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First Time & Beginner Programs

“I want to start a new sport with good habits and techniques on flat, wide and forgiving terrain at a comfortable pace.”
Discover a New Winter Hobby

Progressive Learning Methods

A dedicated learning zone, specially designed terrain features and an active teaching philosophy encourage natural progression and eliminate the intimidating hurdles of skiing and snowboarding.

Beginner-Friendly Equipment

Build confidence on the friendliest and most efficient ski and snowboard equipment with “catch-free” technologies that make it easier to start, stop and turn.

Discover more of the Mountain

Our instructors focus on the practical skills of skiing and snowboarding so you can venture beyond the beginner zone, unlock more of the mountain and navigate the chairlifts and trails like a pro.

Take our word for it

“The learning curve is so fast for many beginners that they’re often comfortable riding a chairlift and skiing on their own within two hours. Watching fear turn into joy and seeing them get hooked on skiing is one of the many reasons why teaching beginners is so exciting.”
Lynn Douglas
14-year ski instructor at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

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