Learn about the Adventure Zone.

at Okemo's Jackson Gore Village

Check out all of the fun activities the Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore offers, including the Mountain Coaster, bungee trampoline, zipline tours and much, much more!

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Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival

Our 6th Annual Hops in the Hills is August 1-3, 2014!

Now a 3-day event, enjoy great beer, wine, arts & crafts show, live music and much more!

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Lodging Specials

Great deals!

Check out some of the great lodging offers available this summer!

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Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo

private lessons

Learn to Ski and Snowboard with Okemo's Ski & Ride SchoolOne-on-one ski lessons for everyone and anyone.

When you work one-on-one with the right instructor, learning happens fast. Whether it is private snowboarding lessons or private ski lessons, we are here to fully accommodate you. Our staff ranges from young professionals to mature instructors, with deep experience in teaching as you learn to ski or snowboard. You'll work with a pro that fits your needs to discover just how good you can get when you learn the Okemo way.

To book a ski or snowboard lesson, please call 802-228-1600.

STANDARD PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Work one-on-one with an Okemo pro and you'll find one of the fastest ways to take your ability level higher. You can either request a specific instructor or an Okemo instructor will be assigned to you. Standard private lessons start daily at 8:30 am and are available in 1-2-3-or 6 hour increments. You can even have up to four people of the same ability level in a private group.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION RATES - 2013/14
(Rates are for an assigned instructor. For a requested instructor or series of private lessons with the same instructor: 1 hr, add $15; 2 hrs, add $30; 3 hrs, add $30; 6 hrs, add $55)  

# People 1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 6 Hours
1 $115 $215 $300 $530
2 $170 $305 $385 $630
3 n/a $395 $470 $730
4 n/a $485 $555 $830

Special Rates: Monday-Friday, non-holiday, at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm: 20% off!

ADVANTAGE ONE-ON-ONE PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

For your skiing lessons or snowboarding lessons, we'll assign you one-to-one with an instructor for an intensive hour on the slopes - at a discounted rate. Available daily at 8:30am.  This gets you out on the snow a full 1/2 hour before lifts open to the public Monday through Friday! Cost: $82, add a 2nd person for $37.

ADAPTIVE INSTRUCTION

We offer instruction for disabled skiers and riders. Please call us in advance to see if we can accommodate instruction for your disability. Advanced reservations are required and subject to availability, with same rates as regular private instruction.

ADAPTIVE INSTRUCTION RATES - 2013/14
(Rates are for an assigned instructor. For a requested instructor or series of private lessons with the same instructor: 1 hr, add $15; 2 hrs, add $30; 3 hrs, add $30; 6 hrs, add $55)  

# People 1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 6 Hours
1 $115 $215 $300 $530
2 $170 $305 $385 $630
3 n/a $395 $470 $730
4 n/a $485 $555 $830

Reservations for private instruction are highly recommended, especially on weekends and holidays. Please stop by the Resort Services Desk or reserve in advanced by calling 802-228-1600. 

Ability Level Chart

red This is my first time on the mountain. I have never skied or snowboarded before.
orange I have skied or snowboarded before, and I am able to slide in a straight line but am not able to turn yet.
yellow I am turning and stopping but still need practice. I need to work on my confidence and control.
green I am riding the chairlift and am comfortable on green terrain. I can turn and stop with confidence.
blue I can ski or snowboard on blue terrain, using a variety of turn sizes. I am able to control my speed and stop when I need to.
black I am already skiing or snowboarding confidently on black terrain and am looking to explore bumps, steeps, glades and parks.

Helpful Hints and Guidelines

  • Private Lessons begin daily at 8:30am, with start times on the 1/2 hour.
  • Sessions are available in 1, 2, 3 and 6 hour units.
  • Private lessons are limited to four people of the same ability level.
  • Lift ticket is required if lesson will be using a chairlift (ticket additional).

 
Private Instruction Reservation & Cancellation Policy

Reservations are charged in full when booked and are non-refundable. Any change or cancellation requested within 2 days of the lesson date will be charged a fee of 20% of each reservation. Cancellations on the day of will result in a full forfeiture. All balances are good at Okemo for 1 calendar year and can be used around the resort except for culinary and lodging. 

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