Private Lessons
Have your own instructor teach you how to ski or snowboard

Private Lessons

  • Have your own instructor teach you how to ski or snowboard


Experience all Big Sky has to offer with personalized instruction from a pro.

Whether you are learning the basics or mastering new terrain, a private lesson offers a customizable experience to match your goals.  Full day lessons are recommended for maximum results. Reservations are recommended and often required.  Private Lesson pricing allows up to 2 participants of the same age group. For each additional person there is a charge of $25 for half day lessons and $35 for full day lessons. 

Please note that Big Sky Resort offers lessons based in two different meeting spots: Mountain Village and Madison Base. Offerings differ between the two locations, so please note at which location you have booked your lesson.

Lift tickets are required during lessons. Children 6 and under always ski free. Students 7 and older need to purchase a lift ticket in addition to the lesson. For students 7-14 a discounted lift ticket can be purchased for $49 online at the time of purchase or in the office at check-in. Lessons are non-transferable. Price does not include lift ticket. Rates and tax are subject to change.

Regular season includes December 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020, and February 8 - March 31, 2020.
Value season includes November 28 - December 21, 2019, January 5 - February 7, 2020, and April 1 - 19, 2020.

Please add 3% to all rates. Rates and taxes are subject to change.

Everett's 8800 First Tracks

Be the first up the mountain with this exclusive, guided experience. First Tracks & Everett's Breakfast is your chance to start your day in style.

  • Lessons
  • Available at Mountain Village
    Mountain Village
  • Available at Madison Base
    Madison Base
  • Full Day Timing
    Full Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Half Day Timing
    Half Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:15 - 4:15 PM

Adult and Child Lesson Rates

Save 3% by booking online. 3 days required to book online in advance. To book within 3 days, contact the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Full Day $795 $835
Half Day $520 $550

  • Available at Mountain Village
    Mountain Village
  • Available at Madison Base
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    Full Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Family Private Lesson

Reservations required, not available for purchase online.  Please call the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062 to make reservations.

Looking for family time?  Spend time together by taking a Family Private Lesson.  Your instructor will have techniques to help all members of your family improve their skills.  Full day lesson only. Reservations are recommended and often required.  This lesson is geared towards families that have skiing experience.  We advise that first time skiers or riders learn with their respective age groups as learning styles differ between age groups. 

Product Value Season Regular Season
Full Day Lesson $900 $945
  • Available in Mountain Village
    Mountain Village
  • Available in Madison Base
    Madison Base
  • Half Day Timing
    Half Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:15 - 4:15 PM

Telemark Skiing Private Lesson

Reservations required, not available for purchase online.  Please call the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062 to make reservations.

Available for all ability levels.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Half Day Morning Lesson $520 $550
  • Available in Mountain Village
    Mountain Village
  • Available in Madison Base
    Madison Base
  • Half Day Timing
    Half Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:15 - 4:15 PM

Freestyle Private Lesson

Reservations required, not available for purchase online.  Please call the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062 to make reservations.

Available for all ability levels. Reservations required.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Half Day Lesson $520 $550
  • Available at Mountain Village
    Mountain Village
  • Available at Madison Base
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    45-minute sessions from 9:00 - 9:45 AM or 12:15 - 1:00 PM

Small Fry Try

Skiers 2-4 years old and snowboarders 5-7 years old.

Reservations required, not available for purchase online.  Please call the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062 to make reservations.

Get your child off to the right start. This lesson is perfect for the little ones who do well with one on one attention. The shorter time is ideal to introduce the student to the sport of skiing or snowboarding in a fun and engaging way.

Product Value Season Regular Season
45 Minutes $110 $115