Closed For The Season

Children's Lessons

Lessons for Children Ages 4-13

Skiing and snowboarding are all about having fun!  That is why we have a great Snow Sports School Staff whose focus is to help your children have fun on the slopes.  Whether they are new to the sport or are experienced skiers/snowboarders, we have trained instructors who can take any child to the next level. 


First Time Ski/Snowboard Lesson

Included With Ticket Purchase (Ages 4+) 

The First Time Ski/Snowboard Lesson is included with every lift ticket purchased. If you are new to skiing/snowboarding, we want to give you tips to get started out right and to have a good time on the snow. Our goal is to help you discover the fun of sliding on the snow, learning to control your speed and making those first turns through terrain-based teaching techniques. Take advantage of our First Time Ski/Snowboard Lesson for a great day on the slopes. Lessons are 50 minutes long and taught on the hour, from 10AM-8PM daily and 10AM-10PM during late night sessions, unless otherwise stated.

To participate in this lesson, meet at the Learn to Turn Area (west of the West Lodge) at the top of the hour.
All lessons are subject to instructor availability.  


Children's Doodles Program (Add On to Season Pass)           

$165 per Child: Sundays-Thursdays 6:30PM-8PM
$210 per Child: Sundays 9:30AM-11AM or 3:30PM-5PM

Doodles is a six-week program designed to help your child embrace skiing and boarding for a lifetime of healthy fun.  Our professional instructors are highly trained in helping your child excel in snow sports.  In this progressive lesson program, your child will build the fundamental skill set that will help them master the slopes and take their skiing and boarding skills to the next level.  

The first classes will start the week of January 6th, 2019. Doodles runs for 6 consecutive weeks on your pre-selected day and time.

New the season: Skiers and boarders participating in the Doodles Program now have the opportunity to choose from the following options:

  • Traditional Doodles (previously known as "Doodles"): Available for children between the ages of 4 and 13, of all ability levels. The focus of the Traditional Doodles class is building the fundamental snow sports skill set for beginner through expert level skiers and boarders. This class is designed for kids who want to establish/improve their general skiing/snowboard ability, safely push their limits and most of all have fun!
  • Doodles Freestyle (previously known as “Hot Dogs”): Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are able to comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Freestyle Doodles class is the perfect lesson program for kids interested in establishing or improving their freestyle skills. During this program, the kids will spend a portion of the lesson each week working on their free skiing/riding technique outside of the terrain park, and the other portion of the lesson will be focused on terrain park etiquette, freestyle safety, small jump take-off and landing, sliding boxes and rails, etc. *Helmets are required for Freestyle Doodles*.
  • Doodles Race (previously known as “Hot Shots”): Available for children between the ages of 8 and 13, who are able to comfortably make controlled turns down blue/intermediate terrain without stopping. The Race Doodles class is designed for both new and experienced racers who are interested in establishing or improving their racing skills. Participants will improve their general skiing ability, become more comfortable on a race course, and learn techniques used by the US Ski Team.  Training will consist of technical free skiing with an instructor, as well as gate training.  With participants grouped by similar skill levels, more experienced racers may use this as a stepping stone from recreational into competitive racing.

Equipment: Helmets are strongly recommended for all Lesson Programs, and required for the Freestyle Doodles Program.

Season Passes and rentals are not included with the Doodles Program and must be purchased separately.
Limited spots are available, so please register early. Wait lists are available for sold out sessions.
Ski or Snowboard Classes meet on your pre-selected day of the week.
Any missed lessons are forfeited.

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Children's Next-Step Lesson

$25 (Ages 4-8)

Let our specially trained staff help your child improve their skills on the beginner area terrain.  If your child is showing interest in snow sports, the Next-Step Lesson is designed to bridge the gap between the First Time Ski/Snowboard Lesson and their first chair lift ride.  They will learn to control their speed and become more comfortable making turns.  Lessons are 50 minutes long, taught on the hour from 10AM-8PM daily and 10AM-10PM during late night sessions, unless otherwise stated.

Purchase this lesson at the Ticket and Information Window in the West Lodge and bring the receipt to the Learn to Turn Area (west of the West Lodge) at the top of the hour. 
All lessons are subject to instructor availability.  


Green Chair Beginner Lesson

$10 (Ages 9+)

The Green Chair Beginner Lesson is the place to start enhancing your skills or to refresh your memory after some time away from the slopes.  Learn the basics necessary to move from the beginner area to slightly steeper slopes.  This 50 minute long lesson is designed for beginners to learn how to safely load and unload chairlifts and to control speed through turn shape.   This affordable group lesson is offered daily at 11:00AM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM.  

Purchase this lesson at the Ticket and Information Window in the West Lodge and bring the receipt to the Learn to Turn Area (west of the West Lodge) at 11:00AM, 3:00PM or 7PM. 
All lessons are subject to instructor availability.  


Private Lesson

$45 For the First Participant / $25 Per Each Additional Participant (Ages 4+)                  

Take your skiing or snowboarding to the next level by taking a Private Lesson! We can work with you on basic beginner skills, linking turns on steeper terrain, carving, freestyle/terrain park skills, etc. Enjoy this lesson in a private 1 on 1 ratio format, or create a group of similarly aged and skilled friends or family for a group lesson (it is strongly recommended that children ages 4-6 have their own individual instructor). Lessons are 50 minutes long, taught on the hour from 10AM-8PM daily and 10AM-10PM during late night sessions, unless otherwise stated.

Purchase this lesson at the Ticket and Information Window in the West Lodge and bring the receipt to the Learn to Turn Area (west of the West Lodge) at the top of the hour. 
All lessons are subject to instructor availability.  


Learn With Me  

(Ages 6 and Under)    

If you want to teach your child to ski or snowboard but are not sure how long they will want to stay on the slopes, we have an option that allows you and your child use the slopes for as little as 2 hours.  Purchase full priced 8-hour tickets, forego any lesson with our professional staff, teach your child yourself, then you and your child have the option of:

Returning full priced 8 hour tickets to our window inside the West Lodge within 2 hours to receive a $20 PNS gift card for the adult(s) and child (each card includes $10 Early Return plus $10 Learn with Me Reward*)                                                                        OR
Returning full priced 8 hour tickets to our window inside the West Lodge within 4 hours to receive Early Return  (See information below).

*Learn-with-Me Reward is limited to 2 adults per child. All participants must be present at ticket window located inside the West Lodge at time of redemption.   Early Return not available on Closing/Late Night or Discounted ticket.


Visit our Daily LessonsAdaptiveAdult Lesson Series, and/or Racing pages for information on additional lessons. 

Visit our Tips for First Timers page to obtain additional information about your first visit.