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.

This program is closed for registration.

Expected Program Schedule
Thursday Classes

Week 3: January 23
Week 4: January 30
Week 5: February 6
Week 6: February 13

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
Friday Classes

Week 2: January 17
Week 3: January 24
Week 4: January 31
Week 5: February 7
Week 6: February 14

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
Saturday Classes

Week 2: January 18
Week 3: January 25
Week 4: February 1
Week 5: February 8
Week 6: February 15

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
Sunday Classes

Week 2: January 19
Week 3: January 26
Week 4: February 2
Week 5: February 9
Week 6: February 16

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
Monday Classes

Reminder: Classes will be held on the holiday Jan 20, keep in mind the lift will close at 4pm to the general public and will be available only to Monday participants after 4:30pm.

Week 3: January 20
Week 4: January 27
Week 5: February 3
Week 6: February 10

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
Tuesday Classes

Week 2: January 21
Week 3: January 28
Week 4: February 4
Week 5: February 11
Week 6: February 18

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
Wednesday Classes

Week 2: January 22
Week 3: January 29
Week 4: February 5
Week 5: February 12
Week 6: February 19

Future dates weather and conditions permitting.
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.



2020 Program Photos Free to Download - More to Come! (External Link)

President's Week Lesson Program 2020



Jan 11 2020 Update: Details Coming Soon


During President's Week in February we offer a 3-day ski and snowboard learning camp. .




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.

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