Lessons

Loup Loup Snow Sports School offers a variety of Group and Private Lessons for downhill skiers and snowboarders, taught by experienced and PSIA/AASI-certified instructors. Nordic and Telemark lessons are available with advance notice. Instructor requests are always welcome.

2022-2023 Lesson Programs

The thing you’ve all been asking for — regularly scheduled “Drop-In” Group Lessons! Also, check out the First Timer Ski/Snowboard Lesson Package, Private One-on-One Instruction, Saturday Wolf Pack Progressive Groups, Mommy/Daddy & Me for ages 4 – 6 and Adventure Camp for advanced 12 – 17 year-olds. Carefully review program details below and then make your Lesson Request using our online form.

DROP-IN

NEW THIS SEASON!
“Drop-in” Group Lessons are offered every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Weekday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for Beginning and Intermediate skiers and snowboarders, ages 7 – Adult. These sessions are grouped by ability, start on the rope tow or Poma lift and last 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group. Request online or just “drop-in”. Ask about our Locals Discount!

$65/person
Lift tickets and equipment rental are not included in lesson fee.

We are currently scheduling Drop-In Lessons for the following dates: January 28, 29 & February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.

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Adult man and young girl in a group lesson at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl

FIRST TIMER

Come see what the hype is all about! If it’s your VERY FIRST TIME sliding downhill on skis or a snowboard, our First Timer Lesson Package is for you. Start experiencing the thrill of snow sports with others of the same ability level in group lessons for ages 7 – Adult. These sessions last 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group, and are available Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Weekdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ask about our Locals Discount!

$100/person
First Timer Package include all-day equipment rental and lower-mountain lift ticket (Poma & Rope Tow).

We are currently scheduling First Timer Lessons for the following dates: January 28, 29 & February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.

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Loup Loup ski instructor teaching a teenage girl

PRIVATE

Private Lessons are available every operational day from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for ages 6* – Adult. Tailored to your specific goals, choose Ski, Snowboard, Nordic or Telemark one-on-one instruction from beginner to advanced skill-levels. Or build your own “friends and family” Semi-Private lesson. Each additional participant (of similar ability) added to your lesson pays only 50% of your hourly rate! Save 15% when you pre-pay for a series of four Private Lessons. Ask about our Locals Discount.

Ski/Snowboard
Request a private lesson with our experienced Ski and Snowboard instructors. Lift ticket and equipment rental are not included in lesson fee.

  • 1-Hour    •  $120 Weekends/Holidays  •  $100 Weekdays
  • 2-Hours  •  $215 Weekends/Holidays  •  $180 Weekdays
  • 3-Hours  •  $325 Weekends/Holidays  •  $275 Weekdays
  • 4-Hours  •  $430 Weekends/Holidays  •  $365 Weekdays

*6-year-olds may be booked for over 1-hour at the discretion of Lesson Coordinator.

Little Tikes
This is a great option for the first time your 4 – 6 year-old is exposed to skiing. Lift ticket and equipment rental are not included in lesson fee.

  • 30 minutes  •  $60 Weekends/Holidays  •  $50 Weekdays

We are currently scheduling Private & Little Tyke Lessons for the following dates: January 25, 27, 28, 29 & February 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26. NOTE: Nordic, Telemark and Adaptive Lessons require additional advance notice – please see details below.

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Nordic/Telemark
Request a private lesson with our experienced Nordic and Telemark instructors. Lift ticket and equipment rental are not included in lesson fee. Please make your request at least 1-week in advance.

  • 1-Hour    •  $120 Weekends/Holidays  •  $100 Weekdays
  • 2-Hours  •  $215 Weekends/Holidays  •  $180 Weekdays
  • 3-Hours  •  $325 Weekends/Holidays  •  $275 Weekdays
  • 4-Hours  •  $430 Weekends/Holidays  •  $365 Weekdays

Adaptive
Private lessons may be available for students with special needs upon request. Please call or email the Loup Snowsport School (509) 557-3404 or schooldirector@skitheloup.com to discuss your needs a minimum of 2-weeks prior to coming to the mountain.

WOLF PACK

Saturday Wolf Pack is a multi-week progressive program for all levels of skiers/snowboarders ages 7-17, with group instruction offered at 10AM on Saturdays (4- and 6-week session available). This program is designed to help each student progress to the next level using controlled skiing/riding. Lift ticket and equipment rental are not included in lesson fee.

  • Students are grouped according to ability.
  • Lessons are offered for 1 – 1.5 hours depending on class size.
  • Each lesson builds off of the previous week.
  • Students must attend each session in order to stay in sync with the group.
  • Make-up sessions will not be offered.
4-Week Session, $150/person  •  Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28  •  10 AM
6-Week Session, $180/person  •  Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4, 11  •  10 AM

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Loup Loup Ski Bowl snowsports school snowboard lesson

MOMMY/DADDY & ME

The Mommy/Daddy & Me ski program is for ages 4 – 6 including one parent or guardian. Choose the same start time for 4 consecutive Fridays or Sundays in January or February. Lessons are 1-hour in length.

Parent/guardian must already be a proficient skier. Child can start at any level. Parent/guardian will assist the instructor by getting their child back on their feet after a fall, helping them get up the rope tow/Poma and noticing when it’s time for a snack/bathroom break. For the adult, the major benefit of this program is to absorb the instructional language and techniques to support your child on the slopes long after the program is complete.

  • Session 1  •  Fridays, January 6, 13, 20, 27  •  1 PM, 2 PM or 3 PM
  • Session 2  •  Sundays, January 8, 15, 22, 29  •  9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM or 2 PM
  • Session 3  •  Fridays, February 3, 10, 17, 24  •  1 PM, 2 PM or 3 PM
  • Session 4  •  Sundays, February 5, 12, 19, 26  •  9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM or 2 PM

$300/1 child + 1 adult
Lift tickets are free for ages 6 and under. Parent/Guardian will receive a free rope-tow ticket or will be able to purchase a discounted Poma/Chair ticket on lesson days when the child is using advanced lifts. Equipment rental is not included in the lesson fee.

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ADVENTURE CAMP

A fun, challenging 4-week program, Adventure Camp is for advanced skiers (parallel required) and snowboarders ages 12-17, on Saturdays in January. “Campers” must already be confident all mountain chair riders to qualify.

These are not exactly “lessons”. Each 2-hour session starts with a team building lunch followed by 90-minutes of “ski/ride til you drop” under the supervision of our most experienced teaching staff. Emphasis will be on refining skills and safety/courtesy on the hill.

Saturdays  •  January 7, 14, 21, 28  •  12 – 2 PM

$300/person
Program fee includes lunch, but does not include rental equipment or lift ticket. Equipment rental can be arranged at the Rental Shop on the Hill.

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