Learn to Ski or Snowboard

Nubs Nob Winter Sports SchoolFREE 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 so it is easier to learn chairlift skills.  Our trained lift attendants are there to help every 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

The Winter Sports School’s instructors are specially trained to get you started in a lifetime of fun on the slopes.  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.

Please call Ski School direct at 231-526-2300 for details.

All Day Program: $75 – Daily at 9:00 a.m.

Group Lesson Package Includes:

    • Ski or snowboard equipment full day rental
    • 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 the same day a lesson is taken
    • Ages 8 and up only


Half Day or Night Program: $50 – 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 purchase of an all area lift ticket for the remaining day or night a lesson is taken
    • Ages 8 and up only

Reservation required: To reserve your spot, call 231-526-2300. All changes to reservations must be received 24 hours before lesson begins to avoid being charged.  Individuals may only take advantage of the Learn to Ski Program one time.


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