Our ski school prides itself with some of the best instructors in the region to help you get started in the sport or fine tune your efficiency and control. Private and group lessons are offered as well as clinics and four week-long programs for both classic and ski skating styles of cross country skiing. Our instructors are trained and certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA).


Private Lessons / Guides

Skiers looking to have one-on-one attention from an instructor or wanting to hone in on specific XC skills can sign up for private lessons. We also offer private guided tours for skiers or snowshoers to show you the best trails in the area!

Private lesson pricing is for up to two people in your group. Additional students may join for an additional $20 per person payable upon arrival (credit cards only). A trail pass is required, which is not included with your lesson and must be reserved online in advance. If you need rental gear, it must also be reserved online in advance.

Ages: We accept all students from ages 3-103!
Times: 9-10AM, 10:15-11:15AM, 11:30AM-12:30PM, 12-1PM, 1:15-2:15PM, 2:20-3:20PM


Group Lesson Packages – Introduction to Cross Country Skiing

Ideal for beginner cross country skiers or those who want to learn skate skiing, a group lesson offers a low-cost opportunity to learn and tune up on basic skills with the help of fun and knowledgeable professional ski instructors. The package includes a trail pass to the Tahoe Donner XC Resort, top-quality rental equipment and a 75-minute lesson/tour with an instructor and other beginner students.

Group lessons and group lesson packages are available most weekends and holidays.

Ages: 13yrs and up.
Learn to Ski (Beginners): 10:15-11:45AM, 12:15-1:30PM, 1:30-2:45PM
Learn to Skate Ski (Some prior ski experience recommended): 12-1:30PM


Kids Club Group Lessons

Kids ages 5-12 can participate in ski lessons that will help them learn important basic ski skills while having a blast on the trails!

Kids club group lesson packages are available most weekends and holidays. The package includes a trail pass to the Tahoe Donner XC Resort, top-quality rental equipment and a 75-minute lesson/tour with an instructor and other beginner students.

Times: 10-11:45AM, 12-1:45PM


Cancellation Policy

Day passes, rentals and lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please check the items, quantities, assigned names and date(s) in your cart are correct prior to completing your purchase. Tickets, rentals and lessons can be transferred to another date if requested up to 48 hours before your scheduled visit by calling (530) 587-9484 or emailing xc@tahoedonner.com. No-shows for any product (and late arrivals for lesson products) are ineligible for changes regardless of weather, road conditions and road closures.