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Designed for never ever's and beginners 

If you are new to the sport of skiing and snowboarding our 1st timers/beginners group lesson is for you.  In our specially designed learning area, we will get you up, moving, and sliding in no time.  No need for fear or anxiety, our friendly, professional instructors will keep the focus on the fun as they guide you through the basic movements that allow you to naturally control your speed and body position.  Our professional instructors help to remove traditional fears and anxieties associated with your first time sliding on snow, allowing you to focus purely on the lesson.  Lesson availability is limited. Online reservations can be purchased up to 36 hours prior to your ski date. Same-day lessons are available based on instructor availability. 

 

 

 


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Skiers and boarders learn the basics on our Specially Designed Learning 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       

Ideal or for first-time skiers or snowboarders. This 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 10 am until 4 pm and an additional 9 am lesson is offered on weekends and holiday periods. Hours may vary. Please arrive two hours prior to your lesson. Lesson availability is limited. Online reservations can be purchased up to 24 hours prior to your ski date. This package is not available for walk-up purchases.

 
 

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 1st timers and beginner-level 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 4pm and an additional 9am lesson offered weekends and holiday periods. Class length - 90 minutes; limited to ages 8 and up. Please arrive at least two hours prior to your lesson. Group Lesson Reservations must be made in advance.

*Please Note - Group 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.

 

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 are available every two hours starting at 10am until 4pm.  Class length - 60 minutes; class size limited to 3 persons. Online reservations are required 48 hours in advance, or you can call the ski school desk to check on day of availability. Arrive two hours 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 $65 (up to 3 people). Two people taking a private lesson at the same time, with the instructor would cost $109 + $65= $174. 

 

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 hours 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 two hours 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.  SkiWee & Snow Explorers learn the basics in a private learning area adjacent to the main Resort Center.  This specialized instructional program provides the best learning environment for children to learn to ski and snowboard.  SkiWee & Snow Explorers use a group format dividing children by age and ability.  This 1/2 day program will provide your child with the basics for a lifetime of memories and FUN!

What to Expect – Winterplace is committed to helping your family learn how to ski and ride. Upon arrival, you’ll check-in with your child at the SkiWee and Snow Explorers Building (the candy cane building). Once checked-in, you will help get your child ready for the snow with the assistance of the Winterplace instructors. Everyone then heads outside to the teaching area with the rest of the kids. Parents are then able to go ski as their kids head off for some snowy fun.