2018/19 Kids Lessons and Camps

Schweitzer offers a variety of lesson options for kids from 4 years old to 12 years old. Multi-day and beginner kids' lessons are available through our Schweitzer Snowsports School. If you are interested in a lesson and day care package, visit our Children's Center page for more details. 

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. Please note - this is a beginner package and there is a limit of 1 per person. 

  • $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 (dates TBD) 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. Ask the Ski & Ride team for all the specific details! 
​For more info contact us at 208-255-3070 or lessons@schweitzer.com.

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)
  • $64 half day lesson and lift ticket (no charge for 6 & under lift ticket / available 7 days/week)
  • $79 half day lesson, lift ticket and rentals ($64 for 6 & under / available 7 days/week)
  • Buy a 10 Lesson Punch Card at the discounted rate of $440! (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)
  • $99 full day lesson and lift ticket ($84 for 6 & under / available on weekends and holidays)
  • $114 full day lesson, lift ticket and rentals ($99 for 6 & under, available on weekends and holidays)
  • Considering two group lessons for your 4-6 year old?  Get 2 lessons, a full day of child care, lunch, and indoor fun with our KinderKamp Package Below!

KinderKamp Package at the Children's Center

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.  

  • $125 full-day (includes TWO lessons per day and lunch!) Add rentals for only $20 more. 
  • Season Pass: $1625 includes child care all season, daily lessons (up to 80 total for the season,) 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. 

  • $75 private lesson (1 hour) for any age up to 6 years old.
  • For children 7 years old and older, please see our adult private lesson information.
Other lesson times and rates are available.  Call for details 208.255.3070​

Taking a group or private lesson? Print out the release form ahead of time to save time! Just bring it with you to the Ski & Ride Center when you get to Schweitzer!


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.

Valid every weekend from 12/15/18 - 3/31/19; plus the Christmas Holiday 12/15/18 - 1/6/19, MLK Jr. Day 1/21/19, and President’s Day 2/18/19.

  • $500 package for ages 5-6 when purchased before May 31, 2018. $525 after June 1, 2018 and $575 from November 1, 2018.
  • $600 package for ages 7-9 when purchased before May 31, 2018. $650 after June 1, 2018 and $725 from November 1, 2018.

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! 

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 starting January 5 & 6, 2019 for skiers and snowboarders ages 7-14. 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. Program starts January 5 & 6, 2019 with no classes on Presidents Weekend.

  • Saturdays $499 -  when purchased before May 31 (starting June 1 $539 and starting Nov. 1 $599)
  • Sundays $459 -  when purchased before May 31 (starting June 1 $499 and starting Nov. 1 $559)
  • Preregistration required, there is a $50 Late registration fee for signups after December 15.
  • A registration form must be filled out by Nov. 15 so we can form groups with instructors and levels.

For more information on these and other programs call 208.255.3070 or email lessons@schweitzer.com.

2018 Winter Break Ski Camp (ages 5-12)

Four days of skiing fun with the same group and coach! Camp includes NASTAR, terrain parks, off groomed free skiing appropriate to skill level. Sign up with friends or meet new ones!

There are two sessions available and each session includes four consecutive days of ski coaching and activities. 9:30am – 3pm with a supervised lunch. (Lunch not included.) Winter Break Ski Camp is for skiers who are comfortable skiing at least easy intermediate slopes. 

Cost is $175 per child, per session.  Add lift tickets for only $100 more.

Session Dates:

  • December 26 -29, 2018
  • January 1 - 4, 2019

Camps are for skiers only. If you are interested in snowboard options over the holidays, please contact the Ski & Ride Center for options.