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BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON

Skier getting a private ski lesson on Mammoth Mountain.

Line Up Your Own Personal Pro for the Day

For the beginner requiring patience and care, the intermediate who wants to ski bumps, or the expert just needing a guide, private lessons allow you to customize your experience. With one-on-one attention, your instructor will personalize the lesson to your needs in a fun and attentive environment.

  • 3-hour lessons start at 9AM and 12:45PM and are available to book online below
  • 2-hour lessons start at 8:45AM or 1:45PM and are bookable 3 days prior by calling 800.MAMMOTH
  • 1-hour child lessons start at 9:30AM, 10:45AM, 12:30PM and 1:45PM and are bookable by calling 800.MAMMOTH
  • Tip – book an afternoon lesson to save 30%

Note that popular instructors and lesson times book fast so advance reservations are recommended. Children under 51" in height are required to ride all chair lifts with an adult. If your private lesson group includes more than one child under that height, an adult must be available to accompany the group to assist in chairlift riding.

Private lessons do not include or guarantee a lift ticket or rental equipment. You must have a valid lift ticket or season pass while skiing and snowboarding. Please book early to ensure availability.

Mammoth Lessons (Main) open 11/14/2020 - 5/31/2021
Mammoth Lessons (Canyon) open 12/18/2020 - 4/18/2021
Mammoth Lessons (Eagle) open 12/18/2020 - 4/18/2021

Main Lodge

Located on the second floor of Main Lodge.

Elevation: 8,600 ft

Getting Here

Located four miles past the Village at Mammoth on Minaret Rd.
Directions
Limited & Preferred Parking Available
Parking Shuttle Available
Red Line Shuttle Stop

Canyon Lodge

Elevation: 8,300 ft

Getting Here

1.2 miles up Forest Trail from The Village at Mammoth
Directions
Limited & Preferred Parking Available Village Gondola
Blue Line Shuttle Stop

Eagle Lodge

Elevation: 7,953 ft

Getting Here:

Located at the West end of Meridian Boulevard, 1.5 miles from the center of town (Vons)
Directions
Parking Available
Green Line Shuttle Stop

The day you'd like your private lesson.
Are you looking for a private skiing or snowboarding lesson?
A Location, Start Date, Level, Age, and Sport are required.

To redeem all items reserved or purchased online from a Mammoth Mountain ticket counter or business, the purchaser must be in person at time of redemption and present the following:

  • Purchase confirmation email
  • Valid photo ID
  • Original credit or debit card used for the purchase
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2-Hour Lesson

2-Hour Lesson

Book Within 72-Hours

A great option if you are already in Mammoth and want to sharpen your skills but still have time to ride with your friends. Lessons are offered at 8:30AM or 1:45PM, if availability allows. Please book within 72-hours of desired lesson time.

CALL 800.MAMMOTH TO BOOK | Ages 7+

Please note that children under 51" in height are required to ride all chair lifts with an adult. If your private lesson group includes more than one child under that height, an adult must be available to accompany the group to assist in chairlift riding.  

Lesson Details
Child Lessons

Child Lessons

1-Hour Stackable Sessions

Designed to support our youngest skiers and snowboarders with one-on-one instruction so students can progress at their own pace. Lessons are offered at 9:30AM, 10:45AM, 12:30PM or 1:45PM and can be booked back-to-back for those looking for extra instruction.

CALL 800.MAMMOTH TO BOOK | Ages 3-6

This lesson has a maximum of one student to provide the appropriate care and instruction for children of this age.

COVID-19 Protocols:

  • A parent or guardian should remain close by throughout the lesson to provide assistance if needed.
  • If booking back-to-back lessons, a parent or guardian will need to meet their child between each session to take them to the bathroom, adjust their layers and give them a snack. 
Lesson Details
Benefits to Private Lessons

Benefits to Private Lessons

Besides having your own personal pro coach you on the mountain, your private lesson also includes:

  • A Customizable Experience
  • Priority Lift Access
  • Option to Bring Friends and Share the Cost

Customize Your Experience

Private lessons are for everyone – skiers, snowboarders, adults, children, beginners, experts, and everything in-between. Our instructors will customize your private lesson for your ability and goals.

Skip The Line

Skip the line at the chairlift with priority access during your private lesson so you get more time on the mountain and with your instructor — more laps, more lesson, more powder.

Bring Your Friends

Bring friends to your private lesson — share the cost, and the fun. Private lessons include up to 2 people, and you can add up to 3 more students (for a total of 5 in the lesson) at a per-person charge. For safety reasons, the lesson pace will be geared towards the slowest person(s). For this reason, we do not recommend combining groups with young children (under 6) with older kids or adults. 

Benefit Details
What Level Am I?

What Level Am I?

Find out how to classify yourself to your instructor, and get your lessons started on the right foot. Knowing your level will help set the tone for your lesson, and kick your progression into high gear.


Beginners

For those who have never skied/snowboarded before, or know the basics and are comfortable on easy trails. Learn how to balance, stop and turn in the dedicated beginner zone and get introduced to the skills necessary to ski and ride safely on green runs.

Intermediate

For those comfortable making a few turns on most blue runs. Learn techniques and drills designed to master blue runs and build confidence on a wider variety of terrain.

Advanced 

For those confident skiing/snowboarding on all terrain, including steep and challenging features. Lessons are tailored to each student's specific technical goals for the type of the terrain they're interested in mastering.

Classify Yourself

Ski & Snowboard School Locations

For your convenience, Mammoth provides a Ski & Snowboard School at each base lodge – Main, Canyon and Eagle. All private lessons, regardless of age, will meet on-snow at the base lodge that you choose on your reservation. Always check to see which location you reserved your lesson at before arriving. Please note that while each lodge caters to all ski and snowboard levels, Main Lodge has the most ideal beginner lift and terrain for first-time skiers and snowboarders.

Main Lodge | 4 Miles Past The Village 

ON-SNOW LESSON MEETING LOCATION
Bottom of Discovery Chair 11. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time with all of your equipment. This will allow us time to assess your ability level and ensure that you are placed in an appropriate class.

View all directions, hours and services for Main Lodge.

Canyon Lodge | Accessible Via The Village Gondola 

ON-SNOW LESSON MEETING LOCATION
Meet at the "igloo" between Chair 16 and 17. Please arrive with all of your equipment 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time. This will allow us time to assess your ability level and ensure that you are placed in an appropriate class.

View all directions, hours and services for Canyon Lodge.

Eagle Lodge | Closest to Town by Juniper Springs Resort 

ON-SNOW LESSON MEETING LOCATION
Bottom of Chair 15. Please arrive with all of your equipment 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time. This will allow us time to assess your ability level and ensure that you are placed in an appropriate class.

View all directions, hours and services for Eagle Lodge.

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Private Lesson FAQs

Does my lesson include lift tickets?

No. Mammoth does not offer packages for private lessons, making it easier to just select what you need. Rentals and demos are available at any base lodge and in The Village, and a valid ticket or season pass is required to ski or snowboard on Mammoth Mountain. Please ensure you have reserved a lift ticket before booking your lesson.

Does Mammoth offer group lessons?

Group lessons are not available at this time. Please check back for more info. 

Do I need to book my private lesson in advance?

Advanced reservations are highly recommended, especially during weekends and holidays. Popular instructors and lesson times book up fast. 

What time should I arrive to make it to my lesson?

If you need equipment, we recommend arriving for morning lessons when our Rental Shops open at 8AM, and at least 1 hour before afternoon lessons begin. If you are able, pick up your rentals the afternoon prior to your lesson between 1–3PM. 

Do I need to reserve rentals in advance?

Rental reservations are essential for the 20/21 winter season. All rentals are bookable online in advance and may be picked up from 1–3PM the day prior, or starting at 8AM the day of your reservation. When capacity and availability allow, same-day rentals will be accommodated only after 10AM. Rentals must be picked up at the rental location indicated in your reservation.

How many people can be in the private lesson?

Private lessons include up to 2 people, and you can add up to 3 more students (for a total of 5 in the lesson) at a per-person charge. In the interest of safety, lessons are geared toward the lowest skill level, so it is advisable to arrange your lesson group with similar skill sets, and not combine adults and young children.

One-hour, 3–6 year old lessons are limited to a maximum of one student. 

Will I need to complete a health screening prior to my lesson?

Yes. We require all guests to conduct a health screening before entering the Ski & Snowboard School meeting area or starting a lesson.

Can I have multiple ability levels and age groups in the same private lesson?

This is not generally recommended. If you choose to do so, the instructor will choose the terrain that is best suited to the needs of the least experienced guest. When booking your private lesson, the more you can tell us about the experience you're looking for, the better we will be able to pair you with the best instructor for your needs. 

Can both skiers and snowboarders attend the same private lesson?

This is not generally recommended as it is very difficult for an instructor to teach snowboarding while wearing skis and vice versa. We can do our best to accommodate a private lesson for both disciplines so long as everyone is at an intermediate level or higher.

Can I split the private lesson time between multiple people?

Yes, your time with your private lesson instructor can be divided any way you like. For example, if you purchase a 3-hour private lesson, your instructor could spend an hour with your 7-year-old beginner and 2 with your 10-year-old intermediate. 

Do my kids need helmets?

Yes. All kids 12 and under are required to wear helmets and protective eyewear (sunglasses or goggles) while in a lesson. 

What if I need to cancel?

For all cancellations, please call 800.MAMMOTH.

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