Kids Lessons 

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. 

Download the Lessons & Rental Release Form.


MOUNTAIN XPLORERS (ages 5 - 12) Multi-Day Program for 2020/21  


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

  • $540 package for ages 5 - 6 when purchased before July 31, 2020. $570 after August 1, 2020 and $620 from November 1, 2020.
  • $690 package for ages 7 - 12 when purchased before July 31, 2020. $745 after August 1, 2020 and $790 from November 1, 2020.

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 for 2020/21 Season


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. Snowboard Funatics is offered on Saturdays only. Ski Funatics is offered Saturday or Sunday. The Funatics package includes a Junior Season Pass, Gear check, and public race course privileges. Lessons go from 9:30am - 3:30pm. Program starts January 9 & 10, 2021  with no classes on MLK or Presidents' Weekends.

  • Saturdays $570 -  when purchased before July 31 (starting August 1 $610 and starting Nov. 1 $640)
  • Sundays $530 -  when purchased before July 31 (starting August 1 $570 and starting Nov. 1 $600)
  • 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.

If you have already purchased a Funatics program, please make sure to complete the online registration form for your child or children before the program starts in January! Thank you! 

Beginner Lessons

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

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.

  • $55 half day lesson only (available 7 days/week)
  • $70 half day lesson and lift ticket (no charge for 6 & under lift ticket / available 7 days/week)
  • $85 half day lesson, lift ticket and rentals ($70 for 6 & under / available 7 days/week)

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.

  • $99 full day lesson only (available on weekends and holidays)
  • $114 full day lesson and lift ticket ($99 for 6 & under / available on weekends and holidays)
  • $129 full day lesson, lift ticket and rentals ($114 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.  

  • $131 full-day (includes TWO lessons per day and lunch!) Add rentals for only $20 more. 
  • Season Pass: $1800 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. 

  • $80 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! 

Schweitzer SnowSports School Cancellation Policy - 

Charge for cancellation within 24 hours is 100% of lesson cost. Charge for cancellation between 24-48 hrs is 50% of lesson cost. Full Refund of lesson cost with more than 2 days’ notice. Ski 4 Free package is nontransferable, non-refundable, and is not exchangeable for any other services or goods.

For more information on these and other programs call 208.255.3070 or email