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Adult Ski & Ride Center | Ages 13+

Snowboard Lesson at Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak is closed for the winter. Check back for 2023-24 rates around December 1st.

Take a lesson with our professional instructors to learn or improve your skiing or snowboarding skills. Private lessons and group lesson packages for ages 13+ are available through the Diamond Peak Ski & Ride Center.

For youth and child lesson options, see our Youth Ski & Ride Center (ages 7-12) page or Child Ski & Ride Center (ages 3-6) page.

Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons

Call to book private lessons at least 72 hours in advance. If the reservation line is busy, leave a voicemail and an agent will contact you in the order received to book your lesson and take payment over the phone. You can generally expect a phone call or reply within 72 hours.

Within 72 hours, if there is availability, private lessons must be booked in person. 

Rental Equipment

Rentals are not included in lesson packages for ages 7+ so make sure you book your first day of rentals online. If you are using the rental equipment for more than one day you will pay for additional days at the Rental Shop when you pick up your gear on the first day.  

Arrival Time

All customers (ages 7+) who pre-purchased rentals (or still need rentals) should skip the ticket lines in the Plaza and go directly to the Rental Shop upon arrival. We recommend that you arrive at the Rental Shop 1 hour before your lesson start time for midweek/non-peak (Monday – Friday) lessons, 1.5 hours on weekends (Saturday – Sunday) and 2 hours on peak periods (dates listed above). Please budget extra time to find a parking spot, get dressed, walk or take the tram from your car, and use the restroom before getting to the Rental Shop. Plan additional time and bring extra patience on snowy days and busy weekends. For afternoon lessons, please plan to arrive at the rental shop by 9:30 a.m. on weekends and peak days to ensure we have the appropriate size gear for you – after 9:30 a.m. we cannot guarantee all sizes will be available.

After you pick up your rentals and lesson ticket, please proceed to the lesson meeting area on the snow (look for the colored flags and signs near Lakeview chairlift) to meet the Ski & Ride Center staff and instructors about 10 to 15 minutes before your lesson start time.

Customers who already have their own ski/snowboard equipment can pick up their lesson tickets at the main Ticket Windows in the Plaza area.

Group Lesson Levels

Our staff will assist you in determining the correct level for you or your child, and evaluate at the beginning of the lesson to ensure you are in the proper level. Visit the Lesson Levels explained section for a description of all the levels offered.

Lesson Levels Explained

Beginner Group Lessons (ages 13+)

These 1 hour 45 minute beginner group ski or snowboard lessons are offered for first-time to advanced-beginner levels for ages 13+. Lessons begin at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Beginner group lesson packages come with an all day beginner lift ticket (access to School House and Lodgepole chairlifts only). You may upgrade your ticket to an all-mountain ticket at the ticket windows if you are ready for intermediate terrain after your morning lesson. Rentals are not included but can be booked online. 

Adult Group Lesson Schedule
ScheduleMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Redeem Rentals & Tickets8:00am8:00am - 12:00pm*
Check in at Meeting Area9:45am1:45pm
Lesson Period10:15am - 12:00pm2:15 - 4:00pm
Pick Up Period12:00pm4:00pm

*For afternoon lessons, please plan to arrive at the rental shop by 9:30 a.m. on weekends and peak days to ensure we have the appropriate size gear for you – after 9:30 a.m. we cannot guarantee all sizes will be available.

Private Lessons (for ages 7+)

Get the most from personal ski or snowboard instruction. All private lessons are available for 1-5 people of similar ability and same discipline. Includes instruction only – rental equipment and lift tickets must be purchased separately. All private lessons are subject to availability.


Other Ski & Ride Center Information, Specialty Programs & Tips

Specialty Ski Clinics – Women & 55+ Adults

We typically team up with IVGID Parks & Recreation to offer some specialty clinics to help youth, women and seniors improve and connect with other local skiers. Visit the events page for current programs. 

Insider Tips

Make sure you read the tips on the Lesson FAQs page and the pre-arrival emails. Bonus tip….if you aren’t getting the emails, check your spam, junk, or promotions folder.

Cancellation/No Show Policy

Visit the Cancellation & Refund Policy page for details.

100% Lesson Guarantee

We are so confident in our instructors and programs that we give all of our lessons a 100% guarantee. If we do not address your personal needs in a lesson, we will give you another lesson at no charge. Please speak with our Ski & Ride Center managers after your lesson if you would like to discuss your experience.