 8:30am.
Can children attend Adult Group Lessons?
Adult Group Lessons are for guests 13 years of age and older. Guests 12 years of age and younger may sign up for a Squaw Kids or Alpine Kids Group Lesson or a Private Lesson. For adults who wish to ski with children younger than 13 we recommend a Private Lesson which can accommodate up to 4 persons.
Can I leave my Adult Group Lesson early?
Individuals attending an Adult Group Lesson may leave whenever they want. Start and end times are designed to allow parents/guardians ample time to drop off and pick up children attending a Squaw or Alpine Kids Group Lesson.
Is lunch included in my Adult Group Lesson?
Lunch is not included in our daily Group Lessons. Guests are encouraged to have at least $15 on hand for food and beverages for the day. Guests packing a lunch are encouraged to bring it with them at the start of the day.
Will my instructor eat lunch with me?
Your instructor stays with you the entire day. The time and place of your lunch break will be determined during the day by the group and your instructor. If you have plans to meet up with friends or family outside of the lesson please let your instructor know at the beginning of the day.
What if I need to take a break other than lunch?
We encourage guests to take breaks whenever needed. If you need a break other than those taken by the group simply let your instructor know and determine a place that you will meet back up. Your instructor will familiarize you with restroom locations at the beginning of the lesson.
What should I wear?
We recommend guests wear waterproof pants, gloves, and jacket, as well as a warm hat, goggles, and tall socks. Weather can change quickly and is often very different from the village to the upper mountain, so we suggest guests dress in layers so they can adjust to changing conditions. Sunscreen and lip balm are also necessary to protect your skin from sun and wind burn.
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.
How do I cancel my booking?
Please click here or call 530-452-4349 or 800-403-0206 to cancel. Lessons are fully refundable until 5pm two days prior to the lesson. Lessons cancelled after 5pm two days prior are non-refundable or subject to a $35 rebooking fee.