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Best For Beginners

See below for details from the 2023-2024 season. Stay tuned for updated information for the 2024-2025 season coming late summer.

Learn to ski or snowboard at Mt. Baker with our Best For Beginners Package!

The Best for Beginners Package is designed for first time skiers and snowboarders and those working towards turning and stopping on easy green terrain. The lesson will prioritize getting to know your equipment, learning how to stay in control, and working towards the skills needed for riding the handle tow or beginner chair lift.

This package includes a two hour group lesson, rental equipment (includes helmet and either skis, boots & poles or snowboard & boots) and beginner chair lift ticket. Ages 7 and up. If you’d like to pick your own lesson group, we recommend a Private Lesson.

Best For Beginners Package

2Hr Lesson, All Day Equipment Rental, & Beginner Lift Ticket


tax not included


Duration2 Hours

Age7 & UP

Unsure of your ability level? Check our Ability Guidelines to self-assess your skiing or snowboarding level.

Daily Lesson Information & Registration

  • Before you Go: Check the Lessons and Rentals Report on the morning of your visit for Lesson and Rental locations. Check the Snow Report for conditions and operations updates.
  • Part of an instruction program may include RIDING CHAIR LIFTS or TOWS. If the participant rides a chair lift, THEY MAY RIDE ALONE OR WITH OTHER PASSENGERS, including but not limited to an instructor, other students, members of the public, and/or other employees or volunteers. If you have any questions about the use of lifts/tows in a lesson, please email [email protected] prior to registering.

  • All participants (or their parent/legal guardian) must read and sign a Release Agreement prior to participating.

We strongly encourage you to reserve your lessons in advance through our online store. This is the best way to ensure the type, day and time of the lesson you want.

Reservations for Daily Lessons will open once an official Opening Day has been announced.

Best for Beginners and Private Lessons are also offered on a walk-in basis. Availability varies from day to day and is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend signing up at our instruction desk at 8am for morning walk-in lessons and no later than 11am for afternoon walk-in lessons. Walk-in lesson availability is not guaranteed. Check the Daily Lesson Report for more information about availability.