Best For Children at any snowboarding level

Snowboard Lesson (Age 3-6)

Lesson Type: Group

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Lesson Options:

  • Lesson with lift ticket and equipment rentals add-on (for those who need the whole package; MOST COMMON option)
  • Lesson with lift ticket add-on (for those with their own equipment)
  • Lesson only (for season pass holders with their own equipment)
  • Lesson with equipment rentals add-on (for 3 and 4 year olds who receive a free lift ticket upon check-in)

Important Times:

Skiers

  • 7 – 12 years old: Arrival by 8:30 a.m. Check-in completed by 9:00 a.m. Class time is 9:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
  • 4 – 6 years old: Arrival by 9 a.m. Check-in by 9:30 a.m. Class time is 10:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
  • 3 years old, potty-trained: Arrival by 9 a.m. Check-in by 9:30 a.m. Class time is 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Two one-hour lessons; remaining time is indoor play and learning).
  • 3 years old, potty-trained, AM HALF DAY: Arrival by 9 a.m. Check-in by 9:30 a.m. Class time is 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (One one-hour lesson; remaining time is indoor play and learning.) Phone reservations only by calling 1.800.GO.NORTH

Snowboarders

  • 7 – 12 years old: Arrival by 8:30 a.m. Check-in completed by 9:00 a.m. Class time is 9:30 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
  • 3 – 6 years old: Arrival by 9 a.m. Check-in by 9:30 a.m. Class time is 10:00 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. Three year old snowboarders must be potty-trained.
  • 3 years old, potty-trained, AM HALF DAY: Arrival by 9 a.m. Check-in by 9:30 a.m. Class time is 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Phone reservations only by calling 1.800.GO.NORTH

What to expect:

  • All day experience
  • Group instruction
  • Fun and confidence-building
  • All ability levels
  • Meets at the Kid's Ski + Board School in the Village at Northstar
  • Lunch is included

On the day of your lesson:

  • The Kid's Ski and Board School opens at 8:00 a.m. and is located in the Village at Northstar on the far side of the skating rink, near the Season Pass Office.
  • Please arrive early to check-in and to pick up your child's ticket and lesson voucher.
  • Check-in takes approximately 20 minutes and must be completed by one-half hour prior to the start of the lessons.
  • Please allow extra time to check-in during weekends and holidays.
  • If you arrive late and cannot complete check-in prior to the check-in end time, we may not be able to accommodate you in a lesson for that day.
  • A parent or guardian must be present to sign the release of liability.
  • If you are a guest lodging at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, you will need to accompany your child down to the Kid’s Ski & Snowboard School in the Village at Northstar by the designated arrival times listed.
  • Please check with your Ritz-Carlton concierge for Highlands Gondola operating hours.
  • Prior Day Check-in: We encourage you to use prior day check-in, especially during Holiday and Peak periods.
  • Come in to the Village Kid’s Ski & Board School, between 11:00 a.m. - Noon or 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., the day before your child's lesson to complete your paperwork.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • At drop-off, your child must have goggles or sunglasses, gloves or mittens, appropriate water-resistant outerwear, and calf-high socks.
  • Please label all belongings, including jackets, gloves, goggles, and walking shoes.
  • We supply helmets to all children in a group lesson. No hats are necessary.
  • Lesson groups will be formed based on ability and age group.
  • Sick and contagious children will not be admitted.
  • To ensure your space, you must arrive at the designated times, or you may miss your lesson and have to reschedule.
  • If your child has special dietary needs, please pack and label a lunch and snacks for them.

Looking to save both money and time on your lessons during your visit? Book consecutive, multi-day (2+ days) lessons online and save $20 per day!*

  • Discount only applies to consecutive, multi-day reservations made online. Discount is not applicable to additional days added on at a later time. Cancellations of consecutive, multi-day lessons may lose the multi-day lesson rate.

*Offer excludes 3-year old Half Day, Ultimate 4Her, Adult Group, and private lessons.

Burton Designed Snowboarding Lessons

Burton Snowboard Academy

Northstar California has partnered with Burton Snowboards to bring you the Burton Snowboard Academy. This first-of-its-kind learning program is designed to welcome new riders to the sport, encourage the progression of those already in the sport, and provide a customized experience built around an entirely new terrain-based teaching methodology.
 

Get Ready

What to know before you go!

Once you've booked a lesson:

  • You will receive an email confirmation with lesson details, along with the cancellation and changes policy for your reference.

*Gratuities for coaches are not a requirement but an appropriate and appreciated gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of the lesson will make your coach feel very appreciated and valued.

 

FAQ's

Lift tickets are not included in the base price of lessons. Everyone accessing the mountain must have a lift ticket. For many of our lessons we offer a discounted lift ticket as an add-on product.

Like lift tickets, equipment rental is not included in the price of adult lessons, unless noted otherwise. You can make your equipment reservation online. www.rentskis.com Some adult group lessons will include equipment and/or limited lift tickets. Lesson Details
 

You should select the level that you are currently skiing/riding at, not what you want to become. All you need to select is beginner, intermediate or advanced. Upon arrival, we will combine you with other guests of the same skill level.

To Reserve Lessons: - Lesson Details - 1-800-466-6784

For 3-6 year old group lessons, the children need to be checked in by 9:30am. They will ski or snowboard during the day, with breaks and a lunch built into their full day experience. Pickup is between 3:00 - 3:20pm, depending on program type. Younger skiers and snowboarders may take longer breaks during the day.

For 4-6 year old small group lessons (Ultimate 4), the children need to be checked in by 8:30am. They will ski or snowboard during the day, with breaks and a lunch built into their full day experience. Pickup is at 3:20pm.

For 7-12 year old group lessons, the children need to be checked in by 9:00am. They will ski or snowboard during the day, with breaks and a lunch built into their full day experience. Pickup is at 3:40pm.

For 7-12 year old small group lessons (Ultimate 4), the children need to be checked in by 8:30am. They will ski or snowboard during the day, with breaks and a lunch built into their full day experience. Pickup is at 3:40pm.

For adult full day small group lessons (Ultimate 4), lunch is not included. There will be a lunch break when you can grab some lunch on your own. Check in is at 8:30am; the full day lesson starts at 9:30am and ends at 3:30pm.

For private lessons, lunch is not included. If you are in a 6-hour private lesson, there will be a lunch break when you can grab some lunch on your own.

If you are late for your lesson we will do everything possible to accommodate. However, if the class has left the base area, you may have to reschedule for another available date. No call, no shows are subject to full lesson charge. To speak to a ski and snowboard school representative, call +1 (970) 453-3250.