SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Learn to Ski and Ride at West Mountain. West offers daily 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. New for the 22-23 Winter Season......West Mountain will be moving to an RFID ticketing system! * Beginning in 22-23, all lesson participants will be charged an RFID card fee for their ticket unless the participant already has one that is valid during the duration of the lesson. There will be an additional replacement fee if the card is lost etc. Lesson participants will need their RFID card to access the lift. RFID Details and updates are available HERE.

For 6-Week Lesson Programs, please visit HERE 

We are now booking daily lessons for the 22-23 season. Please contact our reservation specialists at 518-636-3699 Ext 0 to book your lessons today.

West’s Ski & Ride School is a certified member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America.


SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUP LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS (ages 4+)*

West Mountain's group lessons for first time and beginners 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.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.

Group Lesson Times:
Weekday: 4pm and 5:45pm
Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend):10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

2022-23 Group Lesson Rate: 1.5 hr $70pp

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 ALL-DAY, ALL-MOUNTAIN GROUP INSTRUCTION FOR INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED SKIERS (ages 7+)*

West Mountain's All-Day, All-Mountain group instruction for intermediate to advanced skiers (ages 7+) is a great way to improve and simply enjoy the sport. All-Day, All-Mountain Group instruction is offered throughout the winter season beginning on December 16 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 48 hours in advance by calling the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336.

*Snowboard group instruction may be available upon request by calling the Snow Sports office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336. 

*A maximum of 3 sessions per season per student can be booked 

All-Mountain, All-day Group Lesson Times:

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

2022-23 All-Mountain, All-day Group Lesson Rate: $175pp

  • A 5-hour group instruction for intermediate to advanced skiers ages 7+
  • Provides students with a full day of fun with a WM instructor and a group of ski enthusiasts looking to fine-tune their skills.
  • 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: 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend):10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

2022-23 Private Lesson Rate: 1.5hr. $110pp

Additional Details:

  • 1.5 hour private lesson for all ability levels ages 4 and older. 3-hr and all-day private instruction available upon request.
  • 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: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm
Holidays (midweek and weekend):10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

2022-23 Semi-Private Lesson Rate: 1.5hr. $90pp

Additional Details:

  • 1.5 hour semi-private lesson for all ability levels ages 4 and older. 3-hr and all-day semi-private instruction available upon request.
  • 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 SKI OR SNOWBOARD 3-PACK* | BOOK NOW

This discounted Learn to Ski or Snowboard 3-Pack is offered for $220 to first-time beginner skiers and snowboarders ages 4 and up available January 3rd 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: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. 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.

2022-2023 Pricing:

$220

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.

*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.

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.