Lessons

Lessons

At Blue Mountain Resort, our Learning Center offers ski and snowboard lessons for all skill levels.  Our lessons are designed to teach students of all ages & abilities on-the-snow basics by fostering a fun, safe and supportive learning environment.  We offer Beginner group lessons for ages 8 & up, Explorers for ages 4 to 12, Private lessons, and Adaptive lessons for children & adults.  Use this page to determine the best type of lesson to meet your needs.

Daily Lesson Options

Beginners

Learn good techniques from the start with our Beginner Group Lesson!  This lesson is for first-timers and beginners, ages 8 and up. We use the Terrain Based Learning Program™ to shape the snow and help our guests achieve success right away - with fun and safety! 

Age & Ability: Ages 8 & up, first-time or "never-evers" and beginners
Lift Ticket: Included for Learning Center Magic Carpets, Valley Triple, Summit Vista and Summit School Hill
Rentals: Included - skis or board, bindings, boots and optional ski poles
Times:

Weekends & Holidays: Continuous, once a group forms

Weekdays (excluding holidays): 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

Length of Lesson: 1.5 hours with at least 1 hour on the snow
Location: In the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain. Go to the Rental Center and meet your instructor at the colored benches
Reservations: Not required, arrive when you are ready to go!
OFF PEAK (Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays): ONLINE $80                Window Rate $85

PEAK (Weekends & Holidays):

ONLINE $94                Window Rate $99

 

Explorers

The Explorers Lesson Program is for children of all abilities, ages 4 to 12.  Our Explorer Instructors love working with kids and know how to make learning FUN while keeping children safe.  For the safety of our guests, only children are allowed in the Explorers area.  Here, they will walk across our colorful boot bridge to get fitted properly and play with balance boards, slacklines, and other items before going out on the snow.  Parents receive a security ticket they will need to show to pickup their child, and they are welcome to watch the lesson from our designated area outside.  We offer a second Explorer lesson option on the same day if your child wants more time on the snow.

Age & Ability Ages 4 to 12, all abilities
Lift Ticket: Includes an All-Mountain lift ticket
Rentals: Included with the purchase of the Explorer package. Our instructors will measure the children's height & weight and provide rental equipment.
Times:

Weekends/Holidays: Continuous, 9 am – 2 pm

Weekdays (excluding holidays) 10 am and 1 pm

Length of Lesson: 2 hours with at least 1.5 hours on the snow
Location: In the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain. Go to the Frontier Learning Center Desk to check in.
Reservations: Reservations Required. Please call 610-826-7700 to book your lesson today.
OFF PEAK (Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays): ONLINE $104           Window Rate   $109
PEAK (Weekends & Holidays): ONLINE $124           Window Rate   $129

Registration for all sessions stops 30 minutes prior to start times listed above, so please arrive early.

Parents must remain at Blue Mountain and may be contacted during the program.

Please contact us for full details on payments, reservations and our cancellation policy.
We cannot accept any children showing any symptoms of colds or the flu.

If your kids would like a multi-week program, with the same instructors and fellow skiers/riders, we invite you to check out our Winter Adventure Camp, Pioneers, or Blue Mountain Racing!

Friends & Family

Keep your group together and learn how to make sliding fun and easy!  This lesson is for first-timers and beginners ages 6 & up who want to experience the lesson together.  We use the Terrain Based Learning Program to shape the snow and help guests achieve success right way - fun & safely.

Age & Ability: Ages 6 & up, first time or "never-evers" and beginners
Lift Ticket: Included for Learning Center Magic Carpets, Valley Triple, Summit Vista & Summit School Hill
Rentals: Included-skis or board, bindings, boots and optional ski poles
Times:

Weekends & Holidays: Continuous, on demand between 10am & 5pm

Weekdays (excluding holidays): 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

Length of Lesson: 1/5 hours with at least 1 hour on the snow
Location: In the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain.  Go to the Rental Center and meet your instructor at the colored benches
Reservations: Not required, arrive when you are ready to go!
Price (for 3 people) ONLINE $194  Window Rate $199
Each Additional Person: ONLINE $45  Window Rate $50

 

Private Lesson

Our Private Lessons are for experienced skiers & snowboarders, or those students who prefer individualized instruction.  Students can choose the length of the lesson and request specific instructors if they have a preference.  Otherwise, our Learning Center staff will match students with instructors.

Age & Ability: Ages 3 & up, all abilities from novice to expert
Lift Ticket: Purchased separately for guests 6 and up, 5 and under are free
Rentals: $40 per person, includes skis or board, bindings, boots and optional ski poles
Times:

Weekdays: 9am – 6pm

Weekends & Holidays: 8am – 7pm

Length of Lesson: 1 to 3 hours, depending upon student needs
Location: In the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain, go to the Frontier Learning Center Desk to check in.
Reservations: Recommended at least 24 hours in advance. Walk-ins are accommodated, based on instructor availability. Please call to reserve your spot 610.826.7700
Price: $95 per hour per student, $60 each additional hour & $60 for each additional student per hour.  You are welcome to extend a lesson if the instructor is available
Number of students 1 hour 2 hours 3 hours
1 $95 $155 $215
2 $155 $275 $395
3 $215 $395 $575

Please note: Private lessons lasting more than 1 hour must be consecutive for those 2 or 3 hours.

Adaptive Lesson

Our Adaptive Lessons are for individuals with developmental delays, impaired vision or deafness.  Several of our instructors have years of experience as special education teachers, behavioral specialists, or are parents of special needs children.  If your child would benefit from any specific reinforcers, please provide favorite snacks, stickers or whatever you know will help.  Our instructors will teach at the student's pace and comfort level to allow for as much independence as is fun & safe for everyone.  Please talk with us about any special accommodations you may want to provide (i.e. sign language interpreters, etc.) and we will do our best to work with you.

Age & Ability: Ages 6 & up, skiers & snowboarders with special needs
Lift Ticket: Included during the lesson
Rentals: $40 per person, includes skis or board, bindings, boots and optional ski poles. Please let us know if you need assistance with rentals. We are happy to bring our adaptive students into a quieter and less crowded area upon request.
Times: Due to this specialized lesson, days & times are based on instructor availability and your schedule.  Please contact us for more info and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Length of Lesson: 1 to 2 hours, depending on student ability & skill.
Location: In the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain, go to the Frontier Learning Center Desk to check in.
Reservations: Recommended at least 48 hours in advance.  Please call 610.826.7700, x.2345 or email us at adaptivelessons@skibluemt.com
Price: $95 per hour per student, or $155 for 2 hours.  Depending upon student needs, we generally prefer to teach our adaptive lessons with a one-to-one ratio.

Please note:  Specialized equipment such as sit-skis or boards are not available at this time for our adaptive lessons.