At Sugarbush, we know that once you get the feel for sliding on snow, you'll be hooked. To help you discover the joy we all can find in skiing and riding, we offer our award-winning First Timer to Life Timer program.

The program includes:

  • A series of three 2-hour group lessons to take you from fitting and getting comfortable with the equipment, to sliding on snow for the first time, to making your first turns and using lifts!
  • Rental of specially-designed beginner equipment and helmet
  • Lift access in our beginner areas during the first lesson
  • Upgraded lift access for the following lessons
  • For participants who are new to snow sports, includes a FREE Sugarbush Premium Season Pass for the remainder of the 2021-22 winter season upon completion of the First Timer program*



Reservations available online,
please contact us with any questions at 802-583-6542 or
Advanced reservations required, bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Weekends and holidays fill up quickly, we recommend booking well in advance!
Ages: 13+
Ski/Ride Ability: First Timers ONLY
Date/Time: Daily at 10am and at 1pm on weekends and holidays from November 26, 2021 through March 27, 2022. Holiday periods are from December 26-January 2, January 15- 17, and February 19-27.
Starting Location: The Farmhouse at Lincoln Peak
Lessons and Packages 2021-2022Prices
3-Day Group Lesson Package$479
1st Day Only Group Lesson Package$189
Prices do not include Vermont Sales Tax

What to wear and how to prepare for your First Timer Lesson:

• Water resistant snow pants and jacket suitable to weather and temperature
• One pair of socks (polyester or ski designed socks)
• Active-wear long underwear (anything cotton is NOT A GOOD IDEA)
• Gloves or mittens (mittens better when cold)
• Helmet (helmet rental included, but feel free to bring your own if preferred)
• Goggles or sunglasses, hat (if not wearing a helmet), neck gaiter or face mask, sunscreen
• Get a good night’s sleep, eat a hearty breakfast, and be ready to smile!

* 2021/22 Premium Season Pass offer is available only to those guests for whom the First Timer to Life Timer Package is their first ever snow sports experience, and who take all three lessons within the 2021-22 season. Guests switching from skiing to snowboard and vice versa are not eligible for the season pass offer but still may participate in the lesson, lifts and rentals components of the package.