Alta ski instructor instructs a group of beginner skiers at Alta Ski Area

Beginner & Novice
Class Lessons

Have fun learning the skills to ski green slopes. Class Lessons are available daily from 1:30–4pm.

Control and confidence.

Please meet on the snow at the Albion base area at 1:15pm to meet your instructor and your new skiing friends joining you for the lesson. Maximum of seven skiers per group. We do not accept reservations for Adult Class Lessons.


Single Lesson: $150

Book of Three Lessons: $375

Choose Your Skill Level:

Skill Class 1

  • Have fun learning how to glide, change directions, use surface tows and a conveyor lift.
  • Lift use is complimentary during Skill Class 1.
  • The average adult takes one or two Skill Class 1 sessions before moving on to Skill Class 2.

Skill Class 2

  • Develop your control and confidence with turns for speed control and maneuverability. Ride a chairlift! Lift use is complimentary during Skill Class 2.
  • The average adult takes one or two Skill Class 2 sessions before moving on to Skill Class 3.

Skill Class 3

  • Take your turning skills up the mountain to access the green runs in the beautiful Albion Basin. This phase of learning to ski can be incredibly exciting as you relax, experience the sensations of rhythm and move about much more freely on your skis. Careful, after Skill Class 3 you will identify yourself as an Alta skier!
  • Purchase or possession of a Beginner Area Lift Ticket is required for Skill Class 3.
  • The average adult takes two or three Skill Class 3 sessions before moving on to Intermediate Skiing in Skill Zone 4.


Feel like you might be able to move along faster than most beginning skiers due to prior athletic experience? Or feel like you might want an easier-going personal approach? Beginner and Novice Private Lessons are catered and paced to your capabilities, physical fitness and confidence level.

Call or email the Alf Engen Ski School at 801.799.2271 or for more info and to reserve your Beginner Private Lesson.

Book a Private Lesson

Brand new to skiing? Sign up for our Adult Learn-To-Ski Program—a discounted four-week program for adult first-time skiers on Friday afternoons.