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Winter 2020/21 Update

Due to current health concerns, we will no longer be offering any group lessons for the 2020/21 season. We currently offer private lessons for all ages and skill levels.  We are monitoring the situation and will update you with decisions regarding lessons as the season progresses. Whiteface knows the past months have been long and uncertain, we understand you have been waiting to get outside and enjoy all winter at Whiteface has to offer. Thank you for continuing to follow the guidelines and protocols being put forth by our public officials. Whiteface and all our Olympic Venues look forward to seeing you soon!

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Ages: 13+  |  Skiing & Snowboarding | All 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.

Make sure to check out the Learn to Ski and Learn to Snowboard program, 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.

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Reservations are not required

You may purchase any of our 1-Day and 3-Day beginners and intermediate lesson packages, as well as our 1.5-hour class lessons in person on the day-of or in advance of your visit by calling Snowsports School at (518) 946-2223 (ext. 3).

Need help reserving your lessons at Whiteface Mountain? Please fill out the form below and someone will email you back shortly.

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Learn To

Ages: 13+  |  Beginner  |  Skier & Rider

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.

Lessons offered daily at the Bear Den Lodge starting at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

Lesson(s) may be used anytime during the 2020/21 Season at Whiteface. For the 3-Day Program, lessons must be used 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 (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 Coyote Cruiser.
***First day free is not included in the Frequent Skier Card for Parallel from the Start participants but all other discounts apply.

2020/21 Blackout DatesDates
Christmas Week 12/25/20 - 1/1/21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend1/16/21 - 1/18/21
Presidents' Week2/13/21 - 2/21/21


Please plan to arrive at Whiteface at least 45 minutes before your lesson begins to ensure you have enough time for tickets and rentals.

Snowsports LessonsAgeAMPMRate per Sessionw/ Rental
Cub Camp4-69:00 am - 11:00 am9:00 am - 1:00 pm$70
Junior Adventurer7-129:00 am - 11:00 am9:00 am - 1:00 pm$89$129
Learn to Ski13+9:00 am - 11:00 am$69
Learn to Snowboard13+9:00 am - 11:00 am$69
Lean to Ski Better13+9:00 am - 11:00 am$109$179
Learn to Ride Better13+9:00 am - 11:00 am$109$179
Group Ski Lesson13+9:00 am - 11:00 am$59
Group Snowboard Lesson13+9:00 am - 11:00 am$159

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