Adult Programs

The Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School is one of the best in the business. Whether you're a first timer, an expert, or the parent of kids raring to hit the slopes, take a turn or two with us. Our experienced staff is ready to help you take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level. Program and package options include:

Adult & Young Adult Day Programs 

Learn to Ski & Snowboard

The Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the country to introduce first-timers to skiing or snowboarding. All programs start in the Sprint Discovery Center at the South Ridge Lodge--an entire facility designed and dedicated to making your experience easy. Learn to Ski or Ride packages include rental equipment, clinic, and a limited access lift ticket.*

One-Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Packages (ages 15+) are three- to -four-hour clinics designed for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Your coach will walk you through every step from arrival to your on-snow experience. And once you're outside, you'll discover a wide, gentle learning area with a designated surface lift that makes learning to ski or snowboard fun. $39 non-holiday/$79 select holidays

Three-Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package

Our Three-Day Package (ages 15+) will guide you through your first three days on the hill and is the most effective way to learn to ski or snowboard, guaranteeing you will reach a comfort level in riding the lift and skiing or snowboarding on beginner terrain. The first day is our First Experience package, then days two and three consist of 90-minute beginner group clinics. The Three-Day package includes equipment rental, clinics, and a limited access lift ticket* for each day. This package may be used on non-consecutive days at Sunday River or Sugarloaf, and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. $180

One-Day $80                        Three-Day $180                      

Group Ski & Snowboard Package

Group Clinics (ages 15+) are offered for skiers and snowboarders with ability levels ranging from beginner to expert terrain. This program is designed for participants who already have a lift ticket and equipment, and are just interested in improving their on-snow experience.

Group clinics are divided into three levels:

  • Green clinics are for beginner abilities and will help you build your confidence and skills on Green/beginner terrain as you learn to smoothly link turns and control your speed.

  • Blue clinics are designed to introduce you to Blue/intermediate terrain. Focus is on development of early weight transfer and a more efficient parallel turn. A specialty "Introduction to Bumps" clinic is also available daily.

  • Black clinics are for advanced skiers and snowboarders and are designed to bring you to the skill level of the coach. Focus is on creating a smoother, quicker turn and making your lower body active while quieting your upper body.

Adult Ski and Snowboard Clinic Packages

(1) 90-Minute Group Clinic $35 10:30AM or 1:15PM
(2) 90-Minute Group Clinics, same day $50 10:30AM or 1:15PM
Six-Pack of Adult Clinics $175 Six group clinics throughout the season

The Green Terrain Package is designed for green/beginner terrain skiers and snowboarders who are still working on the basics. Package includes a 90-minute Group Clinic, equipment rental, and limited-access lift ticket*. Rental equipment may be picked up at any rental shop, and clinics meet slopeside in front of the South Ridge Lodge.

One-Day Green Terrain Package $95 10:30AM or 1:15PM

*Limited access lift ticket includes the Sundance Surface Lift, South Ridge Express, North Peak Express, and the Chondola, which covers the majority of Sunday River's green/beginner terrain.

Private Clinics

If you would like to accelerate your learning process in alpine skiing, telemark skiing, snowboarding, or race training skills; one-on-one instruction is the way to go. Private clinics are available for all ages and abilities for both skiers and snowboarders. We would be happy to arrange a clinic with an instructor of your choice upon request. Advanced reservations are required. Please call the Perfect Turn desk at 207-824-5080 for availability and scheduling.

Session LengthFirst Person
before 10:00AM or after 1:00PM
First Person
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Each Additional Person
One Hour $90 $110 $55
90 Minutes $125 $145 $80
Two Hour $145 $170 $110
Half-Day $215 $235 $165
Full-Day $435 n/a $330

Adult Seasonal Programs

2014/15 Peak Performance Club (Alpine and Telemark)

The Peak Performance Club is a weekend ski group led by PSIA-certified coaches. This group is a great way to improve your skiing, meet other skiers, and explore Sunday River's terrain, all while matching your pace. Full program participants also receive 20 percent savings on Private Clinics and unlimited access to Adult Group Clinics on a space-available basis. The Peak Performance Club meets at The Peak Lodge on Saturdays at 9:30AM (for a 2-hour clinic) and 12:30PM (for a 90-minute clinic), and on Sundays at 9:30AM for a 2-hour clinic. A detailed calendar will be provided upon registration.

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Perfect Turn Seasonal Pricing Through 10/13/14 After 10/13/14
Adult Seasonal Full Program $575 $675
Adult Seasonal Part Time Program (15 Sessions) $400 $475


The Primetime Club

Primetime is a social group of Sunday River skiers ages 50+ who meet at 10 a.m. at the Peak Lodge on North Peak (upper level, right-hand side) Mondays through Fridays during the ski season. After briefly discussing terrain, closures, and what's best on the mountain, members break up into groups based on skill and social comfort. The goal is for everyone to have the chance to ski with friends. The club also organizes a diverse après ski activity schedule with dinners, pot lucks, wine tastings, theater events, trips to local mountains, and an annual western trip. To learn more, visit the Primetime Club website.

The Sunday River Ski Club

The Sunday River Ski Club is an organization for families and individuals who ski and snowboard regularly at Sunday River. Member benefits include merchant discounts, club social events, and information about seasonal programs. Families, couples, and individuals of all ages are welcome to join, whether you snowboard/ski competitively or recreationally. Membership fees apply. For more information, visit the Sunday River Ski Club website.