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 happening January 5th-7th. So it’s the perfect time for you, or any beginners you know, to get on the mountain and join the fun.

First Day Faces.
If you are a beginner, the #firstdayfaces social media campaign is a fabulous way to show off your new ski and snowboard skills. It highlights your first day learning - from a pro, of course. Don't be shy! Let your friends know that youa re part of the ski and snowboard fam! you can win some great prizes simply by posting a photo or video using #firstdayfaces.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:
  • FREE one year membership from the Mountain Sports Club
  • Products from Head, Burton, Rossignol and many more
  • Goggles from Zeal
  • Undergarments from Polarmax
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Beginner Programs.


Bogus Basin
Beginner's Passport Program
Bogus Basin's Passport program for BEGINNER skiers and snowboarders is an award-winning, nationally recognized program at an unbeatable price! Includes a session of 4 lessons, equipment usage for the season, and a complimentary season pass.
208-332-5340. Learn More

Brundage Mountain
Express Pass for Beginners
Our straightest path to ski and ride glory is with our ExpressPASS Beginners program for ages 13 & up. Beginner ski and snowboarders can take four lessons (rental gear included) for as little as $199 and graduate with a 17-18 season pass for FREE! Learn More

Brundage Mountain
Junior Express Pass
Kids ages 7-12 can take any combination of FOUR Adventure Club lessons during the month of January, and receive a FREE 2017-18 season pass upon completion. Learn More

Grand Targhee Resort
1-2-3 learn to Ski & Ride
Package includes three 2 hour group lessons, daily rental equipment, and all day lift tickets, good on Shoshone and Papoose. on the completion of your third lesson, you’ll receive a 2017/18 winter season pass! 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
When we say FREE we mean just that! In 77 seasons, the Lookout Pass Free Ski School has introduced about 75,000 kids to the wonderful winter world of skiing and riding. Register now to participate, limited to 500 participants. 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
Ski-4-FREE in 3 Beginner Package
Our progressive curriculum focuses on the basic skills you need to get down the mountain safely, at your own pace. Featuring Rossignol ski and snowboard equipment, the Ski 4 FREE in 3 ski or board package includes three days of instruction, equipment rentals and lift tickets. Finish the 3-step program and get a FREE lift ticket for use later in the season. Learn More







Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Learn to Ski Package - just $40!
First timeers can take advantage of the Schweitzer Learn to Ski package with a group lesson, lift ticket and rentals for just $40. You'll get instruction from one of our coaches at Schweitzer's Snowsports School. Once you complete your first day, keep going with our LSSM program with a discounted day 2 & 3 anytime during the rest of the season. Learn More

Silver Mountain Resort
Learn to Ski & Board Package
Buy a lift ticket, adult $56 or youth $41, and receive a free beginner group lesson, and a free rental package! This is the perfect way to start snowboarding or skiing! 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 13, 2017. Show up any five days between January 13 and March 17, 2017. Learn More

Tamarack Resort
Trailblazers
Trailblazers is Tamarack’s multiweek childrens program for children ages 4-12. This program is taught by our most experienced and fun instructors. We will be maintaining an average 5:1 ratio and will limit participation to 30 children, and groups will be divided by age and ability level to ensure kids get the most out of their lessons. Learn More


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