Adult Snowsport Lessons

Age 12 and up

Holiday Valley Snowsports is all about learning and improving skiing and snowboarding skills. Learning is truly fun, and you're never too young or too old to enjoy the thrill of sliding on snow. Our experienced ski and snowboard staff can make your skiing and riding even more fun and rewarding on our excellent teaching terrain.

Beginner Lessons

All you need to know about your first time skiing or riding is in the Beginner's Guide. Check out our Learn to Ski and Learn to Snowboard Packages with lessons, rental equipment and lift tickets. Signup is at the Creekside Lodge.  

Group Lessons

Lessons for beginners*, intermediate or advanced skiers or snowboarders. Register at the Snowsports School Desk in the Holiday Valley Lodge, ground floor. Open daily. 

*first time skiers/riders go to Creekside Lodge for Learn to packages.

10:30 AM or 1:30 PM 1-1/2 hr lesson


 Night 50 minute lesson 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30PM


Private Lessons

The ultimate in ski and snowboard instruction. Enjoy one on one instruction tailored to your needs. You can select the lesson content or let your instructor choose, based on your skiing or snowboarding skills. 

Preferred Private Available at 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 1:30 for 1-1/2 hr lesson


Private Xpress at 9AM or 3:15 PM for 1 hour


Add an additional person to a Private Lesson for half price!

Book your Private Lesson Online

Lisa Densmore-Ballard's "Your Turn" Women's Clinic $290

January 25-26, 2018... Come ski with former US Ski Team member and widely acclaimed instructor, Lisa Densmore Ballard. Registration form for 2018 clinic. Read more about Your Turn Women's Clinic. Your Turn Lodging package available.

January is National Learn a Snowsport Month!

Half priced Learn to Ski or Ride Packages during the month of January. Day packages $31.50, Night packages $22.50, wow!

Lounsbury Adaptive Program

The Lounsbury Adaptive Program offers specialized learn to ski programs for visually impaired or physically or mentally challenged children or adults. Lessons include equipment and lift ticket.. Headquarters for the Lounsbury Program is at the Sugar Plum Lodge, next to the Tannenbaum Lodge. Lessons require reservations, call (716) 699-2345, ext. 4413.