Loppet Foundation

Snowboarding Lessons

Would you like to give your child affordable, convenient and effective introduction to snowboarding? Then Theodore Wirth is for you! Small group or private lessons are available on weekends.

The Loppet Foundation will offer instruction, equipment rental, lift ticket and a friendly environment in one convenient package. During this initial winter season, we will not offer opens sessions for snowboarding.  The Size of the hill lends it self to teaching independent youth. We would like children to be a minimum 8 years of age and able to tie their own shoes. For group lessons we limit ages to up to 13 years old.

We recommend three lessons for most newbies and after completing three lessons, you will receive a specially priced lift ticket for either Elm Creek or Hyland Hills. Snowboarding is just one more way to enjoy Winter in the city.


Start your snowboarding adventure at the Theodore Wirth Park Main Chalet (1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway).

Lesson Prices and Registration

  • Ages 8 – 13: Group or Private Lessons
  • Ages 14+: Private Lessons Only

Group lessons are offered on Saturdays at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Private lessons are offered by arrangement for individuals or groups of up to two Between 10 am – 3pm Saturday and Sundays. Instructors will provide lessons at Wirth.

Two Hour Group Lesson
this includes time for fitting and travel time to the hill

With Equipment Rental: $50
Without Equipment Rental: $35

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Two Hour Private Lesson
no age limit for private lessons

With Equipment Rental: $80
Without Equipment Rental: $65

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