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Ski & Ride Center

Cataloochee is a great mountain for learning. Whether it is your first time on the snow – or you happen to be a seasoned veteran – our talented staff of instructors will make you feel at home! We are pleased to offer fun and effective programs for all ages, ability levels and needs.

Cataloochee Is Proud To Be A PSIA-AASI Member School

The Cataloochee Ski & Snowboard School is a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Cataloochee Ski Area’s PSIA member Ski & Snowboard School teaches everything from the basics for novices to newest techniques for experts. We furnish class lessons or private instruction for all levels of skiers and snow boarders. Instructors in our children’s programs are specially selected and trained to provide the best children’s learning experience possible. Our goal is to help you, your family or group to make the most out of your mountain experience. Email us at for more information.

Helpful Information About Your Lesson

Is this your first time taking a ski or snowboard lesson at Cataloochee? Check out these tips to get all the information you need prior to arrival!

Group Lessons

In a group lesson you are matched with other skiers or boarders at your skill level and placed with a trained ski or snowboard instructor. Lessons are available for all skill levels. Groups lessons are for ages eight and up.

Private Lessons

If you want the individual attention you deserve and an opportunity to build skills at a quicker rate, a private lesson is the answer.  Your personal ski or snowboard instructor will customize a lesson based on your ability level and specific goals for the day.

Cat Trackers

Cat Trackers lessons are for children between the ages of 4 and 12.