Private Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Choose the private lesson option that’s right for you and learn to ski or snowboard at Mount Sima.

Private Ski & Snowboard Lessons

We offer private lessons from 10am-4pm on Saturday & Sunday, and 1pm-4pm on Thursdays & Fridays

If it looks like the weather will be cold, please keep an eye on our website or call the Snowline at (867) 667-7547, updated each morning at 7:30 am.

Lessons will run unless we are closed due to weather. Please see our Cold Weather Policy for more information.

Helmets are mandatory to participate in all Snow School programs.

Email to book a lesson

Our private lessons offer a unique one-on-one learning experience with a certified instructor! Private lessons are great for beginner or advanced skiers and snowboarders! Learning with one of our knowledgeable instructors can help you build your confidence or improve your technique in a safe and fun environment.

Lesson timeAge1 personAdditional person
1 hour private lessonMini (age 4-5)*$65$50
Child (age 6-12)$70$50
Youth/Adult (age 13+)$80$50
2 hour private lessonChild (age 6-12)$110$75
Youth/Adult (age 13+)$125$75

• Price is per person and does not include lift tickets or rentals
• Mini private lessons may include games in the snow and will be from 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the stamina of the child

Purchase 4 1hr private lessons and your 5th lesson is FREE! This is a saving of up to $80!
Lessons and bundles can be purchased online and redeemed by calling 867-668-4557 ext 4 or emailing

Unsure if skiing or snowboarding is for you? Not ready to invest in a season pass and/or equipment? Try our Discovery Packages! Our Discovery Packages offer a reduced rate to people who are relatively new to skiing or snowboarding, or new to Mount Sima. This is a great way to learn to ski or ride and discover the mountain with one of our certified instructors. 

Our Discovery Packages include:

  • Private lesson
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment rental (boots, skis/snowboard and helmet)

AgeHalf-day Package – 1hr lessonFull-day Package – 2hr lesson
1 personAdditional person1 personAdditional person
Mini (age 4-5)*$75$65$115$105
Child (age 6-12)$85$75$135$125
Youth/Adult (age 13+)$95$85$180$170

*Mini Discovery Package may include games in the snow and can be shortened depending on the stamina of the child.

  • Each Individual may purchase a maximum of 3 packages per person per season
  • Dec 1st – Feb 12th Half day is from 11am to 1:30pm or from 1:30pm to 4pm 
  • Feb 16th – April Half day is from 10am to 1pm or from 1pm to 4pm 

To book a discovery package lesson contact

Have you always wanted to ride the rails in Pokey Park but are not sure where to start? Our certified Park Instructors can teach you the basics and help you start shredding! 

To book a private snowboard park lesson contact

LessonAgePer personAdd rental
1 hour private lessonChild (age 6-12)$70$50
Youth/Adult (age 13+)$80$50
2 hour private lessonChild (age 6-12)$105$75
Youth/Adult (age 13+)$120$75


If you require rentals and a lift ticket, we recommend arriving 45 min to1 hour before the start of your lesson to allow time to find parking, pick up your rentals and ticket.

**Please note, the rental shop opens at 10:30am (Dec to mid-Feb), and at 9:30am (Feb 16th to April) .**

If you have a pass and gear, we recommending arriving 20 minutes before your lesson to enable time to find parking and put on your gear.

If you have already paid for your lesson, you can meet your Instructor at the base of the Bunny Hill by the Snow School Sign. Ski Instructors will be wearing a Green Sima jacket, and Snowboard Instructors will be wearing an Orange Sima jacket.

If you require rentals, please head to the rental shop first.

If you have not paid for your lesson, please go to the Snow School desk, located in the main lodge. Go up the stairs to the right of the building and around to the main door. The Snow School desk will be on your right across from the fireplace.

After checking in at the Snow School desk, you will meet your instructor by the “Snow School” sign close to the bottom of the bunny hill. Ski and Snowboard instructors will be wearing orange Sima jackets.

**All students are required to wear a helmet**

The secret to winter fun is dressing properly for the weather. To ensure you (or your child) has a great time on the slopes, it is essential to be warm, dry and comfortable on the snow.
Layering your clothing is the best strategy for staying warm on the slopes. Generally, layering is divided into three areas:

  1. Inner layer = Wicking layer (polypropylene underwear – top and bottoms): “wicks,” or moves, moisture away from your skin and dries quickly
  2. Mid layer = Insulating layer (wool, fleece, sweater): keeps heat in and cold out
  3. Outer layer = Weather Protection – Repels water from snow and blocks the wind while letting perspiration evaporate (both jacket and pants). Choose a garment that is made of waterproof, breathable material. There are several synthetic materials on the market and available at outdoor sports stores. When buying skiwear, look for fabric that is water and wind-resistant. 

We also recommend wearing waterproff mitts/gloves, and goggles (necessary for windy snowy days)

**You can rent skis/board, boots and helmets from the rental shop at Mt Sima**

All lessons must be paid in full at the time of booking. Lessons can be paid for over the phone with a credit card or in-person at Mt Sima during operating hours.

Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. Refunds are only offered under extenuating circumstances. Please stay home if you are not feeling well and we will reschedule your lesson. Click here for information on our Cancellation Policy

For information on Mt Sima’s COVID-19 policies please see: Mt Sima COVID-19 policy