Make Your First Time A Great Time!

Windham Mountain Resort and our team of highly qualified instructors are dedicated to providing you with the best beginner lesson programs in the country.  From the equipment we provide you with to the terrain within our Learning Center, everything about your lesson experience has been specifically designed to ensure your success and enjoyment.  Our instructors will have you up and making your first turns from day one and will help you to build the fundamental skills for a lifetime of on-snow fun.

Learn more about our Terrain Based Learning™ Program here.

Learn-To Packages (Ages 10+ / OWN IT! Ages 16+)Empty Heading
First Timer Package
Access to learning area lifts (D, E, M, N, K, L), lesson & rental equipment including a helmet. Learn at your own pace in our TBL environment.
Lessons begin anytime between 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. with no time limit.
Lift, Lesson, Rental Package
All mountain lift access, group lesson & rental equipment. 1hr 45min group lessons begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on weekends, or 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on weekdays.
Own It (SOLD OUT FOR 18/19)
Our 3-day first-time skier / snowboarder program for adults and young adults includes three days of lessons, rental equipment and lift tickets. The beginner lift ticket on day 1 will give access to all carpet lifts, D and K lift, the all mountain lift ticket on days 2 & 3 will give access to all lifts. Prior to completing the third lesson, receive brand new Rossignol snowboard or skis with bindings (MSRP $550). Must be 16 or older.
Lift & Lesson Package
All mountain lift access & group lesson. Rentals not included. 1hr 45min group lessons begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on weekends, or 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on weekdays.
Sunset First Timer Package
Sunset access to learning area lifts (E & D), 1 hr group lesson and rental equipment. Lessons begin at 5:00 p.m. Available on days sunset operations are open.
Group Lesson Only
1 hr 45 min group lesson. Lift ticket not included. Begin at 10:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on weekends, or 10:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on weekdays.
Upgrade to All Mountain Lift Ticket
Available for Learn-To Packages after 1 pm

All Group Lessons are first come, first serve. Reservations are not accepted.

Group Lesson Schedule:
First Timers: Anytime between 10am & 2:30pm
Beyond First Timers:  10am & 1:15pm on Weekends and Holidays and 10am, 12:15pm and 2:15pm Monday – Friday.
For more information on lessons please call the Snow Sports School at (800) 754-9463 x1120.

If you’ve never been skiing or riding before, here are a few tips that will make your first experience more enjoyable.  A full First Timer’s Guide is available here.

  • Check the weather prior to your arrival. Conditions can change quickly, so always be prepared.
  • You don’t need specialized clothing to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Dress in layers so you can add or remove a layer as the weather varies. The first layer should be long underwear and medium weight socks. The outer layer, including your pants, should be waterproof or waterproof/breathable (don’t wear jeans on the outside. Trust us, you’ll feel cold if you do). Note that ski and snowboard boots are insulated and provide plenty of warmth in most cases. Only one pair of socks is necessary.
  • Water resistant, insulated gloves are a must. They’re widely available at discount, department and specialty stores, including our own Mountain Sports Shop.
  • Wear a helmet, they are included in your Rental Package, and bring a hat that will stay on your head.
  • Other accessories that are good to have are goggles, sunscreen, lip balm, and a sports bag to store all your goods. We have lockers on site.
  • Leave the long scarves at home and bulky items have a habit of getting in the way!