Ontario snow sports enthusiasts that want to either brush up on skiing and snowboarding techniques or learn a new sport should check out the wide array of lesson programs at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.

Moonstone, one of the province's busiest winter resorts, has a full slate of teaching programs for children and adults that cover all aspects of skiing and snowboarding.  There's even one for aspiring teaching professionals, where you work along with seasoned pros in development of kid's programs.  All programs are eight weeks long, and range in cost from CAN $320 ($317.10 US) to CAN $800 (792.78 $US) for the four-hour Ridge and Slope Racer Programs.

Don't wait long if you are interested in signing up for one of the lesson programs. Registration deadline is Dec. 28 and lessons start Jan 8.  Follow the link below to check them out and registration forms.

It's a great way to get young skiers and snowboarders started in a lifelong sport with the right foundation.  Children as young as three can start in the Ski Hearts, which is designed for kids 3-5. Beginner programs for snowboarders start at eight years old. Programs for all terrain intermediate and advanced skiers and riders are available for 8-12, and young free skiers 8-16. Adult ski programs start at 18.

The Assistant Pro program, designed to groom future ski and snowboard professionals is available for ages 15 and up.

Don't want to commit to a multi-week program? Discover Ski and Snowboard Packages are CAN $67 ($66.40 US) daily and include a beginner lift ticket, group lesson and rentals.  Lesson times are provided at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 or 2 p.m.

Moonstone offers a 550-foot vertical drop, 40 runs with a nice mix of difficulty, two super pipes, and two terrain parks. Both the resort's parks and pipe were ranked among the top five along the North American East Coast this year in Transworld Snowboarding magazine.

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