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quechee ski school

It’s our claim to fame—Ski Quechee is Vermont’s friendliest place to learn to take on the slopes and winter terrain, from skiing to snowboarding and even Nordic skiing. For all skills and ages, fun and safety are always our top priorities.

The Quechee Ski School is a privately operated business contracted by Quechee Lakes Landowners Association (QLLA) with exclusive rights to provide instruction at Ski Quechee. Visit the Ski School in The Base Lodge.

Ski School How to Sign Up

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Ski School Sign-Ups opened on Friday, October 14, 2022


Step 1
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To sign up for lessons, please call (802) 295-3929. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message with your name and a phone number where we can return your call late afternoon, early evening. 

Step 2:

Payment information will be taken over the phone. You will be charged separately for each lesson, on the day of the lesson. 

  • Members: Please provide your Member ID# for lesson reservation and payment.
  • Family Guests & Public:  A credit card will be required to hold your reservation, and will be charged the day of the lesson.

Step 3:

After reserving your lesson by phone, you will receive a confirmation email with details about the lesson(s), which contains a link to an online waiver form.

Please Note: Participant's date of birth is a required field on the waiver form. Misrepresenting a child’s age will result in termination of the lesson, which will be charged in full.
 

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Lesson Availability 

Priority access to the Ski School will be given to Members of Quechee Club, then to Family Guests of club Members, then season pass holders.  Additional capacity will be based on availability.  

The Ski School reserves the right to cancel lessons for any reason, including but not limited to changes in the State of Vermont's operation guidance, instructor availability or extreme weather. 

Cancellations & No-Shows

All cancelations are subject to a $25 cancelation fee. Notice of cancelation is required by noon the day before a lesson. With this in mind, we ask that you please choose lesson dates and times carefully. No-shows will be charged in full.

If the participant is sick or has symptoms, the Ski School will give credit for the lesson to be used sometime this season as long as we are notified by 7:15am the day of the lesson.

For ages 3½+

Private lessons are best when you’re looking for dedicated attention and focused instruction. Semi-private lessons are best for more capable skiers who require less one-to-one assistance.

  • Private Lessons (60 Minutes) - $130
  • Semi-Private Lessons (60 Minutes) - $180
Lesson Times:

Be sure to meet at the ski school area at least 5 minutes prior to the lesson start time.

  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • 10:15am - 11:15am
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Private Lessons (90 Minutes) - $190
Semi-Private Lessons (90 Minutes) - $240


Lesson Times:

Be sure to meet at the ski school area at least 5 minutes prior to the lesson start time.

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • 10:45 am - 12:15 am
  • 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please note: We recognize that parents may want to participate in the instruction of their children. Semi-private lessons can be provided to a child with the adult present. However, this choice should be made carefully since younger children often have difficulty taking direction from the instructor when the parent is present.

For ages 4-7

Instructors will group children by age and ability into small, self-contained groups. We will take a brief break (usually outdoors) as needed.

  • Group Lessons - $115 Per Person
Lesson Times:

Be sure to meet at the ski school area at least 5 minutes prior to the lesson start time.

  • 9:15am - 11:30am
  • 1:00pm - 3:15pm

*The ski school reserves the right to place children in the group that is appropriate for the individual before or during the lesson.

For ages 8+ 

Group Lessons are appropriate for older children who can ride the lifts independently without the instructor, generally 8 years of age or older. Some may need to participate in private lessons until we can be sure they can ride lifts safely. 

  • Group Lessons - $105 Per Person 
Lesson Times: 

Be sure to meet at the ski school area at least 5 minutes prior to the lesson start time. 

  • 9:30am - 11:30am 
  • 1:15pm - 3:15pm 

*The ski school reserves the right to place children in the group that is appropriate for the individual before or during the lesson.

For ages 8-12 

This program is for advanced parallel skiers who are pre-approved by the Ski School for all mountain activities. It is not designed for racing instruction but use of gates may be included as well as varied terrain and exercises that are appropriate for advanced skiers. This is a fun, fast-paced approach to skiing. 

  • Free Riders - $80 Per Person
Lesson Times:

Be sure to meet at the ski school area at least 5 minutes prior to the lesson start time. 

  • 9:30am - 11:30am 
  • 1:15pm - 3:15pm 

Cross-country lessons are available on the days that Ski Quechee is open, if there is adequate snow on the designated terrain.

  • $80 for the first person
  • $40 for each additional person
Lesson Times:

Be sure to meet on the front porch of The Base Lodge at least 5 minutes prior to the lesson start time.

  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • 10:15am - 11:15am
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Snowboard lessons are available on a limited basis. For more information, please contact the Ski School directly at (802) 295-3929.

Equipment rentals

Equipment Rentals

Henderson's Ski at The Base Lodge offers ski and snowboard equipment rentals for juniors and adults. Trained technicians keep the equipment meticulously maintained so you can enjoy every run. Stop in or reserve in advance.  

Henderson’s Ski at The Base Lodge (802) 295-1973

For advance reservations, a minimum of 3 consecutive days is required. The full rental fee is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

Quechee Ski Team

The Quechee Ski Team offers children ages 7 to 18 the opportunity to participate in alpine ski racing while improving their technical skills. As a member of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and the Mid-Vermont Council of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA), the Quechee Ski Team participates in events with teams from other local ski areas. The Quechee Ski Team is privately organized and operated.
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