LEARN TO SKI FOR LESS
Affordable Lessons with Certified Instructors.

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As a community, we can bring back the soul of skiing.

We founded CARVE based on 3 simple principles.


  1. Skiing should be affordable.
    • In the 1950s lift tickets were $1, and lessons were free. Today a private lesson at Vail costs $1,019.
  2. Professional instructors should earn professional wages.
    • Avg. pay for U.S. ski instructors is currenlty $15. We guarantee a minimum $30/hour.
  3. Public lands are for public use.
    • We look to Europe as inspiration for what free market capitalism looks like in the ski industry.
    • We believe licensed professional should be able to obtain a permit to offer commerical services.
    • We are eagerly awaiting to hear back from the U.S. Forest Service about our own pending permit.

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*Prices above are suggested rates. Due to the pending status of our forest service permit, all lessons at Carve are technically free. Our instructors are passionate about sharing their love of the mountains, and so we kindly suggest a donation amount at the end of your lesson, which helps us continue to support the skiing community.


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How It Works:

STEP 1:

Request a Lesson

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Choose your sport, mountain, date, and time of lesson.

STEP 2:

Lesson Confirmation

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Your request is then shared with all eligible instructors, and once an instructor confirms that they're available, your lesson is confirmed.


80% of lesson requests are confirmed within 2 hours.

STEP 3:

Learn from a Pro

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Discover a lifetime thrill of sliding across snow, in a safe and fun learning environment.

STEP 4:

Pay it Forward

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We never ask for payment until you've had a terrific lesson. In fact, payment is not actually required. After your lesson, you'll be prompted with a suggested donation amount, which allows us to ensure all of our instructors earn fair wages.

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Where do we teach?

Our lessons currently take place at eight mountains surrounding Tahoe.

We are just getting started this 2017/18, and plan to expand to new mountains soon. If you are interested in a lesson outside of Tahoe, simply drop us a messageabout when and where you're planning to ski, and we'll let you know if we know someone in the area already.

(530)426-3666