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Night Lesson
(6+)

Looking to add something new and exciting to your night routine? Come join us for a lesson under the lights! For ages 6+ and are open for all ability levels.

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Women's Saturday Ski Program
(13+)

Ladies, it’s your turn! The Women’s Saturday Ski Program is your gateway for well-earned fun, skill-building, and a flat-out better ski experience!

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Women's Wind-Up Details

It’s your turn! Working in small groups with our best women coaches, this is your gateway for well-earned fun, skill-building, and a flat-out better ski experience! Come up early for a coffee, and we’ll join you on the snow from 10 until noon, leaving you time for afternoon mileage on the hill with friends new and old.

Ability Level: Available to intermediate and advanced skiers for the season 2023-24 (must be comfortable with skiing upper mountain groomed runs. Advanced groups will venture off groomed as well.

The waitlist started for lower ability levels. Please email Lessons@missionridge.com if you would like to be added to our Beginner Level Waitlist

Dates: Tuesdays:  Feb 6, 13,20, 27 (inquire about interest in extending the program late Feb into March)

Price:  

  • $309 +tax  (4 day price)
  • $139 +tax  (One day - drop in price)

 

Time:

10:00am - 12:00pm

Package includes:

  • Four 2 hour women’s group coaching sessions
  • Add all mtn Lift ticket: $45+ tax
  • Add Rental Gear: $10 +tax 
  • Add DEMO Gear: $25 +tax
  • Retail voucher (20% off a MR logo sweatshirt, limit 1 per customer)

 

Meeting Location - Day Of: 

Hampton Lodge - Second floor 

Ka-Wham Cafe - South end towards the windows facing MRST podium.

Night Lesson Details

Lesson only

  • 2 hours

Packages

  • 2 hour lesson w/ night lift access
  • 2 hour lesson w/ night lift & rental
  • 2 hour lesson w/ rental

Want a friend or family member to come along? Below are options for the lesson portion only

* Final price depends on rental and ticket add-ons

Night Lesson FAQ's

Q: Does the $55 price cover rentals and access to the lift? 

A: No, rentals and lift tickets are purchased separately as an add on option. 

Q: Do I need a ticket for the magic carpet or the rope tow? 

A: Yes, you will want to purchase our Beginner Lesson Night Ticket for $7.

Q: Can I continue to use my rentals once my lesson is done? 

A: Yes, you can continue to use your gear till the mountain closes at 9pm.

Women's Saturday Ski Program Details

Ladies, it’s your turn! Working in small groups with our best women coaches, the Women’s Saturday Ski Program is your gateway for well-earned fun, skill-building, and a flat-out better ski experience! Come up early for a coffee, and we’ll join you on the snow from 9am until noon, leaving you time for afternoon mileage on the hill with friends new and old.

Ability Level:
Available for beginner to advanced skiers for the season 2023-24

Ages:
13+

Dates:
Saturdays: March 9, 16, 23, 30

Price:
$309 +tax (4 day price)
$109 +tax (Single day - drop in price)

Time:
9:00am - 12:00pm

Package includes:

  • Four 3 hour women’s group coaching sessions
  • Four Pack of All Mountain Tickets(valid for date of program) $180 +tax
  • Add all mountain Lift Ticket: $45+ tax
  • Add Rental Gear: $10 +tax
  • Add DEMO Gear: $25 +tax
  • Retail voucher (20% off a MR logo sweatshirt, limit 1 per customer)

Meeting Location - Day Of:
Hampton Lodge - Second floor
Ka-Wham Cafe - South end towards the windows facing MRST podium.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are a 1-on-1 teaching clinic with one of our instructors. These lessons cater to all ages and ability levels, so you can learn at your own pace and improve your skills.

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Kids Private Ski
(6-12)

For skiers of all ability levels, ages 6-12

Kids Private Snowboard (6-12)

For snowboarders of all ability levels, ages 6-12

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Adult Private Ski (13+)

For skiers of all ability levels, ages 13+

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Adult Private Snowboard (13+)

For snowboarders of all ability levels, ages 13+

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Flyer Private Ski
(3-5)

One-On-One Private Ski Lesson, ages 3-5

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Flyer Private Snowboard (4-5)

One-On-One Private Snowboard Lesson , ages 4-5

Private Lesson Details

Lesson only

  • 1 hour
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • All day (9am – 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break)


Packages

  • 2 hour lesson w/ all mountain lift access
  • 2 hour lesson w/ all mountain lift & rental
  • 2 hour lesson w/ rental

 

Want a friend or family member to come along? Below are options for the lesson portion only

 

Add a guest

  • 1 hour
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • All day (9am – 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break)

 

* Final price depends on rental and ticket add-ons

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can multiple members of my family be in the same private lesson?

A: Yes, you can add a friend or family members to any private lesson.

 

Group Lessons

A great introduction to skiing or snowboarding as well as an opportunity for more experienced skiers and snowboarders to hone their skills. Participants will be grouped with others of the same ability level.

Kids Group Ski
(6-12)

For skiers of all ability levels, ages 6-12

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Kids Group Snowboard (6-12)

For snowboarders of all ability levels, ages 6-12

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Adult Group Ski (13+)

For skiers of all ability levels, ages 13+

Adult Group Snowboard (13+)

For snowboarders of all ability levels, ages 13+

Group Lesson Details
  • If you need to rent gear, please arrive 45 minutes before the start of your lesson.
  • 2 hour daytime group lessons begin at 9:00am, 11:30am, and 2:00pm.
  • 2 hour evening lessons begin at 5:00pm on dates with scheduled night skiing.
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can an adult and child be in the same group lesson if they are from the same family?

A: For group lessons, we put together groups based on age and ability level to create the best atmosphere for learning. If members of the same family would like to participate in a lesson together, it would be best to loook into a Private Lesson.

Freedom Pass

The Learn to Ski/Snowboard Freedom Pass is your ticket to unlimited beginner lessons, unlimited beginner lift access, and unlimited rentals for the 2023/24 season for ages 6+. The program is designed to take someone who has never experienced skiing or snowboarding and allow them to feel comfortable, confident, and inspired to explore intermediate terrain by the end of the season.

Learn to ski freedom pass logo with silhouette or skier and snowboarders on center post chairlift

23/24 Freedom Pass (6+)

Unlimited beginner lessons, unlimited beginner lift access, and unlimited rentals for the 2023/24 season. For ages 6+.

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Kids Freedom Pass Lesson (6-12)

Freedom Pass lesson registration for ages 6-12. *Must already have purchased Freedom Pass to book.

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Adult Freedom Pass Lesson (13+)

Freedom Pass lesson registration for ages 13+. *Must already have purchased Freedom Pass to book.

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Freedom Pass Details

The Learn to Ski/Snowboard Freedom Pass is your ticket to unlimited beginner lessons, unlimited beginner lift access, and unlimited rentals for the 2023/24 season.

The program is designed to take someone who has never experienced skiing or snowboarding and allow them to feel comfortable, confident, and inspired to explore intermediate terrain by the end of the season.

This product is for ages 6+.

If your child will not be turning 6 by the date of your first lesson booked, this is not the right product for them.

  • Beginner Group Lessons
  • Beginner Lift Access
  • Pika Peak Magic Carpet, Rope
  • Tow & Chair #1 only
  • Gear Rental


Blackout dates:
Dec 26-Jan 1, Saturday/Sunday mornings January/February until 2pm for lessons, lift access and rentals


Upgrades Available (after 3rd Lesson):

  • Discount on Intermediate Group Lesson
  • Special Discount on 24/25 Season Pass
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is it?

A: A lesson program that allows you to take unlimited beginner group lessons, unlimited access to the Pika Peak Magic Carpet, Rope Tow and Chair #1 and unlimited rentals. Valid until the end of the 2023-24 winter season. This is a once in a lifetime product so we recommend using it to its full potential-learn to ski and snowboard in the same season!

Q: What are the Blackout Dates?

A: The Freedom Pass is not valid Dec. 26-Jan. 1 or Saturdays/Sundays in January or February until 2 pm. This blackout includes access to the lifts and rental gear.

Q: Who is it for?

A: First time skiers and snowboarders ages 6 and up. It isn't just for kids, adults can get a Freedom Pass as well to Learn to Ski/Ride.

Q: Where do I pick up my pass once I purchase?

A: At the Ski School on the mountain. In order to receive your pass you need to take your first lesson. Call Ski School to get registered for a lesson 509-663-6543. You will pick up your Freedom Pass after your first lesson is completed.

Q: Do I need to pre-register for my lessons?

A: Yes you should call or email the Ski School to reserve a lesson spot at least a week in advance- 509-663-6543

Q: Is this program for me if I skied before?

A: No this product is designed for people who have never been skiing or snowboarding before. You have to attend 3 beginner lessons before you can access the upgrade options.

Q: Can I take more than one lesson in a day?

A: Yes, this is good for as many lessons as you would like to take.

Q: Can I ski/ride on Chairs 2, 3 or 4?

A: No, this pass will only get you access to the Magic Carpet, Rope Tow and Chair 1.

Q: Can I use it at night?

A: Yes, it is valid for night lessons and lift access on the Magic Carpet, Rope Tow and Chair 1 only.

Multi-Week

Mission Ridge multi-week programs are designed to develop skills for exploration and ignite passion for the mountains. Get the kids outside!

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DEVO (6-15)

Starting at $699

Our premier program for teaching all-mountain freeriding skills. Eight weeks of mountain exploration and a designation that means something: "DEVO Kid." This popular program for skiing and snowboarding fills quickly, so make reservations early. Students have the same instructor and stick with the same class for the entire program.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

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Bombers (6-12)
Saturday

Starting at $399

A weekend winter camp for skiers and snowboarders. Classes of a ratio of 5 students to 1 coach are grouped by ability level and stick with the same coach and class throughout the program. Your kids will love exploring the mountain while improving with their new group of friends. Lift ticket or season pass purchased separately.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

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Bombers (6-12)
Sunday

Starting at $399

A weekend winter camp for skiers and snowboarders. Classes of a ratio of 5 students to 1 coach are grouped by ability level and stick with the same coach and class throughout the program. Your kids will love exploring the mountain while improving with their new group of friends. Lift ticket or season pass purchased separately.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

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Trainers (4-6)
Saturday

Starting at $449

A great way to introduce your kids to skiing! Six weeks of instruction teaches the basics of skiing and having fun with friends on the snow. Our focus is safety, fun and learning with an emphasis on fun! Your kids are matched with instructors according to their development. Groups are limited to three kids each. Skiing only.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

Young skier with no poles making turn on fresh snow

Trainers (4-6)
Sunday

Starting at $449

A great way to introduce your kids to skiing! Six weeks of instruction teaches the basics of skiing and having fun with friends on the snow. Our focus is safety, fun and learning with an emphasis on fun! Your kids are matched with instructors according to their development. Groups are limited to three kids each. Skiing only.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

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Cadets (13-15)

Starting at $499

Cadets is a ski and snowboard instructor training program. Cadets "intern" with instructors, learning and practicing teaching skills while improving their own all-mountain skills. This program prepares students to pass a Level 1 instructor certification.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

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Freeride (10-18)

Starting at $799

Freeride is a series of 8 or 16 coaching sessions for high level skiers who are seeking to master difficult and varied ungroomed terrain. Participants will have graduated from our Devo program or similar, and are looking for the next challenge, possibly with an eye on participating in Freeride competitions in the future.

*Multi-week lessons are no longer available to book online. Please email lessons@missionridge.com to inquire about availability.

DEVO Details

Ability Levels: Intermediate & Advanced

Ages: 6-14

Optional:

  • Rental equipment (add $349) for a Rental Pass
  • Lift Tickets - if you don't have a season pass get an 8 pack of tickets! ($TBD for ages 12-14, 12 and younger should buy a Premier Pass)
  • Lunch (add $TBD) Lunch is a grab and go option, we will not be eating lunch as a group

 

Program Daily Start Time: 9:00 am-1:45 am with a 45 min break for lunch*

Program Dates: 2023-2024 Season

  • Saturday Session - Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, March 2, Please note we SKIP Feb 17
  • Sunday Session - Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11. 25, March 3, Please note we SKIP Feb 18
Bombers Details

Ability Levels: Beginner & Intermediate

Ages: 6-12

Program Start Times:

  • Half Day Options: AM Session 9:00 am-11:00 am or PM Session 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
  • Full Day Option: 9:00 am-11:00 am, then a 45 min lunch break back on snow at 11:45 pm to 1:45 pm.

 

Options:

  • Saturdays or Sundays
  • Half Day - 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Full Day 9 am - 1:45 pm with break for lunch
  • *Rental equipment (add $TBD-6 week only option) we recommend the Rental Pass for $349
  • Lift Tickets (please purchase a Pass)
  • Lunch (add $TBD this can be purchased closer to program start date) Lunch will be a grab and go option. We will not be eating lunch as a group.

 

*Lunch not included add Lunch for a grab and go option to take with you.

Program Dates: 2023-2024 Season

  • Saturday Session - Jan 6, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24 Please note we SKIP Jan 13 and Feb 17
  • Sunday Session - Jan 7, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11. 25 Please note we SKIP Jan 14 and Feb 18
Trainers Details

Ability Levels: Beginner

Ages: 4-5

Program Start Times:

  • Half Day Options: AM Trainers 9:00 am - 11:00 am or PM Trainers 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
  • Full Day Option: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, 45 min break for lunch 11:45 am - 1:45 pm

 

Options:

  • Saturday or Sunday
  • Half Day - Choose AM or PM (see details above)
  • Full Day - 9:00 am - 1:45 pm, with a 45 minute break for lunch
  • Rental equipment (add $TBD) we recommend a Rental Pass $349
  • Lift tickets (please purchase a Pass)
  • Lunch (add $TBD) Lunch will be a grab and go item. We will not be eating lunch as a group.

 

*Lunch not included

Program Dates: 2023-2024 Season

  • Saturday Program - Jan 6, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24 Please note we SKIP Jan 13 and Feb 17
  • Sunday Program - Jan 7, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11. 25 Please note we SKIP Jan 14 and Feb 18
Cadets Details

Ability Levels: Intermediate to Expert

Ages: 13-15

Program Start Times:

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm times may vary on some days, their coach will discuss this as needed.

 

Add ons:

  • Cadet Season Pass $239 (does not include Premier Pass benefits)Rental Pass $349
  • Lunch $TBD this is a grab and go option. We will not have an indoor space for them to eat together, please plan accordingly

 

Program Dates: 2023-2024 Season

  • Saturday Session - Saturday beginning Dec. 2 through March 2, (Skips Dec 23 and Feb 17)
  • Sunday Session - Sunday beginning Dec. 3 through March 3, (Skips Dec 24 and Feb 18)
Freeride Details

Participants will have graduated from our Devo program or similar, and are looking for the next challenge, possibly with an eye on participating in Freeride competitions in the future.

We’ll ski the entire mountain including steep ‘hike to’ terrain, powder, trees, terrain parks, and learn to thrive in variable conditions.

We’ll let terrain amplify our experience on the mountain and hone our tactical awareness of opportunities presented by weather, snow conditions, and terrain choice.

Ability Levels: Strong all mountain skier/riders. Must be fluidly linking parallel turns on all terrain at Mission Ridge.

Ages: 10-18

Time: 9am - 3pm

Program Dates:

  • Saturday - Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, March 2, Please note we SKIP Feb 17