Lessons

Swain Ski School offers learners at every age the ability to start a new snowsport hobby or perfect their skills on the mountain. We are a PSIA certified ski school and our dedicated staff of instructors will partner with you every step of the way to ensure you feel confident with your equipment and are ready to attack the hill! Explore our many lesson options below. 

FAQ

See below for answers to some of our most popularly asked questions and then read more below to find the lesson package that’s right for you and your family.
Can I book a lesson when I arrive?
Lesson availability is NOT guaranteed. Be sure to book at least 24hrs in advance for guaranteed reservations. 
But I purchased a 6 pack, are those guaranteed?
No, we still need to reserve your lesson for the day you plan to come. Please call ahead so that we can book your lesson in our system. 
How early should I arrive for my lesson?
We suggest that you arrive at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled lesson start time, especially if you need rentals. Guests arriving after this time may forfeit their lesson.
Can I use poles?
If you are taking a beginner lesson, we do not allow the use of poles. Poles are allowed in intermediate and above.
What is the Magic Carpet?
The magic carpet is a people mover that allows first time skiers and riders to easily traverse up a small slope and practice new skills such as turning and stopping before riding the chair lift.

Group Lessons

Group lessons at Swain are offered for ages 6-12 and ages 13+ seven days a week. Our instructors use the most advanced teaching techniques to ensure you and your children learn in a safe and comfortable environment.  We require children under 6 to take a private lesson for their own safety and lesson quality. 
Please note that while group lessons are separated by ability, the instruction will be based on the lowest ability level of all participants.
*Group lesson times guaranteed from January 9 – March 6 and March 12/13. Private lessons are available at regularly scheduled lesson times based on availability.
90 Minute Group Lesson ages 6-12        $44
90 Minute Group Lesson ages 13+          $35
60 Minute Group Lesson all ages           $29*
Group Lesson 6 Pack all ages                 $199
*Only available at 5pm

Please call 607.545.6511 to book your lesson.

Group Lesson Times

 
Monday – Wednesday: 2pm & 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: On the Hour – 10am – 5pm

Lesson Packages

 

Lesson packages are a great way to get introduced to snowsports. Get started with our professionally trained instructors and learn the basic fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding so you can feel confident in your new sport. We will teach you the tips and tricks so you can learn to love winter!

Discover Package – $49 

(ages 6 & up)

The Discover Package is perfect for first-time skier/riders (who have never-ever skied!). This package will take first-timers from equipment use and how to get started through locking into their skis, and how to stop. Students will start on the Magic Carpet and learn the basics of the pizza wedge maneuvers and how to turn on the hill. This package includes an All-Day lift ticket for the magic carpet zone, rentals, and a group lesson at regularly scheduled lesson times. (Helmet not included) *See above for lesson times.

Explore Package – $49 

(ages 6 & up)

This package is perfect for skiers and riders who have taken the Discover package or who already have some experience on skis, and maybe ready to ride the lift. Includes an all-day lift ticket for the Quad 2 lift, rentals, and a group lesson at regularly scheduled lesson times. (Helmet not included) *See above for lesson times. 

Please call 607.545.6511 at least 24 in advance to book your lesson package.

Private Lessons

90 Minute Private Lesson                            $109*
60 Minute Private Lesson                            $85**
60 Minute Private w/Lift Ticket & Rentals    $149***
60 Minute Private Lesson 6 Pack                $399
*$49/each additional person
**$39/each additional person
***$89/each additional person

Please call 607.545.6511 at least 24 in advance to book your private lesson or reserve your lesson 6 pack voucher.