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Lessons

Lessons

SnowSports Academy

  • Skiing lessons
    Skiing Lessons
  • Snowboarding Lessons
    Snowboarding Lessons
  • All Lessons Limited to 5 or Fewer Students
    All Lessons Meet Outside at Designated Meeting Locations
  • All Lessons Limited to 5 or Fewer Students
    Reservations Required

At The Highlands you will learn from the very best! For decades, our Austrian-American 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 learning environment, and proud to offer the award-winning Terrain Based Learning method, which is offered in our Learn to Turn Zone. We offer both private and group lessons for all ages.

Advanced registration is required for all lessons.

Be sure to check-in at the “SnowSports Academy Learning Zone” behind the Main Lodge by the base of the Heather Chair Lift.

NOTE: Having a lesson does not ensure that equipment rentals are available, we recommend rental and lift tickets also be purchased online in advance.

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

Learn to Turn Zone

Private Lessons

    • Ages 7+

      Family Adventure

      $279
      Starting At

      Imagine the ultimate Ski or Snowboard Lesson with your Family and Friends. The Highlands SnowSports Academy will make it a reality. Customize your own Family Adventure Lesson by selecting up to five family members/friends of similar age and ability and let the fun begin. Our certified instructors will work on new skills, explore the mountain, skip lift lines and create lifetime memories.

    • Ages 13+

      Adult Private Lessons

      $89
      Starting At

      Personal coaching sessions offering individual attention, more time spent sliding and gliding, and less time waiting in lift lines. Set goals and let our top coaches customize instruction to expand your skills at your pace, allowing you to explore or rediscover a life-long sport in a fun, friendly, and safe atmosphere. If availability allows, we recommend requesting your favorite instructor!

    • Ages 3-12

      Youth Private Lessons

      $89
      Starting At

      One-on-one instruction is the most effective way to boost your skills, and we offer private lessons for all ages and abilities that focus on alpine skiing, snowboarding, and race training. Set goals and let our top coaches customize instruction to expand your skills at your pace, allowing you to explore or rediscover a life-long sport in a fun, friendly, and safe atmosphere.

    • Ages 7+

      Private Cross Country Lessons

      $96
      Starting At

      The Highlands cross country instruction program is designed to provide in-depth instruction for skiers at every level. With dozens of miles of professionally groomed trails, each moment of instruction translates to a world of greater enjoyment in the great outdoors. Our Cross Country Center offers a variety of instructional clinics, private and group lessons for cross country skiers of all ability levels.

Group Lessons

    • Ages 5+

      Learn To Ski First Timer Group Lessons

      $46
      Starting at

      This ski lesson package allows you to receive an all-day equipment rental, a two hour novice lesson and a beginner area lift ticket to hone your skills. Open to adults and youth.

    • Ages 5+

      Beginner & Advanced Beginner Group Ski Lessons

      $46
      Starting at

      Group ski lessons provide a great opportunity to improve your skills, have fun, and feel more confident on the snow. With an emphasis on technique, we strive to provide you or your child with solid skills to utilize throughout your skiing career while building a love of the sport through fun.

    • Ages 5+

      Highlands Learn To Ride First Timer Group Lessons

      $46
      Starting at

      This snowboarding lesson package allows you to receive an all-day equipment rental, a two hour novice lesson and a beginner area lift ticket to hone your skills. By the end of your lesson you'll be stopping, turning, and have control on the hill so you can enjoy future days on the slopes. Advanced reservations are recommended. Open to all ages.

    • Ages 5+

      Beginner & Advanced Beginner Group Snowboard Lessons

      $46
      Starting at

      Group snowboard lessons provide a great opportunity to improve your skills, have fun, and feel more confident on the snow. With an emphasis on technique, we strive to provide you or your child with solid skills to utilize throughout your skiing career while building a love of the sport through fun.

    • Ages 7+

      Cross Country Lessons

      $46
      Starting at

      We offer cross-country ski lessons, taught by northern Michigan's most skilled instructors. Make your adventure into the peace and quiet of northern Michigan even more enjoyable with cross country ski lessons at The Highlands.

    • Ages 5+

      Seasonal Programs

      $184
      Starting at

      Ignite your child's passion for the slopes and instill a lifelong love for skiing and riding. Whether you're looking to introduce your child to the sport or continue their development in the gates and across the mountain, The Highlands has a program to suit your needs.

Looking for a more specific lesson not listed? Please reach out to our Snowsports Academy desk and let us know how we can help you.

SnowSports Academy Desk Hours

Daily | 9am-3pm

Email us at snowsports@highlandsharborsprings.com or call 231.526.3056. 

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