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The Treehouse

The Snowsports Office will open in November 2022 to begin taking reservations for the upcoming 22/23 season. Please call or email starting November 14th 

Kids Ski & Snowboard Camps

What could be better than learning to ski with new friends? 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. And did we mention fun?!

Treehouse Registration Information

All Treehouse programs require advance reservations. Due to extremely high demand, our staff is working to answer inquiries and requests as they are received. We have changed our reservation system to a request-form based system. Please fill out the form fully, and one of our Snowsports Reservation Specialists will contact you in the order it has been received to discuss your lesson request.

  1. All reservations must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made.
  2. Please call ahead if your child has special needs, in order for us to provide appropriate care.
  3. All children taking lessons are required to wear face-coverings and observe a 6-foot distance from other children to the best of their ability.
  4. Cancellation Policy:
    Outside of 48 Hours - Full Refund
    24-48 Hours - 25% Scheduling Fee
    Less than 24 Hours - No Refund
  5. Walk-up or day-of lessons are not available. Walk-up lessons or modifications are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. We reserve the right to modify this advance purchase policy at any time and for any reason.
  6. Please note due to safety and health concerns of all of our staff and guests, some lessons might be canceled without notice.
  7. We will need your child's height, weight and shoe size if you need to rent equipment with us. Please have that information ready.
  8. Late Pick-up policy: If you are more than ten minutes late for pick-up, a $20 fee will automatically be charged to the credit card on file.

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

Written Medical Consent Form - required for children taking medication.

  • Reservations are required for all Treehouse lessons. There will be NO walk-in availability.
  • Drop off will be OUTSIDE on the snow, behind the Treehouse inside the fenced-in learning area.
  • Each child will need a lift ticket and rental to participate in addition to program costs
  • Lunch is not provided. Parents must pick up full-day students at 11:45 and return them at 1:00pm. Prompt pick up and drop off is expected.
  • Please note due to serious capacity limitations, we may be unable to move your child to a different class/instructor once you have checked in. Please be sure to give us accurate information regarding your child's skiing or snowboarding ability when the reservation is made.

Little Rippers
(Ages 4-5, skiing only)

Half Day Only: 9:00am-11:45am

Ridgley's Rippers, but for younger skiers! This half-day morning lesson is best suited for four and five year old never-ever and beginner skiers. They will spend time focusing on FUN while learning to ski in small groups in our magic carpet learning area. Lift ticket included.

Program price does not include rentals (participants must have equipment prior to being dropped off). 

Half Day
Mondays (holidays only) $199
Friday $149
Saturday/Holiday $199
Sunday (non-holiday) $199

Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, skis, boots)(Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $20                 

If you wish to ski with your children after their half-day lesson, you can extend the rental. A complimentary 5 & under lift ticket can be issued at the Treehouse

  • Child's Treehouse "Rental-After" 4-hour Rental: $20

Ridgely's Rippers
(Ages 6-10, skiing only)

Ski lessons meet camp! 

This ski program will match children of similar ages and abilities together to ski for either a half-day or a full-day! Classes will be limited to roughly 6 children per instructor, depending on their ages and abilities. All lessons start at 9am, and all children must be picked up at 11:45am, while children enrolled in full-day lessons will be dropped back off for the remainder of their lessons at 1pm. Full day pick up is at 3:00pm.

Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and equipment prior to being dropped off). 

Half Day Full Day
Mondays (holidays only) $149 $199
Friday N/A $179
Saturday/Holiday N/A $199
Sunday (non-holiday) $149 $199

Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, skis, boots)(Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $20          
Treehouse Lift Ticket (Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $20          

If you wish to ski or snowboard with your children after their full or half-day lesson, you can extend the lift ticket and rental

  • Child's Treehouse "Lift-After" 4-hour Ticket: $20
  • Child's Treehouse "Rental-After" 4-hour Rental: $20

Ability Levels

Red Ridgely's Rippers

Child has not skied before. Needs to start from the beginning.

Orange Ridgely's Rippers

Child has skied before but cannot stop independently

Yellow Ridgely's Rippers

Child can turn and stop independently in the learning area. They are ready for the slopes.

Green Ridgely's Rippers

Child can turn and stop independently on the slopes. Working on parallel turns.

Ridgely's Riders
(Ages 7-10, snowboarding only)

Snowboard lessons! Available for full-day sessions on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays only. We offer beginner and advanced beginner levels of instruction. Your child will spend roughly four hours on snow learning how to snowboard, or perfecting their existing snowboard skills with children of the same ability. Program price does not include lift ticket or rental.

  • Fridays: $189
  • Sat/Sun/Holiday: $209
  • Holiday Dates: January 15th-17th, February 19th-21st

    Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, snowboard, boots)(valid for the duration of the lesson): $20         
    Treehouse Lift Ticket (valid for the duration of the lesson): $20          

    If you wish to ski or snowboard with your children after their full-day lesson, you can extend the lift ticket and rental

    • Child's Treehouse "Lift-After" 4-hour Ticket: $20
    • Child's Treehouse "Rental-After" 4-hour Rental: $20

Mountain Mornings
(Ages 3-6, Skiing Only)

Do you have a preschooler or child who attends school part-time? This is the perfect midweek school program for them! Sign up for one of our blocks so your child can learn to ski with the same children over the course of five weeks. No make-up days for missed classes. Included in the program: lift ticket and rental for student, and a complimentary four-hour lift ticket and rental for the parent, valid on the dates listed below. 

Rate: $529 per/block (five week session). Includes 4-hour lift ticket and rental for one adult.*** No discounts available.

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


  • Block 1 Wednesdays: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9
  • Block 1 Thursdays: January 13, 20, 27,  February 3, 10

Additional Information for Treehouse Snowsports Programs

  • 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 unless you are accompanying them on the lift. 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!
  • 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.