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Choosing The Best Program for Kids to Learn to Ski and Ride

You want your child to learn to ski or ride, but you’re overwhelmed by the choices available to you? Here are some helpful tips to make learning to ski or ride successful.

It’s important to place your child in the program that’s best suited to their temperament and style of learning. Does your child learn better in a group setting or with one-on-one instruction?

Group Lessons

If you want to start your child in a group lessons, the first step is to determine if you’re looking for a 75 minute starter lesson or are you looking for a full day/half day program. The 75 minute group lesson is good if you want to get some basic technique for your child to practice during the rest of the day. You’re sort of dipping their feet in the water. This type of lesson is good if the parents feel comfortable being with the child for the rest of the day on the slopes. We recommend you look at the Discover Ski/Ride program which is a multi-day program offering discounts on the second and third visits.

The full day or half day programs are great for a more in depth lesson. You can spend the day on the slopes knowing your child is in good hands, learning the basics and having fun. These programs are headquartered at The Treehouse and include beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate levels. They’ll meet new friends, gain confidence and skill on the snow.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are the other option. Lessons can be with just the child, with a friend or two, or a family. They can be customized as much as you feel you need. Offered in 75 minute, 3-hour or 6-hour segments, our professional instructors will tailor the lesson to meet your goals. Sometimes guests like to start with a group lesson and get a feel for the snow and then move on to a private lesson to really see improvement. Call 434-325-8065 for more information or to schedule a private lesson.

Special Programs and Clinics

Mountain Mornings is for preschool children ages 3-6 and includes a five week program with two hours of on-snow lesson time per session. Offered on Wednesdays or Thursdays. It’s a great option to get your children started skiing at an early age. The program also includes a four hour lift ticket and rental for the parent if they want to get in some snow time for themselves.

Mom, Dad and Me Ski/Snowboard Lesson. Do you want to know what your child should be working on next and how to help them ski/ride better? This 75 minute lesson allows the parent to observe what they are learning and how to continue teaching the child after the lesson is over.

Still have questions? Give our Snowsports Desk a call at 434-325-8065 and they’ll help you determine the best solution for your child.