Everything you need to know!

Introducing newcomers to Skiing + Riding.

First Time to the Mountain

  1. Wake up and get excited! Skiing and snowboarding is about to change your life!
  2. Fuel up before hitting the slopes! Fluids and a bite to eat will keep your energy levels up.
  3. Stretch your body and mind. Loosen up, we’re going to have a good time and you’ll be working out.
  4. Water is important throughout the day, you might not be sweating but cold weather dehydrates us quickly.

Gearing Up

  1. Call our snowphone (209) 536-5300 to listen to the weather (or check online here). 20 degrees is a different outfit than 50 degrees.
  2. Organize your clothes and gear the night before.
  3. Water resistant jackets, pants and gloves.
  4. Proper layering starts with good thermals (base layers) that keep you warm and wick away moisture. Avoid cotton if possible. Include lighter layers under jackets in case of warmer weather.
  5. Don’t forget the Sunscreen.
  6. Goggles or Sunglasses for sunny days and Goggles for snowy days.
  7. Take care of your feet, they are an important tool. We recommend bringing 2 pairs of socks, 1 for your day on the mountain and 1 for your drive home. Avoid cotton if possible.
  8. Helmets are just as warm as a hat and they come free with your rental package purchase.

First Time Renting Equipment

  1. Be early. It takes time to fit the right equipment for each person.
  2. Measure your height, weight and shoe size. We’re not judging and it will get you on the right gear!
  3. Helmets are included with each rental package purchase

First Lesson

  1. Give yourself time. Walking in the snow with skis and snowboards in your hands adds a few minutes to your stroll.
  2. Don’t be shy. Introduce yourself, tell the instructor what they need to know to make your day the best ever!
  3. Laugh and stay positive, remember this is fun!
  4. I’ll start your lesson now… bend your knees.

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