Lessons

Ski & snowboard instruction is provided by paid instructors from Snow Sports Northwest, a member of the Pacific Northwest Ski Instructors Association and the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Students at every level of snow sports ability will be provided with the instruction needed to improve their skills on the mountain.

For the 2024 season:

We will be offering bus transportation and group lessons for 8 straight weeks, starting January 6, 2024.

Students must bring ski and snowboard equipment with them each week to their lesson.

Students will also need to be in possession of a lift pass each day when the board the bus. We cannot pickup passes or lift tickets at the mountain. Students should purchase a season pass from the Summit at Snoqualmie before the beginning of the season and have it with them every Saturday. The Unlimited or the L-T-D season’s pass both work for students in our program. The “Snow Guarantee” add-on option is not required. 

Morning lesson: 10:00 am – 12:00

Lunch: 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Afternoon lesson: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Load Buses: 3:30 pm

Depart mountain: 4:00 pm

Lessons are organized per the following process:

  1. The student list is sorted by discipline (ski or snowboard), level (1 through 6),
    grade level, and athletic type (adventurous, cautious, or in-between).
  2. Class groups are created within each discipline level based on age and athletic
    type.
    • For levels 1 through 3, groups are kept to a maximum of six students.
    • For levels 4 through 6, groups are kept to a maximum of eight students.
    • Every attempt is made to honor the following grade groupings:
                a. Grades 2 through 5 (lean to the younger side of grade 5)
                b. Grades 5 through 8 (lean to the younger side of grade 8)
                c. Grades 8 through 12.
    • We attempt to avoid mixing adventurous and cautious students in the same class.
  3.  We review all requests to keep students together and where feasible we will
    adjust the class groupings to honor those requests. 
  4. We assign sequential numbers to the classes. (Class numbers do not equate to the student level.)
  5. Finally, we assign instructors to the classes. If possible, we assign an
    instructor and assistant to each of the level 1 through 3 classes providing a 3-to-1
    student to instructor ratio for those students to give them every advantage.