Okemo Ski & Ride School

Plan and arrive

Welcome to Okemo's Ski & Ride School

Whether you are new to the sport, looking to build confidence, or challenge yourself in new terrain, our world-class guides will help you reach your goals.

If you are signing children up for lessons, please read our childcare illness policy. 

Arrival Directions


  • Pick up your lesson voucher, lift ticket and rental equipment as applicable to your purchase
  • Turn in your fully completed Liability Waiver(s) for all participants
  • Confirm the meeting area (Jackson Gore vs. Clock Tower) and time of your lesson 

What to Wear

  • Socks - You only need ONE pair of socks. Sport specific socks are preferred, however any sock that is thin, smooth (unribbed) and over the calf will do the job. Avoid cotton.
  • Long UnderwearSynthetic or wool-blend, moisture-wicking long underwear (top and bottom) is best. Avoid cotton materials.
  • Outerwear Ski and snowboard outerwear should be made from water-resistant or waterproof, breathable fabric and allow movement without restriction.
  • Boots Do not leave your boots in the car (or equivalent) overnight. They will be very difficult to get into and are unlikely to warm up during the day.
  • Mittens/Gloves - Waterproof mittens or gloves are best, avoid knit variations. Not all winter gloves are waterproof, so be sure to check. In general, mittens are warmer.
  • Neck Gear - A neck buff or balaclava is recommended to have on or tucked in a pocket. Scarves are not recommended, as they can catch on the lifts and other objects.
  • Helmet - Helmets offer added protection, and are required for all lesson participants ages 17 and younger.
  • Eye Protection - Choose quality eyewear with 100% Ultra-Violet protection. Goggles are preferred on storm days. Sunglasses are preferred on warm sunny days.
  • Sun Protection Apply sunscreen liberally and often to all exposed skin and use UV protected lip balm. The altitude and reflection of the snow from the snow increases intensity and exposure, even on cloudy days. SuperGoop! sunscreen is for sale in both base areas. 

Helmet Policy

The use of helmets is strongly recommended. Children age 12 and under must wear a winter sport helmet while participating in ski and snowboard school. In addition, children and teens under age 18 who participate in designated children’s classes or programs must wear a helmet.

Cancellation Policy

All reservations must be canceled or changed 48 hours before the scheduled lesson date. If the reservation is not canceled within this time frame a $100 processing fee will be imposed on all Private lessons and a $50 processing fee will be imposed on all group lessons. Any day of cancellation and or no shows will be charged the full price of the lesson. To cancel or change a lesson reservation, please contact our Vacation Call Center. The Center is open 7-days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; if you call after hours, you will have the option to leave a message for cancellations only. No reservations will be accepted on voicemail.