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Ski Lessons and Snowboard Lessons at Treetops

SKI LESSONS & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Michigan Ski Lessons & Snowboard Lessons for Adults and Children

Better safe than sorry — so you better get some professional ski or snowboard instruction before tackling the slopes. A little instruction will provide you with hours of enjoyment!

“I took a private ski lesson and Christian was my instructor.  He did a great job helping me overcome my fears. We went down Hemlock Hollow which I 
had never done before! No more rope tows for me!"

Take advantage of the finest Michigan ski lessons and snowboard lessons in the Midwest. Our certified ski and snowboard instructors offer beginning and advanced instruction for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Treetops' ski instructors pride themselves on their professionalism and their ability to provide quality instruction to all ages and levels.

We'll get you started or offer you tips for polishing your form. We feature private and group lessons for adults, and our kids' program is the best way to get your youngsters excited about skiing and snowboarding. Our instructors will teach your children correct form, ensuring their safety as they enjoy time on the slopes.

“My son took private lessons with Ty and he had a fabulous time with him. Thanks so much for giving him an informative lesson and improving his self-confidence on the slopes and in general!” 

Treetops is committed to providing children an enjoyable learning experience with an awareness of safety and age appropriate skills designed for your child. Learning how to ski can be fun! Grab your winter gear and come explore winter at Treetops!

Ski School Lesson Products and Offerings

Group lessons

New to skiing or riding? A group lesson is for you. Have fun learning with others. Lessons come in two-hour increments. Accommodate ages 6 and older.

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. If equipment rental is needed, arrive no later than a ½ hour prior to the lesson starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

Downhill and Snowboard Lessons

Cross-Country Lessons

Price: $60.00

Beginner Package – Learn to Ski or Ride for ages 13 and older

This is the ultimate beginner package. This includes a 2-hour Group Lesson, Lift ticket, and rental. This lesson is for beginners only. The goal of this lesson is to get the student skiing easy green terrain on their own, and riding the lift.

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. If equipment rental is needed, arrive no later than a ½ hour prior to the lesson starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

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Private Lessons - (All Ages Ski or Snowboard Private Instruction)

A private lesson is personalized instruction to take your ability to the next level. Lessons can be one or more hours. You choose how long you are in the lesson. Add up to 3 other people to have fun with the family or friends. 

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. If equipment rental is needed, arrive no later than a ½ hour prior to the lesson starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

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Instructors: There is always an option to request a specific instructor and we’ll do everything in our power to match you up if they are available at your requested time.

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Snow Puppies - (Ages 6-12 Ski or Snowboard Group Instruction)

Designed for kids, age 6-12 of all abilities. This program carries great value as it includes not only the 2-hour lesson but an all day rental and lift ticket as well.

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. If equipment rental is needed, arrive no later than a ½ hour prior to the lesson starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

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Ski-Wees (Ski)/Burton Riglet Park (Snowboard) Ages 3-5

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Want to get your younger children involved? We have a great option for them. These 45-minute lessons have a 2:1 child to instructor ratio. The goal of these lessons is to get your young child used to the ski and snowboard environment and focus on having fun in an isolated and safe environment. Helmets are required.  Rental Equipment and helmet are included. Ski Wees and Riglet Rentals can be picked up in the Rental Building. If your child is beyond the very basic stuff (pizza, turning, stopping, riding lifts, etc…) then this is not the lesson for them. Please sign your higher level (ages 3-5) up for the private lesson.

Where: Skier Services.

When: 12:30 pm Daily

Price: $45 per child

Have you mastered the basics of riding the smaller features in the park? Do you want to take your freestyle ability to a new level? Still trying to figure out an aerial maneuver? This lesson is for you. This is a private lesson. We want to make sure we have everything set up for you, and so we require a 24-hour notice for this lesson type. This lesson can be 1 or 2 hours long. Weather dictates availability for this lesson.

Park Lessons - (All Ages Ski or Snowboard Group Instruction)

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. 

When: Start time slots available are

NASTAR & Race Coaching

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Love racing? Hop into our NASTAR course, and learn from our Racing Coach and Ski School Director Devin Kurzhals. If you are looking for a coaching session, please book your lesson 24 hours in advance. Weather dictates availability for this lesson.Looking for our new Youth Racing Program? See Ski and Snowboard Club for more information.

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. Race events and training take place on Loafer.

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Adaptive Lessons

These lessons are designed for the non-traditional Snowsports enthusiast. We want to make sure you have the best possible experience and have lead times on booking to accommodate this objective.

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill. If equipment rental is needed, arrive no later than a ½ hour prior to the lesson starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

When: Per Request Only, contact Devin Kurzhals at (989) 808-8037 to book this lesson

Discover Michigan

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Bring your voucher to gain access to this hour-long ski/snowboard group lesson or 2-hour cross-country lesson. These vouchers are for beginners only, ages 13 and up. Includes lesson, lift ticket and rental equipment.

Where: Check in at skier services, at the bottom of the hill for downhill and snowboard lessons. Check in at the Activity Center for Cross-Country lessons. If equipment rental is needed, arrive no later than 1 hour prior to the lesson starting time. Cross-Country students need to only arrive 1 hour before lesson time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

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Price: $35 includes rental and lift ticket/trail pass, (must complete the lesson to receive the lift ticket). Don’t have a voucher? Come in on Mondays at noon, and a lesson and rental are included with the purchase of lift ticket. Monday Learn to Ski is also at 12:00 PM. For Cross-Country we offer a free clinic on Fridays at 3:00.

“The Ski and Snowboard Club helped my youngest learn the safety and fun of the slopes. It is amazing to see the wonderful ski school staff manage over a hundred kids and make it a fun time for each and every one of the students!”

Stop by the Ski School anytime. We are located at the bottom of the hill.        

Ski & Snowboard Club (Ages 4-12)

We listened and this year we are reforming expanding this program to meet many different needs and requests!

We are offering a race program from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM for 7 to12-year olds, and it is not exclusive, which means your child may do both the 10 AM –12 PM Race Program and the 1:30 PM -3:30 PM Standard Program.

4 to 6-year olds have their own time this year! The 4 to 6-year-old program was designed so that all the staff can focus on the younger children at one time. This year it will be all hands-on deck to make sure your children have more dedicated instruction. This is a program geared towards the new and entry level skier. We know that some of your children are making turns consistently and controlling their movements on the hill. We will evaluate them in week one at 12:00 PM, and move them to the 7 to12-year old program at 1:30 PM, if they pass the evaluation.

Instead of a lift ticket this year, we are granting a mid-week pass to any participant. Students will be given a card, which they can present to skier services for a lift ticket Sunday through Thursday. Students ages 6 & under will receive an unlimited pass. 

Session #1 just $99 

Lift pass cost is $15 for 4 to 6-year olds and $50 for 7 to 12-year olds

Rental cost is $30 for 4 to 6-year olds and $40 for 7 to 12-year olds

If you need both rental and lift pass, the whole enchilada is just $129 for 4 to 6-year olds and $174 for 7 to 12-year olds

(Helmets are not included, but ask about a ski club discount on a helmet rental)

Session #2 - just $89 

Lift pass cost is $15 for 4 to 6-year olds and $50 for 7 to 12-year olds

Rental cost is $25 for 4 to 6-year olds and $35 for 7 to 12-year olds

If you need both rental and lift pass, the whole enchilada is just $114 for 4 to 6-year olds and $159 for 7 to 12-year olds

(Helmets are not included, but ask about a ski club discount on a helmet rental)

Combine Sessions #1 and #2 - just $129 (only $99 if purchased before December 1st

Lift pass cost is $15 for 4 to 6-year olds and $50 for 7 to 12-year olds

Rental cost is $50 for 4 to 6-year olds and $70 for 7 to 12-year olds

If you need both rental and lift pass, the whole enchilada is just $179 for 4 to 6-year olds and $199 for 7 to 12-year olds

(Helmets are not included, but ask about a ski club discount on a helmet rental)

March 11th is the Pizza Party/ Year-End Banquet  

Buy both sessions by December 1st and the cost is $99.

Ski and Snowboard Club Membership (Ages 13 and up)

Modeled after out week golf program, this year we are offering something for teens and adults. Broken into two different 4-week sessions, on two different days a week. You aren’t confined by one day a week. Instead you can attend on Wednesday at 5:30 PM or Saturday at 5:30 PM. This is not just for beginners! We break the lessons each week into different topics based on beginners, intermediates and advanced students.

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Session #1 - $99 ($69 for military), with rental $138

Session #2 - $99 ($69 for military) with rental $138

Both Sessions #1 and #2 - $159 ($119 for military), with rental - $249 ($209 for military)

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It sure feels like home here at Treetops Resort!

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