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AgeAdult Private Lessons: 13+
Family Private Lessons: 7+
Lesson TypePrivate
Phone800-403-0206
Emaillessons@palisadestahoe.com
QUICKLY BUILD SKILLS AND GAIN CONFIDENCE WITH A PRIVATE LESSON

There's an art and a science to getting the best turns on the mountain and these guys and gals will show you how it's done. Discover new terrain and how to make the most out of your day with an experienced guide or instructor.

All participants in the same private lesson must be of similar ability level. The lesson will move at the slowest participant’s pace.

Benefits of taking a private lesson
  • Up to 5 people for the same price
  • One-on-one attention from our professional instructors
  • Customized skill-building exercises and technique to improve your skiing and snowboarding quickly
  • Personal guide to best conditions of the day or terrain that will develop skills you would like to improve upon
  • Priority lift line access
  • 20% off demo skis and snowboards

What you'll learn
  • Confidently ski/ride new terrain at Palisades Tahoe
  • Exactly what you want - our instructors are committed to you reaching personal goals

Age Requirements
  • Adult private lessons are for ages 13 and up
  • Family private lessons are for families with children ages 7 and up.

Private Lesson Rates

TimeLesson TimeAge RestrictionsMidweekWeekend/Holiday
Morning9am-12pm (3 hours)Ages 13+* / Max 5 people.$590$630
Afternoon1-4pm (3 hours)Ages 13+* / Max 5 people$510$550
Full Day (New)9am-4pm (Instructor is entitled to a 30 min lunch break)Ages 13+* / Max 5 people$880$930
*For Family Private Lessons, the age is 7+.

Rentals & Lift Tickets
Equipment rental and lift tickets are required but not included with private lessons. Make sure to purchase them at the same time you reserve your lesson to guarantee access to the mountain.



Lunch Break

Full Day Private Lessons will include a 30 minute lunch break for the instructor.

Cancelation Policy

Please use the Palisades Tahoe cancellation form on our website to submit for your cancellation. Please do not call or email to cancel your 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.

Meeting Times

Meeting Time is 15 minutes prior to lesson start time, dressed and ready to ski/ride.

Meeting Location
Olympic Valley
  • Adults & Families: On the snow next to the Funitel building in the Tram Promenade

Alpine Meadows
  • Adults & Families: TBD
Can I reserve my private lesson ahead of time?
Absolutely. Reservations at least 2 days in advance are required for any lessons during the 2020-2021 winter season. Day before or day of reservations will be very limited and are not guaranteed. Book online or call us at 800-403-0206.

How many people can take a private lesson at once?
There can be up to 5 people in a Private Lesson. Children must be 7+ to participate in the Family Private lesson.

Can a private lesson instructor teach any ability level?
Yes, however, if there are multiple people skiing/riding together in one lesson the instructor will choose the terrain that is best suited to needs of the least experienced guest. When booking your private lesson the more you can tell us about what you want to do the better we will be able to pair you with the right instructor.

Can both snowboarders and skiers attend the same private lesson?
This is not recommended and is only doable in privates if both disciplines are intermediate. It is very difficult for an instructor to teach snowboarding while wearing skis, and vice versa. If a group of mixed disciplines would like to ride together in a private lesson we suggest hiring an instructor for each.

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.

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?
Please use the Palisades Tahoe cancellation form on our website to submit for your cancellation. Please do not call or email to cancel your 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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