Our kids programs teach the foundations of skiing and snowboarding in a safe, fun-filled environment. Group and private lessons are available daily for children ages 4 through 12 of any ability level.
Certified instructors focus on building good technique in a positive learning environment so that your kids will learn to love the snow and the mountains. One lesson can be all it takes to set your child on the path to a lifetime love of skiing and riding.
Best Value: Lesson 3-Packs
Research shows that three lessons within one season is the magic number when it comes to picking up a new sport such as skiing or snowboarding. Homewood makes building a foundation for a lifelong love of snowsports easy with our Children's Lesson 3-Packs - kids ages 4-12 will receive three full days of lessons, rentals and tickets.
Try before you buy? Sure. Upgrade your single day lesson package to a 3-Pack before you leave the resort and receive 2 additional days of lessons, rentals and tickets. For more information call or stop by the Guest Services office, 530.525.2992.
2016-17 Children's Lesson prices
* Peak dates include all Saturdays plus Dec. 17 - Dec. 23, 2016; Dec 25, 2016; Jan. 1 - Jan. 7, 2017; Jan. 16, 2017; Feb. 20 - 24, 2017.
** Holiday dates include Dec. 24, 2016; Dec. 26 - Dec. 31, 2017; Jan. 14 & Jan 15, 2017; Feb. 4, 2017; Feb. 18 & 19, 2017; Feb. 25, 2017
3-Packs are non-transferable and non-refundable, and all days must be used during the 2015-16 ski season. Unused days will NOT be refunded or carried over to future seasons.
Arriving for your lesson
In order for your child to be ready to learn how to ski or snowboard, please be sure they have warm, waterproof pants and a jacket, mittens or gloves, one pair of warm socks, and either sunglasses or goggles. All of these items can be purchased at our Children's Center. The Children's Center opens at 8:30 a.m. every day.
Full Day program: Please check in no later than 9:30 a.m. (9 a.m. on weekends/holidays) to allow time for equipment fitting. The program runs from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and includes an all-day lift ticket, equipment rental including a helmet, lesson, and lunch. Guests who check in after 9:30am will be deferred to the “LATE START” class. Late Start classes are an option only as instructor availability permits. Late starts will begin at 10:00am and will be on snow by 10:45am. After 10:30am, we will no longer accommodate late arrivals.
We strongly recommend booking online in advance to expedite the check-in process. Same-day on-site registration cannot be guaranteed.
Check-in & Lesson Location: The Children's Ski & Snowboard School check in area is located at our South Lodge Children's Center (105 Tahoe Ski Bowl Way, Homewood). The Children's Center opens at 8:30 a.m. every day.
About the Children's Ski & Snowboard programs
Our kids programs teach the foundations of skiing and snowboarding in a safe, fun-filled environment. Certified instructors focus on building good technique in a positive learning environment so that your kids will learn to love the snow and the mountains. One lesson can be all it takes to set your child on the path to a lifetime love of skiing and riding. Concerned about whether your child will enjoy ski school or not? Here are some tips to ease the transition to this sport: and create excitement about their lessons:
• Talk up skiing and snowboarding to get your child curious and excited.
• Express abundant excitement about your trip to the mountains.
• Have them drink lots of water. Hydration is important not only the day of, but the days prior as well.
• Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep, is well-fed, and prepared to wake up early and depart for the mountain.
• Lunch is included with the full day program and other snacks will be provided as well. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon request. Please make a note of any restrictions or food allergies when purchasing.
• Parents are required to remain on premises during the lesson incase of an emergency.
• If your child has special needs or requires special accomodations please notifiy our team ahead of time
• All Children's Lessons check-in at the South Lodge Children's Center.
• Lessons will run from 10am to 2pm
Other Options: Family Private Lessons
Private lessons provide the most flexibility and the best learning environment for any skier, rider or group of up to five. Private instruction is available for children or adults (or both), from beginner through advanced, skiers and snowboarders, who wish to progress rapidly with customized instruction.
Other Options: Ski & Snowboard Teams
When your child is ready for the next level of instruction, the Homewood Teams are a great option. The affordable, season-long programs promote a safe and fun learning environment where participants improve their technical skiing and snowboarding skills while establishing responsible habits and building lifelong friendships.
Lesson Cancellation Policy
Credit cards are charged at the time of the reservation. There will be a $50 charge for cancellations made after your reservation has been made. Any cancellation made less than 24 hours before the lesson time will be charged the full amount, regardless of weather conditions. A no-call/no-show will be charged the full amount. Reservations cancelled after the start of the lesson will be considered a no-show.