Private Lessons

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 our experienced, highly skilled and professional instructors. Dollar vs Baldy: Pick a Mountain, Any Mountain!

Sun Valley offers private lessons on both Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain for all ages. We recommend beginners and low intermediate 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. Dollar Mountain is also home to the new and progressive terrain based learning center, new adventure trails, a variety of terrain parks, and a world class half pipe.

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 is closely matched incapability.

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. You may request a specific instructor or have one of our highly trained 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 half day 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 designed to fill all of these needs. Let us help you design that special day on Dollar, Baldy or both. One day, one price, one instructor - great value, great memories, great 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 track toward enjoying a lifetime of snow sports. Reservations requested.

Premium Experience

Early ups

Nothing Like it! Join a Sun Valley SnowSports Instructor for an incredible experience … first tracks on Baldy. Half-day and all-day private lessons are eligible to take advantage of early-ups.

Maximum of three guests.Offered Daily

Ski With a Sun Valley Legend

You can have the opportunity to ski with one of Sun Valley's legendary skiers.

Our staff of Big Mountain, World Cup, and Olympic competition athletes can give you a unique and memorable experience on Bald Mountain.

(208) 622-2289 for more information or to book

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

Private Instruction Schedule

  Regular Season Peak Season
(12/19/15 – 1/2/16 & 2/13/16 – 2/16/16)

2 Hours

Walk up only, no advanced reservations
Max 5 guests
Not available 11am – 1pm

$410 $435

1/2 Day AM

9 am - 12 pm, max 5 guests
Early-up 8:30am – 11:30am, max 3 guests

$530 $560

1/2 Day PM

12pm – 3pm
Or 1pm – 4pm
Max 5 guests

$425 $450

All Day

9am – 4pm, max 5 guests
Early-up 8:30 am-3:30pm, max 3 guests

$750 $795

Tiny Tracks

Dollar Mountain Only
9am, Noon or 3pm Only
Ages 4 and under.
Reservations Required

$205 $220

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 are required to 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.

(888) 490-5950

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Sun Valley SnowSports requires the use of helmets in all Kid's programs.
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It’s Beginning to look a lot like Ski Season


We have all been waiting anxiously and counting down the days until Bald and Dollar Mountains open for the season. That day is nearly here. On Thanksgiving morning, November 26, starting at 9 a.m., skiers and riders will hop on the lift at the base of River Run kicking the snow season into high gear. Thanks to some early season snow storms and Sun Valley’s outstanding snowmaking, plan on making turns on quite a few runs. The runs slated to be open on Thursday include Upper College, Lower College, Sunset Strip, 42nd Street, Mid River Run, Lower River Run, Ridge, Blue...