1st Time Ski / Snowboard Lessons

1st Time Lessons

 

Beginner Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons

Our ski resort provides one of the best beginner skiing and snowboarding experiences in Massachusetts designed for ages 6 and up, who have never had a lesson from a professional or those who have not been on the slopes in many years. Our 1st Time skiing / snowboarding package provides everything you need for a day on the slopes including rentals, lift access and instruction. Jiminy’s beginner ski and snowboarding lessons are run out of the Doc Maynard Building and utilizes specialized equipment, combined with Terrain Based Learning to create a self-contained dedicated learning environment, specifically designed for beginners. Our first time skier and snowboarders programs make learning quicker, easier and way more fun! 

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Here’s What’s Included in Our Beginner Ski and Snowboard Packages

Jiminy Peak wants to make it effortless for all of our guests to experience the thrills of a new snowsport, so we’ve specifically designed our first time ski and snowboarding packages to make it easy for you to hit the slopes this season. Here’s what you need to know about our beginner ski and snowboarding packages: 

  • Level I lesson includes all rental equipment, 90 minute group lesson, and a Lower Mountain lift ticket (valid until 6 pm).

    • $129 Mid-week, non-holiday

    • $149 weekends, holidays and during holiday periods.

  • Level II lesson includes all rental equipment, 90-minute group lesson and Full Mountain lift ticket (valid 8 hours)

    • $149 Mid-week, non-holiday

    • $169 weekends, holidays and during holiday periods.

Lessons are available every hour, on the hour, from 9 am - 2 pm. Pre-purchase is stongly recommended. Please book a time by using the Buy Now button below,or by calling 413.738.5500 x6205. 

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Our beginner ski and snowboard package prices include all neccessary equipment, including a helmet for everyone and wrist guards for snowboarders. You can utilize your lift ticket after your lesson has ended to practice the skills you have been shown. Please return all rental equipment to the Doc Maynard building when you are finished for the day. If you finish after 6 pm, you can return your equipment to the main rental shop, located in the Thacher building.  

Shred the Mountain With Confidence 

Learning to ski for beginners is not as easy as it might seem, especially if you are using online videos or begging your friends to teach you. Booking a beginner ski or snowboard lesson before you hit the slopes your first time makes for a way more enjoyable and easier experience. Our seasoned instructors will be able to flatten your learning curve by providing you with feedback on what you can do specifically to improve your skills and abilities. Our Terrain Based Learning area also creates one of most efficient, fun, and easiest beginner skiing and snowboarding experiences in Massachusetts. Combined with our expert instructors, Terrain Based Learning leads to increased confidence and skill levels in a shorter time frame compared to traditional beginner ski or snowboarding lessons. 

Skills Learned During Beginner Skiing Sessions

During your beginner skiing lesson you will learn: 

  • Putting on / taking off skis

  • Walking on skis

  • Side-stepping uphill

  • Body position

  • Left turns and right turns

  • Stopping on command

  • Speed control

  • Loading and unloading a chairlift. 

It is our goal to cover all beginner skiing skills, however it is possible that not all participants will learn all skills mentioned. Instructors will reinforce positive progress and suggest next steps at the end of the lesson. 

Skills Learned During Beginner Snowboarding Lessons

During your beginner snowboarding lesson you will learn: 

  • How to put on and take off your snowboard

  • Skating or gliding with one foot out / one foot in

  • Toe-side and heel-side awareness

  • Stopping on command both toe-side and heel-side

  • How to Load and unload a chairlift. 

It is our goal to cover all beginner snowboarding skills, however it is possible that not all participants will learn all skills mentioned. Instructors will reinforce positive progress and suggest next steps at the end of the lesson.  

Ready to Learn to Ski or Snowboard Like a Pro? 

Jiminy Peak’s Terrain Based Learning for beginner ski and snowboarding lessons creates one of the best first time experiences in Massachusetts. Participants will learn how to ski or snowboard in a specially designed area for beginners that teaches skills based on feel and your own intuition. Reserve your spot today and see how truly easy it is to learn a new snowsport with Jiminy Peak! 

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Terrain Based Learning

With Jiminy’s revolutionary Terrain Based Learning our beginner ski and snowboard lessons are able to teach skills by feel and intuition rather than verbal commands or visual demonstrations. Our Terrain Based Learning methods use the snow in our specially designed terrain park to control speed, change directions and introduce vertical motion (weighting and unweighting). And did we mention it’s more fun! This style of learning is more like recess for beginner skiers and snowboarders than a boring classroom.