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.
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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)