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"Ski-4-FREE in 3" First Timer Package

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
  • Ages: 4+ skiers - 7+ snowboarders
  • Adult Group Lessons (ages 13+)  start at:10:30am & 1:30pm daily 
  • Kids Group Lessons start at 10:00am  & 1:00pm daily
  • Lessons are approx 2 hours
  • Added BONUS - Finish the 3-step program and you get to ski or ride FREE in the Spring (March 14th 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

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. KinderKamp Season Passes sell out every year so be sure to sign up early!

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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 $1625 for the season. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early. Please contact Guest Services at or call 208-263-9555 x2314

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

Mountain Xplorers is a flexible, multi-week program that includes coaching (28 half day lesson sessions), a season pass, public race course privileges, 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
  • $599 package for ages 7-9 when purchased before May 31st (starting June 1 $639 and starting Nov. 1 $699)

Valid every weekend from 12/17/16 - 3/26/17; plus the Christmas Holiday 12/19/16 - 1/1/17; MLK Jr. Day 1/16/17; President's Day 2/20/17

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 Mountain Xplorers better for your child?  Compare the two programs here.
Looking for more information on Mtn Xplorers progam? click here.

Register now! Click here for easy online registration!
Prefer snail mail? Download, print and mail the Mtn Xplorers Registration and Release Form

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.

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Funatics is an 8 week program for skiers and snowboarders ages 7-14 who are comfortable skiing at least easy intermediate slopes. Snowboard Funatics is offered on Saturdays only. Ski Funatics is offered Saturday or Sunday. The Funatics package includes a Junior Season Pass, Gear check, Schweitzer bus pass and public race course privileges. Lessons go from 9:30am-3:30pm. Starting Jan 7 & 8 (with no classes on Presidents Weekend).

Saturdays $499 when purchased before May 31st (starting June 1 $539 and starting Nov. 1 $599)
Sundays $439 when purchased before May 31st (starting June 1 $479 and starting Nov. 1 $539)

Preregistration required, there is a $50 Late registration fee for signups after December 19th .
A registration form must be filled out by Nov. 25th so we can form groups with instructors and levels.

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

Register now! Click here for easy online registration!
Prefer snail mail? Download, print and mail the Funatics Registration and Release Form

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. First class starts January 7nd, 2017.

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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 for Nice Turns is now closed but you can still sign up! Just contact Ski and Ride Center by phone at 255-3070.

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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