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.

RESERVE LESSONS ONLINE (Coming Soon)

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 will follow the most updated COVID-19 Guidelines. Facial coverings are recommended for our guests while indoors. For the
health and safety of our guest and employees; If student is feeling sick (cold/flue like symptoms, cough, fever… etc) please reschedule. 
  CLICK HERE  prior to your arrival for our most updated COVID-19 FAQS. 

2021-2022 Rates 

WEEKDAY PRIVATE SKI/BOARD LESSONSPRICE
Lesson Times: 9:30am or 12pm, Based on instructor availability
1-Hour Lesson (ages 4-6)$48
Additional Guest(s) (ages 4-6) (must be of the same age & ability level)$40 per person
2-Hour Lesson (ages 7+)$85
Additional Guest(s) (ages 7+) (must be of the same age & ability level)$50 per person
WEEK DAY EASY AS 1, 2, 3 Learn to Ski/Board Lessons, Tuesday – Friday (Ages 7+)PRICE
This is Giants Ridge core-learning program for guests who have never skied or boarded. A streamlined introduction to skiing/boarding using our “station-rotation” teaching method. Our three stations will teach you the basic one, two, threes of skiing! Utilizing our NEW covered SunKid Conveyor lift. This program includes lesson, rental equipment, and learning area lift ticket.
Start times 10AM; 11AM; 1PM
1 Hour Lesson + Conveyer lift access + Rental$68
BEYOND BEGINNER Add on for Full access your instructor will guide up the chair-lift and downPRICE
After completing our Easy as 1,2,3, continue your learning experience with our Beyond Beginner add on. Receive a full access ticket and your instructor will guide you up the chair-lift and down our full beginner runs. (1 Hr.)$30

All lessons require a helmet. 

HOLIDAY LESSON DATES: 12/24 – 1/2 | 1/15 – 1/17 | 2/19 – 2/21


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 will follow the most updated COVID-19 Guidelines. For the health and safety of our guest and employees; Facial coverings are recommended for our guests while indoors. If student is feeling sick (cold/flue like symptoms, cough, fever… etc) please reschedule. CLICK HERE  prior to your arrival for our most updated COVID-19 FAQS. 

2021-2022 Rates 

PRIVATE WEEKEND & HOLIDAY SKI/BOARD LESSONS (All students must have met required age category noted as of Sept. 1, 2021)PRICE
Lesson Times: Saturday, Sunday, & Holiday’s: 9:30am, 12pm or 2:30pm
1-Hour Lesson (Ages 4-6)
$48
Additional Guest(s) (Ages 4-6) (must be of the same age & ability level) $40 per person
2-Hour Lessons (Ages 7+)
$85
Additional Guest(s) (Ages 7+) (must be of the same age & ability level) $50 per person
WEEKEND EASY AS 1, 2, 3 Learn to Ski/Board Lessons Tuesday – Friday (Ages 7+)PRICE
This is Giants Ridge core-learning program for guests who have never skied or boarded. A streamlined introduction to skiing/boarding using our “station-rotation” teaching method. Our three stations will teach you the basic one, two, threes of skiing! Utilizing our NEW covered SunKid Conveyor lift. This program includes lesson, rental equipment, and learning area lift ticket.
Available Saturday, Sunday, & Holiday’s: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Start times are on the 1/2 hour, book start time when making your reservation.
1 Hour Lesson + Conveyer lift access + Rental$68
BEYOND BEGINNER Add on for Full access your instructor will guide up the chair-lift and downPRICE
After completing our Easy as 1,2,3, continue your learning experience with our Beyond Beginner add on. Receive a full access ticket and your instructor will guide you up the chair-lift and down our full beginner runs. (1 Hr.)$30

 All lessons require a helmet. Private snowboard lessons required for students ages 4-6, based upon availability. 

We offer lessons to school groups (50 participant max) Wednesday – Thursday. 

For the safety of our guests, group lessons will be limited to four students. 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 will follow the most updated COVID-19 Guidelines. For the health and safety of our guest and employees;  Facial coverings are recommended for our guests while indoors. If student is feeling sick (cold/flue like symptoms, cough, fever… etc) please reschedule. CLICK HERE  prior to your arrival for our most updated COVID-19 FAQS. 

Whether your student is distance learning at home or part of a traditional home school curriculum, our NEW Home Educators Programs offer the perfect opportunity to provide physical education to your students, ages 6-18

       
          HOME EDUCATORS TUESDAYS SKI DAY

  • These one hour lessons are for FIRST TIME skiers or snowboarders. Reservations must be made 48 hours prior to the start of the lesson time.
  • For ages 6-18
  • Not available Tuesday December 28th

2021-22 Rates

HOME EDUCATORS TUESDAYS SKI DAYPRICE
1-Hour Group Lesson Package (lesson, lift, rental) Lesson starts promptly at 10 AM$30
Available Tuesdays beginning promptly at 10am


All lessons require a helmet. 

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 4 – 18
    • 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
  • Beginning Monday, January 4th you will be able to pre-register your athlete.
    • Call 218-865-8005 to register.
  • Practices times ~ Saturdays 1:PM – 3:PM (option to free ski until 4 on some days)
    • December 11
    • December 18
    • January 8
    • January 22
    • January 29
    • February 5
    • February 19
    • February 26
    • March 5
    • March 12
    • NO Practice Holidays ( January 15, February 12)

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. 

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 “Ski 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: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11 & 18
  • Time: 1:PM – 3:30PM
  • Ages 18+

Ski 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

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 – 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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