Ages: 3+
Ski/Ride Ability: All levels (alpine, snowboard, telemark, and freestyle)
Date/Time: Available daily at Lincoln Peak from 11/24/2023 to 4/14/2024 and available at Mount Ellen weekends, 12/23/2023 through 3/24/2024 and by advanced reservations midweek. Half Day lessons available at 9AM or 1PM, full day lessons at 9AM, and two hour lessons available at 1PM
Starting Location: Private lessons meet on snow outside of The Farmhouse at Lincoln Peak or the Mt. Ellen base lodge


Personalized attention from our exceptional private coaches is the ultimate way to bring your skiing and riding to the next level. It is all about you. Our Ski & Ride School team will set you up with just the right coach to really focus on your goals, your needs, and your skiing and riding so you really can Be Better Here.

Skip the lift lines and book a one-on-one private lesson for the most personalized experience, or book with a small group of up to 6 friends and family to learn together.

Three or six hour lessons available to book in advance online. Book early as availability is limited. Day of lessons will be limited and based on instructor availability.


  • Lessons do not include lift ticket, rental equipment or snow sports helmet.
  • Lunch is not included.
  • Please make sure you are booking the correct start time, location and sport (ski or snowboard).
  • All lessons have a fixed start and end time and times will not be adjusted for early or late arrivals.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your lesson for check-in.


  • Skiing, Snowboarding and Telemark Skiing: Private lessons are the best experience for your first day on snow, or for any experienced person looking to hone their skills.
  • Freestyle, Moguls and Racing: Our specialized coaches will help hone the skills you’ll use among the gates or on the best mogul terrain in the east.
  • Park and Pipe: Our snow sports instructors are specifically trained to guide you through the Bush Parks and to the next level or skiing or riding, whether that's in the progression zones or our large parks.
  • Glades and Natural Woods and Slide brook: See the turns through the trees, discovering the thousands of acres of natural terrain at Sugarbush.
  • Family Private Lessons: The family that skis and rides together, stays together. We'll develop skills and explore new terrain while including the whole family.
  • Uphill Travel – Want to learn more about Alpine Touring, Split boarding or going uphill on telemark gear? Book a pro to take you on a skin up hill and explore the uphill travel routes of Sugarbush.
Reservations available online, please contact us with any questions at 802-583-6542 or
  • All Ski & Ride School participants under the age of 13 are required to wear a properly fitted and fastened winter sports helmet. Helmets are recommended for all ages and are included in rental package but feel free to bring your own if preferred.
  • Participants may use terrain features and jumps while skiing and riding in a lesson.
  • Wear water resistant snow pants and jacket suitable to weather and temperature, one pair of socks (polyester or ski designed socks), active-wear long underwear, gloves or mittens (mittens better when cold), goggles or sunglasses, hat (if not wearing a helmet), neck gaiter or face mask, and sunscreen
  • Wearing anything cotton is NOT A GOOD IDEA
  • Get a good night’s sleep, and eat a hearty breakfast
  • 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.