Learn to Turn

Learn to Turn

Discover the Magic of Skiing and Snowboarding with our Learn to Turn Program

Ready to Learn to Ski or Snowboard or get back into snow sports but looking for a bit of help? This is the program for you!

The Learn to Turn program is a 4 lesson series focused on building skill and confidence in newcomers to the sport! Our package starts you off with a Level 1 Intro lesson focused on learning the basics. From there, you progress through 3 additional lessons with each new day building on the previous, teaching essential skills to build your confidence on the mountain. Each lesson package includes full day lift ticket, rental and professional lesson geared towards your ability. The age range for the Learn to Turn program is 7 & up.

Once you’ve completed all 4 lessons, you will receive a FREE 2019/2020 Season Pass to enjoy for the rest of the season along with a 50% off a Season Equipment Rental Package and 25% off your 2020/2021 Season Pass! This adds up to over $400 in savings to get you on the snow at a better price than ever! Who said snow sports had to be expensive?

How It Works

This program is for beginners only; ages 7 & up.  Intro Lessons (the first lesson) are offered at scheduled times on Saturdays/ Sundays/ Holidays and must be purchased online, either individually or part of the Full Package.  Lessons 2, 3 & 4 are offered at scheduled times on Saturdays/ Sundays/ Holidays and can be completed at your convenience throughout the season.  If you are not ready to commit to all 4 lessons to start, you can take just the Intro Lesson and go from there.  You can purchase the remaining lesson package at any point following completion of the Intro Lesson at the Ticket Office. 

Read about Rachel’s Journey to becoming a Skier with Learn to Turn

1st Lesson

2nd Lesson

3rd Lesson

4th Lesson

Step One

Start your journey with our Learn to Turn Intro Lesson! For just $65 you receive:

  • Full Day Lift Ticket
  • Full Day Rental Package
  • 1.5 hour lesson, geared towards you!

Lessons will take place Saturday, Sundays and Holidays throughout the season.  Lesson dates and times must be pre-booked by calling or emailing to confirm a spot.

Learning to ski or snowboard is different than anything you’ve done before… but it can also be the best feeling in the world once you get past the first few tries!

On Day 1, you will learn the basics – getting fitted for your equipment, making your way over the beginner area, and meeting your ski or snowboard instructor. You will learn how to stop and turn both ways. Keep in mind, everyone progresses at a different pace so, as long as you are having fun, you are having a successful first day. You will spend your lesson in the Discover Area and the Bunny Hill. Following your lesson, we strongly encourage you to spend the rest of your day practicing what you have learned while it is fresh.

Skiing

  • Learn about the equipment
  • Learn to stop
  • Learn to walk and slide on your skis
  • Learn to go down the hill in control and safely
  • Learn how to get up if you fall
  • Learn to ride the handle tow

Snowboarding

  • Learn about the equipment
  • Learn to skate on your snowboard with one foot to get around on the hill and in lift lines
  • Learn to use the edge of the board to go down the hill safely, while maintaining speed control, and stopping on command
  • Learn to go left and right across the hill
  • Learn how to get up if you fall
  • Learn to ride the handle tow

Learning to ski or snowboard is different than anything you’ve done before… but it’s also the best thing in the world once you get past the first few days.

On Day 1, you will learn the basics – getting fitted for your equipment, making your way over the beginner area, and meeting your ski or snowboard instructor.  Next you will learn how to stop and turn both ways. Keep in mind, everyone progresses at a different pace so, as long as you are having fun, you are having a successful first day.  You will spend your lesson in the Discover Area and the Bunny Hill.  Following your lesson, we strongly encourage you to spend the rest of your day practicing what you have learned while it is fresh. 

Skiing

  • Learn about the equipment
  • Learn to stop
  • Learn to walk and slide on your skis 
  • Learn to go down the hill in control and safely
  • Learn how to get up if you fall
  • Learn to ride the handle tow

Snowboarding

  • Learn about the equipment
  • Learn to skate on your snowboard with one foot to get around on the hill and in lift lines 
  • Learn to use the edge of the board to go down the hill safely, while maintaining speed control, and stopping on command
  • Learn to go left and right across the hill
  • Learn how to get up if you fall 
  • Learn to ride the handle tow

Step Two

Take the next step in learning to ski or snowboard by joining the final 3 Lessons in the program to solidify your skills and boost your confidence. Our instructors will work with you to continually improve your skiing or riding through technical advice and drills. This portion of the program will take you from stopping and turning on the Bunny Hill to skiing or riding beginner/intermediate runs with ease.

With the first day jitters behind you, you’re ready for the next step! At this point you will be comfortable in your ski or snowboard boots, walking around more confidently and able to step into your bindings with relative ease. Days 2-4 will focus on getting to the point where you can start to glide down the gentle slope, making easy turns in both directions, coming to a slow stop whenever you decide to. They will also teach you how to safely ride the T-Bar lifts, opening up a whole new world to test your growing skill set. By the end of Day 4, you will be confident on beginner (green) and intermediate (blue) trails, making turns left and right, in control, slowing or stopping whenever you like.

Skiing

  • Learn how to control your speed better
  • Learn how to turn left and right, varying the size of these turns
  • Learn how to match your skis in a parallel position at the end of each turn
  • Learn how to get on and off the T-bar lift
  • Learn how to avoid obstacles
  • Learn ski etiquette and safety

Snowboarding

  • Learn how to control your speed better
  • Learn to use both toe and heel edge of the board to go down the hill safely, while maintaining speed control and stopping
  • Learn how to link turns
  • Learn how to get on and off the T-bar lift
  • Learn how to avoid obstacles
  • Learn snowboard etiquette and safety

With the first day jitters behind you, you’re ready for the lower mountain! At this point you will be comfortable in your ski or snowboard boots, walking around more confidently, able to step into your bindings with relative ease. Days 2-4 will focus on getting to the point where you can start to glide down the gentle slope, making easy turns in both directions, coming to a slow stop whenever you decide to.  They will also teach you how to safely ride the T-Bar lifts, opening up a whole new world to test your growing skillset.  By the end of Day 4, you will be confident on beginner (green) and intermediate (blue) trails, making turns left and right, in control, slowing or stopping whenever you like. 

Skiing

  • Learn how to control your speed better
  • Learn how to turn left and right, varying the size of these turns
  • Learn how to match your skis in a parallel position at the end of each turn
  • Learn how to get on and off the T-bar lift
  • Learn how to avoid obstacles
  • Learn ski etiquette and safety

Snowboarding

  • Learn how to control your speed better
  • Learn to use both toe and heel edge of the board to go down the hill safely, while maintaining speed control and stopping 
  • Learn how to link turns 
  • Learn how to get on and off the T-bar lift
  • Learn how to avoid obstacles
  • Learn snowboard etiquette and safety

Step FREE

Congratulations, you’ve Learned to Turn at Pass Powderkeg! It’s time to hit the slopes and #ExplorePPK! As you have graduated from the program, you have earned a FREE Season Pass valid for the remainder of the season! To redeem, simply stop by our ticket office and we will get you on your way.

You are also eligible for 50% off a Season Equipment Rental and 25% off for next year’s Season Pass.

  • Lessons can be booked up to 1 month in advance, but no later than 24 hours in advance. Walk ups may be accommodated if space is available.
  • Both skiing and snowboarding may have limited sessions due to instructor availability. Please pre-book.
  • Once you have started the Learn to Turn program, you will not be able to switch from skiing to snowboarding or vice versa.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson to fit rental equipment.
  • You will be contacted by email prior to your session with additional information.
  • Cancellations are eligible for a refund only if done 48 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson. Weather or extenuating circumstances may allow you to be eligible for a re-schedule or refund, at manager’s discretion.
  • No-shows will not be eligible for refund.
  • Lessons can be booked up to 1 month in advance, but no later than 24 hours in advance. Walk ups may be accommodated if space is available.
  • Snowboarding may have limited sessions due to instructor availability.  Please pre-book.
  • Once you have started the Learn to Turn program, you will not be able to switch from skiing to snowboarding or vice versa.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson to fit rental equipment.
  • You will be contacted by email prior to your session with additional information.
  • Cancellations are eligible for a refund only if done 48 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson. Weather or extenuating circumstances may allow you to be eligible for a re-schedule or refund, at manager’s discretion.
  • No-shows will not be eligible for refund.

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