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Whether you are new to the sport or simply looking for some pointers, we welcome you to the Snow School.

Find professional instruction for Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark, or Uphill skiing.

Want to learn a new sport, hone your technique, or simply work out some bad habits? Our highly trained teaching staff will cater and customize the lesson to you and your needs. Schedule time with one of our Professional Instructors, book for a one hour or a multi-hour lesson.

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.

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

Lessons

Private – one on one

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

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Semi Private – 2 person

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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

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Custom Group – 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

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Uphill Ski – one on one

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

Packages

Discover Snow Sports Package

First Timers!  This 1.5 hour private ski or snowboard lesson for adults and children (starting at age 5 for skiing and age 6 snowboarding) 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.

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Lots of Lessons

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.

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Kid Programs

October 22nd – Kids program Registration goes live online.

All our kids programs are offered for ages

  • 5 and up to skiers
  • 6 and up to snowboarders

Kid December Holiday Program

December 26 – 30, 2022

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.

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.

Kid 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.

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.

Kid 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.

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.

Kid February Holiday 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 meets 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.

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.

Mountain Explorers – for skiers

This program has sold out. You are welcome to add your name to the wait-list. There is no guarantee that we will have space, but should a space become available we will reach out to you on a first come first serve basis.

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 Snowbowl 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 Snowbowl.  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 Snowbowl 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)

Program cost: $ 299

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Kid Program Info and Details

December, January & February Programs

Skiers (ages 5-16) and Snowboarders (ages 6-16)

We offer two ability groups for each sport. Attention is given to keep students in their age appropriate peer groups when possible.

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

Program Equipment Rental Info

Ski or Snowboard equipment is 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.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

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Adult Programs

Adult Wednesday

Choose between the 5 or 10 – two-hour series, each with one flex day. Techniques offered are skiing, snowboarding, and telemark.

  • 5 days – Date: Jan 4 – Feb 8, 2023
  • 10 days- Date: Jan 4 – March 22, 2023
  • Time: 10AM – 12PM

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

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. 

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Middlebury College – J-Term Lessons

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.

Larger Organized Groups 10+ People

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

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


FAQ about scheduling and policies

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 gift for “Lots of Lessons” or “Discover Snow Sports” ?

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

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

Our kids programs and adult programs meet at regular dates and times during the season. Once you have signed up and paid for the program you will not need to schedule anything with the Snow School.

On the first day of the program you will need to check in at the Snow School desk. Pick up the “program pass” which is to be worn during the time of the program, and for the kids programs we will need a signed release form.

Missed program day

There are no make up days offered for program days you miss.

As the groups advance together and in the effort to respect their learning progress, it is not possible to jump into another days program group in order to make up the lesson missed.

Policies for re-scheduling and / or canceling of a lesson

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.

Need to cancel the lesson?

All cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to your lesson time. Refunds will be placed on a gift card that you can use at the Snowbowl or at Rikert Nordic Center. 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 lesson?

In the event that the Snowbowl 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.

Check our conditions page for up to date information.

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