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, our Snow Sports Academy is currently able to offer the following lessons. Please book your reservations online 48 hours prior to desired lesson time.

  • Private and Semi Private lessons 
  • Our Easy as 1, 2, 3 Learn to ski lessons for ages 7+
  • To book Private Lessons for students ages 4-6;  please call to book your lesson at 218-865-8017 (this lesson is unavailable to book online)
  • Group Snowboard lessons are limited to no more than 3 households per group
  • Home Educators Lesson Programs for ages 6-18.
  • Ridge Rascals groups are not available at this time

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
1.5-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
1.5 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
1.5-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
1.5-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) Wednesday – 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

       
          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

    3-WEEK TUESDAY PROGRESSION PROGRAM

  • Our program consists of a 3-week session which takes place on Tuesdays beginning at 10am with a 1.5-hour lesson. The program is open to both skiers and snowboarders who want to grow their skill level and enjoy the camaraderie of new friends made on the snow.
  • There are two 3-week sessions from which to choose. Please see the dates below for registration deadlines.
  • For ages 6-18

2020-21 Rates

HOME EDUCATORS TUESDAYS SKI DAYPRICE
1-Hour Group Lesson Package (lesson, lift, rental) Lesson starts promptly at 10 AM$27
Available Tuesdays beginning promptly at 10am
3-WEEK TUESDAYS PROGRESSION PROGRAM PRICE
1.5-Hour Lesson + Lift + Rental$95
1.5-Hour Lesson + Lift $80
1.5-Hour Lesson Only$60
Program Dates:
Feb 2 – 23 (Reg + Pymt Due 01/22/21)
Lesson Time: 1.5-Hour Lesson beginning promptly at 10am.


All lessons require a helmet. 

Kick off for the Giants Ridge Alpine D-Team is January 9th! 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 $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
  • 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)
    • January 9
    • January 23
    • January 30
    • February 6
    • February 20
    • February 27
    • March 6
    • NO Practice Holidays ( January 16, February 13)

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. 

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