School Program - Lost Trail Ski Area
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School Program

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  • The school program is available from the first week in January through mid March.
  • The School Program is offered Thursday and Fridays with some Mondays available.
  • Schools must reserve dates in advance with the snow sports school office.
  • Program includes lessons, lift tickets and rentals.
  • All students must be seven years old to participate.
  • School group lunch tickets are available. Inquire for prices.
  • Schools are required to attend an online preseason question and answer session.
  • Registration opens at the beginning of October. Space is limited.
  • Questions? call 406.360.6704 or email
7 and UP
Ability Levels:
0 - Expert
Lesson Duration
1st Timer lesson is 2 hours, all other lessons are one hour.

General Information for School Program

General Information About School Programs

  • All students will be assigned a group lesson regardless of ability.
  • Lesson Length – 1st Timer/Never skied/snowboarded – The students first exposure to sliding on snow will be a two hour lesson. Students will be grouped together as a large group to start the lesson. As the students advance they will move to stations where they will learn additional skills (stopping, turning, controlling speed). Students will be allowed time to practice during the lesson to begin mastering skills.
  • Lesson Length – Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced – Students will be assigned to a group of similar self assessed students. Schools that are scheduled for multiple weeks, the students will be further grouped based on demonstrated skills. Lessons last 1 hour unless otherwise scheduled.
  • Students must be waiting at the group meeting place at their assigned times. If a student is not present at 5 past the hour, the instructor will start the lesson and mark that student absent.
  • For schools returning for multiple weeks, attempts will be made to keep groups the same as much as possible.

Cancellation Policy

  • If a school will not be able to make their scheduled trip to Lost Trail due to unforeseen conditions/circumstances, Lost Trail Snow Sports School must be notified no later than 6:00 AM. If a school does not notify Lost Trail Snow Sports School that they will be unable to make their scheduled day, there may be a $100 charge to the school to cover administrative costs associated with scheduling.
  • If a school cancels there is no guarantee that they will be able to reschedule at a future date.
  • Multiple layers (Long underwear, thermal shirt, warm shirt)
  • One pair of high thin socks inside your ski boots or snowboarding boots. (multiple layers of socks or thick socks can bunch, create pressure points, and make it difficult to control your skis or board.
  • Insulated pants (ski pants, snowmobile pants etc)
  • Warm, windproof jacket
  • Hat or helmet
  • Waterproof Gloves (not wool or synthetic knit gloves)
  • Eye protection (goggles or sunglasses)
  • Hand warmers and toe warmers are available in our retail shop
  • 1st Timer lessons last two hours.
  • All other lessons last one hour
  • Lessons start on the hour beginning at 10:00.
  • Students must be waiting at the meeting location five minutes before the start of the lesson.
  • Generally the answer is no. Your lesson is grouped with students with similar abilities and backgrounds. All instructors have the right to say no.
  • That is up to the school where to meet. We have tables available on a first come first serve basis in the lodge.
  • We have cubbies in the Conroy room and hooks on walls. Please do not leave your belongings on tables.

Plan your visit to Lost Trail today

Whether you’re taking your family out skiing for the first time, racing friends down the mountain, going lone wolf, or getting on the slopes after taking a break, we are committed to keeping skiing and snowboarding affordable and accessible to all. We have a variety of lift tickets, season passes, lessons, and rental options available so you can choose your own adventure.

ski & board rentals

Get outfitted with boots, boards, poles, and skis at our rental shop. In-person only.

purchase your Tickets & Passes

Lift tickets and 10-Day passes are available at the ticketing windows and online.

& view Trail

Start planning out your adventure at Lost Trail by reviewing the map of the area.

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