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.

Giants Ridge has a learning area with a 140-foot “Magic Carpet” conveyor lift and a Handle Tow to assist beginner skiers and boarders. Our experienced instructors look forward to making your Giants Ridge experience a great one!

Due to the most recent COVID-19 state guidelines, we have made changes to what lessons will be available. Private and Semi Private lessons will be available for ages 7 and up for all ability levels. Semi Private lessons may consist of up to 3 total students, immediate family members only; must be the same ability level. Reservations must be made On-Line 48 hours prior to desired lesson time. No day of walk-in lessons are available.

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, 2020.

ALL lessons will follow the most updated COVID-19 Guidelines, facial coverings will be required at all times. For the health and safety of our guest and employees; If student feels any COVID-19 symptoms such as (cough, fever, shortness of breath) please reschedule. CLICK HERE  prior to your arrival for our most updated COVID-19 FAQS. 


2020-2021 Rates 

WEEKDAY PRIVATE SKI/BOARD LESSONSPRICE
1-Hour Lesson (ages 4-6)$45
1-Hour Lesson (ages 7+)$75
Additional Guest(s) (must be of the same age & ability level)$40 per person
Lesson Times: 9:30am or 12pm, Based on instructor availability

WEEKDAY GROUP SKI/BOARD LESSONS: Tuesday – Friday (Ages 7+)PRICE
1-Hour Lesson + Lift + Rental$68
Lesson Times: Tues – Fri : 10am, or 1pm (No group lessons available on Mondays)

Ridge Rascals Children’s Group Ski Lessons – A one-hour group lesson program in 2020 (due to COVID capacity)
RIDGE RASCALS CHILDREN’S GROUP SKI LESSONS (Skiers Ages 4-6 Only) PRICE
1-Hour Child Group Lesson + Lift + Rental $50
Lesson Times: Mon – Fri: 10am or 1 pm | Sat & Sun: 10am, 1pm or 2pm

All lessons require a helmet. 

HOLIDAY LESSON DATES: 12/26 – 1/2 | 1/15 – 1/18 | 2/12 – 2/15


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, 2020.

ALL lessons will follow the most updated COVID-19 Guidelines, facial coverings will be required at all times. For the health and safety of our guest and employees; If student feels any COVID-19 symptoms such as (cough, fever, shortness of breath) please reschedule. CLICK HERE  prior to your arrival for our most updated COVID-19 FAQS. 


EASY AS 1, 2, 3  LEARN TO SKI 

For The Never Ever Skiers. 

Start times are on the 1/2 hour, book start time when making your reservation. 

This is Giants Ridge core-learning program for people who have never skied. A streamlined intro to skiing using our “station-rotation” teaching method. Our three stations will teach you the basic one, two, threes of skiing! If you don’t get it the first time, don’t worry, just jump back in and try it again! 

2020/21 Rates

EASY AS 1, 2, 3 LEARN TO SKI (Ages 7+)PRICE
Learn to Ski Package (Lesson + Lift + Rental)$68
Available Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Start times are on the 1/2 hour, book start time when making your reservation.

PRIVATE WEEKEND & HOLIDAY SKI/BOARD LESSONS (All students must have met required age category noted as of Sept. 1, 2020.)PRICE
1-Hour Lesson (Ages 4-6)$45
1-Hour Lessons (Ages 7+)$75
Additional Guest(s) (must be of the same age & ability level) $40 per person
Lesson Times: Sat & Sun: 9:30am, 12pm or 2:30pm

WEEKEND & HOLIDAY GROUP BOARD LESSONS (Ages 7+)PRICE
1-Hour Lesson + Lift + Rental$68
Lesson Times: Sat, Sun & Holidays: 11am or 2pm

 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) Tuesday – Thursday. For More information & booking, contact us at [email protected] or call 218.865.8008.

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, 2020.

ALL lessons will follow the most updated COVID-19 Guidelines, facial coverings will be required at all times. For the health and safety of our guest and employees; If student feels any COVID-19 symptoms such as (cough, fever, shortness of breath) please reschedule. CLICK HERE  prior to your arrival for our most updated COVID-19 FAQS. 

If you are looking to bring your Home School for a ski day field trip; contact Group Sales [email protected] or call 218-865-8008.

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

Program Begins January 12

2020-21 Rates

HOME EDUCATORS TUESDAYS SKI DAYPRICE
1-Hour Group Lesson Package (lesson, lift, rental) Lesson starts promptly at 10 AM$27
Rental Only$15
Lift Ticket Only$15
Helmet Only$7
Available Tuesdays beginning promptly at 10am
3-WEEK TUESDAYS PROGRESSION PROGRAM PRICE
1-Hour Lesson + Lift + Rental$95
1-Hour Lesson + Lift $80
1-Hour Lesson Only$60
Program Date Options:
Jan 12 – 26 (Reg + Pymt Due 12/21/20

Feb 2 – 23 (Reg + Pymt Due 01/22/21)
Lesson Time: 1.5-Hour Lesson beginning promptly at 10am until 11:30am


All lessons require a helmet. 

We are all excited to get this Team underway, however, Due to most recent executive orders for youth sports and ski racing events, D-Team practice will now begin on January 2, 2021. Thank you for your patients and understanding, in the meantime, get those kiddos out skiing any time on skis is well spent!

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 $100.00 per student

  • Ages 4 – 18
    • Age as of September 1, 2020
    • Must be able to confidently ski on all green runs and know how to ride the chair lift independently.
  • November 19th 6:30 PM Informational meeting for parents and kids
    • Giants Ridge Gold Room – South Chalet
  • December 5 – “Give it a try” 1:PM – 3:PM
    • Interested kiddos and parents can come ski, and meet the coaches
  • Practices times ~ Saturdays 1:PM – 3:PM (option to free ski until 4 on some days)
    • December 5
    • December 12
    • January 2
    • January
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 20
    • February 27
    • March 6
    • NO Practice Holidays (December 26, January 16, February 13)

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

CLICK HERE for updated NJRS 2021 race schedule. 

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