Kids Programs

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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.

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Attitash Mountain Resort

Bring your school or youth group to the mountain to learn to ski and ride or enhance your skills! Our new program is designed to give your students the experience of a lifetime in a five week program. Each student will receive a lift ticket for each day of the program plus rentals and an hour-long lesson at a value rate.

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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 Program

Skier & Rider Development (ages 7 to 17) **

Little Lambs and Shepherds Program

The Little Lambs and Shepherds is a tot program (6 and under). 

Yearlings

 Development Team (ages 5 - 12)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SEASONAL PROGRAMS AND SKI-SCHOOL, PLEASE  EMAIL US AT  SKISCHOOL@BLACKMT.COM.

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Bretton Woods

MLK WEEKEND: Winter Carnival

Friday - Sunday
January 12-15, 2024

Join us for a weekend of family-friendly fun and activities throughout the Omni Mount Washington Resort and Bretton Woods Ski Area. You’ve chosen the perfect place for this long holiday weekend. Hit the slopes at Bretton Woods or enjoy the warmth of the indoors with activities that will keep you smiling all day long!

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Bretton Woods

BRETTON WOODS TRAILBLAZERS

Bretton Woods Trailblazers is a seasonal program for young skiers who want to improve their skiing by developing their skills, exploring all types of terrain and to see how far they can take their skiing potential. These skiers will enjoy all the various terrain that Bretton Woods has to offer, challenge their friends on the NASTAR Course as well as free skiing around the mountain with our coaches.

Saturdays
December 2, 2023 - March 16, 2024
9:30am - 1:30pm
Plus select days during vacation period: TBD.

This program is for skiers ages 7 through 15 years-old. Groups will be set up as U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16.
Ages based on skier's current age as of December 31, 2023.

For more program information, visit the Competition Center online or please call 603-278-3320.

Join us for fun year-round activities at Bretton Woods!
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Bretton Woods

The Bretton Woods Ski & Snowboard School is pleased to offer a variety of seasonal programs for kids, teens and adults. These programs are designed to improve technique while providing a fun and comfortable environment.

SNOW PLAY:

Private lessons provide a tailored approach to the needs of your child. This is a playful and fun introduction to the basic movements of skiing. We take the Snow Play approach in getting acquainted with snow, the cold, the clothing, boots, and equipment while integrating the sliding movements of skiing. The timeline for each child to learn the movements of skiing is different. Your instructor can provide further guidance in addressing your expectations. Lessons are 60-minute, one-on-one for children 4-6 years old. Ages 4-6.

Daily Schedule:
9am
11am
1:30pm

CHILDREN'S GROUP LESSONS:

Our morning group lessons are for children ages 4 to 10 years old held Friday through Sunday. Children will be grouped by age and ability. This is a fun and playful approach to the world of skiing and integrates games and fun learning with movements of skiing. Maximum group size for ages 4-6 is 3 students. Maximum group size for ages 7-10 is 6 students.

Schedule:

9:45am Check-in for prompt start.

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Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain’s Junior Development Program is designed for skiers who wish to take a lesson every weekend with the same instructor. The program offers a progression for young skiers looking to develop their skills on all types of terrain and to maximize the recreational experience. The Junior Development program is available for skiers ages 5-14 years old. 

We offer groups for first times to advanced and dynamic skiers. Our dedicated instructors work diligently to create a fun and safe learning atmosphere that cultivates age appropriate social and athletic growth while providing individualized attention within a structured group format to foster a lifelong love of snowsports. Junior Development Program is based out of the Brookside Learning Center at the Peabody Base Area, exit 34C from I-93.

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Cranmore Mountain Resort

Welcome to KidsRule Mountain Camps, where fun and progression glide smoothly together. As the first official ski school in the US, Cranmore has a long history of guiding people into lifelong skiers and riders in the White Mountains, and KidsRule Mountain Camps are where it all begins.

KidsRule is offered Friday–Sunday, and daily during holiday and vacation periods, from 10am–3pm. KidsRule includes all-day instruction, lift access and lunch. Rental equipment is additional. For the best availability, reserve in advance!

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Crotched Mountain

Bring your school or youth group to the mountain to learn to ski and ride or enhance your skills! Our new program is designed to give your students the experience of a lifetime in a five or six week program. Each student will receive a lift ticket for each day of the program plus rentals and an hour-long lesson at a value rate. Follow the link to learn more.

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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 Skiway

Watch your kids fall in love with skiing and build life-long friendships over eight weeks with consistent instructors and classmates in small group sizes. All ability levels welcome! On the first day kids will be assessed and grouped by ability level and aggressiveness. Our continuous focus is on safety, fun and skill development. Your rippers will catch our ski bug in no time!

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Eastman Cross Country

Our PSIA certified and experienced staff are available for private, semi-private or group lessons whether you or your child are a beginner or just looking to refresh your skills.

Lessons can be arranged through the Cross Country Center by calling 603.863.4500 or EastmanXC@eastmannh.org

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Great Glen Trails

BILL KOCH LEAGUE SKI CLUB 

Sunday afternoons 1:30pm-3:30pm, 1st - 8th Graders

This is a weekly program for kids emphasizing the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skills.

Bill Koch League (BKL), is a regional youth ski program named after Bill Koch, the first U.S. Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing.

Activities include:

  • Ski skills development
  • Fun games on skis
  • Trail skiing
  • Hunts & obstacle courses
  • Junior sprints
  • Relay races
  • Ski jumping
  • Ski care clinics

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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.

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Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Kids love to cross country ski. XC skiing is the most liberating ski experience for a young age: no lines, plenty of wide open spaces, and no sitting around.

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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. Whether your child is a beginner just starting out, or an expert looking to perfect their turns, we can help with individualized instruction in private lessons.

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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

Bring your school or youth group to the mountain to learn to ski and ride or enhance your skills! Our new program is designed to give your students the experience of a lifetime in a five week program. Each student will receive a lift ticket for each day of the program plus rentals and an hour-long lesson at a value rate.

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Mount Sunapee

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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Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC

Kingswood Nordic Learn to Ski Program, for students in grades K-8, in cooperation with the Wolfeboro XC Ski Association. 

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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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Pats Peak

Pats Peak Weekday Learn to Ski & Ride Program

Learning and fun, it's what we do best! 

  • Weekday 5-Week Series

We have many prescheduled school, recreation center and home school group programs participating each season in our Weekday Learn to Ski & Ride Program. Looking for one in your area? Let us help. Give us a call at 603-428-3245.

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Ragged Mountain Resort

Ragged Mountain offers an Adventure Camp for kids ages 6-12 (beginner to intermediate level skiers), 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's Seasonal Programs are for ages 7-14  (intermediate to advanced skiers). All of our programs are 10 weeks long and starts January 8th. 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 Resort

This program is designed for responsible TEENS ages 13-15 years to prepare them for working in the ski and snowboard industry. 

The SEEDS Program develops participants’ teamwork and job preparedness in a highly social, lively, and collaborative environment. This program will help prepare young adults for their first job while bonding with our network of different departments and opportunities. Not only will this program develop your child’s understanding of the ski industry, increase their job preparedness, and improve their confidence and independence as they prepare to enter the workforce, but this program will also create a strong sense of belonging within our team, the Waterville Family, and in the ski industry. Hurry, limited spots are available!

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Waterville Valley Resort

Waterville Valley Resort is very excited to offer childcare for ages 1-3 years during the upcoming 2022/23 winter season. As New Hampshire’s Family Resort, we believe that providing childcare options for our guests is immensely important, especially considering the ongoing childcare crisis within our state and across the country.

Our full-service Child Care facility is conveniently located on the first floor of the Base Lodge. Healthy, nut-free lunch and snacks are included with childcare. Parents will be asked to select a lunch option at check-in. Is your child a picky eater? Feel free to pack a lunch for your child - but please remember, we are a NUT FREE FACILITY!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We will be offering daily childcare only. Seasonal childcare will NOT be available.
  • Spaces are limited and subject to availability.
  • Reservations are required for childcare. Please reserve in advance.
  • There will be NO WALK-IN reservations - please plan ahead for your family.

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Waterville Valley Resort

Kids Kamps are day-long ski school programs for younger beginners, novice or lower intermediate skiers ages 4-12 who are in need of more basic instruction. Perfect for those little adventurers looking to develop a strong foundation of skills, have fun, and make some new skiing pals! Kamps feature age-appropriate groups & activities. Lift ticket, lunch and snacks are included!

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Waterville Valley Resort

AGES 3-6Seasonal Kids Kamps are for younger beginners, novice or lower intermediate skiers ages 3-6 who are in need of more basic instruction. Perfect for those little adventurers looking to develop a strong foundation of skills, have fun and make some new skiing pals! Kamps feature age appropriate groups & activities. Groups are formed based on assessment of skills and solidified during the weekends prior to and during Christmas vacation week. Lunch and snacks are provided daily. Must meet minimum age by 12/1/2023.

AGES 4-16 - Junior Seasonal Programs are designed for kids 3 -16 years old, who already ski or snowboard, starting at the lower intermediate level. Perfect for those looking to develop their independence on the mountain and advance their on-snow skills in a social and immersive environment. 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.


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    Whaleback Mountain

    December Winter Camp

    Winter school vacations are the best times to ski & ride! Whether your children are just starting out or have been on the hill for years, we will make sure they have what they need to improve their skills, grow friendships, appreciate the outdoors, and most of all have a whole lot of fun.

    The campers will spend as much time as possible outside exploring the mountain in group lessons, but they will also have warm-up times with activities and games. Children are grouped by age and ability level and matched with one(or more) of our professional instructors.

    December Winter Camp Dec 12/26/23 - 12/29/23

    • 4 Consecutive Days
    • Full day or Half day options: Full Day: 9am-4pm Half Day: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm
    • 4 yrs and up
    • All abilities
    • Registration deadline is December 23rd

    Prices

    4 Half Days: $330

    Or

    Both Sessions For 4 Days: $600

    Rental Equipment x 4 days $75

    *Includes Lift Access During Lessons*

    *All children will be supervised in the lodge from 12-1 if signing up for both sessions*

    Questions? Email Max at learning@whaleback.com

    Whaleback is pleased to offer financial aid, click here to apply.

    *Photographs and video will be taken on the property and used for marketing purposes, both online and in print.

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    Whaleback Mountain

    February Vacation Camp

    Winter school vacations are the best times to ski & ride! Whether your children are just starting out or have been on the hill for years, we will make sure they have what they need to improve their skills, grow friendships, appreciate the outdoors, and most of all have a whole lot of fun.

    The campers will spend as much time as possible outside exploring the mountain in group lessons, but they will also have warm-up times with activities and games. Children are grouped by age and ability level and matched with one(or more) of our professional instructors.

    FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP FEB 2/19/24 - 2/23/24

    • 5 Consecutive Days
    • Full day or Half day options: Full Day: 9am-4pm Half Day: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm
    • 4 yrs and up
    • All abilities
    • Registration deadline is February 13th

    Prices

    5 Half Days: $330

    Or

    Both Sessions For 5 Days: $600

    Rental Equipment x 5 days $75

    *Includes Lift Access During Lessons*

    *All children will be supervised in the lodge from 12-1 if signing up for both sessions*

    Questions? Email Max at learning@whaleback.com

    Whaleback is pleased to offer financial aid, click here to apply.

    *Photographs and video will be taken on the property and used for marketing purposes, both online and in print.

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    Wildcat Mountain

    Your child can create a season full of memories during the Wildcat All Mountain Team is a seasonal development program for children ages 5 to 16 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. The Wildcat Seasonal Program Coaches will work together to develop the various teams within the program. Teams are organized by age and ability to ensure that your children have the opportunity to develop friendships in an environment that promotes fun and learning. Ultimately, your children will be equipped to master a variety of terrain and conditions. By the time they finish up they'll be giving Mom & Dad a run for their money on the slopes.

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