Youth Lessons | 22/23 Season

All Lessons over Thanksgiving Week will be for first time skiers and snowboarders only.

The Youth Ski & Snowboard Center is focused on providing programs for skiing or snowboarding that relate specifically to youth ages 5 through 12. The lessons have been built around our Mountain Accomplishment Program (MAP), a progress report system that records the student's growth of their skills through our programs. After each lesson the MAP progress report is presented to the parents and student allowing both to understand the development of skills. Each time a student returns for a lesson we recommend bringing back the original MAP progress report allowing our coaches to focus on continuing to develop the student's skills moving forward in the programs.

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Youth Lesson Information
  • Children must have independent toilet skills. Diapers or pull ups are not accepted.
  • Please remember to label all personal items including coats, shoes, snow boots, hats, and mittens or gloves. We do not have storage for extra clothing with the exception for children ages 5-6 where we suggest a labelled extra change of undergarments. 
  • Lessons do not include Lift Ticket(s) or Rentals. These must be purchased separately for the number of days you want to ski or snowboard including the day of your Lesson. A Lift Ticket is required to participate in a Lesson.
  • Helmets are included to be worn during all Youth Lessons. 
  • All lessons include morning and afternoon instruction. Half day lessons are not available.
Ages 5-6 Pricing

The 5-6 year old lesson is specifically tailored for children of that age group. With more structured breaks and dedicated indoor space than older age groups. 5-6 year-old lessons are designed to give your child the best opportunity to learn in a fun and safe environment. Children will be grouped based on ability at the start of the lesson. 

  • Check in is at 8:30am in the Youth Center.
  • Children must be picked up for lunch at 11:30am in the Youth Center and returned for the afternoon lesson at 12:15pm. Lunch is not provided.
  • Lessons conclude at 3:00pm.

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Ski or Snowboard (5-6)  
Full Day Lesson $219

Lessons do not include Lift Ticket(s) or Rentals. These must be purchased separately for the number of days you want to ski or snowboard including the day of your Lesson. A Lift Ticket is required to participate in a Lesson.

Ages 7-12 Pricing

The 7-12 year-old lesson is specifically tailored to children of those ages. With lessons going to snow sooner and spending less time on breaks. 7-12 year-old lessons are designed to give your child the best opportunity to learn and be challenged in a safe and fun environment. Children will be grouped by ability first. then by age at the start of the lesson. First time skiers and snowboarders can expect to be placed mostly with same aged students. Children who have skied before may be in groups with more of an age gap based on their skiing ability.

  • Check in is at 8:30am in the Youth Center.
  • Children must be picked up for lunch at 11:30am in the Youth Center and returned for the afternoon lesson at 12:15pm. Lunch is not provided.
  • Lessons conclude at 3:00pm.

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Ski or Snowboard (7-12)  
Full Day Lesson $219

Lessons do not include Lift Ticket(s) or Rentals. These must be purchased separately for the number of days you want to ski or snowboard including the day of your Lesson. A Lift Ticket is required to participate in a Lesson.

Booking Youth Lessons

Youth Lesson availability is limited and we often sell out during holiday periods. We highly recommend purchasing prior to arrival. Youth Lessons are available for purchase prior to arrival online or upon arrival in person. Online purchases can be made up to 11:59pm the day prior to the Lesson date if there is availability. In person purchases can be made up to 8:15am the morning of the Lesson date if there is availability. During the following dates, Dec 21, 2022-Jan 1, 2023, Feb 17-20, 2023, Mar 6-15, 2023, Lessons cannot be purchased day of and can only be made up to 4:30pm the day prior to the Lesson date if there is availability. 

Arrival & Check In
  1. If purchased online, pick up the Red Card with Lift Ticket(s) from a Red Card Kiosk. If you haven't purchased Lift Ticket(s) prior to arrival, please visit the Sales Counter to purchase. 
  2. If purchased, pick up your rental equipment from the Rental Shop in the Main Chalet.
  3. Bring your Red Card to check in for your Lesson in the Youth Center with your boots on and ready to learn.
  4. Enjoy your lesson and have a blast at Red River Ski & Summer Area!

Please allow for adequate time to complete the arrival and check in process particularly during holiday periods. We recommend one hour to complete the whole process including dropping your child off at the Youth Center ready for their lesson. To save time the morning of your Lesson, you may pick up your Rentals after 2:00pm the day before your Rental date begins. 

Lessons

Yes, a Lift Ticket is required to participate in a Lesson.

No, Lessons do not include a Lift Ticket which must be purchased separately for the number of days you want to ski or snowboard including the day of your Lesson.

No, Lessons do not include Rentals which must be purchased separately for the number of days you want to ski or snowboard including the day of your Lesson.

No, we do not include lunch with any of our Lessons. Children must be picked up during the lunch break. 

Guests who are 13 years of age or older are considered adults in our lessons. Our Adult Lessons are only for those who have never been on skis or snowboards before. If you are an adult who has skied or snowboarded previously, you can only take a Private Lesson.

No, you cannot participate in a Lesson on snowblades. You must have skis.