Windham Mountain Kids: Ages 3-12

LEARN TO LOVE SNOW SPORTS WITH GROUP LESSONS!

Windham Mountain Kids is the premier ski and ride school in the Catskills for children ages three to twelve.  This full-day lesson is designed to help your child get the most out of their skiing or snowboarding experience, whether they’ve never seen snow before or are ripping around the mountain.  Located in Base Camp, our brand-new facility, featuring all the resources needed to make their day a success. Advance reservation is required. Space is limited, and lessons will sell out, especially on Red Days.

Three Year-Olds: Skiing Only

Have your three-year-old learn to love the snow, skiing, and ski school!  Our three-year-olds have a designated area in Base Camp featuring appropriately sized furniture and other cozy and comfortable features.  Small groups on snow will give your child the attention they need to be successful.  A day paced for learning with snacks, skiing, lunch, some playtime, and breaks as needed will keep their energy going all day.

Please Note:  Three years old are ski only and must be willing to participate in on-snow activities.  All participants must be fully toilet trained; no diapers or pull-ups are permitted. Please provide a change of clothes and any other comfort items your child might request.

Lesson Price
Half Day, Lesson Only $99 (lesson only – separate lift ticket or pass required)
Full-Day, Lesson Only $149 (lesson only – separate lift ticket or pass required)
Lift, Lesson, & Rental Bundle $259

 

Four to Six Years-Olds: Skiing and Snowboarding

Four to six-year-olds are at a prime age to learn to ski or snowboard.  They start their day in Base Camp where they get split into groups based on ability and meet their instructor, then head out for a fun day on the snow.  Participants will explore skill-appropriate terrain, from the magic carpets for first-timers to the whole mountain for little rippers.  Base Camp will serve as their home for lunch, breaks, and anything else they need during the day.

Please Note:  All children must be willing to participate in on-snow activities.  All participants must be fully toilet trained, no diapers or pull-ups are permitted.

Lesson Price
Full-Day Lesson Only $149 (lesson only – separate lift ticket or pass required)
Lift, Lesson, & Rental Bundle $259

 

Seven to Twelve Year-Olds: Skiing and Snowboarding

From first-timers to Wolverine, Windham Mountain Kids has something for everyone.  Older kids maximize their time of snow, meeting their team and coach outside Base Camp so they can spend the day working on new skills and ripping around the mountain.  A hot lunch will be provided in Base Camp as well as any other breaks that are needed.  By the end of the day, they’ll be ready to show off.

Lesson Price
Full-Day Lesson Only $149 (lesson only – separate lift ticket or pass required)
Lift, Lesson, & Rental Bundle $299

 

What do I need to know?

  • Please ensure you have booked the correct dates and have a valid lift ticket or season pass.
  • Windham Mountain Kids meets at Base Camp, on the bottom floor of the Lodge to the right when you walk up from the parking lot.
  • Base Camp opens at 8:30 am for check-in and rental pick up.
  • Rental equipment is available inside of Base Camp for children participating in lessons. Advance reservations for rental equipment are required and can be made by purchasing the Lift, Lesson, and Rental Package for Windham Mountain Kids.
  • Drop off for 3 to 6 years-olds is from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Drop off for 7 to 12 year-olds is from 9:00 am to 9:30 am.  All lessons begin promptly at 9:30 am.
  • All students must arrive fully dressed for skiing or snowboarding.
  • Lessons end at 3:00 pm. If you would like to pick your child up early, please make arrangements at the start of the day or at lunchtime so we can best accommodate your request.
  • Base Camp is a secure facility. Parents will not be allowed in the facility or to participate in lessons.  Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Lunch and Allergies
    • All participants will be served a menu of hot lunch and snacks from Base Camp.
    • We are a nut-free facility.
    • If your child has allergies, please note them when booking your lesson. We will do our best to accommodate all allergies. If your child has severe food allergies or other dietary restrictions, we recommend they bring their own lunch. Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns.
    • If you wish to pack your child a lunch for whatever reason, you are welcome to do so. Please ensure there are no nuts, and it is in a clearly labeled lunch box or bag.
  • Please make sure your child is properly prepared for the day. A good night’s sleep, breakfast, and appropriate clothing are essential.
    • Long underwear, warm layers, one pair of knee-high socks, waterproof pants and jacket, warm mittens or gloves (mittens are best for tiny hands), neck gaiter, helmet, and goggles will ensure they are prepared for the weather.
    • Sunscreen and chapstick are also important to protect their skin from winter conditions.
  • Emotional preparation is important for our younger participants.
    • Spend time talking with your younger children about what Windham Mountain Kids is going to be like. Make sure they understand that you will not be with them and will be back to pick them up at the end of the day.
    • Explain that they will be safe, have fun, and that is ok to miss you and have fun at the same time. Please do not tell your child that you will come and collect them or that they will be able to call you as we may not be able to accommodate.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

Lessons purchased online are day-specific and nonrefundable. Lessons unable to be used on the designated day of issuance at purchase may be used on another day during the 21/22 winter season. Guests will be responsible for any difference in lesson price for rescheduled days. Rescheduling of lessons must take place before the close of business the day prior to the originally purchased day of use by calling 518-734-4300 x 1100 or emailing info@windhammountain.com. No “day-of” rescheduling may occur so plan ahead.  Lesson rescheduling is subject to availability.  If rescheduling is not completed in the proper time frame, lessons will be considered expired.  Expired lessons hold no value and will not be honored. All lessons expire at the end of the 21/22 winter season.

Adaptive Sports Foundation

The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) offers lessons for children (and adults) with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses. ASF is a non-profit organization that works closely with Windham Mountain Resort to provide profound and life-changing experiences through outdoor physical activity, education, support, and community. For more information, click here.