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Reservations Are Recommended for Snowsports Lessons

Please reserve from one of the Children’s Lesson Programs below
For additional questions please give us a call at  (209) 965-3474 or send an email to info@dodgeridge.com


Please arrive 1 hour prior to your lesson reservation to allow for lesson check-in and instructor assignment. Please note, on weekends and holidays we highly recommend arriving more than 1 hour before your lesson reservation for your check-in convenience. To reserve your Intro to Snow Lesson now, please call (209) 965-3474.

Children’s Programs

Please select a lesson program for your child from the options below. Be sure to review the lesson level descriptions, what to bring for your day at Dodge Ridge and the rescheduling policies.

Intro

Intro to Snow – Ski + Ride Lesson Program (Ages 2-5)
$124

Program Details: Includes a 2 hours of one on one instruction, day pass, rental equipment + helmet
  • 2 hour program, featuring one on one instruction with a caring and qualified instructor.
  • Intro to Snow is always recommended for 2 & 3 year olds or for 4 & 5 year old first timers.
  • Available daily, on the hour, between 9am-2pm. Must call to reserve (209) 965-3474
  • Instruction is customized to pique your child’s interest thru instruction both in the Kid’s Club and outside in the Children’s Learning Area.
  • Intro to Snow – Ski & Ride – 2 hr lessons are available daily starting on the hour. (Lesson Reservation Examples:  9a-11a, 10a-12p,  11a-1p,  etc).
  • When your child is ready to graduate from the Intro to Snow program,  talk to their instructor about the next and best program for their progress.
Reservations are highly recommended prior to your visit!

All prices subject to change without notice. All sales are final.
Same day lesson reservations are not available by phone or online and are only available on a first come first served basis in person from Guest Services in the Family Lodge.

*Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

The following lesson level descriptions are a list skills which will be taught in each specific lesson level.

Level 1 Skier

  • Intro to snow and equipment activities
  • One-ski activities; learn how equipment works
  • Two-ski activities; practice balance & control
  • Introduce pizza (wedge) in skis
  • Practice walking & sidestepping
  • Introduce sliding in skis; balance while in motion
  • Maintain a pizza (wedge) while in motion on skis
  • Practice pizza (wedge) to slow / stop in a straight run
  • Introduction to the Magic Carpet
  • Controlling speed with changing size of pizza (wedge)
  • Introduce turning movements

Level 1 Rider

  • Intro to snow and equipment activities
  • Put on / take off / carry equipment
  • Stand, walk, glide & climb with equipment on
  • Straight glides to a stop
  • Introduction to the Magic Carpet
  • Straight glides to a turn (toe & heel)
  • Traverse in both directions
  • Skidded turn to a stop on toe & heel edge
  • Control speed through falling leaf
  • Introduction to terrain based features

Level 2 Skier

  • Welcome back snow and equipment warm-up exercises
  • Review pizza (wedge) movements; still and in motion
  • Practice balance and maintaining pizza (wedge)
  • Practice controlling speed with changing size of pizza (wedge)
  • Practice turning each direction
  • Practice linking turns
  • Introduce controlling speed with turn shape
  • Introduction to riding beginner chairlift
  • Ready to explore more beginner terrain
  • Introduction to Adventure Zones

Level 2 Rider

  • Welcome back snow and equipment warm-up exercises
  • Review turning, speed control & stopping
  • Varying skidded turn size & turn shape
  • Introduce basic freestyle
  • Linking toe & heel side turns on green terrain
  • Introduce controlling speed with turn shape
  • Introduction to beginner chairlift
  • Get on & off lifts by myself
  • Ready to explore more beginner terrain
  • Introduction to Adventure Zones
All lessons are non-refundable. Lessons can be rescheduled to another date, or cancelled and issued to a resort credit. We do not issue refunds. Lessons are rescheduled or issued a resort credit as outlined below:
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 3+ days prior to the lesson date may be done so without penalty. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Wednesday.)
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 2 days prior to the lesson date may be done so for a $20 fee. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Thursday)
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled the day before the lesson date may be done so for a $60 fee. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Friday)
  • There will be no refunds due to weather or snow conditions or for those who are unwilling to participate in the class.

You must call (209) 965-3474 to reschedule or cancel reservations. All Kids Club 7 – Pack, Progression Pass and Summit Pass Lesson Passholders are subject to these rescheduling, cancellation and non-refundability policies.

Prepare for Your Lesson

  • Get a good night’s rest
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Drink plenty of water to make sure you’re hydrated

What To Remember For Your Day At Dodge Ridge

  • Goggles/Sunglasses – Goggles perform best in all conditions
  • Don’t forget the Sunscreen
  • Water Resistant Jacket, Pants and Gloves
  • Layers for varying weather – Sweatshirt, Long sleeve shirt, base layers, etc
  • Ski/snowboard socks (you’ll enjoy 2 pairs, 1 for your day on the mountain and a 2nd pair for your trip home)


Kinder

Kinder Ski + Ride Lesson Program (Ages 4 – 5)
$174

Program Details: Includes a 5 hour premium lesson program from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
A maximum class ratio of 3 children to 1 instructor, a day pass, rental equipment, helmet, lunch & snacks!
  • A premium 5 hour program designed for the Ski or Ride beginner who excels in a small group setting
  • Highly recommended for 4 & 5 year old, first time Skiers and Riders. Level 1 only
  • Instruction will alternate between our specially designed indoor Kinder Room and on-snow instruction in our Children’s Learning Area.
  • Available on weekends and during holiday periods. Reservations can be made by calling (209) 965-3474
  • When your child is ready to graduate from Kinder Ski+Ride, please talk to the instructor for recommendations on the student’s next steps in skill development.
Reservations are highly recommended prior to your visit!

All prices subject to change without notice. All sales are final.
Same day lesson reservations are not available by phone or online and are only available on a first come first served basis in person from Guest Services in the Family Lodge.

*Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

The following lesson level descriptions are a list skills which will be taught in each specific lesson level.

Level 1 Skier

  • Intro to snow and equipment activities
  • One-ski activities; learn how equipment works
  • Two-ski activities; practice balance & control
  • Introduce pizza (wedge) in skis
  • Practice walking & sidestepping
  • Introduce sliding in skis; balance while in motion
  • Maintain a pizza (wedge) while in motion on skis
  • Practice pizza (wedge) to slow / stop in a straight run
  • Introduction to the Magic Carpet
  • Controlling speed with changing size of pizza (wedge)
  • Introduce turning movements

Level 1 Rider

  • Intro to snow and equipment activities
  • Put on / take off / carry equipment
  • Stand, walk, glide & climb with equipment on
  • Straight glides to a stop
  • Introduction to the Magic Carpet
  • Straight glides to a turn (toe & heel)
  • Traverse in both directions
  • Skidded turn to a stop on toe & heel edge
  • Control speed through falling leaf
  • Introduction to terrain based features

Level 2 Skier

  • Welcome back snow and equipment warm-up exercises
  • Review pizza (wedge) movements; still and in motion
  • Practice balance and maintaining pizza (wedge)
  • Practice controlling speed with changing size of pizza (wedge)
  • Practice turning each direction
  • Practice linking turns
  • Introduce controlling speed with turn shape
  • Introduction to riding beginner chairlift
  • Ready to explore more beginner terrain
  • Introduction to Adventure Zones

Level 2 Rider

  • Welcome back snow and equipment warm-up exercises
  • Review turning, speed control & stopping
  • Varying skidded turn size & turn shape
  • Introduce basic freestyle
  • Linking toe & heel side turns on green terrain
  • Introduce controlling speed with turn shape
  • Introduction to beginner chairlift
  • Get on & off lifts by myself
  • Ready to explore more beginner terrain
  • Introduction to Adventure Zones
All lessons are non-refundable. Lessons can be rescheduled to another date, or cancelled and issued to a resort credit. We do not issue refunds. Lessons are rescheduled or issued a resort credit as outlined below:
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 3+ days prior to the lesson date may be done so without penalty. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Wednesday.)
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 2 days prior to the lesson date may be done so for a $20 fee. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Thursday)
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled the day before the lesson date may be done so for a $60 fee. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Friday)
  • There will be no refunds due to weather or snow conditions or for those who are unwilling to participate in the class.

You must call (209) 965-3474 to reschedule or cancel reservations. All Kids Club 7 – Pack, Progression Pass and Summit Pass Lesson Passholders are subject to these rescheduling, cancellation and non-refundability policies.

Prepare for Your Lesson

  • Get a good night’s rest
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Drink plenty of water to make sure you’re hydrated

What To Remember For Your Day At Dodge Ridge

  • Goggles/Sunglasses – Goggles perform best in all conditions
  • Don’t forget the Sunscreen
  • Water Resistant Jacket, Pants and Gloves
  • Layers for varying weather – Sweatshirt, Long sleeve shirt, base layers, etc
  • Ski/snowboard socks (you’ll enjoy 2 pairs, 1 for your day on the mountain and a 2nd pair for your trip home)


Kids_Club

Kids Club Lesson Programs (Ages 4-12)

Group Lessons for Levels 1 – 6 Offered All Day & Afternoon (PM) Half Day
  • Watch your child progress as they work their way up through levels 1 to 6!
  • Your child will receive an evaluation and suggestions for next steps after each lesson
  • Recommended for children who are ready for skill development in a fun group environment
  • Appropriate class size is important for learning; we arrange classes by age and ability
    • Age Groups & Class Sizes
      • Ages 4 – 5 (Typically 4 – 6 children* per class)
      • Ages 6 – 8 (Typically 6 – 8 children* per class)
      • Ages 9 – 12 (Typically 6 – 8 children* per class)

* We are diligent in maintaining these class sizes, though from time to time we may exceed these numbers due to peak visit days. 

See information below for details and timing on All Day, Afternoon Half Day and Kids Club 7 Pack
Reservations are highly recommended prior to your visit!

All prices subject to change without notice. All sales are final.
Same day lesson reservations are not available by phone or online and are only available on a first come first served basis in person from Guest Services in the Family Lodge.

*Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

$148
All Day Kids Club Group Lesson

  • Available Daily
  • 6 hour lesson
  • Includes: day pass, rental equipment + helmet, lunch & snack
  • Please account for Check-in & Fitting Times to get the best possible experience for your child:
    • All Day Lesson Check-in & Fitting 8:30a (Weekends & Holidays) 9a (Weekdays) please incorporate this detail into your lesson plans
    • All Day Lesson Instruction 9:30a – 3:30p
    • Evaluations & pick ups starting at 3:15p

*Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

Call (209) 965-3474 To Reserve Kids Club Lessons

After clicking the button above to begin your Kids Club lesson reservation, be sure to first select the lesson date desired.

$124
Afternoon Half Day Kids Club Group Lesson

  • Available Daily
  • 2.5 hour lesson
  • Includes: day pass, rental equipment + helmet and snack
    • Please account for Check-in & Fitting Times to get the best possible experience for your child:
      • Half Day Lesson Check-in & Fitting 12p (Weekends & Holidays) 12:30p (Weekdays) please incorporate this detail into your lesson plans
      • Half Day Lesson Instruction 1 – 3:30p
      • Evaluations & pick-ups starting at 3:15p

*Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

Call (209) 965-3474 To Reserve Kids Club Lessons

After clicking the button above to begin your Kids Club lesson reservation, be sure to first select the lesson date desired.

$1,098
Kids Club 7 Pack of Lessons + Unlimited Youth Season Pass

Kids Club Lesson 7 Pack + Unlimited Youth Season Pass
$1,098

Kids Club 7 Pack Includes

  • Unlimited Youth, All-Mountain, Season Pass (Currently $249)
  • 7 Kids Club Lesson Packages – Watch your child progress as they work their way up through levels 1 – 6 (Regularly $1,036)
    • Rental equipment + helmet with each lesson
  • Each Kids Club lesson in the 7 pack Kids can be used for either skiing or snowboarding for the 2017/18 season.
  • Kids Club 7 Pack may only be used by (1) child and may not be used across multiple individuals.
  • It is highly recommend that you make lesson reservations for Kids Club 7 Pack lessons prior to your visit.

Buy Your Kids Club 7 Pack Online

It is recommended that you make Kids Club 7 Pack lesson reservations prior to your visit.

The following describes the skill level of the students entering each lesson level, and a list of skills taught in each specific lesson.

Level 1 Skier

It is my first time or I have tried skiing before but have not yet learned to control my speed either by stopping or by turning.”
  • Put on / take off / carry equipment
  • Stand, walk, glide & climb with equipment on
  • Do a gliding wedge / wedge stop
  • Ride the Magic Carpet
  • Turn in both directions
  • Learning to control speed with turns

Level 2 Skier

“I have learned to stop and make beginner turns most of the time.  Sometimes I accidentally stop when I am trying to turn.  I am ready to start riding the chair.
  • Review turning & stopping
  • Varying wedge size & turn shape
  • Introduce flexion/extension movements
  • Introduction to beginner chairlift
  • Get on & off lifts by myself
  • Comfortable on all green terrain

Level 3 Skier

“I can make turns without stopping and control my speed.  I have been on the chair lift before and can ski any green terrain.
  • Review stance & balance (fore, aft, lateral)
  • Speed control with turn shape & wedge size
  • Increase flexion/extension movements
  • Matched traverse on green/blue slopes
  • Skidding skis at the finish of a turn
  • Introduce a hockey stop/edge sets
  • Introduce blue terrain

Level 4 Skier

“I have started skiing on some blue terrain. My skis are parallel when I ski across the hill and at the end of my turn.  My skis skid a little through the end of the turn.  I have tried to hockey stop.
  • Review speed control through turn shape
  • Review hockey stop/edge sets
  • Review foot / leg steering
  • Matching/parallel skis on green terrain
  • Matching skis at the fall line on blue terrain
  • Comfortable on all blue terrain

Level 5 Skier

“I am comfortable on all blue terrain and I can ski parallel all the time on Green terrain.  On blue terrain my skis are parallel through the middle to end of my turn.  I can hockey stop.
  • Review parallel turning
  • Matching/parallel skis prior to the fall line blue terrain
  • Introduce short turns (upper & lower body separation)
  • Increase skills to better control speed
  • Incorporate pole plant with rhythm & flow
  • Introduce black terrain

Level 6 Skier

“I am comfortable skiing all blue terrain and have started skiing black terrain.  My skis are parallel all the time and I can make turns of different sizes and shapes to control my speed.  My turns have rhythm and I know how to pole plant.
  • Review all turn types on black terrain
  • Ski all conditions powder/steeps/moguls/off-piste
  • Introduce dynamic skiing
  • Explore carving techniques
  • Introduce terrain park (etiquette, rules) straight air, box slides – Helmet Required
The following describes the skill level of the students entering each lesson level, and a list of skills taught in each specific lesson.

Level 1 Rider

It is my first time or I have tried snowboarding before but have not yet learned to control my speed either by stopping or by turning.
  • Equipment familiarization
  • Balance, stance, and posture
  • Stand, walk, glide, and climb with snowboarding equipment
  • Skating (straight glide to a stop on the heal and toe edge)
  • Riding the magic carpet
  • Control speed through falling leaf technique

Level 2 Rider

I have been introduced to snowboarding equipment, learned the proper stance, posture and skating techniques, and have learned how to stop. I am ready to learn how to use a beginner chairlift.
  • Speed control and stopping on both edges in a falling leaf
  • Introduction to beginner chairlift
  • Heel and toe edge traverse to a stop
  • Skidded turns to a stop using heel and toe edge
  • Introduction to linking turns

Level 3 Rider

I can use a beginner chairlift, I can control my speed on both edges in a falling leaf technique, and I am starting to learn how to link my ‘S’ turns.
  • Speed control using various turn sizes, shapes, and terrain
  • Making linked ‘S’ turns smooth and consistent
  • Introduction to beginner freestyle
  • Introduction to blue terrain

Level 4 Rider

I can control my speed using various turn sizes and shapes on varying terrain. I am comfortable on all green terrain and I am starting to link turns smoothly and consistently.
  • Introduction to carved turns
  • Introduction to Independent leg movements in variable terrain
  • Flexion and extension through multiple phases of a turn
  • Exploration of blue terrain
  • Exploration of off-piste (powder) terrain

Level 5 Rider

I can link ‘S’ Turns and control speed consistently on blue terrain.  I am starting to ride switch and am ready to learn short turns, carving, variable terrain, terrain parks, and more dynamic movements.
  • Commanding carved turning
  • Making smooth and consistent turns in off-piste terrain
  • Introduction to beginning terrain park features
  • Introduction to black terrain

Level 6 Rider

I am confident carving on all blue terrain and am starting to ride on blacks. My riding is smooth and consistent in off-piste terrain and in all riding conditions. I am ready to learn to ride steeps, and start learning rails, boxes, and straight airs in the terrain park.
  • Develop skills and confidence on all black terrain
  • Explore safe riding through trees, steeps, and bumps
  • Introduction to intermediate/advanced park features – Helmet Required
All lessons are non-refundable. Lessons can be rescheduled to another date, or cancelled and issued to a resort credit. We do not issue refunds. Lessons are rescheduled or issued a resort credit as outlined below:
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 3+ days prior to the lesson date may be done so without penalty. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Wednesday.)
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 2 days prior to the lesson date may be done so for a $20 fee. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Thursday)
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled the day before the lesson date may be done so for a $60 fee. (ie. Saturday lesson rescheduled or cancelled before 5pm on Friday)
  • There will be no refunds due to weather or snow conditions or for those who are unwilling to participate in the class.

You must call (209) 965-3474 to reschedule or cancel reservations. All Kids Club 7 – Pack, Progression Pass and Summit Pass Lesson Passholders are subject to these rescheduling, cancellation and non-refundability policies.

Prepare for Your Lesson

  • Get a good night’s rest
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Drink plenty of water to make sure you’re hydrated

What To Remember For Your Day At Dodge Ridge

  • Goggles/Sunglasses – Goggles perform best in all conditions
  • Don’t forget the Sunscreen
  • Water Resistant Jacket, Pants and Gloves
  • Layers for varying weather – Sweatshirt, Long sleeve shirt, base layers, etc
  • Ski/snowboard socks (you’ll enjoy 2 pairs, 1 for your day on the mountain and a 2nd pair for your trip home)