Snow School

Give us a call Wednesday – Sunday (802-443-7605) and schedule your lesson

Wether you are looking for Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark, or Uphill skiing, we are here for you.

Our private lessons are fully customized to you and your needs. Schedule time with one of our Professional Instructors and book for a one hour or a multi-hour lesson. Learn a new sport, hone your technique, or work out some bad habits. Our highly trained teaching staff will cater the lesson to you.

Coming with a friend? Look at our semi-private lesson and have fun learning together while also creating memories.

Check out all of our fun and fabulous ways to learn listed below. Gain confidence and master the terrain you wish to descend.


Programs

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Private Lessons for Kids and Adults


Private Lesson – 1 Person

Want 1 on 1 time? We can make that happen with a lesson customized specifically to You. Wether you are new to the sport or an old hat, our knowledgeable and professional Snow School instructors will assess and guide you to gaining confidence, honing your technique, and broadening the terrain accessible to you. Book your lesson for an hour or multiple hours, the choice is yours, simply give us a call and we’ll get you set up with an instructor to guide your way.

Know an instructor you’d like to work with? Let us know and we’ll do our best to schedule you with that Instructor.

$75 per hour

Semi Private Lesson – 2 Persons

Time for two? Sometimes you want a special day for you and your pal. Book a semi- private lesson. Our instructor will cater the lesson completely to your learning desires wether you are a beginner or advanced. Our Professional Snow School instructors will assess, customize and address your learning desires. The lesson will be taught to the lesser ability level, allowing for you both to enjoy the mountain together. You may book one of our instructors for one or multiple hours if you wish.

$120 per hour


Custom Group Lesson 3-5 Persons

Interested in learning with a group of friends or family? Gather up to 5 people of like ability* and technique and head out with one of our professional Snow School instructors. Our maximum student to teacher ratio is 5:1, thus keeping the group intimate and allowing for best learning environment.

*(the lesson will be taught to the lesser ability level)

$165 for three persons, each additional person is $45

Uphill Skiing Lesson

Interested in honing your Uphill technique? This private session is geared towards answering all of your questions, from learning how to dress, to better climbing technique, to taking care of your equipment – especially your climbing skins. This lesson is taught on your own alpine touring equipment.  You can either reserve a 1or 2 hour lesson. Then put your newfound skills to work by exploring all of our uphill routes at the Bowl.

$100 per person / hour

Bundled Packages for Kids and Adults


Lots of Lessons for Less

Lots of Lessons for Less”— a lesson bundle designed just for you! Pre-buy four lessons for $300 and receive a fifth lesson free! At just $60 per lesson, this is a terrific value, and we know you’ll love our well-qualified instructors. Each lesson bundle is designed to be used by one person and ideal for kids or adults.

Purchase online and call our Snow School to schedule your lesson, or just call us to do both.

Discover Snow Sports

First Timers!  This 1.5 hour private ski or snowboard lesson includes rental equipment and expert instruction to get you on the snow for the first time.  You won’t find an hour and a half of expert instruction with rentals for just $120 anywhere else.  We truly want the opportunity to introduce you to skiing or snowboarding our slopes. Designed for kids or adults.

Purchase online and call our Snow School to schedule your lesson, or just call us to do both.


Adult Programs

Wednesday Morning Adult Group – 10 lessons

A series of ten 2-hour lessons for skiing, snowboarding, or telemark.

  • Date: Jan 4 – March 22, 2023
  • Time: 10AM – 12PM

Designed for individuals comfortable riding the lift and skiing / snowboarding green trails plus.

Includes a half-day morning lift ticket.

An incredible value and a great way to experience the season-long changing conditions and terrain guided by one of our professional instructors. 

Price: 10 out of 11 Lessons at $225

Wednesday Morning Adult Group – 5 lessons

A series of five 2-hour lessons for skiing, snowboarding, or telemark.

  • Date: Jan 4 – Feb 8, 2023
  • Time: 10AM – 12PM

Designed for individuals comfortable riding the lift and skiing / snowboarding green trails plus.

Includes a half-day morning lift ticket.

Listed at a fantastic price this program is a great way to experience the season-long changing conditions and terrain. 

Price: 5 out of 6 Lessons at $175


Kids Programs

Designed for Skiers ages 5 – 16 and Snowboarders ages 6 – 16

kids programs are divided into two ability groups and offered to skiers and snowboarders.

Equipment

  • Rented on a first-come, first serve basis.
  • Half-day program rental rentals rates:
  • $15 for ages 10 and younger.
  • $20 for 11-13 year-old.
  • $25 for 14 & older.

First Timer Group are individuals

  • New to the sport
  • Meet from 9AM – 10AM

Youth Group are individuals

  • Comfortable riding the lift on their own
  • Descending green terrain
  • Meet from 1PM – 2PM
December Program
  • December 26 – 30, 2023
  • Price: $150
  • A weeklong series of one hour ski / snowboard lessons geared towards:

FIRST TIMER GROUP SERIES 9AM – 10AM

YOUTH GROUP SERIES 1PM – 2PM

  • Lessons include lots of mileage with others of similar age and ability.
  • Students deemed eligible (in terms of ability) may use lifts with their name tags an hour before and after their lessons.     
  • Release Forms must be completed for all Snow School group lessons.  Save time  download, print, bring with you on registration day.
February Program
  • February 20 – 24, 2023
  • Price:  $150  
  • A weeklong series of one hour ski / snowboard lessons geared towards:

FIRST TIMER GROUP SERIES from 9AM – 10AM

YOUTH GROUP SERIES from 1PM – 2PM

  • Lessons include lots of mileage with others of similar age and ability.
  • Students deemed eligible (in terms of ability) may use lifts with their name tags an hour before and after their lessons.     
  • Release Forms must be completed for all Snow School group lessons.  Save time  download, print, bring with you on registration day.
January Saturday Program
  • January – Saturday 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023
    Price: $150
  • A month-long series of one hour ski / snowboard lessons geared towards:

FIRST TIMER GROUP SERIES from 9AM – 10AM

YOUTH GROUP SERIES from 1PM – 2PM

  • Lessons include lots of mileage with others of similar age and ability.
  • Students deemed eligible (in terms of ability) may use lifts with their name tags an hour before and after their lessons.
  • Release Forms must be completed for all Snow School group lessons, this will be done at time of check in for your first lesson.
January Sunday Program
  • January – Sunday 8, 15, 22, 29, 2023
    Price: $150
  • A month-long series of one hour ski / snowboard lessons geared towards:

FIRST TIMER GROUP SERIES from 9AM – 10AM

YOUTH GROUP SERIES from 1PM – 2PM

  • Lessons include lots of mileage with others of similar age and ability.
  • Students deemed eligible (in terms of ability) may use lifts with their name tags an hour before and after their lessons.
  • Release Forms must be completed for all Snow School group lessons, this will be done at time of check in for your first lesson.
Mountain Explorers for skiers

The perfect way for your young skier, aged 6 -12, to advance their skills in a supportive learning environment with a non-racing orientation.

The Program includes on-snow coaching under the lead of Snow Bowl Instructors who will provide an all-mountain experience, including skiing bumps, glades, and groomed trails.  Participants will meet new friends and experience the fun of skiing with our all-mountain Pros at the Middlebury Snow Bowl.  The goal is to create strong, independent total mountain skiers.  A great way to experience the fun of skiing while gaining skill sets that improve skiing proficiency while exploring everything the Snow Bowl has to offer. Prospective participants must be chairlift-independent and capable of skiing green trails.

Release Forms must be completed for all Snow School group lessons, this will be done at time of check in for your first lesson.

Program Details:

  • Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (breaks will be supervised)
  • Program dates for 2023 Jan: 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb: 11, 25; Mar: 4, 11
  • We will not be meeting on Feb 4th & Feb 18th
  • Lease equipment is available for an additional fee ($120.00 to $160.00, depending upon age of participant)

Pre-registration is required.

Program cost: $ 299

School Groups / Home Schooler

We would love to have the opportunity to work with your group. Please give us a call for more information on how to schedule your group to come.

802-443-7605


Middlebury College Students – J-Term Lessons

Students in lesson with instructor

A program designed for actively enrolled Middlebury College Students – Come head for the mountains and enjoy the Great Outdoors while earning a PE credit. Program runs from: January 4th – February 5th, 2023.


Give us a call 802-443-7605 (Wednesday – Sunday) and schedule your lesson

Book your private lessons 24 – 48 hours in advance during non-holidays or midweek.
Looking to book for the holidays? Please give us a call 1-2 weeks in advance to book your lessons as our Snow School Instructors are in high demand.
At times we have last minute availability, so give us a call or stop by the Snow School desk to check.

More questions? Check our FAQ section below

Scheduling Questions

Schedule a lesson

All our private lessons are scheduled over the phone or in person at the Snow School desk. Holiday weeks and weekends are busy times for us, please call us one to two weeks in advance to secure your lesson. For non-holiday times calling us 48 hours in advance should be sufficient time to schedule your lesson.

Online purchase or received a “Lots of Lessons” or “Discover Snow Sports” gift?

Awesome! Simply give us a call (802-443-7605) to schedule your lesson.

Signed up for a program? Do I also have to call and schedule the lesson?

If you have gone online and signed your kid(s) and or yourself up for a program, paid for the program online, you will not need to schedule anything with the Snow School. You should receive an email from our online shop as confirmation of payment received. Our kids programs and Adult Wednesday programs meet at regular dates and times. For the first day of our kids programs we do require the parent or responsible adult to check in at the Snow School desk, pick up your kids’ program pass as well as sign the program release form. After that you should be all set.

For our Adult Wednesday Program, please check in the first day of program and pick up your program pass.

Please note that for extreme weather check our conditions page for the status of the mountain. There are no make up days offered for program days you miss.

Policies for re-scheduling and cancellations questions

Sometimes life gets in the way even for the best plans we make …..
Need to re-schedule?

We would be happy to help you re-schedule your lessons. We must receive your request 48 hours prior to your scheduled lesson time. Please make sure you speak to our Snow School staff in person as we at times may get swamped with messages and may not receive your message in time. Our Snow School staff will do their best to accommodate your schedule with our availability.

Cancel your lesson?

All cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to your lesson time. Refunds will be placed on a $card that you can use at the Snow Bowl or at Rikert Nordic. Any cancellations made after the 48 hour time cannot be re-funded.

When I am a “No Show”…

All no shows will be charged at full lesson rate. This applies to all lessons, programs, and private lesson bundles such as Lots of Lessons for Less and the Discover Snow Sports packages.

What if the Snow School cancels my private lesson?

In the event that the Snow Bowl is not able to open, the Snow School staff will reach out to you as soon as possible to make alternate arrangements. Please know that you can check our conditions page on our website to get updates on the status of the mountain.

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