Adult Snowsport Lessons

Group Lessons

Lessons for beginners*, intermediate or advanced skiers or snowboarders. Register at the Creekside Lodge for daytime lessons. Night time lessons register at the Rental Shop in main Lodge.

Lesson Time Duration Price
10:30 AM or 1:30 PM 1.5 hours $45
MON.-SAT. 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 50 minutes $30
SUNDAY ONLY 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 50 minutes $30

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

Book a day lesson    

Book a night lesson

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. Headquarters for all lessons is the Creekside Lodge.

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.  

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. Call the private lesson direct line at 716-699-3506 to reserve a private lesson or semi-private lesson. If there is a specific instructor you want, request them by name.

 Length of Lesson


Additional person

 One hour Private lesson 



One and one half hour Private lesson 



3 hour morning private


$75 pp up to 3 

5 hour all day private


$75 pp up to 3

 Reservations are required, call 716-699-3506

Cross Country and Telemark Lessons

Cross Country and Telemark lessons have limited availability and are taught as private lessons with reservations required. Please call 716-699-3506.

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

January 24-25, 2024... Come ski with former US Ski Team member and widely acclaimed instructor, Lisa Densmore Ballard.  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 on weekdays during the month of January. Day packages $40, Night packages $32.50. Age 12 and up.

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.