Beginner Ski & Snowboard Lessons        
The Fun Starts Here!
ages 11+

Mt. Rose is Reno/Tahoe’s favorite place to learn how to ski or snowboard. Our skilled instructors will help you gain confidence gliding, stopping, and turning on our wide open and gentle slopes with plenty of room to roam. First Timers have access to three dedicated beginner lifts and are provided with beginner specific rental equipment and a learn-at-your-own-pace lesson.


These are our Best Value Season Passes designed to introduce you to the sports of skiing and snowboarding on Lake Tahoe's BEST Beginner Terrain.


  • Lift Access thru Dec 19 (restricted to Green Lifts:  Flying Jenny, Ponderosa, and Galena)
  • Unlimited use of Rental Equipment (Ski or Snowboard) thru Dec 19
  • Unlimited Group Lessons thru Dec 19 (including one Private)
UPGRADE - $99 may be applied to a Move up the Mountain Pass or Premier Season Pass* at any time
                   *Premeir season pass price will refect the current price at time of purchase (Ex.  if you upgrade in January, the January pass rates will apply)  Private lesson subject to daily availability.
Move up the Mountain Pass
BEGINNER SEASON PASS - limited quantity - subject to sellout   (ages 11+)      


  • 2 Private Lessons – (Early Bird 9:00-9:45) 
  • Unlimited Group Lessons - Season Long
  • Restricted lift access thru Feb 16 (Lift access to Flying Jenny, Ponderosa, & Galena)
  • Access to all lifts starting Feb 17
  • Includes Season Equipment Lease



First Timer (ages 11+)
First Time SKI
SAVE $5 ONLINE  Must book online by 10pm for the following day lessons
First Timer Packages include:
  • Lift Ticket (Flying Jenny, Ponderosa & Galena lifts)
  • Rental Equipment* (ski or snowboard) that may be used all day
  • Learn-at-your-own-pace lessons (weekends and holiday periods)
  • 2-hr Group Lesson (midweek non-holiday periods)

* Ski equipment includes skis, boots & poles. Snowboard equipment includes a snowboard and boots. All renters must be 18 or older to sign a liability release form. Visa, Mastercard or American Express required for deposit.

Lesson Times:

Weekends & Holidays  - Learn At Your Own Pace*  (Lessons offered continuously all day)
Weekday (non holiday):
Morning 10am-12pm
Afternoon 1pm-3pm

*Learn-at-your-own-pace First Timer lessons (offered on weekends and holiday periods) focus on students migrating from one learning station to another allowing the guests to progress at their own individual pace. Lessons are offered all day. There are Five Station in all; Orientation, Slide and Glide, Wedge and Stop, riding the Flying Jenny conveyor lift, and experiencing the Ponderosa Beginner chair. This method allows for those individuals who master certain skills at an advanced pace to move quickly through the stations, but also allows unlimited practice time for those having challenges in a given area. Students can even take a break and come back and re-join a station at any time. If you are learning to ski and ride with friends or family, you can make the choice of whether to progress together as a group or at your own pace individually.
**Holidays:  Dec 20 - Jan 4, Jan 17-19, Feb 14-16
Click here to view our Reservation Change Request Form

 Next Step (ages 11+)
Next Step SKI
SAVE $5 ONLINE    Must book online by 10pm for the following daylessons

This isn't your first rodeo, but maybe it's been a while since you were last on snow. The Next Step will refresh you on the basic skills of skiing and snowboarding without treating you like you've never seen snow. We'll review stopping, turning and learning to ride the Ponderosa chairlift to long gentle slopes; gaining control and confidence. The Next Step includes a 2-hour lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental equipment.

Lesson Times:

Weekends & Holidays - Learn At Your Own Pace*  (Lessons offered continuously all day)
Weekday (non holiday):
Morning 10am-12pm
Afternoon 1pm-3pm


Flight Plan (ages 11+)
2-day Flight Plan SKI
2-day Flight Plan SNOWBOARD

SAVE $5 ONLINE   Must book online by 10pm for the following day lessons

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE . . . If you’re here for 2 consecutive days of skiing or riding then this is for you. The Flight Plan combines our First Timer and Next Step package into one. 2 days of beginner lift tickets, rentals, and lessons. Plus free overnight storage of your rental equipment.

Move Up the Mountain (ages 11+)   Any 4 Days- Lift/lesson/rental package for 4 visits to use any time!
Move Up the Mountain SKI
Move Up the Mountain SNOWBOARD
SAVE $5 ONLINE    Must book online by 10pm for the following day lessons

The first three days limit you to the beginner lifts (include rentals and lessons). The fourth day provides you with a full mountain lift ticket (includes rental and lesson). Beginner lift tickets may be redeemed consecutively or individually. Full mountain lift ticket must be redeemed separately. Overnight storage included if tickets are redeemed consecutively.


Advanced purchase recommended. Walk-ins accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to arrive at least 1 hour prior to your lesson time.

Lesson duration is subject to weather conditions, class dynamics and ability levels

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe •  Tahoe's Highest Base Resort  •  Just 25 minutes from Reno


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22222 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno Nevada   800.SKI.ROSE  775.849.0704