Best For Children wanting customized attention in small groups

Ultimate 4 Ski Lesson (Ages 4-12)

Lesson Type: Small Group

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Lesson Details

Lesson Options:

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

Important Times:

  • Check-in is at 8:00 AM for Ultimate 4 (ages 4-12 skiers) participants; check-in must be completed by 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up time is at 3:20 PM for ages 4-6, and 3:40 PM for ages 7-12

What to expect:

  • All-day experience
  • Small group instruction; 4 students maximum
  • Fun and confidence-building
  • All ability levels
  • Groups based on age range and ability levels
  • Lunch is included
  • Reservations booked for the Kids’ Ski + Board School will drop off and pick up in the Village at Northstar.
  • Reservations booked for the Ritz-Carlton will drop off and pick up at the True North in the Ritz-Carlton.

On the day of your lesson:

Village Location

  • 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.
  • 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 and be fitted with equipment (if renting).

Ritz-Carlton Location

  • If location chosen is Ritz-Carlton True North, you must be a guest of The Ritz-Carlton, or allow at least 30 minutes to travel up the Highlands Gondola from Northstar’s Village to check-in at True North at The Ritz-Carlton on time. Driving your personal vehicle up to The Ritz-Carlton and dropping off passengers is not permitted, nor is parking available.
  • 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.

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.

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.