PSIAAAIS

 

At Kissing Bridge, our SnowSports School instructors bring a wealth of skiing and snowboard knowledge, as well as their passion for the sport, to each and every lesson they teach.  Our instructional staff is well trained and inspired to provide you and your family a friendly environment for group, private and children’s lessons.  Most members of the SnowSports School staff are certified members of PSIA-E (Professional Ski Instructors of America) and AASI (American Association of Snowboard Instructors). Whether this is your “First Time” or “an advance snow sport”, our instructors are ready to meet your individual needs in a Safe, FUN and nurturing environment.

Chair Lift Height Requirement for lessons:  participants must at minimum 48″ tall to ride the chair lift in a lesson.

First Time Learn to Ski or Snowboard Introductory Package

Designed for the true “First Time” skier or snowboarder, our caring and professional instructors will introduce you to your WNY skiing or riding experience!

Package includes:

  • 90 minute group lesson. Pre-reservation not required. (Children must be 8 years or older and at minimum of 48″ tall to participate.)
  • All-Day Beginner Hill lift ticket
  • $30
  • For First Time Lesson times and additional Group Lesson Information, please see our Group Lesson Information & Schedule below.
  • Does not include rentals – rental equipment is $15 through Snowflake rental shop.
  • ALL LESSONS REQUIRE ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

KB 1-2-3 Beginner Package

Kissing Bridge’s best value beginner packages.

You choose the day and time! KB 1-2-3 program is designed to get you more time on the snow to learn your new sport.  Our instructors will work with you as you learn a variety of different skills and terrain while progressing from initial introductory lessons to “seasoned” intermediate classes.

For $125, this package includes:

  • 3 times out to Kissing Bridge – You choose the day and time!
  • 3 group lessons (Children must be 8 years or older and at minimum of 48″ tall to participate.)
  • 1st time out, receive a Beginner Slope lift ticket
  • 2nd & 3rd time out, receive and all area lift ticket
  • Customer must choose skiing or snowboarding for all three times out.
  • For KB 1-2-3 lesson times and additional Group Lesson Information, please see our Group Lesson Information & Schedule below.
  • ALL LESSONS REQUIRE ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

Group Lessons

*Group lessons begin when KB opens for the season
*Group night lessons end Saturday, February 27, 2021
*Group lessons end Sunday, February 28, 2021

Whether you want to continue working on your new skills or tune up your old skills, our instructors are ready to help!

  • For skiers and snowboarders. (For students 8 years or older and at minimum of 48″ tall to participate.)
  • Groups are created based on students skill levels, from Novice to Advanced.
  • Lift ticket and rental equipment are not included. Options available to “bundle” a lift ticket.
  • One-hour group lesson: $30 (Pre-reservation not required)
  • 5x Transferable Group Lesson Card: $130
  • ALL LESSONS REQUIRE ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS
  • For Group Lesson times and additional Group Lesson Information, please see our Group Lesson Information & Schedule below.
  • All lessons end on Sunday February 28, 2021.

“Free” lessons for Season Pass, 10 pack, & E-Card holders

A number of our multiple day / season pass programs include lessons as a part of their package.

  • Free lessons start when KB opens for the season and end Sunday February 28th, 2021 (For students 8 years or older and at minimum of 48″ tall to participate.)
  • Rental equipment is not included in these packages.
  • For Lesson times and additional Lesson Information, please see our Group Lesson Information & Schedule below.
  • Free lessons end Sunday February 28, 2021
  • ALL LESSONS REQUIRE ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

Group Lesson Information & Schedule

All lessons must be scheduled on line, no walk ins at this time.

Group Lessons are held in our Central Ski Area for students of all abilities age (Children must be 8 years or older and at minimum of 48″ tall to participate.)

All of our seasoned instructors are available at the following times to help you master that new skills.

Thursday – Friday Saturday & Sunday
11:00 am 11:00 am
1:00 pm 1:00 pm
3:00 pm
5:00 pm (Saturday Only)
7:00 pm
  • Weekday Group Lessons begin on opening day.
  • Student “Ski Club” group lessons begin January 7, 2021
  • Group lessons begin when KB opens for the season and end Sunday February 28, 2021
  • Group night lessons end Saturday February 27, 2021
  • Group Lessons do not include Rental Equipment.
  • Monday Holiday’s (January 18 2021 and February 15, 2021) Lesson Times- 11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • ALL LESSONS REQUIRE ONLINE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENTS

The KB Family Experience!

Family “FUN” Adventure

A “First Time” package for parents and their children to learn to ski or snowboard together as a family.  This session includes a 90 minute family coaching session and beginner lift hill tickets for 2 parents (adults) and 2 children.  Everyone in the group must choose the same discipline, skiing or snowboarding.  A “family focused” instructor will be assigned to work with your group, however, the lesson content will be adjusted to the youngest member in your group.  After the coaching session, your instructor will offer “tips” to parents as to how to continue coaching their children on the slopes. Does not include rentals – rental equipment is $15 through Snowflake rental shop.

$225.00 per family group

“Family Fun Mountain Adventure”

The Family Fun Mountain Adventure at KB is for the family of four who wants an intermediate/advanced ski or snowboard lesson together. This lesson includes a 90 minute family coaching session for 2 adults (parents) and 2 children. Everyone in the group must choose the same discipline, skiing or snowboarding.  A family friendly instructor will  work with your family to insure a personal experience exploring KB’s slopes, experiencing everything from moguls, beginner terrain parks, glades and ripping carved turns.
$295.00 per family group

To schedule your “KB Family Experience” coaching session at the most convenient time for your family, please call the SnowSports School at 716-592-4963 ext. 2230 or 2231. Lessons must be paid at time of registration. No refunds.

Private Lessons

Whether it’s your first time or you already know KB’s terrain better than anyone else, our experienced KB instructors will help you gain the abilities and confidence to reach your snow sports goals. Our expert KB instructors will tailor your specific needs into fantastic experiences from learning or mastering the basics, to experiencing the fun of our varied terrain of parks, bumps and steeps. You will learn from our nationally certified instructors. When you opt for a private lesson option, like the Family Fun Experience or the Family Mountain Adventure, these specialized lessons go well beyond the basics with a personal KB touch. Consider a private lesson today-a lifetime of skiing and riding fun is waiting for you!

You can also request a specific instructor for your private lesson or we will select an instructor who best suits your needs and goals.  If you would like another person to join your lesson, this is also an option; we only ask that this person be of similar ability and discipline as you.

90 minute Private Lesson: $145- Add one additional person of the same ability:  $125 (Limit one)

  • We offer specialized private lessons for Telemark, Terrain Park, bumps, and gates for skiers and snowboarders.
  • Private lessons are offered daily (dependent on instructor availability) at the Central Area.
  • Lift ticket and rental equipment are not included. Options are available to “bundle” rental equipment and lift ticket.
  • 5x Transferable 90 minute Private Lesson card: $575- Add one additional person of the same ability:  $100 per lesson (Limited to one additional student)
  • Students must be 8 years old or older for 90 minute Private Lessons.

For children up to the age of ten, we offer 1-hour lessons taught by our children’s coaches.

  • 1-hour children’s private lessons are offered at 12:00pm and 3:00 pm on weekends only.
  • 1 hour Children’s private (3 yrs – 10 yrs.): $100
  • 5x Transferable 1-hour Children’s Private Lesson card: $450
  • No additional students per lesson

To schedule your private lesson call the SnowSports School at 716-592-4963 ext. 2230. Lessons must be paid at time of registration. No refunds.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Available in our Central Ski Area Only, our Children’s Coaches provide your child time-tested and progressive lessons, from “Never Ever” to Advanced Mountain in a Safe, FUN and Energetic environment.  Many of our Children’s Instructors hold Children’s Specialist credentials from PSIA-E and AASI.  All of them have the special passion for teaching children, understand your child’s needs and foster and challenge their skills development through games and FUN on the slopes.

For more information on our Children’s Programs, please visit our Children’s Program page.

KB Holiday Lesson Schedules

Martin Luther King Day – Monday Special Hours
Group lessons:  11am, 1pm, 3pm
KB Cruisers – 10am-11:30am, 12pm-1:30pm, 2pm-3:30pm
President’s Day – Monday Special Hours
Group lessons:  11am, 1pm, 3pm
KB Cruisers – 10am-11:30am, 12pm-1:30pm, 2pm-3:30pm
Helpful Tips

We suggest you arrive one hour before your lesson to give you reasonable time to register for your lesson, move through the rental shop if needed or to dress accordingly for the weather

First Timers
Upon arrival at the area, take a minute to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter!

  • Register for your chosen lesson time at the Central Area Ticket Center or at the Learning Center at the Central Area.  (First Timers should register at the Learning Center)
  • You will be given vouchers for your lesson, rental equipment and a lift ticket.
  • Proceed to the rental shop to get sized for either ski or snowboard equipment.
  • Take a few minutes for a bathroom break and to dress for outside weather.
  • Proceed to the lesson area in front of the main lodges and wait in front of the “First Time” sign.
  • Smile and get ready to enjoy WNY winters!

Dress for Winter!
Temperatures vary at different times of the day or when riding the lifts.  Most likely, you will be outside longer that you normally are!

  • Wear layers of clothing, so you can add or remove layers as the temperature changes – if possible choose non-cotton clothing. Several manufacturers now offer “wicking” type of clothing that helps drawmoisture away from your skin, so you can stay warmer – longer!
  • Warm hat or helmet
  • Neck warmer to protect your face from the wind!
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/lip protection
  • Warm, dry wool or poly-pro socks – one pair is generally all you need!
  • Wait until you are ready to go for your lesson or to the lifts before you finish dressing!  No need to overheat inside the lodge!

Equipment
Our on-site rental shops offer the most up-to-date equipment for children and adults.  Rental shops are located at the Central Area only.

  • Avoid stepping on wet ground as you try on ski or snowboard boots for proper sizing!
  • Try to pull your jeans or other pants legs out of the top cuff of your ski or snowboard boots, so you can utilize all of the adjustment buckles and straps for a better fit!
  • Once you leave the rental shop, stand your skis or snowboard against one of the racks, so the skis or board can cool down – helps avoid snow from sticking to the bottoms!
  • Rental skis and snowboards look alike, try to remember the number written on your equipment – the equipment was sized and adjusted for you!

If you forget something or want “something new” stop into the SnowFlake/245 Ski and Snowboard Shop located at the Central Area. (All New Children’s Ski & Snowboard Equipment Available!)

Demo equipment now available at the Rental Shop in Central!

Start typing and press Enter to search