Known as one of the best beginner mountains in North America, Buttermilk takes the intimidation out of learning to ski or snowboard. Plus, our base area now includes The Hideout — an integrated play-and-learning area for children in ski school ages 2 ½ to 6 years old, which serves as the perfect stepping-stone into the sport for little ones.

But that’s not to say that intermediate and advanced skiers and riders should pass it over. Build your confidence with a group or private lesson onButtermilk's stellar blue and black terrain, such as the beautiful glades and groomers in off the Tiehack Express Lift.

If shredding in the terrain park is your ambition, you've found your mountain. After all, Buttermilk has hosted the ESPN Winter X Games every year since 2002. There simply is no better place to learn and perfect your skills than at Buttermilk’s S3 Park, where our Pros offer the perfect introduction to terrain-park skills. For those skiers and riders who are ready for the bigger rails, boxes and pipes, join one of our Park & Pipe Freestyle-Certified Pros in a private lesson and head to the same terrain park spotlighted on the Winter X Games.



The hideout

Located at the entrance to the Buttermilk base area, The Hideout serves as the check-in and learning area for all kids 6 and under for Private and Group Lessons. Learn more on each lesson’s respective page.

Base of Summit Express Lift

Beginners Magic, Adult Group Lessons and Ages 7-12 Group Lessons meet at the base of the Summit Express Lift. Learn more on each lesson’s respective page.

Bumps Restaurant & Private Lesson Desk

Located at the base between The Hideout and the mountain, you’ll find the entrance to Bumps Restaurant. In front of the restaurant is the Private Lesson Desk, which is the meeting location for all Private Lessons. Learn more on each lesson’s respective page.