Children Group Lessons

Teaching the next generation how to enjoy the slopes.

Whether it’s your child's first time on snow, or you’re interested in their skiing or riding skills, Sugar Bowl’s professional ski and snowboard instructors will help them reach along the way. Lesson programs focus on skill-building and fun to ensure children's success while safely enjoying winter sports. Private and group lessons are available for all ability levels.
Lessons Ages 4-5

Guaranteed class size of 3

We specialize in children's ski, provided by quality professional instructors, with additional focus on safety, fun and learning. Children's lessons are offered at both Judah and Village base areas. Sugar Bowl currently only offers ski lessons for ages 4-5.

All day lesson package starts at 9:45am and requires a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. This package includes a full day lesson, rental equipment, full mountain lift ticket, and lunch. Sign-up for an Early Drop Off for only an additional $35 if you are looking to hit the slopes when the lifts starting spinning at 9am.

Half day lesson package is offered at 9:45am or 1:00pm and also requires reservations at least 24 hours in advance. This package includes a half-day lesson, rental equipment, and full mountain lift ticket. Guaranteed class size of 3 students per instructor.

To ensure availability of instructors prior to your arrival reservations are required. Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays.
All Day Package
$360
Lunch Included
Half Day Package
$250
Morning or Afternoon
Full Day Lesson Only
$320
Lunch Included
Half Day Lesson Only
$220
Morning or Afternoon
Early Drop Off
$35
9am Drop Off
Lessons Ages 6-12
Our all day or half day group lessons are led by quality instructors to safely maximize the fun for any ability level looking to improve.

All day lesson package starts at 9:45am and requires a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. This package includes a full day lesson, rental equipment, full mountain lift ticket, and lunch. Sign-up for an Early Drop Off for only an additional $35 if you are looking to hit the slopes when the lifts starting spinning at 9am.

Half day lesson package is offered at 9:45am or 1:00pm reservations highly recommended. This package includes a half day lesson, all day rental equipment, and full mountain lift ticket.

To ensure availability of instructors prior to your arrival reservations are required. Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays.
All Day Package
$250
Lunch Included
Half Day Package
$170
Morning or Afternoon
Full Day Lesson Only
$220
Lunch Included
Half Day Lesson Only
$145
Morning or Afternoon
Early Drop Off
$35
9am Drop Off


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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. Please bring this form with you on the day of your visit.

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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
Private Ski Lesson
Where to Park & When/Where To Meet

At Sugar Bowl we offer two convenient, dedicated lessons centers, one from our Village Base Area and another from the Judah Base Area. Either park at the Gondola portal off Donner Pass Road, ride the Gondola across, then head to Village Rentals (Adult Lessons) or Village Kids (Children Lessons). Guests coming to the Judah side head to Judah Kids (Child Lessons), or head to Judah Rentals (Adult Lessons). New this season Judah Kids offers exclusive up-front parking for those who book children lesssons online in advance.

If getting rentals, plan to arrive at the rental shop 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. Private lesson meeting areas are behind the Mt. Judah Lodge or at the base of Mt. Disney by the Schull House.

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Refunds, Change Fees and Cancellations

As a small, family-owned resort, Sugar Bowl occasionally experiences capacity constraints on its inventory of ski/snowboard instructors and rental equipment, especially on peak weekends and holidays. As a result, we strongly encourage our guests to make advance reservations to ensure these perishable resort services are available upon your arrival. Should your plans require a change or cancellation to an advance reservation, the following policies shall apply and will be strictly enforced with all guests, including season pass holders.

Refund Policy:

  • All purchases are non-transferable and non-refundable, subject to the provisions below.
  • There will be NO refunds due to weather, snow conditions or not showing on the reservation arrival date.
Changes and Change Fees:
  • All advance reservations may be changed, without penalty, if changes are made prior to 5:00 pm PST 3 days in advance of arrival (i.e. change made by 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday for a Saturday reservation).
  • Changes to an advance reservation made inside 5:00 pm PST 3 days in advance of arrival AND prior to 5:00 pm PST 1 day prior to arrival are subject to a $50 change fee (i.e. changes for a Saturday reservation from 5:01 pm PST Wednesday through 5:00 pm PST Friday are subject to the $50 change fee).
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
  • Advance reservations may be cancelled and refunded if made prior to 5:00 pm PST 3 days in advance of arrival for a cancellation fee of $20 (i.e. cancellation made by 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday for a Saturday reservation).
  • NO cancellations or refunds are permitted after 5:00 pm PST 3 days in advance of arrival. See above for permitted changes subject to a $50 change fee.
  • Advance reservation “no-shows” or changes and cancellations after 5:00 pm PST 1 day prior to arrival will be subject to full forfeiture.
  • Only in the event of a resort-wide CLOSURE will the above policy terms be subject to review and modification at the sole discretion of Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge.