January 6-Week Lesson Program

A 6-week Ski or Snowboard Lesson program starting January 2nd, 2020 for ages from 3 through adults. Offering a variety of options in both Ski and Snowboard lessons that are held once-a-week in January and early February.

Registration for this program will close on December 15.


Review SKI Lesson Options
Review SNOWBOARD Lesson Options
Terms & Conditions

There are NO make-up days, refunds, or credits for lessons, rentals or lift tickets for missed classes if the area is operational. All equipment renters are required to visit the rental shop prior to December 7th for an equipment fitting.

Please plan accordingly, including but not limited to lesson arrival time, protective clothing choice and understanding that each day can require adjustment to schedules and protective clothing, as weather changes. Ability level advancement, group size or same instructor is not guaranteed over the consecutive days. The school reserves the right to cancel or change a program based on participant numbers, specific ability levels, and discipline.

Inclement Weather & Text Alerts

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.


Optional: Register for Cancellation Text Alerts for your class day.

In the event of closing Notifications of closure will be made on our website by 7:30 A.M. the morning of each day.

Delay Dates will be added to the end of program until all 6-weeks are held (like a school snow day). Please keep this in mind when choosing a day as this program can be delayed to mid to late February.

Refunds & Changes - Deadline November 30

All cancellations or registrations changes are subject to a $25 administrative fee per student. All cancellation or change requests must be submitted in writing (email/mail) and received by our office by the following deadlines regardless of original registration date:

Change Requests: $25 fee Includes changes in sport, day/time, rental equipment, or program types. Changes requests will be considered through November 30, pending availability.
Before Nov. 30: Full Refund less $25
Between Dec. 1 - Dec. 19: YV Gift Card Credit less $25
After December 19: 75% of unused portion on Yawgoo Valley Gift Card
Exception: If a child is sick or injured and cannot attend classes, we will refund the remaining classes in-full with a physician's note.

Rental Equipment

All participants in the 6-week program using Yawgoo Valley Rental equipment during the programs must visit the Rental Shop no later than December 7th for an equipment fitting. This ensures proper fit and guarantees your size. Please consider this prior to giving a lesson as a gift or surprise.

Add Rental to existing registration: If you registered for a program without rental equipment and would like to add the rental option, simply attend a rental fitting during the schedule below and stop by the office to add-on. Change fee will not be applied when adding rental equipment at a fitting. Excludes Turn & Track/Shred, Freestyle and Race classes.


Extended ONE SATURDAY ONLY December 14th

FITTING HOURS
Thur/Fri: Dec. 5, & 6 | 2 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Saturdays: Dec. 7 & Dec. 14 | 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Equipment rental is only available for use during lesson days. Extended use is permitted with the purchase of a lift ticket or season pass. We do not rent helmets, but they are available in for purchase in our Pro Shop.

Seasonal Rental Equipment

Our Pro Shop Equipment Leasing program is available to program participants at $199 for a pair of BRAND-NEW skis, boots, and poles OR snowboard and boots. The gear is YOURS for the entire season! Lease Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting November 7 in the PRO SHOP (separate from the Rental Shop).

Wait List

We have reached our capacity for waitlists and will no longer be accepting waitlist requests.

Class Assignment

We have started our class assignments and will be taking no new requests at this time.

Expected Program Schedule

Thursday: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Feb. 6 (Delay Dates: 13 & 20)
Friday: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & Feb. 7 (Delay Dates: 14 & 21)
Saturday: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb. 1 & 8 (Delay Dates: 15 & 22)
Sunday: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, & Feb. 2 & 9 (Delay Dates: 16 & 23)
Monday: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, & Feb. 3 & 10 (Delay Dates: 17 & 24)
Tuesday: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Feb. 4 & 11 (Delay Dates: 18 & 25)
Wednesday: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, & Feb. 5 & 12 (Delay Dates: 19 & 26)

Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports School Experience Level Chart
Please Review BEFORE REGISTRATION - you will be prompted at check-out for each participant

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.

President's Week Lesson Program 2020



Details will be available in early January, with registration beginning in mid-January.


During President's Week in February we offer a 3-day ski and snowboard learning camp. This program is held Tuesday-Wednesday of that week.




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