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Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons for Adults

Gain confidence on snow.

At Cranmore, our goal is to create a lifelong passion for skiing and snowmaking, all while building 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 lesson to secure the best availability - lessons on sale mid- November.

New for 2020-21 Season

This winter at our New Hampshire resort, the healthy and safety of our participants is first and foremost in all our programming.  Private lessons will be offered and will allow your instructor to customize your lesson experience in a comfortable and safe learning environment.  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 re-invented lesson experience for this season includes:

  • Reserving lessons in advance – over the phone, or online.  Walk ups or same day reservations will not be available.  Plan ahead to guarantee availably and express check-in.  
  • 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 a Friends and Family adult ski or snowboard lesson.  Smaller lesson sizes mean a more customized lesson experience. 
  • Face coverings are required throughout the entire lesson.  Physical distancing will be practiced in all lessons with no physical assistance from the instructor.
  • Guests will be required to undergo an online heath-screening and temperature check prior to arrival, for the safety of our instructors and other guests.   

Terrain Based Learning

Everything about your learning experience has been designed to ensure your 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 your speed and body positioning, removing the traditional fears and anxieties associated with your first time sliding on snow. 

Adult Skiing or Snowboarding Lessons – ages 13 and up - $175

Includes a 90-minute private lesson and Beginner Basin access.  Add-on up to three additional friends or family members of similar ability for $75 each.

Rental equipment is available for an additional $49 for ages 13 and up.  Includes ski or snowboard, boots, helmet, and poles.

Upgrade to a full mountain lift ticket for $59 each (ages 13+) – full mountain lift tickets or season passes are required for more advanced/skills based ski and snowboarding lessons for adults.

Lesson times: 9am, 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

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, googles 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 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 lesson, to meet your instructor. 

How will you maintain physical distancing during lessons?

Physical distancing will be practiced during all skiing and snowboarding lessons. There will be no physical assistance from instructors to students.

What is your cancellation policy?

All sales are final. If you are unable to redeem lesson on the specified date, you may reschedule your visit to another day,  based upon availability, with 72 hours’ notice to the ticket office. Please call the ticket office directly at 1-800-SUN N SKI. No reschedules will be permitted within 72 hours of scheduled arrival.  Cancellations made the day of your kid's ski lesson or no shows will be charged full price and the lesson will be forfeited.  

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

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

Will my lesson be cancelled due to weather?

Lessons and instructors are scheduled daily.  We do not cancel lessons due to changing 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 lessons first timers have the skill and confidence they need to cruise down beginner terrain.