Kids Lessons and Camps

Ski 4 FREE in 3 Beginner 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 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.

  • $165 (includes 3 lessons of 1-2 hours, 3 lift tickets (First 2 tickets are lower lift, third is all mountain), and rentals)
  • Days do not have to be consecutive
  • Group Lessons start at 10:00am & 1:00pm daily
  • Ages: 4+ skiers - 7+ snowboarders
  • 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.
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Kids Group Lessons

ages 4-12 skiers & 7-12 snowboarders

If you're 4 to 12 years old and want to have more fun on the mountain, this is the spot for 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 in the Children's Center downstairs level of The Lakeview Lodge. 

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

  • $49 half day lesson only (available 7 days/week)
  • $62 half day lesson and lift ticket ($49 for  6 & under / available 7 days/week)
  • $82 half day lesson, lift ticket and rentals ($69  for 6 & under / available 7 days/week)
  • Save 20% with a 10 Lesson Punch Card! $390 for 10 lessons. (Does not include lift tickets or rentals. Valid for Kids Groups Lessons only. )

The full day option from 10am to 3pm 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.

  • $84 full day lesson only (available on weekends and holidays)
  • $94 full day lesson and lift ticket ($84 for 6 & under / available on weekends and holidays)
  • $104 full day lesson, lift ticket and rentals (available on weekends and holidays)
  • Considering two group lessons? Check out the KinderKamp Package instead. For less than $15 more you'll get 2 lessons, a full day of child care,  lunch, and if the kids get tired of skiing they head back to the Children's Center for indoor fun or a nap. 

KinderKamp Package

Skiing 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. It's a great way for parents to enjoy the mountain - knowing everyone is having fun.  

  • $105 full-day (includes TWO lessons per day and lunch!) Add rentals for only $20 more. 
  • Season Pass: $1625 includes child care all season, 2 group lessons a day (up to 40 lesson days,) lunch, 2 snacks and a season lift pass for the entire season. ​

Ski  rentals are available at the Children's Center so please arrive early to get all set. Reservations are highly recommended. The KinderKamp Package includes kids younger than 4 but requires private lessons - call for pricing.  


Private Lessons

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 Children's Center downstairs in the Lakeview Lodge. 

  • $70 private lesson (2 hour) for any age up to 6 years old.
Other lesson times and rates are available.  Call for details 208.255.3070
For daycare packages, rentals & lessons please download: Children's Center Registration & Release Form
For rentals & lessons: Download the Snowsports School release form. 

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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 Parks, and off-groomed freeriding (as appropriate to their level.) Other activities like treasure hunts and patrol visits may also be mixed in. Get some buddies together or come make new friends on the mountain this winter break!

Sessions are available : December 21 - 24 and December 28 - 31, 2016.

  • 9:30 - 3:00pm with a supervised lunch
  • $175 (includes NASTAR and gear check)
  • Add lift tickets for $100 per session
  • Ages 5-12

Each session is four consecutive days of coaching and activities, and includes NASTAR and gear check. Winter Break Ski Camp is recommended for kids who are beyond the beginner level and are ready to explore the mountain!​


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

Mountain Xplorers is a flexible, multi-week program for one child that includes coaching, 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.

  • $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! Prepare to Xplore! Want more details about Mtn Xplorers? Click Here! 

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

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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.

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

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Is Funatics or Mountain Xplorers better for your child?

Compare the two programs here.

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

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 7 - March 5 (no class Presidents Weekend) 
  • $275 including a season pass if purchased before Oct. 31st! $375 after Oct. 31, 2016.  ($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.

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