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Reservations and Cancellations

Group lessons will sell out. Reservations recommended weeks in advance for Peak dates, or least 48 hours in advance for other dates.

Cancellations and changes must be requested at least 48 hours before your scheduled lesson. “No Shows” and late arrivals are not eligible for a refund or change. Weather, road conditions, and road closures do not change this policy. If you make a cancellation using this form at least 48 hours in advance, your deposit will be returned on the credit card (takes 3-5 business days to post). Changes to your reservation are based on availability. Please use this form to request changes to any reservations.

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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.

Required Items for Lessons

Eyewear (goggles or sunglasses with lenses appropriate for light conditions), waterproof clothing, and waterproof gloves.


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) in advance online, or in person at our ticket and lesson location. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Check weather conditions more than 48 hours in advance to see if your travel plans may change. Cancellations or changes to your reservation can only be made more than 48 hours in advance.
  • Allow a least 1 hour before your lesson to be fitted with your rental equipment on most days. Arrive up to 2 hours before your lesson on weekends and holiday Peak dates (or right at 8:00am for a 9:15am lesson), so you can make your lesson on time.
  • Meet 10 minutes before your lesson starts. Snowflakes (ski ages 3-4 and ski ages 5-6) meet at the Snowflake Meeting Area. All other lessons meet at the Learning Center.
  • Be sure to have the appropriate clothing for skiing and riding. Key essentials are gloves, eye wear, jacket, and snow pants. Kids taking lessons are required to have eye wear, waterproof 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.

Snowflakes Ski Lesson Packages (Ages 3-4)

The Snowflake Ski School has special instructors and its own Snowflake Learning Center. Each session includes specialized instruction and a low student-to-instructor ratio. Lesson package includes lift ticket, 1 hour 15 minute lesson, ski equipment and a helmet. Children must be at least 3 years of age, potty trained and willing to ski.

  • Morning 9:15AM-10:30AM
  • Morning 11AM-12:15PM
  • Afternoon 1-2:15PM
  • Afternoon 2:45-4PM

Snowflakes Ski Lesson Packages (Ages 5-6)

The Snowflake Ski School has special instructors and its own Snowflake Learning Center. Each session includes specialized instruction and a low student-to-instructor ratio. Lesson package includes lift ticket, 1 hour 45 minute lesson, ski equipment and a helmet. Children must be at least 3 years of age, potty trained and willing to ski.

  • Morning 10:15AM-12PM
  • Afternoon 2-3:45PM
  • Full Day 10:15AM-3:45PM (includes lunch)

Snow Shredders Snowboard Lesson Packages (Ages 5-6)

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. Packages include full-day lift ticket, 1.75-hour group lesson and full-day equipment rental, including helmet.

  • Morning 10:15AM-12PM
  • Afternoon 2-3:45PM
  • Full Day 10:15AM-3:45PM (includes lunch)

Child (Ages 7-12) Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages

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

  • Morning 10:15AM-12PM
  • Afternoon 2-3:45PM
  • Full Day 10:15AM-3:45PM (includes lunch)

Adult (Ages 13+) Ski and Snowboard Group Lesson Packages

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

  • Morning 10:15AM-12PM
  • Afternoon 2-3:45PM

Group Sales

For groups of 20 or more, please contact group sales at (530) 582-9643 or email groupsales@tahoedonner.com.