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SnowSports Academy

We offer downhill skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ages and abilities. Our instructors are some of the best in the Midwest and use proven teaching techniques to help students learn these fun and challenging winter sports.

Choose from group lessons and private or semi-private lessons, based on your needs and preference. Students are evaluated on the first day and separated into groups by age and ability. All lessons include lift ticket. Optional equipment rental is available for $10.

Registration for lessons open between Nov. 1 and Nov. 11.

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The Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek features rope and handle tow lifts, several runs and a terrain park with jumps and rails. Adult and children's ski and snowboard lessons are offered, along with convenient equipment rental.


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Recognized as one of the finest snowsports schools, the ski area at Hyland Hills offers programs and lessons for every level of skier or rider. Hyland features chair lifts, rope tows, conveyor lifts, a progressive terrain park and nine runs.


Private and Semi-private Instruction
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, personal instruction allows you to learn at your own pace and realize your goals. Our professional instructors focus on making you a better skier or snowboarder in a fun, relaxed environment. Lift ticket and rental are not included. Scheduling is based on instructor availability. Call 763.694.7800 ext. 2 for Hyland HillsĀ and 763.694.2050 for Elm Creek.