Mad River Mountain offers several programs designed to introduce and progressively teach the sports of skiing and snowboarding to your children, all while ensuring a fun time on the slopes every day! Our long-running Kids Adventure Place is just the beginning – Mad River offers the opportunity to start even earlier with our new Mommy & Me Learn to Ski program offered Wednesday mornings, or let them graduate to the next level in the weekly Mountain Explorer’s Club beginning in January.

KIDS ADVENTURE PLACE  - Children learn to love the snow! 

Ages 4-11.  $70 for AM or PM Sessions.  $120 for Full Day with lunch included.

The Kids Adventure Place is Mad River’s all-inclusive learning program for beginner to intermediate skiers and riders and is available in half- or full-day sessions on Saturdays, Sundays and daily during Holiday periods. Kids enjoy a day on the snow practicing techniques, learning skier/snowboarder ethics and participating in fun mini-games. Children can take breaks to warm up with toasty hot chocolate available inside. Every participant walks home with a picture to remember the day.

Half Day sessions run from 10:00am - 12:00pm (AM session) or 1:30pm - 3:30pm (PM session). Full Day sessions run from 10:00am - 3:30pm and include lunch. Kids Adventure Place program pricing includes your child's All Day lift ticket, choice of ski or snowboard equipment rental, and instruction in the program.

Deal Alert:  Puchase an Adult Mad River Mountain Anytime Season Pass and you can add on a 5-pack of Kids Adventure Place Half Day sessions for only $150 - that's a $350 value!


Ages 3 & up PLUS parent.  $150 for 4 Wednesday Sessions.  

Mad River's innovative Mommy & Me Program offers a precursor to the Kids Adventure Place with a four-week progressive learning program designed for Moms (Dad’s too!) with weekday availability to learn alongside their child. Our instructors will introduce your child to fun on the snow while also helping you improve your technique and teach you ways you can practice together outside of class.

 Mommy & Me sessions are offered every Wednesday during January and February from 10:30am - 12:30pm. 4-Pack Session cards are available for $150 and include lift ticket, equipment rental with helmet and instruction for one parent and one child for each session. Purchase two and attend all 8 sessions!  

While you are free to redeem your sessions on the Wednesdays of your choice, due to the progressive nature of the program consecutive week attendance is encouraged. If Wednesday session cards sell out, we may offer the Mommy & Me program on additional days.

MOUNTAIN EXPLORERS CLUB - Saturdays and Sundays 

Ages 7 - 14 year olds.  $40 for AM or PM Sessions.  $70 for Full Day with lunch included.  
Seasonal options also available at $179 for Half Days or $299 for Full Days!  

Mad River is happy to offer the return of the Mountain Explorers Club program! Designed for intermediate to advanced youngsters, this program is ready to take your child’s skills to the next level. This program focuses on improving current skills and introducing new elements such as freestyle terrain, moguls and race gates to your child’s skiing/snowboarding experience. A maximum 8:1 student to teacher ratio guarantees personal attention.  

Half Day sessions run from 10:00am - 12:00pm (AM session) or 1:30pm - 3:30 (PM session). Full Day sessions run from 10:00am - 3:30pm and include lunch. Program price includes instruction only; a valid lift ticket or season pass is required for all participants.