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Ski Instructions

Yosemite Ski School & Lessons

Yosemite Ski School
The first in the West, the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard School was established in 1928, and today employs a staff of 25 instructors, many of whom are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America® (PSIA) or American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Yosemite legend, Nic Fiore, retired in 2005 after 55 continuous years as director of the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard School. His memory continues to inspire the passion for winter activities at Badger Pass.

With Badger Pass’s gentle slopes and dedicated staff, we guarantee that we will build your skills and confidence quickly.  All Yosemite ski lessons and programs emphasize safety in a fun learning environment.

Guaranteed Learn-to-Ski/Snowboard Packages
These are the perfect courses for beginning skiers and snowboarders. Learn to ride the Bruin chairlift and ski/board down on your first day, or you can keep coming back, on us, until you do. Equipment rental, beginner lift ticket and ski lessons included. 

Ski Lessons for Children
Little ones love to slide on the snow.  Get your kids started skiing early in the Badger Pups children's ski/snowboard lessons program, perfect for children ages 4 to 6. On weekends and holidays during the ski season, the All Day Kids Camp is available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. This program includes instruction for skiing and snowboarding, lunch, snacks, ski or snowboard equipment rental, and helmet rental for children ages 4 to 12.

Introduction to Skiing/Snowboarding Lesson Package
Sample the fun at Badger Pass with our Introductory Ski or Snowboard lesson package.  These 1- to 2-hour first-time beginner ski lessons are offered at 10 am and 2 pm daily.

The Next Step Lesson Package
Improve upon your new skills! Offered at 10 am and 2 pm this 1- to 2-hour program is a perfect 'refresher' course for the novice or intermediate skier. Take the morning course, practice what you learned and then come back for the afternoon course to fine tune your new skills. This package is for skiers aged 7 and older.

Package includes:
  • 1 group lesson
  • rental equipment
  • an all-day all-mountain lift ticket.

Private Ski Lessons
For those seeking individual attention or who want to hone a specific skill, private ski lessons offer one-on-one instruction.  Private lesson times are at 9 am and 1 pm.  Reservations are recommended.


Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons and Packages*

 Ski Lessons - Child Lessons Include Helmet Rental
   1-lesson  2-lessons
 Group Lesson (No reservations required)  $47  $80
 Badger Pups Downhill Ski/Snowboard Program (children 4-6 years, no reservations required)  $67  $87
   1-person  2 people  3 people  4 people
Private Lessons (4 person maximum; reservations recommended)  $89.50/hour $124/hour  $158/hour  $192/hour
 Adaptive Lessons

Advance reservations required.
Inquire at the Information Desk, or call (209) 372-8430

Lesson Packages 
 No reservations required  Adult  Youth  Child (includes helmet)
 Guaranteed Learn to Ski/Snowboard  $95  $90  $82
 Introduction to Ski/Snowboard Package  $80  $80  $67
 Next Step Ski/Snowboard  $110  $105  $87
 2-Day Value Package - Ski/Snowboard  $185  $175  $147
 All Day Kids Camp for ages 4 to 12  N/A  $128.50  $128.50

*Prices subject to change with NPS approval.