JANUARY LEARN TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD LESSON PROGRAM 2022

We love winter sports here at Yawgoo Valley, so much so that we wish we could inspire every future skier or rider in Rhode Island and our bordering communities. Unfortunately, we are severely hindered by a very short operating season and inadequate spacing. Due to increasing demands for skiing and snowboarding lessons, we have decided to continue with the lottery registration process for the 2021-2022 season. We hope the lottery process ensures a fair and equal opportunity for all interested families to participate without the chaos of a first-come, first-served registration process. The January Program is offered every season for children aged 3 and older as well as teens and adults. From first-timers to advanced skiers & riders, the January Program offers group lessons for a wide variety of skiers and riders. Due to the short season, we are only able to offer one program each season. This program begins January 3 with classes held once a week for 5 consecutive weeks.

 

The Office is open Monday - Friday 10am-2pm to answer questions.

Lottery open enrollment for the 2022 January Lesson Program lottery will begin on September 9 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Should you be selected for the January Program payment will be required in full by October 10, 2021.

Include every participant you intend to enroll in the program as we may not be able to accommodate retroactively.

Enrolling for the lottery does not guarantee you a spot in the January lesson program.

Families with multiple entries will be disqualified from the lottery.

Enrollment is available to immediate family members only.

Enrolling for the lottery early does not increase your chances of being selected.

There is no fee for enrolling in the lottery.

The Lottery Process

Families are invited to enroll for the January Lesson Program Lottery beginning September 9 until 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021. There is no fee associated with enrolling in for the lottery, however, the full program fee will be due in full by October 10, 2021. Lottery enrollment will be completed by form online where you will be prompted for a primary contact as well as a contact email address and phone number. You will then enter up to 6 students Names, Dates of birth, desired Sport, Program, & experience level. Finally, under each student, you may choose up to 3 preferred lesson days & times. Take time to enter your information carefully as this cannot be changed after September 26.

Collecting this information will allow us to organize our class offerings around the demand of interest. What this flexibility means is that this will allow us to make the most of our schedule, spacing, and staff based on what our customers want and when they want it. What it does not mean is that we will offer all age groups, sports, or levels at the same time.

screen (2)

At the close of the open lottery enrollment, data will be exported using third-party software to perform the lottery and sort it into order based on the lottery numbers drawn. Once the lottery has been completed, staff will assign classes based on the preferences of every student within your request. If we are unable to accommodate a family member, we will attempt to find a spot with one of your remaining two preferences. We will not enroll students on mismatched days unless indicated on your lottery preferences, please be sure when selecting preferred days that they are in the same order for all students. Some age groups are not offered at the same time so we will do our best to accommodate similar timeframes. What this means is that we will not offer you a spot at 11 am for one student and a spot at 6:15 pm for another, unless indicated otherwise on your preferences.

The lottery assigning process is done manually and is timely, please bear with us as we do our best to work swiftly to assign and contact winners. Contact will be made via the email address provided from HELP@Yawgoo.com. Be sure to add this address to your friendly sender email list to ensure you don’t miss the notification. All winners will have until October 10, 2021, to submit payment and final registration forms. After October 11, lottery spots will be forfeited and offered to a guest on the waitlist. Once payment has been received you will receive a receipt and final confirmation of your enrollment as well as details including how to complete your rental fitting (if applicable) and what you need to bring to class.

Terms & Conditions

Lottery Terms & Conditions
  • Lottery enrollment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
  • Families will be chosen at random using third-party tools after being screened for duplicate entries – please do not submit more than one entry per family.
  • This process will be kept completely random to ensure a fair opportunity for all.
  • Chosen families will be contacted on or after September 29, 2021, via the email address(es) provided at registration with instructions on how to finalize their selections. A mail-in/drop-off option will also be offered.  Instructions will be included in the link.
  • We will try our best to notify all guests they have been selected by September 29; however, additional “waves” of enrollment may be needed based on remaining availability.
  • Please do not call to check your lottery status prior to September 29; as it may take time to notify and register all chosen families and accommodate entire families preferred times.
  • Once notified, you will have until October 10 to submit your registration & payment for classes you were selected for.
  • Given the selection of offerings, we may not be able to fill all spots based on lottery submissions alone.
  • By submitting your lottery entry, you agree to all lottery terms and conditions as well as all program policies.
Program Policies
Schedule

Students must fall within the age range by January 30.

3 & 4 Year Olds

45-Minutes

5 Lessons

$215

Kinderschuss & Kindershred

The Kinderschuss & Kindershred programs are designed specifically for young children, introducing them to the fun of snow sports, familiarizing them with the equipment and atmosphere of a ski resort. 

Skill-based games and activities will be played as we build balance and strength focusing on walking, sliding, and gliding both in and out of skis or snowboards. Motor Skills and cognitive skills will be challenged in an exciting new way.  Students should be bathroom trained and willing to separate from parents for lesson duration as pedestrian foot traffic is not permitted on the snow. 

Rental Equipment is included for the Kinderschuss & Kindershred programs at no additional cost.

Kinderschuss

Alpine Ski Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on skis or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Thursday @ 11:00 AM

Thursday @ 3:30 PM

Friday @ 11:00 AM

Friday @ 3:30 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

I can walk, hop, and shuffle in my boot, I can make a wedge shape in my boot, I can glide on one ski, I can shuffle with two skis on, I can slide down a slope on two skis.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Thursday @ 11:00 AM

Thursday @ 3:30 PM

Friday @ 11:00 AM

Friday @ 3:30 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Kindershred

Snowboard Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on a snowboard or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Thursday @ 3:30 PM

Friday @ 3:30 PM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

I can walk, hop, and shuffle in my boots, I can put some of my own gear on, I can slide downhill on a flat board, I can hop while moving on a board, I maintain balance while gliding over uneven terrain, I can carry and set my board down safely, I can make small direction changes.

Thursday @ 3:30 PM

Friday @ 3:30 PM

5 & 6 Year Olds

60-Minutes

5 Lessons

$265

Mini Trackers & Shredders

The Mini Trackers & Mini Shredders programs are designed specifically for young children to introduce them to the fun of snow sports, familiarizing them with the equipment and atmosphere of a ski resort. Skill-based games and activities will be played as we build the framework of technical skiing.

Skill-based games and activities will be played as we build balance and strength focusing on walking, sliding, and gliding both in and out of skis or snowboards. Motor Skills and cognitive skills will be challenged in an exciting new way.  Students should be bathroom trained and willing to separate from parents for lesson duration as pedestrian foot traffic is not permitted on the snow. 

Rental Equipment is included for the Mini Tracker & Mini Shredders programs at no additional cost.

Mini Trackers

Alpine Ski Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on skis or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 4:30 PM

Tuesday @ 4:30 PM

Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

I can climb up the hill, I can glide on a straight run on a slight slope, I can make a wedge, I can change directions (both ways), I can stop on a mild slope, I can avoid people and objects in between my turns.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 4:30 PM

Tuesday @ 4:30 PM

Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Mini Shredders

Snowboard Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on a snowboard or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Monday @ 4:30 PM

Tuesday @ 4:30 PM

Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

I can slide downhill on a flat board, I maintain balance while gliding over uneven terrain, I can carry and set my board down safely, I can put some of my own gear on, I can hop while moving, I can get up on my own sometimes, I can ride up the surface lift. I can make small direction changes.

Monday @ 4:30 PM

Tuesday @ 4:30 PM

Wednesday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

 

7 & 8 Year Olds

75-Minutes

5 Lessons

$265/$330

Junior Trackers & Shredders

This energetic age group is eager to learn. The Junior Trackers & Junior Shredders programs are designed for children to introduce them to the fun of snow sports, familiarizing them with the equipment and atmosphere of a ski resort as well as building the groundwork for advanced skills. We are here to show first-timers the ropes and mini-experts how to hone their skills. New skiers and riders will begin with an introduction to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain.

Program available with or without the use of our rental equipment.

Junior Trackers

Alpine Ski Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on skis or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

 I can climb up the hill.
 I can glide on a straight run on a slight slope. I can make a wedge.
 I can change directions (both ways).
 I can stop on a mild slope.
 I look uphill before starting to ski.
 I can walk and glide on flats.
 I can glide across the slope and wedge turn.
 I can turn to stop in both directions.
 I can connect turns (no straight glide in between my turns).
 I can ride the beginner lift and know loading and unloading procedures.
 I can avoid people and objects in between my turns. I can stop in a group where others can see me.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Intermediate

I am ready for Intermediate if:

 I can walk and glide on flats.
 I can ride the beginner lift and know loading and unloading procedures.
 I can glide across the slope and wedge turn.
 I can turn to stop in both directions.
 I can avoid people and objects in between my turns.
 I can make a hockey stop.
 I can stop safely below the group or where the instructor tells me to stop.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Junior Shredders

Snowboard Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on a snowboard or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

 I can put on and take off my own snowboard.
 I can glide and skate with one-foot strapped in.
 I maintain balance while gliding over uneven terrain.
 I can change the direction of a glide to toeside and heelside.
 Sliding across snow feels secure and fun.
 I can balance and change direction on the heelside edge.
 I can balance and change direction on the toeside edge.
 I can load, ride, and unload the chairlift.
 I look uphill before going across and check my heel-side blind spot.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

Intermediate

I am ready for Intermediate if:

 I can steer my board into the gravity line and change edges.
 I can link turns. I can control my speed by turning.
 I can manage different gravity lines.
 I can hop and land when gliding downhill.
 I can stop safely on the side of the hill where people above me can easily see me.
 I link turns consistently.
 I can change the size and shape of my turns.
 I am playing with freestyle moves in the air and on the ground.
 I can ride a cat track and ride through flat areas.
 I can ride in control, I’m able to stop, and I avoid objects and people.

Sundays @ 10:45 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 10:45 AM

9-12 Year Olds

75-Minutes

5 Lessons

$265/$330

Trackers & Shredders

Skiers & Riders will be led through skills development progressions that will allow them to become confident, proficient & responsible on the slopes. New skiers will begin with an introduction to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain. We are here to show first-timers the ropes and mini-experts how to hone their skills. New skiers and riders will begin with an introduction to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain.

Program available with or without the use of our rental equipment.

Trackers

Alpine Ski Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on skis or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:


 I can climb up the hill.
 I can glide on a straight run on a slight slope. I can make a wedge.
 I can change directions (both ways).
 I can stop on a mild slope.
 Safety: I look uphill before starting to ski.
 I can walk and glide on flats.
 I can glide across the slope and wedge turn.
 I can turn to stop in both directions.
 I can connect turns (no straight glide in between my turns).
 I can ride the beginner lift and know loading and unloading procedures.
 Safety: I can avoid people and objects in between my turns. I can stop in a group where others can see me.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Intermediate

I am ready for Intermediate if:


 I can walk and glide on flats.
 I can ride the beginner lift and know loading and unloading procedures.
 I can glide across the slope and wedge turn.
 I can turn to stop in both directions.
 Safety: I can avoid people and objects in between my turns.
 I can make a hockey stop.
 Safety: I can stop safely below the group or where the instructor tells me to stop.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Shredders

Snowboard Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on a snowboard or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

 I can put on and take off my own snowboard.
 I can glide and skate with one-foot strapped in.
 I maintain balance while gliding over uneven terrain.
 I can change the direction of a glide to toeside and heelside.
 Sliding across snow feels secure and fun.
 I can balance and change direction on the heelside edge.
 I can balance and change direction on the toeside edge.
 I can load, ride, and unload the chairlift.
 I look uphill before going across and check my heel side blind spot.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Intermediate

I am ready for Intermediate if:

 I can steer my board into the gravity line and change edges.
 I can link turns. I can control my speed by turning.
 I can manage different gravity lines.
 I can hop and land when gliding downhill.
 I can stop safely on the side of the hill where people above me can easily see me.
 I link turns consistently.
 I can change the size and shape of my turns.
 I am playing with freestyle moves in the air and on the ground.
 I can ride a cat track and ride through flat areas.
 I can ride in control, I’m able to stop, and I avoid objects and people.

Sundays @ 9:00 AM

Monday @ 5:45 PM

Tuesday @ 5:45 PM

Wednesday @ 5:45 PM

Thursday @ 4:30 PM

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 4:30 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

13-99 Year Olds

75-Minutes

5 Lessons

$265/$330

Grown-Up Trackers & Shredders

This program is specifically designed for Teens and Adults! Trying something new is not always easy, Grown-Up Trackers will enjoy the atmosphere of learning comfortably with their peers.We are here to show first-timers the ropes and mini-experts how to hone their skills. New skiers and riders will begin with an introduction to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain.

Program available with or without the use of our rental equipment.

Grown-Up Trackers

Alpine Ski Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on skis or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

 

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:


 I can climb up the hill.
 I can glide on a straight run on a slight slope. I can make a wedge.
 I can change directions (both ways).
 I can stop on a mild slope.
 Safety: I look uphill before starting to ski.
 I can walk and glide on flats.
 I can glide across the slope and wedge turn.
 I can turn to stop in both directions.
 I can connect turns (no straight glide in between my turns).
 I can ride the beginner lift and know loading and unloading procedures.
 Safety: I can avoid people and objects in between my turns. I can stop in a group where others can see me.

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

 

Intermediate

I am ready for Intermediate if:


 I can walk and glide on flats.
 I can ride the beginner lift and know loading and unloading procedures.
 I can glide across the slope and wedge turn.
 I can turn to stop in both directions.
 Safety: I can avoid people and objects in between my turns.
 I can make a hockey stop.
 Safety: I can stop safely below the group or where the instructor tells me to stop.

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

 

Grown-Up Shredders

Snowboard Lessons

First Timers

I have never been on a snowboard or am not quite ready for the novice level.

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

 

Novice

I am ready for Novice if:

 I can put on and take off my own snowboard.
 I can glide and skate with one-foot strapped in.
 I maintain balance while gliding over uneven terrain.
 I can change the direction of a glide to toeside and heelside.
 Sliding across snow feels secure and fun.
 I can balance and change direction on the heelside edge.
 I can balance and change direction on the toeside edge.
 I can load, ride, and unload the chairlift.
 I look uphill before going across and check my heel side blind spot.

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

 

Intermediate

I am ready for Intermediate if:

 I can steer my board into the gravity line and change edges.
 I can link turns. I can control my speed by turning.
 I can manage different gravity lines.
 I can hop and land when gliding downhill.
 I can stop safely on the side of the hill where people above me can easily see me.
 I link turns consistently.
 I can change the size and shape of my turns.
 I am playing with freestyle moves in the air and on the ground.
 I can ride a cat track and ride through flat areas.
 I can ride in control, I’m able to stop, and I avoid objects and people.

Thursday @ 6:15 PM

Friday @ 6:15 PM

 

Advanced 7-12 Year Olds

120-Minutes

5 Lessons

$325

Junior Race Club

Designed to further skill development towards carved and parallel turning & provide an introduction to ski racing. Race experience or special race equipment is not required, must provide own equipment. Inquire at Pro Shop for equipment leasing (season-long rental) specials.
Required: Minimum Skill level of 5 & have own equipment (race equipment not required).

 

Junior Race Club

Alpine Ski Lessons

Advanced

I am ready for RACE CLUB if:


 I am ready for race if
 I can balance on my outside ski while turning (able to lift inside ski).
 I can hockey stop in both directions without drifting across the slope.
 I can use pole swing and touch at turn initiation and demonstrate longer and shorter turns with parallel turn entry.
 I can balance on my outside ski, lifting inside ski tail in a series of turns on blue terrain.
 I can side-slip with edge sets.
 I can maintain turn shape and speed on ungroomed green or easy blue run.
 I know the terrain park rules and I can safely ski on the terrain park features.

 

Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

Our Partners

Scroll to Top