Tips for Beginners

Discover the Joy of Skiing and Snowboarding! If you’ve never been skiing or riding before, here are a few tips that will make your first experience more enjoyable:

  • 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.
  • Bulky items or long scarves have a habit of getting in the way!
Learn-To PackagesEmpty Heading
Beginner Package
Includes lower mountain lift ticket, lesson and rental equipment w/ helmet
Midweek Lift & Lesson Package
Includes lower mountain lift ticket and 1 hr 45 min group lesson (w/o rentals)
Weekend/Holiday Lift & Lesson Package (Ski or Ride)
Includes lower mountain lift ticket and lesson (w/o rentals)
Night Beginner Package
Includes night lift ticket, 1 hr group lesson and rental equipment w/ helmet
Group Lesson Only
1 hr 45 min group lesson
Upgrade to All Mountain Lift Ticket
Available for Learn-To Packages after 1 pm

For more information on lessons please call the Snow Sports School at (800) 754-9463 x1120 or email