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 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.

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 10am to 6pm Monday - Friday, and 9am to 6pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
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 $95 per person > Buy Now

Upgrade Your Lesson to our Take 3 & Shred for Free! Beginner Package to earn a FREE Season Pass:

Beginner Learn to Shred Pack, ages 8 & older All Days Order Online

3 lift tickets (unlimited use of school hills) plus 3 lessons & 3 rentals

90 minute lessons & equipment rentals.  The Beginner Learn to Shred Pack also includes a FREE 2016-17 Season Pass once all 3 lessons are completed for new season pass holders, valid after President's Day 02/20/17.  Cannot be combined with other promotions or offers.

$199 Buy Now

 

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 10am and 1pm Monday - Friday
9am to 2pm Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
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 Recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Price $90 Monday - Friday, and $100 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays - a $40 second lesson option is also available for the same day!
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Please note: Childcare is available for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Due to the popularity, pre-registration is highly recommended!

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, siblings who may assist, 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 3 & up, skiers & snowboarders with special needs
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. 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 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 2 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, 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.