Youth Lessons | 21/22 Season

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The Youth Ski & Snowboard Center is focused on providing programs for skiing or snowboarding that relate specifically to youth ages 4 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 Center Lesson Information

  • Check in for all participants is at 8:30am in the Youth Ski & Snowboard Center.
  • Children must picked up for lunch at 11:45am and returned for the afternoon lesson at 12:45pm. Lunch is not provided. 
  • Lessons conclude at 3:45pm.
  • Golden Explorers will be picked up inside the Youth Center. All other lesson groups, including snowboarders, will be picked up outside at their designated pick up area from their coach. 
  • All lessons include morning and afternoon instruction. Half day lessons are not available.
  • Children must have independent toilet skills. Diapers or pull ups are not accepted.
  • Children will be divided into small groups based on skill levels of new and experienced.

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 in the Golden Explorers where we suggest a labelled extra change of undergarments. 

Youth Center Lesson Checklist

  1. If purchased online, pick up the Red Card with Lift Ticket(s) from a Red Card Pick Up Kiosk. If purchased over the phone, pick up your reservation inside the Main Chalet from the Sales Counter or Guest Services. 
  2. Pick up your rental equipment from the Rental Department in the Main Chalet.
  3. Bring your confirmation email or voucher 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!

Youth Center Ski Age Groups

  • Golden Explorers (4-5)
  • Mountain Adventurers (6-8)
  • Extreme Sliders (9-12)

Youth Center Snowboard Age Groups

Please be aware that all group snowboard lessons will be for first time snowboarders only. If you have snowboarded before, you can only take a Private Lesson.

  • Mountain Rippers (6-8)
  • Extreme Shredders (9-12)

Please allow for adequate time to complete the registration and purchase process particularly during holiday periods. We recommend one hour to complete the whole process including dropping your child off inside the Youth Ski & Snowboard Center ready for their lesson.

Package pricing does not include $5 fee per guest for a Red Card. Reload and reuse your Red Card to save, both summer and winter.

Ski (4-12)  
Full Day Package for Ages 4-5 $239
Full Day Package for Ages 6-12 $269
Full Day Lessons Only $199
Snowboard (6-12)  
Full Day Package for Ages 6-12 $269
Full Day Lessons Only $199

Package includes lift ticket, rental, and lesson.


Lesson packages include your lift ticket, rental, and lesson. Lesson only options do not include anything other than the lesson and you will need a Lift Ticket to participate in that 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.