Ski + Ride School
SKI SCHOOL LEVELS(RED) This is my first time on the mountain. I have never skied or snowboarded before.
(ORG) I have skied or snowboarded before and am able to slide in a straight line, but am not able to turn deliberately.
(YEL) I am turning and stopping, but need still need practice. I need to work on my confidence, control and learn to ride the beginner chairlift.
(GRN) I am riding the chairlift and am comfortable on green terrain. I can turn and stop with confidence.
SKI: Turning in a wedge, working towards parallel turns.
SNOWBOARD: Linking skidded turns with traverses, working towards shaped turns
(BLU) I can ski or snowboard on blue terrain, using a variety of turn sizes. I am able to control my speed and stop when I need to.
SKI: Parallel turns on all green, most blue terrain, starting to use poles, exploring easy glades.
SNOWBOARD: Linking turns of varying size and shape on all green and blue terrain.
(BLK) I am already skiing or snowboarding confidently on black terrain and am looking to explore bumps, steeps and glades.
Okemo ski and snowboard instructors specialize in patience, skill-building and instilling confidence in skiers and riders of every age. And, we've got a wide array of programs for every ability level, from someone looking to learn to ski or snowboard up to an advanced bump skier in one of our clinics and workshops.
Group Lessons - ages 7 & up
Private Lessons - ages 2 & up
Children's Programs - ages 3-14
AmplitudePLUS - ages 7-14
Penguin Playground Day Care - ages 6 months-4 years
For early- and late-season schedules, please call 802-228-1600.
Season Long Ski & Snowboard Programs
Come ski and snowboard with us all season-long! We offer seasonal programs for little ones starting at just age 4 all the way up to age 19. Whether in it just for fun or the thrill of competition, you should find something that fits your needs at Okemo.
- Season-Long Childrens' Programs
Our Snow Stars and Mountain Explorers programs for skiers and riders is designed around fun. Children ages 4-14 can enjoy a whole season of fun and learning in one of our most successful instructional programs on the mountain. For even smaller children, Okemo also offers season-long passes to our Penguin Playground Day Care, where children as young as two can take to the snow.
AmplitudePLUS is Okemo's premiere seasonal program for advanced skiers and riders looking to ski & ride all that Okemo has to offer from advanced groomers to bumps, terrain parks, the Superpipe, glades, and Okemo's boundary-to-boundary trees.
- Competitive Programs
If the thrill of competition is what you seek, explore our season long competition and racing programs. These programs are open to ages 8 through 19 and include multiple skiing, snowboarding and freestyle divisions. Learn more about Okemo's competition programs.
So pick a learning program that's right for you and come to Okemo. You'll have a great time. What's more, when you leave you'll be a better skier or snowboarder. And that's something worth remembering!