Wintergreen Resort: Premier Blue Ridge Mountain Ski, Golf, Tennis, Spa and Family Vacation Resort in Virginia
white checkerberry logo Current

46° F Weather
Mtn Cam
Mtn Blog
This Week
Book Online

The Treehouse

Kids Ski Programs

The Treehouse will conclude winter operations on Sunday, March 5. Treehouse Summer Programs will reopen for Memorial Day Weekend and then for summer operations mid June.

What could be better than learning to ski with new friends? Full day and half day programs are available for children ages 3+.

Children are placed in groups based on age and ability level. Their time at The Treehouse is spent in lessons to help them gain confidence and skill on the snow, with breaks for lunch, snacks, and hot chocolate. And did we mention fun?!

Call 434-325-8179 for more information.

Treehouse Tips! (pdf)

Treehouse FAQ (pdf)

Treehouse Lunch Menu (pdf) If your child has dietary restriction, please ask your reservations specialist about alternative lunch items, or feel free to pack a lunch! The Treehouse is a nut free zone so we ask that any food brought into the facility is nut free. The cost of lunch is included in the program price so no refunds or discounts can be given. Thank you for your understanding.

Ridgely's Rippers
(Ages 4-12, skiing only)

Ski lessons! The full day program includes approximately four hours of ski lesson instruction, lunch, snacks and hot chocolate. The half day program includes approximately two hours and fifteen minutes of instruction and one snack break. Children who are four will take longer breaks throughout the day, so their time on skis may vary depending on participation levels.

Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and can purchase a discounted lift ticket and equipment rental at time of reservation or at check-in).

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday $85* (not available Fridays) $115*
Saturday/Holiday NA $150*
Sunday (non holiday) $110* $150*
*Lift ticket and rentals not included. Save $5 off our half-day programs and $10 off our full-day programs when you book at least 48 hours in advance. Make your reservation early for best price!

Equipment Rental Add-on (valid for duration of program): $10
Treehouse Discounted Lift Ticket (Valid for duration of program): $10
Lift/Rental After Program (valid for 4 hours after purchase): $20

Ability Levels

Red Ridgely's Rippers

Child has not skiied before or it's been over a year since last lesson

Orange Ridgely's Rippers

Child has skiied before but does not know how to stop

Yellow Ridgely's Rippers

Child stops efficiently and safely and is beginning to turn

Green Ridgely's Rippers

Child stops and turns consistently without falling

Mountain Explorers
(Ages 7-14)

For intermediate level 4 and above, (Ski/Snowboarding). Each participant must be able to ski/snowboard on their own proficiently and be able ride Blue Ridge Express and Big Acorn chairlifts without assistance. The full day program includes approximately four hours of advanced ski/snowboard lesson instruction, lunch, snacks and hot chocolate. The half day program includes approximately two hours and fifteen minutes of instruction and one snack break. If participants are not at the required ability level, they will be required to drop down to a lower class level (if available).

Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and can purchase a discounted lift ticket and equipment rental at time of check-in).

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday $85* (not available Fridays) $115*
Saturday/Holiday NA $150*
Sunday (non holiday) $110* $150*
*Lift ticket and rentals not included. Save $5 off our half-day programs and $10 off our full-day programs when you book at least 48 hours in advance. Make your reservation early for best price!

Equipment Rental Add-on (valid for duration of program): $10
Treehouse Discounted Lift Ticket (Valid for duration of program): $10
Lift/Rental After Program (valid for 4 hours after purchase): $20

Mountain Explorers 5-Pack Pass
(previously Mountain X Pro, ages 7-14)

Mountain Explorers Pro is a multiple day program for intermediate-advanced skiers and riders* ages 7-14 who are looking for a multi- day program with the same level of instruction to help improve their skills as is found in the Mountain Explorers single day program. Mountain Explorers Pro takes the relationship created in the single day product and develops it over five sessions. The pass may be used on five consecutive days or any five days throughout the season. This program is designed to help young skiers and riders* develop skills that are compatible with joining the Wintergreen Freeride and Race Teams, while offering a fun, supportive, social atmosphere.  For questions or to make reservations, please contact either The Treehouse (ext. 8179) or the Snowsports School (ext. 8065). *Snowboarding available only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Cost

  • Full Day Only (9 am-3 pm): Includes lunch
    • $550/per 5-pack - does not include lift tickets or rentals
    • $650/per 5-pack with lift tickets; does not include rentals
  • Reservations made 48+ hours in advance will receive a $10 discount on full day programs.  
  • Lift ticket and rentals can be added for additional cost

Early Bird Upgrade

Want to get out on the slopes as early as possible, but have to wait until the Treehouse opens? Now you can! Add the Early Bird Upgrade to any advanced level program your child will enjoy first tracks on freshly groomed trails, short lift lines, and get the best runs of the whole day. They will then return to The Treehouse at 9 am to pick up the rest of the children assigned to their group for the day.

Rate: $19 (in addition to regular program costs).

  • 8-9 am; registration starts at 7:45 am.
  • Reservations required.
  • Advanced skiers only (only slope lessons, no teaching area or magic carpet lessons)
  • This program is only offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings and holidays December 24 through March 5.

Mountain Mornings
(Ages 3-6, Skiing Only)

Looking for something special to do with your preschooler? The Treehouse offers the perfect way for your child to learn how to ski. This five week program includes approximately two hours of on-snow lesson time per lesson, 4-hour lift ticket and rental equipment. And while your child is in the program, you can ski free… or just relax in The Gristmill with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Rate: $349 per/block (five week session). Includes 4-hour lift ticket and rental for one adult.***

Mountain Mornings sessions are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:45 am. Morning registration begins at 8:30 am.

Dates

  • Block 1- Wednesdays: January 4, 2017 through February 1, 2017
  • Block 2- Thursdays: January 5, 2017 through February 2, 2017
  • Block 3- Wednesdays: February 8, 2017 through March 8, 2017
  • Block 4- Thursdays: February 9, 2017 through March 9, 2017

Childcare + Snowplay
(Age 3+, Full Day Only)

Children receive one hour of introductory ski instruction at a designated time slot during their day. The rest of their day consists of enjoying arts, crafts and group games. This program is only offered for full-day participants. Includes rental equipment for the one hour introductory lesson and slope access pass for the duration of lesson.

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday N/A $115*
Saturday-Sunday/Holiday NA $145*
*Save $5 off our half-day programs and $10 off our full-day programs when you book at least 48 hours in advance. Make your reservation early for best price!

Kids in Action Childcare
(Age 2½-12)

Children spend an exciting day in the Treehouse enjoying arts and crafts, group games, music and stories. 1-hr Ski Lesson add-on (age 3+, offered only for full day participants): $35.

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday $60* $80*
Saturday/Holiday NA $110*
Sunday/Holiday