and Programs

We offer safe, healthy, fun lessons all winter long for people of all ages and abilities! Spirit’s instructors are eager to help everyone — from early learners just hitting the slopes to long-time enthusiasts who want to buff up their skills.


Welcome to winter fun at Spirit Mountain — your destination for safety, fun, and learning, whether you are a child or child at heart. We love learning at all ages! Offering a variety of lessons, Spirit is the place to bring winter fun to everyone!

Reservations are highly recommended, as these popular programs fill up on weekends and holidays. Please note: Deposits are not refundable.

Spirit Kids

Spirit Kids is the perfect program for children between 6 and 12 years old. We focus on providing a safe, healthy, and fun lesson to help each student begin their journey in snow sports or to advance their abilities. Spirit Kids are placed in groups by age and ability level and participate in a group lesson.

Spirit Kids: Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding

$100 per child (ages 6-12)
2h lesson (10 a-12 noon or 1p-3p)

$130 per child (ages 6-12)
4h lesson (10a -3p & pizza lunch 12 noon-1p)

Offered Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday hours.

Includes: Day ticket, rental equipment, helmet (required) and lesson  

Full Day lessons include lunch.

Spirit Kids 4-pack : Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding

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 and Sundays, as well as holidays. All sessions must be used during the season in which they were purchased.

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

Private Lessons

Learn to Ski & Ride Package

Alpine Skiing or Snowboarding – ages 13+

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

$110 per participant (ages 13+)
1.5h Lesson

Offered Saturdays, Sundays and during holiday hours at 10a, 1p, 3p. (Lessons start promptly; if you are late,  you may be asked to join a later lesson.)

Package includes lesson,  full-day lift ticket, rental equipment and helmet (required).

Learning for ages 2 and up

We offer a variety of lessons for those who are new to the sport, seeking a refresher, or ready to advance their skills. Helmets are required and included in all snow sports lessons. Reserve your lesson online or give us a call at 218-624-8516 to schedule a lesson.

Private Lessons: Alpine Ski or Snowboard
  • Available by reservation during operating hours
  • 1:1 student to instructor ratio
  • 1.5-hour lesson = $135
  • 1-hour lesson = $90
  • Add another student to the same 1.5-hour lesson = $65
  • Add another student to the same 1-hour lesson = $40
Wee-Ski & Wee-Board:
  • Designed for ages 2-6, this session is a uniquely fun introduction to alpine skiing or snowboarding so that your child will learn to love the sports as much as we do! 
  • 45-minute lesson
  • Package includes rental equipment, helmet, and ticket for lesson time only. 
  • A parent or guardian must stay in close proximity for the entire lesson
  • Lesson is $65
Family/Group Lessons:
  • Offered multiple times  Saturdays, Sundays and weekdays, subject to availability.
  • Designed for families and groups traveling together.
  • Participants may be of different levels of ability; the lesson will be catered to the lowest level abilities.
  • Participants must choose either skiing or snowboarding.
  • Lesson is 1 hour.
  • At least four participants are required. 
  • Lesson is $34 per person or $136 total for four students.
  • Additional students may be added for $32 each.
  • Lift tickets and rentals must be purchased 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. 
  • Be prepared: Dress appropriately for the weather!
  • Ensure all waiver liability forms are completed online before checking in.
  • Check-in for lessons at the Snow Sports desk in Rental. 
  • 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 at the outside location prior to the lesson time. 
  • Pick-up is at the same location as drop-off.
  • If a child becomes sick during a lesson, parents/guardians will be called to pick up their child.

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

Reservations are limited. Please make these online. If you have questions or need to make a reservation over the phone, call our Snow Sports Department at (218)-624-8516. All lessons must be paid in full at the time of reservation; there are no refunds. All prices will have applicable taxes charged.  If you call within 72 hours of your scheduled lesson, we may be able to reschedule it to a different day during the winter season, depending on availability. In the event we are closed, 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

Home Educator Friday Programing includes three consecutive weeks of alpine skiing and boarding, with optional progressive lessons that pick up where students left off learning the previous week.

Lift ticket and rental are valid from 10a-4p each Friday of your session. Lessons are  offered 10:30a-12 noon on Friday. Students will be placed in groups by ability. All prices include tax.

  • 2024 Session I: January 19, 26, and 2 
  • 2024 Session II: February 9, 16, and 23


Students (Ages 7+ or younger with a 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

$110 package includes rental and lift ticket for all three weeks


An alpine ski and snowboard club for kids of all ability levels in grades 2 through 12.

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

Looking for a great, affordable, FUN and healthy winter activity for kids ages 7-12? No one sits on the bench in the Spirit Mountain Snow Club! Our Snow Club Program introduces kids to a recreational sport that truly can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  The Club encourages exercise and physical activity and challenges participants to learn new skills. This program is for all ability levels for skiing or snowboarding.

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

  • Snow Club is all about safety, fun and learning. Lessons are for all ability levels and promote the ongoing learning of skiing and snowboarding skills.
  • More than 50,000 members have learned to ski and snowboard through our Snow Club!
  • Members learn at their own pace from our ski and snowboard instructors.
  • Our National Ski Patrol is always on the slopes.
  • Price includes lift ticket, lesson and rental for each visit, with perks for students after the successful completion of a session.
Scholarship opportunities are available.
For additional information or to register your school, please call (218) 624-8509 or email snowsports@spiritmt.com. Sessions fill up quickly, so register as soon as possible.

The World’s Greatest Field Trip at Spirit Mountain is not your ordinary class outing! Offered Tuesday through Thursday during school hours for grades 3 through 6, our field trip includes a lift ticket, ski rental equipment and a lesson. Minimum participation numbers and reservations are required.

More Information coming soon for the 23/24 season!

  • Hours are from 10a to 2:30p
  • A member of our Snow Sports Team will conduct a safety talk prior to students getting on the snow for the day 
  • Spirit offers a complimentary adult package for every 10 students on the field trip.


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 who 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 Areas Asso’ciation's Passport Program in which 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! 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, including 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.