Free Lessons for First-Time Skiers and Snowboarders


First-time skiers and snowboarders (ages 13 and older) are eligible for a full-day FREE lesson with the purchase of one full-day, full-price lift ticket. (This offer is non-transferable and may not be combined with free or discounted lift tickets, or select specials.) We also offer a progressive lesson for day two for $29 per 2-hour session, not including equipment and lift ticket. 

Lessons meet at 11 am at the base area, but to make sure you’re prepared and
have a spot at the lesson, please sign up by 9:30 am. 

How does it work?
Simply purchase a full-day, full-price lift ticket from the ski school office(see our lift ticket age categories and prices) and let them know you’d like the full-day FREE lesson. Equipment is not included in your lesson. If you’d like to rent equipment from us, please see the added cost associated here. Because we’re passionate about creating life-long skiers, guests are able to participate in this program for FREE. 

What You’ll Learn

FREE lessons & progression lessons are designed specifically for adults, teens and kids (ages 13 and older) who have never been on the slopes, and they address important fundamentals including how to stop, how to turn and how to get on and off the lift. These lessons are taught on our Magic Carpet lift. Watch a video about this lift.

Lesson Times

Lessons begin at 11 a.m. Guests must arrive at the ski school desk between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. for a lesson that starts at 11 a.m., with a break for lunch, and then an afternoon lesson, beginning at 2 p.m.  Find the ski school desk on the first level of the main lodge.

After the morning, the lesson will break for a one-hour lunch. No supervision is provided from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Parents, use this break to let your kids show you what they’ve learned! Classes resume from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Please give yourself at least one hour prior to the lesson to purchase your lift ticket and pick up your rentals. We do not accept advance reservations at this time.

Terms and Conditions
This offer is non-transferable and no other discounts are available on Sipapu products or services. This deal may not be combined with other specials, including our Ski School and rental packages and our Ski FREE Everyday deals. Guests who purchase one full-day, full-price lift ticket are eligible for the free lesson. The free lesson may not be transferred to another guest. FREE lesson lift ticket MUST be purchased from the Ski School office.

Questions? Call us at 800-587-2240