Swain Ski School offers learners at every age the ability to start a new snowsport hobby or perfect their skills on the mountain. 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. 

Please be sure to book ahead at least 24hrs in advance for guaranteed reservations. Lessons purchased at the ticket windows cannot be guaranteed availability. If you purchased a 6 pack of lessons – please call ahead to book your lesson in our system. 

We also require that you arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time. Guests arriving after this time may forfeit their lesson.

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 2nd – March 14. Private lessons available at your convenience 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 NOTE: All lessons must be booked 24hrs in advance, including pre-paid lesson packs.

Group Lesson Times

Beginner Lessons
 90 Min90 Min90 Min60 Min
Mon – Wed5:00 pm
Thurs – Sat10:00 am12:00pm2:00 pm5:00pm
Sunday10:00 am12:00pm2:00 pm
Intermediate Lessons
 90 Min90 Min60 Min
Mon – Fri5:00 pm
Sat & Sun10:00 am12:00 pm

 

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!

Never-Ever Beginner Package – $49 

(ages 6 & up)

The Never-Ever Beginner Lift 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 skiis, 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 Quad II beginner zone, rentals, and a group lesson at regularly scheduled lesson times. (Helmet not included) *See above for lesson times.

Second Turns Package – $79

This package is perfect for skiers and riders who have taken the Never-Ever package or who already have some experience with equipment and riding the lift but are still beginners and need a little extra time in the beginner zone. 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 to schedule your Second Turns Lesson – 607.545.6511

All Mountain Access Package – $109 

(ages 6 & up)

The All Access Mountain Package is designed with every skill level in mind. As long as you show a desire to experience all that Swain has to offer, this package is for you. This package includes an All Day lift ticket to the entire mountain, rentals and a group lesson based on your ability at regularly scheduled lesson times. (Helmet not included) *See above for lesson times.

Triple Down Package – $179

(ages 6 & up)

The Triple Down Package is designed to offer continuing instruction to our first-time skiers and snowboarders. Receive a Quad II Package on your first visit. Come a second time and get the All-Mountain Access Package. Finally, receive a free lift ticket and rentals on your third visit as you explore the mountain independently.

*Please call 607.545.6511 to schedule your Triple Down lesson times.

PLEASE NOTE: All lessons must be booked 24hrs in advance. 

Private Lessons

90 Minute Private Lesson                  $109*

60 Minute Private Lesson                  $85**

60 Minute Private Lesson 6 Pack    $399

*$49/each additional person

**$39/each additional person

PLEASE NOTE: All lessons must be booked 24hrs in advance, including pre-paid lesson packs.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all children 4 – 6 will only be permitted in private lessons or semi-private lessons with family. We cannot accept children under 4 in lessons at this time. To reserve a time or specific instructor, please click book now above to choose your preferred time.