For individuals & families

Small classes of 6 persons or less, grouped by similar ability in a fun, supportive and social atmosphere. Group Lessons are for beginner or first-time skiers and snowboarders only. Group Lessons are taught on beginner terrain and do not go on chairlifts. Lessons should be booked online in advance HERE. A very limited number of lessons may be available the day of based on staff availability. Ages 6 and up.

Choose a Level:


Those who have never skied/snowboarded before. Become familiar with equipment, learn balance, sliding, getting up and stopping on the easiest terrain.

1-HOUR GROUP LESSONS  $30 per person
*Gratuity Not Included*

LESSON TIMES: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm


You have skied/snowboarded before and need help turning and stopping on beginner terrain. Develop confidence and improve control by learning to link turns on easiest terrain, and make the transition to the chairlifts.


App Ski Mtn. was the first ski resort in North Carolina and the first ski resort south of Snowshoe, WV to be named as an official Burton Learn To Ride Center.


AGES: 8 and Up

This is where the fun begins!  You can ride the chairlift, make some turns and stop but you do not feel confident. Receive personalized attention and individual feedback in a small group setting. Take on new challenges. Try fun drills and exercises that will help you maximize your time on the hill.

Coaches will focus on your personal goals:

  • Fall less & have more fun!
  • Increase your confidence and level of efficiency
  • Eliminate thigh burn
  • Prepare to ski or ride at bigger areas
  • Keep up with your friends or family
  • Common goals for skiers: Wedge to parallel turns, pole use, developing rhythm & turn shape
  • Common goals for snowboarders: Toe & heel turns and getting comfortable with linked turns in control

1-HOUR WORKSHOP — $35 per person
*Gratuity Not Included*

2023-24 DATES OFFERED: 12/6, 12/14, 1/4, 1/24, 1/25, 1/31, 2/1, 2/7, 2/8, 2/21, 2/22, 2/29, 3/1, 3/7, 3/8, 3/14, 3/15


Our professional snow-loving instructors at the French-Swiss Ski College can’t wait to share their knowledge and love of the mountain with you.


There is no better way to improve than to receive personalized instruction and individual feedback. For all ages and abilities. 
A family may book private lessons together, but instruction and terrain selection will be based on the person of lowest ability.

1-HOUR LESSON — $70 per person
— $35
*Gratuity Not Included*

LESSON TIMES: 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm

Ultimate Private

THREE is the magic number!  Take three private lessons over 1 – 3 consecutive days and you will have a skill for life.

THREE 1-HOUR LESSONS — $200 per person
*Gratuity Not Included*


Skiwee and Cruiser Camp programs are designed to teach beginning skiers and snowboarders. These are instruction and play programs for skiers age 4-10 and snowboarders ages 7-12.

For more information, visit Children’s Programs


The joy of skiing really starts when you can turn and ski in control on intermediate terrain. Guidance and coaching from a trained professional instructor makes the goal much easier to accomplish. For the average person, it takes 3 times to be comfortable and in control on the more difficult terrain. Taking a series of 3 lessons will give you a skill for life. Trained instructors accelerate the learning process- you’ll learn faster than if you try to teach yourself or with the assistance of well-meaning friends.

SMALL-GROUP: Ages 6 and up. Group lessons offer the opportunity to improve with skiers or snowboarders of similar ability in a fun, supportive and social atmosphere. Sign up for more than one and improve faster. These are small classes, with never more than 6 people in a group. Conveyor lifts only

PRIVATE: Skiing or snowboarding one on one with a private instructor is the most productive way to learn the sport. Time is spent progressing at your pace, tailored exclusively to address your specific needs. Private and semi-private lessons can be arranged at any of the times listed. Any Terrain. Lessons must be all skiers or all snowboarders

ULTIMATE PRIVATE: Looking for a big improvement in a few short hours? Meet with your personal instructor for a skill evaluation, determine your objectives and develop a three-lesson plan to reach your goals.