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As of Nov. 17, 2017:

Multi-Hr. Private Lessons Only, Levels 5+
No One-Hr. or Group Lessons

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Learn to Ski & Snowboard Packages - Ages 14+

First Class Beginner's Weekends

Loon's premier First Class Beginner's Weekend gives participants the skills & the gear to really become skiers!

Quick Start

This intensive weekend program includes lessons and the use of a private slopeside learning lounge. And it also includes a free pair of HEAD skis, boots & bindings for each participant!

Your Own Equipment

Build camaraderie as you spend the weekend with your coaches, who will ensure proper boot fit and gear to get started on the right foot. And the best part is, you get to learn from Day One on your very own equipment!

Apres Ski

The weekend also includes morning coffee, lunch, and an apres gathering at the end of the first day. Everyone can share their learning experiences and get a taste of the exhilarating winter sports lifestyle.

2017-18 First Class Weekend Dates 

December 2-3, 2017
December 16-17, 2017
January 6-7, 2018
January 27-28, 2018
March 3-4, 2018

 2017-18 Price:


Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Reserve by calling 800-229-5666.

Learn to Ski or Ride Package - Ages 14+

With lessons and equipment specially designed for learning, Loon’s Learn-to-Ski or Ride packages are a convenient & easy way to start skiing or snowboarding. Offered for ages 13 & up, each package includes a novice lift ticket*, equipment rentals and a group lesson. Full-day packages include a 5-hour group lesson. Half-day packages include a 2 1/2-hour group lesson. 

If you’re taking a full-day lesson, you’ll ski or ride from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break. Half-day lessons run 2 1/2 hours, from 10:00a to 12:30 p.m., or 1:00  to 3:30 p.m. Groups meet in the Ski & Snowboard Zone near the Kissin’ Cousins lift.

Please Note: Lesson participants ages 14 and older in group lessons are released unescorted for lunch and at lesson's end, as are all adult participants.

2017-18 Prices:

Learn to Ski/Ride Packages:
Full-Day: $205
Half-Day: $184
*Novice Lift Ticket gives you access to 3 lifts (Kissin' Cousin Double Chair, Little Sister Double Chair & Sarsaparilla Magic Carpet) and 4 trails (Sarsaparilla, Snubber, Little Sister and the bottom portion of Lower Bear Claw).

Reserve today by calling  800-229-5666 or stop by the Loon Mountainside Rental Shop.

Group Lessons:
Full-Day (5-hour) Lesson Only: $129
Half-Day (2 1/2-hour) Lesson Only: $98

Reserve today by calling 800-229-5666, or stop by the Information Desk.

Cancellation Policy

By reserving a lesson, you are agreeing to our cancellation policy, which states:
If you cancel up to two days prior to the date of your reservation, you will not be charged. If you cancel one day prior to the date of your reservation, you will be charged in full and you will receive a Loon-only credit in that dollar amount, to be used during the current winter season. If you cancel the day of your reservation, you will be charged in full.

Please note that reservations are highly recommended, and can be made by calling  800-229-5666.