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Specialty Programs
Take your turns to the next level.

Specialty Programs

Take your turns to the next level.

From telemark lessons to semi-private guided tours and all-female shred sessions, the professional instructors at Perfect Turn will teach you to tear it up here at Sugarloaf.

Pick Your Program

    • Ages 3-15



      Returning for 2023:  A Saturday afternoon program for kids ages 3-16, Hayburners offers 4 weeks of instruction for your child with a consistent group and instructor.  

      • Three 4-week sessions:
        • Session 1: January 7-28, 2023
        • Session 2: February 4-25, 2023
        • Session 3: March 4-25, 2023
      • Purchase any number of sessions
      • Saturdays only from 1-3 p.m.
      • Meet on the Landing
      • Lift ticket not included
      • Limited space available
    • Ages 18+

      Tele in Training

      Beginner Tele Skiers

      Take your free-heel game to new heights with this entry-level clinic for beginner tele skiers led by a PSIA Level 3 telemark professional instructor. 

      • 6-week clinic 
      • Meets Saturday afternoons from 1-3pm starting January 15, 2022
        Clinic dates: January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19
      • Entry-level course designed for beginner tele skiers; some experience preferred
      • Same group all season
      • Must have own equipment
    • Ages 18+

      Top-Tier Tele

      Experienced Tele Skiers

      Spend time with other free-heelers lifting your soles Sunday mornings, working on fundamentals, new tactics, and gaining confidence exploring all types of terrain and conditions.

      • 6-week clinic 
      • Meets Sunday mornings from 9-11am starting January 16, 2022
        Clinic dates: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20
      • Advanced course designed for experienced tele skiers
      • Same group all season
      • Must have own equipment
    • Ages 21+

      She Shreds

      Female Skiers

      Learn to tip ’em, grip ’em and rip ’em with this female-led, all-women ski clinic designed specifically for those looking to build confidence on their skis and elevate their skills on all types of terrain. After the session, the group will head up to the Widowmaker for a frosty beverage and a friendly chat with other rad lady skiers.

      • Fridays at 1pm
        Beginning on January 7th
      • 21+ Only
      • Meets at the Perfect Turn Hut
      • Please arrive 15 minutes early
    • Ages 18+

      Guided Tour

      All Abilities

      Take a semi-private tour of Sugarloaf with up to 5 of your best buddies (skiers and snowboarders welcome) and your very own personal guide. Whether it’s your first time at Sugarloaf or your umpteenth visit, explore the mountain at your own pace with one of our local experts. 

      • Limit 6 skiers or riders
      • Available daily at 9am
      • Please arrive 15 minutes early


Know Before You Go

Lesson Details

  • Sugarloaf offers a wide variety of terrain, including extremely challenging trails. Be sure to realistically evaluate your or your child's abilities when choosing your lesson. Instructors reserve the right to move students to the most appropriate program for their ability. 

    If you're not sure which lesson is right for you, please give us a call to review your options: 207.237.6924

  • Lift tickets are included with: Learn To Ski/Ride. Students will get their lift ticket from their instructor at the lesson. 

    Lift tickets are not included with: Mountain Experience, Mountain Adventure, or Private Lessons. If you don't have a season pass, you'll need to purchase a day ticket online (pro tip- the earlier you buy, the more you save). 

    Once you've bought your ticket online, you can pick it up at one of several Online Express Kiosks around the resort.

    Your first lift ticket purchase of the season will include a one-time charge of $5 for your Go Card, which can be reloaded at no additional cost throughout the season.

  • If you're renting equipment, be sure to reserve your rentals online in advance. If you're able to pick up your equipment the night before your lesson, please do so in the Rental Shop on the second floor of the Base Lodge. To pick up equipment the day of your lesson, head to the Perfect Turn area on the first floor of the Base Lodge during the times below:

    • Kids: 8:15-9:30am daily in the Perfect Turn Rental Shop, located on the first floor of the Base Lodge on the east side.
    • Adult Learn to Ski/Ride Max 4: 9am daily, 9am & 12:30pm Saturdays and vacation weeks
    • Adult Learn to Ski/Ride: 9:30am daily
    • Adult lessons other than Learn to Ski/Ride should coordinate rentals directly with the Rental Shop, open 8am-5pm daily.

    Whether you're renting equipment or using your own, helmets are required for everyone participating in Perfect Turn.

  • When skiing or riding in Maine, layering works best. Be sure to have a waterproof jacket, pants, and plenty of layers underneath. Helmets, goggles, a neck gaiter or buff, and gloves are highly recommended for all of our skiing and riding guests. Masks are required for lift lines and inside lodges.

  • With the exception of Adult Learn to Ski/Ride, all lesson participants will meet their instructors outside, ready to go. There will not be access to cubbies or lockers in the base lodge, so please plan accordingly. Plan to arrive at your meeting place 15 minutes before your lesson to check in with your instructor.
    Meeting Places:

    Lesson Meeting Place Time Directions
    Adult Learn to Ski/Ride Perfect Turn Rentals 9:30am or 12:30pm First floor of the Base Lodge, east side
    Mountain Experience & Private Lessons Perfect Turn Hut 15 minutes before lesson Directly uphill from the Base Lodge
    Mountain Magic & Adventure Outside the east side of the Base Lodge on Natalie's Birches 9:15am From the Beach, walk through Food Truck Alley and take a left down the hill.
  • Lessons may include cold weather breaks and rest periods depending on the needs of the group. These will be done in a manner that promotes social distancing- all Team Members and children over the age of 5 will be required to wear a mask when they are inside. If a child refuses to participate in their program, we will contact their parents. We do not have staff inside to watch children this year.