Get ready to have fun!

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.

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 nonrefundable but 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 to an internal resort credit as outlined below:
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled in advance of 48 hours of the lesson date no rescheduling fee will be charged.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 48 hours prior to the lesson a $15 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests to be received by 1p two days prior to lesson date.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours prior to the lesson a $30 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests to be received by 1p the day prior to the lesson.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled after 1p the day prior or the day of the lesson or when participants are no shows the full amount of the lesson will be charged.
  • There will be no refunds due to weather or snow conditions or for those who are unwilling to participate in the class.

Passholders kindly note all Season Long Kids Club, Progression and Summit Passholders are subject to the lesson cancellation rescheduling policy.

Items to Remember for your day at Dodge Ridge

  • Goggles/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Snow pants
  • Jacket
  • Ski/snowboard socks (you’ll enjoy 2 pairs, 1 for your day on the mountain and a 2nd dry 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.

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 nonrefundable but 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 to an internal resort credit as outlined below:
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled in advance of 48 hours of the lesson date no rescheduling fee will be charged.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 48 hours prior to the lesson a $15 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests to be received by 1p two days prior to lesson date.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours prior to the lesson a $30 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests to be received by 1p the day prior to the lesson.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled after 1p the day prior or the day of the lesson or when participants are no shows the full amount of the lesson will be charged.
  • There will be no refunds due to weather or snow conditions or for those who are unwilling to participate in the class.

Passholders kindly note all Season Long Kids Club, Progression and Summit Passholders are subject to the lesson cancellation rescheduling policy.

Items to Remember for your day at Dodge Ridge

  • Goggles/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Snow pants
  • Jacket
  • Ski/snowboard socks (you’ll enjoy 2 pairs, 1 for your day on the mountain and a 2nd dry 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.

$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

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

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 7 Pack Includes
    • 7 Kids Club Lesson Packages – Watch your child progress as they work their way up through levels 1 – 6 during the 2017/18 Season.
      • Rental equipment + helmet with each lesson
    • Unlimited Youth, All-Mountain, Season Pass
      • Current 2017/18 Youth Season Passholders can upgrade to Kids Club 7 Pack using the value of their original youth pass purchase
    • All 2017/18 Season Passholder Perks
    • Each Kids Club lesson in the 7 pack can be used for either skiing or snowboarding during 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 lesson level descriptions are a list skills which will be taught in each specific lesson level.

Level 1 Skier

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 lesson level descriptions are a list skills which will be taught in each specific lesson level.
Level 1 Rider
  • Put on / take off / carry equipment
  • Stand, walk, glide & climb with equipment on
  • 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

Level 2 Rider

  • Review turning, speed control & stopping
  • Varying skidded turn size & turn shape
  • Introduction to beginner chairlift
  • Get on & off lifts by myself
  • Introduce basic freestyle
  • Linking toe & heel side turns on green terrain

Level 3 Rider

  • Review stance (foot to foot, edge to edge)
  • Increase up & down movements
  • Varying skidded turn shapes & sizes
  • Introduce/review pedal pressure (board twist)
  • Review rotation
  • Introduce blue terrain

Level 4 Rider

  • Review speed control through turn shape (S, C, J turns)
  • Can stop with an edge set
  • Introduce carving
  • Introduce riding switch – SPS
  • Flat land freestyle
  • Controlled turns on blue terrain

Level 5 Rider

  • Review carving
  • Review switch
  • Introduce short turns, steeps & bumps
  • Explore more freestyle
  • Terrain Park (Smart Style) – Helmet Required
  • Introduce black terrain

Level 6 Rider

  • Review all turn types on black terrain
  • Ride all conditions powder/steeps/off-piste / bumps
  • Explore carving techniques
  • Park progression: box/rail slides, straight air, upright tricks & grabs – Helmet Required
All lessons are nonrefundable but 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 to an internal resort credit as outlined below:
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled in advance of 48 hours of the lesson date no rescheduling fee will be charged.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 48 hours prior to the lesson a $15 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests to be received by 1p two days prior to lesson date.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours prior to the lesson a $30 rescheduling fee will be charged. Requests to be received by 1p the day prior to the lesson.
  • Lessons rescheduled or cancelled after 1p the day prior or the day of the lesson or when participants are no shows the full amount of the lesson will be charged.
  • There will be no refunds due to weather or snow conditions or for those who are unwilling to participate in the class.

Passholders kindly note all Season Long Kids Club, Progression and Summit Passholders are subject to the lesson cancellation rescheduling policy.

Items to Remember for your day at Dodge Ridge

  • Goggles/sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Snow pants
  • Jacket
  • Ski/snowboard socks (you’ll enjoy 2 pairs, 1 for your day on the mountain and a 2nd dry pair for your trip home)