First Timer Lesson Package
Sugarbush's award-winning three day lift, lesson, and rental package for first time skiers and riders. | Our First Timer program is designed to take you from fitting and getting comfortable with the equipment, to sliding on snow for the first time, to making first turns and using lifts. For each day of this three-day package, participants receive a two-hour group lesson, rental equipment and a helmet, and a lift ticket. Lesson one includes lift access in our beginner areas, and the second and third lessons include upgraded lift access. Please note lessons booked online are for Lincoln Peak; if you would like to book a lesson at Mount Ellen, please contact us at 888.651.4827. Guests should check in 45 minutes in advance of the first lesson.
For participants who are new to snow sports, the program includes a FREE Sugarbush All-Mountain Season Pass for the remainder of the 2019-20 winter season upon completion of the First Timer program, as well as the option to add a 4th lesson and get a FREE pair of Elan Skis or a Rome Snowboard with bindings (limited quantities available).
2019/20 All Mountain Season Pass offer and 4th Lesson equipment add on deal are available only to those guests that are new to snow sports experience, and who take all lessons within the 2019-20 season. Guests switching from skiing to snowboard and vice versa are not eligible for the season pass offer but still may participate in the lesson, lifts and rentals components of the package.
*Online bookings must be made 48 hours in advance.
Ski & Ride School Reservations & Cancellation Policy 2019/20
Reservations in advance are strongly recommended for all Ski & Ride School programs throughout the season, especially during the December holiday period, Martin Luther King Weekend and Presidents’ Week. Children’s group lesson reservations made 48 hours in advance receive a discount per child per day. Phone reservations can be made daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM by calling 888.651.4827. All programs are subject to availability and may sell out.
Reservations are charged in full when booked.
Cancellations and reservation changes made by 4:00 PM two days prior to their effective date will receive a full refund. Cancellations and changes made by 4:00 PM one day prior to their effective date will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee or a full credit toward future lessons. Same day cancellations and changes will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee or a credit toward future lessons minus a $25 fee. Please note that rescheduling a lesson is considered a change to your reservation and will incur the appropriate fee. Weather and snow conditions are not viable reasons for cancellations.
No-Shows will be charged for the applicable lessons in full and any subsequent lessons will be cancelled. Cancellations made after the scheduled lesson time are considered a No-Show and will be charged the full amount. To make any changes or cancellations please call 1-888-651-4827.
Please note, all Ski & Ride School participants under the age of 13 are required to wear a properly fitted and fastened winter sports helmet.