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Lesson Information

For All Multi-Week Programs

  • 6-week Lesson Programs begin the first week of January.
  • Space is limited and advance registration is required.
  • Badges are only valid on days of regularly scheduled lessons. Badges cannot be used during vacation weeks or on vacation days.
  • Badges are available at the ski school desk in December, and must be picked up before the first day of your program.
  • $5.00 fee for lost or forgotten ski school badges (all programs)
  • If you are renting equipment, you must pre-fit by December 21, 2012.
  • There will be no program classes on Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21, 2013) and February Vacation days (Feb. 18 - 24, 2013). Classes will be held the first weekend of February vacation.
  • You must attend your scheduled class or forfeit lesson, lift ticket and rental fee.
  • Classes, if postponed, will be made up at the end of the program.
  • Day and time of lesson cannot be changed.
  • There are no refunds after the second week. Refunds based on full retail value.
  • Lessons are often held in inclement weather conditions. If weather is questionable, check this website for status of your lesson.
  • Arrange a meeting place with your child before the lesson begins. Lessons may begin and end on different slopes. Stress to your children where you will be when their lesson is completed.
  • All program prices include a $25 non-refundable deposit.
  • All Rental Packages include a $10 non-refundable deposit.
  • Photographs may be taken during class time.
  • For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please read below.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lesson Programs

What kind of clothing should I wear?

Layers. Layers of appropriate winter outer wear, waterproof gloves, no loose articles of clothing, and goggles are recommended.

Should my child ski or snowboard?

It probably depends on the child’s interest. It doesn’t matter which sport the child does first. Ski classes are available for younger children – we start at age 3. Snowboard classes are available for kids in first grade and up.

Can I switch to skiing from snowboarding and vice versa?

Yes, we will allow you to switch programs, however only during the first two weeks of the program.

How are children placed in classes?

On the first day, children are tested and placed into classes according to age and ability.

Where do the classes meet?

Ski classes meet in front of the rental shop at the big Ski School sign. Snowboard classes meet between the Snowdance double chair lift and Sundance triple chair lift.

Where do I meet my child at the end of class?

Students are released at the bottom of the trail that class ended on. Please arrange a meeting place with your child before the lesson begins. Lessons may begin and end on different slopes. Stress to your children where you will be when their lesson is completed.

Can I watch the lesson?

Yes, but you must stand at the bottom of hill and out of the way of skiers / snowboard on the hill.

How early should I arrive?

If you are renting equipment, we recommend arriving at least a half hour early.

When should I have my rental equipment fitted?

We ask that you get fitted for your equipment before January 1.

Do I need to wear a helmet?

This decision is at the parents’ discretion. Nashoba does not require that a helmet is worn, however helmets are available for sale at the rental shop.

What’s the difference between the Young Learners Program and the Student programs?

Young Learners offers smaller classes geared more towards children ages 4-6 (kindergarten age). Student programs offer more lesson times, but have larger classes and a broader age group.

When and where can I pick up my lesson badge?

Badges are available for pick up at the Ski School and Information Desk. Badges must be picked up prior to start of class and worn during class time and free ski/snowboard time.

What if I lost or forgot my ski school badge?

There is a $5 fee to replace your badge and may be picked up at the Ski School Information Desk.

Will classes be held in the snow, rain, or cold weather?

Lessons are often held in inclement weather conditions. If weather is questionable, please check skinashoba.com or call (978) 692-8577 to check the status of your lesson.

What if a class is postponed by Nashoba?

Classes, if postponed, will be made up at the end of the program.

What if my child is sick and can’t attend class?

Classes cannot be made up due to illness or schedule conflicts. You must attend your scheduled class, or forfeit lesson, lift ticket, and rental fee.

What if my child gets hurt or doesn’t want to attend class anymore? Can I get a refund?

We will issue refunds. All program prices include a $25 non-refundable deposit. Refunds are based on full retail value. There are no refunds after the second week for Young Learner Programs. There are no refunds after the third week for all other programs.

 

  1. Group Lessons

    Group 1 Day Lessons

    $42.00


    1 hour long group lessons are offered individually, if you don't want to commit to a six-week program.
  2. Instructor

    Weekday Afternoon Ski Lessons (6 Weeks)

    $210.00


    This six week program is designed for the beginner through the advanced skier in grades K-12. Learn the basics or develop your skills. This program includes a one-hour lesson, once a week for six consecutive weeks. 



    • Weekday Afternoon lessons include skiing from 1-10pm on lesson days. 

  3. Weekday Afternoon Snowboard Lessons (6 Weeks)

    This six week program is designed for the beginner through the advanced rider in grades 1-12. Learn the basics or develop your skills. This program includes a one-hour lesson, once a week for six consecutive weeks. 



    • Weekday Afternoon lessons include snowboarding from 1-10pm on lesson days. 

  4. Evening Ski Lessons (6 Weeks)

    Evening Ski Lessons (6 Weeks)

    $215.00


    This program includes a 1-hour lesson, and a lift ticket valid from 5:00pm-10:00pm. The lessons will meet on specific days of the week for 6 consecutive weeks.  This program is designed for skier in school grades 3 and up.

  5. Evening Snowboard Lessons (6 Weeks)

    Evening Snowboard Lessons (6 Weeks)

    $215.00


    This program includes a 1-hour lesson, and a lift ticket valid from 5:00pm-10:00pm. The lessons will meet on specific days of the week for 6 consecutive weeks.  This program is designed for snowboarders in school grades 3 and up.

  6. Weekend Morning Ski Lessons (6 Weeks)

    Weekend Morning Ski Lessons (6 Weeks)

    $245.00


    This program includes a 1-hour lesson, and a lift ticket valid for the morning of the lesson from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The lessons will be on Saturdays or Sundays, for 6 consecutive weeks.  More school-aged students have learned to ski at our area than any other ski area in the region. It's a great value, lots of fun, and something that can be enjoyed forever.

  7. Snowboard Lessons at Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    This program includes a 1-hour lesson, and a lift ticket valid for the morning of the lesson from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The lessons will be on Saturdays or Sundays, for 6 consecutive weeks.  More school-aged students have learned to snowboard at our area than any other ski area in the region. It's a great value, lots of fun, and something that can be enjoyed forever.

  8. Young Learners Beginner Area Ski Lesson (4 Weeks, Ages 4-K)

    This pre-school program is designed to give your young learner the basics of skiing while having a great time. This is a one-hour group lesson for several consecutive weeks and a 1/2-day ticket (9:00am-1:15pm for morning lesson and 1:00pm-5:00pm for afternoon lesson) for kindergartners ages 4, 5, and 6.


    Session 1 registration is closed. Session 2 registration will open Tuesday, January 21st by phone or at the Ski School desk. 


    The Beginner Area Program is taught in the beginners area where we work on the basics of stopping, turning and balance.


  9. Young Learners Chairlift Ski Lesson (4 Weeks, Ages 4-K)

    This pre-school program is designed to give your young learner the basics of skiing while having a great time. This is a one-hour group lesson for several consecutive weeks and a 1/2-day ticket (9:00am-1:15pm for morning lesson and 1:00pm-5:00pm for afternoon lesson) for kindergartners ages 4, 5, and 6.


    The Chair Lift Program is for the more advanced skier and the child MUST be accompanied by a skiing adult while riding the lift. Adults receive pointers during class time. Program includes the same 1/2 day lift ticket for the adult.


    Session 1 registration is closed. Session 2 registration will open Tuesday, January 21st by phone or at the Ski School desk. 


  10. Kids Club 3-year old Ski Lessons (6 weeks)

    Come play and ski with me, I'm three! Join the Kids' Club now and let us introducte your three-year-old to what skiing is all about. This 45 minute program was developed to enhance balance and motor skills through games and activities both in and outdoors. Meets once a week for six consecutive weeks. The program requires the participation of a non-skiing adult.


  11. Adult Lessons (6-Weeks)

    Adult Lessons (6-Weeks)

    $200.00


    Lessons are available for beginners thru advanced. Choose one weekday morning or evening and come any 6 fun-filled times during the program period. This program includes 6 one-hour lessons and skiing from 9 am - 5 pm (for morning lessons) or skiing from 5 -10pm (for night lessons) on lesson days. (includes lessons and lift tickets)


    If you need to sign up on the day of the first lesson please give us a call so that we can get your order to your instructor, 978-692-3033. Thanks!

  12. Adult Lessons (3-Weeks)

    Adult Lessons (3-Weeks)

    $135.00


    Lessons are available for beginners thru advanced. Choose one weekday morning or evening and come any 3 fun-filled times during the program period. This program includes 3 one-hour lessons and skiing from 9 am - 5 pm (for morning lessons) or skiing from 5-10pm (for night lessons) on lesson days. (includes lessons and lift tickets)


    If you need to sign up on the day of the first lesson please give us a call so that we can get your order to your instructor, 978-692-3033. Thanks!

  13. December 2013 Vacation Week 3-Day Lesson and Lift Ticket

    Vacation is the perfect time to visit the famous Nashoba Valley Ski School!  No need to do all that driving!  Come to Nashoba and have some fun at great rates!

  14. February 2014 Vacation Week 3-Day Lesson and Lift Ticket

    Vacation is the perfect time to visit the famous Nashoba Valley Ski School!  No need to do all that driving!  Come to Nashoba and have some fun at great rates!

  15. Race Lesson Program

    Race Lesson Program

    $235.00


    Available Monday or Friday, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Provides a basic introduction to racing. We cover gate training, race tactics, and techniques.


    We will set a practice course to introduce you to running gates. You will learn proper line and gate running tactics. Race coaches will critique your skiing and give you targeted instruction to improve your racing. Choose Monday or Friday, this class meets for 6 weeks, and includes a lift ticket valid from 1:00pm-10:00pm.


    No wedge turners please.  Skier must be able to make parallel turns and ride chairlift unassisted.

  16. Snow Throw

    3-Hour Private Race Lesson

    $275.00


    Private race lessons include a private course set just for you, and 1-on-1 instruction with a race coach.

  17. Slalom

    1-Hour Private Race Lesson

    $125.00


    Private race lessons include a private course set just for you, and 1-on-1 instruction with a race coach.