Children Group Lessons

Teaching the next generation how to enjoy the slopes.

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Best beginner ski school lessons for children.

Group Lessons For Ages 4-12

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 with their goals along the way. Lesson programs focus on skill-building and fun to ensure children's success while safely enjoying winter sports. Half-day group lessons are available for all ability levels ages 4-12. For children ages 4 & 5, class sizes are limited to 3 students per instructor.

Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays, so to ensure availability reservations are required & must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your arrival. Most lessons can be booked online or please call us for availability at (530) 426-9000.

Children's Group Lesson Packages
Prices indicated are for lesson packages, which include a half day lesson, full day lift ticket and all day equipment rental. Other options may be available, including a lesson & lift ticket bundle (no rentals) and a la carte lessons. Visit the online store for pricing.

Ages 4-6   |   $315

Our children's group lessons for ages 4-6 are for kids of all ability levels. We guarantee a maximum class size of 3 students per instructor, with kids grouped together by ability level.

Ages 7-12   |   $240

All ability levels are welcome in our children's group lessons for ages 7-12. Kids will be grouped together by similar ability level.

How to determine your ability level

Lesson Times

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 45 minutes 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 lift access product (lift ticket or season pass) is required to participate in any lesson.


Top 5 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in a Lesson


  1. Ski School is Fun!: While learning the sport is the focus, our team knows how to transform a lesson into an exciting day on the mountain filling with snowballs, smiles and perhaps a yodle or two.
  2. Professional Instruction: Let us do the teaching. Our instructors are trained to teach children the fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding. As we are sure you have learned with all the recent in-home schooling, there is less stress, and often kids learn best when a non-parent is doing the teaching.
  3. Learn and Progress More Quickly: We know the tips and tricks that will help your child excel faster, whether just starting out or growing their technique.
  4. Get More Chair Lift Rides: Lesson participants get Express Line access at lifts.
  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.
  • Bonus: While we show the kids a great time, you can enjoy the mountain on your own. Go ski the steeps that your kids are not quite ready for or perhaps take in a bit of solitude Sugar Bowl can offer.

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

  • Children's group lessons are offered to guests ages 4-12. Sugar Bowl does not offer lessons to children under the age of 4 years old. Children must be at least 4 years old on the date of the lesson in order to book the lesson for that date.
  • Participants will be divided into lesson groups based on age and ability.
  • With a maximum class size of 3 students per instructor for ages 4-5, everyone will receive proper attention and coaching during the lesson.
  • Face coverings are encouraged indoors.


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Questions or Reservation Assistance:

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