Teens & Adults

Lessons & Programs

Ages: 13+  |  All skiing & snowboarding abilities

Looking to become a skier or snowboarder? Maybe you just want to brush up on your technique and skills with a professional lesson. We have programs for skiers and riders of all abilities, as well as Private Lessons for those seeking a one-on-one learning environment environment.

Make sure to check out the Parallel from the Start program, which guarantees you'll get to the top of the mountain by your third day of skiing! Our teaching method utilizes familiar movements and skis designed with beginners in mind, allowing you to feel comfortable from the very first minute on snow. Our three day program is your best bet for learning how to ski and will have you coming back for more with our bonus perk—a Frequent Skier Card upon completion!

Reservations

For additional information, questions, and to check availability for Group Lessons, please call Snowsports School at (518) 946-2223. To make a reservation request for any of our Group Lessons for ages 13 & up, please fill out the Reservation Request Form and our staff will contact you to schedule your reservation.

Reservation Request

Other Important Info

During early and late season periods, programs are subject to availability of terrain and may only be purchased in person at the mountain. Please arrive at Whiteface at least 45 minutes before your lesson time.

Parallel from the Start

Ages: 13+  |  Beginner skiers 

This all-inclusive program is perfect for the first-time skier! The package includes a beginner lift ticket, 1.5 hour class lesson, and beginner rental (110 cm learning skis). We highly recommend our 3-day program, which guarantees you'll get to the top of the mountain, plus you'll receive a Frequent Skier Card giving you discounts and bring-a-friend perks all season long.

Schedule

Lessons times are the following, with additional sessions on weekends and holidays:

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Lesson(s) may be used anytime during the 2017-2018 Season at Whiteface, Gore or Belleayre. For the 3-Day Program, lessons may be used non-consecutively. Program participants may choose a lesson time from the list above that works best for them (advanced reservations are not required).

What's Included

  • 1 or 3 days of beginner lift tickets (restricted to lower mountain lifts when not accompanied by a Snowsports instructor, including access to: Mixing Bowl, Bear, Bunny Hutch Triple, and Cub Carpet)
  • 1 or 3 days of beginner rentals (110 cm learning skis)
  • 1 or 3 days of 1.5-hour class lessons
  • 3 Day Program participants will receive a Frequent Skier Card upon completion of the program*

*First day free is not included in the Frequent Skier Card for Parallel from the Start participants but all other discounts apply.

2017 - 2018 PARALLEL FROM THE START RATES
1 Day Program Rates coming soon!
3 Day Program Rates coming soon!

Learn to Snowboard

Ages: 13+  |  Beginner riders

Learn to snowboard with this all-inclusive program designed to make snowboarding easy and fun. We have a special approach and equipment that will teach you how to ride. This program includes a beginner lift ticket, group lesson, and snowboard rental. We highly recommend our 3-day program, and as an added bonus, upon completion you'll receive a Frequent Skier Card giving you discounts and bring-a-friend perks all season long.

Schedule

Lessons times are the following, with additional sessions on weekends and holidays:

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Lesson(s) may be used anytime during the 2017-2018 Season at Whiteface, Gore or Belleayre. For the 3-Day Program, lessons may be used non-consecutively. Program participants may choose a lesson time from the list above that works best for them (advanced reservations are not required).

What's Included

  • 1 or 3 days of beginner lift tickets (restricted to lower mountain lifts when not accompanied by a Snowsports instructor, including access to: Mixing Bowl, Bear, Bunny Hutch Triple, and Cub Carpet)
  • 1 or 3 days of snowboard rentals
  • 1 or 3 days of 1.5-hour class lessons
  • 3 Day Program participants will receive a Frequent Skier Card upon completion of the program*

*First day free is not included in the Frequent Skier Card for Parallel from the Start participants but all other discounts apply.

2017 - 2018 LEARN TO SNOWBOARD RATES
1 Day Program Rates coming soon!
3 Day Program Rates coming soon!

Ski & Ride Better

Ages: 13+  |  Intermediate skiers & riders

This program is for anyone that feels comfortable on skis or a snowboard looking to improve their technique and make new advances. The Ski & Ride Better program includes a regular lift ticket, group lesson, and rental. With our 3-Day Program, you'll also receive a Frequent Skier Card giving you discounts and bring-a-friend perks all season long.

Schedule

Lessons times are the following, with additional sessions on weekends and holidays:

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Lesson(s) may be used anytime during the 2017-2018 Season at Whiteface, Gore or Belleayre. For the 3-Day Program, lessons may be used non-consecutively. Program participants may choose a lesson time from the list above that works best for them (advanced reservations are not required).

What's Included

  • 1 or 3 days of lift tickets
  • 1 or 3 days of ski or snowboard rentals
  • 1 or 3 days of 1.5-hour class lessons
  • 3 Day Program participants will receive a Frequent Skier Card upon completion of the program*

*First day free is not included in the Frequent Skier Card for Parallel from the Start participants but all other discounts apply.

2017 - 2018 SKI & RIDE BETTER RATES
1 Day Program Rates coming soon!
3 Day Program Rates coming soon!

Class Lessons

Ages: 13+  |  Intermediate skiers & riders

Sharpen your skills in a 1.5 hour session with a Whiteface Snowsports Pro. This is the ideal learning environment for intermediate skiers and riders, with low student to instructor ratios and groups tailored to age and ability.

Schedule

Lesson times are the following, with additional sessions on weekends and holidays: 

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm

What's Included

  • 1.5-hour class lesson only*

*Rentals & lift tickets must be purchased separately

2017 - 2018 CLASS LESSON RATES
Class Lesson  $52