Learn & Earn


Learn & Earn

Year One:

Learn & Earn is an exclusive award-winning offer for the never-evers who want to learn to ski or snowboard for a great deal! Adults and children ages 4+ who have never skied or snowboarded before can sign up for the program, complete the three all-day lessons and earn a season pass for the remainder of the ski season.

Year 1 of the Learn & Earn program includes:

  • Three Lessons
  • Seasonal Rental Package
  • Season Pass after instruction

$799 | Sign Up Now

How It Works

  • After purchase, pick up your gear at Snowbasin Resort ahead of the 2024-25 season. You can not schedule your first lesson until your equipment is picked up. We are open daily during winter operations until April 28. Afterwards, we are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. starting in June. For children, it is recommended to pick up equipment in the late summer or fall to account for any sizing changes. 
  • You can reserve lessons starting in mid-November, only if you have picked up your equipment.  Early season inventory is limited as the mountain has limited terrain. Additional space may be added as terrain continues to open.
  • Lessons are done in a group setting. There is an option to upgrade to a private lesson. To do this, call 801-620-1015.
  • Complete the three all-day lessons from 10am-3pm for Ages 13+ or from 9:30-3pm for 4-12-year-olds for a total of 15 hours of instruction. Earn your season pass for the remainder of the 2024-25 season, after completion of the three lessons.
  • Practice your skills for the rest of the season on your season-long rental equipment. Take one additional lesson at a discounted rate throughout the season.
  • Register for Year 2 - Learn, Earn & Return to keep your gear and receive more exclusive Learn & Earn Program benefits for the following season!
Additional Information
  • People who are not first-time skiers or snowboarders are NOT eligible for this product. Anyone who has previously held a Snowbasin Resort season pass is not eligible for this product.
  • Completing all three lessons in Year 1 of the Learn & Earn Program grants you access to great deals the next two years with Year 2 - Learn, Earn & Return and Year 3 - Learn & Earn Graduates.
  • Only those who complete all three lessons of Year 1 are eligible for Year 2 and only participants of Year 2 are eligible for Year 3.
  • All three lessons in Year 1 must be completed in one season to receive a season pass.
  • The season pass is only valid for the remainder of the 2024-25 season with no blackout dates and cannot be activated prior to the completion of the three lessons. Non-transferable. Non-refundable.

For more information about the Learn & Earn Program, please call 801-620-1000.
Any information shown above may be modified at Snowbasin Resort’s discretion.

 2024-25 Learn & Earn Wavier: If you purchase over the phone, please complete the online waiver. Click here

Split your purchase into two easy payments with no additional fees or credit check required. Payment plans are only available through purchases made online. Your card will automatically be charged on the following dates:

1/2 Down Payment  •  1/2 on July 31 

You must pay in full before picking up your equipment for the coming season.

Who qualifies for this program?

Adults and children ages 4+ who have never skied or snowboarded before.

What gear is included in the rental package?

All packages include skis/snowboard, boots, bindings and poles.

When can I pick up my gear and where?

  • For guests who've chosen to pay in full, gear pickup for the 2024-25 Season is happening now in the Grizzly Center, Saturdays from 9am – 4pm & Sundays from 9am – 6pm.
  • For guests who've chosen to pay in payments, gear pickup for the 2024-25 Season begins after your final payment on July 31st has been paid.
  • Gear must be picked up by November 1, 2024. We cannot guarantee gear availability after this date. For gear picked up after this date, a late pick-up fee of $50 will be added.

When do I need to return my gear?

Rental gear is due at end of the winter season by April 30th - This step can be avoided by purchasing Learn, Earn & Return, the second year of this program.

When do I receive my season pass?

You'll receive your season pass when you pick up your rental gear, but it will not be active until you've completed all three lessons. 

What does my season pass include?

Full access to the resort with no blackout dates. Your season pass does not include Premier Pass perks.

What should I wear?

Layered clothing, gloves, goggles and a helmet (helmets are required). Start with a base layer of thermal underwear (shirt and leggings). On top of your thermal base layer, you may want a fleece layer for insulation. Finally, a waterproof exterior layer (shell pants and jacket) will ensure staying dry and comfortable all day. Don't forget sunscreen to top it off!

When can I sign up for my Learn & Earn lessons?

Year 1 Learn & Earn participants can reserve lessons starting November 15 and Year 2 and 3 participants can sign up beginning January 5, 2025. Early season inventory is limited as the mountain has limited terrain. Additional space may be added as terrain continues to open.

Can I upgrade my lesson to a private lesson?

Yes, you can switch to a private lesson for an additional cost. To do this, call 801-620-1015.

Does the payment plan do a credit check or add fees? How does it work?

No, the payment plan divides your purchase equally into two transactions. It will automatically charge your credit card at the time of purchase and again on July 31st. However, you must pay in full before picking up your equipment for the coming season. 

Lessons are now available to reserve online. We cannot accept walk-ups. On the day of your lesson, plan on arriving at Snowbasin Resort an hour before your scheduled time to give yourself enough time to check in. The youth lessons begin at 9:30, and adult lessons begin at 10:00am. All lessons end at 3:00pm.

There is plenty of free parking at Snowbasin Resort. Upon arriving, you will be guided to the closest available parking spot. Head to the convenient shuttle that picks up at the entrance/exit of each parking lot at the “Shuttle Stop” sign. The shuttle will drop you off at Earl’s Plaza.

After getting off the shuttle, you will see two buildings, Earl’s Lodge and the Grizzly Center. The building on the right (when you are looking at the mountain) is the Grizzly Center, where the retail shop, rental shop and Learning Center are located. Please check in at the outdoor podium in front of the Learning Center no less than 15 minutes prior to your lesson start time. For Year 1 learners, your pass will be turned on for the day of your lesson only.  It will automatically become your season pass after the completion of your third lesson. Year 2 and 3 learners' passes will be active on the first day of operations.

You will meet your instructor in the Meadow outside the front doors of the Learning Center. You will be in your lesson until 3:00pm. Adult lessons will have a break for lunch, which can be purchased in any of our three lodges. Youth lessons include lunch, which will be served in the Learning Center around 12:00pm. Year 1 lessons will usually start in the Meadow area and then move on to the Grizzly Magic Carpet and the Wildflower Magic Carpet.

Professional instruction is the fastest way to get real enjoyment out of the sport. Your instructor will teach you everything you need to know to start your lifelong passion for skiing or snowboarding. You will learn basic information about your equipment, including how to put it on and take it off, how to carry it and how to walk in it. You will learn how to ride a lift up the hill, how to turn left and right and how to stop. You will also learn about trail signs, the Responsibility Code and Snowbasin’s mountain safety protocols. Avoid the confusion and frustration of trying to teach yourself or having an unqualified friend or family member attempt to teach you, and have a great first experience!

For the average person, it usually takes three lessons to feel comfortable and be able to control your speed on intermediate terrain. Your first lesson helps you learn to keep your balance and get familiar with sliding while staying on your feet. The first lesson is mostly spent in the Meadow next to the Grizzly Center, and on the Grizzly Carpet at the top of the Littlecat Lift. A second lesson makes the transition to intermediate terrain and the third lesson gets you comfortable and confident on intermediate terrain. After these lessons, you will be hooked on your new lifelong sport! Practice your new skills on your own and return for another lesson once you are ready to progress to the next step.