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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 beginner slope lift ticket
  • 8-hour rental
  • 75 minute lesson

Program after 3:15 pm includes:

  • Night beginner slope 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 2018-19
   Mon-Thu Friday Sat/Holiday  Sunday
Adult $89 $94 $119                                $109
Adult after 3:15 pm** $64* $64 $64 $64
Youth (8-12) $74 $79
$99                                  
$89
Youth after 3:15 pm** $54* $54 $54 $54
*Please note, Sunday and Monday night sessions only available Dec. 23, 30, 31 Jan. 20, and Feb. 17.                                 
**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 your third visit, you can purchase a Ski and Ride Season Pass and a Rental Pass for the current year at a discounted rate.

Group Lessons (Reservations Not Taken)

Never Evers

Never Evers 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: Sunday-Thursday:$44; Friday, Saturday and Holiday: $49 (rent our ski or snowboard equipment and save 50% on one group lesson per day). 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 Sundays and Mondays.

Advanced Beginner

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: Sunday-Thursday:$44; Friday, Saturday and Holiday: $49 (rent our ski or snowboard equipment and save 50% on one group lesson per day). 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 Sunday and 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: Sunday-Thursday:$44; Friday, Saturday and Holiday: $49 (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 Additional Guest
1¼ hour $109 $69
3 hour $229 $99
6 hour $429 $209

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: $119 for first guest; additional guests: $79/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 Sundays and Mondays.

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

Kids Ski and Snowboard 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)
  • Ridgely's Riders (Ages 8+, snowboarding 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

Mom, Dad and Me – Ski/Snowboard Private Lesson

Do you want to know what your child should be working on next and how to help them ski/ride better? The lesson is focused solely on child instruction with an introduction on how to continue teaching your child (not a lesson for teaching a parent and a child). Open to children that can ski/ride Potato Patch terrain and above. One parent can accompany their child in the lesson at the established rate, additional parent can attend for $69.

Rate for 1.25 hour Private Lesson: $199 (Lift ticket and rentals are not included; no discounts available)

Additional parent: $69 (no discounts available)

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 $109 $229
2 2 $73 $154
3 3 $65 $136
4 plus 4 plus $50 $100

*These costs are for lessons only, and do not include slope access pass or rental. For groups of five or more discounts are available for lift and rentals. For more information on lift tickets and rentals call Ski Group Services at 434-325-8164. For information on the Merit Badge, please call 434-325-8065.

Wintergreen Women's Ski Clinics

Women’s Ski Clinics, offered on Sundays from mid January through late February, are geared for women who want to improve their skiing skills, taught by Wintergreen’s PSIA instructors.

Sunday Women's Clinics are from 7:45 am (on snow at 8 am) to 10:45 am.  Sign up for one or all four.  ($129 each, or $499 for all four; no additional discounts available).  Lift tickets and rental equipment not included.  Sunday Women's Clinics are offered on January 13, 27,  February 3, 10.

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