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Ski School

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Learn to Ski

Ski School

With industry-respected leadership from Michigan Snowsports Industry president Steve Kershner and Michigan Ski Coach Hall of Fame member Rick Vantongeren, our certified PSIA and AASI instructors provide individual and group lessons for all abilities in all disciplines.

Choose from Private Lessons, Group Lessons, and specially-designed programs for children ages 5-12. For beginners to advanced, including race clinics and cross-country skiing.

After a quick ride on the SkiBra, Schuss Mountain’s Super Kids beginner area delivers a safe and fun learning environment, while Shanty Creek Resort's “terrain-based teaching” allow skiers to progress with confidence.

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Ages 5-12


Our group program for 5-12-year-olds introduces skiing with terrain-based instruction allowing the students to have fun while improving at his/her own pace. As skills and confidence grow, they move onto more challenging terrain.

• Mornings: 10am-12:15pm – $80 ($100 w/ rentals)
• Afternoons: 1:15-3:30pm – $80 ($100 w/ rentals)

Note: SuperKids is only available Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.

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  • Lessons may not be booked day-of this year. Please make your lessons in advance of your arrival.
  • Afternoon programs available on Saturdays and Holidays only.
  • A lift ticket is included for children ages 8 and under.
  • Program sessions for kids may include a rest break.
  • Snowboard lessons are available for children as private lessons only. Request a private lesson here.
  • A private lesson is available for children ages 3-4, and 13+. Request a private lesson here.

"Hire a Pro" Private Lessons

All Ages First Person Additional Person(s)
1 Hour $80 $42
2 Hours $150 $65
3 Hours $225 $96

• Hourly private lessons offered at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.
• Lift ticket is included for children 8 and under.
• Multi-hour “Hire a Pro” lessons for kids 12 and under may include a rest break.
• Changes to reserved lessons must be received 24 hours in advance for a refund.
• Snowboard lessons are available for children as private lessons only.
• We recommend at least 48 hours advance notice to schedule a private lesson.
• Requests for a specific instructor must be made at least three days in advance.

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Adult (13+) Beginner Group Lessons

These ski lessons are available daily from 9-10am for ages 13+ with a skill station and beginner group lesson for $29.

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Super Sundays

Every Sunday from 12 Noon-close beginning December 12 through March 20 (excluding 12/26, 1/16 and 2/20).

Bring your friends and family for the best "Learn to Ski" value on snow.

Available to all ages. Just $39. Includes lift ticket, rentals, station-by-station lesson.