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Learn to Ski and Snowboard at Oregon Ski Areas

These affordable, all-inclusive lessons will get you skiing and snowboarding in no time.
January 4, 2018 (Updated October 1, 2023)

Ski areas across Oregon are offering incredible, all-inclusive beginner skier and snowboarder packages this winter including professional lessons by certified instructors, lift access and equipment rentals for as little as $69 per lesson. These great deals are aimed at novice skiers and snowboarders, with options for adults and children.

Visitors are guaranteed to find the perfect program, whether you just have time for a FREE two-hour lesson to get you out on the slopes, or are determined to put in the time to finally nail down the basics of the sport and join the legions of fellow skiers and snowboarders.

These offers are in addition to the free and discounted lift tickets and lessons offered for kids at ski areas across Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor Five-Day All-Inclusive Package Includes Lift Access Gift for Graduates, $499

Mt. Bachelor’s award-winning Ski or Ride in 5 is designed for “never-ever” skiers and snowboarders. This five-lesson program for adults and kids ages 6 and up features five two-hour lessons and includes ski or snowboard rentals and lift tickets for $499.

The program begins the first week of January and all five lessons must be completed by a set date in late April. Participants can registered for lessons any five days between early January and the end date in April. Two-hour lessons are offered starting at 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily at Sunrise Lodge with some holiday exclusions.

The reward for completing all five lessons in the program is a free Mt. Bachelor season pass for the remainder of the season. In addition, those participants who complete the program are eligible for big discounts on future season passes.

Mt. Hood Meadows Offers $499 Beginner Progression Pass 

Mt. Hood Meadows is offering a Mt. Hood Meadows Beginner Progression Pass. This amazing deal includes three 2-hour group lessons, unlimited use of Mt. Hood Meadows rental equipment, and unlimited access to the Ballroom Carpet, Fun Zone, Buttercup, Daisy, Easy Rider and Vista Express. The pass is offered for $499 for those 4–12 and 13+.

Willamette Pass Offers A FREE Snow Experience Beginner Lesson for 13+

Willamette Pass is offering a free two-hour Snow Experience lesson for never-ever skiers and snowboarders. The lesson is offered twice daily, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visitors must pre-register for the lesson online where they will also be able to pre-purchase discounted lift tickets and rentals.

Hoodoo 1-2-3 Slide For Free Offers 60% Savings

Hoodoo Ski Area 123 Slide For Free Program is for students 8+ brand new to the sport. You’ll get 3 lessons and a seasonal rental to keep and improve your skills for the rest of the season.  The first lesson is a full 4-hour day to get you up and running. The second is also a full 4-hour lesson to improve your confidence and skills, prepping you for the bigger slopes. The final lesson is a 2-hour lesson where you’ll learn to explore new runs and begin to take on the whole mountain.

Mt. Hood Skibowl Three Days of All-Inclusive Lessons for $314

Skibowl offers novice skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to enroll in its Private Power Deal. This includes three visits, each with an hour-and-a-half lesson, lift tickets and equipment rentals for $314 (ages 6 and older). Additional people can be added for $264 per person.

Professional ski instruction. (Photo credit: PSIA-AASI)

Anthony Lakes 3 Day All-Inclusive First Timers Lesson Package For $180

Anthony Lakes offers a one-day or three-day Greenhorn Package for never-ever skiers and snowboarders ages 7 and older. The three-day package for $180 includes one-hour group lessons, lift tickets and ski or snowboard rentals. The lessons do not need to be used for consecutive days, but must be used during the same season. The one-day package is offered at $70. The resort also offers Tiny Tyke Packages for kids ages 4-6 including a $95 day package or $245 3-day package.

About The

Annie Fast
Annie Fast is a lifelong snowboarder and traveler. She was the editor of TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine and prior to that worked at the summer snowboard camps on Mt. Hood. Annie writes about outdoor adventures from her home in Bend.