The Ridge has offered a Ski School for over 50 years. Our classes and instructors follow the PSIA and AASI ideals, ensuring professionalism in all aspects of the school. New for the 2019/20 season the Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Center is going for a new makeover. You will enjoy enhanced beginner terrain, A more professional group of instructors and a phone number you can call 7 days a week.

Why learn at the Ridge?

Small classes, quality lessons, great fun! Snowboard, Downhill, XC Ski, and Snowshoe lessons are available.

You Should Know.

We recommend that all skiers and snowboarders wear helmets. Allow ample time if renting equipment at the Ridge. (skis, boots only, no snowboards). Snowboards can be rented at North By Northwest in Port Angeles the closest rental to Hurricane Ridge.


Be prepared for changes in the weather with extra clothes, gloves, eye protection & sunscreen.

  • Bring a snack and drink, or the lodge offers a restaurant on the lower level.
  • Remember to stay in control, follow the rules, but most of all, have fun!
  • For private and drop in group lessons reservations are highly recommended  . Email or call the school director by Friday to set up lessons ahead of time, or check at ticket trailer. All lessons are subject to instructor availability.

Email skischool@hurricaneridge.com for further information.

COVID GUARANTEE – If Hurricane Ridge loses 2 to 6 weeks of operation due to the Corona virus pass purchasers will receive a 25% credit towards next year’s season pass. If 7 to 12 weeks are lost, pass holders are eligible for a 50% credit. 13 weeks or more will receive a 75% credit towards next year’s pass.

Private lessons

Create your perfect day with a private lesson. Learn how to improve your skiing and snowboarding skills in a one-on-one setting — or with a group of your friends and family — while enjoying the beauty of Hurricane Ridge and Olympic National Park.

Why Take a Private Lesson?

You call the shots. Want to learn the basics? Eager to give the terrain park a shot? Enjoy skiing and riding more with personalized coaching and teaching to fit your needs and expectations.

Meeting Times

11:00 am  and 1:00 pm

To book a private lesson, contact us at 848 667 7669  or email skischool@hurricaneridge.com to reserve your time.


Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. 

Age Restrictions



Hurricane Ridge’s multi-week programs are pretty awesome! You get the same coach every time and you ski or ride with the same people each week. We have 3, 3-week sessions available. Starting on the first weekend of January, February and March.


11:00 a.m. – Saturday 3 consecutive week program
11:00 a.m. – Sunday 3 consecutive week program
Multi – Week lesson price $140.00 for 3 consecutive 1.5 hour lessons. $120.00 for toddlers 4 and 5 years of age. Includes lift tickets.
Meet outside, on the snow near the left side of the Hurricane Ridge Bunny tow. Please look for the flags and signs that designate the applicable programs.

Drop in group lessons.

Just give us your ability level and we will do the rest. Focused, personalized instruction with a maximum of 6 people per instructor. This is a small group lesson with one of Hurricane Ridge’s best-trained professionals. You will have the opportunity to have plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. Solidify fundamentals or tackle that nagging soft spot in your abilities. Maximum 6 students per instructor.


1:00 a.m. – Saturday drop-in group lessons
1:00 p.m. – Sunday drop-in group lesson

Drop-in group lesson price $60.00 includes lift tickets.

Click here for the application
Suggested that you book in advance to guarantee a spot.


Our three consecutive week lessons program starts at 11:00 on Saturdays and 11:00 on Sundays. Group lessons begin at 1:00 on Saturday and 1:00 on Sundays. Lesson sign-ups must be completed and turned in a minimum of 30 minutes before the class starts.

Up your outdoor prowess by taking an Outdoor Emergency Care Certification Course. This 7-week course will prepare you to ace the Certification Test so you can work or volunteer as a ski patroller, cross country ski patroller and/or bike patroller. Course to start September 18 and run every Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm through October 30. Test to be held Saturday or Sunday, November 13 or 14. Class location will be provided upon registration. Course: Outdoor Emergency Care certification course.

For registration and further information contact:

Mike McGuire
email: tacomatown@gmail.com
cell #: 509-655-2820


Emma Logan

email: emmalogan04@gmail.com


Due to COVID19, there is no food service or rentals available at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Please plan accordingly. Call 360-565-3130 for specific information from Olympic National Park on snowshoeing at the Ridge.



Olympic National Park plows the parking lot for only 175 vehicles. Once the lot is at capacity the road is metered from the Entrance Station (one car down one car up) which can result in a one to three-hour wait. To ensure yourself a space, plan to be at the Entrance Station gate by 8 am. Call the Road Report at 360-565-3131 and follow ONP Twitter @HRWinterAccess prior to travel.

Road Conditions

The road is well managed by the Olympic National Park for safe winter travel. Chains must be carried in all vehicles traveling to the Ridge including all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles. For road conditions, closures, chain requirements and traffic updates call the Road Report at 360-565-3131 and follow the ONP twitter @HRWinterAccess prior to travel.