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Never been skiing or riding before? This section will walk you through the steps of getting a lift ticket, picking up rental equipment and where to go for your first lesson.

Step 1 – Buy Your Lift Ticket

We recommend pre-purchasing your Lift Ticket online before you arrive.  Once you arrive, visit the kiosks outside the West Lodge to redeem your QR code in confirmation e-mail. Scan the code to receive the RFID card then place card (alone) in your left jacket sleeve or pocket and ski or ride right to the access gates at the bottoms of each lift. The gates will recognize your card, open, and you can ski or ride on through to load the lift and have a great day on the snow!

If you do not pre-purchase your ticket online, you can purchase a Lift Ticket at our inside Information Windows located in the West Lodge. If you have never been skiing or riding before, ask about the First Time Lessons which can be purchased inside the West Lodge at the Snow Sports School Desk. This 50-minute group lesson is great for first time skiers/riders and is available for ages 4 and older.

Step 2 – Pick-Up Rental Equipment

The Rental Shop is located on the lower level of our lodge. Once inside, pick up a helmet rental. Then, pick out boots: ski boots are in the front, snowboard boots are in the back of the Rental Shop.  Lockers are available to rent throughout the facilities.

Once you have your boots, head over to the ski or snowboard pick-up. You will be asked questions such as height, weight, and ability. This lets the technicians adjust the equipment to fit you.

If you are skiing and want poles, pick those up on the way out and you are ready to go!

Step 3 – Take a Lesson

Visit the Discover Skiing and Snowboarding Area in the beginner area or purchase a beginner group lesson. Group lessons can be purchased at the Snow Sports School desk located in the West Lodge. Once you’ve signed up for a beginner group lessons, head over to the beginner area and look for the “Lessons” flag. This is the lesson meeting area. Lessons are offered every hour on the hour. To learn more, visit the lessons page.

Your instructor will help you discover the fun of sliding on the snow, learning to control your speed and making those first turns. Don’t be afraid to ask questions; they are here to help you learn.

Getting Around the Lodge

Main Level: Ticketing & Information, Lesson Information, Group Registration, Food Service, Lockers, Restrooms

Lower Level: Ski & Snowboard Rentals, Ski Repair, Restrooms

Upper Level: Loft Shop, Additional Seating

Snow Level at Red Chair: Ski Patrol