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Whatever your skill level, the ski academy at Treetops Resort has you covered! For Michigan snowboarding lessons and ski classes, you’ll appreciate our skilled instructors and friendly hills.

If you want to grab a ski or snowboarding lesson at Treetops, our class schedule for the 2020-21 ski season is below. Not sure what’s the best fit for you? Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we'll help you create a personalized ski lessons plan!

Adult Group lessons

What - New to skiing or snowboarding? A group lesson is for you. Have fun learning with others.

Where - Check in at Skier Services, at the bottom of the hill.  Express rental is required for this lesson when rental is needed. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your lesson to ensure you're ready when the lesson begins.

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

  • 10 am-12 pm
  • 1 pm-3 pm

Cost -$60

Beginner Package – Learn to Ski/Ride

What - This is the ultimate beginner package. This includes a 2-hour group ski lesson or snowboarding lesson, lift ticket and equipment rental. This lesson is for beginners ages 13 and older only. The goal of this lesson is to get the student skiing or riding easy green terrain on their own, and riding the chair lift.

Where - Check in at Skier Services, at the bottom of the hill. Express rental is required for this lesson. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your lesson to ensure you're ready when the lesson begins. Please submit rental form after purchase.

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

  • 10 am-12 pm
  • 1 pm-3 pm

Cost 

    • $99:
      December 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24
      January 4, 8, 18, 22 and 29
      February 16 and 17
      March 5, 12, 19, 20 and 21
    • $120:
      December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
      January 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31
      February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28
      March 6, 7, 13 and 14

Private Ski/Snowboarding Lessons

What - A private lesson with personalized instruction to elevate your skiing or snowboarding ability. Lessons can be booked in one-hour increments—you choose how long you’re in the lesson. Add up to two other people to have fun honing your skills with 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. Express rental is required for this lesson when rental is needed. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your lesson to ensure you're ready when the lesson begins.

When

  • Every hour on the hour based on slope opening hours.  
  • Lessons after 5 pm available upon request when booked in advance.

There's 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 - $65 (+$30 per extra person)
    • 2 hour - $95 (+$35 per extra person)
    • 3 hour - $125 (+$40 per extra person

Private Lesson Midweek Specials- When Applicable- See Slope Hours

(Monday – Friday, excluding December 26-31, 2020; January 1-3, 2021; February 17, 2021)

    • 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)

PRIVATE FAMILY LESSON

What - Our special Family Private Lesson allows you and up to 5- additional family members - ages 7 and up - to enjoy quality time together on snow while advancing your skills. Family private lesson will typically cater to the youngest/least experience member of the group, but our instructors will provide instruction to all. This brand new addition to our Snowsport School is a memorable experience for new skiers and families that need a refresher before hitting the slopes.

  • Minimum family lesson is 4 people
  • Maximum family lesson is 6 people
  • Must be in same household
  • Lesson must be all ski or all snowboard

Where - Check in at Skier Services, at the bottom of the hill. If you need to rent equipment, arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the lesson's starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines. Please submit rental form after purchase.

When - Offered 4 times a day - 1 hour lesson

  • Morning lesson start times- 9am and 10am
  • Afternoon lesson start times- 1 pm and 2pm

Cost (Includes all day lift ticket, rental and lesson)

    • $470 - Family of four
    • $570 - Family of five
    • $670 - Family of six
      • December 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24
        January 4, 8, 18, 22 and 29
        February 16 and 17
        March 5, 12, 19, 20 and 21
    • $530 - Family of four
    • $645 - Family of five
    • $760 - Family of six 
      • December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
        January 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31
        February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28
        March 6, 7, 13 and 14

Please call our reservation team to book your family lesson!

Ski-Wees (Ski) & Riglet (Board) (Ages 3 to 6)

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 snowsports 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. Express rental is required for this lesson when rental is needed. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your lesson to ensure you're ready when the lesson begins. Please submit rental form after purchase.

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

Cost -

    • $45:
      December 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24
      January 4, 8, 18, 22 and 29
      February 16 and 17
      March 5, 12, 19, 20 and 21
    • $60:
      December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
      January 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31
      February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28
      March 6, 7, 13 and 14

Snow Puppies

What - Thoughtfully designed for kids ages 7-12 of beginner ability.

Where - Check in at Skier Services, at the bottom of the hill. If you need to rent equipment, arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the lesson's starting time. Express rental is always recommended so you can save time and avoid the lines. Please submit rental form after purchase.

When -Available on any day slopes open at 9 am or 10 am

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

Important - If child is doing both sessions, parents must pick child up for hour break.

Cost (Includes lift ticket, rental and lesson)

    • $50 (2 hours – am or pm) or
    • $99 (All day, parents must pick child up for hour break)
      • December 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24
        January 4, 8, 18, 22 and 29
        February 16 and 17
        March 5, 12, 19, 20 and 21
    • $75 (2 hours – am or pm)or
    • $129 (All day, parents must pick child up for hour break)
      • December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31
        January 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31
        February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28
        March 6, 7, 13 and 14

Ski & Snowboard Club (Kids Ages 4 to 12)

What - The Treetops Ski & Snowboard Club is a 8-10 week program of fun, learning and lifetime skills designed for kids ages 4-12 interested in skiing, snowboarding - or both.

When

  • Session 1- No longer available
  • Session 2- Feb. 7th, 21st, 28th, March 7th and 14th 

Cost

Session 2 - $99

  • 5 weeks of lessons, T-shirt, Medal and Lots of Fun!!
  • Sundays 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 and 3/14
    • Lift pass cost $20 for 4-6 year olds (full season pass) and $60 for 7-12 year olds (Ski Club Pass)
    • Rental cost $30 and only valid during Ski Club Sundays
    • Helmets are not included, but ask about ski club discount on helmet rental. $10
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Times

  • 4-6 year olds – 1pm-2pm
  • 7-12 year olds  2pm-4pm

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

Rental Packages

  • DETAILS COMING SOON

SPACE IS LIMITED!

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

We are only guaranteeing 8 Sunday Ski club dates this year again.  We will use all 10 if we do not cancel for any severe weather situations and /or Covid-19 precautions. March 14th year-end banquet (tentative Covid-19 restrictions)

Discover Michigan Ski Lessons

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, and are valid Thursday nights, Saturday and Sundays in January.

Where - Check in at Skier Services, at the bottom of the hill. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your lesson to ensure you're ready when the lesson begins.

When -This is an hour long lesson during group lesson times (10 am or 1 pm). 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. Call Skier Services at (989) 731-8416 to book your free lesson. Sign up at MSIA - Discover Michigan.

Thrifty Thursday

What - As part of our Thrifty Thursday promotion every Thursday (excluding December 26), we offer a group lesson for only $15!

Where - Check in at Skier Services, at the bottom of the hill. Express rental is required for this lesson when rental is needed. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your lesson to ensure you're ready when the lesson begins.

When - This is an Hour long lesson at 4:30 pm every Thursday beginning January 7

Cost - $15

Register for Ski Lessons and Snowboarding Lessons at Treetops Resort

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

Fill out this short form and one of our team members will get right back to you:

Request a Lesson

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