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Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Cranmore has been named one of the best places in New England and New Hampshire for skiing and snowboarding lessons.

At Cranmore, our goal is to create a lifelong passion for skiing and snowboarding, all while building self-esteem, in a safe and fun learning environment. Whether you’re a first timer adult, or haven’t skied in years, or want to help your child develop a passion for snowsports, our professional instructors look forward to sharing their love for winter and their enthusiasm for teaching, creating an unforgettable experience and easy day on the slopes. 

For best availability, book your beginner skiing or snowboarding lesson at least 48 hours in advance.

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Terrain Based Learning

Everything about our learning programs in New Hampshire has been designed to ensure success and enjoyment on snow. 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 an individual’s speed and body positioning, removing the traditional fears and anxieties associated with the first time sliding on snow.

Here Are Just a Few of the Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding Skills You’ll Learn During Your Lesson

Beginner Skiing Skills

During Cranmore’s beginner skiing lessons participants will learn how to: 

  • Put on and take off skis
  • Walk on skis
  • Side-step uphill
  • Change direction
  • Control downhill speed using terrain elements
  • Load and unload a chairlift (based on ability/progression)

Beginner Snowboarding Skills

During Cranmore’s beginner snowboarding programs participants will get comfortable at:

  • Putting on and taking off their snowboard
  • Skating/Gliding with one foot out
  • Toe-Side and heel-side awareness
  • Changing direction using terrain elements
  • Loading and unloading a chairlift (based on ability/progression)


2020-2021 Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lesson Options

2021- 2022 lesson information coming soon!

Adult Skiing or Snowboarding Lessons - $175

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 $75 each, for a Friends and Family adult ski or snowboard lesson. Smaller lesson sizes allow for a more customized lesson experience. 

Adult beginner ski or snowboarding packages include 90-minutes of instruction and Beginner Basin access. Rental equipment is additional and available through our ski shop. Full mountain lift ticket and season pass upgrades are available during the checkout process.

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Private Kids Ski or Snowboard Lessons - $175

Private ski and snowboard lessons for kids ages 6 to 12. Add-on up to three additional friends or family members of similar ability level for $75 each. Private first time ski packages include 90-minutes of instruction and Beginner Basin access. Lesson does not include equipment and must be added separately. Upgrade to a full mountain lift ticket during checkout. 

Parents may be asked to stay close by to assist, as necessary during their child's lesson. Once your child has progressed to riding the chairlift, we will ask for assistance on the chair with a parent or responsible adult.

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KidsRule Mountain Camps - $160

KidsRule Mountain Camps is Cranmore’s signature learn to ski or snowboard program for kids ages 7 – 12. KidsRule is offered in two sessions this season, morning or afternoon, on Saturday and Sundays throughout the winter, and daily during President’s Week (February 13, 2021 – February 21, 2021). 

KidsRule Mountain Camp beginner ski and snowboard lessons for kids includes 2 hours of instruction and a full mountain lift ticket. Rental equipment is additional. 

Group lesson size will be limited to 5 kids per instructor, and groups will be split up by skill level. Each group is considered a cohort throughout the lesson. If riding the chairlift, children in a KidsRule lesson will only ride with their assigned cohort, or alone. 

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Pre-School Beginner Ski or Snowboard Lessons

One on one instruction for kids ages 4 and 5. Beginner ski and snowboard packages include a 60 minute private beginner ski or snowboard lesson, rental equipment, helmet, and Beginner Basin access.

Parents are encouraged to stay close by to assist, as necessary during their kid's lesson. Once your child has progressed to riding the chairlift, we will ask for assistance on the chair with a parent or responsible adult.

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Ready to book your lesson?

Cranmore Resort provides the best beginner programs in New Hampshire that turn newbies into real skiers and snowboarders. During our beginner ski and snowboarding lessons, participants will learn the most fundamental skill and information they will need to start shredding the slopes. Learning to Ski for beginners has never been easier or more fun! 

Book online or call us at 1-603-356-5544 ext. 393.