Group Lessons

From ski slope newbies to those of us that are a bit rusty, the Powder Ridge Terrain-Based Learning methods are reshaping skiing and snowboarding education. The result… beginner skiers and riders are learning faster, having more fun and getting up on the mountain sooner. Our coaching staff offers group, private, half-day and six-week programs.

Powder Ridge is the only ski area in Connecticut offering terrain-based learning techniques for all lessons. The Ridge’s Terrain-Based Learning methods are not like a traditional lesson. In terrain-based learning students slide on a slope that has been groomed and shaped to provide students with a positive experience. Instead of teaching in a traditional sense, we develop the skills needed to become an all mountain skier or rider by playing with a coach on all of the different elements of our shaped terrain. Please pre-register for rental equipment to help speed up the process on site equipment rental

First Time Experience Group Lessons

DescriptionLesson Only*Lesson & LiftLesson, Lift & Rental
$55 after 5p, Five Days a Week (90 minutes) - Take advantage of this weekday special and learn to ski or ride at The Ridge. 6-years-old and up. Lower Mountain Lift Pass, Lesson & Rental included. Reservations required.
Call for Start Times - 7 days a week
$55
First Time Experience Training Session (90 Minutes) – Our terrain based learning is designed to allow students to naturally feel the proper movements required for skiing & boarding, establishing a proper foundation. Includes four hour lift ticket, and the rental gear you'll need.
Call for start times and availability
N/A$85
Guaranteed Experience Training Session - Designed to get the first timer off and skiing or riding for a lifetime. Package includes three, 90 minute group lessons, guaranteed to teach you to ski or board. Up to three additional lessons if required.
Call to schedule available 7 days a week
$88$126$179

Mountain Experience Group Training Sessions

DescriptionLesson Only*Lesson & LiftLesson, Lift & Rental
Mountain Experience Training Session (90 minutes) – Progressive training session for those that would like to sharpen or advance their skills.$37$66$85

Half-Day Programs

Powder Ridge offers half-day programs for kids on weekends including lessons and lunch. We break the kids up into two groups, 4 and 5-year-olds, and 6 to 12-year-olds. Pricing can include rental gear if needed, or have the kids bring their own.

Half-Day Group Programs – Weekends & Holidays Only
Start Times – 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Lesson Only*Lift & LessonLift, Lesson & Rental
Ridge Rats 6 to 12-years-old
Includes a three hour program (up to 2.5 hours of lessons), a four hour lift pass, and 15-20 minute break with Basket meal lunch.
$77$111$120
The Ridge Kids 4 & 5-year-olds
Includes a three hour program (up to 2.5 hours of lessons), a four hour lift pass, and 15-20 minute break with Basket meal lunch.
$93$117$127

Six Week Programs

Looking for a great multi-week lesson package for your kids or yourself? Powder Ridge has a six week program available starting January 2nd. Package price includes rental equipment. Lessons will be six consecutive weeks at the same day and time. Purchase prior to the start of the session. Lessons can not be rescheduled.

Multi-Week Group Lesson Package - Weekday or weekend programsLesson Only*Lift & LessonPackage
3 to 5-years-old - One hour lesson with four hour beginner lift pass. (Monday through Thursday only, for five weeks.)
Start Times: Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m.
$143$189$279
3 to 5-years-old - One hour lesson with four hour beginner lift pass. (Monday through Thursday only, for six weeks.)
Start Times: Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m.
$162$209$299
4 to 5-years-old - 90 minute lesson with four hour beginner lift pass. (Saturday & Sunday only, for six weeks.)
Start Times: 9 a.m.
$239$310.50$399
Juniors 6 to 12-years-old - 90 minute group lesson with four hour lift pass.
Start Times: Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Weekends at 9 a.m., for six weeks.
$159$268$399
13-years-old and up - 90 minute group lesson with four hour lift pass.
Start Times: Monday through Friday 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Weekends at 9 a.m., for six weeks.
$159$325$399

*Except where noted, Sport Lessons require the purchase of the appropriate lift ticket and does not include rental gear. Lesson Only packages are listed for Season Pass holders.