AbilityBeginner
SportSki
Snowboard
Age13+
Lesson TypeGroup
Phone530-452-4349
800-403-0206
Emaillessons@palisadestahoe.com

LEARNING TO SKI & SNOWBOARD HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

Palisades Tahoe offers introductory lifts, dedicated beginner slopes, and gentle terrain to develop the necessary skills to turn and stop.

Why you should take a beginner lesson here
  • Our rental equipment is hand-selected for the terrain by our instructors and make turning and stopping easier
  • Professional instructors that are committed to building your skills and confidence in a fun and comfortable environment

What you'll learn
  • Terrain features that develop skills and accelerate progression
  • Become familiar with sliding on snow and equipment
  • Learn the basics of turning, stopping, and riding chairlifts at a comfortable pace
  • Gain confidence on a variety of beginner terrain
  • Become familiarized with terrain suited for your ability level

Alpine Meadows Learn to Ski & Ride (First-Time & Beginner)


Lesson Time
Check-In TimeMidweekWeekend/HolidayTicket Type
Afternoon Lesson + Half Day Lift Ticket + Rental
1-3:30pmCheck in at 12:00 noon to get your rentals$130
$160Afternoon Beginner

Morning Group Beginner Lessons at Olympic Valley & Alpine Meadows

Lesson TimeCheck-In TimeMidweekWeekend/HolidayTicket Type
Lesson Only9:30am-12pmCheck in 15 mins prior to your lesson$150$190N/A
Lesson + Lift Ticket9:30am-12pmCheck in 15 mins prior to your lesson
$190$230Full Day
Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rental9:30am-12pmCheck in at the rental shop1 hour prior to your lesson$220$260Full Day
Afternoon Upgrade*$80$80N/A
*Add on afternoon lesson on the same day for only $80. Same group or instructor not guaranteed.

Afternoon Group Beginner Lessons at Olympic Valley

Lesson TimeCheck-In TimeMidweekWeekend/HolidayTicket Type
Lesson Only1-3:30pmCheck in 15 mins prior to your lesson$130$170N/A
Lesson +Lift Ticket1-3:30pmCheck in 15 mins prior to your lesson$170$210Afternoon
Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rentals1-3:30pmCheck in at the rental shop 1 hours prior to your lesson$200$240Afternoon


Cancelation Policy
Lessons are fully refundable until 3 pm two days prior. Lessons canceled after 3 pm two days prior will incur a $25 instructor-rebooking fee. No show/no call or day of lesson cancellations are non-refundable.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE RESORT. If you have lessons and/or rentals reservations, please call us at 1.800.403.0206 for assistance to change your plans.


Meeting Location
  • Olympic Valley: On the snow next to the Funitel building in the Tram Promenade
  • Alpine Meadows: TBD
Should I purchase my Adult Group Lesson ahead of time?
Yes. This ensures you a spot in an Adult Group Lesson on your day of choice.

How early should I arrive to my Adult Group Lesson?
We suggest that guests arrive at the Meeting Area, ready to go skiing or snowboarding, 15 minutes prior to the start time. If rentals are needed arrive in the rental shop 1 hour before your lesson time. Make sure you show up about 5-10 minutes early as late arrivals might not be able to be accommodated.

Can children attend Adult Group Lessons?
Adult Group Lessons are for guests 13 years of age and older. Guests 12 years of age and younger may sign up for a Olympic Valley Kids or Alpine Meadows Kids Group Lesson or a Private Lesson. For adults who wish to ski with children younger than 13 we recommend a Family Private Lesson, which can accommodate up to 5 participants of ages 7+ of similar ability level.

What if I need to take a break?
We encourage guests to take breaks whenever needed. If you need a break other than those taken by the group simply let your instructor know and determine a place that you will meet back up. Your instructor will familiarize you with restroom locations at the beginning of the lesson.

What should I wear?
We recommend guests wear waterproof pants, helmet, gloves, and jacket, as well as a warm hat, goggles, and tall socks. Weather can change quickly and is often very different from the village to the upper mountain, so we suggest guests dress in layers so they can adjust to changing conditions. Sunscreen and lip balm are also necessary to protect your skin from sun and wind burn.

How will you enforce social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions for lessons?
Instructors and students will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Instructors will have students distance from one another, and will stay distanced where possible as well. Groups will ride the lifts together, but will be spaced apart per the resort’s lift riding policies.

My instructor was great and I would like to show my appreciation! Is it appropriate to tip my instructor?
Gratuities are not expected but are always appreciated.

How do I cancel my booking?
Lessons are fully refundable until 3 pm two days prior. Lessons canceled after 3 pm two days prior will incur a $25 instructor-rebooking fee. No show/no call or day of lesson cancellations are non-refundable.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS OR HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE RESORT. If you have lessons and/or rentals reservations, please call us at 1.800.403.0206 for assistance to change your plans.

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