Youth Programs

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 programs start as young as 3 years old and include teaching for parents too!  Check out all our children's programs below and find the one that is right for you and your child.  


MOMMY & ME LEARN TO SKI  - Teaching You & your child  

Ages 3 & up + parent

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 with your child. We'll introduce you & your child to the equipment, on-snow experience, and tips on teaching in a fun environment. Due to the physical limitations of 3 to 5 year old's, this program is limited to skiing only.

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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

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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!

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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!

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