First Time Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Everyone was a beginner at one-time.

New to skiing or snowboarding? No problem, at Sugar Bowl we have staff trained to help you even if you have never touched snow before. The First Time Package provides what you will need to get started all in one convenient bundle, all you need to do is show up and we will take care of the rest.

Tips for a Successful Day

  • Reserve your lesson prior to arrival.
    • Lessons do sell-out especially on weekends & holidays
  • Arrive at least 1 1/2 hour prior to your lesson time
    • This will ensure you get your rental equipment in plenty of time and don't have to rush around
  • Wear appropriate clothing including: (Items below are not included in the package)
    • Warm Jacket & Waterproof Pants
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Sunglasses or Goggles
    • Warm Hat or Beanie
    • Wear a Helmet ($12 Rentals Available)
    • Dress in Layers
      • This helps so you can add more layers for warmth or remove clothing if you are getting too warm


First Time Package   |   $107
Get coaching from the best instructors. Our team can take you from "never ever" to making turns on the slopes in no time.

Includes a half day group lesson, rental equipment and beginner lift ticket. Lift ticket valid on White Pine and Nob Hill lifts. Available for skiing or snowboarding. Ages 13+.

Morning Half Day      |   Starts at 9:45am
Afternoon Half Day   |   Starts at 1:00pm

To ensure availability of instructors prior to your arrival reservations are required. Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays.
Intro to Skiing   |   $75
Dip your toes in the water and see if skiing is the right sport for you. If you enjoy your lesson we can upgrade you to a longer session in the afternoon.

Includes a one-hour group lesson, plus an all-day equipment rental and beginner lift ticket. Lift ticket valid on White Pine and Flume Carpet for the full-day. Available for skiing only, ages 6+. This package is only available at the Judah Base Area.

Lesson Times      |   10:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm

To ensure availability of instructors prior to your arrival reservations are required. Lessons will sell-out most weekends and holidays.
Beginner Lift Tickets
If you have your own gear and want to tackle the mountain on your own, we offer the Beginner Lift Ticket to make your intro into the sport more affordable. The Beginner Lift Ticket is only valid on White Pine and Nob Hill chairlifts plus the Flume and Village carpets, but don't worry that will provide plenty of terrain for you to learn and grow as a skier or rider.
$71  |   Adults (23+)
$58  |   Young Adult (13-22)
$41  |   Child (6-12)

Available at any ticket selling location, just ask for a Beginner's Ticket. This product is not available for online purchase.