Lessons & Programs

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS| REGISTER HERE

West Mountain has been making kids happy  while teaching them to learn to ski and snowboard with their school friends since 1961. Our After School Programs begin in early January and run for 6 weeks (not including holiday break weeks), and all participating schools come one day week on their designated day of the week.

Please Note: 20-21 After School Program Registration is Now Open for all Participating Schools. Transportation and Chaperoning will be required by the parent/guardian of all participants this season. Don’t forget the programs start in January, but After School Program bonus perks begin as soon as the mountain opens. 

Due to COVID, we have extended our discount cutoffs this season. The 20-21 Season After School Program deadlines are 10/31/20 and 11/30/20. Registration closes on 12/24/20.

If your school is not a member of our After School Program and you are interested in learning more, please contact west@westmountain.com or call 518-636-3699 ext. 316. We offer a 6-Week lift only program with  lesson, rental, and meal plan add-on options at affordable rates (see description below). After School Program members also receive additional perks including discounted skiing (for additional days of skiing outside of program), tubing and summer tickets, plus discounts on rentals and merchandise when they show their After School Program card.

20-21 After School Program Flyer

Lift Only: Includes a program pass that is valid from 3-9pm on your school’s After School program day for six weeks.

Lesson Add On: We offer an hour and a half lesson during the program with our amazing staff of instructors. We encourage all students to register for lessons. Learning how to ski and snowboard properly will allow your student to be safe and confident skiers and riders.

Equipment Rental Add On at West Mountain Sports (On site):
We offer daily and season-long rentals for skiing and snowboarding. Seasonal packages include brand new Rossignol skis or snowboard, boots and bindings for $149 (all ages). They are limited in quantity and available on a first come, first service basis. Click here for more information. Please note: Only skis and snowboards rented through West Mountain can be serviced by a West Mountain tech. We advise all program participants to rent through West Mountain. 

Meal Plan Add On:

Each student has the option to choose one from the following:

  • ½ sandwich
  • Cup of soup or chili
  • Popcorn chicken
  • Hamburger
  • Hot dog
  • Grilled cheese
  • Slice of pizza

Served with a small salad or fries
Served with a small drink or milk

REGISTER HERE FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS 

 

6-WEEK PROGRAMS| REGISTER HERE

2020-2021 6-week Individual Program registration for children and adults is open. Rentals can be added to all registrations. Register early and save. The next discount cutoff ends 10/15/20! Registration discount cut-off dates for 2020/2021 are: 10/15, 11/15, last day to register is 12/24. Choose a program from the following:


Additional Details:

  • Students will be grouped by age and ability, skiers/snowboarders of all levels will have 6 weeks working to develop new skills and make new friends.
  • Program pass (lift pass) will be given out on the first day of programming.
  • Programs do not run during holiday periods. For more information on holiday lesson camps, click here.
  • Add rentals from West Mountain Sports to any of the programs during registration
  • Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to lesson start time to allow for ample time to be fitted into equipment and to prepare for the lesson.

MOUNTAIN EXPLORERS YOUTH LESSONS (AGES 4-6) | BOOK NOW

6-week program (excluding MLK weekend & February break) grouped by age & ability for skiers & snowboarders of all levels. You’ll be with the same team of instructors to develop new skills & make new friends.

2021 PROGRAM DATES:
Please choose the time and day that suits your schedule best. Saturday full day session includes lunch.

  • Tuesdays 4-5:30PM: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
  • Wednesdays 5:45-7:15PM: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
  • Thursdays 4-5:30PM or 5:45-7:15PM: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11
  • Saturdays 9:30-11:30AM or 12:30-2:30PM: 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/27, 3/6
  • Sundays 9:30-11:30AM or 12:30-2:30PM: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/28, 3/7

MOUNTAIN ADVENTURERS YOUTH LESSONS (AGES 7-17) | BOOK NOW

6-week program grouped by similar age and ability, these lesson programs are a great introduction or way to enhance and improve existing ski/snowboard skills. The program runs for 6 consecutive weeks (excluding MLK weekend & February break) and includes a 4-hour lift pass.

2021 PROGRAM DATES:
Please choose the time and day that suits your schedule best. Saturday full day session includes lunch.

  • Mondays 4-5:30PM or 5:45-7:15PM: 1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22
  • Tuesdays 4-5:30PM: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
  • Wednesdays 4-5:30PM or 5:45-7:15PM: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
  • Thursdays 4-5:30PM or 5:45-7:15PM: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11
  • Saturdays 9:30-11:30AM or 12:30-2:30PM: 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/27, 3/6
  • Sundays 9:30-11:30AM or 12:30-2:30PM: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/28, 3/7

MOUNTAIN MASTERS ADULT LESSONS (AGES 18+) | BOOK NOW

Specially-designed 6-week program to help you keep up with your kids & friends. Whether you are a skier or snowboarder, beginner or advanced, our experienced team of instructors will teach you the necessary steps you’ll need to improve your skills & technique.

2021 PROGRAM DATES:
Please choose the time and day that suits your schedule best.

  • Tuesdays 5:45-7:15PM: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
  • Saturdays 9:30-11:30AM or 12:30-2:30PM: 1/9, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/27, 3/6
  • Sundays 9:30-11:30AM or 12:30-2:30PM: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/28, 3/7

MASTERCLASS SERIES FOR ADULTS (AGES 25+) | BOOK NOW

This 6-week masterclass series is for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders age 25 and older and meets Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 am. The program will have a dedicated focus each week to strengthen participant skiing and snowboarding skills. The program also includes a 5-hour lift ticket beginning at 10am each morning. The day will start with breakfast in the main lodge and then the group will hit the slopes for an hour and a half training session from 10 to 11:30. After, enjoy the slopes on your own with friends for the rest of the afternoon.

2021 PROGRAM DATES:

  • Thursdays: 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

LADIES LESSONS & LUNCH (AGE 18+) | BOOK NOW

Sun, snow, and serenity make for a winning combination during this 6-week Friday’s only program. Avoid the crowds and escape your hectic schedule. These 1.5 hour group lessons begin at 11am with other skiers or snowboarders of similar ability. Whether you’re in a group or alone take a break at 12:30pm for lunch prepared at West Mountain Bar & Eatery. Lift pass is valid 10am-3pm.

2021 PROGRAM DATES:

  • Fridays: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12

SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUP LESSONS | BOOK NOW

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. Online reservations are required and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. After purchase, the Snow Sports office will contact you for group lesson time. If you do not hear from the office, please call 518-636-3699 ext. 336 . For our Learn to Turn (one learning area ticket, one rental and one group lesson) package deal for first-time beginners, please see below.  

Additional Details:

  • 1.5 hour group lesson for first time, beginner skiers & snowboarders
  • Children 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
  • 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.

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

2020-21 Group Lesson Rate: $55 

Choose a group lesson from the following:

Additional Details:

  • 1.5 hour group lesson
  • All ability levels. Children 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
  • 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.

LEARN TO TURN PACKAGE DEAL FOR BEGINNERS| BOOK NOW

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. Online reservations are required and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. After purchasing the Learn to Turn package online, you will be contacted by our Snow Sports office for lesson time. If you do not hear from the office, please call 518-636-3699 ext. 336. The Learn to Turn package can also be purchased over the phone or at the mountain if there is availability.

Lesson Times:

  • Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, Weekday: 4pm and 5pm,
  • Holiday Midweek and Weekends: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

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

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

2020-21 Rates:
Semi-Private Lesson: 1.5hr. $70pp, 3hr. $100pp, 6hr. $175pp

Additional Details:

  • Valid lift ticket required for duration of lesson
  • Rentals can be added over the phone when you receive a call from our Snow Sports office after lesson purchase.
  • 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

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD PRIVATE LESSONS 

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.

2020-21 Rates:
Private Lesson: 1.5hr. $90, 3hr. $140, 6hr. $245

Additional Details:

  • Valid lift ticket required for duration of lesson
  • Rentals can be added over the phone when you receive a call from our Snow Sports office after lesson purchase.
  • 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

HOLIDAY STAY & PLAY CAMPS (AGES 7-12) | REGISTER NOW

During school vacations give your kids something to do that will get them out of the house and away from their electronics. Send them to camp at West Mountain, where they’ll learn to ski & snowboard or fine tune their existing skills, meet new friends and breathe fresh air. Our stay & play camps include lessons, a 5hr. lift ticket and lunch. The camp runs 9:30-2:30 each day. Rentals can be added on during registration. Add rentals from west mountain sports to any Stay & Play Camp during registration.

 

2-DAY CAMP DATES: 9:30AM-2:30PM

  • Session 1: 12/26 & 12/27/20 (December Break)
  • Session 2: 1/16 & 1/17/21 (MLK Weekend)
  • Session 3: 2/13 & 2/14/21 (February Break)
  • Pricing: $220 by 4/15, $240.00 by 10/15, $260 by 11/15, $280 until 12/24

3-DAY CAMP DATES: 9:30AM-2:30PM

  • Session 1: 12/29, 12/30 & 12/31/20 (December Break)
  • Session 2: 2/16, 2/17 & 2/18/21 (February Break)
  • Pricing: $340 by 4/15, $360 by 10/15, $380 by 11/15, $400 until 12/24

LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD 3-PACK BOOK NOW

This discounted learn to ski 3-package is offered for first-time beginner skiers and snowboarders ages 4 and up starting January 11th through March 21st (not including holiday weeks and weekends) and includes 3 lower mountain lift tickets, 3 rentals, 3 lessons and 3 hot chocolate or coffee vouchers. Lesson Times: Weekend: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, Midweek: 4pm, 5:45pm. After purchasing your Learn to Ski or Snowboard 3 package online, you will be contacted by our Snow Sports office for 3 lesson days and times. If you do not hear from the office, please call 518-636-3699 ext. 336. The Learn to Turn package can also be purchased over the phone or at the mountain if there is availability.

Learn To Ski/Snowboard 3-pack includes:

  • 3x lower mountain lift tickets
  • 3x equipment rentals through West Mountain Sports
  • 3x 1.5hr. group lesson
  • 3x hot chocolate or coffee vouchers

MOUNTAIN BIKING LESSONS & GUIDING SERVICES

During the summer season, we offer private and semi-private and group mountain biking lessons and Aerial Treetop Adventure guiding services to all ability levels, ages 10 and older. Anyone receiving a lesson or guiding service must purchase a day ticket for the date they have their lesson booked prior to arrival. Scott Mountain bike rentals and protective packages are also available. Book your lesson by emailing West Mountain at west@westmountain.com or by calling office at 518-636-3699 ext. 336. Advance reservations are required.

2020 Pricing

PRIVATE LESSON/MOUNTAIN GUIDE | $85 PER PERSON
1 person and 1 instructor, 2 hours

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSON/MOUNTAIN GUIDE | $65 PER PERSON
2 people and one instructor, 2 hours

GROUP LESSON/MOUNTAIN GUIDE | $45 PER PERSON
3-4 people and one instructor, 2 hours

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.