Skier Ability Levels

Level 1
Never-ever (No Prior skiing experience)

Level 2
Can put on and take off their equipment and move around the flats (able to duck walk). They are comfortable gliding and stopping on the Bunny hill (Half way up+). Can sometimes make simple direction changes (step turns) when sliding. Confidently able to ride the handle tow.

Level 3
Comfortable gliding and making turns from top of the bunny hill. Occasionally able to make parallel turns on bunny or cross over. Comfortable with crossover.

Level 4
Able to comfortably ski groomed blue squares. Comfortably able to ride the chairlift . Can confidently link wedge turns on all blue squares.

Level 5
Able to comfortably link mostly wedge christie turns of varying sizes, controlling their speed in most situations (Blue squares). When faced with difficult terrain may resorts back to wedge turns. Able to use parallel turns on the flats.

Level 6
Comfortable ably to use mostly parallel turns on all blue squares confidently controlling their speed  and stopping without wedge. Able to ski the chute but may resorts back to wedge christies . Beginning to use poles.

Level 7
Comfortably and confidently able to ski all black diamonds with only parallel turns, using poles properly. 

Lessons

Weekend lessons for ages 4 to 94. You'll receive a 1 1/2 hour long lesson and your area pass which is valid for 4 hours.  Weekend lessons are held on Saturdays or Sundays at 9:30, 11:30 or 1:30.

Arctic Circle for all children ages 4 and 5 and for 6 year olds who have never been on skis. Arctic Circle class sizes are smaller with a 4:1 ratio, giving children the extra attention needed.

Mountain Side for children 6 years of age with prior experience and children older with or without experience.

Print your application or ​​sign-up online.

**NEW** 

Mid Day Home School Lessons for children ages 8 and up. Lessons are 1 hour long and your area pass is valid until 9pm. Lessons are held Wednesdays at 1:30pm.

Sign-up online.


Please refer to our guidelines when selecting your skill level.  We will also  consider placements according to last years ending skills.

Skill Levels are listed below.


Ladies Only class is offered Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm and taught by our very own SnowSport Director, Dana Walton. Dana has over 16 years experience, her Level 1 and Level 2 certification and in 2016 she earned her Child's Specialist certification.

Print your application or sign-up online.


Adult Lessons are offered on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, and includes a one hour lesson and your area pass, which is valid until 8:00 pm.

Print your application or sign-up online.

Private Lessons are available by 

appointment, please call 518-381-4700 for availability.  

$95 AS Package / $59 AS Lesson only

$105 WE Package / $62 WE Lesson only



​Packages include lesson, ticket and rentals.



Walk-in group lessons are 1 hour in length and are available at the following times:​

Tues. - Fri.
Neverevers only at 4:00pm
Prior Experience at 6:00pm
$70 AS Package / $29 AS Lesson only

Weekends
Neverevers at 10am and 2pm
​Prior Expererience at 3pm

​$75 WE Package / $32 WE Lesson only


There must be at least 3 students in a class in order for us to hold a group lesson.  We reserve the right to cancel any lesson at any time.

Maple Ski Ridge, Inc.  2725 Mariaville Road,  Schenectady, NY  12306    518-381-4700   mapleskiridge@msn.com

Photo Credits;  Family and Friends of Maple Ski Ridge, Inc.

After school lessons for children in grade 3 and up.  Lessons are 1 hour long and your area pass is valid until 8pm.  Lessons are held: Tuesday                4:30, 5:30

Wednesday   3:30, 4:30, 5:30

Thursday               4:30, 5:30

Friday                   4:30, 5:30   

Your lessons with be on the same day and time every week.

Print your application or sign-up online.

Payment dates to remember:

Early payment discounts until:

October 31st, 2017. 

December 15th, 2017.


​A Late registration fee will be applied to any purchase made on or after January 1, 2018.