Schweitzer Ski Resort
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​​At the Schweitzer Ski & Ride Center, we're all about fun and  adventure for the kids. Each program is a perfect combination of organized instruction, individualized  attention and outrageously good times. 

Lessons Only

  • $70 private lesson (1 hour) for any age up to 6 years old.
  • $48 group lesson  (2 hours) for ages 4 - 6 years old. Lessons start at 10am or 1pm
  • New for 2015-16: The whole family can register at the Ski & Ride Center for lessons & rentals. If you would like daycare options as well please register at the Childrens Center downstairs in the Lakeview Lodge. 
  • Other lesson times and rates are available.  Call for details 208.255.3070

Mountain Riders

ages 4-12 skiers & 7-12 snowboarders

If you're 4 to12 years old and aren't afraid to have fun, then you already are a Mountain Rider at heart. Our imaginative and energetic coaches think that it's more fun when it's all about you. We meet in the morning and the adventures never end. Please arrive by 9 am to check-in. Skiers and boarders of all ability levels are welcome.  Register at the Ski & Ride Center or if you would like day care options please register at KinderKamp Childrens Center downstairs in the Lakeview Lodge. 

The half day option is a 2 hour lesson beginning at 10am or 1pm.  Tickets and rentals can be added to the lessons at a discounted rate, and a supervised lunch can also be added.

  • $48 half day lesson only (available 7days/week)
  • $48 for  6 & under / $60 half day lesson and lift ticket (available 7days/week)*
  • $68  for 6 & under / $80 half day lesson, lift ticket and rentals (available 7days/week)*
  • Save 20% with a 10 Lesson Punch Card! $385 for 10 lessons. (Does not include lift tickets or rentals. Valid on any Mountain Rider group lesson. )

The full day option from 10am to 3pm and is available on weekends & holidays. Includes lessons from 10am-Noon, a break for lunch (meal included) from Noon-1pm and then lessons from 1-3pm.

  • $80 full day lesson only (available on weekends and holidays)
  • $80 for 6 & under / $90 full day lesson and lift ticket (available on weekends and holidays)*
  • $100 full day lesson, lift ticket and rentals (available on weekends and holidays)

*tickets & rentals are discounted for children 6 & under


Lesson and Daycare Package for ages 4-6

Part ski camp, part adventure camp, the Children's Center offers an all day  interactive experience. Our team of professional instructors combine  ski lessons with a timely, indoor recreation break where the kids get  to play, create art, and relax in our licensed daycare.

  • $105 full-day (includes two lessons per day)
  • $48 lesson only (select from morning or afternoon. Morning lesson starts at 10am and afternoon lesson starts at 1 pm)
  • Save 20% with a 10 lesson punch card, valid on any KinderKamp, or Mountain Rider group lesson. $385 for 10 lessons.
  • Season Pass $1525 (up to 40 lesson days)

Ski  rentals are available at the Children's Center so please arrive early to get all  set. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information on these and other programs, or to make your reservation, call 208.255.3038 or email

For daycare packages, rentals & lessons please download: Children's Center Registration & Release Form

 For rentals & lessons: Download the Snowsports School release form. 

For more information on these and other programs, or to make your reservation, call 208.255.3070 or email

 Click here for helpful tips on taking your kids skiing.
And check out this video and learn some ways to make your trip to the mountain even easier.  

For more information on these and other programs, or to make your reservation, call 208.255.3070 or email

Bring a Friend Bonus

People are winning stuff and you can too. Refer someone to the Snowsports School and you'll be entered to win the Grand Prize of a season pass for next year, plus frequent mid-winter prizes of free private lessons. Referral cards are at the Activity Center, Source, Gourmandie, Guest Services, and the Ski and Ride Center.


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