First Timer Programs

Lincoln Peak & Mt. Ellen

Adult Programs
Lesson Type
Group Lesson
Ski/Ride Ability
First Timers ONLY
Starting Location
The Farmhouse at Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen Base Lodge on weekends and holidays. 4th lessons available only at Lincoln Peak.

*Online Bookings must be made 48 hours in advance

First Timer to Life Timer Program

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:

  • Rental of specially-designed beginner equipment and a helmet
  • A 3-lesson series to take you from fitting and getting comfortable with the equipment, to sliding on snow for the first time, to making first turns and using lifts
  • Lift access in our beginner areas during the first lesson
  • Second and third lessons include upgraded lift access
  • For participants who are new to snow sports, includes a FREE Premium Season Pass for the remainder of the 2019-20 winter season upon completion of the First Timer program*
  • For participants who are new to snow sports, add a 4th lesson and get a FREE pair of Elan Skis or Rome Snowboard (limited quantities available)

Lessons and Packages


Three-Day First Timer Package

$315 per person

First Lesson Package Only

$120 per person

Second Lesson Package Only

$150 per person / $125 for 1st Lesson Graduates

Third Lesson Package Only

$175 per person / $135 for 1st & 2nd Lesson Graduates

Forth Lesson (Add-on)

$110 per person


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

First Timer Fast Tracks

Want to make the most out of one day? Try our First Timer Fast Tracks program.

One day, two lesson sessions (first lesson 10am - 12pm, second lesson 1pm - 3pm), rental equipment, and Mid-Mountain lift access: $165

Book Fast Tracks Now

*All lesson packages available for individual sale and cannot be taken multiple times by an individual unless deemed appropriate by the instructor.
*Lessons available daily at Lincoln Peak and at Mt. Ellen on weekends and holiday periods. 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.