Learn to Ski & Snowboard

March Radness has begun! March Radness provides complimentary ski/snowboard rentals and a lesson with the purchase of a lift ticket


First Time Ever Lessons

Learning the lifetime sports of skiing and snowboarding takes time and we have totally revamped our programs to focus on giving our guests a high quality learning experience. We believe so highly in our new first timer lessons that we Guarantee* all our Mountain Magic 3 Lesson Package! The package includes 3 Lessons with Equipment Rental and a Lower Mountain Lift Ticket. This is good for Non-Consecutive Days!

*Our Mountain Magic Guarantee – You will get the basics of skiing or riding or we will give additional instruction. The skiing basics are: stopping and turning on gentle beginner terrain, and riding a beginner lift. The snowboarding basics are: learning the four ways to turn and stop (toeside forward, toeside switch, heelside forward, and heelside switch), and riding a beginner lift.

2016/2017 Season Rates - (Ages 6 and Up)

Mountain Magic Package Includes: Lift Ticket*, Lesson, and Rentals.

Three Lesson Package $230
One Lesson $115
* Lower Mountain Lift Ticket Included

Mountain Magic is offered daily. The three days can be used at anytime in the current season. Sign-up is in the Welcome Center on a first come, first served basis. Availability may vary based on demand.  All First Time skiers or snowboarders ages 6 and older are welcome to participate.

Lesson Times

Midweek, non-holiday periods (see below for vacation week lesson times)
Start time:Plan to arrive at Gunstock:
10AM 9AM or earlier
1PM 12noon or earlier
Weekend and holiday periods, including NH Ski Week
Start time:Plan to arrive at Gunstock:*
10AM 9AM or earlier
12PM 11AM or earlier
2PM 1PM or earlier

Only a 10am lesson will be available on Sunday April 2

*Leave extra time on busy holidays and weekends.

Program Benefits

When you graduate at the end of the 3 lessons you will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • 50% off all subsequent group lessons in the current season.
  • 50% off all rental equipment in the current season.
  • 15% off any helmet purchased from Mountainside Outfitters Retail & Demo Center.
  • 15% off ski wear purchases at the Mountainside Outfitters retail shop.
  • Choice of either:
    • Free Flex Pass which entitles you to 50% off your Prime Time or Night lift tickets purchased during the current season ($50 value)
    • Prime Time Season Pass, valid to the end of the current season, for just $224 for Adults (ages 18 - 64) and Teens (13 - 17) or $139 for Children (6 - 12) and Seniors (65 and older).