A Lesson with a child and backs turned

Thank you for a great Season! See the details and rates for the 2023-24 program below and stay tuned for next season!

Mountain Adventure Class Lessons for Ages 4-12

Let us teach your child to ski or snowboard so they can join you later for family fun on the slopes!

Mountain Adventure youth lessons offer morning and afternoon class options on Saturday, Sunday, and daily during holiday periods*. These 2-hour lessons are for first-time, novice, and intermediate abilities. All-day lift access for the child is included in lesson pricing- no add-ons or upgrades required!

 

Overview

Mountain Adventure youth lessons meet as classes geared toward the children’s needs and learning styles, with the Li’l Rippers division for ages 4-6 designed exclusively for this active and creative age group. All-day lift access for the child is included in lesson pricing- no add-ons or upgrades are required!

  • Mountain Adventure class lessons are offered:
    • Saturday and Sunday
    • Daily during our holiday periods*: December 25, 2023-January 1, 2024; January 13-15, 2024; and February 17-25, 2024
  • First-time to intermediate abilities are welcome, kids are grouped with others of similar age and ability (see our chart to determine your child’s ability level)
  • The meeting place is in the Mountain Adventure Room, upstairs in the Northwoods Lodge.
    • Morning lessons meet at 9:15am with on-snow instruction from 9:30-11:30am.
    • Afternoon lessons meet at 12:45pm with on-snow instruction from 1-3pm.
  • If you are renting equipment plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your check-in time to be fitted.
  • Advanced reservations are recommended Call (518) 251-4804 or – Reserve Online Now.
  • We also offer daily private lessons for ages 3+ of all ability levels with advanced reservations.

See Reservation Policy

Class Lessons for Kids 2023-2024

Mountain Adventure
2-Hour Class Lessons
Class Lesson
& Ticket
Class Lesson
& Ticket
with Rentals
Ages 4-6$90
2-hour lesson
& all day ticket
$110
2-hour lesson
& rentals
Ages 7-12$80
2-hour lesson
& all day ticket
($65 Junior passholder rate)
$112
2-hour lesson
& all day ticket
with rentals

*Holiday Periods 2023/24
Sunday 12/25/23-Sunday 1/1/24
Saturday 1/13/24-Monday 1/15/24
Saturday 2/17/24-Sunday 2/25/24

New Beginner Lift

We’re upgrading our single Bear Cub Poma Lift to a conveyor-load quad! More than doubling the length of its predecessor, the Bear Cub Quad will reach 1912′ in length and unload onto our Lower Sunway trail, a green circle easiest trail. We will also open up the top of Bear Cub Run to allow direct access to the lift for another run! This quad will make loading easier for first-timers and is ideal for progressing from Bear Cub Run to the Sunway Chair and beyond. On Bear Cub Run, our beginner area, we have two conveyor surface lifts as a great first step! This new lift is the next step for those first learning how to get on a lift. The conveyor load helps new skiers, and riders time their loading correctly.

Diagram for the Bear Cub Quad's placement along Lower Sunway and Bear Cub Run.

That’s not our only improvement for the season, come see the other improvements for 2023-24 and more upcoming projects here!

Reservation Policy

For Day Lessons/Programs (Youth Lessons):

  • All purchases are final. Reservations are non-refundable if canceled within 72 hours of the start date.
  • Reservations canceled more than 72 hours before the start date will be refunded minus a 15% cancellation fee, or you may choose to receive the full value of your reservation credited towards the same Lesson/Program on another day. Credits are valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • Reservations are non-refundable if canceled within 72 hours of the start date. If requested you will receive the full value of your reservation credited towards the same Lesson/Program on another day. Credits are valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • Participant must be within the determined Lesson/Program age range at the start of the Lesson/Program.
  • The Lesson/Program will be voided if the participant arrives late for the reserved start time, and a refund or credit will NOT be issued.

All Lesson/Program participants must electronically sign the 2023/24 Day and Multi-Week Lesson/Program Agreement. If purchasing online, you’ll be presented with the 2023/24 Day and Multi-Week Lesson/Program Agreement prior to checkout. If purchasing over the phone, you should receive an email with a link to electronically sign this document.

You will receive the program check-in time and location in your confirmation email. Programs are in session every day the Snow Sports School is open, regardless of weather conditions. During inclement weather, we will take indoor breaks as necessary.

SnowSports Ability Chart

snowsports ability chart

Don’t forget your helmet, as they are required for all guests ages 17 & under to participate in lessons!

Safety & Policies