Learn To Ski…For Free

Powderhorn’s MISSION: AFFORDABLE season pass program was just the beginning. A core value at Powderhorn is that skiing and snowboarding should be accessible to more families and individuals. So, if you’ve never skied and never snowboarded before, we’ve developed a program to get you on the mountain for your first time…for free.

What Is The Program?

Each participant will be able to take advantage of this program up to three times throughout the season. All three sessions provide free station-based lessons, a free Easy Rider lift ticket, and free rental equipment that are valid during your lesson. If you schedule the “am” session, you have the option to upgrade your lift ticket and rental gear for the remainder of the day for just $19. If you schedule a “pm” session, your lift ticket and rental gear can be used until the lifts close at 4pm.

You many NOT change disciplines (ski or snowboard) once you sign up. 

When is the Program?

Booking will be available soon!

Learn to Ski
: 10am on weekends and holidays, 1pm weekdays. 

Learn to Snowboard: 10:30am on weekends and holidays, 1pm weekdays.

Reservations are required 48 hours in advance online.

Who Is The Program For?

This program is open for first-time snow sports athletes only. Participants must be at least 8 years old. If you have previous skiing or snowboarding experience, we are happy to book you in a Private or Group Lesson instead. 

Rookie Season Pass

Participants who complete three sessions will qualify to purchase a $69 Rookie Season Pass with unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Powderhorn for the remainer of the current season (does not include partner mountain reciprocals). 

Sophomore Season Pass

The following year, Rookie Season Pass holders are eligible to purchase a $199 Sophomore Pass. 

What to Expect on Your First Day

We’re in Colorado, expect every kind of weather. All guests should wear winter and snow appropriate coats, snow pants, hats or helmets, mittens or gloves, and googles or sunglasses. We recommend sunscreen and lip protection.

The Free Learn To Ski or Ride Program is located on the west side of the lodge, (far right side of building when looking at lodge from parking area) head up the outdoor staircase and the that is where the program resides. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson start time.

Cost of the Program

For each session there is a refundable deposit due of $19. Deposit will be refunded at the end of the day's session unless participant elects to apply deposit to one of the following: 
  • Extending lift ticket and rentals for remainder of day. 
  • Applying deposit to Rookie Season Pass. 
In the case of cancellation: all cancellations must be submitted 48 hours in advance via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (970.268.5700 ext. 2003) or deposit will be forfeited.

Bob Beverly FREE Learn To Ski or Ride

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