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Lesson Programs

Make the most of your season with Perfect North Slope’s season-long lesson programs!

There are opportunities for all ages and skill levels. 

The lesson programs are add-ons to season passes and lift tickets. They do not include hill access or rental equipment. 

Kids Programs – Ages 4-13 years

Doodles Ski & Board Program (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 4 and 14, of beginner to intermediate skill levels. The focus of Doodles is building the fundamental snow sports skill set for beginner through intermediate level skiers and boarders. This class is designed for kids who want to establish/improve their general skiing/snowboard ability, safely push their limits and most of all have fun! 
Introduction to Freestyle – Terrain Park Program (3 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Terrain Park program is the perfect for kids interested in establishing or improving their terrain park/freestyle skills.
During this program, the kids will spend a portion of the lesson each week working on their free skiing/riding technique outside of the terrain park, and the other portion of the lesson will be focused on terrain park etiquette, freestyle safety, small jump take-off and landing, sliding boxes and rails, etc.
 
*Personal Ski or Snowboard equipment and helmets are required for the Freestyle Program. (Ski and Snowboard rental gear is not allowed in the terrain parks)
Introductory Race Program – (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Ages:  7+
Skill: Intermediate to Advance Skiing/Snowboarding 
Prerequisites: None
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs
 
The Introductory Race Program is a recreational program designed for new racers who are interested in establishing their racing skills. Participants will improve their general skiing/boarding ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn techniques used by PSIA/AASI and the US Ski Team. Training will consist of technical free skiing/boarding with an instructor, as well as gate training.  With participants grouped by similar age and skill levels, racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.
 

Participants must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski/board intermediate terrain in control
Introductory Race Program includes NASTAR Season Pass
Program does not include lift ticket or equipment(

 

Advanced Race Program – (6 Consecutive Weeks)

Ages:  7+
Skill: Advanced Skiing/Snowboarding
Prerequisites: Must have participated in a race program or prior race experience
Equipment: Helmets are required
 
If you are well beyond recreational racing and looking for a path into, or advancement in the competitive realm, these are the programs for you! 
These programs target the higher-level racer who wants to become more proficient in the particular race disciplines of GS and Slalom.
 
Participants must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski/board intermediate terrain in control
Introductory Race Program includes NASTAR Season Pass
Program does not include lift ticket or equipment

Youth Programs – Ages 14-18 years

Doodles Ski & Board Program (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Ages: 4 – 14 years
Skill: First Time, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisites: None
Equipment: Proper ski/board equipment. Rental equipment (if needed) is sold separately
 

The focus of Doodles is building the fundamental snow sports skill set for beginner through intermediate level skiers and boarders. This class is designed for kids who want to establish/improve their general skiing/snowboard ability, safely push their limits and most of all have fun!

Session Dates/Times:

 

  • Children must be at least 4 years old by January 1, 2025 to participate in the Doodles lesson program.
  • Season Passes and rentals are not included with the Children’s Program and must be purchased separately.
  • Limited spots are available, so please register early. 
  • Ski or Snowboard Classes meet on your pre-selected day of the week.
  • Any missed lessons are forfeited – no make-ups are available. 
Introduction to Freestyle – Terrain Park Program (3 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Terrain Park program is the perfect for kids interested in establishing or improving their terrain park/freestyle skills.
During this program, the kids will spend a portion of the lesson each week working on their free skiing/riding technique outside of the terrain park, and the other portion of the lesson will be focused on terrain park etiquette, freestyle safety, small jump take-off and landing, sliding boxes and rails, etc.
 
*Personal Ski or Snowboard equipment and helmets are required for the Freestyle Program. (Ski and Snowboard rental gear is not allowed in the terrain parks)
Introductory Race Program – (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Ages:  7+
Skill: Intermediate to Advance Skiing/Snowboarding 
Prerequisites: None
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Race Programs
 
The Introductory Race Program is a recreational program designed for new racers who are interested in establishing their racing skills. Participants will improve their general skiing/boarding ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn techniques used by PSIA/AASI and the US Ski Team. Training will consist of technical free skiing/boarding with an instructor, as well as gate training.  With participants grouped by similar age and skill levels, racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.
 

Participants must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski/board intermediate terrain in control
Introductory Race Program includes NASTAR Season Pass
Program does not include lift ticket or equipment(

 

Advanced Race Program – (6 Consecutive Weeks)

Ages:  7+
Skill: Advanced Skiing/Snowboarding
Prerequisites: Must have participated in a race program or prior race experience
Equipment: Helmets are required
 
If you are well beyond recreational racing and looking for a path into, or advancement in the competitive realm, these are the programs for you! 
These programs target the higher-level racer who wants to become more proficient in the particular race disciplines of GS and Slalom.
 
Participants must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski/board intermediate terrain in control
Introductory Race Program includes NASTAR Season Pass
Program does not include lift ticket or equipment

Adult Programs – Ages 18+ years

Doodles Ski & Board Program (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 4 and 13, of beginner to intermediate skill levels. The focus of Doodles is building the fundamental snow sports skill set for beginner through intermediate level skiers and boarders. This class is designed for kids who want to establish/improve their general skiing/snowboard ability, safely push their limits and most of all have fun! 
Introduction to Freestyle – Terrain Park Program (3 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Terrain Park program is the perfect for kids interested in establishing or improving their terrain park/freestyle skills.
During this program, the kids will spend a portion of the lesson each week working on their free skiing/riding technique outside of the terrain park, and the other portion of the lesson will be focused on terrain park etiquette, freestyle safety, small jump take-off and landing, sliding boxes and rails, etc.
 
*Personal Ski or Snowboard equipment and helmets are required for the Freestyle Program. (Ski and Snowboard rental gear is not allowed in the terrain parks)
Introduction to Racing Program (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children and adults ages 7+, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping.
 
Intro to Race is a recreational program designed for both new racers who are interested in establishing their racing skills. Participants will improve their general skiing/riding ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn techniques used by PSIA/AASI and the US Ski Team. Training will consist of technical free skiing/riding with an instructor, as well as gate training.  With participants grouped by similar age and skill levels, racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.
 
*Participants must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski/ride intermediate terrain in control.
 

Advanced Race Programs

Women’s Programs – Ages 18+ years

Doodles Ski & Board Program (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 4 and 13, of beginner to intermediate skill levels. The focus of Doodles is building the fundamental snow sports skill set for beginner through intermediate level skiers and boarders. This class is designed for kids who want to establish/improve their general skiing/snowboard ability, safely push their limits and most of all have fun! 
Introduction to Freestyle – Terrain Park Program (3 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Terrain Park program is the perfect for kids interested in establishing or improving their terrain park/freestyle skills.
During this program, the kids will spend a portion of the lesson each week working on their free skiing/riding technique outside of the terrain park, and the other portion of the lesson will be focused on terrain park etiquette, freestyle safety, small jump take-off and landing, sliding boxes and rails, etc.
 
*Personal Ski or Snowboard equipment and helmets are required for the Freestyle Program. (Ski and Snowboard rental gear is not allowed in the terrain parks)
Introduction to Racing Program (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children and adults ages 7+, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping.
 
Intro to Race is a recreational program designed for both new racers who are interested in establishing their racing skills. Participants will improve their general skiing/riding ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn techniques used by PSIA/AASI and the US Ski Team. Training will consist of technical free skiing/riding with an instructor, as well as gate training.  With participants grouped by similar age and skill levels, racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.
 
*Participants must be at least 7 years old, able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski/ride intermediate terrain in control.
 

Advanced Race Programs

Women's Workshop
Ski or Snowboard

3-Hour Group Lesson
  • Beginner to advanced skier/boarders interested in building confidence on the snow
  • Taught by female instructors in a supportive group setting
  • formatted to help you achieve your on-snow goals and build community while having fun in the process

Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop - Ski or Snowboard

3-Hour Group Lesson
  • Steeps, Bumps, Carving... take your skiing/boarding to the next level
  • Cover a variety of terrain, skills and tactics to build your confidence on the snow
  • Great prep for a big mountain skiing like Timberline or out west!

Freestyle/Terrain Park
Workshop - Ski or Snowboard

3-Hour Group Lesson
  • Intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders
  • Learn terrain park etiquette, SMART style and using ATML to navigate features
  • Build your confidence on... and off the snow!

Perfect North Snow Sports School is a PSIA/AASI (Central Region) Education School.

Learn more at thesnowpros.org