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 and a variety of terrain parks.

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 in capability.


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!


Unique Experiences

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


(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
(12/20/19 – 1/5/20 & 2/15/20 – 2/23/20)

All Day

9 am – 4 pm
Early-up 8:30 am-3:30pm

$880 $965

1/2 Day AM

9 am - 12 pm
Early-up 8:30am – 11:30am

$645 $770

1/2 Day PM

1pm – 4pm

$500 $585
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Lift ticket prices not included in lesson prices. Prices subject to change.


We recommend that all skiers and snowboarders wear helmets. Children ages 17 and under are required to wear a winter sport protective helmet while participating in SnowSports School activities. Free rental helmets are available at our 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 canceled 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.

(208) 622-2289

Lids on Kids Sun Valley SnowSports promotes & educates for lift safety in all kid's programs.
Sun Valley SnowSports requires the use of helmets for all children under 18.
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Sun Valley Guest Perks


From the time you land until the time you leave, staying in Sun Valley Village comes with several unique experiences that can only be offered by the resort.

It would be enough to stay in Sun Valley’s storied lodge, built by the famed architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. After all, this is where America’s destination ski experience began. And the magic lives on in the Sun Valley Lodge and the former Challenger Inn, both recently restored and endowed with the plush amenities of the 21st century.

But staying at Sun Valley Resort brings with it extra perks, as well.

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