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Cross-Country Skiing Instruction for Kids

A kids ski class plays in the tracks. What better way to keep children interested in learning than through fun and games? Therefore, our approach to teaching children to ski is based on just that — games that make learning to ski a whole lot of fun.
Our selection of classes is taught by instructors who love skiing and who love teaching children. Kids' lessons are open to children ages 6 to 10 — older kids (ages 11 and up) take our adult lessons and pay discounted rates.
In addition to the group lessons below, we also offer Private Lessons for Kids.
If you are looking for a season-long program of instruction, consider the Bill Koch Youth Ski League.
Kids' Beginner Lesson (ages 6–10)
This 75-minute beginner lesson is designed to introduce kids to the fun of gliding on snow. Small groups of six allow for individual attention.
This class is designed for ages 6–10; children ages 11 and up should take our adult beginner class.
  • Offered most weekends and holidays at 10:30am and 2:00pm.
  • Reservations are accepted for the 10:30am class, but the 2pm session is for walk-ins only (unless the class is listed in our online signup — check the schedule below).
  • Other classes may be added if these times fill.
Kids' Beginner Ski Lesson meets for one 75-minute session.
$20 includes lesson and trail pass.
$28 with ski rental.
Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
Sat, Dec. 13, 10:30 AM
Sun, Dec. 14, 10:30 AM
Sat, Dec. 20, 10:30 AM
Kinder Lesson (ages 4–5)
Our ski instructor works with a small child. This one-hour lesson is specifically created for kids in Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). Our trained instructors teach skills through fun and games, ensuring that your kids learn to love skiing as they learn to ski. Class size is limited to four students, ensuring plenty of individual attention.
  • Offered most weekends and holidays at Noon.
  • Reservations are recommended.
Kinder Lesson meets for one 60-minute session.
$18 includes lesson and complimentary trail pass.
$26 with ski rental.
Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
Sat, Dec. 13, 12:00 PM
Sun, Dec. 14, 12:00 PM
Sat, Dec. 20, 12:00 PM
Private Instruction
We are pleased to offer Private Lessons for Kids. Our expert instructors will tailor a lesson specifically for their needs, and they get the benefits of true one-on-one instruction. Learn more!
Kids Ski Series (ages 6–10)
Kids on skis play keep-away with a huge ball! This series of five 1-hour classes builds beginner and intermediate skiing skills. Instruction combined with game playing, having fun, and five weeks of unlimited practice time allows kids to develop their skiing and an appreciation of the sport.
A single adult receives a free trail pass valid for five weeks when accompanied by the student.
  • Classes begin the first week of January.
  • Reservations are required.
Kids Ski Series meets for five 1-hour sessions on the same day and time for five weeks (e.g. five Mondays in a row from 3–4pm), skipping Holidays and vacation periods.
$94 incl. instruction and complimentary trail passes for the student and one adult, valid anytime for 5 weeks.
$134 with student's ski rental valid anytime for 5 weeks.
Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
Mon, Jan. 5, 3:45 PM
Tue, Jan. 6, 4:00 PM
Wed, Jan. 7, 1:15 PM
School Vacation Series (ages 6–10)
This three-day version of our ski series gets your kids outdoors for the snowy February school vacation week. The classes are one hour each day for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Presidents' Week.
A single adult receives a free trail pass valid for the three class days when accompanied by the student.
  • Reservations are required.
Kids Ski Series meets for 1-hour sessions at the same time for three days (e.g. Tues./Wed./Thurs. from 2–3pm).
$59 incl. instruction and complimentary trail passes for the student and one adult, valid for the three class days.
$83 with student's ski rental valid for the three class days.
Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
Tue, Feb. 17, 9:30 AM
Tue, Feb. 17, 11:00 AM
Tue, Feb. 17, 12:30 PM