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! 

Bretton Woods

At Bretton Woods, you can start your day with a fun and easy introduction to the sport of skiing or snowboarding with the Red Carpet Learn to Ski/Burton Learn to Ride program. The package includes ski or board rental, a group lesson and unlimited access to the Learning Center Quad. Offered daily at 10 am and 1 pm.

Each new skier or rider who completes their lesson will receive a specialExplore the Woods Discount Card. The cardholder will receive a 10% discount at resort retail outlets and a 20% discount on rentals, lift tickets and ski school lessons for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ski season. In addition, the cardholder will have the opportunity to purchase a 2020-2021 Bretton Woods season pass for 20% off the early season price. Additionally all Explore the Woods cardholders will be invited to the Season Passholder BBQ in March 2020!

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Cannon Mountain

The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA), and we are nearly 100 skiinstructors and 20 snowboard instructors strong. Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructor along with new trainees.

First Timers Package, including lifts, lesson and rentals is $82.00.First Timers Package is only available Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays: 10:00am, 11:30am & 1:30pm.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort

Cranmore’s Get Skiing or Riding gets first-timers age 13+ feeling confident on snow with Terrain Based Learning. Lesson packages include rentals, a lower lift ticket, and a two-hour lesson.

Children ages 4-14 can learn to ski or ride with our award-winning KidsRule Camps. Full day and half day lessons are available. New for 2017-18, book a non-holiday, Saturday KidsRule Camp and add a half-day on Sunday for $50.

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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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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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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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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 Resort

For ages 7 and up, our $97 Learn to Ski & Ride inclusive beginner's package includes a 2-hour beginner group 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. The Learn to Ski & Ride package is offered at 10am or 1:30pm on weekends & holidays and at 10am or 1pm midweek. Private Learn to Ski & Ride packages are also available for ages 4+ no reservations needed.

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