Kids 5 & Under

Powder Ridge is know as the place for kids to learn to ski in Southern New England. We specialize in working with kids who are 3 to 5-years-old. More advanced kids can join a group sport lesson that includes a lift ticket and rental gear if needed.

Burton Riglet Park

Our coaches specialize in delivering a safe and fun snow play experience for your little skier or Rider. Private lessons present the best learning environment for our youngest guests. Children must be 4-years-old to join a group lesson, except for of our six-week pre-school and kindergarten mid-week programs.

These one-hour programs focused on fun are a great introduction for everyone.

One of the things that makes learning unique at Powder Ridge is that we are Connecticut’s only Burton Riglet Park. Our shaped terrain, snow features and playful approach mean it’s never to early to learn.

Please register for equipment rental prior to arrival.

The Riglet Park at Powder Ridge is magic. It’s safe. It’s fun, and it’s working. Our coaches and families are finding great success getting kids on snowboards as soon as they can maintain a little balance.

Group Lessons

DescriptionChild 4 & 5Jr. & Sr.
(6 - 12 yrs & 65 -69 yrs)
Adult (13 - 64 yrs)
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, lesson and equipment rental.
ages 5 yrs & up. Call for start times and availability
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, equipment rental & 4 hr. lift. guaranteed to teach you to ski or board. Up to three additional lessons if required.
Ages 5 & up. Call to schedule available 7 days a week
Mountain Experience Training Session - 90 Minutes lesson, 4 hr. lift, equipment rental Progressive training sessions for those that would like to sharpen or advance their skills $75.$85.$90.

Multi-Week Programs

Looking for a great multi-week lesson package for your kids or yourself? Powder Ridge has a six week program available starting in early January. We are happy to offer private lessons to all ages. Package price includes rental equipment. Lessons will be consecutive weeks at the same day and time. 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 six weeks.)
Start Times: Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m
4 to 5-years-old - 90 minute lesson with four hour beginner lift pass. (Saturday & Sunday only, for six weeks.)
Call for start times and availability

Private Lessons

Lessons are custom tailored to your ability. A knowledgeable coach works with you at your own pace to meet your personal goals. Whether that means exploring the terrain parks, venturing into racing or just refining mountain skills to help prepare for a trip up north, we have the coaches and the terrain to deliver a fun and challenging experience.

Lesson Times – Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the hour by reservation. We strongly suggest making reservations in advance.

Add an additional person semi-private for $45 for the first 60 minutes.

You can also pre-pay for five, private training sessions to save up to 20 percent!

Private Lessons*Price
Private Training Sessions (60 Minutes)$95
Private Training Sessions (90 Minutes)$139
Private Training Sessions (2 Hours)$179
Private Training Sessions (add an extra 30 minutes)$49
Five Private Training Sessions (60 Minutes Each) - Sign up for five ski or snowboard lessons and save! Lessons for all levels and abilities.$380

*Except where noted, sport lessons require the purchase of the appropriate park pass and does not include rental gear. Lesson-only packages are listed for Season Pass holders.