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1st Time Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Pricing

Level I
  • $144 Mid-week, non-holiday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.
  • $164 Weekends, Holidays and during holiday periods at 9am, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.
Level II
  • $164 Mid-week, Non-holiday at 11am and 1pm.
  • $184 – Weekends, Holidays and during holiday periods at 11am and 1pm.

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Need to Know

  • Reservations and pre-purchase is strongly recommended. Please book a time by using the Buy Now button above, or by contacting us at 413.738.5500 x6207.
  • Level I may only be taken once, unless approved by the program supervisor.
  • Level II may only be taken once.
  • The 1st Time program is self-contained in the Doc Maynard Building, located just to the east of the Drop-Off Zone, adjacent to the Cricket Slope. Early season & late season, the Doc Maynard Building is closed and the program runs out the Rental shop & main SnowSports Desk in JJ’s Lodge.
  • Please report to the Doc Maynard Beginner’s Center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time to be outfitted with specialized rental equipment, including helmets for all participants, wrist guards for snowboarders, and a lift ticket.
  • Once outfitted you will report to your instructor right outside the building.

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 Lesson 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 beginner skiers and snowboarders. Our 1st Time Skiing / Snowboarding Lesson program makes learning quicker, easier and way more fun in Massachusetts!

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What’s Included?

Jiminy Peak wants to make it effortless for all of our guests to experience the thrills of a new snowsport in Massachusetts, so we’ve specifically designed our 1st Time Skiing / Snowboarding Lesson 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 Lessons

Level I lesson includes:

  • All rental equipment including boots, a helmet for everyone, and wrist guards for snowboarders.
  • 90 minute group lesson
  • Lower mountain lift ticket (valid until 6 pm).

Please Note: Level I may only be taken once, unless approved by the program supervisor.

Level II Lessons

  • All rental equipment including boots, a helmet for everyone, and wrist guards for snowboarders.
  • 90 minute group lesson
  • Full mountain lift ticket (valid 8 hours).

Please Note: Level II may only be taken once.

Reservations and pre-purchase is strongly recommended. Please book a time by using the Buy Now button above, or by contacting us at 413.738.5500 x6207.

What is Taught?

Skiing

During your beginner skiing lesson you will learn:

  • Putting on / taking off skis
  • Walking on skis
  • Side-stepping uphill trails
  • Body position
  • Left turns and right turns
  • Stopping on command
  • Speed control
  • How to load and unload 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 beginner ski lesson. 

Snowboarding

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 either toe-side or 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.

Pricing

Level I
  • $144 Mid-week, non-holiday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.
  • $164 Weekends, Holidays and during holiday periods at 9am, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.
Level II
  • $164 Mid-week, Non-holiday at 11am and 1pm.
  • $184 – Weekends, Holidays and during holiday periods at 11am and 1pm.

Buy Now

Need to Know

  • Reservations and pre-purchase is strongly recommended. Please book a time by using the Buy Now button above, or by contacting us at 413.738.5500 x6207.
  • Level I may only be taken once, unless approved by the program supervisor.
  • Level II may only be taken once.
  • The 1st Time program is self-contained in the Doc Maynard Building, located just to the east of the Drop-Off Zone, adjacent to the Cricket Slope. Early season & late season, the Doc Maynard Building is closed and the program runs out the Rental shop & main SnowSports Desk in JJ’s Lodge.
  • Please report to the Doc Maynard Beginner’s Center at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time to be outfitted with specialized rental equipment, including helmets for all participants, wrist guards for snowboarders, and a lift ticket.
  • Once outfitted you will report to your instructor right outside the building.
Buy Now