Learning Quickly One on One

Without a doubt, one-on-one instruction is the fastest way to improve your skills and lead you quickly to the next level! Your private instructor, who becomes a new-found friend before you realize it, will lead you quickly to higher achievement. All levels of skiers and snowboarders can benefit from the years of experience from some of the most highly skilled and professional instructors in the country.

Dollar vs Baldy: Pick a Mountain, Any Mountain

Sun Valley offers private lessons on both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain for ages 2 and up. We suggest beginners and low intermediates skiers and snowboarders start at Dollar Mountain. Dollar offers gentle, treeless terrain and provides the beginner to intermediate skier with the perfect environment to learn. For intermediate to expert skiers and snowboarders take a lesson at Bald Mountain, which offers more challenging and diverse terrain.

You can have a group of up to 4 additional family members or friends join your private lesson for no additional charge. You'll experience the best time if your group likes to ski or board on similar terrain and with closely matching speed.

Find Your Level

The Beginner New to Skiing or Snowboarding
The Advanced Beginner Linking turns and confident on green terrain & chairlift comfortable.
The Intermediate Skiers - Skiing mostly parallel, using poles. Green & Easy Blue Terrain.
Snowboarders - Carving Turns & Riding switch. Green & Easy Blue Terrain.
The Expert Skiers – Linked, short radius turns. Blue and Black Runs.
Snowboarders - Linked, short radius turns. Blue and Black Runs.

Private Lessons

Private lessons on Dollar or Bald Mountain are available every day of the week and ensure special attention for an epic Sun Valley experience. Private lesson participants enjoy priority lift access and three-hour morning and all-day lessons offer first track early ups. You may request a specific instructor or have our supervisors select the right person based on your goals. Private lessons allow up to five people in the party. Advanced reservations are available and recommended for three hour and all-day lessons.

A Family Affair

You and your family can build your own unique all day lesson experience with one of our instructors. Maybe Dad wants to take an early-up for first tracks. Mom isn't into bumps but wants to improve her carving. The kids are ready to have their first big mountain experience. The Family Private is design to fill all those needs. The whole family can come together with their instructor to enjoy the last runs of the day together. Let us help you to design that special day on Dollar, Baldy or both. One day, one price, one instructor, great value, good times!

Tiny Tracks

Specialized private instruction is available for children ages 2 to 4. Either with or without a parent, these one-hour private lessons make skiing a fun and positive experience. Our instructors place your child on the right tracks to enjoying a lifetime of snow sports. Reservations requested.



Advance reservations are recommended for all Sun Valley SnowSports School private lessons throughout the winter season. Advanced reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED during the December holiday and Presidents' Day week.

Private Instruction Schedule
3 Hour Private Lesson Daily
Dollar Mountain Beginner-Intermediate, Baldy Mountain Intermediate - Expert Daily
All Day (6 hours) Private Lesson 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily
Dollar Mountain Beginner-Intermediate, Baldy Mountain Intermediate – Expert
Early-ups available
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily 
Advanced reservations are accepted for 3 hour and all day lessons only.
Walk ups welcome for 1 and 2 hour private instruction.

Private Instruction Rates

Two Hours (not available 11am-1pm)
1 - 5 people TBA
Three Hours
1 - 5 people between 8:30 am - noon TBA
1 - 5 people starting at 12:00 pm or after TBA
All Day
1 - 5 people between 8:30 am - 4:00 pm TBA
Tiny Tracks (1 Hour Private at Dollar)
Ages 2 & 4 TBA
Reservations are required  

Lift ticket prices not included in lesson prices. Prices subject to change.


We recommend that all skiers and snowboarders wear helmets. Children age 18 and under must wear a winter sport protective helmet while participating in SnowSports School activities. Free rental helmets are available at our children’s ski school locations for your convenience.

Cancellations / Changes / Refunds

Sun Valley SnowSports School schedules your private lesson with an instructor matched to your specific abilities and interests. Private lesson reservations may be modified or cancelled at no penalty up to 72 hours before the start of your lesson.

Changes and cancellations made 72 to 24 hours before the start of your lesson are subject to a $100 administration fee.

Changes and cancellations made within 24 hours of the start of your lesson are non-refundable and your credit card will be charged 100% the cost of the reserved lesson.

Please call the Sun Valley SnowSports School at (888) 490-5950 or email us at snowsports@sunvalley.com for more information.

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