AbilityBeginner
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
SportSki
Snowboard
Age3-13
Lesson TypePrivate
Phone530-452-7225
800-403-0206
Emailovkids@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 instructors 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
  • One-on-one attention from our professional instructors
  • Customized skill-building exercises and technique to improve your skiing and snowboarding quickly
  • Priority lift line access

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

Age Requirements
  • We offer Half-Day and Full-Day Private lessons for kids ages 3-13.
  • We offer 2-Hour Private lessons for kids age 3-4 only.
  • If you want to take a private lesson as a family, please visit our Family Private Lessons.

Learn tips for how to safely ride chairlifts when you review our mountain safety & courtesy policies.


Morning Child Private Lesson Rates

MorningLesson TimeAge RestrictionsMidweekWeekend/Holiday
2 Hours9-11amAges 3-4 / Max 2 children$390
$420
3 Hours9am-12pmAges 3-13 / Max 5 children$590$630
Full Day9am-4pmAges 3-13 / Max 5 children$880$930


Afternoon Child Private Lesson Rates
AfternoonMeeting TimeAge RestrictionsMidweekWeekend/Holiday
2 Hours1-3pmAges 3-4 / Max 2 children$340$360
3 Hours1-4pmAges 3-13 / Max 5 children$510$550


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.



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
  • Kids (3-13): Palisades Tahoe Ski and Snowboard School at Olympic Valley building between Red Wolf Lodge and the Members' Locker Room.

Alpine Meadows
  • Kids (3-13): TBD

Olympic Valley's Kids Ski and Snowboard School Building

Directions: Drive up Squaw Valley Road, take a left onto Village East Road.
Please note: The Olympic Valley Kids School building entrance is pedestrian friendly by restricting vehicle access to only those who need accessible access. There is no drop-off area directly in front of Olympic Valley Kids School.

Can I reserve my private lesson ahead of time?
Absolutely. Reservations at least 2 days in advance are required for any lessons during the 2021-2022 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 Kids can take a private lesson at once?
Our Half-Day and Full Day Private lessons can accommodate up to 5 participants of the same ability level. Two-hour Private lessons for children ages 3-4 can accommodate up to 2 participants of the same ability level. Private lesson groups larger than the ratios listed above are required to hire an additional instructor.

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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