The Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School is one of the best in the business. Whether you're a first timer, an expert, or the parent of kids raring to hit the slopes, take a turn or two with us. Our experienced staff is ready to help you take your skiing or riding to the next level and get the most from your time on the hill. Program and package options include:
- Learn to Ski & Ride Packages
- Group Clinics & Packages
- One-Day Green Terrain Package
- Private Clinics
- Adult Seasonal Programs
- Bring a Friend, Earn a Free Lift Ticket!
- Season Passholders' Introduce A Friend
Adult & Young Adult Day Programs
The Perfect Turn Ski & Snowboard School offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the country to introduce first-timers to skiing or snowboarding. All programs start in the Sprint Discovery Center at South Ridge Base Lodge--an entire facility designed and dedicated to making your experience easy. Includes equipment, clinic, and limited-access lift ticket.*
One-Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package
Learn to Ski & Ride Packages (ages 15+) are three- to -four-hour clinics designed for first-time skiers and snowboarders. Your coach will walk you through every step from arrival to your on-snow experience. And once you're outside, you'll discover a wide, gentle learning area with a surface lift that makes learning to ski or snowboard fun. $80
Three-Day Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package
Our Three-Day Package (ages 15+) will guide you through your first three days on the hill and most effective way to learn to ski or snowboard, guaranteeing you will reach a comfort level in riding the lift and skiing or snowboarding on Green terrain. The first day is our First Experience package, then days two and three consist of 90-minute beginner group clinics. The Three-Day package includes equipment rental, clinics and limited-access lift tickets* for each day. This package may be used on non-consecutive days at Sunday River or Sugarloaf and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. $180
Group Clinics (ages 15+) are offered for skiers and riders with ability levels ranging from Green to Black terrain. This program is created for participants who already have a ticket and equipment and are just interested in improving their on-snow experience.
Group clinics are divided into three levels:
Green clinics are for beginning abilities and will build your confidence and skills on Green terrain as you learn to smoothly link turns and control your speed.
Blue clinics are designed to introduce you to intermediate Blue terrain. Focus is on development of early weight transfer and a more efficient parallel turn. A specialty Introduction to Bumps clinic is available daily.
Black clinics are for advanced skiers and riders and are designed to bring you to the skill level of the coaches. Focus is on creating a smoother, quicker turn entry and making your lower body active while quieting your upper body.
For Green terrain skiers and riders who are still working on the basics. Package includes a 90-minute Group Clinic, equipment rental, and limited-access lift ticket*. Rental equipment may be picked up at any rental shop, and clinics meet at the Perfect Turn Hut located slopeside in front of the South Ridge Base Lodge.
|(1) 90-Minute Group Clinic||$35||10:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.|
|(2) 90-Minute Group Clinics, same day||$50||10:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.|
|Six-Pack of Adult Clinics||$175||Six group clinics throughout the season|
|One-Day Green Terrain Package||$95||10:30 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.|
*Limited-access lift ticket includes the Sundance Surface Lift, South Ridge Express, North Peak Express and the Chondola, which covers the majority of Sunday River's Green terrain.
If you would like to accelerate your learning process in alpine skiing, telemark skiing, snowboarding or race training skills; one-on-one instruction is the way to go. Private clinics are available for all ages and abilities for both skiers and riders. We would be happy to arrange a clinic with an instructor of your choice upon request. Advanced reservations are required. Please call the Perfect Turn desk at 207-824-5080 for availability and scheduling.
|Session Length||First Person|
before 10 a.m. or after 1 p.m.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
|Each Additional Person|
Peak Performance Club
The Peak Performance Club is a weekend ski group led by PSIA-certified coaches. This group is a great way to improve your skiing, meet other skiers, and explore Sunday River's terrain while matching your learning pace. Full program participants also receive 20 percent savings on Private Clinics and unlimited access to Adult Group Clinics on a space-available basis. The Program meets at the North Peak Lodge on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. for a two-hour clinic and 12:30 p.m. for a 90-minute clinic and also on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for a two-hour clinic. A detailed calendar will be provided upon registration.
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|Adult Seasonal Full Program||$600|
|Adult Seasonal Part Time Program (15 Sessions)||$375|
The Primetime Club
Primetime is a social group of Sunday River skiers ages 50+ who meet at 10 a.m. at North Peak Lodge (upper level, right-hand side) Monday through Friday during the ski season. After briefly discussing terrain, closures, and what's best on the mountain, members break up into groups based on skill and social comfort. The goal is for everyone to have the chance to ski with friends. The club also organizes a diverse après ski activity schedule with dinners, pot lucks, wine tastings, theater events, trips to local mountains, and an annual western trip. To learn more visit the Primetime Club website.
The Sunday River Ski Club
The Sunday River Ski Club is an organization for families and individuals who ski and snowboard regularly at Sunday River. Member benefits include merchant discounts, club social events and information about seasonal programs. Families, couples, individuals of all ages are welcome to join, whether you ride/ski competitively or recreationally. Membership fees apply. For more information visit the Sunday River Ski Club website.