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Learn to Ski or Snowboard at our Snowsports School

Wintergreen Resort offers learn to ski and snowboard programs for all ages and ability levels based on the American Teaching System. We offer group lessons (no reservations taken), private lessons, women's clinics, full day and half day programs for kids at The Treehouse, family lessons, plus the college academy program and the Discover Skiing and Riding Program. For more information or to book a private lesson, please call 434-325-8065.

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Snowsports School FAQ (pdf)

Discover Skiing and Riding

Discover Day Program includes:

  • 8-hour limited lift ticket
  • 8-hour rental
  • 75 minute lesson

Program after 3:15 pm includes:

  • Night limited lift ticket
  • Night rental
  • 75 minute lesson

Three Visit Program for First Time Skiers and Riders!

If you thought that learning to ski or snowboard was something you could never accomplish, our Discover Skiing and Riding Program makes it fun, easy and affordable.

  • For first-time skiers and riders (age 8+).
  • Repeat lesson same day if you are not turning and stopping by the end of your first lesson! 

First, Second and Third Visit

  • First visit package rates below.
  • Second and third visits, get $15 off package rates below before 3:15 pm.
Discover Skiing & Snowboarding Rates For First Visit - Regular Season 2017-18
   Mon-Thu Friday Sat/Sun  Holiday
Adult $89 $94 $109                                $114
Adult after 3:15 pm** $64* $64 $64 $64
Youth (8-12) $74 $79                     
$89                    
$94
Youth after 3:15 pm** $54* $54 $54 $54
*Please note, Monday night sessions only available Dec. 25, Jan 1, 15, and Feb. 19. 
**Second and third visit discount not available on Night Packages after 3:15 pm.
 

Additional Benefits

  • Lift ticket upgrade to all slopes/lifts and rental extension: available at additional charge.
  • After third visit, purchase a current year Ski and Ride Season Pass for additional charge; and purchase a current year rental season pass for additional charge.

Group Lessons (Reservations Not Taken)

Beginner

Beginner Ski and Snowboard group lessons (ages 8 & above) are for those who have never skied/snowboarded before or have only tried skiing/snowboarding once or twice. Primary focus for the lesson will be familiarization of the equipment and learning to turn and stop.

Lessons are 75 minutes in length (1¼ hours) and are taught at 9:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm* and 5:30 pm*. Cost: $38 (rent our ski or snowboard equipment and save 50% on one group lesson per day – that’s only $19). Requires valid lift ticket. Lift Ticket/Rental equipment not included in price.

*4 pm and 5:30 pm lessons not available on days when there is no night skiing, which includes early season, late season, and non-holiday Mondays.

Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner Ski and Snowboard group lessons (ages 8 & above) are for those who can already turn and stop and are ready to improve their control.

Lessons are 75 minutes in length (1¼ hours) and are taught at 9:30 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm.* Cost: $38 (rent our ski or snowboard equipment and save 50% on one group lesson per day – that’s only $19). Requires valid lift ticket. Lift Ticket/Rental equipment not included in price.

*4 pm lessons not available on days when there is no night skiing, which includes early season, late season, and non-holiday Mondays.

Mighty-Mite

For children ages 6-7 we offer beginner and advanced beginner group ski lessons. These lessons are for children who have never skied before or have only tried skiing once or twice. The primary focus of the lesson is to become familiar with the equipment and learn to turn and stop.

Lessons are 75 minutes in length (1¼ hours) and are taught at 9:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 5:30 pm.* Cost: $50 (rent our ski or snowboard equipment and save 50% on your beginner group lesson – that’s only $25). Requires valid lift ticket. Lift Ticket/Rental equipment not included in price.

*5:30 pm lessons not available on days when there is no night skiing, which includes early season, late season, and non-holiday Mondays.

Intermediate

Intermediate Ski and Snowboard group lessons (ages 8 & above) are for those who are proficient with turning, stopping and riding a chairlift. Primary focus for the lesson will be improving technique and improving turning/stopping proficiency on beginning terrain.

Lessons are 75 minutes in length (1¼ hours) and are taught at 2:30 pm daily. Cost: $50 (rent our ski or snowboard equipment and save 50% on your intermediate group lesson – that’s only $25). Requires valid lift ticket. Lift Ticket/Rental equipment not included in price.

Private Ski & Snowboard Lessons - 434-325-8065

Private lessons are not only a great way to learn to ski or snowboard, but you can revamp your skills and become a better skier or snowboarder. Private instruction offers you one-on-one coaching and instruction with one of Wintergreen's trained instructors many of whom are PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) or AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) certified. Our instructors have the passion to help you learn to love skiing and snowboarding as much as they do. Lift ticket and equipment rental is not included in the price of the lesson. Participants are required to have a valid lift ticket.

Private Lesson Times: 8 am/Early Bird*, 9:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm** and 5:30 pm.**

Private Lesson Rates (no discounts available)
Length of Lesson First Guest Additonal Guest
1¼ hour $99 $59
3 hour $209 $99
6 hour $399 $189

Cancellation Policy 

  • Outside of 48 Hours - Full Refund 
  • 24-48 Hours - 25% Scheduling Fee 
  • Less than 24 Hours - No Refund

*Be the first out on the slopes with our Early Bird Private Lesson - offered most weekends and holidays at 8 am. Rate: $99 for first guest; additional guests: $59/each. 1¼ hour lesson. Lift and rental equipment not included. 

**4 pm and 5:30 pm lessons not available on days when there is no night skiing, which includes early season, late season, and non-holiday Mondays.

Reservations are strongly recommended for private lessons, call 434-325-8065. No discounts are available for private lessons.

Kids Ski Programs at The Treehouse

What could be better than learning to ski with new friends? Full day and half day programs are available for kids ages 3+.

  • Ridgely's Rippers (Ages 4-12, skiing only)
  • Mountain Explorers (Ages 7-14)
  • Mountain Explorers Pro (Ages 7-14)
  • Mountain Mornings (Ages 3-6, Skiing Only)
  • Childcare Programs (3+)

More About The Treehouse Snowsports Programs

Scout Merit Badge Program

Wintergreen Snowsports School has been helping Scouts attain their Snow Sports merit badge for many years and is familiar with the snow sports merit badge requirements and workbook.

Wintergreen has excellent terrain and qualified instructors (certified with PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) who have specialized training for the merit badge requirements for the Downhill (Alpine) Skiing option and the Snowboarding option. Wintergreen does not have instructors or terrain available for the Cross Country (Nordic) Skiing option.

Scouts who are most successful in attaining their Snow Sports merit badge have completed workbook sections 1-4 and are ready for section 5 which is on the snow. If the candidate is already comfortable skiing or riding on Intermediate terrain the instructor can help them complete section 5 and evaluate their on snow skills in a 1.25 hour lesson

For beginner skiers and snowboarders it is more difficult to learn and master all of the skills needed to safely meet the merit badge requirements on intermediate terrain. We recommend a 3 hour lesson for beginners and keep the lesson on beginner terrain.

Instructors will sign each page of the appropriate option in workbook section 5 indicating the results of the evaluation. Counselors are welcome to join the lessons but are not required to. In addition to helping with section 5 the instructor can help with questions and provide assistance as needed with sections 1-4.

Scout Merit Badge Program

Number of Skiers Number of Snowboarders Cost for 1.25 hour, Per person Cost for 3 hour, Per person
1 1 $99 $209
2 2 $73 $154
3 3 $65 $136
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