Blizzard is a traveling ski & snowboard school for children in grades K-12 and their parents. We are located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

We believe that skiing and snowboarding are life-long activities the entire family can enjoy together. We provide opportunities for youth to enjoy an active, healthy Midwest winter in a safe, fun environment. We not only teach skiing and snowboarding skills, but also independence, responsibility and time management, in an age-appropriate and engaging way. We connect youth from all over the Twin Cities to form lasting friendships and memories on the slopes. And mostly, we live up to our motto — safety, fun and learning!!

Why Choose Blizzard?

Program variety

Ski. Snowboard. Race. Saturdays or Sundays. Age-appropriate K-12 programs, plus programs for Parents! Small groups with consistent instructors. All ability levels. Progress at your own pace based on your own skill mastery!


One blizzard community

Ski and board with friends no matter where they live! Everyone goes to the same snowsports destination.


Expert instruction

Professional instruction by adult staff, many with 20+ years of experience! Routine background checks. Staff trained by PSIA/AASI certified clinicians.


Bus stops

Over 20 convenient locations throughout the metro area. From Shoreview to Bloomington, and Mound to Mendota Heights and lots in-between! Check the Blizzard map for one in your neighborhood. Buses leave around 8:00am and return around 5:30pm.


Flexible payment

Up to 14 trips per season. Pick your program then pay your weekly trip fee (bus + lift ticket) only when you attend!



Receive your weekly trip invitation. Make your reservation online by Thursday at 8:00pm.


Snowsports areas

Visit up to 7 local areas during the season: Afton Alps, Mount Kato, Powder Ridge, Spirit Mountain, Trollhaugen, Welch Village and Wild Mountain.


Blizzard only extras

Private lessons! Teen & Family trips! Guests welcome! Parent volunteer opportunities!