First Timer to Life Timer Program for Skiers & Snowboarders

Three lesson graduates receive a FREE Premium Season Pass.*

Fourth lesson graduates earn their own pair of Elan Skis or a Rome Snowboard, bindings included.*

First Timer Lessons begin Saturday, November 30

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 find in skiing and riding, we offer our award-winning First Timer to Life Timer program. The program includes:

  • A 3-lesson series with rentals that will take you from getting comfortable with the equipment, to sliding on snow for the first time, to making first turns and using lifts. For individual lesson details, visit the First Timer Lessons page.
  • A FREE Sugarbush Premium Season Pass valid for the remainder of the 2019-20 winter season (upon completion of the First Timer to Life Timer Program)*
  • An optional 4th lesson on your own new gear (ski/snowboard and bindings), provided FREE by Sugarbush.*

First Timer to Life Timer Program

For ages 13+

  Fast Tracks 3-Lesson Program Regular Program
Graduates of the FTTLT program receive a FREE 2019-20 Premium Season Pass upon completion* Lessons 1 & 2 on same date (morning and afternoon sessions), lesson 3 on different date Lesson 1, 2 & 3 on different dates
Regular Season $300 $315



4th Lesson Add-On

  Take a 4th lesson and get a FREE pair of Elan Skis or a Rome Snowboard with bindings (limited quantities available)*

Reservations are required for 4th lessons. For reservations, call 888-651-4827 at least 24 hours in advance. 4th lessons only available at Lincoln Peak.

* 2019/20 Premium Season Pass and Elan Ski/Rome Snowboard 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/four lessons within the 2019-20 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.     

For reservations, please call 888-651-4827 or email


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 (strongly recommended, available for purchase in the Adventure Gear Shop)
  • 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!
  • Board sizes and inventory pool quantities:


4th Lesson Add-On – Ski and Snowboard Sizing and Inventory

Please note, limited quantities are available in each size. Reserve your 4th lesson early to secure your free pair of skis or snowboard and bindings.

  4th Day Elan Ski Package Sizes Recommended Height Recommended Weight Availability
  140 cm 5" and under 100 - 139 lbs Available
  146 cm 5'1 to 5'5" 140 - 159 lbs Available
  152 cm 5'6" to 5'8" 160 - 179 lbs Available
  160 cm 5'9" and taller 180 - Up Available


  Snowboard Package Sizes Recommended Weight Recommended Shoe Size Availability
  141 cm 70 - 115 lbs up to W's 8.5 Limited
  144 cm 115 - 140 lbs up to W's 8.5 Limited
  145 cm 75 - 125 lbs   Available
  153 cm 130 - 150 lbs   Limited
  154 W cm 130 - 165 lbs M's 11+ Available
  156 cm 150 - 200 lbs   Available
  157 W cm 170+ lbs M's 11+ Available
  161 W cm 200+ lbs M's 11+ Limited