Prepare For Your Lesson
Where to Meet
Learn-to-Ski - You may purchase tickets and sign in at the Sprint Discovery Center counter in the ground level of the Base Lodge for Day 1 skiers. The Discovery Center provides the new skier with boots, poles and skis from its own rental shop behind the desk. Day 2 and 3 meet outside at the Perfect Turn Hut.
Learn-to-Snowboard - Learn to Snowboard checks in at the Perfect Turn counter on the ground floor of the base lodge and meets in the Rental Shop on the top floor of the Base Lodge. The Shop provides the new snowboarder with boots and board. Day 2 and 3 meet outside at the Perfect Turn Hut. The Discovery Center provides the new snowboarder with boots and board from its own rental shop. Day 2 and 3 meet outside at the Perfect Turn Hut.
Mountain Magic - You may check in your child anytime from opening (8:30 AM weekdays, 8:00 AM weekends and holidays) to 9:30 AM for the morning session or between 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM for the afternoon session. The Mountain Magic Room is located in the Children's Center in the lowest level of the Base Lodge.
Mountain Adventure - You may check in your child anytime from opening (8:30 AM weekdays, 8:00 AM weekends and holidays) to 9:30 AM for the morning session or between 12:00 and 12:30 PM for the afternoon session. The on snow ski clinics are from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Your child should be picked up at 3:00 PM outside the Children's Center.
Minicuffers - Minicuffers meet on the landing in front of the Rental Shop corral. Check in is at 8:50 AM. Sessions run from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bubblecuffers - We meet outside the Base Lodge on the Landing at 8:50 AM. The morning session runs from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The afternoon session begins at 12:00 and lasts until 2:00 PM. Program Manager: Lani Tapley 207.237.6912
Junior Professional Program - We meet outside the Base Lodge on the Landing at 8:50 AM. We leave at 9:00 AM and return at 11:00 AM. The afternoon session begins at 12:00 and ends at 2:00 PM.
Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley Academy Competition (SCVA) Programs contact Perfect Turn at 207.237.6924 for more information.
What to Wear
Layers - Layering sports specific clothing will make a huge difference in your experience. Try to stay away from cotton layers.
Pants - Wear a pair of pants that will shed the snow. It helps if they are a bit loose in the legs.
Socks - Carry one pair of good ski socks with you to put on just before your boots. You want them dry. The socks can't be loose because wrinkles hurt! Two pairs of socks do not work! There are many great socks on the market that will make feet happier.
Long Underwear - It is a good idea to have long underwear or tights. Try not to wear the kind that have a strap that goes under your foot.
Mittens or Gloves - Well insulated, waterproof, and breathable materials are best. Knitted materials are not effective as they get wet quickly.
Hat - Even if you don't usually wear a hat, today will be a good day to at least have a warm one in your pocket.
Goggles - We recommend goggles to help keep the face warm and the sun's glare out of your eyes.
Sunglasses - If it is bright out on the snow, sunglasses can be helpful.
Helmet - We offer helmet rental at our snowboard rental shop and we strongly recommend their use.
Get a free lift ticket!
Just register your friend for an Adult Learn to Ski or Ride Package by calling 1-866-266-7081, accompany them when they check in at the Sprint Discovery Center in the Base Lodge, and you'll receive a free lift ticket valid for that day.
Cannot be combined with any other offers. First-time skiers and riders only. Ages 15 and up. Limit one free ticket per person per day.