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Adult Ski/Snowboard Lesson

Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons for Adults

Gain confidence on snow.

At Cranmore Resort in New England, our goal is to create a lifelong passion for skiing and snowboarding, all while building student's 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. 

Book your adult ski or snowboard lesson to secure the best availability – lessons on sale mid- November.

 

New for the 2021/2022 Season

You and your instructor will work together to build confidence and skill on snow – whether it’s your first time on snow, or you’re looking to improve your skills to take your abilities to the next level. 

Our adult ski and snowboard lesson experience for this season includes:

  • Reserving lessons in advance – online or over the phone. Walk ups or same day reservations may not be available. Plan ahead to guarantee availability and express check-in. 
  • First Time Learn to Ski or Snowboard Group Lesson for first timers ages 13 and up.
  • Private lessons for adults 13 and up, with an option to add up to three friends or family members of the same ability level for a Friends and Family adult ski or snowboard lesson. Smaller lesson sizes mean a more customized lesson experience. 
  • Face coverings are highly recommended for all guests entering lodges to use skier services.  They are required at all times while in indoor dining areas, unless eating or drinking while seated.  Face coverings are not required outdoors.

 

Terrain Based Learning

Everything about your learning experience has been designed to ensure your success and enjoyment on snow in New England.  We use the Terrain Based Learning Method ™ in all our beginner ski and snowboard lessons.  Terrain Based Learning uses specifically shaped snow features to naturally control your speed and body positioning, removing the traditional fears and anxieties associated with a skiers and snowboards first time trying snow sports. 

 

Adult Ski and Snowboard Lesson Options

Private and Friends and Family Small Group Skiing or Snowboarding Lessons - $169

Available daily.

Private lessons for adults ages 13 and up, with an option to add up to three friends or family members of the same ability level for $79 each, for a Friends and Family adult ski or snowboard lesson. Smaller lesson sizes allow for a more customized lesson experience. 

Private adult beginner ski or snowboarding packages include 90-minutes of instruction.  Lift access and rental equipment are not included and must be added separately.   Rental equipment is available through our onsite ski shop. 

First Time Adult Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package - $179

Available Friday - Sunday, and daily during holiday & vacation periods.

A 90 minute group lesson for adults age 13+ who are new to skiing or snowboarding.  Package includes access to the Beginner Basin area, instruction, and rental equipment with helmet. This package must be purchased online 48 hours prior to arrival.

 

 

 

FAQs

What should I wear?

Winters in New Hampshire often provides us with variable weather conditions, sometimes within the same day, or even within several hours. Proper outdoor winter attire is recommended.

It is best to dress in layers, allowing you to add or remove clothing as conditions and temperature change. 

Clothing checklist:

A moisture wicking base layer made of synthetic material.  Stay away from cotton as it holds moisture that will eventually make your child feel cold. 
A lightweight wool sweater, fleece, or turtleneck.
A single pair of medium weight wool or synthetic socks.
An outer layer consisting of a warm waterproof or water repellent winter jacket, and ski or snowboard pants.
Waterproof gloves or mittens.  Fleece is not recommended. 
A face covering, goggles or sunglasses.   
We always recommend wearing a helmet, but if choosing not to wear one, a winter hat will help keep warm.
Sport Thoma Retail located in the base area offers all the accessories and necessities you may need to keep you comfortable on the slopes.

What do I do the day of my lesson?

On the day of your skiing or snowboarding lesson, arrive at the Main Lift Ticket office to pick up all tickets prior to your lesson time.   

If you are renting equipment, arrive at the 10th Mountain Pavilion to pick up all tickets and equipment.  Please allow ample time to pick up equipment prior to the start of your lesson.  

When you have your equipment and tickets, go to colored flags in front of the deck of Zip’s Pub, no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of your adult ski and snowboard lesson, to meet your instructor. 

What is your cancellation policy?

All purchases are final.  Reservations can be rescheduled up to 48 hours of arrival.  Within 48 hours reservations are final. 

Cancellations made the day of your lesson or no shows will be charged full price and the lesson will be forfeited. 

All cancellations must be made by phone by contacting us at 603-356-5544 ext. 333.

Will my lesson be cancelled due to weather?

Lessons and instructors are scheduled daily.  We do not cancel lessons due to changing New England weather, storms or temperatures.  Please dress appropriately for New Hampshire weather conditions.  

I have never been on skis or a snowboard before. How many lessons does it take to learn to ski or snowboard?

Everyone’s first time on snow is different.  Though there is no exact answer to how long it will take you to pick up the sport, we have found that typically within three adult ski and snowboard lessons first timers have the skill and confidence they need to cruise down beginner terrain.  

We use the Terrain Based Learning Method ™ in all our beginner ski and snowboard lessons.  Terrain Based Learning uses specifically shaped snow features to naturally control your speed and body positioning, removing the traditional fears and anxieties associated with your first time sliding on snow, making it easier than ever to learn to ski or snowboard.

 

Is gratuity for my instructor included?

Gratuities are not included but are always appreciated if you feel that the service warrants it.