A consecutive week lesson program allows a student to pre-register for a set number of weeks of lessons (usually 4, 6 or 8) at the same time, same place and generally with the same instructors and students. Consecutive week lesson students meet at the numbered signs within the Summit SnowSports School meeting areas at Summit West, Summit Central and Alpental. Lessons DO NOT meet at rental shops.

Consecutive week lessons require pre-registration, freeing you up from lesson paperwork each week! Just be sure to check the posted roster each week to see if your instructors changed your class assignment. See Consecutive Week Lessons.

Consecutive week lessons are also known as multi-week lessons.

First check out our Consecutive Week Lesson offerings. They are sorted by age category, and can be filtered by base area within each category of Adult Lessons, Youth Lessons, and Kids Lessons. If you know which program you need, head straight to our SnowSports School online store.

Please remember that lift tickets or season passes and rentals are an additional cost.

We do not guarantee group sizes. 

  • We make every effort to maintain group sizes in line with industry norms; however, every participant comes with a different set of needs and every coach comes with a different skill set.
  • We will do what we can to ensure that there is a good fit for the group and coach to help create a highly successful learning partnership. From time to time this will mean that you may be in a larger than average group.

Participants are assigned to groups according to their ability level and age based on the information we receive from the registration forms. 

  • Please ensure that the information you have provided us, especially about your child, is as accurate as possible so that we have the best chance of a good fit from day 1. 
  • It is normal for groups to be rearranged during the first couple of weeks of programs.  We try our best to limit switching groups, but it is not always avoidable.  
  • A participant’s assigned group number may be found each week on a posted list in the program’s meeting area.  This group number corresponds with a numbered sign where the participant will meet their coach at the start of each session.  
  • Please check each participant’s class assignment prior to meeting the coach each week.
  • You may request to be in the same group as a friend of the same discipline, age and ability level by filling out the “Please put me in the same group with” section of the registration form. We will try to accommodate reasonable requests; however there is no guarantee that you will be in a group with someone you requested.

Program details vary, when you register for a CWL make sure you sign up for the correct program.

  • Double check the location of the program (Alpental, Summit West, Summit Central or Summit East).
  • Confirm the specific name of the program.
  • Participants must be at the required age of the program before Jan 1.
  • Confirm the participant’s discipline - ski, snowboard, telemark or Nordic.
  • Review ability levels offered, not all programs accept all ability levels.  Please refer to the Ability Levels link on the website, or call us if you have questions about ability levels.
  • Confirm the start and finish times.
  • Confirm the duration of each CWL these vary by program, base area, age group, etc.

We will communicate with CWL program participants via:

Please be sure to check these communication channels for updates prior to coming up to the mountain.

  • In order to get on the waitlist of a closed program you must download, print and fill out a CWL registration form.  
    • Mail the form to our office:
      Summit SnowSports School
      PO 1068
      Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068.
  • Once we receive your registration form and confirm that it is complete, we will add you to the waitlist.
  • If a place becomes available we will notify you.
  • Note: you can simultaneously register for a different program, date or time while you are on the waitlist for your first choice.
    • For example, if you would like sign up for a Saturday program but it is waitlisted then you can ask for that to be your first choice, register for Sunday as your second choice.  If a place comes available on Saturday then we will put you in, if not, then you are committed to Sunday.

The Summit SnowSports School will fill each program on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • If a program has reached capacity, registration for that program will be closed.
  • Participants wishing to register for a closed program will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Additional participants will be placed into the program from the waiting list as space becomes available. 
  • Different programs and situations determine how our coaches are distributed.  For the most part we try to maintain consistency throughout the program; however, we do not guarantee that you will get the same coach each week.
  • Also, certain programs are designed so that the participants and coaches will change regularly throughout the season.

YES. For our First Class program at Summit West you must reserve your lesson online.

Our Triple Play beginner package at Summit Central is available for walk-ups only, no advanced reservations. You can check in and register at our rental shop at Summit Central.

At Summit Central we recommend starting your registration process at least one hour before desired lesson start time (please allow more time on busier days). Students participating in day 2 lessons, and anyone other than first-time beginners, meet for lessons at 1:30pm ONLY at Summit Central.

1 - 1.5 hours in advance of lesson time at Summit Central

15 - 30 minutes in advance of First Class lesson time at Summit West

Please allow even more time on Weekends and Holidays.

You cannot participate in the First Class program if you can already ride the chair and are able to link turns.

First Class beginner package at Summit West is for first time beginner skiers and snowboarders only. If you have some experience on the slopes already, try our Triple Play Lesson Package at Summit Central, our Consecutive Week Lessons, or Private Lessons.

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended.

Private Lessons are very popular and do reach capacity before reservation deadlines. For more information check the Private Lessons page or call 425-434-6748.

  • Summit West - Summit SnowSports School counter in Welcome Center Building (main rental shop).
  • Summit Central - Monday thru Thursday: 3rd Floor Rental Shop; Friday thru Sunday & Holidays: Private lesson window next to lift ticket windows on the plaza.
  • Alpental - Summit SnowSports School office, 2nd floor of Denny Mtn Lodge.
  • Nordic Center – Nordic Rental Shop

Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended.

Reservations are strongly recommended as kids lessons do sell out. Avoid disappointment by placing reservations as far in advance as possible. Reservations can be made online with 36 hours advance notice, by phone with 36 hours advance notice, or on operating days only, in person at Kid’s Club or Kid’s Corral.

Register online in advance to take advantage of our lowest prices.


However, there are plenty of lesson opportunities for children 3 and up. Expose them early to our beautiful mountain environment and the joy of snowsports!


Three year olds can participate in Alpentykes multi-week lesson. Please be aware, Alpentykes fills up extremely fast. If your child did not get into Alpentykes, we recommend private lessons.


Half day kids lessons do not include lunch, but do include refreshments on breaks.

Consecutive Week Programs do not include lunch. Remember to provide a bag lunch for Alpentykes at Alpental.

First Class beginner lesson participants may pre-purchase a box lunch that will be ready for them when they break for lunch. Click here for details.

If you are using your own equipment, please make sure that it is all in good working condition before arriving for your first session at the mountain. It is a parental responsibility to make sure a child's equipment fits properly and to determine the equipment is in proper working order. Practice putting the equipment on your child at home so your child is familiar with its use. Be sure to label all equipment including gloves (mittens) and goggles.

You or your child should dress in layers and you should be sure to label all your child's clothing. Be prepared for changes in the weather! Warm, dry clothing for the ride home is also a good idea!

Clothing Checklist:

  • Warm waterproof pants or bibs.
  • Warm waterproof jacket.
  • Long (to upper calf), thermal or wool socks
  • Long underwear
  • Turtle neck (poly/cotton blend)
  • Sweater (wool or fleece)
  • Wool or fleece hat.
  • Gloves or mittens (mittens are warmer) - 2 pair in case one goes missing
  • Rain gear
  • Goggles (make sure that they fit or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen /lip balm

WARNING!  Wearing all these items on a warmer day may cause extreme overheating…use your judgement to decide what is too hot to wear.

Check out our Conditions Page for info, or visit WSDOT I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, or dial 511 on your mobile device.

You can also call our Snow Phone for snow and weather conditions at The Summit.

The Summit at Snoqualmie is a mountain environment. The Summit highly recommends you carry chains in your vehicle in the winter and fit your vehicle with snow tires. Conditions can change at any moment and the WSDOT often requires chains on two wheel drive vehicles when new snow falls. We also recommend all winter sports enthusiasts practice installing chains on their vehicle at a warm, dry, and level location before winter arrives. Click here to see current road conditions and get more information about travel over Snoqualmie Pass.


Sleds are not allowed anywhere on the premises due to safety concerns.

If you're interested in sliding on the snow, please check our Tubing Center which offers lift-served tubing and rentals.  While The Summit does not allow sledding, several local sno-parks do. Click here for more information.

Check out our Tubing Center, go tubing and have a blast!

You can also go sledding at the John Wayne Trail/Hyak SnoPark.