Quality instruction for any budget or schedule!

Classes are a great way to get started in skiing and riding or even fine tune some prior experience! Our Snow Sports School offers classes in a group setting daily all season long for both alpine skiing and snowboarding! Choose an option below based on the student's experience level. Availability varies by experience level. Packages include a lift ticket and rental equipment at no additional fee! Advanced reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

Reserve Online starting November 15

Daily Class Lessons

GETTING STARTED

First-time Skiers & Snowboarders

First time skiers and riders will learn the fundamentals. We'll cover safety, equipment and how to dress for comfort as well as going over the basics of balance, gliding, sliding and control.

Includes:
- 60-minute lesson
- Rope Tow Lift Access (remaining half-day session)
- Rental Equipment (no extra fee!)


Cost: $59 per student

Availability: (Ski or Board)
Monday - Wednesday : 2:30 P.M. or 5:30 P.M.
Thursday - Friday : 2:30 P.M. or 6:30 P.M.
Saturday : 10:15 A.M., 1:00 P.M. or 5:15 P.M.
Sunday: 10:15 A.M. or 1:00 P.M.
LEARNING TO TURN

Novice Skiers & Snowboarders

Novice skiers and riders will have taken at least one lesson or some basic experience. Novice skiers and riders are sliding, gliding and working on turning. Nobody’s perfect, so we’re here to help you have fun! Novice skiers and riders will be separated into sub-groups based on ability.

Includes:
- 75-minute lesson
- Half-Day Lift Access
- Rental Equipment (no extra fee!)


Cost: $69 per student, per lesson

Availability: (Ski or Board)
Monday - Wednesday : 2:30 P.M. or 5:30 P.M.
Thursday - Friday : 2:30 P.M. or 6:30 P.M.
Saturday : 10:15 A.M., 1:00 P.M., or 5:15 P.M.
Sunday: 10:15 A.M. or 1:00 P.M.
TURNING TO SUCCESS

Intermediate Skiers & Snowboarders

Intermediate skiers & riders are beginning to ride lifts or are ready for lift introductions. Intermediate skiers and riders are able to comfortable stop and control speed on easier green terrain. The goal is fine tuning turns and adding confidence to the skier or rider. Intermediate skiers and riders will be separated into sub-groups based on ability.

Includes:
- 75-minute lesson
- Half-Day Lift Access
- Rental Equipment (no extra fee!)

Cost: $79 per student, per lesson

Availability: (Ski or Board)
Monday - Wednesday : 5:30 P.M.
Thursday - Friday : 6:30 P.M.
Saturday : 1:00 P.M. or 5:15 P.M.
Sunday: 1:00 P.M.

Details

Group class lessons are 60-75 minutes long depending on option. Tickets end at the next ending session, varies by lesson time.

Daily Classes Age Requirement: at least 7 years old to participate.

For younger students:
Multi-Day Lesson Programs and Private Instruction.

Groups are assigned based on age and experience at the meeting area (Snow Sports Gazebo) 10-15 minutes prior to lesson start. We cannot promise a specific instructor for daily group classes.

We cannot reserve ski and snowboard rental equipment. Please allow 35-45 minutes for ski or snowboard equipment renting.

Terms & Conditions

All advanced reservations require payment in-full. Walk-in reservations are subject to availability and are non-refundable. Lessons may be rescheduled when canceled no later than 6 pm the day prior to your lesson by calling 401.294.3802 ext. 112.

If a representative does not answer please include your lesson date, time, student name(s) and a day/time you wish to reschedule to. Refunds, credits, or reschedules will NOT be issued for lessons canceled after the deadline.

Inclement Weather

We do not cancel classes for winter weather conditions, including wind, snow, light rain or below freezing temperatures. If we are operating, all scheduled lessons will be held unless otherwise specified.

On the rare occasion we are forced to close we notify pre-registered students via email. Notifications of closure will be made on our website by 7:30 A.M. the morning of each day. Lessons canceled due to closing may be rescheduled to another day/time.

Check-In

Check-In at the ticket window at least 30-minutes prior to scheduled lesson time.

IMPORTANT: You must be at least 18 years old with a valid state/federal photo ID to rent, or have a legal guardian wit ID present at time of check-in. Packages include a ticket and rental equipment at no additional fee. Credits or refunds are not issued if a ticket or equipment is not needed.

Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports School Experience Level Chart
Please Review BEFORE REGISTRATION

First-Timer: I have never been on skis or a snowboard OR I am not yet able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.

Level 1: I have taken at least one lesson or had some basic experience. Skiers: I can move forward on flat terrain, climb and glide on slight inclines in a wedge. Snowboarders: I can skate on flat terrain, make toe and heel side J- turns on slight inclines with front foot strapped in.

Level 2: I am exploring green terrain. Skiers: I can skate on flat terrain. On easy green terrain, I can change wedge size while gliding, make shallow turns to J-turns and stop. Snowboarders: I can perform skidded traverses and C-turns in both directions with both feet strapped in.

Level 3: I am gaining confidence on all green terrain and learning to use the lifts. Skiers: I link wedge turns with speed control on green terrain, can stop and learning to use rope-tows and/or chairlifts. Snowboarders: I can perform C-turns in both directions with speed control, am working on linking S-turns and learning to use the chairlift.

Level 4: I am confident on all green terrain and exploring easy blue terrain. Skiers: I control speed on green and easy blue terrain. Skis begin with a wedge but align to parallel towards the end of the turn. Snowboarders: I am linking skidded S-turns with speed control and shape on green and blue terrain.

Level 5: I am confident on blue terrain and seeking more challenging terrain. Skiers: I am aligning my skis more consistently, starting and finishing turns with parallel skis. I am learning to use ski poles. Snowboarders: I am beginning to carve turns, varying turn radius and evolving from a stacked to more dynamic turn and seeking more challenges such as terrain park features.

Level 6: I am confident on all terrain in GOOD conditions and looking to explore more challenging terrain. I am learning to keep my skis parallel throughout the entire turn (skiers) or fine-tuning carving (snowboarders). and seeking to explore steeps, bumps, glades and varying conditions.



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