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Lessons for Adults

At the Cranmore Snowsports School, our goal is to build self esteem and a lifelong passion for skiing and snowboarding while providing a safe and fun learning environment. Our professional instructors look forward to sharing their love for winter and their enthusiasm for teaching. With each lesson, you will learn skills leaving you looking forward to your next time on snow.


Reserve Lessons in Advance 

To reserve your Skiing or Snowboarding lesson, enter date of arrival below.

  • Save time at the mountain when you book your lessons online in advance using the booking window below or by calling 1-800-SUN-N-SKI ext. 333
  • Advanced reservations will guarantee lesson availability, the lowest rates, and express check-in.

First Time Skiing & Snowboarding Lessons

A learning experience designed to take the first time skier or snowboarder through a series of lessons utilizing our Terrain Based Learning TM features that will have you sliding and turning in no time. Visit here for what to expect during your first lesson.

Best Options for Learning to Ski or Snowboard

For the absolute beginner with no prior experience

Option 1: Family & Friends


New to Cranmore for the 2019/2020 season is the Family and Friends First Time Ski or Snowboarding Sliding Experience. This option guarantees that a family or group of friends will stay together while experiencing the sensations of sliding on snow for the first time. This first- time sliding experience can accommodate up to eight people ages 7 and up but must include at least one person age 16 or older. This is an ideal option if you have a family with children who would prefer to stay with their parents while learning, or if you simply have a group of friends who want to experience sliding on snow together. Mixed discipline groups (skiing and snowboarding together) are possible.

Reservations are required.  Package includes 90 minute lesson, three person minimum.  Includes lesson, rental equipment, and Lower Mountain Lift Ticket.   $429 (additional $99 per person after the 3rd person.
Lessons meet everyday at 10am & 1pm  

Option 2: Beginner Lesson Passport

Your passport to the world of Skiing & Snowboarding


The passport package includes three 90 minute beginner group lessons, lift tickets, rentals with a helmet. Package also includes coupons for other Cranmore offerings. Complete all three lessons & purchase a season pass for just $199.
Passport lessons may be taken anytime during the 2019-20 season. Passport expires at the end of the season. 
Lessons meet everyday at 10am & 1pm

Option 3: Skiing or Snowboarding  Level 1


Package includes a 90 minute group lesson, rentals with a helmet, and a lower mountain lift ticket. 
Upon completion of lesson one, you may upgrade to the Beginner Passport for $120 and receive your third lesson free. 
Lessons meet everyday at 10am & 1pm

For Those Who Have Limited Prior Experience

Skiing or Snowboarding Level 2


 If you have tried skiing or snowboarding before, but have difficulty sliding and turning on beginner terrain, this package is for you.
Meets everyday at 10am and 1pm.
Includes a 90 minute group lesson, equipment rental with helmet and lower mountain lift ticket

Skiing or Snowboarding Level 3


If you can link turns, control speed on beginner terrain, and ride a chair lift, this is where you should be.    
Meets everyday at 10am and 1pm.
Include a 90 minute group instruction, equipment rental with helmet and full mountain lift ticket

Private Lessons

  • A great chance to get one on one time with your own instructor; this is a great option for developing more advanced skills including racing and/or terrain park, but it is acceptable for all levels. Park and race lessons require 24 hour advance reservations
  • Semi privates offer individuals of the same skill level looking to develop their skiing or riding skills together in a private setting. Individuals need to be of similar ability and participating in the same discipline (either skiing or snowboarding). Limited to three people per instructor
  • Price is for lesson only; it does not include lift ticket or equipment.  In order to guarantee your time slot, reservations must be made by phone prior to the day you want to ski.  Reserve by calling 1-800-SUN-N-SKI ext. 333.
  • Lessons meet on snow, at 9am, 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm and 3pm, midway between the main base lodge and Children's Center.
1 Hour Private Lesson, ages 6+
1 person $115
2nd person add on $50
2 Hour Private Lesson, ages 6+
1 person $230
2nd person add on $100
3 Hour Private Lesson, ages 6+
1 person $300
2nd person add on $150

Ready to book a lesson?

ONLINE- select requested date of lesson in availability box above to purchase your Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package online, or select the Buy Online tab at the top of this page

PHONE-  Give our reservationists a call at 603-356-5544 ext. 333 to book your Learn to Ski or SnowboardPackage, Private Lesson and anything else you might need.  Our reservationists are available extended hours during peak times.

Tips for a Good Experience

  • Book in advance!  It saves you money and will put you at ease on the day of your arrival.
  • Get a good nights' sleep!  Being well rested for the day will improve the experience.
  • Eat breakfast!  They don't say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for no reason.
  • Arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your lesson start time to allow for the ticketing & rental process.
  • Take a look at our First Timer's Guide, to answer any other questions you might have.