Lessons

Lessons

Lessons are CLOSED for the season except for privates.  Please call Guest Services to schedule a private lesson at 610.826.7700. 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 group beginner 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

Beginner Group Lesson

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 terrain based learning to teach our guests the right way from the start.  Spring is the best time to learn to ski & snowboard, and our Beginner Lesson Package is just $49!  Beginning Feb 27, this offer is available everyday for the rest of the 2016-17 season, and it cannot be combined with other promotions or offers.

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

Times: On the hour on weekends 9am-6pm, and on the EVEN hours on weekdays (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 $49 per person 

 

Order Beginner Group Lesson Online

Explorers Lesson Program

The Explorers Lesson Program is for beginners, 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, beginners
Lift Ticket Includes an All-Mountain lift ticket
Rentals $25 per person, includes skis or board, bindings, boots and a helmet (optional ski poles) our instructors will measure the children's height & weight and provide rental equipment.
Times

Times:  On the hour on weekends 9am-2pm and 10am and 1pm on weekdays

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
Reservations Reservations Required.  Please call 610-826-7700 to book your lesson today.
Price $90 Monday - Friday, and $100 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays - a $40 second lesson option is also available for the same day!

Please note: Childcare is available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

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.

When your kids are ready for the next level, check out Blue Mountain Resort's Competition Program.

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 9am to 6pm Monday - Friday w/reservation, and 9am to 7pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (as early as 8am w/reservation weekends/holidays)
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
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 for each additional student per hour.  You are welcome to extend a lesson if the instructor is available
# 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.

Please complete this questionnaire to share any specific needs or strategies to best ensure a successful lesson plan (coming soon, check back for updates).

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.
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.