Lessons & Programs

WINTER AT GIANTS RIDGE

LESSONS & PROGRAMS

From our friendly, caring staff to our expansive line of equipment, the Giants Ridge Snow Sports Academy is one of the best in Minnesota.

This summer our Beginner area received a complete rebuild! Our NEW 210′  SunKid Covered Conveyor Lift; with Gallery Enclosure, and is fully lit with Multi-color LED lighting makes learning a breeze!

Our experienced instructors look forward to making your Giants Ridge experience a great one!

Pre-registration IS REQUIRED for all lessons. Instructor availability is not guaranteed without pre-registration.

  • Group lessons are available for ages 7+.
  • For Students ages 4-6 private lessons are available, based on availability.
  • participants must have met required age category noted as of Sept. 1, 2021
  • All lessons require helmets.

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Returning in the Winter

D-TEAM REGISTRATION

Returning in the Winter

RIDE LIKE A GRL! REGISTRATION

Returning in the Winter

2021-2022 WINTER SEASON is now CLOSED

Thanks for all the GIANT MEMORIES this season!

 

All Lessons  must be purchased online, 24 hours prior to scheduled lesson time. All participants must have met required age category noted as of Sept. 1, 2021.

 

All lessons require a helmet. 

2021-2022 WINTER SEASON is now CLOSED

Thanks for all the GIANT MEMORIES this season!

All lessons must be purchased online, 24 hours prior to scheduled lesson time. All participants must have met required age category noted as of Sept. 1, 2021.

Private snowboard lessons required for students ages 4-6, based upon availability.

 All lessons require a helmet. 

SCHOOL GROUP LESSONS

We offer group lessons for scheduled Public and Private School Groups on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in January.

For more information about school group lessons visit our Winter Groups page and get in contact with our Group Sales Manager.

2021-2022 WINTER SEASON is now CLOSED

Thanks for all the GIANT MEMORIES this season!

Kick off for the Giants Ridge Alpine D-Team is December 11th! We are all excited to get this team underway!

 NEW this Season! Giants Ridge’s Alpine D-Team is a weekly program that offers a fun introduction to the world of skiing competition for alpine skiing. 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 sets as all-mountain skiers while helping apply these skills to their speed and control on the racecourse. The D-Team is for skiers age 4-18. 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 the chair lift independently.   

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 skiing and snowboarding to provide a solid platform as the elements of racing or park riding 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.
  •  Teamwork, friendship, self-confidence, and FUN!

Come and be a part of the Giants Ridge Team this season! 

Giants Ridge D-Team  – Cost $195.00 per student

  • Ages 5 – 19
    • Age as of September 1, 2021
    • Must be able to confidently ski on all green runs and know how to ride the chair lift independently
    • Call 218-865-8005 to register.
  • Informational Meeting for parents and kids-Tuesday; November 23 at 6:00 PM
    • Giants Ridge Gold Room (South Chalet)
  • Practices times ~ Saturdays 1:PM – 3:PM (option to free ski until 4 on some days)
    • December 4 – “Try Day”
      • Ski with the Coaches
    • December 11
    • December 18
    • January 8
    • January 22
    • January 29
    • February 5
    • February 12
    • February 26
    • March 5
    • March 13-NJRS Championship at Giants Ridge
    • NO Practice Holidays ( December 25, January 15, February 21)

Click Here to Register for D-Team!

Click Here to View the D-Team Parent Handbook

For more info & sign up information, email us at [email protected]  or call 218-865-8062

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are still waiting on new updates to determine race dates & procedures. 

2021-2022 WINTER SEASON is now CLOSED

Thanks for all the GIANT MEMORIES this season!

Women teaching women, an afternoon of skiing/boarding, 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! (Giants Ridge Lady) 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: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11 & 18
  • Time: 1:00PM – 3:30PM
  • Ages 18+

Register HERE!

Ride Like a GRL!
*6 pack Cost
$250.00 (w/out Season Pass)
$180.00 (with Season Pass)
By the time $58.00 (Lift, Lesson)
$40.00 (Lesson only)
*Split a 6 pack with a friend and each attend 3 times together

Thank you to our Program Sponsor!!

2021-2022 WINTER SEASON is now CLOSED

Thanks for all the GIANT MEMORIES this season!

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. 

  • Ski or Snowboard all levels
  • Ages 7 – 12
  • December 27th. 28th, & 29th.
  • Time 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • $145.00 Lift/Rental not included
    • Tickets are required to be on hill

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