Learn to Ski & Ride.

Even if you’re new to winter sports, there’s a place for you in Idaho. Most of our 18 ski areas have great beginner lessons and programs for all skill levels.


January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.

That means you’ll find great deals on beginner lessons and packages at Idaho ski areas all month long. Plus there’s even the national Bring a Friend Challenge and the World’s Largest Lesson happening January 6th. So it’s the perfect time for you, or any beginners you know, to get on the mountain and join the fun.

The World’s Largest Lesson.
On January 6 at 10am (local time zones) more than 160 ski areas nationwide will be offering beginner lessons. So be sure to sign up and get entered to win a pair of skis or snowboard from RAMP. Participating Idaho mountains: Bald Mountain, Grand Targhee, Lookout Pass, Pomerelle, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Silver Mountain Resort. Learn More
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Bring a Friend and Win!
Enter the national Bring a Friend Challenge. By introducing at least one newcomer to a beginner lesson or package from a professional instructor, you could win:
  • A season pass to a selected venue for 2016-17
  • An outfit from The North Face
  • Gloves from Seirus
  • Goggles from Zeal
  • Undergarments from Polarmax
  • And a $250 gift voucher from skis.com or snowboards.com
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Beginner Programs.


Bogus Basin
Learn to Ski or Board Package
This first-time skiers and boarders package includes a full two-hour lesson, equipment rentals and lift pass. Classes are grouped by age and ability and are offered daily at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 7pm. Call to make your reservation today at
208-332-5340. Learn More

Brundage Mountain
Family Fun Pack
Bring the whole family to Brundage in January! For only $149 this package includes Bear Chair lift tickets and rental gear for a family of four (two adults, two children). Additional children may be added for $30 each. And our Easy Street beginner lift will be free to everyone through the 2016/17 season. Blackout dates apply. Click now to check the schedule and book your package today! . Learn More

Grand Targhee Resort
1-2-3 Start me up to Ski & Ride Package
The 1-2-3 Start Me Up Package includes three two-hour group lessons, daily gear rental and all-day lift tickets for Shoshone and Papoose. And on the completion of your third lesson, you’ll receive a 2016-17 winter season pass! Package must be purchased in January. Only $349! Learn More

Kelly Canyon
4 Day Saturday Clinics
January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month! Book one of our 3-4 day lesson clinics that run every Saturday in January. The price of your lessons cover lift tickets and groups lessons at a reduced rate. Classes and times are available for all age groups, for more information call 208-538-6251. Learn More

Lookout Pass
Free Ski School
In 75 seasons, the Lookout Pass Free Ski School has introduced about 60,000 kids to of skiing and riding. To participate, kids must attend a free ski school lesson within the first three weeks of the program (Jan. 7 - Jan. 21). Lessons are free to boys and girls age 6-17 and run every Saturday from Jan 7 to March 11, 2017. Click now and register today. Participation is limited to 500 kids and spaces go fast. Learn More

Lost Trail Powder Mountain
First-timer Special
One of the best ways to introduce yourself to skiing or snowboarding – the First-timer Package consists of a 1.5-hour group lesson, a full-day lift ticket and full-day gear rentals. Lessons begin every hour from 10am-2pm with no reservations required. Just head to the Lost Trail snow sport school, and they'll help you find your new passion. Only $65!. Learn More

Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Lesson, Lift Ticket & Rental
First timers - take advantage of this Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month package with a lesson, lift ticket and rentals for just $40! You'll recieve instruction from one of the coaches at Schweitzer's Snow sports School and find yourself hooked for life! After you've completed your first day on the slopes in January, keep going with two more discounted days any time during the rest of the season!" Learn More







Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Ski-4-FREE in 3 Beginner Package
This deal includes 3 days of lessons, rentals and tickets, then lets you SKI-4-FREE ALL SPRING from March 13, 2017 until the end of the season. Plus, sign up with a friend, and you both get a FREE lift ticket! Learn More

Silver Mountain Resort
Single Day Beginner
Buy one lift ticket, adult $55 or youth $40, and receive a free beginner group lesson with a free rental package! Silver Mountain instructors will teach you the skills you need to get started, and our rental shop will fit you with modern equipment to make the first day as easy and comfortable as possible! So set yourself up for success, and get started with your new passion today! Learn More

Silver Mountain Resort
Flexible 5-pak just $199
This package includes five lessons with ski or snowboard rentals and lift tickets; instruction by one of Silver Mountain's handpicked instructors; a graduation season pass good for the rest of the 2016-2017 season, and 50% off a 2017-2018 season pass! Pre-registration required by January 14, 2017. Show up any five days between January 14 and March 18, 2017. Learn More


Learn to ski & ride all season long at our 18 resorts.