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Learn to Ski and Snowboard is a national initiative that encourages kids and adults to learn how to ski and / or snowboard or improve their skills by taking lessons from a professional instructor. 

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Humans were never meant to hibernate

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month was started in 2008 when resort associations in just a couple of states decided to launch their state-wide programs. The NYS governor, along with 15 others proclaimed January as the time to learn how to ski or snowboard and in some states, learning programs for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are part of the initiative. Now, Learn to Ski and Snowboard is a national initiative that partners with national, regional and state associations that are part of the ski and snowboard industry, the industry trade media and individual resorts or companies that service the industry. Today, more than 300 ski and snowboard areas throughout the U.S. offer free and reasonably priced lesson programs through January or the entire ski season as part of this initiative to get more Americans on the slopes. Our goal is to get more American families on the slopes, enjoying a healthy winter lifestyle.

We love to ski and snowboard and we want to share our love of the sport and encourage others - no matter if you're five or eighty-five - to come out and hit the slopes with us. If you haven't gone skiing or snowboarding for a couple of seasons, here is your chance to take an affordable refresher lesson and get yourself back into enjoying the winter outdoors. Skiing and snowboarding are sports to enjoy for a lifetime.


Cross Country Skiing Lessons in the Adirondacks

There’s no better place to learn the sport of cross country skiing than here at Lapland Lake in the Adirondacks! Our Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified Ski School offers quality instruction to everyone from the very first-timer to racers seeking to refine technique.

Holiday Mountain Lesson Programs

Check the link below for their group, private and lesson packages

Labrador Mountain Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Learn about Song and Labrador Mountains Lesson Programs at the link below.

Windham Mountain Club Lessons

Windham Mountain Club’s Ski and Ride School offers a variety of tailored experiences for guests of all skill-levels, from first-day beginners to those with elite aspirations.

Woods Valley Learn To Ski Information

Woods Valley offers a variety of lesson programs - details at the link below

Whiteface Mountain Learn To Ski / Snowboard Programs

Whiteface Mountain offers learn to ski / snowboard lessons in group or private. Click the link for more information and rates.

Willard Mountain Programs and Lessons

Willard Mountain offers a variety of learn to ski or ride programs for kids to adults. Find out more at the link below.


Learn to Ski and Ride at West Mountain. West offers daily group and private lesson instruction to children and adults of all abilities. Our passionate instructors, led by West Mountain's Snowsports On-hill Director Mike Dorman, are trained and ready to help everyone be better skiers and riders. West’s Ski & Ride School is a certified member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

Titus Mountain Learn to Ski Programs

Titus Mountain offers a variety of programs including group and private lessons. Find out more at the link below.

Thunder Ridge Snowsports School

The Thunder Ridge Snowsports School has been a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America for more than 40 years with over 200 trained ski and snowboard instructors. We boast the highest percentage of PSIA certified instructors in the northeast. We teach all levels, from beginner to expert from tiny tots to senior citizens.

Our snowsports school offers Daily Group LessonsPrivate LessonsFamily Private Lessons and a Six Week Program for beginner to advanced skiers. No matter what your ability, we’ll make it a Thunderous and memorable day for you and your family.

Royal Mountain Snowsports School

Here at Royal Mountain, we pride ourselves on quality instruction. We train and mentor our instructors throughout the season to help them provide the best possible lesson to all ages and skill levels. Our instructors teach based off of the educational standards laid out by the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). PISA and AASI are a nonprofit education association – and close-knit community – of 32,811 snowsports professionals dedicated to promoting skiing and snowboarding through student-centered instruction. Private Lessons

Snow Ridge Ski and Ride School

Let our instructors help you and your family learn a life long sport. Already know how to ski or board? Our instructors can help you get to the next level! With PSIA and AASI certified instructors on staff, we have some of the best snow sport teachers in the area to help you with your skiing and riding.

Song Mountain Sk&Snowboard Lessons

Learn about Song and Labrador Mountains Lesson Programs at the link below.

Learn to Ski or Board Package – $49

Learn to Ski or Board Package – $49 

(ages 6 & up)

This package will take first-timers from equipment use and how to get started through locking into their skis, and how to stop. Students will start on the Magic Carpet and learn the basics of the pizza wedge maneuvers and how to turn on the hill. This package includes an All-Day lift ticket for the magic carpet zone, rentals, and a group lesson at regularly scheduled lesson times.

Plattekill Mountain Lesson Programs

We take pride in offering quality, personalized private instruction for every ability level.  We want our students to see REAL RESULTS from their lesson, and our goal is to turn participants into LIFELONG skiers and riders.  To do that, we offer several variations of private instruction from one-on-one  to private small group lessons

Oak Mountain Lesson Programs

Whether you are a first-timer or in need of a refresher, Oak Mountain’s Ski & Snowboard School will help you understand why our instructors love this sport. We will help you build confidence and skills to have the best day on snow!   From our beginner hill, terrain park, blue cruisers, black diamonds and glade trails; you are sure to experience it all.  

Mount Peter Ski/Snowboard Lessons

Mount Peter has turned thousands of beginning skiers and snowboarders into life-long enthusiasts. We’re famous for our Free Beginner Lessons on weekends and holidays and we’ve even helped launch a few competitive careers. Free Beginner Lessons are located at the base of the mountain.


Here at Maple Ski Ridge, we offer lessons for a wide range of abilities and preferences.

Whether you are looking for a 1-1 private lesson or a multi-week lesson format,
we are the ski ridge for you!


Here at McCauley Snow Sport School, we spend as much time having fun and teaching a love for skiing as we do techniques. We consider our Adventure programs our most important program because this is where we introduce this great sport. We want to develop great skiers and racers for their next Adventures.

Adventure programs build the basics, starting with safety. Then fundamental capabilities are established, so children can develop dynamic skiing skills and an expanding awareness of the mountain environment. Social interaction, fun, and togetherness happen as natural part of the learning environment.

Hunter Mountain Adult Lessons


Reach personal peaks with an adult group lesson! Our world-class instructors will focus on what you need to have FUN while reaching your goals.


Hunter Mountain Child Lessons


Watch your child's confidence soar as they learn new techniques from our world-class instructors, trained specifically to work with children.

Hunter Mountain Adult Lessons


Reach personal peaks with an adult group lesson! Our world-class instructors will focus on what you need to have FUN while reaching your goals.


Hunter Mountain Child Lessons


Watch your child's confidence soar as they learn new techniques from our world-class instructors, trained specifically to work with children.


At Kissing Bridge, our Ski & Ride School instructors bring a wealth of skiing and snowboard knowledge, as well as their passion for the sport, to each and every lesson they teach.

Our instructional staff is well trained and inspired to provide you and your family a friendly environment for group, private and children’s lessons. Most members of the Ski & Ride School staff are certified members of PSIA-E (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors). Whether this is your “First Time” or “an advance snow sport”, our instructors are ready to meet your individual needs in a Safe, FUN and nurturing environment.


Enhance your skills or learn something completely new with one of our friendly snowsports instructors. Our weekend clinics are just the thing to keep you motivated and on the path of progression. Own the confidence and freedom to carve up any slope your heart desires.

From first-time skiers to competitive racing, the snow sports school at HoliMont is one of the best. Have one of our awesome instructors spend the day skiing with your kids and see how fast they progress.

Hunt Hollow Private Lessons

Available for those desiring a more personal touch and individualized instruction. Reservations are Highly Recommended. 


Holiday Valley Snowsports School is PSIA and AASI Certified. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country and telemark skiing are taught by instructors who use the PSIA-AASI National Standards, giving consistency with other schools around the country. Our instructors attend continuing education clinics to familiarize themselves with the most recent teaching techniques, equipment innovations and the mental aspects of learning and improving your skiing or riding. The School offers children’s group lessons for kids from ages 4-11 and adult group lessons for ages 12 and up. 

Gore Mountain Lessons & Programs

Gore Mountain Lessons & Programs information at the link below.

Greek Peak Lesson Programs

Learning to Ski is Easy at Greek Peak!

At Greek Peak Mountain Resort, our ski lessons are designed to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of our guests. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced skier, we have the perfect lesson option to help you reach your skiing goals. Book your lessons today and start your skiing journey with us! A lift ticket waiver form is also required for the ski season.

Schedule Your Lesson!

Dry Hill Ski Area Ski & Ride School

Are you a newcomer to the slopes? Maybe an intermediate hoping to master the mountain? Or an all-terrain skier looking to perfect your technique? No matter your ability, the Dry Hill Snowsports School offers private lessons for all ages to help you reach your skiing and riding goals

Four Season Learn to Ski & Snowboard Programs

 Four Seasons offers ski & snowboard programs and camps for anyone looking to improve their skill and knowledge of skiing and snowboarding. While you may not be the next Mikaela Shiffrin or Shawn White you will learn the basic skills needed to ski or snowboard.

To register contact Four Seasons at 315-637-9023 or online below!


Learn to Ski Package - $80.00

Each additional family member – $70.00 per person
(Snowboarding Lessons Available)

Catamount Snow Sports School

Fine tune your skiing and snowboarding at Catamount!

Whether you are a first-timer or someone looking to increase your current skill level, we have the experience you need. Check out the programs and sessions we offer from our PSIA/AASI member Snow Sports school below. Our First Timer package offers the best value package in snow country. Jump into Private lessons that actually MEET the guests expectations and the kiddos will enter the gateway to loving winter sports forever. 

Bristol Mountain Learn To Ski Programs

You can find information on their programs they offer at the link below

Belleayre Snowsports School

Find that perfect snowsports lesson.  Learn to enjoy skiing and riding as much as we do! Whether you are a first-time skier or snowboarder, or a more advanced freestyler, mogul skier, or you just like to cruise the trails, our Snowsports staff will offer you a fantastic experience.