SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Learn to Ski and Ride at West Mountain. West offers daily group and private lesson instruction to children and adults of all abilities. Our passionate instructors, led by West Mountain's Snowsports On-hill Director Mike Dorman, are trained and ready to help everyone be better skiers and riders. West’s Ski & Ride School is a certified member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

For 6-Week Lesson Programs, please visit HERE 

We are now booking daily lessons for the 23-24 season. Please contact our reservation specialists at 518-636-3699 Ext 336 to book your lessons today.

23-24 SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUP LESSONS FOR FIRST-TIME BEGINNERS (ages 4+)*

West Mountain's group lessons for first-time beginner skiers and snowboarders ages 4 and older are a great way to improve and simply enjoy the sport. Group lessons are offered throughout the winter season beginning when we open in December through March 24 in our beginner area. Rental equipment is available at our very own West Mountain Sports rental shop (across the courtyard from the Main Lodge).

Reservations are required and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336.

23-24 Group Lesson Times:
Weekday: 4pm and 5:30pm
Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend): 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

23-24 Group Lesson Rate: 1.5 hr $70pp on weekends and holidays (4-6 year old groups lessons are 1 hr on weekends and holidays/1 hr $60pp on weekdays (non-holiday) for all ages.

Additional Details

  • Group lessons are for first time beginner skiers & snowboarders ages 4 and older in the Learning Area.
  • Students are paired with other students of the same discipline and level.
  • Provides students with physical readiness for development into skiing and snowboarding.
  • Prices do NOT include a lift ticket. A pre-purchased ticket or season pass is required. If you already have an RFID card, tickets can be loaded HERE. Tickets can also be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added online HERE or during the reservation process.
  • If you are taking a lesson and getting rentals, please arrive at least one (1) hour prior to your lesson to get your equipment and be at the meeting area before your lesson start time. If you are not renting, please arrive at least 30 mins prior to the start of your lesson to ensure you are checked in, geared up, properly fitted and ready to go.
  • Please Read over our Mountain Safety Guidelines for Winter HERE.

23-24 SKI & SNOWBOARD PRIVATE LESSONS (ages 4+)*

We offer daily Private lessons to all ability levels, ages 4 and older throughout the season. Our snow sports team is comprised of experienced instructors, many of whom are certified by the Professional Ski Instructors Of America or American Association Of Snowboard Instructors. Rental equipment is available at our very own West Mountain Sports rental shop (across the courtyard from the Main Lodge).

Reservations are required and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336.

23-24 Private/Semi-Private Lesson Times:

Weekday: 4pm and 5:30pm
Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend):10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

2023-24 Private/Semi-Private Lesson Rates:

1 hr/1 Person $110       +70 Each Additional Person

2 hr/1 Person $220       +120 Each Additional Person

3 hr/1 Person $330       +150 Each Additional Person

*For semi-private lessons, additional person/people must be of similar age, ability, and discipline. For family and friend groups of varying abilities, see our new family and friends lesson plan information below.

Additional Details:

  • 1 or more hour lesson for all ability levels ages 4 and older.
  • Prices do NOT include a lift ticket. A pre-purchased ticket or season pass is required. If you already have an RFID card, tickets can be loaded HERE. Tickets can also be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added online HERE or during the reservation process.
  • If you are taking a lesson and getting rentals, please arrive at least one (1) hour prior to your lesson to get your equipment and be at the meeting area before your lesson start time. If you are not renting, please arrive at least 30 mins prior to the start of your lesson to ensure you are geared up, properly fitted and ready to go
  • Please Read over our Mountain Safety Guidelines for Winter HERE

23-24 FAMILY & FRIENDS PRIVATE LESSON PLAN (ages 4+)*

Improve your skills or learn to ski or snowboard as a family or a group of friends. This private family and friends lesson plan is for 3-6 people ages 4 and older in any combination of ability levels and disciplines. For groups where everyone is not of the same ability level, we teach to the lesser of the abilities to ensure no one is left behind.

2023-24 Family and Friend Lesson Rates:

1 hr/1 Person $110       +70 Each Additional Person

2 hr/1 Person $220       +120 Each Additional Person

3 hr/1 Person $330       +150 Each Additional Person

Additional Details:

  • 1 or more hour lesson for all ability levels ages 4 and older.
  • Prices do NOT include a lift ticket. A pre-purchased ticket or season pass is required. If you already have an RFID card, tickets can be loaded HERE. Tickets can also be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added online HERE or during the reservation process.
  • If you are taking a lesson and getting rentals, please arrive at least one (1) hour prior to your lesson to get your equipment and be at the meeting area before your lesson start time. If you are not renting, please arrive at least 30 mins prior to the start of your lesson to ensure you are geared up, properly fitted and ready to go
  • Please Read over our Mountain Safety Guidelines for Winter HERE

23-24 SKI & SNOWBOARD ALL-DAY, ALL-MOUNTAIN PRIVATE INSTRUCTION FOR INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED (ages 7+)*

West Mountain's All-Mountain 5 hr Private instruction for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders (ages 7+) is a great way to improve and simply enjoy the sport. This 5-hr, All-Mountain Private instruction is offered throughout the winter season beginning when we open in December through March 21. Students must be able to ride the chairlift independently and confidently ski on green and blue terrain. Rental equipment is available at our very own West Mountain Sports rental shop (across the courtyard from the Main Lodge).

Reservations are required and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336.

23-24 All-Mountain, 5 hr Private Lesson Times:

Fridays: 10am-3pm
Weekends: 10am-3pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend): 10am-3pm

23-24 Private All-Mountain Instruction Cost: $420/pp

Additional Details:

  • 5 hr private instruction for intermediate to advanced skiers ages 7+
  • Provides student with a full day of fun and learning with a WM instructor.
  • Prices do NOT include a lift ticket. A pre-purchased ticket or season pass is required. If you already have an RFID card, tickets can be loaded HERE. Tickets can also be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added online HERE or during the reservation process.
  • If you are taking a lesson and getting rentals, please arrive at least one (1) hour prior to your lesson to get your equipment and be at the meeting area before your lesson start time. If you are not renting, please arrive at least 30 mins prior to the start of your lesson to ensure you are geared up, properly fitted and ready to go.
  • Please Read over our Mountain Safety Guidelines for Winter HERE

23-24 LEARN TO TURN SKI/SNOWBOARD PACKAGE FOR FIRST-TIME BEGINNERS (ages 4+)* 

This discounted Learn to Turn package deal for first-time beginner skiers and snowboarders ages 4 and up includes 1 learning area lift ticket, 1 rental, and 1 group lesson. Weekend availability is limited. This package is not available holiday weeks.

Lesson Times: Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.

Midweek: 4pm and 5:30pm One 3-pack per person.

Reservations are required and must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336.

2023-2024 Learn to Turn Pricing:

$125 (ages 4-12)/$135 (ages 13+)

Learn To Turn Ski/Snowboard package includes:

1x learning area lift ticket
1x equipment rental through West Mountain Sports
1x group lesson

Additional Details:

Please arrive at least one (1) hour prior to your lesson to get your rental equipment and be at the meeting area before your lesson start time.

Please Read over our Mountain Safety Guidelines for Winter Here before arrival.

 

23-24 LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD 3-PACK FOR FIRST-TIME BEGINNERS (ages 4+)* | GO BACK ON SALE NEXT NOVEMBER

This discounted Learn to Ski or Snowboard 3-Pack is offered for $260 to first-time beginner skiers and snowboarders ages 4 and up available for purchase Nov. 20 through Dec. 31. All 3 lessons must be redeemed by Jan. 31. The 3-pack includes 3 learning area lift tickets, 3 rentals, 3 lessons, and 3 hot chocolate or coffee vouchers. Lesson Times: Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. Midweek: 4pm, 5:45pm. One 3-pack per person. Weekend and holiday availability is limited.

After purchasing, immediately call the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336. to make reservations for all 3 lessons. Weekend and holiday availability is limited. All lessons must be completed by Jan. 31.

2023-2024 Pricing:

$260

Learn To Ski/Snowboard 3-pack includes:

3x lift tickets
3x equipment rentals through West Mountain Sports
3x group lessons
3x hot chocolate or coffee vouchers

Additional Details:

Please arrive at least one (1) hour prior to your lesson to get your rental equipment and be at the meeting area before your lesson start time.

Please Read over our Mountain Safety Guidelines for Winter Here before arrival.

*Beginning in 22-23, all lesson participants will be charged an RFID card fee. There will be an additional replacement fee if the card is lost etc. Lesson Participants will need their RFID card to access the lift.

Please note: We do not issue refunds for lessons.

If a child can't ski due to medical reasons, a letter from a doctor is required for verification.

Prices may be subject to tax

West Mountain products cannot be resold, transferred or refunded.

*Beginning in 22-23, all lesson participants will be charged an RFID card fee. There will be an additional replacement fee if the card is lost etc. Lesson Participants will need their RFID card to access the lift.

Please note: We do not issue refunds for lessons.

If a child can't ski due to medical reasons, a letter from a doctor is required for verification.

Prices may be subject to tax

West Mountain products cannot be resold, transferred or refunded.

OUR HEALTH MEASURES

Since your well-being is at the heart of our concerns, several health measures are in place and we ask for your cooperation to meet the State of New York's recommendations as they are a priority. We remain attentive to developments and operations could vary rapidly depending on the situation.
Read more about our Mountain Safety initiatives here.