Tahoe Donner Ski Resort Lessons

Lessons

Tahoe Donner: the Best Place to Begin!

A ski or snowboard lesson is the best way for you to have the most fun on the snow. Tahoe Donner has great deals on lessons and programs designed for all levels.  We are known for our learn to ski program, one of the only in the area that starts teaching kids as young as 3 years old.

Adults can hone their skills with a group or private lesson with one of our pros. Whatever your level, Tahoe Donner is the best place to begin!

NOTE: It is required that all children in lessons wear appropriate attire; they must have on a helmet, gloves, and goggles or sunglasses. A parent or responsible guardian needs to stay at the Downhill Facility during their child’s lessons.

Helpful Hints

Tahoe Donner Ski Resort specializes in teaching first timers and novices and is committed to being the best place for family fun and learning in the Tahoe region. Listed below are some tips to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

  • Purchase a ski or snowboard package (includes lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment) at our ticket and lesson location. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Allow a least 1 hour before your lesson to be fitted with your rental equipment on most days. Allow up to 2 hours on weekends and holidays, so you can make your lesson on time.
  • Meet at the Learning Center 10 minutes before your lesson starts.
  • Be sure to have the appropriate clothing for skiing and riding. Key essentials are gloves, eyewear, jacket, and snow pants. Kids taking lessons are required to have eyewear, water proof pants, gloves, and helmet to participate. This will make their first experience great!
  • Ask questions! Our staff is here to help and will do everything possible to make your day on the slopes a memorable one.

Reserve Lessons Online

Reservations can be made over the phone or at our online store for Snowflakes, Snow Shredders, Packages, and Programs.

Reservation and pre-sale can be made daily before 4 p.m.  Full payment is required via Visa, Mastercard or American Express.  Cancellations are accepted 48 hours before your scheduled lesson. “No Shows” are not eligible for a refund.

2017-18 Private Lessons - Rates TBA

These are our most popular and productive lessons with the best instructors we have to offer. The class will move at your pace and be individually tailored to your group. Reservations recommended and can be made by calling (530) 587-9444 or stop by the ticket office.

Half day private (3 hours for up to 4 people) TBA
Full day private (6 hours for up to 4 people) TBA
One hour private TBA

Purchase by calling 530-587-9444 (press "0") to make your reservations today. Please print the Ski School Reservations Information for details regarding your lesson, and the Ski School Release form to fill out before your arrival.

2017-18 Adult Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages

These packages are designed for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.  Packages include a full-day lift ticket, a 1.75-hour group lesson and full-day equipment rental, including helmet.

Adult (ages 13 & up) TBA
Lesson Only TBA
Morning 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon
 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Purchase online at ShopTD or call (530) 587-9444 and then press "0" to make your reservations today. Please print the Ski School Reservations Information for details regarding your lesson, and the Ski School Release form to fill out before your arrival.

2017-18 Child Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages - Pricing TBA

These packages are designed for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Packages include an all day lift ticket, a group lesson and all day equipment rental.

Child (ages 7-12 ski or snowboard) $TBA
Morning 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Full Day 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Full day lessons include lunch.

Purchase online at ShopTD or call (530) 587-9444 and then press "0" to make your reservations today. Please print the Ski School Reservations Information for details regarding your lesson, and the Ski School Release form to fill out before your arrival.

2017-18 Snowflakes Ski School (ages 3 – 6) - Pricing TBA

The Snowflake Ski School has special instructors and its own kids’ room. Each session includes specialized instruction and a low student-to-instructor ratio. Children must be at least 3 years of age, potty trained, and willing to ski.

Snowflakes (age 3 skiers) TBA
Snowflakes (age 4-6 skiers) TBA
Morning 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Full Day 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Full day lessons include lunch.

Purchase online at ShopTD or call (530) 587-9444 and then press "0" to make your reservations today. Please print the Ski School Reservations Information for details regarding your lesson, and the Ski School Release form to fill out before your arrival.

2017-18 Snow Shredders (ages 5 – 6) - Pricing TBA

Snow Shredders is designed for the youngest snowboarders, ages 5 – 6. Small class sizes plus energetic instructors add up to a great learning experience.  Each session includes specialized instruction and low student-to-instructor ratio.

Show Shredders (age 5-6 snowboarders) TBA
Morning 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Afternoon 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Full Day 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Full day lessons include lunch.

Purchase online at ShopTD or call (530) 587-9444 and then press "0" to make your reservations today. Please print the Ski School Reservations Information for details regarding your lesson, and the Ski School Release form to fill out before your arrival.

Helmet Policy: Tahoe Donner requires all students under age 13 to wear an approved ski helmet when taking a lesson. We also recommend helmets for all our patrons. We have helmets available for daily rental as well as for purchase at our retail location.