Adult Ski Lesson at Sugar Bowl. For ages 18 and up.
Adult Group Lessons

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Adult Group Lessons

Sugar Bowl offers group lessons for adults and teens (ages 13+) of all ability levels!

Our instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and have the highest level of teaching expertise. They are highly skilled in turning an enthusiastic first-timer into a lifelong skier or snowboarder. Instructors can also take advanced riders to the next level while exploring some of the best spots on the mountain that only locals know about. Everyone in the lesson can access the chairlifts faster by using the express line bypassing the general line.

Lessons must be booked online at least two days prior to the lesson date in order to guarantee availability.

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Adult Group Lesson Package  |   $225
Adult group lessons are offered to guests of all ability levels, ages 13 and older, who would like coaching from one of our professional instructors. Book the lesson-only or bundle the lesson in a convenient package with a lift ticket and rentals.

How to determine your ability level

Packages includes a half day group lesson, rental equipment and an all-mountain lift ticket.

Morning Half Day Lessons
10:00 am to 12:15 pm
All ability levels

Afternoon Half Day Lessons
1:00 pm to 3:15 pm
All ability levels

Guests renting equipment should arrive at least one-hour prior to the lesson start time.

Lessons should be booked online at least two (2) days in advance of the preferred lesson date. Inside of two days days, please call (530) 426-9000, option 3, to inquire about availability. Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays. View Cancellation Policy

A lesson-only option is also available for $175.

A lift access product (lift ticket or season pass) is required to participant in any lesson.
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Questions or Reservation Assistance:

Call (530) 426-9000, option 3 to speak with a Ski School Reservations Specialist today.



Top 5 Reasons to Join a Ski or Snowboard Lesson


  1. Professional Instruction: Our instructors are trained to teach skiing and snowboarding techniques.
  2. Learn and Progress More Quickly: We know the tips and tricks that will help you excel faster than learning from friends and family.
  3. Get More Chair Lift Rides: Lesson participants get Express Line access at lifts.
  4. Tap Local Knowledge: Beyond learning about skiing and snowboarding, your instructor can help you explore the mountain or perhaps suggest a favorite restaurant for apres.
  5. A Focus on Safety: From loading the chairlift to learning about the Skier Responsibility Code, our instructors teach you how to enjoy the mountain safely.

Sugar Bowl places the highest priority on ensuring your health and safety when visiting. Specific to your lesson experience:

  • Group lessons are offered to guests ages 4 years and older.
  • Participants will be divided into lesson groups based on age and ability.
  • Face coverings are encouraged when indoors


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Parents must sign a release of liability for any minor under the age of 18 who is participating in any lesson program. Forms are completed during the checkout process, but additional forms must be signed in person on the date of your lesson..

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What To Pack
  • Sunscreen - We recommend parents apply sunscreen to their children because our staff is not allowed to.
  • Gloves
  • Goggles/glasses
  • Socks
  • Snow-pants
  • Jackets
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Where to Park & When/Where To Meet

At Sugar Bowl we offer a convenient, dedicated lesson center, in the Judah Base Area. Head to Judah Kids in the upper Judah Parking lot. EXCLUSIVE: Judah Kids offers convenient, up-front parking for those who book children lessons online in advance on a first-come-first-serve basis..

If getting rentals, plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to your lesson time (1 1/2 hours on weekends/holidays). Please arrive to the meeting area at least 15 minutes prior to your lesson

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