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The Treehouse

Kids Ski Programs

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?!

Request a Reservation Online or call 434-325-8179 for more information.

Treehouse Tips! (pdf)

Treehouse FAQ (pdf)

Treehouse Lunch Menu (pdf) Please note that if your child has special dietary needs or food allergies, you may have to provide their 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 $80/$85* $105/$115*
Saturday/Holiday NA $140/$150*
Sunday (non holiday) $105/$110* $140/$150*
*Lift ticket and rentals not included. Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 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 $80/$85* $105/$115*
Saturday/Holiday NA $140/$150*
Sunday (non holiday) $105/$110* $140/$150*
*Lift ticket and rentals not included. Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 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 26 through March 6.

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: $299 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 6, 2016 through February 3, 2016
  • Block 2- Thursdays: January 7, 2016 through February 4, 2016
  • Block 3- Wednesdays: February 10, 2016 through March 9, 2016
  • Block 4- Thursdays: February 11, 2016 through March 10, 2016

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 $105/$115*
Saturday-Sunday/Holiday NA $135/$145*
*Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 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 $55/$60* $70/$80*
Saturday/Holiday NA $100/$110*
Sunday/Holiday $70/$75* $100/$110*
*Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 48 hours in advance.  Make your reservation early for best price!

Babysitting

An approved babysitting list is available at the Front Desk, or call 434-325-2200 and a list will be emailed or faxed to you. Rates start at $14 per hour. Kids in Action and Kids Night Out can be offered to large groups as a substitute for babysitting. Call 434-325-8179 for more information.

Kids Night Out

Kid’s night out can mean fun for both kids AND parents! While we spend quality time with your children, you can enjoy a dinner out, some additional ski and ride time, a relaxing night in, or some live entertainment at The Edge! Dinner is available for an extra charge, limited snacks are included. You may pick up at any time. Ages 4-12, 6-10 pm. Available Select Friday and Saturday nights and holidays throughout the winter season. Limited availability. 24-hour advanced reservations are highly recommended. If a parent or guardian is more than 15 minutes late for pick-up there will be a $10 late fee applied.

Rate: $49 per child, $8 additional for dinner

Treehouse Registration Information

All Treehouse programs require advance reservations. Please sign up early as programs fill up fast. Request a Reservation Online of call the Treehouse Office at 434-325-8179.

  1. A credit card number will be needed to process reservations.
  2. Please call ahead if your child has special needs, in order for us to provide appropriate care.
  3. Cancellation Policy:
    Outside of 48 Hours - Full Refund
    24-48 Hours - 25% Scheduling Fee
    Less than 24 Hours - No Refund
  4. Please Note: A birth certificate and copy of your child’s immunization record is NO LONGER required for registration.

Registration Form - download, print, and fill out before your visit.

Written Medical Consent Form - required for children taking medication.

Additional Information for Treehouse Snowsports Programs

  • All 4 year old children must have proof of age prior to skiing. We will not admit any 3 year old children into our ski program.
  • All children who are skiing must be fully potty trained, but please pack extra clothes for your child, as accidents do happen.
  • Children who cry excessively and are unable to be pacified will be brought inside, and parents may be called. We want all children to have a positive experience skiing with us, and to boost their confidence throughout the day.
  • Your child’s actual time on snow may vary depending on weather conditions and your child’s willingness to participate.
  • Remember that young children have trouble with separation, especially when they are in a new place, surrounded by new people. So please allow time for your child to adjust to the new setting. If you assume your child might have a rough first day adjusting, let them bring a favorite item (stuffed toy or blanket) with them, just please remember to take it with you when you leave.
  • Please keep out of eye sight of your children throughout the day. Many lessons are interrupted once a parent stops by to check in on their child. The child might then get upset once the parent(s) leave, so we always ask you watch/ski from afar! You’ll have plenty of time to ski with them after their lessons are over!
  • Children may not be picked up and brought back to the program in the same day. They will lose their progression with the group, and may hold their group back once they rejoin.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your lesson, you will forfeit your reservation. Once a lesson starts, it is difficult to get children “caught up to speed” while not holding the rest of the group back.
  • We do not offer refunds for days with inclement weather, if the ski lifts are still able to operate safely, we still teach our lessons.