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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Black Mountain

Black Mountain offers a variety of full and half-day programs for kids ages 1 to 12 years old.

Tot Package (Ages 3 - 5) Get your youngster started right! Includes a 1 hour private lesson, rope tow lift ticket and rental equipment.

Black Mountain Alpine Ski Team (Ages 6-16)This seasonal ski program offers both an alpine race training program as well as an introduction to Alpine Touring.

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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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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 instructor along with new trainees.

 

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 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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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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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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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 Resort

For season-long Kids Kamps, check out all of our Seasonal Programs,which 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.

  • Kamps are for younger beginners or novice skiers (ages 4-6) who arein need of more basic instruction and are not at the lower intermediate skill level yet. The Kamps feature age-appropriate groups & activities and meet at Kids Kamps in the Base Lodge. Participants must have a valid season pass or valid lift ticket. Kamp programs include snacks and lunch.

  • A program for 4–5-year-oldskiers with a focus on mountain safety, developing fundamental skills, and lots of indoor and outdoor fun! Kids must be able to ski lower intermediate terrain, like Valley Run, on their own.

  • A program designed for intermediate or above skiers, 6–12yrs. old. Offering alpine groups with options to telemark. Groups focus on honing the skills of being an all-mountain, all-condition skier. Drills and exercises compliment ever-developing skills, while exploring as much of the mountain as those skills allow, including bumps, glades and an occasional run through our Nastar course. Options to try other snowsport disciplines will be offered throughout the season. Multiple groups will be formed on the basis of age, ability & intensity.

  • A program 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. Drills and exercises compliment ever developing skills, while exploring as much of the mountain as those skills allow, including our small terrain parks, bumps and glades. Options to try other snowsport disciplines will be offered throughout the season. Multiple groups will be formed on the basis of age, ability & intensity.

  • A specialized group for 9–15-year-old skiers who want to learn the fundamentals of freestyle along with solid all-mountain skiing. Ski the glades and moguls, but also learn the basics of freestyle moves and how to safety apply them in our smallest parks. This group will have a limited number of participants and must meet an ability standard.

  • A program designed for teens, 13–16-year-olds, who are able to ski or ride all of Waterville Valley's terrain. Skiers, telemarkers and riders train together in a social atmosphere with all their time on snow. Activities will be varied and take advantage of all the mountain challenges and conditions. Expect to explore every nook and cranny, hit every bump and find new lines in the glades. Maybe an occasional park session or a friendly race through the Nastar course.

  • A specialized group for 9 –12yr. old skiers who have an interest in developing fundamental racing skills and drills along with solid, all-mountain skiing. Expect to ski the whole mountain, ski frequent NASTAR runs, do race drills, and learn race tactics. This program includes a NASTAR Season Pass. This group will have a limited number of participants and must meet an ability standard. Serious racers / competitors should consider the Waterville Valley BBTS program.

Junior Seasonal, KidsKamp seasonal programs start on December 11, 2021and operate weekends through March 20, 2022, including these midweek holidays: December 24, 2021- Jan 1, 2022, January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Day) and February 21 - 25, 2022. Programs do not meet 12/20-25, 2021, 1/1, 2022 (Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day mid-week, New Year’s Day), or the Tuesday & Wednesday of February vacation week, February 22 & 23, 2022. Note: Must meet minimum age for programs by Dec. 1. Groups are formed and solidified during the weekends prior to and during Christmas vacation week, participation during this time is necessary for optimum group continuity. Ask the program supervisors for specialseasonal participant price for days not offered under the seasonal price and dates. Program pricing does not include a lift ticket or rental equipment.
Nordic Kids Ski Program
  • This youth program for beginners is designed to share the fun of nordic skiing with kids ages 5-12 by introducing techniques, playing games and having a fun time outside on skis! Cost is $20 per session (includes trail pass, rental, instruction & a cup of hot cocoa).

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Whaleback Mountain

Mountain Explorers- Sunday Youth Clinics for ages 5 and up. This 8-week program is designed for the beginner through the advanced skier.Learn the basics or develop your skills. Invite your friends and have a blast!

Belugas Clinic (for 4–6-year-olds) -Get your little ones up and going, and they’ll be passing you by before you know it! This 4-week clinic offers group lessons with an instructor for every four children! Choose the Wednesday or weekend clinics. Register for 2 sessions and get 20% off thesecond registrationfee!

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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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