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Cell: 612-708-6810

or by email:

Ski-Away, Inc.  6425 Pagenkopf Rd.   Independence, MN  55359

We Don't Teach Women to Turn ... We Teach Women to Ski and Ride!

"Dear #bestclassever ~...thought I should let you know that I have accomplished my goal of skiing with my son this year. I am in line for the first lift up and taking the last lift up all the way up and down the mountain here at Snowmass.

Each of you helped me achieve this goal. My older brother that lives in Snowmass for 50 years said he enjoyed skiing with me & my son is pretty impressed. My classmates, you all gave me the knowledge and encouragement I needed to push myself.

Two more blue bird days ahead for us. According to the tracker app, we skied 30 miles today."  

~ 2017 Ski-Away Member

We all need some

Fresh air... Friends...


W.I.N (What I Need) time this winter! 

That's the spirit and attitude that we took in approaching last winter & now, into the 2022 season.  Our Ski-Away "box of chocolates" looks a bit different due to COVID-19 with added health & safety sensitivities, and frequently updated protocols. One thing we know for sure ~ 90 women had a great time skiing, laughing, and learning together with this special community of sisterhood on the slopes last season!


Founded in 1971, Ski-Away is proud to be the longest-running women's traveling alpine program in the country.  Not only do we offer a great way to enjoy our Minnesota winter ~ ~ our supportive teaching environment encourages women to improve their skiing and riding skills at their own pace and comfort level.

Our amazing staff of women's instructors is an integral part of the Ski-Away legacy.  We are a GOLD MERIT SKI SCHOOL ~ ~ All of our instructors have been certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America / American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI).  With years of experience both locally and at national resorts, the staff at Ski-Away live up to a reputation as some of the very best ski, snowboard, and race teachers in the Twin Cities.

From our welcoming introductions for beginners... to refining All-Mountain tactics... to getting faster in the race course...there is a spot for everyone.  


It's going to be a great winter ~ ~ and, we look forward to skiing with YOU!

                         ~ Lezlie Pinske

2019 WCCO Viewers' Choice for "Best Ski Club" in Minnesota!  CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH VIDEO SEGMENT

We're making plans for 2022!


Alpine Lesson Series Program

Thursdays, January 6-February 10, 2022

Trollhaugen & Wild Mountain


February 17th: Winter Celebration

(Woodhill Country Club ~ reservations & addtl cost)


Tuition Cost: $500


Please refer to the "REGISTRATION!"  &  "Winter Operations Policy" pages on this website for Alpine Lesson Series program details & policies.


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