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Shawnee Peak offers a professional staff trained to standards set forth by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Our instructors take pride in their passion for sharing snow-sports by participating in skill-building clinics and attaining certifications as Professional Instructors.

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Children’s Group Clinics

Shawnee Peak is a place where children grow up skiing and snowboarding! Our trained specialists are equipped with the latest educational and developmental techniques and methodologies geared for the success of your child.

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Adult Group Clinics

Shawnee Peak is THE place to learn to ski and ride with family and friends. We offer a safe, exciting environment with lift accessed beginner terrain. Our two-hour lessons, led by professionally trained instructors, will have you sliding with confidence and control.

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Private Clinics

Whether looking to get a head start in the learning process or hone in on advanced skills, private clinics offer the individualized attention you’re looking for.  We cater to all ages and ability levels, offering one-to-one instruction for skiers and snowboarders. Semi-private lessons (up to 4 people per instructor) are also available!

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Rental Equipment

Our Rental Shop (located on the lower level of the base lodge) is open every day of the season half an hour before the lift turns through to half an hour after the lifts stop. All rental payments must be made at the ticket booth or the SnowSports Ski School Desk prior to arriving at the rental department.

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Why take a lesson from a PRO?

The Eastern Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA-E) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) is the largest of the nine divisions that make up the American Snowsports Education Association (ASEA, the national umbrella organizations of PSIA and AASI).

Shawnee Peak is a registered member of PSIA & AASI.  By taking a lesson with a certified school, you can be sure that your coaches are trained to the highest standard of Snowsport instruction.

This training includes new techniques and methods for making your time on the slopes as enjoyable as possible.

 

Burton Learn to Ride Center

Shawnee Peak is a Burton Learn to Ride Center. We meet specific learning standards set forth by Burton to make sure your snowboarding experience is great. Our rental shop offers Burton L2R snowboard rentals. This specialized gear is engineered for beginners to make your experience easier when learning how to ride. Our staff has been trained in the latest methods developed by Burton’s pros.

Eastern Division

What Level am I?

In order to best prepare for your lesson it is helpful to know what level of skier or snowborder you are so we can place you in an appropriate group.  Lets find out what level you are…..

Level 1
You will learn to walk, climb, turn and stop.
Level 2
You can walk, climb, turn and stop. You will learn to control speed and direction.
Level 3
You can control speed and direction. You will learn to control speed with skidded turns.
Level 4
You can control speed with skidded turns. You will learn to vary turn shapes using a narrow wedge or parallel position.
Level 5
You can vary turn shapes using a narrow wedge or parallel position. You will learn to ski parallel with pole usage.
Level 6
You can ski parallel with pole usage. You will learn to make long and short turns and explore easy bumps.
Level 7
You can ski long and short turns and easy bumps. You will learn to ski all terrain in all conditions.
Level 1
You will learn to skate, climb, sideslip and traverse.
Level 2
You can skate, climb, sideslip and traverse. You will learn toe-and-heel side turns.
Level 3
You can do toe-and-heel side turns. You will learn to control speed through linked toe-and-heel side skidded turns.
Level 4
You can control speed through linked toe-and-heel side skidded turns. You will learn flexion and extension movements.
Level 5
You can vary turn shape and control speed. You will learn to carve toe-and-heel and ride switch.
Level 6
You can carve toe-and-heel and ride switch. You will learn to make long and short turns, explore easy bumps and park and pipe elements.
Level 7
You can make long and short turns, ride easy bumps and easy park elements. You will learn to ride all terrain and difficult park and pipe elements

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