Frequently Asked Questions

Here's several questions we hear pretty often about our services, about lessons and instruction in general, and more. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Group lessons are offered both day and night at 10:00am, 11:15am, 2:00pm, 6:15pm, and 7:30pm. Private lessons are offered throughout the day.

The French Swiss Ski College believes that learning is more effective in small groups, never more than 10, and usually less. For Burton LTR—anyone renting Burton LTR snowboard equipment from Appalachian Ski Mtn. can purchase a group lesson with a low 4:1 student to instructor ratio.


Private lessons provide the most accelerated path to improvement. If you want to make a leap ahead in your proficiency, a private lesson is the fastest way to improve your skills so that you can better enjoy your time on the slopes.

Yes, entry level terrain park instruction is available by appointment. Please call (828) 295-9311

We recommend it. Helmets are provided for all SKIWee and Cruiser Camp participants. The 2009/10 NSAA National Demographic Study revealed that nationwide, 76% of children age 14 and under used helmets last winter. Given that a ski lesson is designed to expand your child’s skill level, helmets are a good idea. Children taking group or private lessons may rent a helmet for as little as $3 a day.