Ski School

Beginners Start Here

With an Olympian on staff and highly experienced instructors, Great Glen Trails offers the best instruction available!

We have taught thousands of people to ski, and every day we help people ski better. It’s a simple concept: the better you are at something, the more fun it is. Even if you have never skied before, we are certain you will be comfortable enough to explore on your own by the end of the day. We’re so certain that we guarantee it!

Learn to ski for just $19 on Wednesday’s!


Lessons are a chance for you to branch out into a new area and pick up skiing tips and concepts that can only be found in a lesson format. The ski school offers personal instruction designed to move your skills forward. We encourage our guests to approach cross country skiing as a process of learning – where a series of coaching sessions leads to increased skills and enjoyment.

Learn from the best: Ski with an Olympian


Learn to Classic or Skate Ski

Never skied before? We’ll get you started. Want to learn to skate ski? We’ll show you some pointers

Beginners start here.

Our group lessons are designed to introduce people to the sport of cross country skiing. We make it easy and fun. We can also teach you a new discipline, such as skate skiing. Whether it’s classic (track), skate, or backcountry, we’ll have you hooked on this incredible sport.

This lesson is 1 hour & 15 minutes and includes a trail pass and ski rental for the day. Lessons are offered at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm daily. Reservations recommended.

Adult: $49

Junior (5-12): $30

Group Lessons

great glen ski school, great glen trails, ski lessonsYou have the basics mastered, but you’re looking to go further, longer. With more efficient technique, you’ll enjoy skiing even more.

Our Group Lessons are focused on specific aspects of either classic or skate skiing or negotiating downhills.

In our group skate lesson, we’ll refine your V1 and teach you the V2. We’ll work on balance, timing and pole position. In the group classic lesson, we’ll work on improving glide and hone your double poling. We’ll also introduce the double pole with kick. One challenge for many skiers is downhills. We have a specific Improved Downhills class where we’ll work on improving your slide turns and step turns, as well as helping you build your confidence.

This lesson is 1 hour and is offered daily at 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Group size is limited to 4 participants per session. Trail pass required. Reservations recommended.

Adult: $25

Junior: (5-12) $25

Private Lessons

Great Glen Trails, ski lesson, Looking for some personal attention? This lesson is for you. Working one-on-one with one of our expert instructors, we will help you get the most out of this one-hour session. Our instructors will dial in your strengths, make them stronger and find your area for improvement. Tell us what you want to get out of your skiing, and we will help get you there.

By advance reservation only, this lesson is 1 hour and is available daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Subject to availability.

Adult: $49

Junior (5-12): $49

Additional Person: $21

For a special experience, check out our Ski with an Olympian program.