Cross Country > Lessons
At Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center, we pride ourselves in offering some of the highest quality instruction in the nation. All of our instructors are coached by Professional Ski Instructors of America Trainers, and many have also trained with US Ski Team accredited coaches. Guests will quickly see how our instructors love to share their passion for this sport.
Investing in lessons will develop new skills, build confidence and improve skiing technique. We offer group and private lessons for the beginner and improving skier, and suggest booking private lessons and attending some of our special clinics if you are an intermediate through advanced skier.
Private Lessons 2013-14
These are our most popular and productive lessons with the best instructors on our staff. Classes will move at a comfortable pace and are individually tailored to your learning needs. We purposely keep the cost at $55 per hour (plus $20 per hour for each additional person) to encourage guests to invest in their technique. Trail pass and rentals are not included.
Private lessons are available every day, but must be reserved in advance.
Learn to Ski Packages 2013-14
The Learn-to-Ski: Striding and Skating packages are perfect for guests new to the sport. Learn the basics of cruising the flats, climbing the hills and speed control on the downhills. Our experienced instructors are well-versed in teaching beginners in a supportive group environment. They excel at teaching guests the skills needed to assist in helping each student decide where to ski to maximize the enjoyment of their day.
full-day trail pass, equipment rental and a 60-75 minute group lesson $59
half-day trail pass, (after 1 p.m.) equipment rental and a 60-75 minute group lesson $49
Learn to Ski lessons are offered at:
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., mid-week for Striding
12 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for Skating
Weekend and Holiday Learn to Ski Lessons are at 10:30 a.m., noon ($59), and 1:30 p.m. ($49) for both skating and striding.
Children’s Ski School 2013-14
Our children’s ski school knows how to get the young members of the family excited about skiing. The package deal includes supervision, ski instruction, snow play, rental equipment, a snack and a hot drink. Ages 5 to 12 are welcome. Available weekends and holidays only.
$40 per session
Tiny Tracks Morning Sessions for ages 5 – 7 yrs
10 a.m. – 11:45 p.m., weekends and holidays only
Kids Club Afternoon Sessions for ages 7 – 12 yrs
12 – 1:45 p.m.,weekends and holidays only
Group Ski – Learn-to-Ski Lesson Only Rates 2013-14
A 60-75 minute group lesson to learn, or improve your skiing or skating for just $30 (does not include trail pass or rental).
Group Striding lessons are offered at:
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., mid-week
Group Skating lessons are offered at:
12 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Weekends and holiday lessons for both Skating and Striding are available at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
See our Clinic page for this year’s special clinics.
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