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What to Know

First Timer's Guide

Congratulations on your decision to discover the thrill of alpine skiing or snowboarding! This web guide is provided to help your first experience be a great one. By reviewing this information while planning your first visit, you'll arrive at Liberty Mountain well prepared to begin your skiing or snowboarding adventure.

The best way to get started on a lifetime of winter fun!

Our Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package is ONLY $49 from Opening Day thru December 23!

Learn to ski or snowboard with our Learn To Ski & Board Package! After you complete your Learn To lesson, you will be eligible to purchase our Mountain Passport for $49. This will give you your next visit free ($120 value), as well as 40% discounts on lift tickets and rental equipment and FREE lessons for the remainder of the 2015-2016 season!

Learn about our Learn To Package and Mountain Passport below, then continue on through our guide to learn how to dress for a day on the slopes, where to go when you get to the resort, what the equipment is all about and what to expect during your first lesson.

 LSSMlogosmJanuary is Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month.

Our Learn to Ski & Snowboard Package is only $49 on Thursday's in January!

Visit our Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month page to view more special offers just for those trying skiing & snowboarding for the first time!


First Class Learn to Ski and Board Program - especially for First Timers!
(ages 8 and up)

Liberty Mountain introduces more people to skiing and snowboarding than most resorts in the nation. Our First Class Learn to Ski and Snowboard Package and Mountain Passport program is a tried and true method, and we guarantee your success! Forget standing in the ticket lines unsure of what to buy! Our First Class Package is as little as $71, and includes everything you need for your very first day on the slopes, including:

  • An open to close lift ticket good on the First Class Quad and the new Dipsy Quad plus our moving carpet lift - you only pay for lifts you will be able use your first day!
  • Ski or snowboard rental equipment including helmet - featuring men's, women's and kid's specific Burton Snowboard gear!
  • A one-hour class lesson. You'll learn to turn, stop, and ride a lift or your money back, guaranteed!
  • When your lesson is complete, you have the option of purchasing your very own Mountain Passport Card, entitling you to outrageously great deals designed especially with you, the beginner skier or boarder in mind!
  • This offer is available at Liberty, Roundtop or Whitetail for ages 8 and older. For children under age 8, please visit our Children's Learning Center page.

Learn To Ski/Snowboard Program
First Time Skiers or Snowboarders ages 8 & older

Opening Day thru December 23, 2015


~ All Day Lift ticket valid on First Class Quad, Dipsy Quad & Moving Carpet
~ Rental Equipment - Rossignol skis & Dalbello boots or Burton Snowboard gear
~ Guaranteed* beginner class lesson


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First Time Lessons begin on the hour or as groups form - we'll get you started as quickly as we can!

Peak Periods - December 25, 2015- January 3, 2016; January 16-18, 2016; February 13-15, 2016.

Mountain Passport Card - Exclusively for First Timers Ages 8 and over!

Please Note: You may only enjoy the amazing benefits of this program once in your lifetime...if you have had the privilege of owning a Mountain Passport, or being a passholder of any kind, in a previous season, you are not eligible for a Mountain Passport. This applies even if you are changing from skiing to snowboarding or vice versa. Sorry, some things are just too good to do more than once!! Mountain Passport benefits are not valid on any Children's Learning Center products.

You've completed your First Class lesson, now you're ready for your Mountain Passport Card: This is an exclusive beginner's only card loaded with discounts! For only $49*, your Passport Card will entitle you to:

  • A free All Mountain Package, good your very next visit - a $120 value!
  • 40% off all lift and rental equipment each visit for the entire 2015-16 winter season!
  • One FREE class lesson each visit for entire 2015-16 winter season!
  • Coupon for 15% off an accessory purchase in the Liberty Mountain Sports retail shop.
  • * The Mountain Passport is available for $49 when purchased the day the First Class lesson is taken. The Mountain Passport may be purchased for $59 up to two weeks after the First Class lesson was taken. Ask your instructor for details.

At the end of your lesson, your Instructor will tell you where to go to get your Mountain Passport. Our goal is to give you all the tools you need to become a confident skier or snowboarder. A lifetime of winter fun awaits you!

Now, moving on to what you should wear...


Responsibility Code

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Know the Code

Safety is everyone's responsibility! Take a moment to scroll through the following slides and familiarize yourself with proper safety on the slopes.

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  • Always stay in control.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way.
  • Stop in a safe place for you and others.
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  • Whenever starting downhill or merging, look uphill and yield.
  • Use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe signs and warnings, and keep off closed trails.
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  • Know how to use the lifts safely.
  • If you have a collision on the slopes resulting in injury to yourself or another skier, you must stay at the site until Ski Patrol arrives.
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  • DO NOT ski/ride slopes too difficult for your ability.
  • All skiers are responsible for their equipment and belongings; the resort is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen equipment
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Conversion Cup Winner!

We Can Teach You Too!

Liberty Mountain, along with sister resorts Roundtop & Whitetail, proudly accepted the 2010-11 award for the 'Best Program in the Nation for Introducing New Skiers and Snowboarders to the Sports'. We have taught tens of thousands to love our sports - we can teach you too!

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Resort Signs

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Smart Style

The orange oval identifies freestyle terrain and it's difficulty level.  Make sure to to check out each feature before you attempt it!

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Lids on Kids

With the increasing popularity of helmets many parents are considering a helmet for their child.  The National Ski Areas Association, together with the help of many others in the ski industry, has developed this site to help educate parents about putting helmets on their children while they're on the slopes.

Play It Safe

Safety is everyone's responsibility! Take a moment to visit our Play It Safe page and learn more.

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Ski & Snowboard School

Taking a lesson at Liberty? You may hear the terms PSIA or AASI.  These are the national organizations for the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instrcutors.

Trail Signs

All trails are classified using the signs above.  Make sure to check out each trail before you go down. Don't ski or ride above your ability level.

See What Trails are Open