AbilityFirst Time Beginner
Lesson Type

The Perfect Progression Program for Beginners

Have you always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard?

For first-time skiers and riders, this program gently introduces you to the exciting, beautiful mountain environment of skiing and snowboarding. Snowsports provide fun and adventure for everyone, and we can't wait to share our love of the sport with you. With the Perfect Progression Program, after you take three (3) beginner lessons at Alpine, you receive a complimentary unrestricted season pass for Palisades Tahoe, along with heaps of other awesome benefits.


  • 3 Half-Day beginner Ski Lessons with Lift Tickets & Rentals
  • 3 lunch vouchers at $21 value each
  • Accessories package of goggles and neck gaiter
  • One-time 30% retail discount to Estelle Sports.
  • Blackout dates: December 26-31, Jan 13-14, and Feb 17-18.

Upon Completion of 3 Beginner Lessons:

  • Complimentary Palisades Tahoe season pass
  • 50% discount of additional Group Lesson valid all season
  • 50% discount on additional rentals valid all season
  • 30% off on the Alpine Unlimited program

Benefits are not transferable. Previous Pass holders or Pack purchasers are not eligible for this program. Benefits are not transferable to other seasons and unused portions of these products do not roll over.

Perfect Progression Program Pricing

Perfect Progression Year One$699

Please call 800.403.0206 to book now.

Perfect Progression Program details

Lesson Times

SESSIONLesson Time
Meeting Location
Ski & Snowboard School Meeting Area
MORNING CHECK-INBe at the rental shop one hour before your lesson time.Rental Shop at Alpine Meadows
1-3:30pmSki & Snowboard School Meeting Area
AFTERNOON CHECK-INBe at the rental shop one hour before your lesson time.
Rental Shop at Alpine Meadows

Ski & Snowboard School Meeting Area
Please meet just outside the Alpine Rental Shop. This shop is located on the lower level of the Alpine Lodge. Signage and our Mountain Hosts can help you find it.

Reservation Information
When you call to purchase this product, choose the date for your first lesson. After your first lesson, please follow the steps you receive in your confirmation email to reserve days 2 and 3. You can also call us at 1-800-403-0206 to make these reservations. Please note: Only one lesson per day allowed.

Instructor Information
Our instructors are experienced professionals who are trained to handle groups of people new to the sport and one another.

Blackout Dates
There are a few blackout dates on the Perfect Progression Program. You cannot take one of your lessons on any of the following days: December 26-31, January 13-14, or February 17-18.
What should I expect from this program?
This is meant to be a fun, informative program that helps you pursue your interest in skiing or snowboarding in a safe, educational environment. Our lessons will move at a slow, steady pace. We'll help you with every step of the process, whether it is getting equipment that fits just right at the rental shop or lending a hand when you get off the chairlift for the first time. The process of learning to ski or snowboard can be intimidating, so our goal is to ease your fears and have you walk away from your lessons with a basic education that will have you skiing or riding on intermediate runs in only a matter of days.

  • Only one lesson per day is allowed.
  • Previous Season Pass holders or 4-Pack Ticket holders are not eligible for this program.
  • This program is for beginners only who have never skied or snowboarded before.
  • This is not for learning to snowboard if you already ski.
  • This is not for learning to ski if you already snowboard.
  • You must attend all 3 lessons before receiving a pass (Mountain Sports School Director will confirm the lessons were taken).
  • Reservations only, no walk-ins.
  • Only good through the 2023/2024 Season. Unused portion non-refundable.
  • No refunds after 1st day.
  • Blackout dates:December 26-31, January 13 and 14, February 17 and 18
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Participants must be 13+ and must be first-time skiers or snowboarders. A one-time signature on a Liability Release will be required. More information will be sent via email after purchase.
I know how to ski. Can I use this program to learn how to snowboard?
This program is only for first-timers, regardless of the discipline. If you have previous snowsports experience, you are not eligible for this program. If you are a skier who wants to learn to snowboard or vice versa, feel free to check out the other lesson and guide programs that we offer.

I am not sure what dates I will be coming up to Lake Tahoe. Do I have to pick them all when I register?
When you purchase this product, you have to choose the date for your first lesson. After your first lesson, please follow the steps you will receive on your confirmation email to reserve days 2 and 3 or call us at 1.800.403.0206. One lesson per day allowed.

My child is 12 years old or younger. Can they join this program?
The Perfect Progression Program is only available to ages 13+.

I'm worried about riding the chairlift. Is there anything I should know before I sign up?
Chairlifts can be intimidating, but you will have an experienced instructor helping you the whole time. Here is a great video on chairlift safety if you are interested.

I did my three lessons and got my pass. Can I take another lesson?
Yes you can! You get 50% off all Adult Group Lessons for the rest of the season. Reserve any group lesson starting at 9:30am or 1:00pm at either the Alpine Meadows or Olympic Valley locations. Please call 1-800-403-0206 to secure your spot.

I am not sure that I am ready to commit to this program. Will it still be available if I wait to reserve my spot?
Space is limited in this program. We recommend booking as early as possible.

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