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Learn to ski and snowboard at Paoli Peaks! Ski and Snowboard instruction helps beginners and benefits skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Like anything, you'll improve the most when you receive some guidance. The best way to become a good skier or snowboarder is to take a lesson from a qualified instructor. At Paoli Peaks, we offer a variety of lesson types, fit for all abilities and ages. Take a look below at the different lessons available.

Our philosophy is to have fun while learning or improving your skiing or snowboarding skills. Eat a hearty meal before lessons, and for the most possible fun, bring along a friend and learn together!

All lessons can be purchased at the Ticket Windows. To take your lesson, meet our Ski and Snowboard instructors outside on the snow on the east side of the building at your designated time. Look for the Lessons Sign next to the deck.


LESSON TYPES: Beginner | Group | Private | Kids SnowMonster | Adaptive | Clinics | Tips


Group Lessons

$20 Ages 7 to Adult

Learn to work on your skills in a fun Group environment. Group Lessons are available 7 days a week for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skiers and snowboarders. Students are grouped together according to their age and ability level. Lessons are 1-hour long.

NEVER-EVER's & Beginner's: On Weekends & Holidays from 9am-4:30pm, Paoli Peaks instructors provide lessons for NEVER-EVERS and New-Beginners every 30 minutes for skiing (every 30 minutes for snowboarding). The beginner lesson provides students with smaller lesson sizes and ample amount of time to master the necessary skills to ski/snowboard on a beginner slope. All other lesson times & days will follow the regular lesson schedule below. Don't forget to check out our January Learn to Ski & Snowboard Package.

Intermediate & Advanced: Group Lessons are available to you every hour, on the hour. For Specific times, view the lesson schedule below. 

Lesson Schedule:
  • Monday-Friday: Noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm; 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Satudays (& weekday Holidays): 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm; 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
  • Friday & Saturday Midnights: 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, 11:00pm, 12:00am
  • Sundays: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm; 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm
  • ** Please arrive ready to go at the designated lesson area 10 minutes prior to lesson start time.**

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Snow Monster Kids Lessons

Snow Monsters makes learning the basics and the more advanced elements of winter sports for kids EASY and FUN! Kids enjoy a day on the snow practicing techniques, learning skier/snowboarder ethics, and participating in fun mini-games, while parents can enjoy some freedom on the slopes! Classes are divided by students' abilities. More Snow Monsters.


Private (and Semi Private) Lessons

$45 Any Age

A little 1 on 1 time is all you need! Private and Semi-Private lessons are available anytime throughout the day and are offered to all ages! Pricing is based on a hour lesson, with the ability to add one additional 2nd hour OR make it a semi-private lesson and share with a friend or family member. Lesson times are scheduled at the time of purchase.

  • 1st Hour is $45.
  • $25 for 2nd hour (must add on immediately with Private Lesson purchase or within the hour of the start of the lesson)
  • Semi-Private Lessons: $25 for each additional person. Add up to 3 people per private lesson. It is advised that everyone in the lesson be of similar ability level and age.

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Adaptive Lessons

$45 Lesson

Everyone deserves to experience the thrill of snow sports! Paoli Peaks offers adaptive lessons to most people with disabilities who wish to experience the thrill of skiing or snowboarding. It is recommended that the physician or physical therapist of the student be consulted before registering.

In order to provide the best experience possible, reservations are required at least 3 days in advance by calling (812) 723-4696 ext.232 or emailing Lessons can be purchased at the Main Ticket Windows along with snow passes and rental equipment.



  • Women's Clinic - A 2-day event is taught for women, by women! It's perfect for ladies who wish to learn or fine-tune their skiing or snowboarding skills.
  • Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package - Available on Weekends in January, this program allows you to "try out" skiing or snowboarding at an inexpensive rate.
  • Kids Racing Clinic - geared for kids ages 7-14 with intermediate skiing abilites and beginner to advanced racing abilities. 

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Lesson Tips:

During your skiing or snowboarding lesson, its important be active, open, and positive to learn. Ask questions. Our instructors want you to get the most out of your lesson. Don't be afraid to go first. Let them know how you like to learn.

We recommend feeding your tummy 30 minutes prior to your lesson and don't forget to go to the rest room!

The key to successful skiing/snowboarding is control. To have it, you must be aware of your technique, the terrain, and the skiers/snowboarders around you.Be aware of the snow conditions and how they can change. As conditions turn firm, the skiing gets hard and fast. It's wise to always begin a run slowly. Taking a lesson will teach you all of this.‚Äč

We hope you enjoy your time at Paoli Peaks in much as we do!

Always check the Snow Report before coming out to Paoli Peaks for updates on snow and tubing conditions.  Skiing, snowboarding, and tubing are weather-dependent activities and conditions and hours are subject to change. Because of this, conditions and hours are subject to change without notice.