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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 I am able to slide in a straight line but am not able to turn yet.
(YEL) I am starting to turn and stop but still need practice. I need to work on my confidence and control before heading up the 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. 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. SKI: Parallel turns on all blues, most black terrain; using poles. SNOWBOARD: Linking turns of varying size and shape on all blue and most black terrain.


First-time skiers and snowboarders, ages 7 and older, visiting Okemo Mountain Resort early in the season are invited to participate in our Learn to Ski or Snowboard program.

This program includes one 2-hour session, rental equipment and a lower mountain lift ticket Reservations are recommended and walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis only.

Participants should arrive at the Okemo Express Rental Shop, located in the Okemo Clock Tower base area, at least an hour before lesson time to register for the program and be fitted for equipment.


  • December 1-18, 2016
  • 10 am-noon or 1:30-3:30 pm


  • $55, includes lesson, rental equipment and lower-mountain lift ticket

If you have any questions, feel free to call the Learning Center at 802-228-1600. Please note that a credit card deposit is required to obtain rental gear and anyone under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to sign a rental waiver form. This package cannot be combined with any other offer.


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.