Mountain Sports School
For lessons please call Mountain Sports School at 406.995.5743
Welcome to Big Sky, home of one of the finest Mountain Sports Schools in America. We’re proud of our tradition of excellence, and are committed to staying at the forefront of our profession. Our diverse staff of instructors- all certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America or the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, and alpine guides bring a wealth of knowledge and skill with a focus on the enjoyment of your experience. Join one of our professionals to help you achieve your goals and experience America’s Biggest Skiing like you never have before.
-- Troy Nedved, Snowsports School Director
New! Book Online! Click here for adult group lessons. Click here for youth group lessons. Registration for Group Lessons takes place at the Mountain Sports School located in the Snowcrest Lodge above ticket sales. Winter season office hours are 8 am - 4:30 pm. See below to determine the appropriate lesson level. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to lesson for registration or one hour prior if equipment rental is needed, allow for more time during peak seasons or for large groups. This will allow children and parents to coordinate their equipment, adjust to their surroundings and for the lesson to start on time. Reservations are not needed for group lessons.
All pricing shown within this online section is for lessons only. Rental equipment and lift tickets for children over 10 years are additional. There is a 10% discount for purchasing 3+ days of group lessons. Gratuities are not included.
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Big Sky Resort offers programs for our guests with disabilities through our partnership with Eagle Mount Therapeutic Recreation. Please call 406.586.1781 for details or visit our adaptive skiing page.
Guided Snowshoe Tours available. Contact Big Sky Basecamp for more information 406.995.5769
|First time on skis.|
|Controls speed and stops with wedge on surface lifts.|
|Links controlled wedge turns on gentle green terrain. Ready for the chairlift.|
|Variety of green terrain including chairlifts. Can link wedge turns in a variety of turn sizes and shapes.|
|Even the most difficult green terrain. Turns by using wedge through part of the turn, but matches skis only after the fall line.|
|All green and easy blue terrain. Begins turning by using a wedge and matches skis in or just before the fall line. Skis all groomed green terrain parallel.|
|Variety of blue terrain. Skis parallel on all groomed terrain, may use a slight opening of the skis to begin turn on ungroomed blue terrain.|
|All blue groomed and easier black terrain. Strong parallel turn with consistent turn shape.|
|All terrain. Uses ski design to make parallel turns; uses poles effectively; is comfortable exploring a variety of terrain including ungroomed slopes on easier black terrain. Skis a dynamic parallel turn in all terrain.|
|Never snowboarded before.|
|Comfortable sliding downhill on heel edge. (Heel side slip)|
|Comfortable sliding downhill on heel and toe edges. (Heel and toe side slip) Ready for first turns.|
|Comfortable linking turns (toe to heel and heel to toe) on easy green runs.|
|Consistently linking turns on all green runs and easy blues.|
|Comfortable on easy black terrain.|