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Private Lessons

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Attention Guests


Lift tickets, rentals and lessons are now available for purchase online through February 28, 2021. Availability for future dates will be released 1-2 weeks prior to the new period.

Advance, online purchases are required. No day-of, walk-up tickets, rentals or lessons will be available. There will be no opportunity to purchase a lift ticket at Sugar Bowl on the day of your visit.


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Sugar Bowl’s private lessons provide great value and the best opportunity for progression success. They are also an ideal way for a family to learn together as a group. Our instructors are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and have the highest level of teaching expertise.

Private lessons are for everyone. Beginners benefit from the individualized attention. Intermediate skiers who feel like they’re stuck on a plateau can get to the next level. Expert riders can follow their coach to the best spots on the mountain that only locals know about. And everyone in the lesson can avoid lift crowds by using the express line to get up the mountain faster.

Children Under 55" Tall

Please Note: For children under 55" tall, all lessons will have a 1:1 ratio, meaning the lesson will be restricted to the child and instructor only. A parent is no longer required to "shadow" the lesson. All children under 55" tall will be required to wear a KinderVest (green vest with handle) while participating in the lesson. You can book lessons online for ages 6+, if you are interested in booking a lesson for a child age 5 or younger, please call (530) 426-9000, option 3.

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Be Safe, Be Kind


Safety has always been our top priority. This year, we’re more committed than ever to ensure that our guests have confidence in our ability to provide a safe learning experience:

  • Private lessons must be booked online 3+ days in advance. If within 3 days, please call to inquire about availability at (530) 426-9000, option 3.
  • You can book lessons online for ages 6+, if you are interested in booking a lesson for a child age 5 or younger, please call (530) 426-9000, option 3.
  • We strongly recommend booking a private lesson online. Private lesson bookings do not include lift ticket, however a lift access product (lift ticket or season pass is required to participate in the lesson. Please ensure you have secured a lift ticket for the season date as your lesson. If a ticket is not available for your desired lesson date, please contact us by calling (530) 426-9000.
  • For children under 55" tall, all lessons will have a 1:1 ratio, meaning the lesson will be restricted to the child and instructor only. A parent is no longer required to "shadow" the lesson. All children under 55" tall will be required to wear a KinderVest (green vest with handle) while participating in the lesson.
  • Lesson enrollment is limited such that the check-in area will not be overcrowded and everyone can remain physically distant at all times. We will follow the best practices of cleaning and sanitization.
  • All lessons will begin at Judah Kids (yes, adult lesson will meet there, too). If you’re renting equipment and taking a lesson, you can pick up your rental equipment and your lift ticket in one stop when you check-in for the lesson at Judah Kids.
  • A parent/guardian must accompany a lesson participant who is under the age of 18 when checking-in for the lesson at Judah Kids.
  • Indoor access at Judah Kids will be limited to lesson participants only (plus one accompanying adult for guests under 18).
  • Staff and participants must wear a face covering throughout the lesson.
Morning Private (3hr)
$285
9:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon Private (3hr)
$285
1:00pm - 4:00pm
All Day Private
$570
9:00am - 4:00pm
1-Hour Private
$95
as Available

Rates listed are per person. Private lesson rates do not include rentals or lift tickets.

 All lessons must be purchased online at least three days prior to your arrival.

There will be a very limited quantity of lift tickets & lessons available for purchase on any given day, so we recommend you purchase early.
Online rates are variable based on the day & time of year you select. Rates are subject to change.

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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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