Youth Lessons (Age 4-14)

Youth One-Time Lessons

Youth Group Lessons

At Mt. Hood Meadows, our goal is to have the safest, most fun and best coached children’s lessons in the West. When hiring instructors we look for great teachers who are excited to work with kids. We focus much of our instructor training on teaching great kids lessons. Keeping our group sizes small especially for the youngest kids allows instructors to really connect with each student. Our Children’s Learning Center has a maximum class size of 3 students per instructor, for kids ages 4-6 years old.

Mt. Hood Meadows is the only ski resort in the Northwest to have snowboarders as young as 4 years old in our group lessons! We're passionate about teaching kids in a way that helps them love the sport that we love.

In addition to giving kids a great lesson experience on-snow; safety, security and fun are priorities for us indoors as well. Before and after lessons our Children’s Learning Center Attendant staff is ready to play games and work on art projects to keep kids engaged. Lunch is included in our Full Day Kids Ski/Ride lessons on weekends and holiday periods in our Children’s Learning Center. Our lunch is always nutritionally balanced and accommodations can be made for special dietary needs.

  • Our Children's Learning Center accommodates kids ages 4-12 years old.
  • Children's Learning Center opens at 8 AM and the lesson time is 10 AM - 12 PM.
  • We recommend checking in at least 1 hour before your lesson start time. Lesson registration closes 30 minutes prior to lesson start time - 9:30 AM for morning lessons.
  • Purchase and check in for lessons at our Children's Learning Center (main floor of the South Lodge).
  • Getting to the  mountain, parking and walking/taking a shuttle to the lodge always takes longer than you think, so give yourself lots of extra time to avoid having to rush or miss the lesson.  
  • Get tips and suggestions for a positive lesson!
  • See steps for checking in and out of the Children's Learning Center quickly.
  • You can contact our Children's Learning Center by emailing or by calling 503.337.2222, ext. 1419.


kidski / kidsride lesson prices
Lesson Weekend/Holiday
Tue-Thurs (Non-Holiday)
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Half-Day Lesson
$95 (Add $10 for lunch)
1 2-hr lesson
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Additional charge of $15 for kids ages 4-6 years old, with a guaranteed maximum class size of 3 students per instructor.