Seven Oaks is the place to ski, snowboard and snow tube in central Iowa! Located in Boone, IA.

Ski and Snowboard Lessons



RIVER UPDATE: Due to the recent storms, Highway 17 at Madrid is closed. If you are coming from Des Moines, please take Highway 141 N out of Grimes to R18 N. ATTN RIVER TUBERS: Our tube float is taking approx. 5 hours WITHOUT stopping at any sandbars. To finish by "off the water time" we are now only offering river tubing at: Monday-Friday 10AM, Saturday & Sunday 9:30AM, 11:00AM and 12:30PM. Canoe and Kayaks are floating at all time slots. Effective: Monday, August 24th, 2020 we will move to floating 5 days a week: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Last Float Day: Monday, September 7th, 2020 We hope to see you soon! PAINTBALL UPDATE: Paintball is open 7 days a week with advanced reservations. We will see you there! NEEDED INFORMATION: We will be following all of the Covid-19 Guidelines. Please check out our updated River Safety Guidelines and Paintball Safety Guidelines before making a reservation.

Advanced reservations are MANDATORY and can be made via phone (515-432-9457 Ext. 300) or online. Click RIVER or PAINTBALL to make your reservation.

Print & Sign WAIVER BEFORE arrival for both River Activities and Paintball Activities.

Please give us a call for any questions at 515-432-9457 or email at

Seven Oaks is the place to ski, snowboard and snow tube in central Iowa! Located in Boone – a quick drive from Ames, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Grimes, Adel, and other surrounding communities.

Mini Lessons for Skiing and Snowboarding

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. We have designed our facility and programs for people just like you. You will learn more in one of our mini-lessons or paid private lessons than you will all day from your friends. Skiing and snowboarding is FUN and we want everyone to experience it.

Included with purchase of a lift ticket, we provide beginner mini lessons to skiers and snowboarders ages 7 and above. Lessons are offered every hour, on the hour- listen for the announcement over the PA at the rental building. Beginners under age 7 are welcome if accompanied by an adult, however, we strongly recommend that they take a one hour paid private lesson.

Everyone learns at a different pace. It is important to keep your expectations reasonable. This way both you and your children have a successful and rewarding day on the slopes. Some factors that can affect learning include your temperament (how open you are to new things), age, and physical ability. Both skiing and snowboarding take special skills that improve with practice over time. Ultimately, your expectations for you and your kids should focus on the fun and excitement of the overall experience.

All participants must sign an Indemnification Agreement/Liability Form. You may print the agreement to obtain required signatures prior to arrival.

Take the Class Earn a Pass

This package comes complete with earning a Season Pass when you complete the program. The package includes 3 Lift tickets, 3 Rentals, and 3 1½ hour Lessons. Restrictions apply. (see flyer).

Private (paid) Ski and Snowboard Lessons

We offer private lessons for skiing and snowboarding. Reservations are required a minimum of 1 day in advance to be guaranteed a time slot for a lesson. Lessons for walk-ins are subject to availability of instructors. A lesson includes one private instructor for one hour and costs $40 per hour. Add up to one additional person in the lesson for $30.

Please call 515-432-9457 to make your reservation.