KIDS PROGRAMS

New Hampshire loves kids! Our members boast some wonderful kids programs, with lessons available for children as young as three available at many areas. Programs are catered to children's ages and abilities, and range from half- or full-day programs to season-long programs.  

Attitash Mountain Resort

Give your child a passion for the mountains and watch them develop a love of skiing or snowboarding in a small group setting. Our world-class instructors are committed to providing your child with a safe and fun experience. 

Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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Bear Notch Ski Touring Center

Kids can take a lesson with mom & dad. Family Lessons are an hour and half. Trail pass is required, rentals are available at an additional fee.

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Black Mountain

Kids' Black Sheep Seasonal
Skier & Rider Development (ages 7 to 17) **
Enhance skills and gain the confidence that will last a lifetime, covering: Moguls, Glades, Trees, Skinning, Back Country, SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Mountain Safety, and Survival Skills. This program is ideal for the skier or rider already proficient in riding a lift and skiing/riding in control.

Little Lambs and Shepherds is a tot program (ages 3 to 6) that allows the parent(s) or guardian to take an active role in teaching your little one to ski. This is a ten week program that meets Monday mornings

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Bretton Woods

Our Hobbits and Babes in the Woods children’s programs will not be available for the 2020-21 season. We will offer single-person private lessons for guests ages 7 & up.

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Bretton Woods Nordic Center

The Youth Instructional Program at Bretton Woods is a fun program designed for young skiers ages 4-12 and includes instruction from experienced instructors.  A trail pass or season pass is required for participation in this program.

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Cannon Mountain

The Snowsports School at Cannon Mountain is located slopeside in the Brookside Learning Center adjacent to the Peabody Base Lodge in the main base area off exit 34C. The Cannon Mountain ski school is certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Our staff ranges from National team members to level 1 certified instructors along with new trainees.

The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is offering first-time packages for ages 5+ during the 2021/22 season.

The Cannon Mountain Snowsports School is offering private and semi-private lessons for all ages for the 2021-22 season.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort

At Cranmore we are all about helping kids learn to ski. Our goal through our kids skiing and snowboarding lessons is to build a lifetime of enjoyment that comes from learning to ski or snowboard, in a fun and safe learning environment. We’re here to get your child ready for snow no matter what their ability level, whether your children are just starting out, or have been on snow before.

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Crotched Mountain

Give your child a passion for the mountains and watch them develop a love of skiing or snowboarding in a small group setting. Our world-class instructors are committed to providing your child with a safe and fun experience.

  • Children age 3-4: one-on-one, one-hour lessons
  • Children age 5-6: one-on-one, one-hour lessons
  • Children age 7+: maximum class size of six
  • Children are also welcome in a family private lesson

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Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center

Children under 5 ski free at Dartmouth XC.

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Dartmouth Skiway

Dartmouth Skiway's Kinder Ski Program isfor kids ages 4-6 and provides kids the opportunity to discover the joys of snowsports during an uncrowded time on the slopes. The goal of this program is to introduce/increase skills of young skiers in small groups taught by our professional instructors. The program is 6 weeks long with each session lasting 90 minutes. Link to our website for more details.

The Gateway Program offers kids ages 5-12 of a variety of abilities the opportunity to discover the excitement of downhill skiing in a fun and safe environment. This program, offered Saturday and/or Sundays, is recreational in nature, with a focus on improvement through increased skiing time as well as using an introduction to gates, brushes, and moguls along with other terrain features to build and reinforce skills. The program is designed to develop competent, safe and happy lifelong, with small classes grouped by age and ability taught by professional instructors. Each session is 2.5 hours in length.

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Eastman Cross Country

Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30 pm.  Join staff for ski lessons, tours and games.  A great after school activity.

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Great Glen Trails

For 1st through 8th graders, the Great Glen Bill Koch League (BKL) meets Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. BKL Club is emphasizes the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skiing skills. BKL, a regional youth ski program, is named after Bill Koch, the first U.S. Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing.) Great Glen's BKL program is led by 1984 Olympian Sue Wemyss.

Great Glen Trails offers free season passes for kids ages 17 and under when that child’s parent or guardian purchases a season pass. A season pass at Great Glen Trails includes unlimited cross country skiing and can be extended to all children within the household.

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Gunstock Mountain Resort

Your child's adventure starts here! The Children's Center has specifically designed programs for each age group. Full day programs are offered for ages 4-14. Make your child’s day just as fun filled as yours!

 

We also have seasonal Development Teams where kids will ski or snowboard with the same class and instructor throughout the multi-week program. SOLD OUT 21-22.

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King Pine

Let the legendary King Pine Ski and Snowboard School guide your children in the right direction towards learning a lifelong passion and having fun this winter.

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Loon Mountain Resort

You will find plenty of kids camps and programs to choose from at Loon. The Junior Scouts program gets 3 year-olds started; The Scouts program is for kids ages 4-5. The Development Team,a.k.a. the 'Dev Team,' is forkids ages 6 to 17 who are determined to master the mountain.

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McIntyre Ski Area

McIntyre offers a variety of Kids Ski & Snowboard lesson programs to suit everyone's needs.  Check out our website to learn about the Parent & Tot program (for 3 year-olds), the Little Macs program (ages 4-6), and the Mighty Macs program (ages 6-16).

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Mount Sunapee Resort

Mount Sunapee has many fun programs and amenities designed to help teach your children the fundamentals of skiing and riding in a fun and exciting environment. Mount Sunapee's Learning Center is dedicated to all the learning programs offered on the mountain and staffed with top-notch caretakers and instructors to take care of your children. We offer group lessons and private lessons for children 3 years and up.
Amplitude Plus is Mount Sunapee’s newest seasonal program for advanced skiers and riders ages 8 - 15 looking to ski and ride all that the mountain has to offer. 

 

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Pats Peak

Pats Peak offers kids programs which focus on fun, recreational skiing while incorporating skier/rider etiquette, safety, and mountain awareness.

 

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Pine Hill Ski Club New London

Ten and under ski free with an accompanying adult

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Ragged Mountain Resort

Ragged Mountain offers an Adventure Camp for kids ages 4-12, where participants spend their time in a friendly group environment that makes learning fun. Half and full-day programs include breaks inside the learning center with snacks and hot chocolate provided.

Our Children Seasonal Programs are for ages 7-14. All of our programs are 10 weeks long and starts January 7th. Families can choose between half day programs on Saturday or Sunday from 9am-12pm. The last week of the program will include a fun race on Barnyard and pizza party! The Seasonal Program is for Intermediate and advanced skiers that are looking to refine their skills on a variety of terrain while having fun and making new friends.

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Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Nordic Kids: This youth program for beginners is designed to share the fun of Nordic skiing with kids ages 5 to 12 by introducing techniques, playing games and having a great time on skis! Cost is $20 per session (includes trail pass, rental, instruction and a cup of hot cocoa).

 

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Waterville Valley Resort

Our Seasonal Programs are available for kids 4-16 years old. We offer different programs geared toward certain age groups and within those groups, we might have different groups based on skill development and intensity level.

Seasonal Kids Kamps are for younger beginners or novice skiers (ages 4-6) who are in need of more basic instruction and are not at the lower intermediate skill level yet.

Lil Grit Program is a program for 4–5-year-old skiers with a focus on mountain safety, developing fundamental skills, and lots of indoor and outdoor fun!

The True Grits Ski program is designed for intermediate or above skiers, 6–12 years old with options to telemark.
 
The True Grits Snowboards program is designed for intermediate or above riders, 6–12- years old. Snowboard groups focus on honing the skills of being an all-mountain, all-condition rider.

Our Free Ride Program is a specialized group for 9–15-year-old skiers who want to learn the fundamentals of freestyle along with solid all-mountain skiing.

The Teen Program is designed for teens, 13–16-year-olds, who are able to ski or ride all of Waterville Valley's terrain.

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Whaleback Mountain

Mountain Explorers (for 7-14 year olds) - This 5 week program is designed for the beginner through the advanced skier/riders . Learn the basics or progress your skills. Invite your friends and have a blast! This program is a great balance of lesson and supervised free ski/ride time to practice those new skills and have fun with peers. Every Saturday and Sunday for 5 weeks.

Belugas Whales Program (for 4–6-year-olds) - The Beluga programs are a fun and playful ski or ride program for 4-6 year olds. This non-competitive 5-week program focuses on skill development, promotes safe exploration and progression in the learning area. It encourages a lifelong passion for the outdoors and skiing/riding. We provide an attentive and nurturing learning environment with a 1:4 coach to child ratio.

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Wildcat Mountain

Kids' Seasonal All Mountain Kids Team

The Wildcat All Mountain Team is a seasonal program for children who are looking for a winter full of all-mountain experiences. The variety of terrain at Wildcat offers an amazing opportunity for your children to learn and experience groomers, bumps, glades, gates, and natural snow conditions unrivaled in the East. Check our website for current programs. Passholders save 20% on lessons with Epic Mountain Rewards.

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