SnowSports Academy
Lessons And Programs

SnowSports Academy

Lessons And Programs
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Lessons and Programs

At The Highlands, you will learn from the very best snow sports professionals! Since 1963, our world-renowned PSIA/AASI SnowSports Academy has taught skiers and riders of all ages and levels to embrace new skills, gain confidence, and have fun!

The Highlands SnowSports Academy is committed to providing a safe, fun, and collaborative learning environment for all students. Our team of snowsports pros are certified members of the Professional Skier Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. The Highlands instructors and coaches possess the knowledge and experience to help students develop their fundamentals and achieve personal goals, while also exploring the iconic terrain of The Highlands.

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    Skiing Lessons
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    Snowboard Lessons
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    All Lessons Meet Outside
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    Registration Required

Advanced registration is required for all lessons.

Check-in for all lessons is at the "SnowSports Academy Learning Center" behind the Main Lodge near the base of the Heather Chair Lift. On-snow supervisors will be there to introduce students to their instructors.

SnowSports lessons do not include a lift pass. To ensure that equipment rentals are available we recommend purchasing your rental equipment in advance by booking online.

If renting equipment, please check-in at least 60 minutes prior to your lesson starting time, or the evening before.

Private Lessons

Personal coaching sessions offering individual attention, more time spent sliding and gliding, and less time waiting in lift lines.

Youth Group Lessons

Inspire a love for lifelong skiing and snowboarding. Group lessons offer low student to instructor ratios, students of all ability levels have a blast while mastering new skills.

Adult Group Lessons

Two-hour group lessons for first-timers or those getting back into the sport, ages 13 +, with classes daily for skiing and snowboarding.

Jan 28 - 29

The Highlands Weekend Workshop for Women

Coached by women who value camaraderie over competition, we know firsthand how to create a safe and exciting approach to make you feel great about your future skiing adventures! These sessions combine personal goals with just enough extra know-how for those details you've always wondered about.

SnowSports Academy Desk Hours

Daily: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Email us at or call 231.526.3030.