Giants Ridge Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides will be closed 5/25-5/27. Due to the trail conditions after the rainfall we have received in the past 7 days.

Ski and Snowboarding Lessons

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Monday Homeschool Lesson Program

Homeschool Students, ages 6-18 are invited to learn to ski at Giants Ridge. Our Homeschool program is designed to introduce the lifetime sport of downhill skiing at a special rate to students. Helping to fulfill their PE credits.

 

We are moving to Mondays starting January 8, 2024! (not available on Holidays; 12/25/23, 1/1/24, 1/15/24, 2/19/24).

Homeschool Students requirements  

  • Homeschool Students ages 6-18 (ages as of September 1, 2023) ONLY on Mondays, beginning January 8, 2024.
  • Must Show Proof of Homeschool (Letter of Intent)
  • Homeschool Rates are for Homeschool Students ONLY.
  • Special Rates do not apply to anyone 19+
  • Parents are not Homeschool Students
  • 1 Hour Beginner Group Lesson $15 (First Time Beginner Lesson Ski ONLY)

Call to sign up for Homeschool Mondays

Little Giants-New this Season!

Give your child on snow experience, with our small group ski lessons (group sizes of no more than 4 students per instructor). Your child will be introduced to skiing in a playful way and begin to get used to the equipment. Our goal is to make learning a journey of self-discovery guided by our friendly & PSIA-C trained staff. 
For students who are 3-4 years old (age as of September 1, 2023)
Little Giants will be utilizing our beginner-friendly terrain featuring a small conveyor lift, flat areas, and small & gentle slopes.
  • Does your child show an interest in skiing?
  • Does your child enjoy playing outside in the snow?
  • Students must be potty trained and able to communicate their bathroom needs.
Available on the following Sundays from 10:00AM-11:00AM or 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • December 10, 17
  • January 28
  • February 4, 11, 25
  • March 3, 10
Lesson & Rental: $85

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Weekday Lessons

Easy as 1, 2, 3 Lessons and Private/Semi-Private lessons available
Mondays: Private/Semi Private: Lesson Only
(Non-Holiday Mondays)

Private Lessons
Ages 4-6: 1 Hour $56 (additional student(s) $48 per)
Ages 7+: 2 Hours $93 (additional student(s) $64 per)
Private/Semi-Private lesson times: 9:30AM or 12:00PM

Tuesdays-Fridays Lessons

Private Ski/Board Lessons
Ages 4-6: 1 Hour $56 (additional student(s) $48 per)
Ages 7+: 2 Hours $93 (additional student(s) $64 per)
Private/Semi-Private lesson times: 9:30AM or 12:00PM

Easy as 1,2,3 Group Learn to Ski/Board (7+)

Giants Ridge Core Learning Program for the first-time skier/boarder. A streamlined introduction to skiing/boarding using our “stations” teaching method. Our Mountain Sports Instructors will guide you through the basic one, twos, threes of skiing/boarding!

1 Hour $82 (Lesson, beginner hill access tickets, rental)

Lesson times: 10:00AM & 12:30PM

Beginner Add-On

Full Access & additional hour of instruction: $55

For the “Beginner” you will receive a full access ticket, plus an additional hour of lessons

Add On is only available on the same day reservation, it extends 1-hour lessons into a 2-hour consecutive lesson. (May not move add-on to a different day)

Lessons must be purchased online, 48 hours prior to scheduled lesson time. All participants must have met required age category noted as of September 1, 2023

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Weekend & Holiday Lessons

Weekend Lessons available Friday-Sunday
Holiday Dates: December 24; Dec 26-Jan 1; Jan 13-15; Feb 17-19
Private Lessons

Ages 4-6: 1 Hour $56 (additional student(s) $48 per)
Ages 7+: 2 Hours $93 (additional student(s) $64 per)
Private/Semi-Private lesson times: 9:30AM, 12:00PM, & 2:30PM

Easy as 1,2,3 Group Learn to Ski/Board (7+)

Giants Ridge Core Learning Program for the first-time skier/boarder. A streamlined introduction to skiing/boarding using our “stations” teaching method. Our Mountain Sports Instructors will guide you through the basic one, twos, threes of skiing/boarding!

1 Hour $82 (Lesson, beginner hill access tickets, rental)
Lesson times: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, & 2:30PM

Beginner Add-On

Full Access & additional hour of instruction: $55

For the “Beginner” you will receive a full access ticket, plus an additional hour of lessons

Add On is only available on the same day reservation, it extends 1-hour lessons into a 2-hour consecutive lesson. (May not move add-on to a different day)

Lessons must be purchased online, 48 hours prior to scheduled lesson time. All participants must have met required age category noted as of September 1, 2023

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Giants Ridge Alpine D-Team

Giants Ridge’s Alpine D-Team is a weekly program that offers a fun introduction to the world of skiing competition for alpine racing. The “D” stands for “Development” as our talented coaching staff focuses on more than just scores and times.
Our Coaches put an emphasis on rounding out the student’s skill set as all-mountain skiers while helping apply these skills to their speed and control on the racecourse. The D-Team is for skiers ages 5-18. The D-Team program is designed as an introduction to the more technical aspects of skiing, it is not a program for first-timers. All skiers must also be able to ride Helsinki chairlift independently.

Not a program for First Timer Skiers

View the Parent Handbook here

Our coaches are very goal-oriented and place a lot of emphasis on the following areas of athlete development:

  • The fundamental and technical aspects of alpine skiing provide a solid platform as the elements of racing are introduced and refined.
  • Safety awareness and slope-side courtesy.
  • Physical and mental preparation, discipline and conditioning.
  • Good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for teammates and competitors.
  • Come and be a part of the Giants Ridge Team this season!
Giants Ridge D-Team: Cost $250 per student

Ages 5-18 (Ages as of September 1, 2023
Must be able to confidently ski on all the green runs and know how to ride the Helsinki Chairlift independently.
Call (218)865-8017 to register

 

Informational Meeting: November 16th @ 6:00PM
Giants Ridge Main Chalet on the 2nd Floor Great Room
For all new and returning D-Team athletes, or anyone wanting to find out more information on our team

Practice times: Saturday 1:00PM-3:00PM

    • December 2 (Try it Day) – Ski with coaches
    • December 9
    • December 16
    • January 6
    • January 20
    • January 27
    • February 3
    • February 10
    • February 24
    • March 2 (End of season Pizza Party following practice)
    • March 10-NJRS Championships at Mont du Lac
    • No Practice Holidays (Dec 23, 24, 30, Jan 13, Feb 17)

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Ride like a GRL!

Women teaching Women, an afternoon of skiing, instruction and camaraderie! Put some FUN in your winter. Enjoy personalized coaching and confidence building skills led by Giants Ridge’s top female instructors.
For those of you who have skied for many years, “Ride like a GRL!” provides an opportunity for you to improve your skills, and get ready for that mountain vacation. It’s a chance to get out on the slopes with other ladies in a fun, social setting. After an afternoon of riding, head inside for hors d’oeuvres at the Burnt Onion.
Dates for 2023/2024 Season
  • January 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16

Time: 1:00PM-3:30PM
Ages 18+

6 Pack Cost w/o season pass: $375
6 Pack Cost with season pass: $275
Per Session: $79 (lift/lesson)
Per session: $54 (lesson only)
MAKE UP DATE: Feb, 23

Holiday Camp

Three consecutive days of lessons focusing on FUN, skill development, safety. Active Kids are Happy Kids!
Get your kids outdoors and watch their confidence soar as they learn new techniques from our experienced team of instructors. Our instructors will guide your children in learning while exploring the great outdoors, making new friends, and developing skills that will instill a lifelong love of the sport!
Holiday Camps
  • Ages 7-12 (ages as of September 1, 2023)
  • Skiers of all levels
  • December 27th-29th
  • Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM
  • $180 (lift/rental not included)

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