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Winterplace Ski and Snowboard School provides a fun and educational experience for our skiing and snowboarding guests in a safe, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  We promise you will learn how to ski or snowboard or you can take the class again Absolutely FREE!  Teaching First Timers is a proud tradition at Winterplace.  Winterplace is proud member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.  No one does it better, no one makes it more fun! The Ski School meets at the Ski School bell located behind the Resort Center slope-side deck, next to the top of Chairlift 5.




Terrain Based Learning Diagram

Terrain Based Learning




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Skiers and boarders learn the basics on our Specially Designed Terrain Based Teaching area with 2 Super Carpet Lifts.  Then beginner skiers and boarders may move on to our chairlifts which open up a variety of beginner slopes (green circle trails) to practice stops and turns. 




Learn-To-Ski & Snowboard Package:

 The ultimate entry-level program.  Package includes a Full Day Beginner Lift Ticket, Equipment Rental & a 90 Minute Group Lesson. A beginner lift ticket is valid for lifts 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7.  Lessons begin at 10am on weekdays and are given at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 7pm.  Lessons begin at 9am on weekends and holiday periods and are given on the hour, every hour until 7pm. Hours may vary during Value Season.

Learn-To-Ski/Snowboard Package

Weekday (Monday-Friday, non-holiday periods)


Weekend & Holiday Periods






Lift, Lesson & Rental Package:

Hone your skills with the Lift, Lesson and Rental Package.  You will enjoy the full mountain experience with an All Day Full Mountain Lift Ticket, Equipment Rental and a 90 minute group lesson. Improve your technique and learn to handle all conditions from bumps to powder.  Lessons are available for all ability levels from beginner to expert. 


Lift, Lesson & Rental Package

Weekday (Monday-Friday, non-holiday periods)

Weekend & Holiday Periods $115.95




Ski School Lessons

Group Lessons - Enjoy the fun and dynamics of a group lesson.  Group lessons are available for skiers and snowboarders.  Group lessons are divided according to age and ability level.  Class size ranges from 8 to 10 students per class.  Group lesson times are available every two hours starting at 10am until 7pm on weekdays and every hour starting at 9am on weekends and holidays. Class length - 90 minutes; limited to ages 8 and up. The Special Add-On Group Lesson Ticket must be purchased at the same time and same day as your lift ticket.

Special Add-On Group Lesson


Group Lesson



Helmet Rental  $8
Bib Rental  $11


Private Lessons

The ultimate learning experience for skiers and snowboarders. A one-on-one teacher to student ratio where all the learning happens at your pace. Select your own instructor or we can select one for you based on your present skills.  Private Lessons available on the hour starting at 10am on weekdays until 7pm and 9am on weekends until 7pm.  Class length - 60 minutes; class size limited to 4 persons.


Private Lesson $99.00
Private Lesson additional person add-on $59.00*


*Please Note - Private Lessons do not include a Lift Ticket or Rental Equipment. You must have a VALID Lift Ticket to be admitted to the slopes. Lift Tickets, Rental Equipment, and Snowtubing Tickets may be purchased any time, any day at Winterplace.com or at any Winterplace Ticketing Window.

*To purchase the Semi-Private Lesson you must first purchase a private lesson and then each additional person would cost $59. (up to 3 people). Two people taking a private lesson at the same time, with the instructor would cost $99. + $59. = $158.