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Beginner Private Ski Lesson in Tahoe

Tahoe City, United States

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Experience hosted by Brian &

2 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Please message us about additional times & dates! We limit the default times and availability due to COVID. But have plenty of availabilty if you reach out.
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Get excited to discover the wonder & joy that is safely sliding down a snowy winter wonderland on skis. We are based in the oldest ski hill in the Lake Tahoe area, which first opened way back in 1929! During this experience we will learn briefly about the history of skiing, the Lake Tahoe region, and Granlibakken's roots at the start of it all. We'll then get you fitted with all of the equipment you need, and head out to the ski hill. We prioritize safety, fun, and learning, in that order. Everyone progresses at different rates, but it is very likely that by the end of our lesson, you'll be comfortable using the lift and getting down a beginner run all by yourself!
Other things to note
As soon as you book your experience, you should receive an automated message with a link to fill out an additional form. This includes a digital waiver and is necessary to ensure we have appropriate rental equiopment for you, and to develop a personalized lesson plan for your experience.
Please message us about additional times & dates! We limit the default times and availability due to COVID. But have plenty of availabilty if you reach out.
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Get excited to discover the wonder & joy that is safely sliding down a snowy winter wonderland on skis. We are based in the oldest ski hill in the Lake Tahoe area, which first opened way back in 1929! During this experience we will learn briefly about the history of skiing, the…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Lift ticket - ask us about private groups up to 5 ppl!
  • Equipment
    Skis, boots, and poles.
From $125
/ person
Mon, Jan 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person
Fri, Jan 29
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$125 per person
$125 per person
Sat, Jan 30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$125 per person
$125 per person

Meet your host, Brian &

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 17 Reviews
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I am the co-founder of Snow Schoolers, which is Tahoe's only independent platform for ski and snowboard lessons. I created Snow Schoolers with the vision of making learning to ski or snowboard easy and affordable for anyone. For instructors, we provide full schedule flexibility, professional training and certification, and market-leading earnings opportunities. Personally, I have been skiing since the age of 4, and first started teaching skiing professionally while in college in New Hampshire in 2005. Since then, I have spent equal parts of my career as a marketer, analyst and web developer.
I am the co-founder of Snow Schoolers, which is Tahoe's only independent platform for ski and snowboard lessons. I created Snow Schoolers with the vision of making learning to ski or snowboard easy and affordable for anyone. For instructors, we provide full schedule flexibility, professional training and certification, and market-leading earnings opportunities. Personally, I have been skiing since the age of 4, and first started teaching skiing professionally while in college in New Hampshire in…
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Where you'll be

This lesson experience takes place at Granlibakken Tahoe, a short 5min drive from downtown Tahoe City. For other mountains, please reach out and we can confirm if we are able to teach there. At Granlibakken we willmeet inside the "ski hut" which is the smaller of the two brown buildings to the left of the parking area. For any friends or family not taking the lesson, there is a large patio deck with fire pits for great viewing of the ski hill.

Rated 4.76 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Celeste
January 2021
The instructor (Mason) was great with the kids! We would definitely go back to him. However, The experience is not smooth! No one at the school seems to know the answers between what is advertised on Airbnb vs what is expected!! I called a few times and appeared in person and everyone was clueless! We spent 45 mins figuring it out and getting their gears before the lesson started. Gratefully, the lesson started when the kids were geared up!
The instructor (Mason) was great with the kids! We would definitely go back to him. However, The experience is not smooth! No one at the school seems to know the answers betwee…
Jaylen
December 2020
Our experience started with a substandard impression. I booked for two guests, and never received confirmation and gear rental forms before the event from the host even I sent multiple messages. Anyways we decided to show up to the venue and at last we had our lessons. The instructor Rainey she was nice and friendly. We were first timers so Rainey was very patient to ensure we followed in a comfortable pace. We enjoyed the day on the slop learning skiing.
Our experience started with a substandard impression. I booked for two guests, and never received confirmation and gear rental forms before the event from the host even I sent mult…
Jason
January 2020
Introduction to skiing had to make me SO anxious! I was quite committed I was going to break something, anything, as I am quite a clumsy one on my own two feet. Danielle made us feel SO comfortable. She walked us through everything step by step & I only fell ONCE & nothing was broken at the end of the day! We learned how to make “pizzas,” turn, walk, etc with the skis on. Learning the basics made my anxiety go WAY down & we would absolutely try another bunny hill on our way to becoming experts.
Introduction to skiing had to make me SO anxious! I was quite committed I was going to break something, anything, as I am quite a clumsy one on my own two feet. Danielle made us fe…
Prasanna
January 2020
It was a really nice experience taking the lesson with SAM-great instructor, I must say. We had a group of 6 and booked a private group lesson. Come with friends and family and enjoy your first ski experience if it’s your first time. #AskForSAM
It was a really nice experience taking the lesson with SAM-great instructor, I must say. We had a group of 6 and booked a private group lesson. Come with friends and family and enj…
Kimberly
December 2019
We had a wonderful time! We did a private with our 2 yr old and 5 yr old and Brian was so awesome with them! The kids felt comfortable and had so much fun. Our 5 yr old was skiing by himself by the end of it and our 2 yr old had a blast. Us parents too!! Thanks Brian!!!
We had a wonderful time! We did a private with our 2 yr old and 5 yr old and Brian was so awesome with them! The kids felt comfortable and had so much fun. Our 5 yr old was skiing…
Alexander
December 2019
Brian was a fabulous instructor especially with kids. He is very patient and great at teaching and managing kids! Great experience and really great value!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

winter jacket (ideally waterproof)

snow pants (also ideally waterproof)