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.

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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 2024–2025 season opportunities will be posted in fall.

Public Lessons

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.

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.

Development Programs

The Winter Recreation Area at 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.

Lessons are 90 minutes and skiers must be at least 6 years old. All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult. 


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