Child Private Lesson

Child Private Lessons

Ages 3 to 5 Years - All Levels

For the perfect introduction to winter sports, our Mini Moose lessons offer one-on-one instruction for your little skiers and riders. With a dedicated instructor, they’ll get started on the right foot with good habits from the very beginning. And most importantly, they’ll get to have a blast while doing it, beginning a lifelong love for all things snowsports.

Product LESSON Times Price HOW TO BOOK

1.5 Hour PRIVATE Lesson


9:00AM, 10:30AM,
12:30PM OR 2:00PM
$225 Book Now

Quick Notes

  • Child private lessons are offered for ages 3 to 5 years only. Child must be potty trained.
  • Available disciplines: Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding.
  •  Maximum 1 child per lesson.
  • Children 5 & under ski free. Lift ticket is required for lift access, the beginner conveyer is free and doesn’t require a ticket. We recommend visiting the Activity Center for a Child Season Pass if skiing more than one day on Shoshone or any other lift. $5 cost of season pass media is separate.

How to Book

You can book online or by calling the Mountain Sports School at at 307-353-2300 x1358. Before you start the booking process, please gather the following information for each skier/snowboarder:

  • First & Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Discipline
  • Ability level
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Sign our Winter Activities Liability Waiver

 If booking over the phone, please email this information ahead of time to to expedite your booking process.


Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the lesson at the Private Lessons Meeting Area next to the Mountain Sports School office - look for the orange sign that says "PRIVATE LESSONS MEET HERE".  Our staff and instructors will meet you there to complete the check-in process and lesson meet and greet. Please sign our Winter Liability Waiver in advance. Skiers and snowboarders must be dressed, geared up and ready to start the lesson. All students must have lift ticket or season pass ready. 

Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign a release form if it has not already been completed online.


Cancellations made at least 72 hours in advance will be charged a $25 processing fee per lesson. Cancellations made within 72 hours of service date, or no shows will forfeit the total cost of the lesson. Every effort will be made to reschedule individual lessons with 72-hour advance notice, change is subject to availability. An additional fee may apply for lesson changes.


Please understand and respect our Lesson Age requirements as they are in place for the health and safety of our staff and our guests. Please note: if you misrepresent your child’s age purposefully or by mistake, the lesson you booked will be treated as a ‘day of cancellation’ which means the entire lesson fee is forfeited, unless we are able to rebook the lesson as an age-appropriate option.


LEVEL 1: Never ever

Terrain: Beginner Conveyer, flat to gentle slopes
I've never skied or snowboarded, but I'm excited to learn!


Terrain: Beginner conveyer + Shoshone Chairlift, gentle slopes to easy Greens

Alpine: I've skied before and know the basics like sliding, slightly changing directions and coming to a stop. 

Snowboard: I've snowboarded before. I feel pretty good at sliding, doing the falling leaf and knowing basics like using body movements to go from toe side to heel side, can stop and fall safely. 


Terrain: Shoshone Chairlift, easy green to difficult green

Alpine: I'm gaining confidence in my abilities and can link my turns together smoothly. I'm comfortable on a chairlift, can ski various sized turns on green terrain and can maintain consistent speeds. 

Snowboard: I'm gaining confidence in my abilities and can smoothly link my turns on green terrain while controlling my speed through my turns. I'm comfortable on a chairlift and able to traverse a catwalk on one edge.


Terrain: All mountain, easy blue to difficult blue

Alpine: I'm consistently skiing mostly parallel turns and maintaining consistent speed on blue terrain. I also know how and when to use. my poles. I'm ready to explore areas of the mountain and feel ready to ski off trail. 

Snowboard: I'm consistently using body movements to control my turns while maintaining consistent speed on blue terrain. I can easily change from my toe edge to heel edge with slight movements while traversing. I'm ready to explore more areas of the mountain and feel ready to snowboard off trail.


Terrain: All mountain, difficult blue to double black 

Alpine: I'm very confident on my equipment in any situation on the mountain. I ski parallel turns and can keep the same speed the entire time. I know how to navigate groomed and un-groomed trails. I am working to finesse my skiing abilities in various types of terrain and snow conditions. 

Snowboard: I'm very confident on my equipment in any situation on the mountain. I know how to blend all the fundamentals of snowboarding as needed and can keep the same speed the entire time. I am comfortable navigating groomed and un-groomed trails. I am working to finesse my snowboarding abilities in various types of terrain and snow conditions.

Uphill access is now open until further notice. Please review our uphill policy and remember that the resort is closed. You are skiing at your own risk. 

The snow access at the base area will be limited due to ongoing construction projects. The recommended uphill route is the Teton Vista Traverse. Active heavy equipment, winch cables and other dangerous equipment will be on the mountain, so please ski with caution at all times.