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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 trails. 

Reservations are limited so we recommend that you book your beginner skiing or snowboarding lesson at least 48 hours in advance.

Lessons available soon.

Terrain Based Learning

Everything about our learning programs in New England 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)


2021-2022 Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lesson Options

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

Available daily

Privatelessons for adults ages 6 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 lessons include 90-minutes of instruction.  Lift access is not included and must be added separately.   Rental equipment is additional and available through our 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.



KidsRule Mountain Camps - $179

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

KidsRule Mountain Camps is Cranmore’s signature learn to ski or snowboard program for kids ages 4 – 14. 

KidsRule Mountain Camp beginner ski and snowboard lessons for kids includes 4 hours of instruction and a full mountain lift ticket. Rental equipment is additional. Package includes a hot cocoa and snack break.  Lunch will not be provided. 

Groups will be split up by skill level.



Pre-School Beginner Ski or Snowboard Lessons - $129

Available daily.

One on one instruction for kids ages 3 to 6. Beginner ski and snowboard packages include a 60 minute private beginner ski or snowboard lesson, rental equipment, helmet, and Beginner Basin access.



Ready to book your lesson?

Cranmore Resort provides the best beginner ski and snowboard 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! 

Lessons available soon.