and Programs

We are dedicated to offering safe, healthy and fun lessons all winter long! We ask for you to join us in making the Spirit Mountain Snowsports school as safe and healthy as possible.


Welcome to winter fun at Spirit Mountain! Spirit is your destination for safety, fun, and learning…whether you are a child or child at heart. We love learning at all ages! With a variety of lesson options, we believe Spirit is the place to bring winter fun to anyone!

Reservations are highly recommended with a non-refundable deposit* as these programs do fill up on weekends and holidays.

Spirit Kids

Spirit Kids is the perfect program for your child who is between the age of 6 and 12 years old. We focus on providing a safe, healthy, and fun lesson to teach each student how to advance their ability or begin their journey in snow sports. Participants are placed in groups by ability level and age, the lesson portion of Spirit Kids is a group lesson.

Spirit Kids: Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding

$92 per child (ages 6-12)
2h lesson (10-12 or 1-3)

$123 per child (ages 6-12)
4h lesson (10-3 & pizza lunch 12-1)

Offered on Saturday and Sunday and during holiday hours.

Includes: day ticket, rental equipment, helmet, lesson (helmets are required)

Full Day lessons include lunch.

4 Pack of Spirit Kids Options: Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding

Please call (218)-624-8516 for more details.

Purchase a 4 pack of Spirit Kids lessons that can be used for kids within the same family. The 4 packs are valid for use on Saturdays & Sundays as well as holidays. All sessions must be used the season in which they were bought in.

Learn to Ski & Ride Package

Alpine (downhill) Skiing or Snowboard- ages 13+

The Learn To programs are designed to accelerate the learning curve by utilizing beginner specific equipment with easy-to-follow teaching techniques that has skiers and boarders linking turns and enjoying their first day on the snow.

$93 per participant (ages 13+)
1.5h Lesson

Offered on Saturday, Sunday and during Holiday hours at 10AM, 1PM, 3PM. (Lessons start promptly at these times, if you are late for your lesson you may be asked to join a later lesson during the day).

This package includes the full-day lift ticket, rental equipment, helmet, and 1.5-hour lesson.

Private Lessons

Ages 3 and older:

We offer a variety of lesson options for those that are looking for a refresher, one on one teaching and more. Helmets are required and included for all snow sports lessons.

Private Lessons (alpine ski or board):  offered any day we are open.

  • This lesson offers a 1:1 ratio of instructor to student.
  • Lesson length is 1.5 hours for $105 or 1 hour for $80.
  • Available for downhill (alpine) skiing or snowboarding.
  • Add on an additional student to the same lesson for $50 for 1.5-hour lesson or $25 for 1 hour.

Wee-Ski & Wee-Board:

  • This lesson is designed for ages 2-6.  
  • Lesson is 45 minutes in length and is designed as an introductory, fun lesson.  This session is all about giving your child a unique entry into the sports of alpine skiing or snowboarding.  Your child is introduced in a fun way in hopes they love the sports as much as we do!  
  • This packages includes rental equipment, helmet, and ticket for lesson time only. 
  • A parent or guardian must stay in close proximity for the entire length of the lesson
  • Cost: $60

Family/Group Lessons:

  • Offered multiple times during the day on Saturdays and Sundays and on weekdays if there is availability.
  • This lesson is designed for families and groups that are traveling together.
  • Lesson participants may be at different abilities, but lesson will be catered to the lowest level abilities.
  • Lesson participants must choose either skiing or snowboarding.
  • Lesson is 1 hour in length.
  • Minimum number for family group is 4 .
  • These lessons are available for alpine skiing or snowboarding.
  • Lesson only cost: $32 per person or $128 total (4 students). Add on additional students for $30 each. Lift tickets and rental must be bought separately.
  • Call (218) 624-8516 to reserve.
  • Stay home if you, your child or anyone in your family is sick.
    • If someone in your family is sick, please give us a call prior to your lesson to reschedule.
    • Self-assessments of COVID and flu symptoms should take place before entering the chalet.
  • Group ratios will be kept as low as possible to allow for additional distance within a lesson. 
  • Full day lessons and childcare will not be available this year due to occupancy guidelines related to COVID-19.
  • Lesson check-in will be located at the Snow Sports desk in rental and all lessons will meet on the snow. 
  • Make sure to come prepared for the weather.
  • Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the lesson time to allow for check-in, rental and gearing up.
    • Once a lesson begins, additional students may not be permitted to join.
  • All classes will meet at a designated location outside in the beginner’s area. Students must arrive to the outside location prior to the lesson time. Pick-up will be at the same location as drop-off.
  • If a child becomes sick during a lesson, parents/guardians will be called and ask to pick up the child.

If you have additional questions or need to reschedule your lesson, please call (218) 624-8516.

Reservations are limited so please make these online. If you have questions or want to make a reservation over the phone, please call our Snow Sports Department at 218-624-8516. All lessons must be paid in full when being reserved. All costs above will have applicable taxes charged. There are no refunds. If you call within 72 hours of your scheduled lesson, we can move it to a different day if there is availability. In the event we are closed, or you need to reschedule, we will reschedule your lesson for another time during the current winter season.  

All liability forms must be filled out online before checking in!



Home Educator Fridays at Spirit Mountain

Friday Programing consists of 3 consecutive weeks of alpine skiing and boarding with optional progressive lessons that pick up from where they ended the previous week.

Ticket & Rental are valid 10AM-4PM each Friday of your session. Lessons offered 10:30AM-12PM on Friday (students will be placed in groups by ability). All prices include tax.

  • 2023 Session I: January 20, 27, February 3 
  • 2023 Session II: February 10th, 17th, 24th


Students (Ages 7+, younger with parent close by)
Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding

$92 package includes: lift ticket, rental, helmet, and lesson
$82 package includes: lesson and lift ticket
$65 package includes: lesson only

Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding

$107 package includes: rental and lift ticket for all 3 weeks


An alpine ski & snowboard club for kids of all ability levels that are in 3rd-12th grade.

The Spirit Mountain Snow Club is a 3 week program is designed to get kids on the snow, learning, and improving their ski and snowboard skills.

Want a great way to provide an affordable, FUN, and healthy activity for kids ages 8-12? Our Snow Club Program introduces kids to a recreational sport that can truly be enjoyed for a lifetime.  It encourages exercise and physical activity, and challenges participants to learn new skills. This program is for all ability levels and offered during the following sessions for skiing or snowboarding.

The program includes a lift ticket, alpine ski or snowboard rental, and 3 hour lesson for each visit. The lift ticket remains valid until the closing of each session day. However, participants only remain with an instructor for lesson portion.

  • This program is all about safety, fun, & learning. Lessons are available to meet all ability levels and promote the on-going learning of skiing and snowboarding.
  • More than 50,000 members have learned to ski & snowboard in our Snow Club.
  • No one sits on the bench in our Snow Club.
  • Members learn at their own pace from our ski and snowboard instructors.
  • Our National Ski Patrol is on the slopes anytime we are open.
  • Bonus: stay active and healthy during the winter months!
  • Pricing includes ticket, lesson & rental for each visit. There are perks for students after successful completion of a session.
Scholarship opportunities are available – please reach out to (218) 624-8509 for more information. Sessions do fill up, we advise making your registration as soon as possible!
For additional information or to register your school please call (218) 624-8509 or email snowsports@spiritmt.com

Our World’s Greatest Field Trip is not your ordinary class outing. Offered during school hours, Tuesday – Thursday for grades 3rd-6th. Our field trip includes a lift ticket, ski rental equipment, and lesson. Minimum participation numbers and reservations are required.

More Information coming soon for the 23/24 season!

  • 10AM-2:30PM
  • A member of our Snow Sports Team will conduct a safety talk prior to students getting on the snow for the day 
  • Complimentary packages give 1 adult for every 10 students. 

For additional information or to make a reservation; please reach out to snowsports@spiritmt.com or 218-624-8509


Courage Kenny Ski & Snowboard has operated adaptive ski programs at Spirit Mountain since 1979. Courage Kenny offers one-to-one instruction in adaptive skiing and snowboarding techniques that accommodate people of all ages with a variety of disabilities.

  • Our volunteer instructors specialize in teaching skiing and snowboarding with the use of adaptive equipment to ski or ride. 
  • Priority will be given to students that need adaptive equipment subject to availability. This may include those with physical disabilities, sensory impairments, and visual impairments. 
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons are available for beginning to advanced skiers. 
  • No one is denied access to the program for an inability to pay registration fees.

Contact: Eric Larson for more information at (218) 726-4834.

Do you love to ski or snowboard? Volunteer with adaptive ski & snowboard! This is the volunteer opportunity for your active winter lifestyle.

If you’re a winter enthusiast, you can make a huge difference in someone’s life and have a blast as an adaptive Ski or Snowboard volunteer. You don’t need to be an expert, just willing to make new friends and help others. You’ll have fun, embrace winter, and introduce someone who has a disability to the exciting world of snow sports – an activity they probably never dreamed they could do.

Since 1979, Courage Kenny Ski & Snowboard has partnered with Spirit Mountain to bring outdoor, people-loving individuals together to volunteer and make the slopes available to everyone.

Courage Kenny Northland is seeking experienced skiers and snowboarders to join our team of over 90 northland volunteers and make the most of the winter months! You will receive training on adaptive equipment and techniques for teaching skiers and boarders with disabilities. No prior teaching experience necessary. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, have their own equipment and helmet but do not need to purchase a season pass or lift ticket to volunteer. 

Contact: Beth Albrecht, (218) 726-4834 x3, or email elizabeth.albrecht2@allina.com

Fourth Grade Passport for winter fun

Join the Minnesota Ski Area’s Passport Program where 4th graders receive an abundance of discounts at participating ski areas including up to 2 FREE Lift Tickets. Passport must be purchased in advance and allow ample time for processing. Click for more details.

Indy Pass

The Indy Pass gives snow riders 68 days of riding at 34 independent resorts across the United States and Canada for just $199. All Indy Pass resorts are independent, authentic, small-to-mid-sized resorts and feature excellent terrain, snow quality and amenities. With a roster of less crowded, affordable and welcoming resorts for just $199, the Indy Pass is by far the best value for a multi-resort pass in North America. Come join the revolution!

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of Spirit Fun with our gift vouchers. Gift vouchers can be purchased in denominations of $20, $50, $100, $150, or $200 and can be used for any purchases at Spirit Mountain (year round). This means lift tickets, rentals, lessons, season passes, food, beverage, tubing, Adventure Park, camping and more. Vouchers can be purchased at the ticket counter or online and sent through email as a gift.