After School Programs

President's Week Classes





Weekend programs
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Schenectady Ski School will no longer be offering snowsports learning programs at Maple Ski Ridge. We wish to thank four generations of Capital District families for your support over the past 50 years.

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All our group lessons are designed as managed programs, and scheduled to provide access for all family members.

Weekend Programs

All the weekend group lessons are 1.5 hours in length, and begin on January 4 and 5, 2014. (Saturday: 9:30, 11:30 or 1:30. Sunday: 11:30 or 1:30).

Ages 4-7:

  • Ski Tykes Program
    Beginning at 4 years old, your energetic youngster can learn the movements needed to control skis.
  • Ski Stars Program
    Ideal for the 6 and 7 year olds who have never skied, we offer it the during the same time blocks.
  • Rad Riders program - NEW
    For 5-7 year olds who have never snowboarded. Only 1 class group per session, 6 children per group. First come, first served basis. Children MUST be on junior equipment.
    The Smooth Touch program gives gals from 13 and up the chance to learn the basics and/or refine existing skills in groups led by women instructors.

Ages 8 and above:

While the children are out on the slopes, we also offer lessons for Mom and Dad.

  • Snowboarding - offered during the same time!
  • Excitement for All
    Skiing or snowboarding for beginners, novice, intermediate and up. We do our best to create cohesive age groupings.

After School Programs

If weekends present a difficult time to commit to Snowsports, try the After School Program for your children, beginning January 7th, 2014.

This program is open to children from 1st grade and up. The students arrive at Maple Ski Ridge anytime between 3:00 PM and 4:00PM, Tuesday thru Friday.

Freddie and Christina on the slopesThis is an opportunity for your children to get out in the fresh air with their school friends. The fee includes a 1-hour lesson and the Twilight Area Use Ticket (3:00 PM till 9:00 PM). These lesson groups are slightly larger than those in the Weekend programs.

Schenectady Ski School
56 Oakmont
Niskayuna, New York 12309