Beginner's Guide To Skiing and Snowboarding

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beginners guide

LEARNING TO SKI OR RIDE 101 

We know how intimidating it can be to learn something new, so we designed this portion of our site to answer all of your many questions before you come to our mountain.  Skiing Magazine called Belleayre "the best place to learn to ski in the East."  Why?  Great teaching terrain, excellent instructors, wide variety of beginner trails separate from the rest of the mountain and terrain mountain-wide that becomes more challenging in increments.  We have added some new packages including our NEW Beginner Parallel from the Start Program and Learn to Snowboard Beginner Program.  So go ahead, explore and then come to Belleayre Mountain - the finest learn-to-ski mountain in the Northeast!

 FAQ
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR
 
 LESSON INFORMATION
SKI & SNOWBOARD RENTAL INFORMATION
 
 DOS AND DO NOTS OF SKIING
KNOW THE LINGO
 


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions.  From where to you go for the first time, and what to bring and how to dress.  


What Should You Wear?

What should you wear is one of the biggest questions out there.  The short answer - depends on the weather.  But we address what you need to wear in this section.


Lesson Information

This section is all about lessons, tips, reservations and other useful information.  We will even guarantee you will be skiing from the top of the mountain if you participate in our beginner Parallel from the Start Program - Guaranteed! 


Ski and Snowboard Equipment

If you are not knowledgeable about the rental process, your first experience can be daunting confusing. Preparing yourself on what to expect is half the battle.  Should you rent or should you buy?  What can I rent?  


The DO's and DO NOTS of Skiing

What should you do when you are skiing or snowboarding?
What you should NOT do when you are skiing or snowboarding?


Terms

Knowing the lingo and what the meaning are makes learning easier.  We all know you do not want to be a gaper!  We break this down into three separate categories. 
1. Condition Reporting
2. Skier Classification
3. Glossary of commonly used terms you will hear 


Have Fun

The key to having a memorable experience on the slope is to have fun. When you have fun, it makes learning the sport that much better. See you on the slopes.