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Adult Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Looking to improve your skills? Or do you just want to explore more of Northstar?

Whether you seek adventure, guiding or learning a new sport, or whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned expert, Northstar California has the perfect school for you. The Northstar Ski + Snowboard School features the Northstar Teaching System, where teaching, coaching and guiding styles are consistent from one coach to another. Our Big Easy beginner area and progression parks are designed to accelerate learning utilizing very small to medium skiing or riding features. These contemporary teaching and learning systems are unique to our school, and provide an experience you won’t want to end.

This is your first time at Northstar, and your first time skiing. Whether you want to become an expert skier or just learn a fun new sport, this is where it all starts.

What to expect:

  • Learn how to glide across the snow in a controlled fashion
  • Learn how to wedge stop
  • Gain a basic understanding of the mechanics of skiing
  • Have a fun day and discover what skiing is all about

You can ski parallel (no wedge) all the way down Blue groomed runs. You’re comfortable on Blue groomed runs and Green groomed runs are considered easy. You’re looking to take your skiing to the next level and begin exploring Black runs.

What to expect:

  • Work on new turning techniques on Blue runs in preparation for moving to Black runs
  • Refine your posture and improve your form
  • Explore the expanded possibilities of skiing that come with improved skills

You enjoy the challenge of Black terrain and runs. You’re comfortable on most advanced terrain, but wish to improve your ability and consistency skiing bumps, powder and steeps in various conditions.

What to expect:

  • Learn to read terrain and understand what to expect when skiing it
  • Improve your form on challenging steep terrain
  • Learn how to adapt to changing conditions
  • Improve your comfort level and ability skiing off-trail

Experience the best Northstar California has to offer.  Private instruction is offered for all ages, abilities and disciplines: Alpine Ski and Snowboard. 

Private Lesson Amenities:

  • "First-Class" private lift lane privileges for quick access to the slopes
  • Choose undivided, one-on-one attention, or share with up to 6 friends or family members
  • Customize your experience; choose adventure, guiding or learning

There's a Ski & Snowboarding lesson out there for everyone. Use our lesson finder to help find the best lessons available for you, to make your visit that much better.

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What is your motivation for taking a lesson? (Select All that Apply)
  • To learn a new sport

  • To build my confidence

  • To improve my skiing / riding skills

  • To have a private mountain guide

Which of these best represents your level of experience on the mountain?
  • I have never skied / snowboarded before

  • I am most comfortable on green runs

  • I am most comfortable on blue runs

  • I am most comfortable on black runs

Choose a sport:
  • Ski

  • Snowboard

Who will be taking the lesson?
  • My family

  • My child / children

  • A group of people (2+)

  • Just me

What is your gender or the gender of those in your group?
  • Female

  • Male

What is your age or the age of those in your group?
  • Child

  • Teen

  • Adult

Which best describes the lesson atmosphere you are looking for?
  • I enjoy learning with a group of people that ski / ride at a similar speed and on similar terrain as me

  • I prefer to be with a very small group so I can get tailored instructions and individualized feedback

  • I want a customized and personalized 1-on-1 experience with an instructor

  • I would like to spend the day skiing / riding with just my family


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