BEGINNER GROUP LESSONS

Classes are small and grouped by similar ability in a fun, supportive and social atmosphere. Lessons are purchased at the ski school counter on the lower level of the lodge. Ages 6 and up.

Choose a Level:

BEGINNER 1

Those who have never skied/snowboarded before. Become familiar with equipment, learn balance, sliding, getting up and stopping on the easiest terrain.

1-HOUR GROUP LESSONS  $21
THREE 1-HOUR GROUP LESSONS — $63

LESSON TIMES: 10:00am, 11:15am, 2:00pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm

BEGINNINER 2

You have skied/snowboarded before and are not ready for more difficult terrain. Develop confidence and improve control by learning to link turns on easiest terrain, and make the transition to the chairlifts.

DID YOU KNOW?

App Ski Mtn. was the first ski resort in North Carolina and the first ski resort south of Snowshoe, WV to be named as an official Burton Learn To Ride Center.

INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOPS

This is where the fun begins!  You can ride the chairlift, make some turns and stop but you do not feel confident. Receive personalized attention and individual feedback in a small group setting. Take on new challenges. Try fun drills and exercises that will help you maximize your time on the hill.

Coaches will focus on your personal goals:

  • Fall less & have more fun!
  • Increase your confidence and level of efficiency
  • Eliminate thigh burn
  • Prepare to ski or ride at bigger areas
  • Keep up with your friends or family
  • Common goals for skiers: Wedge to parallel turns, pole use, developing rhythm & turn shape
  • Common goals for snowboarders: Toe & heel turns and getting comfortable with linked turns in control

1-HOUR WORKSHOP — $20

OFFERED DAILY: 12:30pm

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Our professional snow-loving instructors at the French-Swiss Ski College can’t wait to share their knowledge and love of the mountain with you.


PRIVATE LESSONS

There is no better way to improve than to receive personalized instruction and individual feedback. For all ages and abilities. 

1-HOUR LESSON — $60
EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON
— $26

LESSON TIMES: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 6:15pm, and 7:30pm

Ultimate Private

THREE is the magic number!  If you take three private lessons you will have a skill for life.

THREE 1-HOUR LESSONS — $170
EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON — $78

SKIWEE & CRUISER CAMP

Skiwee and Cruiser Camp programs are designed to teach beginning skiers and snowboarders. These are instruction and play programs for skiers age 4-10 and snowboarders ages 7-12.

For more information, visit Children’s Programs

FAQs

The joy of skiing really starts when you can turn and ski in control on intermediate terrain. Guidance and coaching from a trained professional instructor makes the goal much easier to accomplish. For the average person, it takes 3 times to be comfortable and in control on the more difficult terrain. Taking a series of 3 lessons will give you a skill for life. Trained instructors accelerate the learning process- you’ll learn faster than if you try to teach yourself or with the assistance of well-meaning friends.

GROUP: Ages 6 and up. Group lessons offer the opportunity to improve with skiers or snowboarders of similar ability in a fun, supportive and social atmosphere. Sign up for more than one and improve faster. These are small classes, with never more than 10 people in a group. Conveyor lifts only

PRIVATE: Skiing or snowboarding one on one with a private instructor is the most productive way to learn the sport. Time is spent progressing at your pace, tailored exclusively to address your specific needs. Private and semi-private lessons can be arranged at any of the times listed. Any Terrain.

ULTIMATE PRIVATE: Looking for a big improvement in a few short hours? Meet with your personal instructor for a skill evaluation, determine your objectives and develop a three-lesson plan to reach your goals.