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Children’s Lessons

Our Children’s Lesson programs teach the foundations of skiing and snowboarding in a safe, fun-filled environment and are available daily for children ages 5 through 12 of any ability level. Set your child on the path to a lifetime love of skiing and riding by signing them up for a lesson at Homewood.

Lessons will be broken up based on age and ability, with 5-6 year olds falling under our Snow Scouts program and 7-12 year olds under our Mountain Ranger program. Our full-day program runs from 10 am to 3:30 pm daily.

Certified instructors focus on building good techniques in a positive learning environment so that your kids will learn to love the snow and the mountains.

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2022/23 Children's Group Lessons
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We encourage all Children’s ski or snowboard lessons to be booked online in advance. All Children’s Group Lessons come with everything they need to hit the slopes: tickets, rentals and instruction from one of our experienced ski school members. We recommend booking the lesson in advance online to secure your spot before your next visit.

 

Children’s Lessons include full-day lesson, rentals, a helmet, lunch, and full mountain lift ticket. These prices reflect both ski and snowboard lessons for ages 5-12.

 

Arriving for your lesson
Instructor providing a group lesson

Step 1: Arrival and Parking – All Children’s lessons meet at the Children’s Center located at Homewood’s South Base (105 Tahoe Ski Bowl Way, Homewood). Note that parking reservations are required and can be made online before your visit.

Step 2: Check-in for your lesson – All lessons begin at 10 am. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the lesson. On weekends and holidays, please check in 60 to 90 minutes in advance. Please note, we are not able to accommodate any check-ins later than 9:30 am.

Step 3: Post-Lesson Pick-up – Children’s lessons end at 3:30 pm each day. Pick-up is located at the same location as the morning drop off

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.

About the Children's Ski & Snowboard programs
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We look forward to providing an excellent experience for you and your child at Homewood. 

The following is a simple guide to ensure you and your family have the best time possible at the Homewood Ski and Snowboard School. 

Rest: Your child should come well-rested. We know that travel to the mountains can sometimes disrupt people’s regular sleep schedules. We will be playing all day on the hill, and prior rest is a crucial ingredient to a great day at the mountain. 

Food: A well-rounded breakfast before the lesson will help ensure your child has enough energy to burn. It is also a good idea for your child to carry a snack in their pocket. We will review any dietary restrictions upon your arrival. Please be sure to share these nutritional needs or allergies when you check-in. 

Level: When was the last time your child was on the mountain skiing or snowboarding? We find that even if your student has some experience, a refresher on past skills is a great way to start the season. Our goal is to make sure that your child is appropriately challenged in the lesson to have the best day and see the most skill progression.

Gear: Be sure your child has all the clothing and equipment they need to stay warm and protected on the mountain. 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.

Smiles: What are your expectations for your child’s lesson experience? We strive to build each day around the needs of our students. When you check-in at the start of the day, please share with us what your ideal takeaways will be for your child during their day with us.

Lesson Cancellation Policy
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Credit cards are charged at the time of the reservation. There will be a $100 charge for cancellations made after your reservation has been made. Any cancellation made less than 7 days 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.