SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Learn to Ski and Ride at West Mountain. West offers group, semi-private, and private lesson instruction to children and adults of all abilities. Our passionate instructors are trained and ready to help everyone be better skiers and riders.  Big News! We have expanded our Learning Area to accommodate more lessons in 21-22! We are now booking lessons for the 21-22 season. Please contact the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 Ext 336 to book your lessons today.

West’s Ski & Ride School, lead by Snow and Summer Sports Director Candice Murray, is a certified member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Please contact Candice with any questions at candice@westmountain.com.


SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUP LESSONS 

West Mountain's group lessons are a great way to improve and simply enjoy the sport. Group lessons are offered throughout the winter season beginning on December 19 through March 21 and available for first time and beginner skiers & snowboarders in our beginner area, ages 4 and older. 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.

Group Lesson Times:
Weekday: 4pm and 5:45pm
Weekend: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend): 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

2021-22 Group Lesson Rate: 1.5 hr $60pp

Additional Details
  • 1.5 hour group lesson for first time, beginner skiers & snowboarders ages 4 and older.
  • Students are paired with other students of same discipline and level
  • Provides students with physical readiness for development into skiing and snowboarding
  • Valid lift ticket required for duration of lesson and can be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added 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 before arrival.

SKI & SNOWBOARD PRIVATE LESSONS (1 student + 1 instructor)

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

Private Lesson Times:

Weekday: 4pm and 5:45pm
Weekend: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend): 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

2021-22 Private Lesson Rate: 1.5hr. $90pp

Additional Details:

  • 1.5 hour private lesson for all ability levels ages 4 and older.
  • Valid lift ticket required for duration of lesson and can be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added 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 before arrival.

SKI & SNOWBOARD SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS (2+ people in same party + 1 instructor)

We offer daily Semi-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

Semi-Private Lesson Times:

Weekday: 4pm and 5:45pm
Weekend: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend): 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

2021-22 Semi-Private Lesson Rate: 1.5hr. $70pp

Additional Details:

  • 1.5 hour semi-private lesson for all ability levels ages 4 and older.
  • Valid lift ticket required for duration of lesson and can be added during the reservation process.
  • Rentals can be added 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 before arrival.

LEARN TO TURN PACKAGE DEAL FOR BEGINNERS

For first-time beginners only ages 4 and older. Price includes one learning area lift ticket, one rental, and one group lesson. Rental Packages include: skis, boots, poles, and helmet; or snowboard, boots, and helmet. 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. 

2021-2022 Pricing:

Adult Learn to Turn Package (13+) $120

Youth Learn to Turn Package (12 and Under) $110

Lesson Times:

  • Weekend: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Weekday: 4pm and 5pm,
  • Holiday Midweek and Weekends: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

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.

 

January is National Learn to Ski and Ride Month

Are you, your spouse, your child or children interested in learning to ski or snowboard at affordable rates you cannot pass up? All weekdays (except MLK Day) in January During National Learn to Ski and Ride Month, purchase our Learn to Turn Packages at half-price. The cost for ages 13+ is $60 and $55 for ages 12 and under.  This First-time Beginner's Package includes one learning area lift ticket, one rental, and one group lesson. 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.

LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD 3-PACK | BOOK NOW

This discounted Learn to Ski or Snowboard 3-Pack is offered for $199 to first-time beginner skiers and snowboarders ages 4 and up available January 10th through March 20th (not including holiday weeks and weekends) and includes 3 learning area lift tickets, 3 rentals, 3 lessons and 3 hot chocolate or coffee vouchers. Lesson Times: Weekend: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm Midweek: 4pm, 5:45pm. One 3-pack per person. After booking, immediately call the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336. to make reservations for all 3 lessons. One pack per person, weekend availability is limited.

2021-2022 Pricing:

$199

Learn To Ski/Snowboard 3-pack includes:

3x learning area lift tickets
3x equipment rentals through West Mountain Sports
3x 1.5hr. 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.

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.