The Very First Step

We know all about the anxieties that arise during the first day on the slope. Getting on and off a chair lift. Attempting your first turns and stops. We've been there ourselves. We know what it takes to turn fear into a lifelong love of our sport and we can't wait to help get you there.  

For more information on these and other programs, or to make your reservation, call 208.255.3070 or email lessons@schweitzer.com


Looking for Kids lessons? Head this way!


Ski 4 FREE in 3 First Timer Package 

This program is truly designed to be quick and easy. Our progressive  curriculum focuses on the basic skills you need to get down the  mountain safely, at your own pace. Featuring Rossignol ski and snowboard equipment, the Ski 4 FREE in 3 ski or board package includes  three days of instruction, equipment rentals and lift tickets. Sign up  for the Ski 4 FREE in 3 package and start having fun on the slopes. Please note - this is a beginner package and there is a limit of 1 per person. 

  • $165 (includes 3 lessons of 1-2 hours, 3 lift tickets (First 2 tickets are lower lift, third is all mountain), and rentals)
  • Days do not have to be consecutive
  • Ages: 4+ skiers - 7+ snowboarders
  • Adult Group Lessons (ages 13+)  start at 10:30am & 1:30pm daily 
  • Kids Group Lessons start at 10:00am  & 1:00pm daily - See Kids Lessons
  • Lessons are approx. 2 hours
  • Added BONUS - Finish the 3-step program and you get to ski or ride FREE in the Spring (dates TBD) with our Grad Card!  Even better, if you Bring-a-Friend and both sign up for Ski 4 FREE in 3, you'll each get a FREE lift ticket to use any time in the season. Ask the Ski & Ride team for all the specific details! 
  • For more info contact us at 208-255-3070 or lessons@schweitzer.com.

Beginner Package

Jump-start your snowsports experience with this one-day comprehensive beginner program. It's perfect for those short on time and new to  skiing or riding and is also the natural stepping stone to progress to  our full mountain lessons. This is a one-day, all-inclusive package  that provides a beginner lift ticket, ski or board lesson and Rossignol rental equipment.

  • $94 (includes 1 to 2 hour lesson, gear rental and lift ticket)
  • Ages: 13+ 
  • Times: 10:30am & 1:30pm daily 
  • For ages 12 & under, please see Kids Lessons
  • If you have your own gear and lift ticket, a lesson only is $49, however we recommend renting shape skis to help you learn faster. 

Intermediate Package

If you know the basics but want to be more comfortable on a wider variety of terrain this is the package for you. Designed to give you more confidence on blue runs, this is a one-day, all-inclusive package that provides a full mountain lift ticket, ski or board lesson and Rossignol equipment.

  • $135 (includes 1 to 2 hour lesson, gear rental and full mountain lift ticket)
  • Ages: 13+
  • Times: 10:30am & 1:30pm daily 
  • If you have your own gear and lift ticket, a lesson is only $49, however we recommend renting shape skis to help you learn faster. 

Private Lessons

A private lesson is the ultimate learning experience. Completely individualized instruction shortens the learning curve and allows the instructor to focus on specific areas of improvement. Perfect for ambitious beginners who want to learn one-on-one. More advanced skiers and riders can treat themselves to a private lesson and look at open bowls, steep chutes and trees in a whole different light. Conquer the  mountain one skill at a time with a private instructor.

  • Full Day $420 for 1-5 people
  • Half Day $240 for 1-5 people
  • Two Hour $180 for 1-3 people 
  • One Hour $100 for 1-2 people
  • One Hour for 6 years & under $75 - See Kids Lessons
  • Early Bird and Last Tracks $80 - Before 9:30am or after 1:30pm; any age. 
  • Private lessons available for Telemark and Terrain Park disciplines. Please inquire with our lessons desk for more details. 
  • Please reserve private lessons in advance to ensure availability. For more information on these and other programs, or to make your reservation, call 208.255.3070 or email lessons@schweitzer.com

Taking a group or private lesson? Print out the release form ahead of time to save time! Just bring it with you to the Ski & Ride Center when you get to Schweitzer! 


Specialty Clinics


Nice Turns 

Ready to take your skiing to the next level and make some friends at the same time? Schweitzer's Nice Turns Clinic is just what you need! Choose between a 6-week clinic starting in January 2019 or a 4-week clinic in March 2019 (OR BOTH!) and improve your overall skiing game in no time with personalized coaching with the same group and the same coach! 

Nice Turns coaches are specially selected for their patience and experience. This program is for skiers only but if you are interested in a snowboarding clinic, please check with the Ski & Ride Center. 

Nice Turns Clinics are for intermediate skiers and above - meaning you should be able to ski comfortably and in control on green runs. Clinics can be scheduled on any day of the week and are limited to 6 skiers only. 

  • The program is for adults, 18 and older and please note that space is limited to 6 skiers per clinic. 
  • 6-Week Clinic is $270 per person - starting January 5 - 11, 2019.
  • 4-Week Clinic is $215 per person - starting March 2 - 8, 2019

Sign up online or by contacting the Ski & Ride Center at 208.255.3070 or lessons@schweitzer.com


Step 1 - Click the BUY NOW button to purchase the program with payment information.

Step 2 - Once you have given payment information, please fill out the registration form online.  The registration will ask you information needed to group you such as level information, day of week preferred, instructor request, etc.  **Please note: we will not be able to group you unless we have the registration paperwork.

If you have troubles with the registration please email or call the Ski & Ride Center.

Nordic Lessons

For those who want to experience pure skiing  fun the way it used to be, cross country skiing combines the serenity  of winter with the benefits of low impact cardio exercise. Explore  Schweitzer's 32K of Nordic trails with an expert. Lessons are available  for classic or skate styles.

  • $79 for one day package that includes 1 to 2 hour Nordic lesson, trail fee and demo rental equipment
  • $69 for 1 to 2 hour Nordic lesson.
  • Lessons start at 9am and 1:30pm

Adaptive Learning

Schweitzer's Snowsports School can bring  the exhilarating world of downhill skiing or snowboarding to athletes of all types. We have several instructors who have received specialized  training in a variety of adaptive techniques and equipment. Visit our Adaptive Learning page for more information.


For more information on these and other programs, or to make your reservation, call 208.255.3070 or email lessons@schweitzer.com