All lessons are private, indoors, & completely customized for your fitness, learning style & goals. Learn inside. Excel on the mountain.
For the Kids
Some kids leave that pizza behind & parallel ski in a few lessons, while others jump start a race career only after 8 visits. If your child is cautious, don’t worry—we’re great at moving at Little Person Readiness pace. More info >>
For the Newbies
Go from “never-ever” to intermediate & even black-diamond slopes in 8 to 12 lessons. Or, start with 4 & hit the slopes safe, skilled, & ready to progress at a fast pace. More info >>
For the Ever-Intermediates
Stuck on greens & blues? Having trouble managing killer carves & steep blacks? We’ll add skills, fix old habits, & have you powering the slopes before you can say “forever blue.” More info >>
For the Re-launch Ready
Busy running an empire & now you’re ready to get back on the slopes or begin a new sport? We’ll build your strength, balance and skills at a safe & steady pace all while having fun! More info >>
The Endless Slope is Accelerated Learning for snowboarding and skiing. Lessons are private, indoors, and completely customized for your fitness, learning-style and goals. Your progress will be faster, more fun & feel more natural than lessons on the mountain, and they’re a better value too.
- Faster. Your Instructor is inches from your body; we can direct your knees a millimeter over or a nanosecond sooner to give you a carve you can feel, control & retain.
- More effective. We see how your body works up close, so we build on strengths and fix issues quickly—giving you a mountain style perfect for your body and mindset.
- Lasting. You’ll be turning, carving & improving constantly in your half-hour lesson—so that muscle-memory gets baked right in. (Your body will forget that there was a time when you couldn’t handle those steeps.)
- Stronger. You’ll get in condition faster, build a foundation for life-long improvement, and also learn a bag of tricks you can use on the snow for all conditions.
Pricing & Packages
Everyone starts with the FastStart – whatever your level. Then choose your package.
- Adults. Adults start with the 1-hour FastStart or FastStartPlus, then choose a 4, 8, or 12 pack of half-hour lessons. (Single lessons also available.) And packages never expire
- FastStart 1-hr lesson: $110
- FastStartPlus = 1-hr lesson + future half-hr lesson: $140
- 4-pack: $350
- 8-pack: $550
- 12-pack: $680
- single half-hr lesson: $95 (must take the FastStart first)
- Family / Groups of 3-4. Families or Groups (FGs) start with a 2-hour FastStart, giving each person at least a half-hour lesson. Then all FG packages are priced at a 25% discount…because it’s not easy getting a group together. Prices are for a group of 4, but we’ll pro-rate if you’re 3 people. All FG members must come together at the same lesson time. FG lessons are 2 hours for 4 members, or 1 1/2 hours for 3 members.
- Family / Group 2-hour FastStart (3 or 4 ppl): $240
- Family / Group 2-hour lesson (4 half-hr lessons total): $290
- Family / Group 4-pack (16 half-hr lessons total): $960
- Family / Group 8-pack (32 half-hr lessons total): $1650
- Kids. For kids age 3-10.
- 1/2-hr Kid FastStart: $55
- Kid 4-pack: $250
- Kid 6-pack: $310
- Kid single half-hr lesson: $80
- How are you handling COVID diligence and safety?
When you pull into our Studio-front parking, please stay in your car. We will come out to take your temperature, hand you the waiver for review & signature, and give you a new KN-95 mask to wear for your lesson. You will bring this mask home and use for future lessons. Prior to your lesson, all furnishings and gear you touch will have been sanitized. Your Instructor will wear gloves during your lesson. There will be half-hour periods between lessons, so clients will not be in each other’s presence. Finally, our front door and oversize “garage” side door will remain open during lessons for ventilation.
- What should I wear?
We need to see your hips & knees! (That’s why it’s hard to learn on the snow – they can’t see your hips, knees or toes, where everything important happens.) So running tights, soccer pants, yoga leggings are all great. Baggy jeans and chinos are not great.
On top, a T-shirt under a thicker layer works well.
- Do you supply equipment?
You don’t need to bring anything! (Except you and/or your kids). Everything is included with your lesson: boots, boards & skis in all sizes.
- Do you have parking?
Yes! We have parking right in front of our Sports Studio, available for our clients during their lessons.
- Do I get video analysis?
Yes, we use lots of video and images to help you see your own movement. Not only for correction of course, but also for reinforcement. You’ll be able to leave with your own videos every lesson to do your own analysis, review – and showing off!
- What is the difference between FastStart and FastStart-Plus?
Both are options for your first lesson purchase. The FastStart is only the 1-hour first lesson; most people choose this. The FastStart-Plus is the 1-hour first lesson “plus” your first half-hour lesson. (Following the FastStart, all lessons are half-hour.) People choose the FastStart-plus to have the full experience of seeing benefit between lessons; it gives you great feedback if you’re not sure if the Endless Slope is for you. It’s also the least expensive way to get your first 2 lessons – so it can be a great approach before you start your package. If you do the FastStart-plus, schedule both lessons when you purchase; leave 2-7 days between lessons.
- How many lessons will I need?
Of course, everyone is different. On average, the 4-pack will give you solid skills on beginner slopes and momentum for fast improvement. The 8-pack will have you on intermediate trails your 1st day on the snow. And the 12-pack will get you started on easier expert runs after a ramp-up of one to two days. BUT, we recommend you keep it simple. Just sign up for the FastStart, discuss your goals and get advice from your Instructor. We don’t push packages…we push personalized progress so you can make ambitious goals!
- What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations can be made 48 hours in advance. [With the exception of cancels made within 4 hours of your lesson; these are considered “no-shows.”] You’ll get an email reminder 48 hours prior; if you need to cancel, just EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org.(Please don’t phone – we’re teaching and email records are better for both of us.) We’re not sticklers – if it takes you 2 hours to confirm a trip or a change in plans, no problem.
But if you do have to cancel between 4-48 hours before your lesson, you can set up a replacement lesson for $20 per half-hr or $40 per hour.)
- Why don't you give refunds on un-used packages?
We want you to use your package and get a skill benefit from your investment. If you have a medical set-back, we’ll see you next season. (You have the rest of your life to enjoy your new sport!) But if you’re moving to Minsk on a 10-year research grant or heading to London to start a new bank, let us know; we’ll find a workable refund for you.
- Where do the lessons take place?
At our Sports Studio at 650 Florida @ 18th (1 block from Mission Cliffs, CoffeeBar, the new Tartine, Heath, etc.)
- How quickly do I have to use my package?
Packages never expire.
- How often should I take a lesson?
You’ll make the fastest progress coming 2x per week, although most people do once weekly.
- Can I bring a friend? What if he skies & I board?
We do lots of twosomes – and no worries if you’re a ski & board mix. You’ll have 2 hours for your FastStart and the two of you will go back & forth with time on the Slope. Then you can each take 10% of your packages, even if you sign up for different packages.
- Do you teach Families?
Yes – we teach lots of Families and Groups. We offer a two hour Family FastStart for 3-4 people, giving each family member time on the Endless Slope. (Lesson packages are for Families or Groups of 4; just call us at 415.397.7678 and we can pro-rate the package for 3 people. But you’ll still do the SAME 2-hour FastStart if you have 3 or 4 people.) After the FastStart, special Family Packages from 12 to 48 lessons are available. And because we love teaching families how to ski & board, the Family Packages are 25% off!
- Do you have Family or Group discounts?
Yes! Our 2-hour group FastStart is $240. Then there are Family/Group 4-packs for $960 and 8-packs for $1650. You can mix & match if some members want more lessons than others, but all members must use some lessons. (Group packages must be shared by all group members; they cannot be used by only 1 or 2 group members.)
- What ages do you teach?
We start at age 3. For ages 3-12, Our Kid 1/2-hour FastStart is $55. Single kid lessons are $80 each and we have a Kid 4-pack of lessons for $250 and 6-packs for $310 ($52 each).
- Why aren't kid's lessons less expensive?
Kids lessons are a bit less expensive and we try to make the packages affordable – as kids tend to need more lessons for reinforcement. However, Kid lessons have the same experienced Instructors as Adult lessons. They also have the same focus, expertise, creativity and personalization.
- Will I fall a lot?
Most people don’t fall, but we kind of like a few falls–to get rid of the worry of falling! Falling on the Endless Slope is so nothing – it’s like slipping on a super-soft living room rug.
- Is there a weight limit?
Yes, the weight limit is 220 pounds. Our apologies for that; it’s not by design but is a reality of the ski deck design and gear ratio.
- Can I have the same Instructor each time?
Yes, our Instructors work the same schedule each week so you can keep the same Instructor over the course of your lessons.
- What if I have different lesson times and different Instructors. How do they keep track of my goals and progress?
Starting with your first lesson, we create your personal Progress Card. Your Instructor will note your goals (if you know them – upcoming trip, catch up to your GF, etc), what you did each lesson, which drills really work for you and where you need more optimization, as well as plans for skills to cover in the next lesson.
For the Ever-Intermediates
We’ll show you the 1-leg parallel, to make that inside leg roll-over and create an edge just like the power leg. Its a funny thing; when the body identifies the “weak leg”, it won’t give over control. So you have to build and demonstrate that strength and then the rest of the body stops sabotaging your parallel turns, trying to drag you back into the wedge. We understand – we’ve all been there. We’ll give you muscle-memory for a dependable, solid parallel carve. Book NowX
For the Re-launch Ready
We designed the Parallel-Pause skill just for you – although it’s kind of magical for everyone. It requires that you get your body perfectly positioned to pressure the sweet-spot of the skis, then you roll over onto your edges. And what a carve you’ll have! You don’t have to “kill it” with power, you can finesse it and still get superb control. (Just like you do in the Board Room.) The one thing you can’t buy is time. Hit the mountain ready to enjoy the experience. Book NowX
For the Newbies
You’re smart about everything you do, right? Why get black and blue from falling all day in lessons on the mountain? You can learn to ski right here in San Francisco – and much faster. You’ll be doing parallel turns (not the pizza ‘snowplow’) in your first lesson! If you’re learning to snowboard, you’ll be connecting heel-toe turns in your first lesson. (Truth be told – our boarder here isn’t a Newbie, but she was a Beginner and came to us to get the hip-pop to enable a solid toe-side. She got it – in one lesson.) Sign up today for your quick start lesson. Book NowX