Q: Do I need to make a reservation for a group lesson?Q: What if I have my own equipment and/or season pass, but I want to take a group lesson?Q: Where is the Rental Tech Center located?Q: How long will it take me to drive to Stevens Pass?Q: Where do I meet the lesson groups for 10 am and 1 pm class lessons?Q: What’s the ideal length of time for a private lesson if I am a beginner?Q: Can I request a particular ski or snowboard instructor?Q: Do I have to purchase a lift ticket if I’m taking a private lesson?Q: What is the cancellation policy for private lessons?Q: Do I need to make a reservation for a group lesson?Answer:
We do not take reservations for the lesson portion, however it is highly recommended and will enhance your experience if you purchase your lesson packages and reserve equipment by making a reservation online
, or call 206-812-4510 and ask for Sales & Reservations. You must reserve online or call by 2pm the day prior to your visit. If you do not make a reservation prior, you can get into a group lesson by purchasing your lesson package at our rental equipment center. You must arrive to the rental shop 1.5 hours before the lesson start time to allow enough time to get your rental equipment and meet your group.Back to TopQ: What if I have my own equipment and/or season pass, but I want to take a group lesson?Answer:
We strongly suggest that you use our rental equipment if you are taking our Coca Cola Easy Starter ski or snowboard lesson. Our lesson plan incorporates special features designed by the equipment manufacturers to accelerate your skills and make your first time up more enjoyable. However, if you do not need rental equipment for the group lesson package, you can avoid the rental shop and arrive just 15 minutes before lesson times to purchase the Lesson/Lift or Lesson Only at the Ski & Snowboard School office. There is NO discount if you have your own equipment. If you have your own equipment and a pass, purchase the Lesson Only for $50Back to TopQ: Where is the Rental Tech Center located?Answer:
The Rental Tech Center is located on the ground level of the Tye Creek Lodge. Back to TopQ: How long will it take me to drive to Stevens Pass?Answer:
Driving time from downtown Seattle to Stevens Pass is two hours on bare roads and with no traffic. Drive time from Leavenworth is an hour. Adjust you departure times based on road and traffic conditions so that you arrive at Stevens Pass at least one and one-half hours before your lesson begins. Check www.wsdot.wa.gov
for current road conditions.Back to TopQ: Where do I meet the lesson groups for 10 am and 1 pm class lessons?Answer:
Stevens Pass Ski and Snowboard School adult class lessons meet on the east end of the ski school building, just outside the door of the Stevens Pass Ski and Snowboard School office. If you have purchased the package at our rental shop, you do NOT need to check in at the Ski & Snowboard School office.
The ski school building is located beyond the three base lodges at the base of Daisy, the purple beginner chairlift. From the base lodges, walk to the right of the equipment check building and continue down a slight hill. The lesson meeting area is in the flats at the base of the beginner slope next to the carpet lift.
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Q: What’s the ideal length of time for a private lesson if I am a beginner?
Answer: Choose a two-hour private if you are new to snowboarding or skiing. This gives you time to get acquainted with the equipment, the basics of sliding, and getting on and off the chairlift, with time left over to practice and learn the basics by actually sliding on the hill with your coach.
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Q: Can I request a particular ski or snowboard instructor?
Answer: Yes! You can request the instructor of your choice when you book a reservation for a private lesson. Please call 206-812-7387 at least 48 hours in advance so that we can coordinate your schedule with the instructor’s schedule, and be aware that instructors do take days off.
Private lessons are very popular, so reserve ahead of time.
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Q: Do I have to purchase a lift ticket if I’m taking a private lesson?
Answer: The cost of a private lesson does not include a lift ticket. However, disounted lift tickets are available for guests purchasing a private lesson at the front desk of the ski and snowboard school.
Coca Cola Easy Starter Packs, Adult Group Lesson Specials, include a lift ticket appropriate for your lesson special.
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Q: What is the cancellation policy for private lessons?
Answer: Private lessons are very popular, so please reserve ahead of time. Reservations must be made by 3pm the day before the lesson. Reservations cancelled with more than 7 days notice are eligible for a full refund. Reservations cancelled or changed with less than 7 days but more than 24 hrs notice are subject to a $50 cancellation/reschedule fee. Reservations cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, and no show/no call's are not eligible for refund or reschedule. Please arrive on time for your private lesson.
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