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FREE Beginner Area with FREE chairlift – Another Nub’s Nob 1st!

For decades, Nub’s Nob has led the winter resort industry with a FREE beginner and practice area complete with it’s very own FREE double chairlift and FREE Terrain Park. The 12 acre Big Time slope was the first free area of it’s kind anywhere and has put tens of thousands on “The Midwest’s Best Snow” – FOR FREE!

The first slope open annually, operating every day and night Nub’s Nob is open, the FREE Big Time beginner and practice area is specially designed by our award winning crew to maximize your personal learning curve. Surrounded by our nationally renowned snowmaking machinery, lovingly prepared by some of North America’s best snow groomers, the FREE Big Time slope gives you the best conditions possible for learning or advancing your skills.

Even the FREE double seat chairlift is carefully designed to be slightly slower and a little lower than traditional chairlifts making it so much easier to learn chairlift skills effectively. Our trained lift attendants are there to help every age of skier and snowboarder enjoy their riding time on the FREE double chairlift.

Our beginner area is also equipped with a FREE Terrain Park. This mini park of whoop-de-dos, bumps and jumps even includes a very special low-to-the-ground rail for learning all your terrain park moves. Moms and Dads love it as much as the kids do!

Please join us this winter to learn the lifetime sports of skiing and snowboarding on our FREE slope.

Learn to Ski & Introduction to Snowboard Lesson Packages
Start the sports of a lifetime for as little as $__

The Winter Sports School at Nub’s Nob is an innovative leader in Learn to Ski & Introduction to Snowboard lessons. The Winter Sports Schools instructors are specially trained in getting you started in the sports of a lifetime. All participants in the Learn to Ski & Introduction to Snowboard Packages can practice their new skills FREE for as long as they would like in our FREE beginner area complete with it’s own FREE double chairlift. The packages include lessons and the appropriate rental equipment for ages from 3rd grade through adult.

The best way to learn any winter sport is a private lesson. Please see the Sports School information and rates page for details on how you can sign up for the finest lesson available. All kids 2nd grade and younger need to have the on-on-one attention of a private lesson instructor.

Nub’s Nob Ski Area also offers lesson and rental programs for groups and schools. Please call 1-800-SKI-NUBS, extension 23, for details.

All Day Program: $__ – Daily at 9:00 a.m.

  • Group Lesson Package Includes:
    • Ski or snowboard rental equipment, for use all day
    • 1 1/2 hour group lesson at 9:00 am, register at 8:30 am
    • Free skiing/snowboarding in the Big Time beginner area
    • $10 off purchase of an all area lift ticket for same day lesson is taken
    • Ages 8 years and older only


Half Day or Night Program: $__ – Daily at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

  • Group Lesson Package Includes:
    • 1 1/2 hour group lesson at 2:00 p.m. (check in by 1:30pm) or 5:30pm (check in by 5:00pm) when Nub’s Nob is open for night skiing
    • Ski or snowboard rental equipment, for use through afternoon or all night
    • FREE skiing/snowboarding in the Big Time beginner area
    • $5 off the purchase an all area lift ticket for the remaining day or night lesson is taken.
    • Ages 8 years and older only

Reservation required: To reserve your spot, call 1-800-SKI-NUBS ext. 23. All changes to reservations must be received 24 hours before lesson begins to avoid being charged.

All credit card charges will include a fee of 3%.  Cash accepted, no checks.

So easy and affordable. Offered every day and night we’re open. Register at the Winter Sports School desk by 8:30am, 1:30pm or 5:00pm, located in the Nub’s ski/snowboard rental building. Our rental experts will get you fitted to the right ski or snowboard equipment so you’re ready to go in time for your lesson. After your 1 1/2 hour session, you are free to ski Big Time until Nub’s Nob Ski Area closes.


Multi day and night private lesson plans are also available. Lessons do not include all-area lift ticket. Learn to ski or Intro to Snowboard lesson packages do include 1/2 day or night ski or snowboard rental equipment and FREE skiing/snowboarding in the BigTime beginners area.

For all kids 2nd grade and younger and for private lesson details for all ages, please click on Lesson Information and Rates.


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