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Private Lessons

Private Lessons Offer an Enhanced Learning Experience

Whether you’re just getting started or simply want to take your skills to the next level, a private lesson is a great choice. With personalized, one-on-one instruction from one of our top instructors, you’ll be out enjoying our varying terrain in no time!

We offer private lessons for downhill skiing, telemark skiing, and snowboarding.

For personalized instruction for all ability levels, Mt. Ashland offers private lessons for ages 4 and up. You can also add additional skiers or riders of similar ages & ability levels to your private lesson at a discounted rate!

The days with the highest instructor availability are Saturdays & Sundays!

Request a Private Lesson Reservation!

Please give us some information about the lesson you would like to take.  This is a request form only–we cannot guarantee an opening will be available.

Any cancellations or changes to your lesson must be made at least 48 hours prior to your lesson start time. Cancellations within the 48-hour window are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost of your lesson.

  • Fees will not be waived due to weather conditions. In the event of a mountain/road closure, Mt. Ashland will contact you to reschedule your lesson to a later date.
  • Partial refunds will not be given if you choose to leave the lesson early.
  • If you are late for your scheduled lesson we will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that your instructor will still be available. No time will be added to your lesson if you are late.

Lesson cancellations or change requests must be made to skischool@mtashland.com, or by leaving us a voicemail at (541) 494-4556.

Private Lessons

1-hour Private Lesson $85
2-hour Private Lesson $135
3-hour Private Lesson $175
Early Bird Private Lesson (9am-10am Only) $65
1-hour Private Lesson, each additional person $30
2-hour Private Lesson, each additional person $60
3-hour Private Lesson, each additional person $90

Cancelling Private Lessons

Any cancellations or changes to your lesson must be made at least 48 hours prior to your lesson start time. Cancellations within the 48-hour window are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost of your lesson.

  • Fees will not be waived due to weather conditions. In the event of a mountain/road closure, Mt. Ashland will contact you to reschedule your lesson to a later date.
  • Partial refunds will not be given if you choose to leave the lesson early.
  • If you are late for your scheduled lesson we will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that your instructor will still be available. No time will be added to your lesson if you are late.

Lesson cancellations or change requests must be made to skischool@mtashland.com, or by leaving us a voicemail at (541) 494-4556.

Private Lesson FAQs

What is the youngest age you can take in your lessons?

Our lessons are available for children 4 and above. However, we do ask that your child is potty trained if you plan on signing them up for ski school.

Can I ride with my child during their lesson?

We strongly recommend that parents/guardians observe from a distance or have fun elsewhere on the mountain to avoid disrupting class. Parents or guardians will not be permitted to join the class without prior approval from Ski School management.

Where & when is check-in for private lessons?

If you need to rent from us, we recommend arriving at the ticket desk in the main lodge to check in 60-90 minutes prior to your lesson start time.

If you already have your own equipment, 30 minutes should suffice.

Lessons meet outside in the learning center next to the beginner Sonnet chairlift. Please allow time for winter driving conditions,

Are tickets/rentals included in a private lesson?

Tickets & rentals are not included in the cost of a private lesson. You may, however, reserve your tickets and rentals online in advance.

Tickets are required for all riders. For first time riders & beginners we recommend the $10-$15 Sonnet beginner pass, which includes access to the Magic Carpet & Sonnet beginner lift.

What should I bring to my private lesson?

Weather conditions will vary throughout the day, and remember that you will be spending the day outside! We recommend dressing in moisture-wicking layers & waterproof outerwear, bringing goggles or sunglasses, and bringing sunscreen. A refillable water bottle and snacks are also highly encouraged.

Can skiers & snowboarders be in the same lesson?

Because they are two different sports skiers and snowboarders will not be able to share an instructor nor be in the same class. However, they may be in the same learning areas in general proximity.

What will the weather be like?

For weather information during the next 7 days, please check the Mt. Ashland Weather page or the National Weather Service Webpage. You are welcome to use either forecast.

For road conditions on the day of, you may use TripCheck.com.

Should I tip my instructor? How much is normal?

Cash gratuities are accepted and are an appropriate way to make your instructor feel valued and appreciated! A gratuity equaling 15%-25% of the cost of your lesson is appropriate.

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