Small child in snowsports lesson on skis at Bear Den Learning Center.

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: 4-6 | Skiing & Snowboarding | All Abilities

If your children want to be outside skiing and having fun, this is the program for them! Grouped according to ability, children in the Play-n-Ski program will enjoy a combination of ski lessons and playtime. All children participating in Play-n-Ski programs must be able to self-toilet, self-dress, no diapers or pull-ups.

Riglet Riders are created for beginner snowboarders ages 4-6. Riglet Riders the latest teaching techniques dramatically changes the dynamic of the snowboard lesson and opens up more possibilities for younger riders than ever before. With fun rolling terrain and features, younger snowboarders will have the opportunity to test their balance and try some new things in a special area designed just for them. All children participating in Play-n-Ski programs must be able to self-toilet, self-dress, no diapers or pull-ups.

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Know Before You Go

  • Limited program early/late season
  • 2 hrs pick session A or Session B (cannot do both)
  • Kids 6 and under ride with Whiteface staff
  • Maintain bubble, meet/pick up on snow far end of Bear Den Learning Center at base of lower carpet (cub carpet)
  • Lessons leave promptly at the start time, if you are late, you will forfeit your lesson.  Please arrive 15 min prior with boots on.
  • Our Snow Sports School will review lesson data for completion of 1 risk waiver to participate.
  • If the student is unable to complete the full lesson, the parent must come to pick them up in a reasonable amount of time (15 min).
  • The student must be picked up within 10 minutes of lesson ending time; failure to do so risks attendance in future lessons.
  • Half-Day programs are not available during holiday periods.*
  • Reservations are strongly recommended during holiday periods*.
  • We have limited programs available during the late season.

Please call (518) 946-2223 (option 3) for more information and to make reservations.

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*Children in the Play-n-Ski program are required to ride chairlifts with an adult. In order to accommodate group lessons, children may need to ride chairlifts with other members of the skiing public.


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
Play & Ski Riglet4-69:30 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 1:00 pm$70
Junior Adventurer7-129:30 am - 11:00 am11:30 am - 1:00 pm$89$129
Parallel from the Start13+9:30 am - 11:00 am$69
Learn to Snowboard13+9:30 am - 11:00 am$69
Lean to Ski Better13+9:30 am - 11:00 am$109$179
Learn to Ride Better13+9:30 am - 11:00 am$109$179
Group Ski Lesson13+9:30 am - 11:00 am$59
Group Snowboard Lesson13+9:30 am - 11:00 am$159

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