Mt. Ellen Group Lessons

Lessons available at Mt Ellen on weekends and during holiday periods. Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance.

Kids Programs
Lesson Type
Ski & Ride
Ski/Ride Ability
All abilities
Lessons available weekends & holidays only from Saturday December 18, 2021 through Sunday March 27, 2022 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 on weekends and during 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 Morning Lesson Only



Two Hour Morning 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 Package with Helmet

                 $54                   $74

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, or for both morning and afternoon sessions- 10:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 3:00PM. Afternoon session only is not available.

Holiday Dates: December 25, 2021 - January 2, 2021; January 15-17, 2022; and February 19-27, 2022.

Mt. Ellen 8 Day Lesson Pass: good for 8  two hour group lessons of your choice  throughout the 21/22 season. Participants can take 1 session per day in the morning, or 2 session per day- 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon. Reservations required, non transferable, and non refundable. Does not include lift access.

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 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. 
  • Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Programs often sell out, especially during the Christmas holiday period, MLK weekend, and Presidents Week. Walk-ins may check in at Ski & Ride School desk in the Mt Ellen Lodge for day of availability, but it is not guaranteed.



All participants must confirm on each day(s) that the student is enrolled in a Sugarbush Winter Program Activity that:1) The student will not have been in close contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID 19 within the 14 days prior to; 2) The student will not come to the Resort if they have any of the following COVID 19 health symptoms: fever of 100.4F or greater, coughing, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, muscle pain or body aches, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. 

Sugarbush is following all state guidelines and recommendations for COVID protocols. These may be subject to change during the course of the season.