Winter Lessons + Programs



Snow Dogs is a six week program that covers basic ski skills and builds a base for ski exploration and personal growth in this wonderful winter sport. Ski School Director Joe Kahn leads this group in two different sessions, one focusing on classic technique and the other in skate skiing.


Five week sessions designed around age and ability create a supportive and fun atmosphere for children 4 and up. Lessons are designed to introduce children to the techniques that will make a lifetime of skiing enjoyable.

Adk Paintball Biathlon Series

This unique program—built for kids ages 8 to 13—combines fun cross country ski courses and paintball guns on a specially-built range. These events are fun for kids and parents as young biathletes get a taste of this fantastic Olympic sport.

Snow Boomers

Join active nordic and alpine skiers over age 50 in winter camaraderie, great coaching and plenty of fun! Snowboomers spend Tuesdays alpine skiing at Whiteface Mountain and Thursdays cross country skiing at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Must be 50 years or older to participate.

Loppet Junior

Add to your love of cross-country skiing and biathlon with this fitness and skills based development program this season! Sessions will include a variety of activities that will foster a greater sport specific understanding.

Group & Private Lessons

Join one of our PSIA Certified Mt. Van Hoevenberg Ski School Instructors for a lesson. Improve your technique in a fun learning environment. All abilities will enjoy learning with our talented instructors who can tailer the lesson to you.

Homeschool Days

This season long program will offer a wonder of possibilities on our Olympic trails and a dedicated space for homeschool enrichment and activities. Join fellow homeschool students from Essex, Clinton and Franklin Counties this winter season.  

Wee Ski

A "mom and me" program for children ages 2 to 4 (dads and grandparents welcome) designed to introduce toddlers to skiing and snowshoeing in a fun, age-appropriate environment. Build skills through play this winter.

NYSEF Biathlon

NYSEF provides educational opportunities for children and young adults through athletic training in snowsports. Athletes develop sportsmanship, self-discipline, self-esteem and more.