Group Lessons & Programs
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. At just $169, 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 complimentary Frequent Skier Card upon completion!
For additional information, questions, and to check availability for Teen, Adult & Senior Group Lessons & Programs, please call Snowsports School at (518) 946-2223 ext. 410, or fill out our reservation form below.
Other Important Info
During early & 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
This all-inclusive program is perfect for the first-time skier. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, one and half hour class lesson, and rental. Lesson times are 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:30 pm with additional sessions on weekends and holidays. We recommend our 3-day program. After 3 days we guarantee you'll get to the top of the mountain plus you'll receive a free SKI3 Frequent Skier card which gives you discounts and bring-a-friend perks all season long.
|3 days of beginner lift tickets, rentals, and lessons can be used non-consecutively anytime during the 2016-2017 season at Whiteface, Gore, or Belleayre. | Beginner lift tickets are restricted to lower mountain lifts when not accompanied by a snowsports instructor, beginner lifts include: Mixing bowl, Bear, Bunny Hutch Triple and Cub Carpet | First day free is not included in the free SKI3 Frequent Skier card but all other discounts apply|
Learn to Snowboard
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 recommend our 3-day program. Upon completion of 3 days, you'll receive a free SKI3 Frequent Skier card which gives you discounts and bring-a-friend perks all season long.
|3 days of beginner lift tickets, rentals, and lessons can be used non-consecutively anytime during the 2016-2017 season at Whiteface, Gore, or Belleayre | Beginner lift tickets are restricted to lower mountain lifts when not accompanied by a snowsports instructor, beginner lifts include: Mixing bowl, Bear, Bunny Hutch Triple and Cub Carpet | First day free is not included in the free SKI3 Frequent Skier card but all other discounts apply|
This program is for anyone that feels comfortable on skis or a snowboard looking to improve their technique and make new advances. The program includes regular lift ticket, class lesson, and rental. With our 3 day special, you'll also receive a free frequent skier card good at Whiteface, Gore, and Belleayre for the 2016 -2017 season.
|First day free is not included in the free SKI3 Frequent Skier card but all other discounts apply|
Sharpen your skills in a 1.5 hour session with a Whiteface Snow Sports Pro. Low student to instructor ratios and groups tailored to age and ability make for an ideal learning environment. Rates are listed per person. Lesson are offered daily at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:30 pm with additional sessions on weekends. Lessons run continuously during holiday periods.
Ages: 50+ | Alpine & Nordic skiers, all abilities
An Athlete Social Ski Club, the Snowboomers Club is for Alpine and Nordic skiers of all abilities aged 50 and up. Participants will be grouped by ability level and will meet at the Lookout Café at Whiteface on Tuesdays, and at the lodge at the Olympic Sports Complex Cross Country Center on Thursdays.
- Whiteface Tuesdays: 9:00 - 11:00 am group lesson, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm coffee & snacks
- January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 28 | March 7, 14
- Olympic Sports Complex Thursdays: 1:00 - 3:00 pm group lesson, 3:00 - 4:00 pm coffee & snacks
- January 7, 14, 21, 28 | February 4, 11, 25 | March 3, 10, 17
Other Snowboomer Club perks
- FREE Event Admission for:
- FIS Freestyle World Cup
- Nature Valley Freestyle Cup
- Sunday Series Races at the Olympic Sports Complex
- Miracle Photo Shoot (1 photo at Olympic Sports Complex & 1 photo at Whiteface)
- Premier Parking at Whiteface on all program Tuesdays
- First Tracks at Whiteface on one program Tuesday
- End-of-program lunch at Whiteface on March 14, 2016
Snowboomer Club Member Discounts
- $15 ski tunes at Whiteface (valid on program Tuesdays only)
- $10 ski waxes at the Olympic Sports Complex (valid on program Thursdays only )
- $10 rentals at Olympic Sports Complex ($8.00 afternoon rate)
- 50% off rentals at Whiteface
**Snowboomer Club pass does not include a season pass or daily lift access**
Guests of Snowboomer Club members or non-Club members may participate in program for $30 per day
Ski Without Limits
The Adaptive Snowsports Program is for adults and children with disabilities who want to learn how to ski and snowboard. First-timers needn't worry; lessons range from "Never-Ever" to the advanced skier/snowboarder. Lift ticket, lesson and rental adaptive equipment are included. Duration of lesson is usually 1.5 hours, depending on the student. Payment is required at the time of reservation.
|1.5 hour - One Instructor||$182|
|1.5 hours - Two Instructors||$246|
|Lesson times are 10:00 am and 1:00 pm|
Advanced registration is a must! Reservations may be made 30 days in advance or by phone or mail. Holiday periods (Christmas week, Martin Luther Kings Birthday and Presidents Week) will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Registration forms are provided upon request or download the Adaptive Ski/Snowboard program registration form.
Snowsports School Director, Adaptive Snowsports Director or Supervisor has the right to cancel any lesson if, in their opinion, the student's present conditions would present an unreasonable risk to the student and/or snow conditions would do the same. We request that you give us at least 7 days notice if you are unable to fulfill your lesson reservation. Adaptive Program Director makes the determination on instructor requirements. For additional information please contact Adaptive@whiteface.com