Lessons for Children Ages 4+
Skiing and snowboarding are all about having fun! That is why we have a great staff of Snow Pros whose focus is to help your children have fun on the slopes. Whether they are new to the sport or are experienced skiers/snowboarders, we have trained instructors who can take any child to the next level.
Check out all the options we have for you and stop by the Snow Sports School Office to learn more and schedule a lesson today!
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Children's Daily Lessons
Daily lessons are offered to kids ages 4-12 years old at the top of every hour, starting at 10:00 AM and last 50 minutes. Lessons are subject to instructor availability. If you are interested in scheduling freestyle (terrain park) or race lessons, please email email@example.com or call us at 812-537-3754 to discuss.
To help get kids moving in the right direction (which is typically downhill!), select the appropriate skill level below based on how you would identify them:
Discover Snow Sports Self-Guided Area
A self-guided, self-paced beginner area designed to help get you moving in the right direction – downhill and in control.
Work through the different stations as many times as you want. We’ll even have a few instructors available for questions and learning tips.
The Discovery Area is available to anyone with a lift ticket purchase. Please make sure you have proper ski/board equipment when in the Discovery Area.
Beginner Group Lessons
Ages 4 – 12: $20 per 50-minute lesson
Ages 13+: $10 per 50-minute lesson
If you’re totally new to the sport, we offer introductory lessons that will introduce you to all the basics of equipment use, moving, and sliding.
Once you arrive, add on a beginner lesson to your lift ticket and rental purchase. This lesson can be purchased at any of our ticket windows.
Next Step Group Lessons
Ages 4 – 12: $40 per 50-minute lesson
Ages 13+: $20 per 50-minute lesson
If you’ve been skiing or snowboarding a few times before, or it’s been a few years since your last visit, we offer a “next step” lesson to help you refresh and improve your beginner skills. We’ll help you discover linking and changing the size of your turns.
If everyone in the group can make round turns and stop on the beginner slopes, you will learn how to get on, ride and get off of the chair lift which takes you up to “Broadway”.
The Next Step Lesson can be purchased at the Snow Sports School Desk in the West Lodge.
Rent An Instructor/Private Lessons
Ages 4 years old and up - $80 per 50-minute lesson
For those students who prefer a more individualized lesson with one of our Snow Pros, we offer our “Rent An Instructor” Lesson. This format allows you and your group to work with one of our professionally skilled Snow Pros in order to focus on your individual or group goals.
This type of lesson is available for any skill level and can be one on one or in a group of friends and family. The format of this lesson is flexible. Your options are anything from a 1 on 1 lesson to a group learning experience that maxes out at 8 people ages 13 years and up. Children 12 and under can be grouped up to 4 with one Snow Pro.
The Rent An Instructor lesson is a great option for those wanting to keep the family or group together for a lesson or get better at the steeps, the bumps, and carving!
Visit the Snow Sports School Desk in the West Lodge to purchase.
Note: Back-to-Back lessons are based on lesson demand and are available for students beginning at age 10 years of age and up.
Daily Lesson general information
Valid Lift Tickets and Equipment are required for lessons
All lessons are subject to instructor availability
Daily Group and Rent An Instructor Lessons begin at the top of the hour, starting at 10:00 AM and run until 8:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, and 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday
Children's Ski and Snowboard Season Programs (Add On to Season Pass)
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Our Children's programs are designed to help your child embrace skiing and snowboarding for a lifetime of healthy fun. Our professional instructors are highly trained in helping children excel in snow sports. In this progressive lesson program, your child will build the fundamental skill set that will help them master the slopes and take their skiing and boarding skills to the next level.
New for the 2022/2023 season, we are offering more defined options for your children. It is our hope that we can help create a variety of pathways for your children to grow and enjoy snowsports. These programs are designed to introduce and develop your child's abilities in order to create a lifelong interest in snowsports.
Skiers and boarders participating in the Perfect North Slopes Children's Programs have the opportunity to choose from the following options:
Doodles Ski & Board (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 4 and 13, of beginner to intermediate skill levels. The focus of the Doodles is building the fundamental snow sports skill set for beginner through intermediate level skiers and boarders. This class is designed for kids who want to establish/improve their general skiing/snowboard ability, safely push their limits and most of all have fun!
When: 6 Weeks, Sundays through Thursdays.
Freestyle - Terrain Park (3 Consecutive Weeks, 2 separate session options)
Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Terrain Park class is the perfect lesson program for kids interested in establishing or improving their terrain park/freestyle skills.
During this program, the kids will spend a portion of the lesson each week working on their free skiing/riding technique outside of the terrain park, and the other portion of the lesson will be focused on terrain park etiquette, freestyle safety, small jump take-off and landing, sliding boxes and rails, etc.
*Personal Ski or Snowboard equipment and helmets are required for the Freestyle Program. (Ski and Snowboard rental gear is not allowed in the terrain parks)
When: 3 Weeks, Wednesdays. 2 Separate Session Options
Hot Shots - Racing Development (6 Consecutive Weeks)
Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are intermediate to advanced skiers/riders and can comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Children's Race program is a recreational program designed for both new and experienced racers who are interested in establishing or improving their racing skills. Participants will improve their general skiing ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn techniques used by PSIA/AASI and the US Ski Team. Training will consist of technical free skiing with an instructor, as well as gate training. With participants grouped by similar skill levels, more experienced racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.
When: 6 Weeks, Sundays and Mondays
Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Lesson Programs, and required for the Freestyle Program.
Children must be at least 4 years old by January 1, 2024 to participate in the lesson programs.
Season Passes and rentals are not included with the Children's Program and must be purchased separately.
Limited spots are available, so please register early.
Ski or Snowboard Classes meet on your pre-selected day of the week.
Any missed lessons are forfeited - no make-ups are available.
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