Learning Center

At Ragged Mountain Resort, our expert instructors are here to help you succeed! We offer a variety of programs ranging from private and group lessons, seasonal programs, and youth camps. Take a look below to learn more about any of our courses!

Beginner's Guide

First Time Skiing?

We strongly recommend everyone take a lesson their first time out. Taking a lesson is the best way to improve, no matter what level you're at. Not only will you notice an improvement in your skill, you'll enjoy the sport much more when you are confident in your abilities!

If you've never skied before and are unsure if you will enjoy it, the Bebe Wood Program is the perfect way for you to try it out without any risk to your wallet! Head over to the Bebe Wood Program homepage to learn more.

What Should I Wear?

  • Bring clothes that are waterproof or water resistant. Also be sure to bring snow pants to keep you warm and dry.
  • Always dress in layers. You can always shed layers if you are too warm, but you cannot add extra layers if you did not come prepared!
  • Bring one pair of thin, wool, or acrylic socks to wear during your lesson. Be sure that they are long enough to extend up above your ski or snowboard boot. We have socks available for purchase at Sport Thoma in the Elmwood Lodge. 
  • We recommend that everyone wear a helmet in order to protect your head from falls. Helmets are also one of the warmest things you can put on your head!
  • Be sure to bring a face mask, neck warmer, balaclava or head sock in case it is windy.
  • Goggles to protect you from the snow and wind.

Where Do I Go When I Arrive?

If you are participating in a lesson or the Bebe Wood Program, you will want to look for the Meetinghouse Lodge -- the big, 4 story, white, lodge building with the green roof. Enter this lodge through the double doors at the top of the stairs up from the parking lot. Upon entering, take a right to enter our Learning Center where someone from the Bebe Wood Program will greet you!

The Meetinghouse Lodge.
Meetinghouse Lodge

If you are renting equipment from us, you will also need to locate the Meetinghouse Lodge. Our rentals department is located on the ground level of this building, so you can enter right through the door by the traffic circle.

The rentals department.
Rental Department

Skier Etiquette

  • To earn the respect of fellow skiers and riders, we urge you to follow these guidelines at any ski area you may visit
  • Adhere to all signage present at the resort. Skiing on closed trails or beyond out-of-bound markers may encourage others to do the same. This behavior will result in the loss of your pass.
  • Listen to any and all ski patrollers on the hill.
  • Remember that anyone in front of you should be given the right of way.
  • When boarding the lift, be certain to listen to the lift attendants on duty. This includes those in the lift lines, as well as those helping you board the lift.
  • While on the lift, be certain to sit all the way back in the chair and use the safety bar when available.
  • Please do not throw things from the lift.
  • When you unload the lift, be sure to move away from the unloading zone quickly.

Please be sure to respect our Covid-19 rules and regulations available HERE