Adult Lessons (Age 13+) - Adult First Time Packages

Learn to Ski or Snowboard

"First-Time" Lessons

Learning to ski or snowboard really only takes a sense of adventure and a willingness to give it a try. With the right attitude, you'll very quickly find yourself moving beyond the beginner level. Adult "First-Time" Group Lessons are for students age 13 and older and are presented in a group format - usually with six or less first timers learning together.

Lesson start times are at 10 AM and 1 PM. Check in at lesson area (on the snow side of the North Lodge, look for the green banners and fencing) 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.

Adult "first-time" group lesson prices ages 13 & Older
Lesson Cost Duration Lift Pass Rentals
Half Day Group $75 2 hour lesson Buttercup Only Beginner Included
Full Day Group $95 4 hour lesson Buttercup Only Beginner Included
3x Package $139 2 hour lesson *2 Buttercup, 1 All-Mountain (3 individual days) Included

Buy Online at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski ResortSPECIAL ONLINE OFFER: Purchase the 3X Package online for just $99! Includes your first three days - 2 hour lesson each day, lift passes and equipment rentals. Your first two days the lift pass accesses the Ballroom Carpet and Buttercup lift. Day three is an all mountain lift. For ages 13 and older. Must be purchased online a day in advance.

How to get here:
The best way to get here from Portland is to take one of our Park & Ride buses. If you plan on driving, get directions here. You should expect about 1.5-2 hours of driving time from Portland, and should plan for an 8:30 AM arrival on weekends and holidays, and a 9 AM arrival on weekdays, in order to make the first group lesson of the day.

What to wear:
Waterproof pants, jacket, and gloves. A hat that covers your ears, and goggles as well (sunglasses are OK on sunny days). Sunscreen is recommended every day. Dressing in layers is always a good idea so you can adjust your temperature.

What to expect:
In your first two hour lesson, you should expect to spend about 30 minutes getting introduced to your equipment, sliding around on flat terrain, learning to walk up hill, and how to get up from a fall. You will then spend the next 45 minutes learning to turn at least one direction and stop. After you have practiced these skills, the group will head to the Buttercup Chairlift to continue working on turning and stopping for the rest of the lesson. Our goal for your first lesson is to get you skiing/riding the Buttercup Chair on your own!

Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Mt. Hood Meadows

New Adventure First-Time Packages

Learn to ski or snowboard with a one-time package that includes a beginner lift ticket, lesson and rentals.