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 8th. 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 8 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 Packages
First time skier or boarder lessons also get you equipment rentals and a season pass at the completion of your program. Book early to reserve your spot at
208-332-5340. Learn More

Brundage Mountain
Beginner Learning Program
8 years+ Take 4 lessons of your choosing (private, group, bears, or combination) over the course of a few days or throughout the season. At the end of your 4th lesson Brundage rewards you with your own 2015/16 season pass. Book anytime by calling 208-634-6631. Learn More

Grand Targhee Resort
1-2-3 Start me up to Ski & Ride Package
Package includes 3 2-hour group lessons, daily rental equipment and all-day lift passes for Shoshone and Papoose. At the end of your 3rd lesson, you’ll receive a 2015-16 season pass! Package is offered for adults and children 6-14. 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
EZ-123
Learn to ski or ride in 3! This program is for first time skiers only. Price includes 3 rentals, 3 lessons and 3 lift tickets (1 beginner & 2 all mountain). Available to ages 6+. To reserve your lesson call 208-744-1301 x 15. Learn More

Lost Trail Powder Mountain
123 Program
Get 3, 1-hour lessons, 3 full day lift tickets and 3 day full rental setup. At the completion of the program you will get a 3-day punch pass for the remainder of the season. Package is first come first serve. Learn More

Pomerelle Mountain Resort
EZ 1-2-3
For ages 7+. Package includes 3 full day lift tickets, 3 1.5 hour group lessons, and 3 equipment rentals. Offered 7 days a week. Learn More







Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Ski-4-FREE in 3 Beginner Package
This program offers a quick, easy curriculum focused on the basic skills you need to get down the mountain. Features Rossignol development ski/snowboard equipment and includes 3 days of instruction, equipment rentals and lift ticket. For more info call 208-255-3070. Learn More

Bring a Friend Bonus!
Refer someone to the Snowsports School and you'll be entered to win the Grand Prize of a season pass for next year, plus frequent mid-winter prizes of free private lessons. Referral cards are in the Activity Center, Source, Gourmandie, Guest Services and the Ski and Ride Center.

January ONLY beginner Package $39 (normally $80)
January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month. Book our one-day comprehensive beginner program, perfect for those short on time and new to skiing. This is a one-day all inclusive package including beginner lift ticket, lesson and Rossignol rental equipment. Learn More

Silver Mountain Resort
Easy Ski or Ride 123
Includes 3 lessons, lift ticket and basic rentals. Offer is for first time skiers only ages 13+. Purchase at the ticket windows. For more lesson deals Learn More

January Offer
Come to Kellogg for a beginner lesson package for just $39. Package includes single lesson, lift ticket and rentals.

Sun Valley
Spuds Alpine & Snowboard Package
For Kindergarten-6th Grade. Lessons for children of all ski levels and offered on Baldy and Dollar Mountain. Spuds meets Saturdays & Sundays for 3 consecutive weekends. Discount Packages with lift tickets or passes available. Learn More

Tamarack Resort
Trailblazers ages 4-12
Group lesson geared toward kids who already ski. Focus will be on responsibility code & awareness. Students will be with one instructor for the five week session and grouped by ability, green-black run skiiers. Lesson includes lunch.
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Learn to ski & ride all season long at our 18 resorts.