Meany Lodge Offers an Array of Ski Lessons

Head to Meany Lodge for downhill, cross country, and back country lessons! Diverse course offerings cater to a variety of skill levels and schedules.
Patti Polinsky Patti Polinsky
Meany Lodge Ski Instructor & Super Volunteer
January 03, 2018

Built in 1938, Meany Lodge is home to a thriving ski community. We provide a family friendly atmosphere similar to the huts in Europe. Our ski school is nationally recognized, and all instructors are Mountaineers who have received formal ski instructor training. Our instructors are volunteers, who want to share their joy of skiing and help you meet your goals.

If you have never skied before, Meany has a beginner area with a groomed slope. It's a great place learn, where you can feel in control on your first skiing adventure. If you have skiing experience, but want to gain more confidence and improve, Meany has a dedicated group of instructors just waiting for you to join them.

The school offers classes for all ages and all abilities. Check out our downhill, lift assisted backcountry, cross country, and a skate skiing options. 

DownHill Ski Lessons

Downhill ski and snowboard lessons  series for all ages are offered every other weekend for four weekends. This series is the most economical and the most flexible option, with make-up lessons offered on alternate weekends. 

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Our beginner and lower intermediate slopes are groomed, while advanced slopes offer the chance to learn to ski untracked snow. Some lessons may have video of the class skiing. 

Drop In Lessons

Offered every weekend, Saturday and Sunday (except Feb 17-18 to Mar 4). Email meanysports@me.com to sign up.

Private Lessons

Offered every weekend both days (except Feb 17-18 to Mar 4). Email meanysports@me.com to sign up. 

Cross Country Ski Lessons

Learn to glide over the snow while cross country skiing or skating on groomed trails.

Cross Country Skate Camp

Learn to skate ski on 14 miles of groomed trails. 

Lift Assisted Backcountry Skiing

This experience is for those looking to improve their backcountry skiing skills. 

Email me, Patti, at meanysports@me.com if you have any questions.

Photos of Meany Lodge

To get more of a feel for Meany Lodge, check out the photos below. We hope to see you soon!

The Lodge, which sleeps 96, has showers and a huge drying room. We provide all meals and snacks. There's bunk space for women, men, and families.


Meany Snow Cat.jpgThe snow cat takes visitors 2.3 miles to Meany Lodge


Meany Main Floor.jpgThe main floor of Meany Lodge.


Bunks at Meany Lodge


Meany Munchkins.jpgThe Munchkin express takes our younger skiers and gear to the Turtle Tow for their lesson.