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Weekend/Holiday Childrens Programs

Alpine Valley's enthusiastic children's Ski & Snowboard Instructors are trained specifically in techniques for teaching children how to ski/snowboard and instilling a love for the sport in a safe, fun nurturing environment.

Beginner Kinder Kids – First time Skier ages 5-7

  • Introduction to the sport of Skiing
  • Learn how to put skis on and take off by themselves
  • Learn how to control speed, glide, and stop
  • Learn how to make controlled wedge turns on the beginner hill
  • Learn how to ride the wonder-carpet conveyor lifts
  • $40.00 per child for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately)

Beginner Adventure Kids - First time Skier ages 8-12

  • Introduction to the sport of Skiing
  • Learn how to put skis on and take off by themselves
  • Learn how to carry equipment, control speed, glide, and stop
  • Learn how to make controlled wedge turns on the beginner hill
  • Learn how to ride the wonder-carpet conveyor lifts and potentially the beginner chair lifts
  • $40.00 per child for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately)

Beginner Adventure Riders – First time Snowboarder ages 8-12

  • Introduction to the sport of Snowboarding
  • Learn how to balance, skate, edge, straight glide, side-slip heel/toe edge, J-turns and stop
  • Introduce a skidded traverse and the floating leaf maneuver
  • Learn how to ride the wonder-carpet conveyor lifts and potentially the beginner chair lifts
  • $40.00 per child for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately)

Mountain Teen Ski - First time Skier ages 13-18

  • Introduction to the sport of Skiing
  • Learn how to put skis on and off, learn how to carry equipment
  • Learn how to control speed, glide, and stop
  • Learn how to make controlled wedge turns on the beginner hill and potentially explore other terrain
  • Learn how to ride the wonder-carpet conveyor lifts and potentially the beginner chair lifts
  • $40.00 per teen for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately)

Mountain Teen Snowboard - First time Snowboarder ages 13-18 years

  • Introduction to the sport of Snowboarding
  • Learn how to balance, skate, edge, straight glide, side-slip heel/toe edge, J-turns and stop
  • Introduce a skidded traverse and the floating leaf maneuver
  • Learn how to ride the wonder-carpet conveyor lifts and potentially the beginner chair lifts
  • $40.00 per teen for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately)

Times For All Programs Above (Weekends/Holidays only)

  • Morning Lesson 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours.
  • Afternoon Lesson 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 2 hours.

Other Weekend / Holiday Programs

Terrain Based Learning for the Intermediate Skier

For ages 9 yrs and older. 1:00-3:00 pm only.

  • Learn how to enhance the skills of balance, steering, edging, pressure on varying terrain
  • Introduce and enhance intermediate skiing skills exploring beginner and intermediate runs
  • Dependent on terrain availability & weather enhance skills on rollers, banked terrain or other challenges
  • Ride the beginner area conveyor lifts and chair lifts
  • Students must be willing, able and experienced at riding chair lifts independently with/without instructor
  • $40 per student for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately).

Terrain Based Learning for the Intermediate Snowboarder

For ages 9 yrs and older.  1:00-3:00 pm only.

  • Learn how to enhance the skills of balance, steering, edging, pressure on varying terrain
  • Introduce and enhance intermediate snowboarding skills exploring beginner and intermediate runs
  • Dependent on terrain availability & weather enhance skills on rollers, banked terrain or other challenges
  • Ride the beginner area conveyor lifts and chair lifts
  • Students must be willing, able and experienced at riding chair lifts independently with/without instructor
  • $40 per student for a 2 hour lesson only (equipment, lift ticket, helmet sold separately)

Important

***ALL CLASSES are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Maximum of 20 students per session and Minimum of 4 students to run programs.

***ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL for all Alpine Valley Resort services throughout the Season and especially during the December holiday period, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Presidents' Day weekend please book your reservations online.

Lift tickets, rentals and helmets sold separately and can be purchased @ lift ticket window. Start times – All lessons begin promptly at their designated times. Please allow enough time to arrange for lift tickets and equipment rentals.  It is highly recommended to have or rent helmets and a restroom stop before going to your designated meeting place. Due to the size of the Resort and the number of children enrolled in our activities, we are not able to accommodate late arrivals. Refunds will not be issued. Children must be completely potty-trained and willing to ski/ride.