Ski & Snowboard Lessons

At Sugarloaf, ski and snowboard lessons are as effective as they are fun, with our Guaranteed Learning Method. We combine progressive slope difficulty with the Perfect Turn coaching system to make learning to ski or ride easy and fun.

Winter 2020/21

  • All Lessons Limited to 5 or Fewer Students
  • Reservations Required
  • All Lessons Meet Outside*

The team at Perfect Turn is looking forward to a safe, fun winter season of learning and growing on the hill. To reduce contact, a few new procedures will be in place. Most notably, all lessons will meet outside, so you or your child will need to arrive dressed and ready to go. Advanced reservations are required for all lessons- we won't be able to accept drop-ins. We've also capped all lessons at five people max per group, so be sure to register early to get your spot.

  • For more information, check out Perfect Turn Information, or give us a call at 207.237.6924.
  • The Perfect Turn office is open from 7am-5pm daily. 
  • Please check your lesson pre-arrival email for updated information. 

*Adult Learn to Ski/Ride will meet inside at Perfect Turn to get rental equipment. 

Perfect Turn Safety Guidelines

Learn more about how Perfect Turn is working this winter, with updated guidelines to keep our guests, staff, and community safe.

Kids' Lessons

Notice

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and updated guidance from health officials, we will not be able to offer any group lesson programs for children under 7 years of age this season. This includes the Minicuffer and Mountain Magic programs. Private lesson will still be available for all age groups.

    • Ages 2.5-5

      Mountain Magic

      • Not available winter 2020/21
      • Private lessons open for ages 3+

    • Ages 7-17

      Mountain Adventure

      $150
      Per Day
      • Available by the day; reservations required
      • For all abilities
      • Save with a 15 or 30 day pass 
      • Full rental setup available for $15  per day
      • Lift ticket not included
    • Ages 3-6

      Minicuffers

      • Not available winter 2020/21
      • Private lessons open for ages 3+
    • Ages 7-12

      Bubblecuffers

      • Season-long program
      • For all abilities
      • Meets every weekend throughout the season
      • Register early and save
      • Kids stay with the same group all season
      • Lift ticket not included
      • Registration is now closde for the season
    • Ages 12-16

      Big Mountain Program

      • Season-long program
      • Meets every weekend 
      • Intermediate/advanced
      • Explores sidecountry terrain/glades/skinning
      • Kids stay with the same group all season
      • Lift ticket not included
      • Registration is now closed for the season
    • Ages 13-16

      Junior Professional Program

      • Season-long program
      • For teenagers interested in becoming professional coaches
      • Meets every weekend throughout the season
      • Intermediate/advanced
      • Kids stay with the same group all season
      • Lift ticket not included
      • Registration is now closed for the season
    • Ages 10-16

      All Mountain Program

      • Season-long program
      • Advanced terrain
      • Explores moguls, steeps, glades, and more
      • Kids stay with the same group all season
      • Lift ticket not included
    • Ages 3-17

      Kids' Private Lessons

      $225
      2 Hours
      • Available any day from mind-December through late March; reservations required
      • All abilities welcome, recommended for first timers
      • Lift ticket not included (lift tickets are just $5 for kids 5 and under)
      • Family private lessons also available:
        • Bear & Cub- for parents and kids
        • Family lessons for 3-6 people
    • Ages 7-19

      CVA Weekend Programs

      • Season-long program
      • Intermediate/Advanced
      • Meets weekends and vacation weeks
      • Kids stay with the same group all season
      • Lift ticket not included
    • Ages 4-14

      Horizons Program

      2020/21
      Prices Coming Soon
      • For children on the Autism spectrum
      • Available any day from mind-December through late March; reservations required
      • Operated by the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center
      • Lift ticket included
      • All abilities welcome

Adult Lessons

    • Ages 15+

      Learn to Ski Package

      $100-$150
      Per Day
      • Includes full-day lower-mountain lift ticket and full equipment rental
      • 90 minute group lesson
      • Designed for beginners
      • Available as a one day lesson or three day series
      • Access the Terrain  Based Learning™ Area
      • Groups of five or fewer students, upgrade to Max 4 students available
    • Ages 15+

      Mountain Experience

      $39
      90 Minute Lesson
      • 90 minute group lesson
      • All abilities welcome- must be able to ride a chairlift, stop, and turn
      • Available as a one day lesson, three, or five day series
    • Ages 18+

      Mountain Masters

      • Season-long program
      • Meets every Saturday from mid-December through late March
      • Designed for intermediate and advanced skiers
      • Same group all season
      • Women's specific group available
      • Comes with great benefits
    • Ages 18+

      Adult Private Lessons

      $225
      2 Hours
      • Available any day all season, reservations required
      • One-on-one, or include up to six people in your private group
      • All abilities welcome
      • Minimum 2 hours, maximum 6 hours per day
    • Ages 18+

      Mountain Tele Sundays

      2020/21
      Prices Coming Soon
      • Six week clinic
      • Meets Sundays from early January through mid-February
      • Some telemarking experience preferred
      • Same group all season
      • Instructed by PSIA Telemark Certified coach, Liz Stefany
      • Must have own equipment