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.
PARALLEL FROM THE START
This all-inclusive program is perfect for the first-time skier. The package includes a beginner lower mountain lift ticket, 1.5 hour class lesson, and rental. We recommend our 3-day program. After 3 days we guarantee you'll get to the top of the mountain. After you complete your 3 days, your card automatically turns into a discount card. With your discount card, you will receive 50% off midweek tickets, 25% off weekend & holiday tickets, every 6th day is free and bring a friend discounts to get you coming back and visiting Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface mountains. Ages 13+
- Phone: 800-942-6904
- Web: https://www.belleayre.com/snowsports-school
Peak Discovery Program
The three (3) visit Peak Discovery Program, valid for ages 13 and older, is now available to purchase for $99 at all Northeast Peak Resorts including Attitash, Wildcat & Crotched Mountains in New Hampshire; Mount Snow, Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York, and Jack Frost Big Boulder in PA. The Peak Discovery Program is different from many other learning programs in that it provides participating guests the opportunity to learn a new sport with the additional benefit of taking their lessons at multiple resort locations. For only $99 a Discovery Program participant will be given a membership card that affords them a group lesson, equipment rentals and helmet as well as a lift ticket for three (3) visits at any of the participating resorts.
- Phone: 800-486-8376
- Web: http://www.huntermtn.com/winter/deals-packages/peak-discovery-program-/
Peek 'n Peak Resort Lesson Programs
Our professional group of instructors at the Peek'n Peak Snow Sports School are dedicated to teaching you the key skills to skiing or snowboarding, for every ability level! Our staff is available to help guide you to the most suitable programs to improve your technique and tactics, and empower you to gain confidence on the mountain. As a newbie to the sport, we offer a few different options here, if you have never tried the sport before! New to the resort is our Terrain Based Learning program, which aims to convert newbies to life-long enthusiasts in five simple steps of learning! Our commitment is to provide you a fun experience with quality instruction to take your on-the-snow experience to the next level!
- Phone: 716-355-4141
- Web: http://www.pknpk.com/sports/lessons/
Plattekill Kids Programs
We're all about kids. Plattekill offers a variety of children's lesson programs for a range of ages and through all stages of the learning process.
- Phone: 607-326-3600
- Web: https://plattekill.com/learn-to-ski-board/kids-programs
Plattekill Private & Group Lessons
Private and Semi-Private lessons offer great one-on-one attention with instructor and student and are available for all ages and levels of ability in both skiing and snowboarding.
- Phone: 607-326-3500
- Web: https://plattekill.com/learn-to-ski-board/private-group-lessons
How do they look so smooth gliding down the snow? Enthusiastic skiers and riders (snowboarders) of all ages and abilities know private lessons with a pro from the Greek Peak Ski & Ride School are the quickest way to rapid improvement. Private lessons are for anyone looking to improve their skiing or riding ability. Our ski and ride lesson coordinators are experienced and specifically trained to find the perfect coach for every individual. Let us help you build skills and memories while reaching the next level! Private lessons require participants to have a lift ticket or season pass. View our lesson informational page to read about the lesson process, and get helpful tips for your lesson day.
- Phone: 800-955-2SKI
- Web: http://greekpeak.net/lessons/learn-to-ski/private-lessons
Programs & Private Lessons
The Hunt Hollow Snowsports School invites you, your family and friends to join us for a fun and rewarding learning experience. Whether you want to start your youngster on skis, learn how to master a snowboard or get ready for the Sunday Lovejoy race, we can help!
- Phone: 585-374-5428
- Web: http://www.hunthollow.com/Lessons-Racing/Lessons
The Rossignol Junior Ski & Ride School (JSRS) at Greek Peak is well known for its children’s ski and ride (snowboard) program.
The Rossignol Junior Ski & Ride School (JSRS) at Greek Peak is well known for its children’s ski and ride (snowboard) program. Just ask a parent with kids in the race program or those rippers under 10 years old heading down the black diamond trails. Mostly likely they have spent some time at the JSRS. Kids learn from other kids, and of course, it helps to have an instructor requesting to teach them. The Junior Ski & Ride School program hires and trains instructors particularly interested in providing a safe, fun and structured program designed especially for children ages 3-14. Lessons group kids of similar age and/or ability to maximize success and provide the appropriate lesson environment on the mountain. The instructor encourages the children to make smart choices, stay safe and have fun. Instructors encourage improvement while nurturing confidence during the lesson. Most of all, JSRS Instructors show how it is a fun sport, while ensuring your child is learning in a safe and positive environment. The Rossignol Junior Ski & Ride School motto is “Safety first, then fun – all while learning!”
- Phone: 800-955-2SKI
- Web: http://greekpeak.net/lessons/learn-to-ski/jr-ski-and-ride
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 six-week programs for beginner to advanced skiers, group lessons, private lessons, half day programs for children and large group programs as well. We can offer you exciting packages including lessons, rentals and lift tickets. No matter what your ability, we’ll make it a Thunderous and memorable day for you and your family. Not sure what lesson is right for you or your child? Gives us a call and we’ll help you choose the right program for your goals. Lift tickets are required in combination with all lessons.
- Phone: 845-878-4100
- Web: https://thunderridgeski.com/lessons-and-racing/snowsports-school/
Titus Mountain Ski & Snowboard School
Whether you are a Never-Ever skier heading to the slopes for the first time, a seasoned veteran looking to sharpen your skills, or somewhere in-between, Titus Mountain Instructors are equipped increase your skills and have a great time doing it! Our talented and certified PSIA/AASI staff will listen to your wants and needs and develop a plan to teach or increase your skills. We have programs for all ages and abilities.
- Phone: 518-483-3740
- Web: https://www.titusmountain.com/snow-sports-school.html
Toggenburg Snow School
Toggenburg Snow School offers group, private and semi-private ski lessons with PSIA certified instructors. Terrain Park lessons are also offered, visit the link below for more information.
- Phone: 315-683-5842
- Web: https://www.skitog.com/lessons
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.
- Phone: 518-946-2223
- Web: http://www.whiteface.com/mountain/lessons-programs
Willard Mountain Learn To Ski Programs
Willard Mountain has a variety of Learn To Ski programs for kids and adults alike. Group and private lessons are offered including race teams and more. Learn more at the link.
- Phone: 518-692-7337
- Web: http://www.willardmountain.com/findus
Windham Mountain - Learning for All Levels
Learning for all Levels No matter if you’re young, or just young at heart; a champion carver or committed to the snow plow position; a master of the bunny hill or a backwoods daredevil, Windham Mountain Resort’s highly qualified instructors offer a wide range of lessons, programs and workshops for all ages and abilities.
- Phone: 518-734-4300
- Web: http://www.windhammountain.com/lessons-programs/
Woods Valley Learn To Ski and Snowboard Info
Woods Valley offers Daily & Nightly Group Lessons as well as Private Lessons. Click the link to learn more and see rates.
- Phone: 315-827-4721
- Web: http://www.woodsvalleyskiarea.com/rentals.asp
If you’re looking to get your child started or more involved in skiing or snowboarding, then you’ve come to the right place! Swain has programs for kids of all ages, so you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.
- Phone: 607-545-6511
- Web: https://swain.com/youth-lessons