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

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) **

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 Program

The Little Lambs and Shepherds is a tot program (6 and under) that allows the parent or guardian to take an active role in teaching your little one to ski. This is a ten week program that meets 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Sundays. Check out our Punch Card for locals and Passholders, just $125 for 5 sessions. Dropins $75 per session.


 Development Team (ages 5 - 12)

New in 2023, a seasonal program for kids who want to improve their skiing who might have other activities or are not ready for full days of full tilt skiing every weekend all winter. This program is focused on lift service laps and skill development through mileage. These short, drill and skill focused sessions will allow your little rippers to grow and develop on the mountain while still allowing for time to ski and ride as a family.

​Participants MUST be able to ski comfortably on Green terrain at a minimum and be able to load and unload the chairlift safely and independently. If your little one cannot load a lift independently, a guardian must be present to ride the life with them.


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Bretton Woods


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: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Plus select days during vacation period: TBD.

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.

Private lessons provide a more personal lesson tailored to the needs of your child. Our Children's Snow Play program lessons will introduce your child to the basic movements of skiing. Each child learns differently and at different speeds, and learning to ski is no different. We offer 60-minute lessons in a one-to-one environment for children 4-6 years old. At this time, lessons are for skiing only.


Students should meet their ski and snowboard instructors at the Ski School Meeting Place near the Learning Center Quad. Promptly at the following times.

  • 9:00am
  • 11:00am
  • 1:30pm
Join us for fun year-round activities at Bretton Woods!

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Bretton Woods Nordic Center

The Bretton Woods Nordic Ski School is pleased to offer a variety of seasonal Nordic ski programs for kids. These programs are designed to help kids learn and improve Nordic, all while developing a love for the outdoors. For additional information regarding any of these season-long programs please call 603-278-3322 or visit the Bretton Woods Nordic Center; located off the main drive for the Mount Washington Resort.

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Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain’s Junior Development Program is designed for skiers who visit on a regular schedule. 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 5-12 years old as of Jan 15th, 2022. 

We offer groups for wedge turners through advanced dynamic skiers. Participants must at a minimum be able to link wedge turns on beginner terrain. 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

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 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

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Great Glen Trails


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

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

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!


  • 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

    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 2/20/23-2/24/23

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


    5 Half Days: $360


    Both Sessions For 5 Days: $660

    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

    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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