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Instructor & Patrol in Training
Season-Long Program for Ages 13-15

While exploring the mountain all season and improving their skills, teens discover the activities and responsibilities of two very important Mountain Departments- the Snow Sports School and Ski Patrol. Choose from options that include lift access on program days only or a SKI3 Season Pass!


The dates below have been updated for the 22/23 snow season. Please check back for 22/23 program pricing.

Teens will learn about the knowledge and skills required to become ski and snowboard instructors while improving their personal skiing/riding skills. They’ll discover technical components of skiing/riding, what to teach, how to teach children, and how to promote safety while having fun in lessons and programs.

Participants will also learn the daily responsibilities of Ski Patrol, including the opening of trails and sweeping at day’s end, recognizing potential safety hazards, and the use of appropriate markings to warn skiers/riders. They may observe other Patrollers running a rescue sled and taking care of injured guests.

Participants must be of intermediate to advanced ability levels, see our chart to determine your teen’s ability level. First Aid, CPR, or other previous safety training is not required.

We ask all participants of our lessons and programs to complete a health screening by 7:30am the morning of the scheduled lesson. Complete your health screening here.

  • Instructor & Patrol In Training meets Saturdays AND Sundays, December 10, 2022 through March 19, 2023
    • No program December 24-25 and February 18-19
  • Classes are on snow with their coaches for 4-hour sessions
  • Ages 13-15 meet at 8:45am, on-snow sessions 9am-1pm
    • The meeting place is between the Northwoods Lodge and the Greenway conveyor lift (outside of the Mountain Adventure Center)
  • Lunch is not included
  • All participants must be 13-15 years old as of December 1, 2022.
  • We also offer private lessons for all levels of skiing and snowboarding and daily class lessons for novice and intermediate ability levels

Please check back for 22/23 program pricing.

Don't forget your helmet, as they are required for all guests ages 17 & under to participate in lessons!
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