LEARN TO SKI/RIDE DEALS
Our ski areas have the program to meet your learning needs for skiing and riding. Please note that these are the offers for the 2017/18 season. We will update with information for 2018/19 as the season approaches.
At Bretton Woods you can start your day with a fun and easy introduction to the sport of skiing or snowboarding with the Red Carpet Learn to Ski/Burton Learn to Ride program. The package includes ski or board rental, a group lesson and unlimited access to the Learning Center Quad. Offered daily at 10 am and 1 pm.
The Learning Center Quad is FREE for all ages, Monday-Friday during non-holiday periods.
The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), and we are nearly 100 ski instructors and 20 snowboard instructors strong. Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructor along with new trainees.
First Timers Package, including lifts, lesson and rentals is $78.00. First Timers Package is only available Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays: 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:30pm.
Cranmore Mountain Resort
Cranmore’s Get Skiing or Riding gets first-timers age 13+ feeling confident on snow with Terrain Based Learning. Lesson packages include rentals, a lower lift ticket, and a two-hour lesson.
Children ages 4-14 can learn to ski or ride with our award-winning KidsRule Camps. Full day and half day lessons are available. New for 2017-18, book a non-holiday, Saturday KidsRule Camp and add a half-day on Sunday for $50.
Friday Night Adult Special: Adult Lesson 6:15 – 7:15 PM–ski or ride until 8PM for only $40 per person.
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Our Beginner Package includes Lower Mountain Lift Ticket, Rentals, and a 2-hr Lesson. Night Sessions this year include complimentary “Quick Tips” lessons from roaming instructors—if you’re looking to improve on some skiing or riding skills, take a couple of runs with an instructor and get some free pointers!
Season Pass holders save 50% on group lessons, 25% on private lessons, and 25% off Children’s Center lessons (child must be season pass holder).
King Pine at Purity Spring Resort
Our popular 1-2-3 Ski and 1-2-3 Snowboard packages are back for another season! 1-2-3 packages are geared for first-timers and include rentals, lessons and lift tickets. When you learn is up to you--take one now, one in a couple of weeks and one later this season. Upon completion of all 3 lessons, you will receive a pass good for 50% off tickets, lessons, and rentals for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. (this pass is non-transferable). The 1-2-3 learning package includes 3 All-day lift tickets (beginner lifts on day 1 and All-lifts tickets on your 2nd and 3rd day), 3 group lessons 3 days of rentals (skis, boots and poles OR snowboard and boots), 50% off tickets, rentals, and lessons upon completion of all 3 lessons! Visit us for more details.
Loon Mountain Resort
Beginners who enroll in the First Class Beginner’s Weekend program at Loon will be treated to a weekend-long learning experience that includes a FREE pair of HEAD skis, bindings and boots - and a private slopeside learning lounge.Loon’s Learn-to-Ski or Ride packages are another great learning option. Offered for ages 14 & up, each package includes a novice lift ticket, equipment rentals, and a group lesson. Loon also offers a variety of camps and programs for kids as young as 3 and up.
Mount Sunapee Resort
Start Here & Love It
Adults (16+) can learn to ski or ride any 3 days for just $149! Plus get 50% the rest of the 2017-2018 season and save up to $75 off your purchase of an equipment package at Golf & Ski Warehouse!
Mount Sunapee's Learning Center also features many lesson programs designed to help teach your children how to ski and ride safely while having a blast at the same time. Check out our Children's Lesson Programs to learn more about Mount Sunapee's many fun programs and amenities designed to help teach your children the fundamentals of skiing and riding in a fun and exciting environment.
Pats Peak has some great programs that will help new skiers become lifetime skiers.
Their STARTER SPECIAL is $89 for the first time skier ages 6 and up. Includes Beginner Group Lesson, Rental Equipment, and Full Day Lower Mountain Lift Ticket (8:30am-4pm). This is the package that enters you in the Passport Program, an award winning, all inclusive, designed for Beginners one-time program per person for someone NEW to skiing/riding.
With the Passport Program, purchase 4 Starter Special Packages on 4 separate days for $89 each (total: $356), and on the 4th day, receive a FREE PATS PEAK UNLIMITED SEASON PASS and FREE DAILY USE OF RENTAL EQUIPMENT for the remainder of the season! Plus, receive 50%-Off additional Group Lessons. Good for ages 6+.
The Passport Program Plus is valid for (4) Skier Starter Special Packages for $349. On the 4th day of the program, participants receive a FREE PATS PEAK UNLIMITED SEASON PASS, FREE ELAN SKIS WITH BINDINGS, ski shop discounts, and 50%-Off additional Group Lessons. Participants must be 18+ years old and the program is limited to two participants per household.
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Ragged Mountain Resort
Bebe Wood’s Free Learn to Ski & Ride for Free. 3 Lessons, Lift Tickets, and Brand New Rossignol Rental Equipment: ALL FOR FREE! If you thought that learning to ski or snowboard was something you could never accomplish or afford, Ragged Mountain Resort has some great news for you! Our new Bebe Wood’s Free Learn to Ski & Ride Program makes it fun and easy for anyone over the age of 7 to learn without any risk to your wallet.
Waterville Valley Resort
We want first-timers to join us all out on the slopes! Waterville Valley Resort is celebrating Learn to Ski & Snowboard month this January by offering a discounted package for beginners on select weekends that includes:
- Lower Mountain Lift Ticket
- 2 Hour Group Lesson
- Rental Equipment for Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding
This special $39 Learn-To package is available for ages 7+ on January 6th & 7th, January 20th & 21st, and January 27th & 28th, 2018. Lessons begin at 10:00am and 1:30pm and we recommend checking in 1 hour prior to lesson start time. Registration is located at Top Dog Rentals in the courtyard of the Base Area.
Limited capacity at this price. First come, first serve basis. Only available with advanced reservation, 24 hours or greater. Online reservations coming soon!
Apart from Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, for ages 7 and up, our $93 Learn to Ski & Ride inclusive beginner's package includes a 2 hour beginner group lesson, rental equipment for downhill skiing or snowboarding, and a lower mountain lift ticket for access to two new conveyor lifts in the learner’s area, the Lower Meadows Double, and the Valley Run Quad. The Learn to Ski & Ride package is offered at 10am or 1:30pm on weekends & holidays and at 10am or 1pm midweek. Private Learn to Ski & Ride packages are also available for ages 4+ by reservation.
For ages 7 and up, our $93 Learn to Ski & Ride inclusive beginner's package includes a 2 hour beginner group lesson, rental equipment for downhill skiing or snowboarding, and a lower mountain lift ticket for access to two new conveyor lifts in the learner’s area, the Lower Meadows Double, and the Valley Run Quad. The Learn to Ski & Ride package is offered at 10am or 1:30pm on weekends & holidays and at 10am or 1pm midweek. Private Learn to Ski & Ride packages are also available for ages 4+ by reservation.