SnowSports Academy

Three Rivers offers downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons as well as cross-country skiing lessons for all ages and abilities in the Twin Cities. SnowSports Academy instructors are some of the best in the Midwest and use proven teaching techniques to help students learn these fun and challenging winter sports.

Choose from public lessons and private or semi-private lessons, based on your needs and preference. All lessons include a lift ticket or cross-country ski pass. Optional equipment rental is available.

2022–2023 registration dates, all beginning at 8 AM:

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Downhill Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Three Rivers offers a variety of lessons and teams for downhill skiing and snowboarding. More information and registration for 2022–2023 season opportunities will be posted in fall.

Public lessons are offered throughout the winter season for youth and adults. Most sessions are three weeks. Students are evaluated on the first day and separated into groups by age and ability. All public lessons include a lift ticket. See lesson policies.

Learn at your own pace and realize your goals with personalized instruction. Private lessons for downhill skiing (ages 4+) and snowboarding (ages 5+) are 90 minutes and include a lift ticket. Semi-private lessons have a limit of two people of similar age and ability. Scheduling is based on instructor availability.

Elm Creek offers development programs for young, intermediate riders looking to advance their skills in the terrain park. These club style, season-long lesson programs include an Elm Creek season pass and Elm Creek apparel.

Public Lessons

Registration for 2022–2023 public lessons opens October 18 at 8 AM.

Public lessons are offered throughout the winter season for youth and adults. Most sessions are three weeks. Students are evaluated on the first day and separated into groups by age and ability. All public lessons include a lift ticket. See lesson policies.

Lessons at Hyland Hills

Register online or by phone at 763-559-6700.

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Learn more about Hyland Hills.

Lessons at Elm Creek

Register online or by phone at 763-559-6700. 

See all downhill ski and snowboard lessons at Elm Creek or browse by category:

Learn more about Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area.

Private Lessons

Learn at your own pace and realize your goals with personalized instruction. Private lessons for downhill skiing (ages 4+) and snowboarding (ages 5+) are 90 minutes and include a lift ticket. Semi-private lessons have a limit of two people of similar age and ability. Scheduling is based on instructor availability.

Private Lessons at Hyland Hills

Registration for 2022–2023 private lessons opens November 17 at 8 AM.

For one-on-one lessons, register online or by phone at 763-694-7800, ext. 1. For semi-private lessons, register by phone at 763-694-7800. ext. 1.

  • Private Lesson: $78
  • Additional person for a semi-private lesson*: $63
  • Discounted lesson equipment rental**: $19

*Semi-private lessons available for ages 6+ only.
**Available on the day of private lesson.

Downhill Ski

Mondays–Fridays (non-holidays): 1 PM, 3 PM or 5 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 9 AM, 11 AM, 1:15 PM or 3:15 PM

Snowboard

Weekends & Holidays: 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:30 PM or 3:30 PM

Private Lessons at Elm Creek

Registration for 2022–2023 private lessons opens November 9 at 8 AM.

For one-on-one lessons, register online or by phone at 763-694-2050. For semi-private lessons, register by phone at 763-694-2050.

  • Private Lesson: $60
  • Additional person for a semi-private lesson: $42
  • Discounted lesson equipment rental: $10
  • Helmet: $7.50

Downhill Ski

Mondays–Fridays (non-holidays): 3 PM, 5 PM or 7 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM or 3 PM

Snowboard

Mondays–Fridays (non-holidays): 3 PM, 5 PM or 7 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM or 3:30 PM

Terrain Park Development Progams

Registration for 2022–2023 competitive teams opens September 15 at 8 AM.

Elm Creek offers development programs for young, intermediate riders looking to advance their skills in the terrain park. These club style, season-long lesson programs include an Elm Creek season pass and Elm Creek apparel.

Cross-Country Ski Lessons

Three Rivers offers skate and classic cross-country ski lessons for adults and children, including adapted sit-ski lessons.

Choose between classic or skate techniques. Lessons are 90 minutes and skiers must be at least 6 years old. All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. 

More information and registration for 2022–2023 season opportunities will be posted in fall.

Questions

Have questions? We're happy to answer them. Call 763-559-6700.