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Snow Sports School

Welcome to Silver Mountain's Winter Ski and Snowboard School

The Silver Mountain Ski & Snowboard School is located on the main level of the Mountain House in the gondola bay. To find out more about our school or to reserve space in any of our programs, please call 208.783.1111, ext. 8306 or contact us via email.

To reserve rental equipment for your lesson package, please call the Sports Shop at 208-783-1517 between 8a.m. - 6p.m. You will need to know the name, birthday, height, weight and shoe size for EACH person requiring rental equipment.  

Lesson Start Times
9:15 a.m. (Private only)
10:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. (Private only)

Lessons on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday periods must be booked online 24-hours in advance of your lesson time.

Click here to read about the benefits of taking a lesson, courtesy of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

*Pricing subject to change during holiday periods.*

Private Lesson

  • 1 hr private ski/snowboard (lesson only)$99
  • 2 hr private ski/snowboard (lesson only)$149
  • Youth private package (Ages 7-12 includes lift, lesson, and rental)$174
  • Adult private package (Ages 13+ includes lift, lesson, and rental)$184


  • 1 hr semi-prviate (add up to 3 people)$169
  • 2 hr semi-prviate (add up to 4 people)$239
  • 3 hr semi-prviate (add up to 5 people)$299

Group Lessons (Ages 7+)

  • Youth Lesson only$65
  • Adult Lesson only$65

*Bring your friends and add-on additional students to change the lesson to a Semi-Private lesson. Semi-Private lessons can be thought of as a reserved group, and are the best way to learn with a small group of friends or family exclusively! Semi-private cost to be determined at the later date.

Silver Kids (Ages 7-12)

Silver Kids (Ages 7-12)

Our Silver Kid's program allows your kids to improve their skills in a group atmosphere. Packages include a lift ticket, rental, and lesson from either 10:30-12 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m daily. Due to limited availability, group lessons will only be offered in Level 1 and Level 2 at this time. Private and semi-private lessons are available for all levels.

Reserve Online

Seasonal Programs

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month!

This is the perfect way to start snowboarding or skiing! You've always wanted to try it out, and this is the most affordable way to do it. Our fantastic instructors will teach you the skills you need to get started, and our rental shop will fit you with modern equipment to make the first day as easy and comfortable as possible! Set yourself up for success, and get started with your new passion! This offer includes a beginner area ticket, lesson and rentals. Non-transferable. Pay just $114 + tax for an adult or $94 + tax for a youth. Prices do not include tax. Not valid Saturdays or holiday weekends.

Easy Ski or Ride 123

Ages 13 & up
$219 plus tax
Includes lift, lesson and rental. MUST take lesson or product is void without a refund
Never ever and first-timers only
All 3 lessons are for one person, non-transferable
Not available on Saturdays or holiday periods - December 18, 2023 through January 2, 2024, January 13-15, 2024, and February 17-19, 2024
First visit must occur between opening day and March 1st, 2024 
Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount

Purchase at ticket window or by calling 208.783.1111 x8221

Flexible 5 Pak

Ages 7 & up
$309 plus tax 
5 lesson package with ski or snowboard rental and lift ticket
Available Sunday-Wednesday
Instruction by one of Silver Mountain's handpicked instructors 
Graduation gift of season pass good for the rest of the 2023-2024 season and 50% off 2024-2025 season pass 
Available for purchase through January 15, 2024.
Program beings January 9, 2024.
Lessons are required to be booked 24 hours in advance.
Not available on Thursday-Saturday or holiday weekends, January 13-15, 2024, and February 17-19, 2024.
1.5 hour lesson offered daily at 10:30 am or 1:00 pm 
One lesson permitted per day 
Arrive early to allow plenty of time to get rental equipment 
Strict evaluation by Snowsports instructor to confirm you are completely new to snow sports. Program designed for people with NO experience learning to ski or board.

Purchase at ticket window or by calling 208.783.1111 x8221

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Customers also have the option to move their reservation to another day in lieu of a refund. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.