Ski Lake Tahoe with Greg Mainis, PSIA ski instructor at Palisades Tahoe. Formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

You da the man Greg Mainis!
Best Tahoe guide we could have found hands down!!

Sean Murphy

Greg was amazing!! One of the best skiers I’ve ever seen and a great instructor.

Scott X

Greg Mainis is a fantastic ski instructor. He has an amazing talent and ability to identify the root cause of inadequacies in my skiing.

He communicated in an easy to comprehend manner, making it rather easy to correct my form to yield substantial improvement. Even my friends commented on my visibly improved skiing.

Cat F.

Thank you again so much for your guidance and instruction today. The adjustments you have given me are major game changers.

Foremost, is your ability to explain with patience and ease so that I can understand the principles behind the techniques.

I have gained much needed confidence and cannot wait to practice on the slopes again soon!

I told my husband and kids about my afternoon with you, and they would love to take an advanced lesson, hopefully next time around!


Greg is a ridiculously good skier and teacher.  He brings out the best in you and has a natural way of giving manageable amounts of advice.

You’re never overwhelmed by having to think about too much and at the same time his suggestions make a big, lasting difference. 

Simply exhilarating.


I have had a few lessons with Greg so far. He had me carving in one lesson and begging to understand the bumps on the second! I can’t wait to have more lessons with him and expand on what I’ve already learned from him.


Greg was a patient and fun instructor who seems to love skiing and teaching others to ski, and who really improved my mogul skiing.


Greg was a fantastic instructor and I would highly recommend him to others!

My family and I had a wonderful day with Greg. A very bespoke experience with care and attention with every turn.

The tech he used so we could all communicate was a huge plus.

Thanks Greg!

David Perlson

The headsets were great! I also really liked how Greg asked for feedback/feelings-what’s going well/not after each run.

He is an amazing instructor and I’m excited to keep learning!

Liuai Hatter

I loved my full day with Greg so much and hope to take more lessons with him soon.

So kind and knowledgeable

Marina Favaro

Greg has given me ski lessons AND we are still married!

His Wife, Karla

I have been friends with Greg my mentor for a number of years.

He has always shared tips to improve my technique especially in moguls.

Recently he noticed that my forward flex was not adequate. He suggested that I have the flex in my boot increased.

This has made a dramatic improvement in my skiing technique. Every tip he has given has helped my skiing enjoyment.

Jim S.