Trollhaugen Snow Sports School |

Snowsports School

Trollhaugen Ski/Snowboard School is a recognized member of the Professional Ski/Snowboard Instructors of America. Trollhaugen is also one of the only Burton Learn-To-Ride Centers in the Midwest. That means new Burton gear designed to make learning to snowboard easier, and more enjoyable.

We use the internationally acclaimed American Teaching Method. ATM is a student centered method that allows the student to progress at their own pace while experiencing the thrill of skiing/snowboarding.

Youth Lesson Programs

Adult Lesson Programs





*NEW* 8x Youth Lesson Classes






Download a "Core Lessons" Flyer PDF here.

Regular Lesson Program       Reservations required prior to DEC 1ST                                                     

Private Lesson: 1 Hour, $45.00 ($30.00 for each additional hour)             

Semi-Private Lesson: 1 ½ Hour, $35.00 per person. Two skiers/snowboarders of the same ability. Available anytime. Reservations recommended.

Group Lesson: 1 ½ Hour, $25.00 per person. Min. 3 skiers/snowboarders of the same ability. Available anytime with reservations.

For reservations please call: local, 715.755.2955 or Twin Cities Metro, 651.433.5141 or Troll Free, 800.826.7166


Private - (3) 1 hour lessons - $95
Semi-Private - (3) 1.5 hour lessons - $75/person
Group - (3) 1.5 hour lessons - $55/person

Available with 3-Lesson Series
$5.00 off each full price lift ticket
$17.00 Ski/Board Package
Optional: prepay lift and rental for 3-lesson series.

Terrain Park Lessons Available                                                         

Pre-registration is required.  Learn to shred rails and command jumps. The Program is based on the 3-Time Lesson Series; students must be able to demonstrate intermediate skill levels.  Pre-registration is required.  Call for more information! local, 715.755.2955 x. 222 or Twin Cities Metro, 651.433.5141 x. 222 or Troll Free, 800.826.7166 x. 222

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Youth Ski/Snowboard Group Lessons    

Trollhaugen Little Troll and Troll Programs give young winter enthusiasts a fun and supervised experience with trained instructors at an exceptional value. Skiers: ages 4-12. and Boarders: ages 7-12.  Students will be grouped with similar age and ability levels in a small class size.  3x Series Lessons are based on your schedule, they do not need to be on consecutive days, weeks, or even months. 

Reservations are Recommended - Please Arrive 30 minutes prior to your lessons.

Little Troll & Troll Days and Hours:

Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Vacation & Holidays (NOT AVAILABLE Christmas Eve and Christmas):

AM Session: 10:00am-12:00pm
PM Session: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Regular Wednesdays & Thursdays:
PM Session only: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Little Troll: 4-5 yrs. old - SKI ONLY - Lift Ticket FREE                     PURCHASE HERE

Single-Time Session:
$27.00 (1) 2-hour Lesson
$42.00 (1) 2-hour Lesson & Rental Package
$18.00 2nd 2-hour Lesson the same day

3-Time Session:
$61.00 3 Lessons
$100.00 3 Lessons & 3 Rental Packages

**Little Troll Ski (Age 3) & Snowboard (Age 3-5) 1 hour Lessons**
1 HOUR Private Lessons for Snowboarders ages 3-5 and skiers age 3 are available starting at Little Troll start times.  Add $10 to any of the above single-time rates for pricing.                                               

Troll: 6-12 yrs. old | Boarders 7-12 yrs. old                                       PURCHASE HERE

Single-Time Session:
$27.00 (1) 2-hour Lesson
$48.00 (1) 2-hour Lesson & Lift Ticket
$42.00 (1) 2-hour Lesson & Rental Package
$63.00 (1) 2-hour Lesson, Lift Ticket, & Rental Package
$18.00 2nd 2-hour Lesson the same day

3-Time Session:
$61.00 3 Lessons
$108.00 3 Lessons & 3 Lift Tickets
$100.00 3 Lessons & 3  Rental Packages
$150.00 3 Lessons, 3 Lift Tickets, and 3 Rental Packages

**Troll Snowboard (Age 6) 1 Hour Lessons**
1 HOUR Private Lessons for Snowboarders ages 6 are available starting at Troll start times.  Add $10 to any of the above single-time rates for pricing.

Plan to arrive at least 1/2 hour in advance.

Pre-registration is recommended.
For reservations please call: local, 715.755.2955 x. 222 or Twin Cities Metro, 651.433.5141 x. 222 or Troll Free, 800.826.7166 x. 222

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**New** 8X LESSONS CLASS PROGRAM                                           



Beginner Class: - Saturdays, starting Jan 4th - Feb 22nd - 2:00 - 3:30pm
Intermediate Class: - Sundays, starting Jan 5th - Feb 23rd - 2:00 - 3:30pm


This Class is a structured 8-CONSECUTIVE WEEK learning program from children ages 6-12 starting in January. The program is curriculum based and designed to move the student through a progressive learning experience.  The goal is to develop and refine a range of skills through the camaraderie and confidence that comes with an 'on-hill' classroom setting.  Students will also benefit by having the same core group of instructors each week, who are familiar with each child. 

Two levels of the 8-Time Lessons Classes are offered. 

The beginner class for new skiers and snowboarders will begin with the basics of learning to link turns, and remaining in control on Green runs and will progress into exploring Blue runs with the guidance of familiar instructors 

The experienced skiers'/riders' classes will be working on refining stance and technique to promote more efficient skiing and riding, while gaining experience across the greatest variety of terrain.  This class is not a race program, but an avenue for students who are interested in increasing their skills in a non-competitive environment.                                                                          

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3 Lift Tickets, 3 Rental Packages, and 3 Lessons.  Complete 3 of the 4 training dates in a session and received a FREE Season Pass for the remainder of the 2013-2014 Season.

Four Session Choices available:

December - Sundays -  2:30 Lesson - 1:45 Arrival: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th - $199
December - Thursdays -6:00 Lesson- 5:15 Arrival: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - $199
January - Sundays -  2:30 Lesson - 1:45 Arrival: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - $125
January - Tuesdays - 6:00 Lesson - 5:15 Arrival: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - $125


Must be a first-time/beginner skier/snowboarder
Must be at least 12 years of age

There are only 24 spots available in each session - SIGN UP NOW               

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PRE-School Ski School Program:


Interested in helping your 4-5 year old learn how to ski, or just having some fun out on the snow? We have the perfect program for you and your children with the Trollhaugen Pre-School Ski School. The class is for children ages 4 and 5 and must be accompanied by an adult with some skiing experience.  An instructor will teach children the FUNdamentals of skiing, with the assistance of their adults.

The Class meets 4 Tuesdays in February.  The cost of the class is $80.  This includes child and adult lift and rental, and the lesson.  Also includes a complimentary hot chocolate after the lesson.

2013-2014 Class Schedule: 

2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

PM session - 1:00pm-2:30pm

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Free Adult Beginner Lesson Program 

Reservations required prior to DEC 1ST                          

With the purchase of a lift ticket and rental package, receive a FREE beginner lesson (ages 13+). Length of lesson dependent on class size, typically 1 hour in length.

Weekday Lesson Schedule: 11AM, 1PM, 7PM

Weekend & Holiday Schedule: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 6pm

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Women's Beginner Skier Day Camp | 12/28/13 or 1/18/14          


Ladies, it’s a day just for you!
December 28 or January 18
10:30am-1:30pm 12/28 or 1/18
Includes Lift Ticket, Lunch, Rental, & 2 Hours of Instruction!

To register, call 715.755.2955 or 651.433.5141, Ext. 223


Rediscover your enthusiasm for skiing by participating in one of our 4-week consecutive sessions available this season. Each session features a 2-hour lesson.

Saturdays - February 1st, 8th, &15th
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Sundays - February 2nd, 9th, &16th
10:00am - Noon

To register, call 715.755.2955 or 651.433.5141, Ext. 223

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Adaptive Lessons   

Trollhaugen is offering Adaptive lessons 7 days / week the 2012-13 season by appointment.  Reservations are required and accepted in the order they are received.  

The types of lessons with equipment include: three track, four track, mono-ski, bi-ski, and other devices which provide opportunities for skiing.

It is suggested that each student bring along a companion skier or "ski buddy", who also receives a lift ticket and equipment rental (included in the pricing).  The Ski Buddy must ski with the student and may be asked to assist with the lesson in some way.

For more information please contact Larry LaBathe at Trollhaugen 715-755-2955 x226.

All reservations must be made a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the lesson.  Lessons are approximately 3 hours in length from 9am - 12pm or 1pm to 4pm on non-Courage Center days.  Half day sessions are $75.00 and full day sessions are $135. 

Get out and enjoy winter - no matter how you slide down the hill! We offer individual skiing and snowboarding instruction to people with a variety of physical disabilities and visual impairments.

In addition the COURAGE CENTER ski and snowboard season starts the week of Jan. 6 at Trollhaugen***

Adaptive downhill skiing and snowboarding instruction from beginners to expert/race level athletes is offered.  Check out their website for more information.

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