About Us

We All Need Some

Fresh Air… Friends… & W.I.N. (What I Need) Time This Winter!

Founded in 1971, Ski-Away is proud to be the longest-running women's alpine program in the country. We offer a great way to enjoy our Minnesota winter ~ ~ And, our supportive teaching environment encourages women to improve their skiing skills at their own pace and comfort level.

Our amazing staff of women's instructors are an integral part of the 50+years of the Ski-Away legacy. We are designated as a GOLD MERIT SKI SCHOOL ~ ~ All of our instructors have been certified through 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 coaches in the Twin Cities metro.

From our welcoming introductions for women experiencing the joy of their very first time on skis...to those who've taken a few years off.. to refinement of all-mountain tactics or getting faster in the race course... there is a spot and a smile for everyone. 

We look forward to having you join our community of 200+ women laughing, learning, and celebrating together on the slopes.

The Ski-Away Instructors are SUPER-EXCITED to spend wintertime skiing with YOU!

             ~ Lezlie & Ned Pinske


WCCO Viewers' Choice for "BEST SKI CLUB" in Minnesota!  

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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." 

~ Patty / Ski-Away Member

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