Mt. Ellen Group Lessons

Mt. Ellen

Kids Programs
Lesson Type
Ski & Ride
Ski/Ride Ability
All abilities
Lessons available weekends & holidays only from Saturday December 21, 2019 through Sunday March 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Starting Location
Mt. Ellen Base Lodge

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 weekends and holiday periods. There is not a separate facility for the Ski & Ride School at Mt. Ellen.  The Mt. Ellen Lesson packages with lift tickets include Mt.Ellen only lift tickets while the Sugar Bears include an all mountain ticket.   


48 Hour Advanced Reservation

Walk In

Two Hour Lesson only



Two Hour Lesson & Mt. Ellen lift access



Full Day Lesson Only - two hour lessons in morning and afternoon



Full Day Lesson & Mt. Ellen lift access - two hour lessons in morning and afternoon



 Rental Add-On

                 $30                   $30

Mt. Ellen 8 Day Lesson Pass



Advanced Reservation rate valid for lessons booked 48 hours prior

SugarXpress card $5 fee not included in lesson pricing.

Group Lessons at Mt. Ellen are available in the morning from 10:00AM to 12:00PM and in the afternoon from 1:00PM to 3:00PM on weekends and holidays.

Holiday Dates: December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020; January 18-20, 2020; and February 15-23, 2020.

Mt. Ellen 8 Day Lesson Pass: good for 8  two hour group lessons of your choice  throughout the 19/20 season.  Reservations required, non transferable, and non refundable.

SugarXpress (RFID) cards are required for lift access at all times  If you do not already have a SugarXpress card, one may be purchased for $5. They are not included in the price of a lesson. SugarXpress cards are reloadable, do not expire and can be used for all pass and ticket products. Be sure to save your card and bring it with you each time you visit Sugarbush!

Important Information: 

  • All Ski & Ride School participants under the age of 13 are required to wear a properly fitted and fastened winter sports helmet.
  • Children in lessons may ride lifts by themselves (6+) or with members of the general public.
  • Children may use terrain features and jumps while skiing and riding in a lesson.  
  • Full Day Lessons include morning session from 10:00AM to 12:00PM and afternoon session from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Full Day Lessons do not include lunch or supervision from 12:00PM - 1:00PM.
  • Check in at the Ski & Ride School desk in the Mount Ellen base lodge at least 20 minutes prior to lesson start time.  If rentals are needed please check in earlier. 
  • Advanced reservations are strongly recommended; especially during the Christmas holiday period, MLK weekend, and Presidents Week.