Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Snow School offers lessons throughout the day. We have qualified and cheerful staff ready to provide your very first lesson or help you work on improving your skills.  If you are new to Shames Mountain, taking a lesson is a good way of getting the lay of the land.  Lessons at Shames Mountain can be booked in advance at the Downtown Terrace Office, at the Mountain in the Ticket Office or Ski School/Rental Shop building, or by visiting our Online Store.

Learn to Ski & Snowboard at MMC-Shames Mountain

1: Discover Skiing & Boarding (8 years +)

Discover ski & Snowboard at Shames Mountain

This is a beginner lesson for those 8 and up. This is a great way to get your first taste of mountain fun. Rentals, Green Carpet lift Pass, and 2 hour lesson are included.

Price = $78.00

2: The Next Step

Following on from the success of our Discover Ski & Snowboard program, we invite you to take The Next Step in your ski and snowboard journey by learning to ride the Blue Chair and putting into practice what you have learned.

The Next Step lesson at Shames Mountain

The Next Step is the second rung on your skiing and snowboarding journey. It includes a day ticket, full day of rentals (skis/board, boots, helmet, and poles) as well as two-hours of expert instruction. Terrain will be based on skier/boarder ability but this lesson is aimed at those taking that next step from the beginner area to the green runs off the blue chair.

Price = $99

3: The Top Step

The Top Step Lesson at Shames Mountain

After taking the Next Step, you are invited to join us on the Top Step. This step on your ski and snowboard journey will see you learn how to ride the T-Bar and the more challenging terrain accessed from this lift.

The Top Step is the third rung on your ski and snowboard journey. It includes a day ticket, full day of rentals (skis/board, boots, helmet and poles) as well as 2.5 hours of expert instruction. Terrain will be on our blue runs from the top of the T-Bar as well as suitable terrain on the lower mountain from top of the Blue Chair.

Price = $125

Please note that the Discover, Next Step and Top Step are available daily from 10.00am and 1.00pm, these lessons can mix and match guests based on ability. For those wanting one-on-one instruction we happily offer private lessons.

Private Lesson

If you learn best one on one, a private lesson is right for you.  This lesson is also suggested for those 6 years old and under. 

Price = $75.00/hr (no tax). Additional Person (max of 6) = $45.00 each

School Lessons

Our school programs are growing in leaps and bounds. Introducing life in the mountains to youth is part of what MMC-Shames Mountain is about!  Contact [email protected] to receive your package. Book early as these lessons sell out!

Group Lesson (15 or more people)

For groups of 15 or more people, check out our group rates

Indigenous Adventure Pass

For the 2023-2024 season, we are offering all Indigenous peoples 50% off of day passes, rentals, and lessons. To purchase your lessons please come to Shames Mountain (discount not available on online purchases). Status card, letter from Band, or other relevant documentation is required for first visit. These discounted lift tickets, rental and lessons are only available on the day of your visit at the ticket office. Please note we have a free beginner area for those who are not ready to ride the Blue Chair.