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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 a 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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Best of the Blue Ridge Award

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:   BOOK LEARN TO SKI PACKAGE        BOOK LEARN TO SNOWBOARD PACKAGE       

 The ultimate entry-level program.  Package includes a Full Day Beginner Lift Ticket, Equipment Rental & a 90 Minute Group Lesson (limited to ages 8 years old and up). A beginner lift ticket is valid for lifts 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7.  Lessons are offered every two hours starting at 10am until 6pm and an additional 9am lesson offered on weekends and holiday periods.  Hours may vary.  Arrive one hour prior to your lesson.

 
 

Group Lessons  Book Ski Group Lesson 

Book Snowboard Group Lesson

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 6pm and an additional 9 am lesson offered weekends and holiday periods. Class length - 90 minutes; limited to ages 8 and up. Please arrive at least one hour prior to your lesson.

Group Lesson Reservations must be made in advance.

 

Private Lessons*   Book Private Lesson

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 until 6pm.  Class length - 60 minutes; class size limited to 3 persons. If desired lesson time and date are sold out for additional availability,  please call 800-607-SNOW (7669). Arrive one hour prior to your lesson.

Ages as young as 6 can participate in the private lesson.

*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. 

 

Private Family Lessons  Book Private Family Lesson

Ideal for beginners and intermediate skiing and snowboarding families or friends.  

Ages as young as 6 can participate in the family lesson.  Family Lesson times: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM daily.  All participants must be in same discipline (all skiers or all snowboarders).

Learning together as a family allows everyone to join in the fun! New for this season is a family lesson for families of 4 to 6. These lessons are 1 ½ hour with at least 60 minutes on the snow. Lessons are tailored to the lowest level skier or boarder in the group. If you have a beginner in your group, then everyone will be taught at the beginner level. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Arrive one hour prior to your lesson.

*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 at Winterplace.com or at any Winterplace Ticketing Window.


 

Skiwee & Snow Explorers  Skiwee & Snow Explorers

Perfect for children ages 6 through 12 years old. Winterplace Ski Resort is all about family fun for all ages.  We use a specialized instructional program that provides the best learning environment for children to learn to ski and snowboard. SkiWee & Snow Explorers uses a group format dividing children by age and ability, along with the widely recognized game-changing Terrain Based Learning methodology.