Alpine Conditions
Trails
14
Lifts
4
Snowfall 24 Hours
0"
Primary Surface
Packed Powder
Secondary Surface
Loose Granular

Lessons & Programs

Whiteface Snowsports School

We've got some of the best learning terrain in the East for first time skiers and riders! Our professional instructors will guide you through your first experience skiing and snowboarding, making sure that you are having fun while improving your skills. Starting from scratch? Our Bear Den Mountain Area is entirely dedicated to beginners and has the perfect tucked-away environment for both children and adults to progress at their own speed.

For those of you that already have the basics down, Whiteface's expert terrain is legendary, providing a true big mountain experience. Our certified PSIA coaches will take your skills to the next level and provide you with that thrill of mastery we all pursue with skiing and snowboarding. Take a look at our different programs and we think you'll find we have something for everyone at Whiteface!

Frequently Asked Questions

Skiing at Bear Den Mountain
Just for Kids
From the non-skiing little ones to the budding powder hounds, our Just for Kids programs at Bear Den Mountain make for a perfect day of learning and fun!
Parallel from the Start
Group Lessons
Perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders—learn the basics or take your skills to the next level. 1-Day & 3-Day packages available at great rates!
Private lessons at Whiteface
Private Lessons
Available for all ages and abilities, our Snowsports staff is here to help you reach your skiing and riding goals with lessons tailored to take your abilities to the next level.
Snowboomer Club
Snowboomer Club
For active Nordic and alpine skiers of all abilities, ages 50 & up, the Snowboomer Club an athlete social ski club focused on winter camaraderie & improving skills with friends.
NYSEF Ski Racing Program
NYSEF Program
The New York Ski Educational Foundation provides programs for athletes ages 6 & older at Whiteface Mountain, Olympic Jumping Complex, and Mt. Van Hoevenberg.
Adaptive Ski Program at Whiteface
Adaptive Ski Program
For adults and children with disabilities who want to learn how to ski and snowboard without limits in a private lesson learning environment.