First Timers

The fun starts here!

Beginner Ski & Snowboard Lessons
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 beginner specific rental equipment and a learn-at-your-own-pace lesson

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 (Sat-Sun) & Holidays**


Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

  10am - 12pm   Morning 10am-12pm
1pm - 3pm   Afternoon 1pm-3pm


Our Best Value Season Passes designed to introduce you to the sport of skiing and snowboarding on Lake Tahoe's BEST Beginner Terrain.

Dip your Toe in the Snow Pass

EARLY SEASON - BEGINNER PASS                                                      $99           
  • 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

Move up the Mountain Pass

BEGINNER SEASON PASS - limited quantity - subject to sellout          $399        
  • 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+)

current rate
Non Holiday
Must book online lesson by 10pm for the following day


Next Step (ages 11+)

The lesson after the First Timer
- includes rental equipment, 2-hr lesson and beginner lift ticket
current rate
non holiday

Lesson Times:

Morning 10am-12pm
Afternoon 1pm-3pm


Flight Plan (ages 11+)

2 consecutive day First Timer Packages (free overnight storage for rental equipment)
current rate
non holiday



Move Up the Mountain (ages 11+)

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Any 4 Days- Lift/lesson/rental package for 4 visits to use any time! current rate
non holiday




Learn-at-your-own-pace 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. 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

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