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!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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. 

FIND OUT THE FAQ'S »


WHAT TO WEAR?

WHAT TO 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. 

WHAT TO WEAR »

LESSON INFORMATION

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!

MORE INFO ABOUT LESSONS »

 

SKI & SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT 

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

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?

SKI AND SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT »

 THE DO'S AND DO NOTS OF SKIING

DO 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?

WHAT AND WHAT NOT TO DO »

 

KNOW THE LINGO 

KNOW THE LINGO

Knowing the lingo and what basic terms mean makes learning easier - We all know you do not want to be a gaper! We break this section down into three separate categories - ski condition reporting, skier classification and glossary of commonly used terms.  

KNOW THE LINGO »

 HAVE FUN

HAVE FUN 

The key to having a memorable experience at any mountain is to have fun!  

We encourage you to smile, laugh and be merry when you are at Belleayre.  

Bring your friends - when you have fun, it makes learning the sport that much better.

See you on the slopes!