Ages: 7-12
Ski/Ride Ability: All abilities
Date/Time: Available Saturdays and Sundays 12/23/23 through 3/24/24
Starting Location: Mt. Ellen Base Lodge

Group lessons are no longer available for the season.
We are offering private lessons only now through Sunday, April 14th.


Children's Group Lessons are a wonderful way to include learning in your family's ski and ride day at Mt. Ellen; and Sugarbush's pros know how to take full advantage of Mt. Ellen's exceptional teaching terrain to really bring your kids' skiing and riding to the next level.

Mt. Ellen group lessons differ from our Sugar Bear program at Lincoln Peak in that the lessons meet on snow, run for two hours, and are only available on weekends. There is not a separate facility for the Ski & Ride School at Mt. Ellen.

Reservations are required at least 72 hours in advance. Programs often sell out as space is limited.


  • Group Lessons at Mt. Ellen are available in the morning from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, or for both morning and afternoon sessions- 10:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Afternoon session only is not available.
  • Full Day option does not include lunch or supervision from 12:00PM – 1:00PM
  • Check-in for lessons at the Ski & Ride School desk in the Mount Ellen Base Lodge by 9:30
  • Please arrive early on first day of stay, and if renting equipment.
Reservations available online, please contact us with any questions at 802-583-6542 or

  • Please ensure your child has warm, waterproof layers, gloves/mittens and eye protection (sunglasses or goggles).
  • Your child (ages 14 years and younger) is required to wear a properly fastened snow sports helmet when participating in a ski or snowboard lesson.
  • Participants may use terrain features and jumps while skiing and riding in a lesson.
  • If your child’s equipment malfunctions, Sugarbush Resort staff may select and sign for rentals from our rental shop.
  • In the event of your child’s injury or medical emergency Sugarbush Resort staff may contact medical personnel and/or arrange transportation to a medical facility. In case of emergency, we will attempt to reach the emergency contact provided at the time the lesson was purchased.
  • Sugarbush Resort staff may supervise transport of your child by van and public bus to other locations within the resorts.
  • Cancellations made prior to 72 hours of the start date will receive a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee per order.
  • Cancellations made within 72 hours are non-refundable
  • There is no fee to change (reschedule) lessons prior to 72 hours of lesson start date
  • Changes made within 72 hours and at least by 4pm the day prior to lesson date will be charged a $50 rebooking fee per lesson
  • Day of changes are not permitted
  • If the resort is open for skiing/riding there are no refunds or cancellations due to weather, please plan accordingly.