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 7 and 13 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 Snowsports. Participants are placed in groups by ability level and age, the lesson portion of Spirit Kids is a group lesson.

Spirit Kids: Skiing or Snowboarding

$87 per Child (ages 7-12)
2h Lesson (10-12 or 1-3)

Offered on Saturday and Sunday and during Holiday hours.

Includes: 2-hour ticket, rental equipment, helmet and lesson (helmets are required)
*Registering multiple children? Please complete an individual reservation for each child. It is important we know each child and their ability levels, etc.

4 Pack of Spirit Kids Options: Skiing or Snowboarding

$280 per 4 Pack
2 hour sessions

Purchase 4 Packs of Spirit Kids Programs that can be used for kids within the same family. The 4 Packs are valid for use on Saturday & Sunday as well as Holidays. All sessions must be used the season they were bought in.

Learn to Ski & Ride Package

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).

Includes 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 Snowsports lessons.

  • Private Lessons (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 $102 or 1 hour for $78 
    • Available for skiing or snowboarding
    • Add on an additional student to the same lesson for $50 for 1.5-hour lesson or $25 for 1hour
  • Wee-Ski & Wee-Board
    • This lesson is designed for ages 2-6.  
    • Lesson is 45 minutes in length and is designed as an Intro, fun Lesson.  This session is all about giving your child a unique entry into the sports of skiing or snowboarding.  Your child is introduced in a fun way in hopes they love the sports as much as we do!  
    • 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 is $55
  • 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 
    • Available for skiing or snowboarding
    • Lesson only cost = $32 per person or $128 total (4 students).  Add on additional students for $30 each Tickets and Rental must be bought separately


Know before you come:

  • 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.


When you arrive at Spirit Mountain

  • Lesson check-in will be located at the snowsports 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 Snowsports 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 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-12p on Friday (students will be placed in groups by ability). All prices are + tax.

  • Session I: January 15, 22, 29 
  • Session II: February 5, 12, 19


Students (Ages 7+)
Skiing or Snowboarding

$85 Tickets, Rental, Helmet and Lesson
$75 Lesson and Lift
$60 Lesson only

Skiing or Snowboarding

$95 Package


A Ski & Snowboard club for all ability levels for 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, ski or snowboard rental and 3 hour lesson for each visit. Ticket remains valid until closing of day of session. Participants remain with an instructor for lesson portion only.

  • This program is all about safety, fun & learning.  Lessons are available to meet all ability levels and promotes 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.
  • Stay active and healthy during the winter months.
  • Pricing includes ticket, lesson & rental for each visit. *perks for students after successful completion of a session.
Scholarship opportunities available too.  Sessions do fill up, we advise making your groups registration as soon as possible!
For additional information or to register your school, contact Tess Regenold | 218-624-8509 | 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, lesson.  Minimum participation numbers and reservations are required.

2019/2020 Rate

  • $19 per student 
  • 10 am-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.  Additional adult packages available for $29 per adult.  

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. We offer 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.

Ski with a purpose – Recreation with heart

Volunteer with Adaptive Ski & Snowboard

Do you love to ski or 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 Albrecht218-726-4834 x3, 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 Details.

Indy Pass

The Indy Pass gives snowriders 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 on line or at the ticket counter and sent through email as a gift.

Season Pass Pickup will take place at the Skyline Chalet from 12:00p-6:30p Wed-Fri 11/3-12/2 and 12/7-12/9. You can also pick up your pass 9:30a-4p Sat and Sun during operations. Please help expedite the process and save time in line by entering your data and signing required waivers online for yourself and your family; a description of how to do this was emailed to pass holders. We will be open again Sat/Sun 12/3-12/4 from 10a-5p. Regular season hours update will be All skier services will be located at the Skyline Chalet. Stay tuned for an update on regular season hours.