Kids Adventure Place

LEARN TO LOVE the snow sports of skiing & riding

AGES 3 - 14 YEARS

Welcome to the Mad River Mountain Kids Academy—where teaching children to ski is our specialty. Your kids will laugh and play their way to becoming confident and skilled skiers and riders!

Our MRM Kids Academy pro staff is specifically trained in ski lessons for kids, instructing the young rider--from beginner lessons through advanced levels in racing, freestyle, and beyond. Our approach uses positive, skill-based coaching, small group sizes, and mountains of fun to provide your child with the optimal snow sport experience.

The Kids Academy offers three exciting programs for teaching children to ski and snowboard--Tiny Tots (ages 3-4), Adventure Place (ages 5-7) and Mountain Explorers (ages 8-14). Click any of the links below for details.

Each program includes a 6-week lesson plan, and a day of option, taught by experienced and caring coaches.  Our fun-filled, creative approach to exploring sliding and riding keeps children interested as they learn and can’t wait to return for the next adventure!


TINY TOTS SKI PROGRAM AGES 3 & 4

TINY TOTS KIDS ARE ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN!  THROUGH GAMES, IMAGINATION AND ADVENTURE, OUR COACHES INTRODUCE YOUR CHILD TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SKIING.

Our Tiny Tots staff is encouraging and compassionate. Children learn to ski in a safe, secure atmosphere. A low skier-to-coach ratio enables each child to progress at his/her own pace. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT TINY TOTS (coming soon)


Adventure Place SKI PROGRAM - AGES 5 - 7

Adventure place SKIERS EXPLORE THE MOUNTAIN ON A QUEST FOR EXTRAORDINARY THRILLS AND EXCITEMENT!

Each week skiers are introduced to new ability challenges through on-slope games and technique-shaping activities.

Adventure Place small group format provides the right setting for Kids Academy coaches to develop and enhance your child’s skiing skills.

Adventure Place: Come for the snow, stay for the friends & fun!

LEARN MORE (coming soon)


Mountain Explorers SKI & SNOWBOARD PROGRAM (AGES 8-14)

MASTER THE MOUNTAIN, RULE THE RACE COURSE, TRIUMPH OVER THE TERRAIN PARK—KIDS CAN CONQUER IT ALL IN Mountain explorer!

Whether you’re sliding/riding freestyle, cruising the slopes, or hitting the gates—there’s no boredom here.  With our winter playground as their classroom, Mountain Explorer members expand their abilities under the guidance of experienced Kids Academy Coaches and Special Guest Pros. 

Sliders and Riders of all levels are welcome in Mountain Explorers, and small group sizes help build confidence on the snow.

Mountain Explorers winter enthusiasm keeps going long after the lesson is over!

LEARN MORE (coming soon)


The Mad River Mountain Kids Academy: teaching children to ski by creatively encouraging a lifetime interest in snow sports. 

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