Stowe Mountain Resort

4 to 6 Year Olds

APRIL 7, 2014 UPDATE: Thanks so much for joining us for this great winter 2013-14. The Stowe Ski and Snowboard School is currently closed for all group lessons and childcare. Private lessons are offered through Sunday April 13 at 50% off the normal rates. Please visit this page for more information. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

Our experience has taught us that children have the highest quality learning experience in a full day program. The full day Kids Adventure program caters to all levels of skiers and snowboarders (ages 4-6). You can enroll your child for a day or for one of our season long programs. Give us a call and we'll start your little one on the road to a lifetime of fun on the snow.

A WORD ABOUT FOOD & ALLERGIES:  All Children’s Program Facilities are nut-free.  We do our best to accommodate all dietary needs, however, our kitchen has 6 of the 8 major food allergens.  In the event of a food allergy, please know that the most successful option for your child is to pack your child’s lunch; ALL ITEMS MUST BE NUT-FREE AND PRE-PACKAGED WITH INGREDIENT LABELS, as we may need to verify individual ingredients.

Kids Adventure

This program includes lesson, lunch, snack, lift ticket and FUN! Children are grouped by ability level and progress at their own pace with our professional instructors. Children need to be toilet trained, able to communicate their needs and willing to participate.

Who: 4–6 year old skiers and snowboarders
What: Full Day Adventure Program
Where: Children's Adventure Center at Spruce Peak
When: 9:30am-3:30pm daily. Check in between 8:30 and 9am.
2013-14 Price: $195*

*Includes VT meals tax.

CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE: Reservations are required. Space is available on a first come first serve basis. Reserve online here or contact our children's reservation staff to reserve at 800-253-4SKI Ext 3685. You may also email kids@stowe.com. Equipment not included.

The Big Easy

This two hour semi-private first timer lesson is a great introduction for children enthusiastic about learning to ski or snowboard. It's also a great stepping stone for first timers into our Adventure programs. Lesson is a 3:1 child instructor ratio and includes beginner lift ticket.       


Who: 4-6 year old skiers & riders
What: Semi-private 2 hour first timer lesson
Where: Spruce Peak
When: 1-3pm daily
2013-14 Price: $115


CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE: Reservations are required. Space is available on a first come first serve basis. Reserve online here or contact our children's reservation staff to reserve at 800-253-4SKI Ext 3685. You may also email kids@stowe.com. Equipment not included.

Season Long Minibusters

 Minibusters is our season long weekend program for 4-6 year old skiers. Minibusters are assigned to the same general group of children and coaches for the entire season. The MiniBuster program includes a nutritious lunch and a season pass. Drop off is at 8:30am and the program runs 8:45am-2:30pm on program dates listed below

Who:     4-6 year old skiers of all levels
What:    Season Long MiniBuster Program
Where:  Meets outside the Adventure Center
When:   Program runs every weekend from 12/14/13– 3/30/14 with a holiday camp 12/26/13–12/31/13
2013-14 Price:  $1910 thru 10/31/2013 or $2388 after 10/31/2013

Season Long Kids Adventure Pass

This is an unlimited pass for maximum flexibility to our Adventure Programs. The season pass is good all season whether your child is in our program or on the hill with you. Avoid the registration line and head right to the security desk-all season long! Do the math—if you plan to attend more than 10 days, this is the season pass for you.

Who:     4-6 year old skiers & riders
What:    Adventure Program unlimited pass
Where:  Adventure Center at Spruce Peak
When:   9:30am-3:30pm daily. Check in between 8:30 and 9am.
2013-14 Price:  $1910 thru 10/31/2013 or $2388 after 10/31/2013.

To enroll in season long ski & snowboard school programs, please call (802) 253-3682 or email Children's Programs. Call early, space is limited.


4-6 Year Old Insider Tips for a great day...

  • Please secure rental equipment prior to lesson time. Our rental shop is conveniently located in the Spruce Lodge, adjacent to the Adventure Center.
  • Please inform us of any special needs your child may have so that we may address them appropriately. Note: We can NOT administer medication.
  • We do not require that children wear helmets, but recommend it.
  • Remember that young children have trouble with separation, especially in a new place! Please allow time to stay and help your child adjust. We encourage you to talk about their FUN lesson ahead of time so they can prepare for the transition. Explain where you will be and that you will be back to see how great they did! For children visiting Cubs, we encourage children to bring a favorite item that will assist with the transition and provide comfort.  Parents are welcome to check in on the lesson or in the daycare, but be mindful that this can be disruptive and raise anxieties again. We recommend a phone call. Check in with our staff if you have questions or concerns. 
  • Wish to ski with your child in the afternoon? No problem, just make arrangements at the morning drop off for an early pick up. For security reasons, Children in the Kids Adventure Programs are not signed out between 3:00-3:30. Pick up begins at 3:30pm. Check in at the desk in the morning if you require a pick up prior to 3pm.
  • Kids should arrive ready to ski or board. Hat, mittens, parka, goggles layers, and ski boots on with skis/board. Arrive early during holiday times.
  • Kids Adventure Center Programs open for drop off at 8:30am. Label everything and don’t forget to apply sunscreen.

Cancellation Policy 
In order to secure your reservation, we charge a deposit at the time of booking. The balance is charged when you pick up your tickets. Up to 24 hours before your reservation you may change or cancel your reservation with no penalty. Should your plans change within a 24 hour period of the reservation, the deposit will be used per our cancellation policy. "No-Shows" will be charged in full for the first lesson and subsequent lessons will be cancelled.

Weather and snow conditions are not viable reasons for cancellation-- we recommend you check the weather a couple of days prior to your reservation. Our direct line is 802-253-3685. Thanks for your understanding!

Please note, all rates and dates subject to change without notice.


 

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