Private snowboarding lessons for 5-6-year-old children
30 minutes long first-time snowboarding lesson is good way to get the first experience of this fascinating hobby. Within that time the little ones will take their first steps on snow, learn about balance, and discover the sensation of sliding on snow on very easy gentle slope. We want that child is having happy experience on snow at the first lesson(s) without getting too tired.
In case the child gets excited and wants to continue the lesson and has energy for it, it can be continued with extra 20 minutes (22€ additional fee). 5- to 6 years old child are very different on their moving ability; some kids are more active - and sporty, with good motoric skills than other ones. Private lesson is always proceeding according to the participants' age and development of the skills.
Usually it takes at least two to three 30min / 50min lessons making nice exercises hand-in-hand with an instructor to become a happy snowboarder, who can control the speed and stop, and make basic turns on gentle slope. After each lesson it is good to have hot chocolate, lunch and warm up brakes, to stay in happy mood, and then keep practicing on your own.
Rosa & Rudolf Family Park is best place to learn to ski and snowboard. It is large and great beginners area with 5 magic carpet-lifts and very gentle slopes, ski-carousel, tubing and playground areas, and nice warm-up-hut.
When kids have become independent snowboarders at Rosa & Rudolf Family Park, then we will continue next lesson(s) on blue slopes, and learn to use other lifts too.
Ski passes, first-time skiing/snowboarding experience
If you are complete beginner, you will need usually for the first two lessons at least the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park - ticket (10€/person/day). Or you may also buy the combination day ticket for the use of Gondola lift and Family Park entrance, that is from 3-11 years: 18€/day, and teen & adults: 22€/day.
For your next lesson(s) to improve your skills to next level: usually during the 3rd lesson you should be ready to learn to use other lifts (pole-lift, Gondola-lift, chair-lifts) and ski/board down at blue level slopes - and you'll then need normal lift ticket (that also has access to Rosa & Rudolf Family Park).
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Ski passes that are bought latest the previous day before midnight will get 5% discount!
Ski School's LOW SEASON offer
For the first time beginner lesson
either 3h or 1 day equipment rent -50%
The offer is valid from the opening of the Rosa & Rudolf Family Park - 21.12.2019 /
11.1.–9.2.2020 / 9.3.–5.4.2020 / 13.4.–9.5.2020
This rental equipment-offer must be paid first with the lesson at Ski School or Rental & Lift sales desk before you go and fill out the rental information form. Remember to be at the rental at least 45 minutes before the lesson starts.
Book private lessons
You can book private lessons for yourself, your child, your family or for a group of friends. We recommend booking the lesson well in advance, by 15.00 the previous day the latest. When booking the lesson you'll receive further details on how to prepare for the lesson and where the meeting place is situated. Private lessons are paid at the ski school's office.
Price list for private lessons 2019-2020
30 min first-time ski lesson for 3-4 yrs / Snowboard lesson for 5-6 yrs
1 person 36€, to continue the taster lesson +20min: 22€
1 person 58€, +13€ additional person
1h 45 min
1 person 116€, +26€ / each additional person
2h 45 min
1 person 174€, +39€ / each additional person
Ski School meeting points
1. RUKA VALLEY / Rosa & Rudolf Family Park (at East Ruka): ski school meeting sign is nearby the entrance gate to Family Park and bottom station of the Gondola lift.
2. VUOSSELINPORTTI meeting sign is at slope side of the VuosselinPortti rental house (at East Ruka). If you are complete beginner, we can also make first exercises there (on flat area), before moving to Rosa & Rudolf Family Park (about 5 min walk).
3. RUKA VILLAGE: Ski school meeting sign @ PISTE is beside of the Piste Rental house front door, next to Gondola Bottom station. If you are complete beginner; you could also start the lesson from this meeting point and go together with your instructor to Gondola lift and to Rosa & Rudolf Family Park to learn to ski/snowboard.