Mountain Xplorers

Multi-Day Program for Ages 5 - 12

** If you are interested in the 2021/22 Mountain Xplorers program, please visit the  multi-week kids' pass and lesson program page . Thank you!  **


Mountain Xplorers is a flexible, multi-week program recommended for kids, 5 - 12 years old, who are skiing mostly parallel on easy blue runs and have advanced beyond green terrain most of the time. The program includes coaching, a season pass, public race course privileges, and gear check. Sessions are available weekends and Holidays. 

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! 

Valid every weekend from 12/19/20 - 3/27/21; plus the Christmas Holiday until 1/3/21, MLK Jr. Day 1/18/21, and President’s Day 2/15/21.

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

Mountain Xplorers Levels:

When purchasing your Mountain Xplorers Program for your child, you will be ask to identify their current ability level. Please use the following for reference:

GOLD:
  • Skis parallel across the fall line on green and easy blue runs
  • Stops by turning the skis across the hill
  • Skis over small bumps and rollers
  • Walks up a small hill with skis on
  • Able to follow directions and stay with the group
  • Will ski 2.5 hours with out a break
 
GREEN 
  • Skis Parallel across the fall line on challenging blues
  • Can ski backwards on a gentle slope
  • Is ready to explore new areas off piste
  • Can vary turn size and shape to control speed on blue runs
  • Able to side slip on both sides
  • Follows directions and stay with the group
  • Will ski 2.5 hours without a break
 
SILVER
  • Skis are parallel all the time on blue runs and across the fall line on easy black runs
  • Flexes and extends over jumps and bumps
  • Excited to ski off piste
  • Varies turn size and shape to maintain speed on blue runs
  • Uses uphill edges when skiing
  • Able to direct pressure to the outside ski
  • Manages ski rotation using the legs 
  • Can follow directions and stay with the group
 
BLUE
  • Skis parallel on all black runs
  • Identifies good routes on steeper terrain
  • Safely navigates trees and other potential hazards
  • C ontrols rotation using the legs and feet separate from the upper body
  • Working on proper pole use
  • Maintains a balanced and forward stance on most terrain
  • Uses appropriate flexion and extension while going over bumps and jumps
  • Uses inclination and angulation to control edge angles (uses inside edges)
  •  Can follow directions and stay with the group
RED
  • Skis the fall line (no traverse)
  • Maintains a balanced stance while directing pressure along the length of the skis
  • Uses turn size and shape to control speed on all terrain
  • Control the skis rotation with leg rotation, separate from the upper body
  • Knows how to use poles safely
  • Excited to explore the most challenging terrain on the mountain
  • Understands and demonstrates safety on expert terrain - including the buddy system
  • Has a team attitude that promotes physical and emotional safety

 

Ready to sign up for 2021/22? 

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** Please note that there is no supervised lunch option this year due to Covid restrictions. Please see our Covid Health & Safety page for more information. ** 

For more information or to sign up, please call us at 208.255.3070 or email lessons@schweitzer.com