On-Snow Lessons

Mini Mountain offers on-snow group lessons up at the Summit at Snoqualmie. They are classes, once a week for students who will have skied in our indoor programs or have previous on-snow experience.  The levels of our students range from beginners to recreational racing.


 Fridays 5-6:30, Saturdays and Sundays  10 AM – Noon and 1-3 PM
   Starting January 5th 2018 for Six Weeks



Mini Mountain On-Snow Ski  School is located at the Summit of Snoqualmie, a 45 minute drive east of Seattle on i-90.

Level 1

4 to 5 yr olds

6 to 7 yr olds

7 to 13 yr olds

14 to adult


  • Maximum 3  students per class
  • Prerequisites: Ten indoor lessons for 4 to 5 yr olds
  • Five indoor lessons all other age groups

Levels 2 & 3

4 -5 yr olds


  • Maximum 3 students per class

Ages 5 and up


  • Maximum 3 students per class

Levels 4-5 & 6-9

Ages 6 & up


  • Maximum 7 students per class

What Level Are You?

  • Level One

    Skiers are first time skiers who have never skied on snow before but have had Indoor Mini Mountain lessons.

  • Level Two

    Skiers are cautious novices who are able to do a “snow plow” (wedge) turn both ways and are able to stop, but linking turns smoothly may be difficult.

  • Level Three

    Skiers are confident novices who are able to stop and make round snow plow turns on easy beginner trails.

  • Level Four

    Skiers are cautious intermediate skiers who can link turns but still prefer moderate speed. Level Four skiers ski in a small wedge and their skis may be parallel at the end of the turn on easy trails. Level Four is a transition level in which skiers will begin to ski more blue, intermediate, runs.

  • Level Five

    Skiers are intermediates who are confident on easy blue runs and ski mostly parallel but may at times use the wedge to begin a turn or to stop. Level Five skiers may be cautious on intermediate trails that are slightly steep or icy.

  • Level Six

    Skiers confidently make parallel turns on blue runs but do not ski many advanced trails. Level Six skiers use their poles to time turns. A Level Six skier is interested in learning to ski better on more challenging terrain.

  • Level Seven

    Skiers ski controlled parallel turns and can ski very well on blue trails. Level Seven skiers can control their speed and rhythm on intermediate trails, but they are looking to ski on challenging trails with better style. Level Seven skiers can adjust the size and length of their turns and are learning to ski on a variety of different types of snow and terrain.

  • Level Eight

    Skiers ski with good technique on all terrain and snow conditions. Level Eight skiers are able to ski black diamond trails with confidence using carved turns.

  • Level Nine

    Skiers enjoy the challenge of difficult ski trails and ski moguls, steeps, and other black diamond terrain.