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24 - 36"
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Experienced instructors, expansive learning terrain

Hunter Mountain's beginner area is one of a kind, gentle open terrain. What sets Hunter Mountain apart from other areas is that we have acres and acres of beginner terrain.  Add to that our  one-of-a-kind Adult Group Lesson program, Progression Sessions™. Designed by certified Hunter Mountain instructors, Progression Sessions™ are structured in a way that eases you into the sport and enhances your skills as you progress: 


  • First Time 
  • Control – Discovering green terrain 
  • Linking Turns - Making turns on green terrain 
  • Refresher - Used to ride Blue Squares but it's been a while 
  • Dynamics - Can turn well but want to become more dynamic 
  • Performer - Perfecting advanced riding 
  • Extremes - Can ride well but want to master the entire mountain


  • First Time 
  • Control - Want better control of your wedge turn 
  • Parallel - Can turn and control speed but want to ski parallel 
  • Refresher - Used to ski parallel on Blue Squares, but it’s been a while 
  • Dynamics - Can ski parallel but want to be more dynamic 
  • Quick Feet - Can ski parallel, but want to make shorter turns 
  • Extremes - Can ski well but want to master the entire mountain


Weekend and Holiday Adult Group Lesson Hours

First Time?  Weekends and Holidays we offer On Demand, 9 am – 2 pm, Adult group lessons.  No need to wait to learn; you can join a group and get moving right away! Available weekends through March 18, 2018.

Mid-week, Non-holiday Adult Group Lesson Hours

Adult Group Lessons (ages 13+) are available at the following times starting through March 18, 2018 based on terrain availability:
First-Time through Novice (turning on easy green terrain) :
  • 9:30am* (*Meet at 9:20am)
  • 11:30* (*Meet at 11:20am)
Any level (Beginner-Novice, Intermediate-Advanced) :
  • 1:30pm* (*Meet at 1:20pm)





What: Three visits with Lower Mountain lift ticket, group lesson and equipment rental; can be used at ALL 7 Northeast Peak Resorts. Upon completion of the program, take advantage of a special offer just for you: 3 all-mountain lift tickets with rentals for only $139!
Who: First-time skiers and riders (ages 13 & up).
When: Buy anytime online or at a lift ticket window. Programs offered daily starting December 19, 2017, through March 18, 2018, as conditions permit.
How much? $139. 

The Beginner Single-Pak

What: A single visit with Lower Mountain lift ticket, group lesson and equipment rental.
Who: First-time skiers and riders (ages 13 & up) who may not want the commitment of three visits.
When: Buy the Single-Pak any time. Programs offered daily tentatively starting December 10, 2017, through March 18, 2018, as conditions permit.
How much? $79

Beginner Private Lesson Package

What: A single visit includes a one-hour private lesson featuring one-on-one instruction, lower mountain lift ticket, and equipment rental.
Who: First-time/ beginner lesson for skiers or riders who prefer exceptional personal attention.
When: Buy the Beginner Private Lesson Package any time at the Learning Center. Programs offered daily through the end of the season, as conditions permit.
How Much? $140
Please call 800-486-8376 ext. 2328 to book your private lesson. During weekends and holiday periods, it is suggested that private lessons be booked at least two weeks in advance.​ 


Progression Sessions™ 

Single Sessions are $35 to work from Lower Intermediate to Advanced depending on your ability and comfort zone.