Schweitzer Ski Resort
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NEW FOR 2015
Christmas Holiday: Winter Break Ski Camp

Winter Break Ski Camp is for kids ready to explore more of the mountain! Once the groups are formed on the first day they will ski with the same coach for consistency during each session. Winter Break Ski Camp is a non-competitive option that will introduce your child to NASTAR racing, Terrain Park, and off-groomed freeriding, as appropriate to their skill level. Other activities like treasure hunts and patrol visits may also be mixed in. Get some buddies together or come meet some new friends on the mountain this winter break! 

There are two sessions available and each session includes four consecutive days of coaching and activities, NASTAR use and gear check. Winter Break Ski Camp is recommended for kids who are comfortably linking turns on green runs without assistance and have ridden the lift and are ready to explore the whole mountain.

Sessions are available December 21st -24th & December 28th – 31st

  • 9:30 – 3:00 with a supervised lunch (lunch is not included)
  • $175 (includes NASTAR and gear check)
  • Add lift tickets for $100/session
  • Ages 5-12
  • No purchase or price deadline

For more info contact us at 208-255-3070 or

NEW FOR 2015
Apprentice Instructor Program (ages 13-17) 

The perfect program for kids who are graduating out of Funatics. This 8 week program combines clinics on instructing techniques with real life lesson shadows. Participants need to be solid intermediate level skiers. This year it is only available for skiers, but we may add a snowboard option in the future if there is interest.

  • Saturdays 1:00 – 3:30 
  • January 9 - March 5 (no class 2-13 Presidents Weekend) 
  • $275 including a season pass if purchased before Oct. 31st! $375 after Oct. 31, 2015.  ($175 without a pass)
  • Intermediate+ skiers only 
  • Ages 13-17

Pre-registration required by December 15. Late registration fees may apply if space is still available.

For more information or to sign up, please call us at 208-255-3070, email or stop by the Ski & Ride Center. 

KinderKamp (ages 4-6) Lessons & Day Care

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

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KinderKamp Season Pass includes an entire season of:

  • Child care 8am-4:30pm
  • 2 group lessons a day (up to 40 lesson days)
  • Lunch and 2 snacks
  • And a season lift pass!

Cost $1525 for the season. Only several spaces are left so be sure to sign up early. Please contact Debbie Foster at or call 208-255-3038.

Mountain Xplorers (ages 5-9) Multi-Day Program

Mountain Xplorers is a flexible, multi-week program that includes coaching, a season pass, NASTAR pass, and gear check. Sessions are available weekends and Holidays. Mountain Xplorers is recommended for kids who are skiing mostly parallel on easy blue runs and have advanced beyond green terrain most of the time.

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  • $499 package for ages 5-6
  • $699 package for ages 7-9
  • $399 for the "half-time" option

Valid every weekend from 12/19/15 - 3/27/16; plus the Christmas Holiday 12/21/15 - 1/1/16; MLK Jr. Day 1/18/16; President's Day 2/15/16

Morning Session 9:30 - 12:00
Afternoon Session 1:00 – 3:00

Mountain Xplorer coaches are specially selected for their knowledge and enthusiasm for coaching kids! Your child will ski with a similar pool of coaches and kids each time, giving them more consistency with each lesson. This program is an opportunity for your child to experience the whole mountain environment! We developed a “Playbook” with a broad variety of fun drills and skills that will improve your child’s overall skiing and will introduce them to NASTAR racing, Terrain Park and off-piste freeriding! You and your child can view your child’s “Playbook” online at Prepare to Xplore!

Is Funatics or MX better for your child?  Compare the two programs here.


Download the Mtn X Registration and Release Form or to fill out a registration & release form online - click here.

Looking for more information on Mtn X progam? click here.

Funatics (ages 7-14) 8 Week Program

Keep your kids fired up about skiing.  Get them connected with a  group of skiers of similar ability and spend eight weeks exploring all  the mountain has to offer. The group and their coach stay together for the entire program to maximize the fun AND the learning.

Nice Turns (ages 18+)

Stuck in a rut? On new equipment? Nice Turns will take your skiing to the next level. The adult-oriented program builds on a foundation, teaching basic skills, and then integrating more complex skills. The program meets season-long one-half day a week, either weekdays or weekends. 

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NEW Nice Turns registration/purchase process for 2015-16. The grid is gone! Just tell us which days/levels are the best fit, and then we'll make adjustments if necessary to get the classes filled. Each class must have a minimum of three people (and we limit it to five maximum).

Online registration will be live through Dec. 19, 2015, after that please call 208-255-3070 to register. At that time we will contact you regarding your specific class/instructor and if there is a need to make adjustments.


"Ski-4-FREE in 3" Beginner Package (ages 4+)

This program is truly designed to be quick and easy. Our progressive  curriculum focuses on the basic skills you need to get down the  mountain safely, at your own pace. Featuring Rossignol development ski and snowboard equipment, the Ski-4-FREE in 3 ski or board package includes  three days of instruction, equipment rentals and lift tickets. Sign up  for the Ski-4-FREE in 3 package and start having fun on the slopes.

  • $159 [includes 3 lessons of 1-2 hours, 3 lift tickets (1st 2 tickets are lower lift, 3rd is all mountain), and rentals]
  • Days do not have to be consecutive
  • Group Lessons start at 10:30am & 1:30pm daily
  • Ages 4+ skiers and 7+ snowboarders 
  • Added BONUS - Finish the 3-step program and you get to ski or ride FREE in the Spring (March 9th to close) with our Grad Card!  Even better, if you Bring-a-Friend and both sign up for Ski-4-FREE in 3, you'll each get a FREE lift ticket to use any time in the season.

​For more info contact us at 208-255-3070 or

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

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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