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Tahoe Donner Downhill 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.


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.


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 5 years of age and willing to ski.


Snow Shredders Snowboard Lesson Packages (ages 5-6)

Snow Shredders is designed for young snowboarders age 5-6. Small class sizes and energetic instructors make a great learning experience. Each session includes specialized instruction and a low student-to-instructor ratio. Packages include a full-day lift ticket, 1 hour 45 minute group lesson and full-day equipment rental, including helmet.


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

These packages are designed for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Packages include full-day lift ticket, 1 hour 45 minute group lesson and full-day equipment rental, including helmet.


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

These packages are designed for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Packages include full-day lift ticket, 1 hour 45 minute group lesson and full-day equipment rental, including helmet.


Reservations and Cancellations

Group lessons will sell out. Reservations are recommended weeks in advance for peak dates and at least 48 hours in advance for other dates.

Cancellations and/or changes must be requested at least 48 hours before your scheduled lesson. No-shows and late arrivals are ineligible for refunds or changes regardless of weather, road conditions and road closures. If you make a cancellation using this form at least 48 hours in advance, your deposit will be returned on your credit card (please allow 3-5 business days to post). Changes to your reservation are based on availability.

Click here for Cancellations and Change


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 and purchase.


Required Items for Lessons

Helmets (all students under age 13), eyewear (goggles or sunglasses with lenses appropriate for light conditions), gloves and waterproof clothing.


Helpful Hints

Tahoe Donner Downhill 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. Here are some tips to make your experience as enjoyable as possible:

  • Purchase a ski or snowboard package (includes lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment). Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Allow a least one hour before your lesson to be fitted with your rental equipment on most days. Arrive up to two hours before your lesson on weekends and holiday peak dates (or at 8AM for a 9AM lesson), so you can make your lesson on time.
  • Meet 10 minutes before your lesson starts. Snowflakes (skiers ages 3-6) meet at the Snowflake Meeting Area. All other lessons meet at the Learning Center.
  • Be sure you are wearing appropriate clothing for skiing and riding. Key essentials are eyewear, gloves, jacket and snowpants. Kids taking lessons are required to wear eyewear, gloves, waterproof pants and a helmet to participate. Please be sure to pack these items for your child, 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.

  • Group Sales

    For groups of 20 or more, please contact group sales at (530) 587-9444 or email skireservations@tahoedonner.com.