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. Our free mini lessons for skiing and snowboarding are available every 30 minutes starting at the top of the hour and will start at the large “LESSONS START HERE” sign near our “School Yard” (beginners slope). The lessons will be held in groups of 15 or less and last approximately 15-20 minutes. These lessons will have the instructor showing you the basics of your equipment, stopping, turning, riding the different lifts and other basic techniques to practice before heading to bigger slopes. You may take as many of these lessons as you wish. We give you the knowledge and you practice on your own.
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.
Watching the following short videos will certainly help you understand the basic beginner techniques before heading to Seven Oaks. It will be well worth your 20- 30 minute to watch the following videos:
Our 75 minute private lessons for skiing and snowboarding are a 1 on 1 lesson. Your instructor will work with you from the basics to more advanced beginner techniques. This lesson is perfect for someone wanting to learn the sport of skiing and snowboarding or for someone wanting to take their basic beginner skills up a notch.
Reservations are required a minimum of 1 day in advance. We suggest making your reservation as soon as you know what day you will be hitting the slopes with us. Private lessons for walk-ins are subject to availability of instructors. Click HERE to reserve your spot or call 515-432-9457.
During your lesson there may be times where the instructor will be a little more hands on but only if you are comfortable with person to person contact. Most of the time it will be hand to hand contact.
The private lessons will start at the large “LESSONS START HERE” sign near our “School Yard” (beginners slope). Your instructor will find you at the School Yard.
Private lessons available:
1 participant and 1 instructor 75 minute private lesson is $50
2 participants and 1 instructor 75 minute private lesson is $90
Please note: *We require participants to be at least 4 years old for private lessons. If 2 participants are in the lesson together, we highly recommend they are similar in age/skill level for the best experience. If combining multiple ages or ability levels in a private lesson, the lesson will focus on and progress as fast as the lowest age/ability level in the group.
This package comes complete with earning a Nights Only Season Pass when you complete the program. The package includes 3 Lift tickets, 3 Rentals, and 3 1½ hour Lessons. Restrictions apply, see flyer for details. Reservations are required. Click HERE to register.