The Terrain Based Learning Method

Terrain Based Learning has been widely recognized as a game-changing revolution within the snow industry and has been adopted by some of the best ski schools in the country.  We are proud to be offering the award-winning Terrain Based Learning method here at Windham Mountain Resort.

What is Terrain Based Learning?
Simply put… Terrain Based Learning makes learning to ski or snowboard easier and more fun.  By using specifically shaped snow features to naturally control your speed and body position Terrain Based Learning removes the traditional fears and anxieties associated with your first time sliding on snow, allowing you to focus purely on the fun!

Using Terrain Based Learning we’ve simplified the process of learning to ski or snowboard down to five simple steps…

Step 1 – The Flats: In the Flats you’ll meet your instructor and fellow lesson participants.  Here’s where you’ll get familiar with your equipment and the basic ranges of motion needed for your time on snow.

 

 

Step 2 – The Mini-Pipe: In the Mini-Pipe you’ll get your first experience with sliding on snow.  Here’s where you’ll learn to pump the terrain, steer and slide forward and backwards.

 

 

Step 3 – The Rollers: The Rollers are where you’ll get your first taste of what it’s like to experience the thrills of gravity.  Here’s where you will gain confidence in sliding downhill while the gently rolling terrain helps to naturally control your speed.

 

 

Step 4 – The Banked Turns: Now you’re ready for your first turns.  The subtle banking of these turns will gently help to redirect your skis or board through your first series of turns.

 

 

Step 5 – The Perfect Slope: After mastering the Banked Turns you’re ready to put it all together for yourself.  On the Perfect Slope you’re in control.  Here you’ll make your first unassisted turns and build the skills and confidence needed to head up the mountain to our Green terrain.

 

Welcome to the club!  Skiing and snowboarding can offer you a lifetime of fun and memories.  Our professional, dedicated instructors are waiting to assist you on your snow sliding journey.

Come experience Terrain Based Learning for yourself!

Beginner Packages (Ages 9+)

Youth Lessons (Ages 4-14)

Adult Lessons (Ages 15+)

Need some pointers for your first time at the resort? Download our First Timer’s Guide 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.

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.