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

You may purchase any of our 1-Day and 3-Day beginner and intermediate lesson packages, as well as our 1.5-hour class lessons online in advance of your visit. For additional information or help with booking, please call Snowsports School at (518) 946-2223 (ext. 3).

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 plan to arrive at Whiteface at least 45 minutes before your lesson begins to ensure you have enough time for tickets and rentals. All teen and adult group lessons and programs begin at our Main Base Lodge.

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

All Parallel from the Start lessons begin at our Main Base Lodge.

  • Lessons offered daily starting at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • During holiday periods*: Lessons begin every 30 minutes from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (except between 12:00 - 12:30 pm for lunch)

Lesson(s) may be used anytime during the 2017/18 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).

*The holiday dates for the 2017/18 Season are as follows: December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018 (Christmas Week), January 13 - 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend), and February 17 - 25, 2018 (Presidents' Week).

What's Included

  • 1 or 3 days of beginner lift tickets*
  • 1 or 3 days of beginner rentals (110 cm learning skis, boots & helmet)
  • 1 or 3 days of 1.5-hour group lessons
  • 3 Day Program participants will receive a Frequent Skier Card upon completion of the program**

*Restricted to lower mountain lifts when not accompanied by a Snowsports instructor, including access to: Mixing Bowl, Bear, Bunny Hutch Triple, and Cub Carpet.

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

2017/18 PARALLEL FROM THE START RATES
1-Day Package $129

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3-Day Package $169

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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

All Learn to Snowboard lessons begin at our Main Base Lodge.

  • Lessons offered daily starting at 10:00 am and 1:00 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*
  • 1 or 3 days of beginner rentals (snowboard, boots & helmet)
  • 1 or 3 days of 1.5-hour group lessons
  • 3 Day Program participants will receive a Frequent Skier Card upon completion of the program**

*Restricted to lower mountain lifts when not accompanied by a Snowsports instructor, including access to: Mixing Bowl, Bear, Bunny Hutch Triple, and Cub Carpet.

**First day free is not included in the Frequent Skier Card for Learn to Snowboard participants but all other discounts apply.

2017/18 LEARN TO SNOWBOARD RATES
1-Day Package $129

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3-Day Package $169

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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

All Ski & Ride Better Lessons begin at our Main Base Lodge.

  • Lessons offered daily starting at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Lesson(s) may be used anytime during the 2017/18 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 group 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 Ski & Ride Better participants but all other discounts apply.

2017/18 SKI & RIDE BETTER RATES
1 Day Package  |  Intermediate Skiers $159

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3 Day Package  |  Intermediate Skiers $259

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1 Day Package  |  Intermediate Snowboarders $159

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3 Day Package  |  Intermediate Snowboarders $259

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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

All Class Lessons begin at our Main Base Lodge.

  • Lessons offered daily starting at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

What's Included

  • 1.5-hour class lesson only*

*Rentals & lift tickets must be purchased separately

2017/18 CLASS LESSON RATES
Morning Class Lesson  |  Skiing  $52 Buy Now
Afternoon Class Lesson  |  Skiing $52 Buy Now
Morning Class Lesson  |  Snowboarding $52 Buy Now
Afternoon Class Lesson  |  Snowboarding $52 Buy Now