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A Season-Long Program for Ages 13-15

While exploring the mountain and improving their skills, teens discover the activities and responsibilities of two very important Mountain Departments- the Snow Sports School and Ski Patrol. This program for skiers and riders of intermediate to advanced abilities offers price options that include lift access on program days only or a SKI3 Season Pass!


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 usage of appropriate markings to warn skiers/riders. They may observe other Patrollers running a rescue sled and taking care of injured guests.

Skiers and riders must be of intermediate to advanced abilities (see our chart to determine your teen’s ability level); previous safety training (First Aid, CPR) is not required.

We require all participants of our lessons and programs to complete a health screening by 7:30am the morning of the scheduled lesson. One screening is required per person, not per party. Complete your health screening here.

  • Instructor & Patrol In Training meets Saturdays AND Sundays, December 11, 2021 through March 20, 2022
    • No program December 25-26 and February 19-20
  • 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, 2021.
  • We also offer private lessons for all levels of skiing and snowboarding and daily class lessons for novice and intermediate ability levels

2021/22 Instructor & Patrol In Training Pricing:

Season-Long Program
for Ages 13-15
August 19
& On
Program with Lift Tickets$620
Program with Season Pass$895
Don't forget your helmet, as they are required for all guests ages 17 & under to participate in lessons!
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