Make Your First Time A Great Time!

Windham Mountain Resort and our team of highly qualified instructors are dedicated to providing you with the best beginner lesson programs in the country.  From the equipment we provide you with to the terrain within our Learning Center, everything about your lesson experience has been specifically designed to ensure your success and enjoyment.  Our instructors will have you up and making your first turns from day one and will help you to build the fundamental skills for a lifetime of on-snow fun.

Learn more about our Terrain Based Learning™ Program here.

Play the Windham Mountain Resort Beginner Lottery with Triple Play Weekdays and Weekend Boomerang!

  • Buy a Beginner Package or Beginner 3 Pack Monday – Friday and your e-mail address is entered to win a free Triple Play Card valid for the remainder of the 17/18 season. E-mail addresses are collected at Rentals and a winner is selected each Saturday.
  • Buy a Beginner Package or Beginner 3 Pack Saturday or Sunday and your e-mail address is entered to win a free lift ticket, valid any day for the remainder of the 17/18 season. E-mail addresses are collected at Rentals and a winner is selected each Monday.
Learn-To Packages (Ages 8+ / OWN IT! Ages 16+)Empty Heading
Beginner Package
Includes lower mountain lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment w/ helmet
$99
Beginner 3-Pack
Includes 3 days of lower mountain lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment w/ helmet.
$199
OWN IT! Our 3-day first-time skier / snowboarder program for adults and young adults includes a lesson,
rental equipment and a lift ticket. Prior to completing the third lesson, receive brand new
Rossignol snowboard or skis with bindings (MSRP $550). Must be 16 or older.
$299
Midweek Lift & Lesson Package
Includes lower mountain lift ticket and 1 hr 45 min group lesson (w/o rentals)
$65
Weekend/Holiday Lift & Lesson Package (Ski or Ride)
Includes lower mountain lift ticket and lesson (w/o rentals)
$75
Group Lesson Only
1 hr 45 min group lesson
$45
Upgrade to All Mountain Lift Ticket
Available for Learn-To Packages after 1 pm
$25

All Group Lessons are first come, first serve. Reservations are not accepted.

Group Lesson Schedule:
Weekends & Holidays:  10am, 1:15pm
Monday – Friday: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm
For more information on lessons please call the Snow Sports School at (800) 754-9463 x1120 or email schoolreservations@windhammountain.com.

If you’ve never been skiing or riding before, here are a few tips that will make your first experience more enjoyable.  A full First Timer’s Guide is available here.

  • Check the weather prior to your arrival. Conditions can change quickly, so always be prepared.
  • You don’t need specialized clothing to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Dress in layers so you can add or remove a layer as the weather varies. The first layer should be long underwear and medium weight socks. The outer layer, including your pants, should be waterproof or waterproof/breathable (don’t wear jeans on the outside. Trust us, you’ll feel cold if you do). Note that ski and snowboard boots are insulated and provide plenty of warmth in most cases. Only one pair of socks is necessary.
  • Water resistant, insulated gloves are a must. They’re widely available at discount, department and specialty stores, including our own Mountain Sports Shop.
  • Wear a helmet, they are included in your Rental Package, and bring a hat that will stay on your head.
  • Other accessories that are good to have are goggles, sunscreen, lip balm, and a sports bag to store all your goods. We have lockers on site.
  • Leave the long scarves at home and bulky items have a habit of getting in the way!