Instructor demonstrating a proper carve

Private Lessons

Private lessons provide the most flexible learning environment for any skier, rider, or small group up to 5. Private instruction is available to beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers and snowboarders who wish to focus on specific goals, building technique and having fun on the slopes.

Homewood’s Family & Friends Private Lesson program allows friends and families – up to 5 people – to take advantage of the opportunity to learn together, to bypass lift lines (yes, even on holidays!), and to save money.

As with any private lesson, the guest can structure the time. Either learning together or splitting an all-day Family & Friends lesson into time blocks for skiers/riders at radically different ability levels. Often though, it’s an opportunity for a group to share the laughs and experience of a day on the mountain together.

2019-20 Private Lesson Rates
Instructor alongside guest

Please note when you book a group for a family private lesson, everyone must be of the same discipline (ski or snowboard). Please call our Guest Services office at 530.525.2992 or email us at to reserve your Private Lesson.

Private Lessons

Daily Rate

Peak Rate*

Holiday Rate**

Early Bird (1-hour private lesson from 9-10 a.m.) $129 $129 $129
Half Day (up to 5 people) $499 $529 $540
Full Day (up to 5 people) $699 $740 $799

* 2019/20 Peak Dates includes all Saturdays starting Saturday Jan 11 (aside from Holiday Dates below) plus Jan. 5, 2020, January 20, 2020, February 23, 2020
**2019/20 Holiday Dates includes December 21, 2019 – Jan 4, 2020, January 18, 2020 & January 19, 2020, February 15, 2020 – February 22, 2020.

During busy holidays and weekends, you will find our private lesson availability becomes limited, particularly between 9 a.m. and noon.  Booking ahead of time can eliminate this issue and is highly suggested if you would like a morning private lesson. If you are planning on booking a particular instructor, booking one month in advance is the best way to ensure your instructor’s availability. Call today to make a reservation at 530-525-2992.

Private lessons do not include lift ticket or equipment rental. Half day morning lessons run from 10am to 1pm and half day afternoon lessons run from 1pm to 4pm.

Please consider the time it may take for the rental process and arrive at least one hour prior to lesson start time.

Lesson Cancellation Policy
chairlift on a calm morning at the ski resort

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.