Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
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3-Day Forecast

Mon

63° 37°
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Tue

65° 40°
Clear

Wed

63° 35°
Mostly Clear

Book Lessons

The countdown to the 2017/18 season is on. See you Opening Day, November 9. Call 800.MAMMOTH to inquire about ski or snowboard lessons for the upcoming winter.

Supercharge Your Passion

There’s nothing more fun than ripping down a run with style to spare. Whether it's your family's first day on the slopes or you're looking to take your skills to new heights, you’ll be turning heads before you know it with lessons from our top-notch ski and snowboard instructors – some of the best in the nation.

BOOK YOUR PRIVATE OR GROUP LESSON TODAY

Private Lessons & Guides

Private Lessons & Guides

All Ages & Abilities

Line up your own personal pro for the day and make it an awesome one – guaranteed. Our pros know their stuff and will have you navigating the mountain like a local and charging harder in no time. Bring up to 4 friends and skip the line at the lift with priority access. A private lesson from one of our skiing or riding experts is the quickest way to break through a performance plateau.

CALL 800.MAMMOTH NOW TO BOOK YOUR PRIVATE LESSON

Adult Group Lessons

Adult Group Lessons

Ages 13+

Learn the basics or master a skill you've been practicing in a 2-hour lesson with a group with other skiers or riders at your same ability level. If you want to keep the fun going, you can add another 2-hour lesson* to your day for only $49.

Lesson Schedule 

 Early Morning Lesson   9:15–11:15AM 
 Late Morning Lesson  11:15AM–1:15PM
 Afternoon Lesson  2–4PM

*2PM lesson time does not qualify for $49 lesson add on due to time restraint. Lesson add-on has to be used on the same day by the same person.

Lesson Packages

You can book just your lesson, or you can make it one-stop-shopping with a lesson package that also includes your lift ticket and rentals. Lesson + lift ticket package also available.

Lessons for Different Skill Levels

Beginners will learn how to balance, stop and turn in the dedicated beginner zone and get introduce the skills necessary to ski and ride safely on blue runs.

Intermediate students learn techniques and drills designed to master blue runs and build confidence on a wider variety of terrain.

Advanced lessons are tailored to each student's specific technical goals for the type of the terrain they're interested in mastering.

If you're looking to supercharge your passion even further, check out the 10-week Performance Development lesson series.
Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels
Child Group Lessons

Child Group Lessons

Age Groups 3–4 | 5–7 | 8–12

Get your kids started off right with small lesson groups where kids are matched up based on age and skill level. No mater your kids current skill level, they are guaranteed to learn sound skiing or snowboarding fundamentals, confidence and mountain IQ though our specialized teaching techniques and dedicated learning zones – all while having big time fun.

Lesson Schedule

AGE GROUP 3–4    
 Morning Lesson  9:15AM–12PM  
 Afternoon Lesson  1PM–3:15PM  
 Lesson / Child Care Combo
(Full Day)
 8:30AM–4PM Lunch included.
Reservations highly recommended. 

Lesson / Child Care Combo offers time on the slopes in the morning followed by playtime, rest and activities in the afternoon. Drop your kid(s) off in the morning at either Main or Canyon Lodge Mammoth Kids locations, then pick them up in the afternoon at Mammoth Child Care in the Mammoth Mountain Inn or The Village – choose the location best for you.


AGE GROUPS 5-7 & 8-12    
 Full-Day Lesson  9:15AM–3:15PM   Lunch included. 
 Afternoon Lesson  1PM–3:15PM  Beginner lessons only.

Lesson Packages

All child group lessons include a lift ticket for each day booked. You can add rentals to any child lesson.


Lessons for Different Skill Levels

Beginners will learn how to balance, stop and turn in the dedicated beginner zone and get introduce the skills necessary to ski and ride safely on blue runs.

Intermediate students learn techniques and drills designed to master blue runs and build confidence on a wider variety of terrain.

Advanced lessons are tailored to each student's specific technical goals for the type of the terrain they're interested in mastering.

If you're looking for a multi-week lesson series to really supercharge your kids' passion, check out the 10-week Mountain Rangers lesson series.
Schedule, Packages & Skill Levels
Adaptive Ski School

Adaptive Ski School

Disabled Sports of the Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that offers expert specialized instruction and adaptive equipment for several mountain sports year-round – including ski and snowboard lessons – for children and adults with disabilities.

Visit the Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra website or call 760.934.0791 for more info or to book your one-on-one lesson.

Ski & Snowboard School FAQs

What is the the Mammoth Lesson Guarantee? As one of the leading ski and snowboard schools in the nation, it is our mission to provide you with an outstanding learning experience. If you're not completely satisfied with your lesson, we will offer you another lesson of equal value free of charge.

Do I need to book in advance? Highly recommended. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast. We recommend calling as soon as your plans are made. Private lessons are offered for both skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels.

What time should I leave in order to make it to my lesson on time? Leave for the ski area at 7AM – especially if it's snowing.

We recommend on arriving for morning lessons when the rental shops open at 8AM, and at least an hour before afternoon lessons begin. If you are able, be sure to pick up your rentals the afternoon prior to your lesson.

Outfit your kids between 8–8:30AM and check in to their lesson by 9AM. Mammoth Kids at both Main and Canyon Lodge open at 8AM daily through the season. 

What level are you?
BEGINNER/NOVICE: If you have never skied/snowboarded before, or if you know the basics and are comfortable on easy trails.

INTERMEDIATE: If you are comfortable making turns on most blue runs.

ADVANCED/EXPERT: If you are confident skiing/snowboarding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features.

Where are the Ski and Snowboard School locations?
MAIN LODGE:  Located 4 miles past The Village at Mammoth on Minaret Rd.

CANYON LODGE: Located at the top of Canyon Blvd. Take the free Village Gondola for a quick 6-minute ride between The Village and Canyon Lodge.

EAGLE  LODGE: The closest base lodge to town – located on Meridian Blvd. next to Juniper Springs Resort.

What should I bring? 
REQUIRED for all children 13 and under: 
Lesson Ticket
Lift Ticket
Helmet
Eye Protection (goggles or sunglasses)
Gloves/Mittens
Skis & Boots or Snowboard & Boots

RECOMMENDED:
Goggles on Stormy Days
Sunscreen
Neck Gaiter (for cold or stormy days)
Appropriate Cold-Weather Clothing
Water-Resistant Pants & Jackets

What should I wear? Because Mammoth is located at a high elevation, weather conditions can vary in a short period of time and the sun can be harmful to your skin and body if you're not prepared. Layering is the best way to maximize your comfort if/when the weather shifts.

Avoid cotton fabrics, as they retain moisture from snow and perspiration. Start with a moisture-wicking inner layer (such as wool or silk) and add an insulating middle piece (such as a fleece, sweater or vest). Top off with a wind and water resistant shell layer to protect you from the elements.

Any tips to help me with the high altitude? 
High altitude means less atmosphere to filter the sun. Be sure to apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to hitting the slopes, then re-apply every 2–3 hours. Drink 10–16 ounces of fluid before hitting the slopes, and continue replenishing throughout the day. Focus on water and carbohydrate-replacing drinks. Modify caffeine and alcohol intake. Don’t forget to give yourself enough time and energy to last throughout the day.

What do I need to know about private lessons? Private lessons are offered for both skiing and snowboarding in all skill levels and may include up to 4 additional people of your choosing. For safety reasons, the lesson pace will be geared towards the slowest person(s). For this reason we do not recommend combining groups with young children (under 6) with older kids or adults.

To book a private lesson call 800.MAMMOTH at least 1 day in advance between 8AM–8PM. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast, so we recommend calling as soon as your plans are made.

A valid lift ticket is required for all private lessons.

What do I need to know about putting my kids in lessons? Helmets and eye protection (sunglasses or goggles) are required for all children ages 3–13 enrolled in Mammoth Ski and Snowboard School programs. Helmet rentals are available. For additional helmet safety information, visit the Lids on Kids website.

Lessons start promptly at the designated time. We recommend arriving at the rental shop at least 1 hr before lesson time in order for your children to be set up with equipment.

All kids need to be at least 3 years old, and must be potty trained – no diapers.

Kids' ski and snowboard lessons are separated into 3 age groups to accommodate the learning readiness children at each of these age groups:
3–4 years (skiing and snowboarding)
5–7 years (skiing and snowboarding)
8–13 years (skiing and snowboarding)

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