Contact our Snow Sports Staff

extension 119
(Contact the main office at ext. 110 April-November)

Starting January 1st All lesson participants must complete our snow sports release of liability waiver in order to partake in lessons (participants under 18 must have parent or guardian sign).

Waivers are available when purchasing a lesson or to save time you can download the waiver HERE.

Beginners Guide/ Lesson FAQ 
Snow Sports

Snow Sports Director - Peter Johnston

I have been a professional ski instructor since 1996.  Currently I am certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) level two and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) level one, and have obtained my Children's Specialist level one certification.  
This season will be my second year as Director of Snow Sports. Last season brought many challenges to our snow sports school. We started using a new computer system to better track lessons and students. New programs were implemented with great success, with more new options to come! Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports will have a new look this season with new staff jackets, look for us on the trails!
Assistant Snow Sports Director - Patti Davis
We would like to introduce our Assistant Snow Sports Director Patti Davis. Patti is certified by PSIA level one and Children's Specialist level one. She was instrumental in securing a grant and instructor training to start our new Adaptive program at Yawgoo last season. Patti also directed the overhaul of the kinderschuss program. You may have also seen her at the snow sports desk last season.
Technical Director & Lead Staff Trainer - Patty Harrington
  Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports has the privilege to have Patty Harrington as our technical director and lead staff trainer. Patty has been involved in teaching skiing since 1974, becoming a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America in 1978. She is a level 3 alpine ski instructor, a level 1 telemark instructor and a level 2 children's specialist.
In 1995 she joined the Attitash Snow Sports School, earning several recognitions including 1998 Attitash Ski Pro of the Year, 1998 skiing Magazine's Top 100 Ski Teachers in North America and 1999 Attitash Adult Ski Pro of the Year. In addition to serving at Yawgoo Valley, Patty

Yawgoo Valley Snow sports is your local source for quality ski and snow board lessons. We are a member school of both the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Many of our 140 staff instructors hold upper level certifications from PSIA and AASI, so you get the same quality lessons as you would at the bigger mountains. 
We offer multi-day programs for students from ages 2 1/2 through adult. The goal of each student or group may vary, but the overall goal of our program is to foster a love of skiing and snowboarding and to show kids and families ways to stay active in the winter months.

Starting January 1st, 2015 - all lesson participants will need to sign a snow sports release waiver.

Waivers are available when you purchase a group or private lesson at the ticket window or you may download it prior to your arrival to save time HERE.

Congratulations to the Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports School!
We have received a 2014 "Access for all Abilities" mini grant from the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College. Yawgoo Valley Snow Sports School will use the grant to provide training for ten adaptive snow sports instructors trained by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). These instructors will be available for PRIVATE lessons for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to provide a fun and recreational activity for people with disabilities to enjoy with the general public.