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Learn to Ski & Snowboard

Ready to take the first step to learning to ski or snowboard? We're here to help.

Our SnowSports School Discovery Center is an entire facility specifically designed to introduce people to snow sports in a comfortable setting. Located next to South Ridge Lodge, the Discovery Center is where you'll check-in, meet your coach, pick up your equipment, and learn about what you'll be doing before you head out on the hill with your group. You can also store any personal belongings or clothes here to pick up at the end of the day.

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Once out on the snow, you'll learn how to glide, turn, and stop on your skis or snowboard on Sundance trail, which is wide, gentle, and specifically designed for fun and easy learning. A sliding surface lift runs along the learning area for an easy ride up to the top of the slope. Depending on how quickly you pick up the basics, you may ride a chairlift on your first day and explore the beginner terrain of South Ridge, which offers mellow and welcoming terrain for beginners and is serviced by a chairlift that is simple to load and unload.

We'll provide your coach, all of the necessary equipment, and your lift ticket. Here's what you should bring:

  • Snow pants
  • Insulated jacket
  • Neck wrap or scarf if jacket does not have high collar
  • Warm mittens or gloves
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Goggles or sunglasses can help but are optional
  • Winter hat or helmets are available
  • A smile

Reservations are strongly suggested for our learning programs and are taken up until 4 PM the day before arrival. We may be able to accommodate walk-ins if space is available, but reservations are the only way to guarantee a place. Call 207-824-5959 or book online. 

One-Day Learn To Ski & Snowboard 

Includes your ski or snowboard equipment, a three-hour clinic with one of our coaches, and a lift ticket to access all our beginner terrain and lifts. After your clinic is done, you're free to keep your equipment and lift ticket for the rest of the day to continue practicing the new skills you've learned and explore our beginner terrain at your own pace. One-Day Programs are based in the Discovery Center at South Ridge. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your start time.

Clinic Times:

  • Learn to Ski clinics are available at 9:00AM*, 10:00AM, 11:00AM*, and 12:30PM.
  • Learn to Snowboard clinics are available at 10:15AM.

*Offered on Saturdays and holiday periods only. Holiday periods are December 25, 2017-January 1, 2018, January 13-15, 2018, and February 17-25, 2018.

Two-Day Learn To Ski & Snowboard 

The perfect way to learn to ski or snowboard over a weekend and enjoy a trip to the mountains. Our Two-Day Package begins with our One-Day Program for your first day, then allows you to keep your equipment and lift ticket the following day and continue learning with a 90-minute group clinic on our beginner terrain. 

Learn to Ski or Snowboard Upgrade Package 

This package is designed for guests who complete our One-Day program and want to return and continue learning later. Designed to be used on non-consecutive days, the Upgrade package includes a 90-minute clinic, equipment rental, and beginner lift ticket to be used any two days for one year from the date of purchase. 

One-Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Program $59 Midweek & $89 Saturdays / Holiday
Two-Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Program $139
Learn to Ski or Snowboard Upgrade Package* $100

Learn to programs are available to ages 13 and older. 

Holiday periods are December 25, 2017-January 1, 2018, January 13-15, 2018, and February 17-25, 2018.

Call 207-824-5959 or book online

Reservations may be changed or canceled up to 24 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations made within 24 hours are non-refundable. Should you need to change your reservation please contact us at 207-824-5959.