Our ski areas have the programs to meet your learning needs for skiing and riding. Whether you are a first-timer or have years of experience, New Hampshire ski areas have a program for you to take your turns to the next level! 

Black Mountain

Black Moutain is NOT offering lessons this year due to COVID-19 and staffing.

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Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods is pleased to offer private lessons for the 2020-21 winter season. Advanced on-line reservations are required for all lessons. Staff and guests will be required to wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when on the premises of the ski resort unless they are skiing on a trail, physically distanced 6 feet or more, or eating or drinking.

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Cannon Mountain

The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructor along with new trainees.


The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is offering private and semi-private lessons for all ages for the 2020/21 season.

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Great Glen Trails

Every Monday*, Wednesday and Thursday in January we are offering our Learn-to-Ski lesson package forFIRST TIMEskiers for just $29! (regularly offered at $49). This package includes ski, boot & pole rentals and a beginner lesson lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How to get this deal:

  • Call us at(603) 466-3988to reserve your lesson time at either 10:00 am, 11:30 am, or 1:00 pm to guarantee your Learn to Ski price of $29.Minimum age is 6 years old.

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Gunstock Mountain Resort

Our Intro to Ski & Ride Package includes Lower Mountain Lift Ticket, Rentals, and a 2-hr Lesson.


Season Pass holders save 50% on group lessons, 25% on private lessons, and 25% off Children’s Center lessons (child must be season pass holder).

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Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Super Saver Packages - Classic Ski $65 Adult | $61 Seniors | $54 Juniors

Super Saver Packages - Skate Ski $65


This is our most popular package and for good reason. What a deal! This Super Saver Package gives you everything you need to get started:

  • All-day Trail Pass
  • Equipment Rental
  • 1 HourPrivateLesson

Weekday Lesson Times:10:15, 11:30, and 1:30

Weekend & Vacation Weeks Lesson Times:10:15, 10:45, 11:30, and 11:45 and 1:30 (or by instructor availability)

Ages 10 and up and cover the basics of the classic/skate technique. We can customize a group lesson for you, your family and/or your party. (Additional skiers @ $20 per person).

Weekday Lesson Times:10:15, 11:30, and 1:30

Weekend & Vacation Week Lesson Times:10:15, 10:45, 11:30, and 11:45 and 1:30 (or by instructor availability)

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King Pine

Let the legendary King Pine Ski and Snowboard School guide you in the right direction towards learning a lifelong passion and having fun this winter.

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Loon Mountain Resort

Beginners who enroll in the First Class Beginner’s Weekend program at Loon will be treated to a weekend-long learning experience that includes a FREE pair of HEAD skis, bindings and boots - and a private slopeside learning lounge.Loon’s Learn-to-Ski or Ride packages are another great learning option. Offered for ages 14 & up, each package includes a novice lift ticket, equipment rentals, and a group lesson. Loon also offers a variety of camps and programs for kids as young as 3 and up.

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Loon Mountain Resort XC

Explore Loon's cross-country trail system at your own pace and leisure. Get a 1 1/2 hour guided tour with basic instruction, shuttle service, rentals and an all day pass for $66 Available weekends/holidays at 10:00a or 1:00p. Reservations recommended.


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Mount Sunapee Resort

The Start Here & LOVE IT program provides adults (ages 16+) with the best equipment, instructors, mindset, and deals to learn how to ski or snowboard so you can explore the mountain all season long! Redeem your three Start Here days any time during the 2018-2019 season. Days do not have to be redeemed on consecutive days.

Mount Sunapee's Learning Center also features many lesson programs designed to help teach your children how to ski and ride safely while having a blast at the same time.  Check out our Children's Lesson Programs to learn more about Mount Sunapee's many fun programs and amenities designed to help teach your children the fundamentals of skiing and riding in a fun and exciting environment. 

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Pats Peak

Pats Peak has some great programs that will help new skiers become lifetime skiers.

Their STARTER SPECIAL is for the first time skier ages 6 and up. Includes Beginner Group Lesson, Rental Equipment, and Full Day Lower Mountain Lift Ticket (8:30am-4pm). This is the package that enters you in the Passport Program, an award winning, all inclusive, designed for Beginnersone-time program per person for someone NEW to skiing/riding.

With the Passport Program, purchase 4 Starter Special Packages on 4 separate days and on the4th day, receive aFREE PATS PEAK UNLIMITED SEASON PASS and FREE DAILY USE OF RENTAL EQUIPMENT for the remainder of the season! Plus, receive 50%-Off additional Group Lessons. Good for ages 6+.

The Passport Program Plus is valid for (4) Skier Starter Special Packages for $469. On the 4th day of the program, participants receive a FREE PATS PEAK UNLIMITED SEASON PASS, FREE ELAN SKIS WITH BINDINGS, ski shop discounts, and 50%-Off additional Group Lessons. Participants must be 18+ years old and the program is limited to two participants per household.

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Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve

Our First-Timer Nordic Learn To Package includes one group lesson, a nordic trail pass, a full day of rentals (skis, boots, and poles) First-Timer Package for all ages 6+ is $44.

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Ragged Mountain Resort

Bebe Wood Free Learn to Ski & Ride Program includes 3 Lessons, Lift Tickets, and Brand New Rossignol Rental Equipment ALL FOR FREE! If you have considered learning to ski or snowboard, but it was something you could never accomplish or afford, Ragged Mountain Resort has some great news for you! Our one of a kind Bebe Wood Free Learn to Ski & Ride Program makes it fun and easy for anyone over the age of 7to learn without having to pull out your wallet.

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Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Learn how to cross-country ski in a friendly group setting. If you've never savored the Nordic experience, we can help you get started, with Group (3 or more) Learn to Ski packages that include lessons, rentals, and trail fees for only $51.

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Waterville Valley Resort

For ages 7 and up, our $198 Learn to Ski & Ride inclusive beginner's package includes a 2-hour beginner private lesson, rental equipment for downhill skiing or snowboarding, and a lower mountain lift ticket that includes lift access on the Pasture Carpets, Lower Meadows Double, and the Valley Run Quad. Online reservations required.

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