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SKI & SNOWBOARD

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SNOW SPORTS SCHOOL

From first-timers to advanced riders looking to perfect their turns, Berkshire East’s Snow Sports School has you covered. A PSIA-AASI member school, Berkshire East offers amazing beginner packages, one-on-one lessons, 6 week-long kids programs, and more with our trained and experienced staff.

Take the first step in your unforgettable learning experience by signing up with a pro for a group or private lesson. Save time & money with advance bookings online. Berkshire East can accommodate individuals and groups of all levels. 

Lessons
Kids in a Group Lesson at Berkshire East

GROUP LESSONS

Improve your skills in a group environment with one of our experienced instructors. Daily morning and afternoon group lessons.

For skiers and riders age 4+ who are on snow for the first time or are looking to take the next step. Our group lessons will match you with an instructor and skiers or riders of similar abilities to help you achieve your goals. 

Advanced reservations are recommended; full payment is required at time of booking. 

Please plan your visit accordingly to allow sufficient time get ready and pick up rentals. Guests who are late to their group lesson may not be able to join after the lesson has started. 

Lift tickets and rentals are not included in lesson costs. Tickets and rentals must be reserved through our webstore or over the phone before booking lessons. All participants, regardless of age, must have a valid lift ticket or season pass to take a lesson. All participants must sign a Lessons and Programs Waiver before their lesson starts.

Children's Group Lessons

  • 4 & 5 years old - 1 hour lesson
    • 4 & 5 year olds ski for free! Children must have a valid "Tot" pass to participate in a lesson. For 1st day to intermediate skiers and riders.
  • 6 & 7 years old - 2 hour lesson
    • For 1st day to advanced skiers and riders.
  • 8-16 years old - 2 hour lesson
    • For 1st day to advanced skiers and riders.

Adult Group Lessons

  • Ages 17 and up - 2 hour lesson - for 1st day to intermediate skiers and riders.

Adult Lessons welcome skill levels from very 1st day to intermediate skiers and riders. 

    Looking for more personalized attention? Book a private lesson with one of our pros to make it all about you!

    Beginner Night Group Lessons

    • Ages 7 and up - 1 hour lesson - for beginners

    Our beginner night lessons are great for refreshing your skills!

    • MINIMUM AGE

      4

    • LESSON LENGTH

      Between 1 - 2 hours

    • SKI/RIDE ABILITY

      Ski and Ride 1st Time, Beginner, and Advanced Beginner

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    Cost

    1hr - Children 4 & 5 (10am,11am,1pm & 2pm)

    $50

    2hr - All other ages: (10am or 1pm)

    $75

    Saturday Night Group Lesson (5:30pm)

    $55

    LEARN TO TURN PACKAGE

    Want to try skiing or snowboarding but don’t have equipment? The Berkshire East Learn to Turn Package is the best way to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time. Get yourself going with this lift, rental, and group lesson package. Must be 7 or older.

    With this package, you will get a full day Lower Mountain lift ticket, a ski or snowboard rental package, and a first time group lesson. 

    Advanced reservations are recommended; full payment is required at time of booking. 

    Please plan your visit accordingly to allow sufficient time to get ready and pick up rentals. Guests who are late to their group lesson may not be able to join after the lesson has started. 

    Cost

    Learn to Turn Package - Day - Weekday - 10:00am

    $110

    Learn to Turn Package - Day - Weekend - 10:30am

    $110

    Learn to Turn Package - Night - (Sat Only) 5:30pm-6:30pm

    $65

    RETURN TO LEARN PACKAGE

    The Return to Learn Package may just be the best deal in all of skiing! After the completion of our Learn to Turn Package, continue the learning process with a 2-day lift ticket, rental, and group lesson for a steal! While we feel the learning process never ends, 3 full days of learning with our Learn to Turn and Return to Learn packages gives most people the skills to explore green trails from the top of the mountain and start preparing to tackle blue intermediate trails. Must be 7 or older.

    After purchasing the Return to Learn Package, 2 vouchers will be loaded to your account. When you're ready to redeem one of these vouchers, give us a call or stop in the office to make your reservation.

    Must have completed the Learn to Turn Package within the current season (2023-2024). The Return to Learn Package is only valid for the current season (2023-2024) and does not carry over between seasons. Vouchers loaded to your guest record are not transferrable. 

    Return to Learn lessons are 1.5 hours long and offered on weekends at 10:30 am.

    Please plan your visit accordingly to allow sufficient time get ready and pick up rentals. Guests who are late to their group lesson may not be able to join after the lesson has started. 

    Cost
    Return to Learn Package

    $120

    Cancellation Policy

    Ski or Snowboard lessons purchased are date specific and nonrefundable.

    However, based on availability, we will reschedule your lesson if you contact us a minimum of 72 hours prior to the lesson date during normal business hours. Normal business hours are defined as 9am - 5pm.

    All lessons must be rescheduled in the same winter season. Changes to bookings will not be made within the 72 hour window.

    Skiers taking Private Lessons at Berkshire East

    PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

    Personalized attention from our experienced instructors is the best way to improve as a skier or rider. A private lesson is all about you, your family and the skills individuals want to develop!

    Private Lessons

    We offer private lessons on the hour between 9am and 3pm with flexible booking options. One, two and six hour lessons are all designed to maximize individual attention and learning. One and two hour blocks are perfect for young children just getting into the sport, or those looking for a few tips to take their skiing to the next level. Six hour blocks are designed for children and adults looking to maximize their time on snow. 

    Semi-Private Lessons

    All of our lessons can be purchased as semi-private experiences and are built for friends and families. One and two hour lessons are sold at a base rate, with additional costs to add guests to the lesson. The maximum one or two hour lesson size is four guests.

    Full Day Private Lessons

    Six hour lessons run from 9am-3pm or 10am-4pm. These full day privates are sold at a flat rate and can accommodate 1-5 guests of the same party. If you are a family looking for full day supervision and instruction, this is the lesson for you! Skiers and riders who are serious about learning and want ample time to practice, will enjoy the flexibility of this product. 

    Policies

    • All lessons and lesson times are subject to instructor availability.
    • Advanced reservations are strongly recommended; full payment is required at time of booking. 
    • Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the lesson costs. Tickets and rentals must be reserved through our webstore before booking lessons. A valid lift ticket or season pass is required to take a lesson. Children six and under ski for free, but are still required to hold a "Tot" ticket. 

    Want to request an instructor? Let our reservationists know when you book or give us a call. We cannot guarantee requests, but will always do our best to accommodate them. The more lead time you give us and your instructor, the better! 

    • MINIMUM AGE

      4

      3 year olds may take one on one 1 hour lessons

    • LESSON LENGTH

      1, 2, or 6 Hours

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    Cost
    1-hour, 1 person

    $115

    Additional guests (add up to 3)

    $62 (per person)

    2-hours, 1 person

    $195

    Additional guests (addup to 3)

    $115 (per person)

    6-hours, 1-5 guests (flat rate)

    $600

    *6 hour lessons are available on weekends and holidays when snow conditions permit. Interested in a weekday six hour lesson? Give us a call!

    Cancellation Policy

    Ski or Snowboard lessons purchased are date specific and nonrefundable.

    However, based on availability, we will reschedule your lesson if you contact us a minimum of 72 hours prior to the lesson date during normal business hours. Normal business hours are defined as 9am - 5pm.

    All lessons must be rescheduled in the same winter season. Changes to bookings will not be made within the 72 hour window.

    Skier in the Junior Explorers Program at Berkshire East

    JUNIOR EXPLORERS

    SOLD OUT FOR THE 23/24 SEASON

    A 6-week program for ages 5 to 7

    New this year, Junior Explorers is a 6-week, 2 hour seasonal program for kids ages 5 to 7 years old. This program will cater to children of all abilities, novice through advanced, interested in improving their skiing in a social environment.

    Junior Explorers was created to give families an option to introduce their kids to the sport at a younger age, hopefully leading to faster skills development and a lifelong passion for sliding on snow.

    Groups will be split by ability. To maximize learning and attention, groups will be kept small, typically ranging from two to five children. 

    Lessons are offered in 2-hour blocks from 10am to 12pm. Please check in at least 30 minutes before the lesson time. If you require rentals, please arrive at least 45 minutes prior. 

    Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the Junior Explorers program and must be purchased separately. 

    A valid lift ticket or season pass is required to participate in the Junior Explorers program.

    Dates: Jan 7, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 3 (rain date).

    Mountain Explorers will not meet on Sunday, January 14th, 2024 or on Sunday, February 18th, 2024.

    • AGES

      5-7

    • LESSON LENGTH

      2 Hours, 10am-12pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm

    • SKI/RIDE ABILITY

      All

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    Cost

    Lesson Only (available only to Unlimited & Locals Pass holders)

    $450

    Lift & Lesson (includes a full day lift ticket)

    $550

    Seasonal Rental Package (call to book)

    $200

    Cancellation Policy

    You may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund up to 30 days from the program start date. We will not reschedule or issue refunds within the 30 day window. We do not prorate programs for missed days.

    The Mountain Explorers Program at Berkshire East

    MOUNTAIN EXPLORERS

    Afternoon open enrollment for Snowboarders now available!

    A 6-WEEK PROGRAM FOR AGES 8-14

    Our most popular children's program, Mountain Explorers is a 6-week program that provides kids of all abilities the consistency and group environment they need to learn new skills and develop a lifelong passion for skiing and riding. And make new friends in the process!

    Designed for kids ages 8-14, kids are grouped by ability from first-time skiers and riders to those ripping every trail on the mountain. 

    These 3-hour group lessons are offered as either a Morning 9am-12pm session or an Afternoon 1pm-4pm session.

    Mountain Explorers will meet for 6 weeks on Sundays starting on Sunday, January 7th.

    Dates: Jan 7, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 3 (rain date).

    Mountain Explorers will not meet on Sunday, January 14th, 2024 or on Sunday, February 18th, 2024.

    Advanced reservations required; full payment is required at time of booking.  Space is limited. Reservations are first come, first served. We will post here and email those who have submitted registration forms when the program is full. We will have a waitlist that you can be added to in the event that we are able to open more spots. 

    • AGES

      8-14

    • LESSON LENGTH

      3 Hours, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm

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    Cost
    Lesson Only (available only to Unlimited & Locals Pass holders)

    $500

    Lift & Lesson (includes a full day lift ticket)

    $600

    Seasonal Rental Package (call to book)

    $200

    Cancellation Policy

    You may cancel your reservation and receive a full refund up to 30 days from the program start date. We will not reschedule or issue refunds within the 30 day window. We do not prorate programs for missed days.