Why Take Lessons?
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.
Beginner Group Lessons
Classes are small, 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 that is Right for You:
- Beginner 1: Those who have never skied/snowboarded before. Become familiar with equipment, learn balance, sliding, getting up and stopping on the easiest terrain.
- Beginner 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.
1-hour group lesson: $20
Three 1-hour group lessons: $60
Lesson Times: 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 2:00 pm, 6:15 pm and 7:30 pm
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 at 2:00 pm
There is no better way to improve than to receive personalized instruction and individual feedback. For all ages and abilities. Reservations suggested.
1-hour lesson: $55
Each additional person: $20
Lesson Times: 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 6:15 pm, and 7:30 pm
3 is the magic number. If you take 3 private lessons you will have a skill for life.
For all ages and abilities. Reservations suggested.
Three 1-hour lessons: $165
Each additional person: $60
SKIwee and Cruiser Camp Programs
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. The packages include a slope ticket, equipment rental, helmet rental and group instruction. Register at the French-Swiss Ski College counter, lower level of the lodge at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Please note: Registration times are strictly observed. Limited availability, reservations suggested.
Skiwee & Cruiser Camp
|Registration Required by:||SKIwee* (skiers)
|Cruiser Camp** (snowboarders) Ages 7-12|
|9am-5pm Ticket w/ 4 hrs of instruction||9am||$77||$89|
|9am-5pm Ticket w/ 2 hrs of instruction***||9am – noon||77||89|
|1-5 pm Ticket w/ 2 hrs of instruction||noon||57||69|
|*SKIwee program offered daily
**Cruiser Camp program offered weekends and holidays only
***You are too late for the morning session of lessons, but you want to start riding by noon.
Which Lesson is Right for You?
Group: All levels, age 6 and over. 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.
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. Reservations suggested.
Ultimate Private: Looking for a big improvement in a few short hours? Meet a personal instructor for a skill evaluation, determine your objectives and develop a three-lesson plan to reach your goals.