at Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain's Learning Center offers a variety of options for never-ever beginners to advance skiers and riders. You are never too young or old to learn or refine a sport for life. Our certified instructors make your time on the slopes easy, safe, and fun. Browse our offerings below to find the perfect product or program to reach your goal.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are not only a great way to learn to ski or snowboard, but you can refine your skills and become a better skier or snowboarder. *5 and under must get 1:1 ratio only.

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Lesson Length 1 Person Add Person (3-person max.)
1 hour $134 $74
2 hour $174 $104
3 hours $234 $134

Private lessons offer one-on-one coaching and instruction with a Ragged Mountain trained instructor, many of whom are PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) or AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors) certified. Our instructors have the passion to help you learn to love skiing and snowboarding as much as they do. Choose from one or two-hour private sessions throughout the day.

Lift ticket and equipment rental is not included in the price of the lesson. Participants are required to have a valid lift ticket.

Private Lessons Are Offered Daily

  • Slopes open at 9:00am weekdays and 8:30am weekends. Slopes close at 4:00pm daily
  • Holiday Periods: December 26-31, January 13-14, and February 17-19
  • Peak times are Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • Outside of 48 Hours before reservation: full refund
  • 24-48 hours before reservation: 75% refund
  • Less than 24 Hours: No refund and no rescheduling
  • Reservations are required for private lessons
  • Green: You will learn the basic fundamentals, including how to stop and control your speed by turning. Green-level lessons are introduced on our surface lifts and the Barnyard Triple chairlift.
  • Blue: Refine your skills on some of our steeper, more challenging terrain. This level is perfect for intermediate skiers looking to bring their ability to the next level. At the blue level, you will learn different turn shapes and get an introduction to carving, managing bumps, and variable terrain.
  • Black: Explore and discover what Ragged Mountain Resort offers – the mountain is your playground. The black-level lesson is a great way to perfect your skills.

Group Lessons

You don’t have to take lessons alone. Bring a group or join a group – the more the merrier!

Group lessons are available to skiers and riders of all ability levels.

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Adults (13+) Price
Adult Group Lesson Only (1.5 hours) $69
Adult - Lift Ticket & Lesson $149
Adult - Lift Ticket, Lesson, and Rental $187

Daily Private Lesson Times

10:00 AM/1:00 PM

Please be sure to arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Group lessons will be limited to a maximum class size of five participants and run for one hour and 45 minutes. Ragged will send a confirmation email with arrival and meeting location instructions to each group lesson participant before their arrival day.

We take all payments in full at the time of the booking. Outside of 72 hours of the reservation, you may receive a refund minus a $25 fee per day per lesson. If within 72 hours of the reservation, there is no refund.

Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the price of the lesson.

Bebe Woods Learn to Ski/Ride Program

Ragged Mountain has broken down barriers to learning how to ski or snowboard with the Bebe Woods Learn-to Ski/Ride Program. Whether you are apprehensive about the process or just not sure where to start, this is the program for you. Ragged has made it fun, easy, accessible, and affordable to learn how to ski or snowboard.

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  • This program is available Monday-Thursday only during non-holiday periods.*

  • Three lessons for first-time snow sport athletes only, ages 13 and up (all three lessons must be completed within the season).
  • Includes Rossignol rental equipment and a lower mountain lift ticket.
  • Lessons run for approximately two hours, starting at 10:00AM.
  • After your lesson, keep practicing for the rest of the day complimentary.
  • Following the completion of your third lesson, purchase a discounted Mission Affordable season pass for the remainder of the season for $79.**
  • Additional Group Lessons for the current and following season are 50% off for program graduates.
  • The program is limited to one completed program (skiing or riding) per participant.***
  • Participants can take only one lesson daily (all three lessons must be completed during the same season).
  • Class sizes are limited to 15 participants per session for the safety of our guests.

For additional questions on the Bebe Wood Learn-to-Ski or Ride Program, please call (603) 768-3148 or email [email protected].

If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us. Rebooking your lesson is strictly online and is subject to space availability.

* Please cancel or change your reservation at least 72 hours in advance.

*Excludes our holiday black-out dates of Dec. 26-31, 2023, Jan. 13 – 14, 2024, Feb. 17 – 19, 2024

**Bebe Wood graduate Mission Affordable season pass is valid for the remainder of the current season.

***Program is limited to one completed 3-lesson program (can be either skiing or snowboarding– but not both) per person.

The Expanded Horizons Season Pass is available to Bebe Wood Graduates for their second (sophomore) season, immediately following their graduating year. The pass is only $199 and is available until January 31st of the sophomore season. Expanded Horizons pass will get you unlimited skiing or riding at Ragged Mountain and four days of skiing and riding at any of Pacific Group Resorts Inc. family resorts.

Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp is the ideal place for your child to learn to ski or snowboard. Each child is placed with a skilled instructor and together they work on the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding. The program is designed for skiers and riders of beginner and intermediate skill level. For your convenience, we are offering half day lessons and full day lessons.

  • Ages 6 – 12.
  • For intermediate and beginner skiers and riders.
  • Half-day lessons run approximately 2 hours. Full-day lessons run approximately 2 hours in the morning followed by a lunch break, where every child must be picked up by a parent/guardian and returned for the 2 hour afternoon lesson.

Our Adventure Camp program is designed for beginner to intermediate level skiers. Our qualified instructors will show your little ones the in’s and out’s of the sport through the use of age appropriate, on-snow lessons and games.

Our full-day program is on-snow from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, parents are responsible for picking their kids up and dropping back off at 1:00 PM. The group will be back out on snow until the lessons finish up at 3:00 PM.

For our half-day programs, you can choose from the morning session, which goes out at 10:00 AM and gets back at 12:00 PM, or the afternoon session, which goes out at 1:00 PM and gets back at 3:00 PM.

Regardless of which session you decide on, be certain to arrive to the mountain at least one hour prior to your lesson.


Registration for this program fills up quickly. To ensure your child is able to participate in Adventure Camp, email us today at [email protected] and reserve their spot!

Have questions? Please feel free to call our Learning Center desk at 603-768-3148.

Cancellation Policy:

We take all payment in full at the time of the booking. Outside of 72 hours of the reservation, you may receive a refund minus a $25 fee per day, per lesson.  Inside of 72 hours of the reservation NO REFUND.

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Full Day Half Day
Lesson Only $144 $89
Lesson & Rental $179 $129
Lift Ticket & Lesson $209 $154
Lift Ticket, Lesson & Rental $249 $189

Mountain Cruisers

Do you want your child to meet new friends and enjoy exploring the mountain as much as you do? Register your child for a winter-long adventure with the Ragged Mountain Learning Center! Our Children Seasonal Programs are for ages 7-14. The Children’s Seasonal Program is 10 weeks long and starts on Saturday, January 6th.

The program is available on Saturday’s from 9 AM-12 PM. The last week of the program will include a fun race on Barnyard and pizza party! The Seasonal Program is for Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders that are looking to refine their skills on a variety of terrain while having fun and making new friends!

  • Group size – Minimum 5 per group with maximum size of 10 students for advanced classes
  • A minimum of 20 children must sign up in order to run the program.
Ability Requirements:
  • Skiers need to be able ride chairlifts and ski intermediate terrain without a wedge prior to enrolling in the program.
  • Snowboarders need to be able to ride chairlifts and make controlled linked turns on intermediate terrain prior to enrolling in the program.
Half Day ONLY
Saturday Program - January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2, 9 $499

Prep for the Slopes

Whether its your first time or the 100th on the slopes, you need to be prepared. Here’s how to make the best of playing at Ragged Mountain!

  • Bring outerwear that is waterproof or water-resistant. 
  • Always dress in layers. You can always shed layers if you are too warm, but you cannot add extra layers if you don’t come prepared!
  • Bring one pair of thin, wool, or acrylic socks for your lesson. Be sure that they are long enough to extend up above your ski or snowboard boot. Forget to bring good socks? We have socks available for purchase at Sport Thoma in the Elmwood Lodge. 
  • We recommend you wear a helmet 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 if it’s chilly and/or windy.
  • Goggles to protect your eyes from the snow and wind.

If you are participating in a lesson or the Bebe Wood Program, go to the Meetinghouse Lodge – the big, white, four-story lodge building with the green roof. 

Enter this lodge through the double doors just to the right at the top of the stairs from the parking lot. Take a right when you enter our Learning Center, where someone from the Ski School will greet you!

Our rental department is located on the ground level of the Meetinghouse Lodge. The entrance is around the right-hand corner of the building.

Skier Etiquette

To earn the respect of fellow skiers and riders, we urge you to follow these guidelines:

  • Adhere to all signage at the resort. Skiing on closed trails or beyond out-of-bound markers is not permitted and 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, listen to the lift attendants on duty. This includes those in the lift lines and those helping you board the lift.
  • While on the lift, 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, quickly move away from the unloading zone.
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