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Ski/Ride Operations
Will re-open Friday (with a ton of new snow)

23+24 Adult - Group Lessons

Ages 13+

Reservations are required for all Ski & Ride School programs. 

  • To purchase lessons, click "Book & Buy" on this page or call or email Activities at (800) 451-4449 or
  • Day-of bookings are based on availability. Stop by or call the Ski & Ride School desk on Stateside to ask about availability.

Thanks to our top-of-the-line rental equipment and cutting-edge Terrain-Based Learning Model, learning to ski and snowboard has never been easier, and Jay Peak is the perfect place to begin. We offer beginner lesson/rental/lift ticket packages for anyone. This is designed for first-timers up to those working on green terrain. Our learning zone features a moving carpet surrounded by sculpted learning terrain, three beginner-friendly chairlifts accessing beautifully groomed mellow trails, multiple terrain parks, and low-angle tree runs designed to introduce beginners to park riding and tree skiing early in their careers.

What's My Ability Level? 

  • FIRST-TIME SKIER/SNOWBOARDER - This is the level for you if you've never tried skiing or snowboarding or if it's been a long time and you'd like to start at the beginning.

  • BEGINNER - Choose this level if this is not your first time and you have yet to feel the exhilaration of successfully loading/unloading a chairlift OR of being able to easily control your speed and direction on beginner trails.

  • RIDING THE LIFT - If you are already successful riding chairlifts AND turning and stopping, this level will get you to feel the comfort and satisfaction that comes with fine-tuning your skills and exploring all of our varied beginner trails.

  • INTRODUCTION TO INTERMEDIATE TERRAIN - You are already comfortable on Green/beginner terrain and are looking to be introduced to Blue/intermediate terrain. This level will help you progress to our upper mountain lifts and terrain.  

  • EXPLORING INTERMEDIATE TERRAIN - You are comfortable on groomed Blue/intermediate terrain and would like to explore our ungroomed intermediate terrain and be introduced to Jay Peak’s glade network. 

It's important to all parties involved that lessons are built with skiers and riders in the appropriate levels for their abilities. If you sign up for a level other than your assessed ability, SRS staff may not be able to accommodate your request until a later time. 

Beginner Lesson Detail

Beginner's luck

We're a little superstitious about some things, like our parking spots or our favorite socks, but we don't believe in beginner's luck. Which is why we offer lessons specifically for beginners.


Meeting Spot: All lessons meet on the snow behind the Stateside Baselodge. Please arrive 15 minutes early with boots on, ready to go.

For the best experience of everyone in the lesson, Late arrivals into group lessons can not be accepted.

  • If you will be renting Skis or Snowboards, please allow an hour for our rental team to properly outfit you with your gear and for you to get changed and outside before your lesson starts.
  • Unfortunately, if you are late, you will forfeit that session.
lesson Mon-Fri holiday  DETAIL
Beginner $70 $75 Lesson
Beginner with rentals $105 $112 Lesson & Equipment Rental
Beginner with rentals & Lower Mountain Lift Ticket $134 $145  Lesson, Equipment Rental & Zone Lift Ticket
Intermediate Group  $46 $49 (Sat/Sun) 2-hour lessons, offered at 1:45p | Not offered during Holiday Periods

Holidays: Dec. 26, 2023- Jan. 1, 2024 | Jan. 13-15, 2024Feb. 17-25, 2024


Lessons fill up fast, especially for holiday and weekend periods. It’s best to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Book A Lesson | (800) 451-4449

Lesson Snowboard
  • Rates are subject to change without notice and are inclusive of 6% Vermont tax unless stated otherwise.
  • A lift ticket is required for all person(s) enrolled in a lesson at Jay Peak.
Beginner Lessons
(800) 451-4449