AbilityBeginner
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
SportSki
Snowboard
Age3-13
Lesson Type
Group
Phone530-452-4349
800-403-0206
Emaillesson@palisadestahoe.com
A SPECIALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CHILD

Why you should put your child in our group lessons
• Our group lessons are led by specially trained instructors who know how to connect with your child to make the most of their on-snow experience.
• Your child will have an action-packed day of adventure and learn proper mountain etiquette.
• Our designated Ski School lines provide priority lift access.
• Enjoy your day on the slopes knowing your child is in our expert care


What to expect
Small student to instructor ratios for personalized learning tailored to your child's ability level.
A report card will be provided at the time of pick-up.
Groups are created based on ability level. New skiers will start in our beginner area. Kids who are ready will explore the mountain according to skill level.


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

    • Ages 3-4 Group Lessons

      For the 21-22 season, we will be offering half day group lessons for 3-4 year old's at our Olympic Valley base location and our Alpine Meadows base location. Morning half day group lessons will run from 9:30am-12:00pm and afternoon half day group lessons will run from 1:00pm-3:30pm. A lift ticket or a season pass is required as well as equipment. Please select the appropriate package option for your needs. Class size limited to no more than 4 children per group. Lunch is not included in half day group lessons. Drop off will begin at 8:45am for morning half day group lessons and at 12:45 for afternoon half day group lessons.

      * * $80.00 afternoon upgrade available upon completion of morning program and only with supervisor approval. This will be decided at the end of the child’s morning lesson(s) and is dependent on inventory. This upgrade includes an afternoon lesson that begins at 1:00pm.

      Snowboarders: Book a Rivets Group Lesson (Ages 3-4).
      Skiers: Book a Pioneers Group Lesson (Ages 3-4)

      Half Day Kids Group Lesson (Ages 3-4) Morning Rates

      Lesson Time

      Midweek

      Weekend/Holiday

      Lesson Only

      9:30 am-12:00pm

      $195

      $235

      Lesson + Lift Ticket

      9:30 am-12:00pm

      $195

      $235

      Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rental

      9:30 am-12:00pm



      $225

      $265

      Half Day Kids Group Lesson (Ages 3-4) Afternoon Rates

      Lesson Time

      Midweek

      Weekend/Holiday

      Lesson Only

      1:00pm- 3:30pm

      $175

      $215

      Lesson + Lift Ticket

      1:00pm- 3:30pm

      $175

      $215

      Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rental

      1:00pm- 3:30pm



      $205

      $245

      Meeting Location

      • Olympic Valley: Palisades Tahoe Kids Ski and Snowboard School at Olympic Valley building between Red Wolf Lodge and the Members' Locker Room (look for the building with the bell tower).
      • Alpine Meadows: TBD

      Skiers (Pioneers) & Snowboarders (Rivets) ages 3-4 Requirements

      • All ski & snowboard levels welcome
      • Please keep in mind that the Pioneers and Rivets programs are physically demanding programs
      • Parent must sign a Release of Liability one time per season

      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.

    • Ages 5-7 Group Lessons

      For the 21-22 season, we will be offering full day group lessons for 5-7 year old's at our Olympic Valley base location and our Alpine Meadows base location. A lift ticket or a season pass is required as well as equipment. Please select the appropriate package option for your needs. Class size limited to no more than 5 children per group. Lunch is included for all full day group lessons. Drop off will begin at 8:45am.

      Snowboarders: Book a Grommets Group Lesson (Ages 5-7).
      Skiers: Book a Explorers Group Lesson (Ages 5-7)

      Full Day Kids Group Lesson (Ages 5-7) Rates

      Lesson Time

      Midweek

      Weekend/Holiday

      Lesson Only

      9:30am-3:15pm

      $265

      $305

      Lesson + Lift Ticket

      9:30am-3:15pm

      $275

      $315

      Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rental9:30am-3:15pm$305$345

      Meeting Location

      • Olympic Valley: Palisades Tahoe Kids Ski and Snowboard School at Olympic Valley building between Red Wolf Lodge and the Members' Locker Room (look for the building with the bell tower).
      • Alpine Meadows: TBD

      Skiers (Explorers) & Snowboarders (Grommets) ages 5-7 Requirements

      • All ski & snowboard levels welcome
      • Please keep in mind that the Grommets and Explorers programs are physically demanding programs
      • Parent must sign a Release of Liability one time per season

      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.
    • Ages 8-13 Group Lessons

      For the 21-22 season, we will be offering full day group lessons for 8-13 year old's at our Olympic Valley base location and our Alpine Meadows base location. A lift ticket or a season pass is required as well as equipment. Please select the appropriate package option for your needs. Class size limited to no more than 8 children per group. Lunch is included for all full day group lessons. Drop off will begin at 8:45am.

      Snowboarders: Book a Jibbers Group Lesson (Ages 8-13)
      Skiers: Book a Mountaineers Group Lesson (Ages 8-13)

      Full Day Kids Group Lesson (Ages 8-13) Rates

      Lesson Time

      Midweek

      Weekend/Holiday

      Lesson Only

      9:30am-3:15pm

      $230

      $270

      Lesson + Lift Ticket

      9:30am-3:15pm

      $240

      $280

      Lesson + Lift Ticket + Rental

      9:30am-3:15pm

      $270

      $310


      Meeting Location

      • Olympic Valley: Palisades Tahoe Kids Ski and Snowboard School at Olympic Valley building between Red Wolf Lodge and the Members' Locker Room (look for the building with the bell tower).
      • Alpine Meadows: TBD

      Skiers (Mountaineers) & Snowboarders (Jibbers) ages 8-13 Requirements

      • All ski & snowboard levels welcome
      • Please keep in mind that the Jibbers and Mountaineers programs are physically demanding programs

      Parent must sign a Release of Liability one time per season

      Cancelation Policy
      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.

      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.

      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.

    • NEW THIS SEASON!!

      Offered at Palisades Tahoe Kids Ski and Snowboard School Alpine Meadows location ONLY.

      An afternoon Learn to Ski or Snowboard special just for beginners! Half day afternoon lessons will be offered daily for beginners ages 5-7 and 8-13. The Afternoon Special includes a lesson, rental equipment, and limited beginner lift ticket (12:45pm drop off 1:00pm-3:30pm lesson time). Participants can choose to either ski or snowboard.

      Learn to Ski or Snowboard Afternoon Special at Alpine Meadows

      Lesson Time

      Midweek

      Weekend/ Holiday

      5–7 Year Olds

      1:00pm- 3:30pm

      $160

      $190

      8-13 Year Olds

      1:00pm- 3:30pm


      $130

      $160

      Snowboarders: Ages 5-7 book an Grommets Learn to Ski Afternoon Special. Ages 8-13 Book a Jibbers Learn to Ski Afternoon Special.

      Skiers: Ages 5-7 book an Explorers Learn to Ski Afternoon Special. Ages 8-13 Book a Mountaineers Learn to Ski Afternoon Special.

    Check-In/Pick-Up Times
    LessonCheck-In TimePick-Up Time
    Morning Lesson (9:30am-12pm)8:30-9:15am12pm
    Afternoon Lesson (1-3:30PM)12:30-12:45pm3:30pm
    Check-in will be done outdoors and only one parent/guardian can accompany the child.

    Meeting Location
    • Olympic Valley: Olympic Valley Kids School building
    • Alpine Meadows: Alpine Meadows Kids School

    Palisades Tahoe Kids Ski & Snowboard School at Olympic Valley
    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.


    Alpine Kids

    Alpine Kids is located on the lower level of the Base Lodge. You are welcome to park temporarily in the drop-off area just below the Alpine base lodge while checking into Alpine Kids Ski & Snowboard School.
    What if my child doesn’t want to ski or snowboard anymore after the lesson starts?
    We try to encourage the child to ski or snowboard. If they truly do not want to participate, we may then call the parent. We can process a credit depending on the time parent picks up. In addition, we will charge a processing fee.

    Can I keep my child’s equipment after the lesson?
    The equipment is good for the full day. Equipment needs to be returned by 4:00pm. Olympic Valley Kids School rental equipment is for daily use. If child is taking multiple lessons with us, they may check their skis overnight at the Olympic Valley Kids School outdoor rental shed. When returning at Alpine Meadows Kids School, let the rental staff know that you are coming back tomorrow and they will put the equipment aside.

    Can I pick up my child early from the lesson?
    Yes, if it does not disrupt the class. Parent needs to have the claim check. The Instructor may not have time to discuss child’s progress unless the parent comes back after the class is over.

    What time is pickup? Where is pickup?
    Pick-Up Time: 3:30pm
    At Olympic Valley Kids School: Outside behind the Olympic Valley Kids School Building
    At Alpine Meadows Kids School: Skiers (Mountaineers) and Snowboarders (Jibbers) pick up is outside at the Ski and Snowboard School meeting area.


    What number do I call to check on my child?
    530-452-7225 ext. 2 for Olympic Valley Kids // 530-581-8236 for Alpine Meadows Kids

    I am going to the Casinos, is that ok?
    Parents or guardians of children in group lessons under the age of 5 are required to remain at Olympic Valley or Alpine Meadows. Parents or guardians should not leave the area in bad weather and or bad road conditions.

    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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