New Hampshire ski areas have fantastic learn to ski and ride programs throughout the season. Without a doubt, the best way to start your new sport (dare we say, your new passion?) is to take a lesson - even several lessons - with a professional ski instructor. This ensures you will have the best experience, and learn the right techniques from the get-go.

Attitash Mountain Resort

Learn-to private or group lessons available for all ages. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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Black Mountain

Learn to Ski/Snowboard $79
Includes 90 minute lesson, rental equipment and rope tow ticket.Our small group sizes and excellent teachers will have you on the snow and loving it in no time! Available by reservation,10amand1pm .

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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 located slopeside in the Brookside Learning Center adjacent to the Peabody Base Lodge in the main base area off exit 34C. The Cannon Mountain ski school is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructors along with new trainees. 

The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is offering first-time packages for ages 5+ as well as private lessons for ages 3+ and men's and women's Saturday clinics during the 2021/22 season.

The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is offering private and semi-private lessons for all ages for the 2021-22 season.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort

At Cranmore, our goal is to create a lifelong passion for skiing and snowmaking, all while building self-esteem, in a safe and fun learning environment. Our professional instructors look forward to sharing their love for winter and their enthusiasm for teaching. With each adult ski or snowboard lesson, you will learn skills leaving you looking forward to your next time on snow.

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Crotched Mountain

Your best day on the mountain is waiting! Whether you prefer steep slopes, technical terrain, or gentle groomed runs - our Instructors will help you sharpen your skills and explore more of the mountain with confidence!

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Dartmouth Skiway

This program for the over 18 crowd, provides the opportunity to discover the joys of snowsports during an uncrowded time on the slopes. The goal of this program is to introduce/increase skills of in small groups taught by our professional instructors. The program is 6 weeks long with each session lasting 90 minutes.Session times are Friday mornings from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM (customized times/groups may be available by contacting the Snowsports School Director).

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Gunstock Mountain Resort

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

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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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McIntyre Ski Area

The Snowsports School at McIntyre consists of skiing & snowboarding lesson programs for kids and adults.  We also offer private, semi-private, and group lessons on Thursday and Friday evenings, weekends, and holidays.  From very beginners to seasoned skiers and riders, our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you reach your snowsports goals.

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Mount Sunapee Resort

Mount Sunapee's Mountaineer program is designed for all skier and rider abilities from 4 to 7 years old. Our unique 3:1 student to instructor ratio allows for more individual attention in a small group setting.


Kids get expert, caring instruction so they can learn quickly and gain confidence. Mount Sunapee's South Peak learning area is designed so beginners can learn the fundamentals they will need to enjoy a lifetime of skiing or riding, all within a safe environment. It has five lifts servicing 13 trails.


With the Explorers Seasonal Program, Kids get expert, caring instruction so they learn quickly and gain confidence. Mount Sunapee features the South Peak beginner area complete with five lifts servicing 13 trails. This separate mini-mountain area is excellent for learning, allowing beginners to progress in a comfortable and relaxed environment.


Amplitude Plus is the Mount Sunapee Learning Center’s season-long program for those coming out of Mountaineers or looking for a non-competition, skills-based program. 


Our program averages a 5:1 student to coach ratio for the ultimate in personal development. Participants with similar interests and abilities are grouped accordingly and will ski/ride with the same select group of coaches all season long. This is not a competition based program - if athletes are looking for competition coaching and support, they will be directed to the Alpine Programs.


Our program does more than just develop each participant’s all mountain skills, it also fosters camaraderie and promotes respect for other skiers and riders, both in and out of the program.

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Pats Peak

We take great pride in holding the title: The premier teaching mountain in New Hampshire. We strive to provide our guests with only the highest quality of instruction with the very best skiing and riding conditions. Over 300 professional instructors allow us to gear every lesson toward the student's age and ability, while providing a fun-learning environment.


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Ragged Mountain Resort

Ragged Mountain Resort offers learn to ski and snowboard programs for all ages and ability levels based on the American Teaching System. We offer group lessons, private lessons, day and half day programs for kids at our Adventure Camp. We also offer the Welcome to Snow program for first-time skiers over the age of 13. For more information or to book a lesson, please call 603.768.3600 ext. 3032

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

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Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley has season-long programs for all ages and abilities. For season-long kids programs, please check out our Kid's Programs page HERE!
Our Adult Seasonal Programs offer instruction for 14 weekends plus Christmas week. Private adult groups are formedon the basis ofskill and intensity level starting at the intermediate level. It'sa greatvalue andwayto meet other people who enjoy skiing and sharing the mountain experience.
  • Ski with other adults of similar ability

  • Lift line cutting privileges = more skiing!

  • Instructor led groups

Waterville Valley Resort is excited to introduce the Out of Bounds series, an intro to alpine touring as part of our Seasonal Programs. Join us on Friday & Saturday afternoons and learn about the growing sport of Alpine Touring while exploring all that Waterville Valley has to offer. This program is geared towards individuals looking to join a community of skiers and experiencing a ski day adventure while “earning their turns.” During one of our four-week series you will continue to expand upon your existing ski skills by learning about the basics of alpine touring, aka “uphilling.” You will learn about equipment, gear preparation, uphill movement and travel skills, while exploring the local area, finding secret stashes, and of course, enjoying the descent.To sign up, call the Adventure Center at 603-236-4666
The longest running senior skiing program in the country!
Join skiers 50 years young and over at Waterville Valley Resort every Monday thru Thursday, non-holiday*, for fun, friendship and fabulous skiing!
  • Three ways to purchase: sign uponline, fillout our downloadable application (link at top of page) and mail in or call (603) 236-8311 X3000 .

  • Lot 1 parking will be available forthe SilverStreaks on these program dates. (The Silver Streaks program begins Tuesday December 7,2021and runs until March 18, 2022. The program does not meet December 21 – 24 and December 27 – 31, 2021, or February 21 - 25, 2022. The Nordic Streaks Program will start as soon as trail conditions permit. Program pricing does not include lift ticket or rental equipment and all participants must purchase daily lift tickets or a Season Pass. Silver Streaks ski/snowboard storage will be available for an upcharge of $50 per person – valid for all of 2021/22. This program will meet on snow ready to ski by 10am.

  • You will receive Complimentary Snowsports Clinics. Reduced price NASTAR every Wednesday, Nordic Streaks Program activities included, Dropin toski with the Nordic Streaks Program!


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Whaleback Mountain

Whaleback offers private lessons for ages 2 and up.When you work one on one with an instructor, learning happens fast. Whether it is private snowboarding lessons or private ski lessons, we are ready to help you meet your goal's on snow!

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Wildcat Mountain

Learn-to private or group lessons available for all ages. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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