Group Lessons, ages 15 and above
Pico Mountain's Group Lessons are specially formatted to place guests with similar ability levels together, ensuring the maximum benefit for each student.
All group lessons are 1.5 hours and meet at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday, and every day during peak periods.
Adult Group Lesson Details:
- For all ability levels. If it is your first time skiing or riding, please check out our Learn To Ski & Ride program.
- The program includes a 1.5 hour lesson only.
- Lift ticket required.
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for ticketing and equipment
Reservations are recommended for Group Lessons, please call 866-233-1195. All rates are subject to change without notice.
*Peak Periods: 12/24 - 12/31/12; 1/19 - 1/20/13; 2/16 - 2/22/13
What Level Skier / Rider Are You?
Pico matches you with the right class by first asking you to classify yourself into one of four categories. Once on the mountain, our instructors we will help you determine the best level within that category in order to maximize your learning experience.
- First time on skies or snowboard
- First time on a chairlift
- Will be learning to glide, turn and stop
- Can link turns together, control speed and stop on Easier trails (Green Circle)
- Can ride a chairlift independently
- Can make different size turns on Easier trails (Green Circle)
- Working toward becoming a more comfortable and relaxed skier or rider
- Starting to venture onto some More Difficult trails (Blue Square)
- Continuing to develop turn shapes and sizes and building confidence
- Increased, controlled speed is helping to maintain a smoother flow of skiing and riding
- Skis or rides on a variety of More Difficult trails (Blue Square) and some Most Difficult trails (Black Diamond)
- Starting to carve turns and use the skis or board as a tool
- Developing more dynamic skills and style
- Interested in skiing and riding on steeper trails, carving more precise turns, flat ground freestyle maneuvers and an introduction to terrain parks
- Enjoys the satisfaction of skiing and riding “hard” and is searching for more interesting lines of descent, rather than simpler ones
- Using terrain for fun, but when bumps get bigger, technique may suffer proportionately
- Focusing on making quicker turns
- Skiing and riding pace is becoming more intense, powerful and efficient
- Maintaining control on all terrain in varying conditions has become a key goal
- Wants to become more comfortable skiing and riding in moguls and increasingly challenging conditions
- Wants to be a more versatile skier or rider and refine existing skills
- Skiing and riding on Most Difficult trails (Black Diamond), but may explore other terrain choices like Extremely Difficult trails (Double Black Diamond), tree skiing areas and different kinds of freestyle terrain, including terrain parks and pipes
- Instruction is fast-paced, challenging and geared to very accomplished skiers and riders