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This guide provides comprehensive instructions describing how to make your first time at Boreal Mountain Resort a pleasant experience. Learn how to plan, execute and enjoy your first day on the mountain. We have divided it into four main parts: preparation, arrival, boot & helmet fitting and safety.


Recognized as one of the country’s best beginner programs , this pre-paid package automatically enrolls you into the Take 3, Ride FREE program and includes (3) Single Day Half Day Lesson Packages and a FREE 2016-17 Season Pass on your fourth visit! Plus, program graduates are eligible for a Woodward Tahoe 2016-17 Bunker Pass at the incredibly discounted rate of only $99. No blackout dates! Buy online now for best deals. Ages 4+, must enroll in program to receive benefit.



A trip to the mountains involves some planning. The preparation section will answer many questions you may have from "what do I wear" to "do I need snow chains?"


Once you arrive, where do you go? How do you buy tickets and lessons? The arrival section will answer these questions plus many more that you may have about your first experience skiing or snowboarding.

Boot & Helmet Fitting

If you have never worn ski/snowboard boots or a helmet, Boreal Mountain Resort has provided guidelines for you to review. Also, please allow a sufficient amount of time prior to lesson or lift access to ensure a great fit just for you!

Skiing & Snowboarding Safety

It is recommended that you educate yourself on the Skier/Snowboarder Responsibility Code and Park Smart.

Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or an interpreter, will be made upon receiving a request 72-hour prior to the lesson date. Reservations are based on the availability of a qualified instructor and may not be available for immediate requests. For more information please call (530) 426-3666 EXT 33288, 33188 or 33225. BRC Snowsports School can provide lessons for guests with adaptive needs including cognitive and physical disabilities. We also recommend the programs available at DSUSA at Alpine Meadows.