Detroit Mountain Recreational Area uses purpose-built snow features to help assist guests by naturally controlling their speed when first learning to ski and snowboard.
The terrain keeps first timers speed in check and provides a FUN, safe and controlled environment to learn. Guests focus on going instead of stopping which equals an amazing guest experience!
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
This is your traditional group lesson for all ages. This lesson gives you exclusive access to our Terrain Based Learning area where we can teach skiing and snowboarding in a safe environment. We build the skills needed to safely learn to turn and control yourself without the constant need to stop. We try to keep the instructor to student ratio at 1:5 but based upon capacity this may be a little higher or lower based upon demand.Click here to book a Group Lesson
Small fry lessons
Under 5 Years Old
Saturdays and Holidays 11:45 a.m.
Sundays 12:45 p.m.
This is a lesson geared toward your ambitious young one that wants to take part in the fun winter has to offer. To share in the excitement, we encourage you watch your loved one from our special viewing area. Upon request we can give you the opportunity to take some closer photos and or video of your young ones.
Click here to book a small fry lesson
S-Camp Kids Program
5-12 years old
Morning Session 9:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00pm – 4:00pm
All Day S-Camp is available during winter break and holidays
Afternoon Only 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join the ever-growing group of young skiers and snowboarders learning to ski and ride in our specially designed for fun and skill building learning area. Our S-Camp sessions provide a fun and unique twist on the traditional boring old way of learning. Like all of our lesson programs, the S-Camp program allows new snowsport enthusiasts exclusive use of our learning features. This program provides a much more in-depth learning process giving new and returning skiers and snowboarders the ability to expand their potential each and every time they take part in our S-Camp lesson.
Our day begins with Check-in between 8:30 and 8:55 for the morning session and 12:30 to 12:55 for our afternoon session. Drop-off/check-in will take place in the main lodge at our Snowsports desk.
This program will use a variety of learning techniques to provide an active way of learning difficult skills through fun and active play and new ranges of motion. (This may or may not include non-snow based skill sets) Each S-Camp participant will receive a snack and warm beverage during the session.
S-Camp Price $129.00 Includes lift and Rental *Discounts for Season Pass holders
Pre-booking is required – walk ups not guaranteed.Click here to book a S-Camp
Private Lessons – 1 Hour
Add a Friend for $40
Ready to take your skills to that next level or want a more private setting for your first learning experience. This lesson gives you the flexibility to schedule your 1 hour lesson time virtually anytime Detroit Mountain is open. Lessons will be paced upon your individual needs. Contact 72 hours in advance to book, booking not available online must call 218-844-7669.