Whatever your level - from "never been on skis," to "Michigan hills aren't big enough to pull out my skis, I think I'll try snowboarding to challenge myself," - we've got you you covered!

If you want to grab a lesson, here's the skinny:

Adult Group lessons

What - New to skiing? A group lesson is for you. Have fun learning with others. Lessons come in two hour increments.

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

When - Available daily when slopes open at 9am or 10am

  • 10 am-12pm
  • 1pm-3pm

Cost - $60

Beginner Package – Learn to Ski/Ride

What - 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 or riding 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 ½ hour prior to the lesson starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines.

When - Available on dates listed below:

  • 10 am-12pm
  • 1pm-3pm

Cost 

  • $70: Dec. 9, 14; Mar. 22, 23, 24

  • $95: Dec. 15, 16, 21; Jan. 3, 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28; Feb. 1, 3, 4, 11, 19, 20, 21, 25; Mar. 8, 15, 16, 17

  • $120: Dec. 22, 23, 24; Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 26, 27; Feb. 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 22, 23, 24; Mar. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10

Private Lessons

What - 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 2 other people to have fun with the family or friends. Special requests will always be considered such as a terrain park lesson or race lessons.

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

When

  • 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5:30pm (lessons after 5:30pm available upon request when booked in advance)

There is always an option to request a specific instructor and we’ll do our best to match you up if they are available at the requested time.

Cost 

  • 1 hour - $60 (+$30 per extra person)
  • 2 hour - $90 (+$35 per extra person)
  • 3 hour - $120 (+$40 per extra person)

Midweek Specials (Monday – Friday, excluding Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018; Jan. 1 and 2, 2019; Feb. 18, 2019)

  • Seniors (70+) - $30 hour (+$10 per extra person)
  • Military (Active or Veteran) - $30 hour (+$10 per extra person)
  • Children (12 & under) - $30 hour (+$10 per extra person)

Ski-Wees (Ski) & Riglet (Board)

What - (Ages 3-6) - Want to get your younger children involved? We have an option for them too. 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 snowsports environment and focus on having fun in an isolated and safe environment. Choose Ski-Wees for little skiers and Riglet for baby boarders! Helmets are required

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

When - 11:30am (available on any date listed below):

Cost

  • $40: Dec. 9, 14, 15, 16, 21; Jan. 3, 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28; Feb. 1, 3, 4, 11, 19, 20, 21, 25; Mar. 8, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
  • $50: Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31; Jan. 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27; Feb. 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24; Mar. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10

Snow Puppies

What - Thoughtfully designed for kids, ages 7-12 - of all abilities - Skiing and/or Snowboarding

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

When - Available on any date listed below:

  • 9:30am – 11:30am
  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Cost - (Includes lift ticket, rental and lesson)

  • Dec. 9, 14, 15, 16, 21; Jan. 3, 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28; Feb. 1, 3, 4, 11, 19, 20, 21, 25; Mar. 8, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
    • $50 (2 hours – am or pm)
    • $95 (All day and includes lunch with instructor)
  • Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31; Jan. 1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27; Feb. 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24; Mar. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10
    • $70 (2 hours – am or pm)
    • $115 (All day and includes lunch with instructor)

Ski & Snowboard Club

What - A 10-week program of fun, learning and lifetime skills designed for kids ages 4 & up interested in skiing, snowboarding - or both!

When

  • Session 1 – Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3
  • Session 2 – Feb. 10, 24, March 3, 10 and 17

Time

  • Ages 4-6: 1pm-2pm
  • Ages 7-12: 2pm-4pm

(As soon as a 4-6 year old demonstrates that they can turn & stop, they will graduate to the 2pm-4pm session for the rest of the program)

Cost  - Session 1: $99, Session 2: $99, Both Sessions: $139 (Save $30 if you pay by 12/23! Just $109)

(Sunday Pass Required: Ages 4-6: $15, Ages 7-12: $50)

Bonus! Entry Fee Includes a T-shirt, a Medal, and a Pizza Party March 24th! Plus - Parent Perks: $10 Lift Tickets & $10 Rentals on Ski Club Sundays

Questions? Call our Reservations Team: (866) 348-5249

$109 - All 10 Weeks!

Discover Michigan

What - January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Bring your voucher from Shell or McDonald's to gain access to this hour long group lesson. These vouchers are for beginners only.

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

When - This is an Hour long lesson during group lesson times (10am or 1pm). The voucher only covers an hour. After an hour you are free to leave the lesson, but if you would like to stay, we would love to give you the extra hour at no charge.

Cost - $35 includes rental and lift ticket (must complete the lesson to receive the lift ticket), must schedule in advance and have the voucher.

Learn to Ski/Ride Monday

What - Purchase a lift ticket on (most) Mondays and get a free lesson and rental!  (Must be full priced all day lift ticket. Not valid on Dec. 31, 2018 or Feb. 18, 2019).

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

When - This is an hour long private lesson which you'll need to schedule in advance. 

Cost - varies a bit

This program is also available on Friday, January 11th which is National Learn to Ski Day!

Thrifty Thursday

What - As part of our Thrifty Thursday promotion every Thursday (excludes Dec. 27), we offer a group lesson for only $10!

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

When - This is an Hour long lesson at 4:30pm every Thursday, except Dec. 27

Cost - $10

NASTAR

What - Love racing? Hop into our NASTAR course, and challenge yourself against racers of similar age and ability hailing from all over the country. This program could be a potential first step in qualifying for the national championship at the end of the season.

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

When 

  • Thursday Nights – Challenge the Treetops staff! - 6pm
  • Sundays (excluding Dec. 30, 2018 and Feb. 17, 2019) - 12pm
  • Saturdays & Holiday Periods (Dec. 26, 2018 – January 1, 2019 and February 17 & 18, 2019) - 1pm

Cost 

  • Runs only - $5 - 2 runs
  • $10 - unlimited runs

Many lessons can be booked online, but there are some that we will need to have our team book for you - such as private lessons. Either way, if you're unsure of what's the best fit for you and your fam, we can help!

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