2016-17 Season

In a Private Lesson setting the instructor can create a personalized learning environment for your child and maximize their learning potential. Private Lessons also offer the opportunity for families to learn together due to their being no age restrictions.

  • Make an online inquiry for dates more than 48 hours in advance HERE.
  • Or call us at 206-812-7387 to speak to us directly or for inquiries within 48 hours.
  • Reservations are highly recommended. If you are planning a trip on a weekend or during a holiday we advise reserving as much as a week in advance as we frequently reach capacity going in to peak days.
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Lesson Information
Youth Private Lessons

Youth Private Lessons



2-Hour Lesson $199
3-Hour Lesson $249
Full Day Lesson $399
  • Advertised prices are for up to two people and for all ability levels.
  • Bring along friends or family and create your own group for $40 per additional person, per lesson up to a maximum of 5 people
  • Private Lessons prices do not include lift tickets. Discounted lift tickets are available for Private Lesson guests
  • Private Lessons do not include rental equipment. Equipment can be reserved online, or at the time of booking 
  • For more detailed reservation information, including our cancellation/reschedule policy for Private Lessons please click here



We encourage you to make lessons a consistent part of your snowsports experience. Following your first full price Private Lesson purchase, we’ll discount each subsequent lesson you book during the 2016-17 winter season. Discounts are non-transferrable and cannot be combined with other offers.



1-Hour Lesson $99

Daily from 9am-10am or any time from 2pm onwards. Plan a later arrival to avoid the morning rush or beat the crowds and get a head start on the day. It's the perfect way to refresh their skills and can be used as an early check-in to roll right into a Youth Group Lesson warmed up and raring to go, not to mention giving Mom and Dad the freedom of the early morning slopes to enjoy fresh groomers or a pow-lap, or ten. 


90 FOR 90

1.5-Hour Lesson $90

Offered daily at 9am or from 2pm onwards for kids aged 2-6 of all ability levels. This 90-minute lesson is the perfect time frame for young children and the private setting really helps them connect with the sport, the snow and an instructor, to set the foundation for a lifelong passion. Parents are welcome to join and to be part of their child’s learning experience, and this can also serve as a way to ease children in who are not quite ready for group lessons.



Private Lesson FAQs

Reservations, check-in and cancellations

Q: Can I request a particular ski or snowboard instructor?
Answer: Yes! You can request the instructor of your choice when you make a reservation for a private lesson. Please book 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. If you are planning a trip on a weekend or during a holiday we advise reserving as much as a week in advance as we frequently reach capacity going in to peak days.

Q: Do I need to know which instructor I want when I book?
Answer: No! Just tell us a little bit about your personality and what you want to get out of the lesson and we will find the perfect instructor to match your needs.

Q: What time should I arrive for my Private Lesson?
Answer: If you need to rent ski or snowboard equipment we recommend arriving at the resort 90 minutes prior to your lesson start time to allow ample time to park, get fitted with your rental equipment and check in at the Ski & Snowboard School. If you own your own equipment plan to arrive no less than 45 minutes prior to your lesson start time to allow ample time for parking and check-in.

Q: If I’m running late can I push back my start time?
Answer: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate changes to a scheduled lesson unless done so with at least 24 hours notice. Private lessons must finish on time as we schedule instructors for specific time blocks and often book instructors on back to back lessons so pushing back one reservation often affects others. If you are running late, call us at 206-812-7387 and choose the option for Late Arrivals/Cancellations to leave us a message to maximize our chances of being able to work something out.

Q: Where do I go when I arrive?
Answer: If you require rental equipment, go to the ground floor of the Tye Creek Lodge as seen here on the Stevens Pass Base Area Map. If you have your own ski or snowboard equipment, head straight for the Ski & Snowboard School building.

Q: What is the cancellation policy for private lessons?
Answer: Our cancellation policy for Private Lesson reservations is as follows:
1. Up to 7.30am 2 days prior to the reservation date: No Charge
2. After 7:30am 2 days prior to the reservation $25 Cancel/Reschedule Charge
3. After 7.30am the day of the reservation or no show CHARGED FULL PRICE 

General Private Lesson questions

Q: What’s the ideal length of time for a Private Lesson if I am a beginner?
Answer: It is ideal to choose a 2-hour private lesson 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. You can extend your lesson if you are feeling strong and ready for more.

Q: How many people can take a Private Lesson?
Answer: Private lesson prices include up to two students. You can add additional students to any private lesson of any length for $40 per extra student. Please be aware that larger groups mean less individual instruction time. We don’t recommend groups larger than five people.

Q: Should everyone in the group be at the same age and ability level?
Answer: When possible, yes. Mixed ability levels create a difficult group dynamic for the instructor. If you wish to place people of different levels, ages or learning capacities in the same private lesson, please be aware that the instructor will focus the majority of their time on the student with the lowest ability in the group.

Q: Can skiers and snowboarders be in the same Private Lesson?
Answer: No. We have some very talented instructors, but even they can only teach one discipline at a time. If you have both skiers and snowboarders who wish to take a lesson you will need to book two separate lessons.

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, discounted lift tickets are available for guests purchasing a private lesson at the front desk of the Ski & Snowboard School.

Q: Can I take a break in the middle of my Private Lesson?
Answer: You are welcome to take a break; however, the clock on the Private Lesson does not stop so please take this into consideration when booking lessons that run over popular meal times. The one exception is for Full Day lessons. These lessons include break times that total up to no more than 1-hour. So you effectively have 6-hours to complete 5-hours of instruction.