Ski & Snowboard Lesson Programs


Our experienced instructors teach children and adults new skills while advancing their skiing or snowboarding ability, preparing them to comfortably navigate the slopes. Starting with our youngest participants at age 3 & continuing through adult, students will acquire the necessary skills to become great! We offer a variety of program options for children through adults, developing their all skills in a fun and comfortable atmosphere!
- January 6-Week Lesson Program Details
- Presidents Week 3-Day Lesson Program Details

January Ski & Ride 6-Week Lesson Program 2020

The January lesson program is held once-a-week for 6 consecutive weeks starting January 2nd, 2020. In an effort to limit traffic to our web-store we have staggered the release of certain programs over the course of 3-days. Once programs are released they will be available until classes are full or by December 7. Should a program time sell out that you are interested in, please see our wait list request form to be added to that specific list. Keep scrolling for times, pricing, and descriptions.

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Terms & Conditions

There are NO make-up days, refunds, or credits for lessons, rentals or lift tickets for missed classes if the area is operational. All equipment renters are required to visit the rental shop prior to December 7th for an equipment fitting.


Please plan accordingly, including but not limited to lesson arrival time, protective clothing choice and understanding that each day can require adjustment to schedules and protective clothing, as weather changes. Ability level advancement, group size or same instructor is not guaranteed over the consecutive days. The school reserves the right to cancel or change a program based on participant numbers, specific ability levels, and discipline.

Inclement Weather

We do not cancel classes for winter weather conditions, including wind, snow, light rain or below freezing temperatures. If we are operating, all scheduled lessons will be held unless otherwise specified.

In the event of closing Notifications of closure will be made on our website by 7:30 A.M. the morning of each day.

Delay Dates will be added to the end of program until all 6-weeks are held (like a school snow day). Please keep this in mind when choosing a day as this program can be delayed to mid to late February.

Refunds & Changes

All cancellations or registrations changes are subject to a $25 administrative fee per student. All cancellation or change requests must be submitted in writing (email/mail) and received by our office by the following deadlines regardless of original registration date:

Change Requests: $25 fee Includes changes in sport, day/time, rental equipment, or program types. Changes requests will be considered through November 30, pending availability.

Before Nov. 30: Full Refund less $25
Between Dec. 1 - Dec. 19: YV Gift Card Credit less $25
After December 19: 75% of unused portion on Yawgoo Valley Gift Card
Exception: If a child is sick or injured and cannot attend classes, we will refund the remaining classes in-full with a physician's note.

Rental Equipment

All participants using Yawgoo Valley Rental equipment during the programs must visit the Rental Shop no later than December 7th for an equipment fitting. This ensures proper fit and guarantees your size. Please consider this prior to giving a lesson as a gift or surprise.

Add Rental to existing registration: If you registered for a program without rental equipment and would like to add the rental option, simply attend a rental fitting during the schedule below and stop by the office to add-on. Change fee will not be applied when adding rental equipment at a fitting. Excludes Turn & Track/Shred, Freestyle and Race classes.

Rental Shop & Pro Shop Hours

Thur/Fri: Nov. 7,8, 14 15, 21, 22, Dec. 5, & 6 | 2 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Saturdays: Nov. 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7 | 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Saturday, November 9 | 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.
Thanksgiving, November 28 | CLOSED
Black Friday, November 29 | 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Equipment rental is only available for use during lesson days. Extended use is permitted with the purchase of a lift ticket or season pass. We do not rent helmets, but they are available in for purchase in our Pro Shop.

Seasonal Rental Equipment

Our Pro Shop Equipment Leasing program is available to program participants at $199 for a pair of BRAND-NEW skis, boots, and poles OR snowboard and boots. The gear is YOURS for the entire season! Lease Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting November 7 in the PRO SHOP (separate from the Rental Shop).

October 19 Used Ski &Snowboard Sale

Stop by the Annual Exeter Fall Festival and grab yourself or someone you love some lightly new ski or snowboard equipment. Our one-season-used lease equipment is a perfect way to pick up lightly used sets that don’t break the bank. The sale will be held rain or shine inside the main lodge 10am-3pm. Sorry, no advanced purchases.

Sold-Out Classes & Wait-list

We choose to limit our program enrollment numbers to ensure lower class ratios and better-quality lessons. Because of this, classes will sell out, specifically weekend times. If a class you are interested in is no longer available, you may request to be placed on a wait list.

Class Assignment

We begin class assignments in Late November. Please do your best to provide the most recent skills experience so your child is properly placed.

Expected Program Schedule

Thursday: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Feb. 6 (Delay Dates: 13 & 20)
Friday: Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & Feb. 7 (Delay Dates: 14 & 21)
Saturday: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, & Feb. 1 & 8 (Delay Dates: 15 & 22)
Sunday: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, & Feb. 2 & 9 (Delay Dates: 16 & 23)
Monday: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, & Feb. 3 & 10 (Delay Dates: 17 & 24)
Tuesday: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Feb. 4 & 11 (Delay Dates: 18 & 25)
Wednesday: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, & Feb. 5 & 12 (Delay Dates: 19 & 26)

Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports School Experience Level Chart
Please Review BEFORE REGISTRATION - you will be prompted at check-out for each participant

First-Timer: I have never been on skis or a snowboard OR I am not yet able to stop with confidence on a gentle slope.

Level 1: I have taken at least one lesson or had some basic experience. Skiers: I can move forward on flat terrain, climb and glide on slight inclines in a wedge. Snowboarders: I can skate on flat terrain, make toe and heel side J- turns on slight inclines with front foot strapped in.

Level 2: I am exploring green terrain. Skiers: I can skate on flat terrain. On easy green terrain, I can change wedge size while gliding, make shallow turns to J-turns and stop. Snowboarders: I can perform skidded traverses and C-turns in both directions with both feet strapped in.

Level 3: I am gaining confidence on all green terrain and learning to use the lifts. Skiers: I link wedge turns with speed control on green terrain, can stop and learning to use rope-tows and/or chairlifts. Snowboarders: I can perform C-turns in both directions with speed control, am working on linking S-turns and learning to use the chairlift.

Level 4: I am confident on all green terrain and exploring easy blue terrain. Skiers: I control speed on green and easy blue terrain. Skis begin with a wedge but align to parallel towards the end of the turn. Snowboarders: I am linking skidded S-turns with speed control and shape on green and blue terrain.

Level 5: I am confident on blue terrain and seeking more challenging terrain. Skiers: I am aligning my skis more consistently, starting and finishing turns with parallel skis. I am learning to use ski poles. Snowboarders: I am beginning to carve turns, varying turn radius and evolving from a stacked to more dynamic turn and seeking more challenges such as terrain park features.

Level 6: I am confident on all terrain in GOOD conditions and looking to explore more challenging terrain. I am learning to keep my skis parallel throughout the entire turn (skiers) or fine-tuning carving (snowboarders). and seeking to explore steeps, bumps, glades and varying conditions.

6-Week Courses for up to age 7

Kinderschuss

Ski

Ages 3 & 4

First Timers & Level 1

(Pronounced: Kinder-shoosh) Designed to introduce young children to the fun of alpine skiing in a social group setting. Skills are introduced through fun games and activities focusing on balancing, walking, sliding and gliding. If your child has completed one season of Kinderschuss, we suggest the Mini Trackers program. Children should be potty trained and willing to participate. Price includes the optional use of rental equipment at no additional charge. Note we do not rent or require helmets.

Lesson Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: $199

Availability:
Monday 4 P.M.
Tuesday 4 P.M.
Wednesday 4 P.M.
Thursday 10 A.M., 11:15 A.M., OR 3:30 P.M.
Friday 10 A.M., 11:15 A.M., OR 3:30 P.M.
Saturday 9 A.M. OR 10 A.M.
Sunday 9 A.M. OR 10 A.M.
Register Online

Kindershred

Snowboard

Ages 3 & 4

First Timers & Level 1

Designed to introduce young children to the fun of snowboarding in a social group setting. Skills are introduced through fun games and activities focusing on balancing, walking, sliding and gliding. If your child has completed one season of Kindershred, we suggest the Mini Shredders class. Children should be potty trained and willing to participate. Price includes the optional use of rental equipment at no additional charge. Note we do not rent or require helmets.

Lesson Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: $199

Availability:
Thursday 11:15 A.M. OR 3:30 P.M.
Friday 11:15 A.M. OR 3:30 P.M.
Saturday 10 A.M.
Sunday 10 A.M.
Register Online

Mini Trackers

Ski

Ages 4 & 5

First Timers & Levels 1, 2, or 3

This course is for those who have completed one season of Kinderschuss as well as those of age who are newcomers to the sport. Mini trackers are organized into groups based on their indicated skill level at registration and their age. Newcomers will be introduced to the basics while students with some experience will move on to bigger and better techniques! Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $219 ($279 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Monday 4 P.M.
Tuesday 4 P.M.
Wednesday 4 P.M.
Thursday 4:30 P.M.
Friday 4:30 P.M.
Saturday 9 A.M. OR 11 A.M.
Sunday 9 A.M. OR 11 A.M.
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Mini Shredders NEW!

Snowboard

Ages 4 & 5

First Timers & Levels 1, 2, or 3

Mini shredders are organized into groups based on their indicated skill level at registration and their age. Newcomers will be introduced to the basics while students with some experience will move on to bigger and better techniques! Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $219 ($279 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Thursday 4:30 P.M.
Friday 4:30 P.M.
Saturday 11 A.M.
Sunday 11 A.M.
Register Online

Junior Trackers

Ski

Ages 6 & 7

All Experience Levels

This age group is energetic and eager to learn! We’re here to show first-timers the ropes and mini-experts how to hone their skills. New skiers will begin with introduction to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain. Students are grouped by their skill level as indicated at the time of registration. Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $239 ($299 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Monday 5:15 P.M.
Tuesday 5:15 P.M.
Wednesday 5:15 P.M.
Thursday 4:30 P.M. OR 6:15 P.M.
Friday 4:30 P.M., OR 6:15 P.M.
Saturday 9 A.M. OR 11 A.M.
Sunday 9 A.M. OR 11 A.M.
Register Online

Junior Shredders

Snowboard

Ages 6 & 7

All Experience Levels

Riders will be led through skills development progressions that will allow them to become confident, proficient & responsible on the slopes. New riders are introduced to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain. Students are grouped by their skill level as indicated at the time of registration. Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $239 ($299 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Monday 4:00 P.M.;
Thursday 4:30 P.M. OR 6:15 P.M.;
Friday 4:30 P.M., OR 6:15 P.M.;
Saturday 9 A.M. OR 11 A.M.;
Sunday 9 A.M. OR 11 A.M.
Register Online

6-Week Courses for Ages 8 and up

Trackers

Ski

Ages 8 - 12

All Experience Levels

Skiers will be led through skills development progressions that will allow them to become confident, proficient & responsible on the slopes. New skiers will begin with introduction to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain. Students are grouped by their skill level as indicated at the time of registration. Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $239 ($299 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Monday 5:15 P.M.
Tuesday 5:15 P.M.
Wednesday 5:15 P.M.
Thursday 4:30 P.M. OR 6:15 P.M.
Friday 1:00 P.M., 4:30 P.M., OR 6:15 P.M.
Saturday 10:30 A.M.
Sunday 10:30 A.M.
Register Online

Shredders

Snowboard

Ages 8 - 12

All Experience Levels

Riders will be led through skills development progressions that will allow them to become confident, proficient & responsible on the slopes. New riders are introduced to basic movement patterns while those with previous experience will continue to improve old skills & learn new skills for advanced terrain. Students are grouped by their skill level as indicated at the time of registration. Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $239 ($299 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Monday 5:15 P.M.
Tuesday 5:15 P.M.
Wednesday 5:15 P.M.
Thursday 4:30 P.M. OR 6:15 P.M.
Friday 1:00 P.M. 4:30 P.M., OR 6:15 P.M.
Saturday 10:30 A.M.
Sunday 10:30 A.M.
Register Online

Turn & Track

Ski

Ages 10 - 17

Levels 4, 5, or 6

This program is designed skiers who have progressed their skills enough to be independent on both lifts & trails. A one-hour lesson experience aimed to improve skills with a lift pass to practice newly acquired skills after the lesson. Students are released from instructor’s supervision after 60-minute lesson.

Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment
Lesson Duration: 60 minute lesson plus lift ticket
Cost: $259

Availability:
Friday 6:00 P.M. or
Saturday 9 A.M.
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Turn & Shred

Snowboard

Ages 10 - 17

Levels 4, 5, or 6

This program is designed for riders who have progressed their skills enough to be independent on both lifts & trails. A one-hour lesson experience aimed to improve skills with a lift pass to practice newly acquired skills after the lesson. Students are released from instructor’s supervision after 60-minute lesson.

Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment
Lesson Duration: 60 minute lesson plus lift ticket
Cost: $259

Availability:
Friday 6:00 P.M. or
Saturday 9 A.M.
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Freestyle Trackers

Now Available

Ski

Ages 8 - 14

Levels 5 & 6

Designed for skiers to progress towards the next steps in blending skills for fun & exciting maneuvers over a variety or freestyle terrain features. From jumps to rails there is something to learn from any aspiring freestyle skier. All participants must be at least a skill level of 5, have their own helmet & equipment.

Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $239

Availability:
Thursday 6:15 P.M.
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Freestyle Shredders

Snowboard

Ages 8 - 14

Levels 5 & 6

Designed for riders to progress towards the next steps in blending skills for fun & exciting maneuvers over a variety or freestyle terrain features. From jumps to rails there is something to learn from any aspiring freestyle rider. All participants must be at least a skill level of 5.

Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $239

Availability:
Thursday 6:15 P.M.
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Grown-up Trackers

Ski

Ages 13 - 99

First Timer's & Level 1, 2, 3 or 4

This program is designed for Adults and Teens! Students will enjoy the group atmosphere of learning comfortably with their peers! Whether you’re coming back to after some time off or you’re starting a new adventure our instructors have you covered! After your lesson, enjoy some free skiing until lifts close! Students are grouped based on skill level indicated at registration. Rental Equipment Optional.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes plus lift ticket
Cost: $249 ($299 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Thursday 6:15 P. M. or
Friday 6:15 P.M.
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Grown-up Shredders

Snowboard

Ages 13 - 99

First Timer's & Level 1, 2, 3 or 4

This program is designed for Adults and teens! Students will enjoy the group atmosphere of learning comfortably with their peers! Whether you’re coming back to after some time off or you’re starting a new adventure our instructors have you covered! After your lesson, enjoy some free riding until lifts close! Students are grouped based on skill level indicated at registration.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes plus lift ticket
Cost: $249 ($299 with equipment rental)

Availability:
Thursday 6:15 P. M. or
Friday 6:15 P.M.
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Junior Race Club

Ski

Ages 8 - 14

Level 4, 5, or 6

Designed to further skill development towards making a carved and parallel turning & provide introduction to ski racing. Race experience or special race equipment is not required, must provide own equipment.



Lesson Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: $259

Availability: Saturday 9 A.M.
Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment
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Advanced Race NEW!

Ski

Snowboard

Ages 10-14

Level 6

This class in an advanced step up from the Junior Race Club. Participants should be at a level 6. Includes a 120-Minute Lesson!

Lesson Duration: 120 minutes* (-ADJUSTED 9/13)
Cost: $259

Availability:
Wednesday 5:30 P.M.
Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment
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Apprentice-IN-Training NEW!

Ski

Snowboard

Ages 12+

Level 4, 5 or 6

This class is for older Trackers & Shredders who are looking to advance their skills and prepare for a future in teaching snow sports instruction. Students in this class will work on improving skiing and riding skills, learn all aspects of safe navigation on the slopes and lifts, work together as a team within their peers to prepare themselves for a possible future in teaching snow sports. Those excelling in skills and knowledge will be invited to apply to our Snow Sports Apprentice Team Training in the next season. Includes a daily lift pass after each class until 4 P.M.

Lesson Duration: 75 minutes
Cost: $249

Availability:
Saturday 11 A.M. or
Sunday 9 A.M.
Required: Provide Own Equipment or Seasonal Lease Equipment
Ski Apprentice in Training: Register Now Snowboard Apprentice in Training: Register Now

President's Week Lesson Program 2020

During President's Week in February we offer a 3-day ski and snowboard learning camp. This program is held Tuesday-Wednesday of that week. Registration for this program begins late January. Registration Coming week of September 16
Details will be available in early January, with registration beginning in mid-January.

Terms & Conditions

There are NO make-up days, refunds, or credits for lessons, rentals or lift tickets for missed classes if the area is operational. There are absolutely no class changes or refunds after December 1st. Please plan accordingly, including but not limited to lesson arrival time, protective clothing choice and understanding that each day can require adjustment to schedules and protective clothing, as weather changes. Ability level advancement, group size or same instructor is not guaranteed over the consecutive days. The school reserves the right to cancel or change a program based on participant numbers, specific ability levels, and discipline.

Inclement Weather

We do not cancel classes for winter weather conditions, including wind, snow, light rain or below freezing temperatures. Notifications of closure will be made on our website here by 7:30 am that day. If we are open, all scheduled lessons will be held unless otherwise specified. Lessons canceled by us may be refunded or rescheduled to another day/time.

Rental Equipment

All participants using Yawgoo Valley Rental equipment during the programs must visit the Rental Shop no later than December 7th for an equipment fitting. This ensures proper fit and guarantees your size. Please consider this prior to giving a lesson as a gift or surprise.
Equipment is only available during lesson days. Extended use is permitted with the purchase of a lift ticket or season pass.

Refunds & Cancellations

TBD Exception: If a child is sick or injured and cannot attend classes, we will refund the remaining classes in-full with a physician's note.

Sold-Out Classes & Wait-list

We choose to limit our program enrollment numbers to ensure lower class ratios and better-quality lessons. Because of this, classes will sell out, specifically weekend times. If a class you are interested in is no longer available, you may request to be placed on a wait list. We will contact you via email once a spot becomes available, with permission we will make the change at no cost.

Wait List Request Form Coming Soon

Class Assignment

We begin class assignments in Late November. Please do your best to provide the most recent skills experience so your child is properly placed.

Expected Program Schedule

TBD

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