Lessons

quechee ski school

The Quechee Ski School is a privately-operated business contracted by Quechee Lakes Landowner’s Association with exclusive rights to teach skiing at the Quechee Ski Hill. Located in the Base Lodge, the Ski School offers group and private lessons for all skills and ages.

Group programs are recommended for children ages 4 to 13. These are professionally run programs with group sizes much smaller than what you typically see at other mountains. Children are grouped by ability and age to form compatible groups. We move children to an appropriate group during the lesson as needed.

We do not provide lessons for children under 3, however 3 year olds who are close to 4 may be recommended for a group lesson after demonstrating proficiency in a private setting. The Ski School reserves the right to stop a lesson if the participant is unable or unwilling to follow the direction of an instructor in a manor that is safe for the participants.

 

Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling: (802) 295-3929

Reservations are confirmed by phone late in the afternoon or early evening. Cancellations must be made by 4:00pm the day prior to morning lessons, or by 11:00am for afternoon lesson.

Multiple lesson discounts are available for skiers who are visiting Quechee several weeks. Rates and times are subject to availability. Many lessons on busy weekends and holiday periods become full well ahead of time. A few group lessons slots are saved for QLLA members until one day before the lesson day. These too can become full.


 

LESSONS

 

ADULT SKI LESSONS

Group Lesson (1 hour): 9:00am daily   $83
Private Lesson (1 hour): offered throughout the day   $110
Semi-Private Lessons (1 hour)    
2 People    $175
3 People   $210

SNOWBOARD LESSONS

Wrist guards are recommended for all snowboarders
 
Group Lesson* - Ages 7+ (1 hour) $85 per person
*These lessons are considered group lessons, but typically have only one participant. We will pair the participant with another boarder if he/she is compatible.
 
Private Lesson - Ages 5+ (1 hour) $110 per person
Best for adults and children ages 4-12

Private Ski and Group Board Lessons are 1 hour in duration and are available at the following times:

9:00am 
10:15am
11:30am
1:00pm
2:15pm

SKI BEES (AGES 4-7)

This is a ski program for all ability levels. We meet briefly inside and come in for a short snack. Parents pay for the lesson, sign the release, drop skis to an instructor on the deck, and leave the child upstairs with instructors without staying. Children can be booted and dressed without indoor shoes ahead of time. We can put the jackets, mittens, and helmets on just as we go out at 9:00am.

Pick-up is at the lift area at noon and 3:30. We may be up to 15 min. late getting down the hill. Ski Bees receive adult assistance on the chairlift for every ride and on other lifts as needed. Afternoon sessions meet on the deck outside the ski school office. This program is very progressive and typically helps children learn at an execrated rate as compared to bigger mountains. Although parents can often see the lessons from a distance, they are reminded that their children do best if their parents keep a distance during the lesson and break time. Please remember that young children may have last minute anxiety about taking a lesson. This is quickly alleviated by the instructors once the parents leave. Telling the children what will happen ahead of time is always helpful. There is a 50% charge if the child has a reservation but does not begin the lesson. The lesson time is paced to be appropriate for the child’s age. We recommend allowing children to participate for the full lesson. There is no refund for leaving early.

Morning Session: 8:45am -12:00pm - $93
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm -3:30pm - $83

SKILLS & DRILLS

This program is for skiers and is designed for older children at all ability levels. It is not a more advanced program. Instead it is tailored for children that are older. A break is not planned in this program. Students meet outside next to the deck. Parents pick up by the lifts at 12:00 and 3:30.

Regular days of operation:
9:15am to 12:00 am - 2 ¾ hour session: $83
1:30pm- 3:30pm - 2 hour session: $74

HORNETS (AGES 5-7)

These programs are for our most advanced skiers. Participants must be pre approved by our instructors based on observed ability. Skiers in these programs are strong parallel skiers on any terrain. Hornets group will take a short snack break.

This program is very fast paced and includes a variety of all mountain skills. It is not a race program but it may be an alternative for some advanced skiers who wish not to join the team.

9:00am to 12:00pm - $90 per child

MOUNTAIN FREE RIDERS (AGES 8-12)

These programs are for our most advanced skiers. Participants must be pre approved by our instructors based on observed ability. Skiers in these programs are strong parallel skiers on any terrain. Free Riders do not stop for a break.

This program is very fast paced and includes a variety of all mountain skills. It is not a race program but it may be an alternative for some advanced skiers who wish not to join the team.

9:15am to 12:00pm - $83 per child

NORDIC LESSONS

Cross country lessons are available by appointment on the golf course for one hour when conditions permit on days when the downhill area is open.

$70 for first person, $55 each additional person.

TELEMARK LESSONS

These are available by appointment at the same rate as private downhill ski lessons.


RENTALS

Henderson's Ski Shop is located at The Base Lodge and features Fischer and Volkl skis and Nordica boots. All equipment is meticulously maintained by our trained technicians. Rentals are turned, waxed and ready to go. Our telephone number is (802) 295-1512.

For your convenience, Henderson's offers equipment reservations.
  • A minimum of 3 consecutive days is required
  • Full rental fee* is payable at the time of booking
*Reservation fee is non-refundable.

 

Skis/Boots/Poles

 

One-Day

Additional Day

Adult
Child

$38.95
$28.95

$36.95
$26.95

Skis Only

 

One-Day

Additional Day

Adult/Child

$27.95

$19.00

Additional One-Day Rentals

Cross Country Equipment
Snowshoes
Snowboards (Adult & Child)
Demo Skis

*with cost towards purchase of new skis

$18.95
$17.95
$38.95
$45.00*