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2014-2015 Seasonal Programs for Kids

Is your child ready to take the next step in skiing or snowboarding skill development? The Hunter Mountain Kids' Seasonal Programs give your child a chance to experience the Catskill Mountains, while at the same time continuing development of his or her ski or snowboard skills.

Every weekend starting in December and continuing through March, they will receive coaching from our top snowsport certified instructors at Hunter Mountain. With lots of snow, great terrain, and renowned conditions, you can be sure your child will get the most out of the winter season. They will also develop friendships that can last a lifetime.

Included in the program are extra holiday days and our annual seasonal race/end of year party. This is an incredible program at a very affordable price. There is limited space available for all the programs, so sign up now! Each group must have a minimum of 6 participants by December 31st or the group will be cancelled or the participants may join another group of the same ability.

Children's Programs Include:

  • Mini Mights
  • Mighty Mights
  • Junior Development
  • Junior Adventure (ski and snowboard)
  • Teen Pro Development

Frequently Asked Questions | Meeting Locations | Calendar | Jr. Adventure Calendar

Children’s Seasonal Programs begin December 13th , 2014 and end March 8th, 2015. Additional Holiday dates are December 26, 29, 30, 31, January 18 and February 15.

Note: Proof of age as of December 31, 2014 is required prior to joining the program. For answers to specific questions you may have about our Seasonal Programs, please contact Chris Karas at 800-HunterMtn, ext. 2357.

Mini Mights green-circle-icon 4 year olds, ski only

Skiers who are able to perform the wedge, small turns, stopping wedge, and are independent of any learning device as well as independent of their parents. Minimum requirement is to ski comfortably on all green Hunter One terrain. Children in the Mini Mights Program will be assessed prior to joining the program on the first weekend and groups will be formed based on their ability and group dynamics. There will be a strict maximum ratio of 4 students to 1 coach. Mini Mights are not expected to be able to load the lift without assistance.

When: Program meets from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday & Sunday including holiday dates

How much? No fee for program until after assessment on first weekend. Registration ends on December 31, 2014

If your child doesn’t fit this profile, please feel free to review our Explorers or Private Lesson opportunities, which give any level skier a chance to develop their skills.

To register for Mini Mights only, please fill out this form or contact Chris Karas for details at 800-HunterMtn, ext. 2357. 

 

Mighty Mights green-circle-icon blue-square-icon Ages 5 & 6, ski only

Skiers who are able to at least perform the wedge, stopping wedge and make controlled turns on green terrain. Minimum requirement is to ski comfortable on all green terrain (Mossy Brook included). Groups will be formed with other kids similar in skill. A group ratio of 6 students to 1 coach will be maintained to give enough personal attention that is needed at this young age. All Mighty Mights must be able to independently load the chair lift. It may be necessary for Mighty Mights to ride the lift with an adult from the general public or with another Hunter Mountain Instructor during class.

When: Program meets from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday & Sunday including holiday dates. There is a one-hour unsupervised lunch time when parents are required to pick up and drop off their child unless parents sign release form.

How much? See the table below - Registration ends on December 31, 2014

If your child doesn’t fit this profile, please feel free to review our Explorers or Private Lesson opportunities, which give any level skier a chance to develop their skills.

 

Junior Development blue-square-icon Ages 7-17, ski or snowboard

Join one of our many development programs.  At this stage groups are beginning to become more focused on developing their all mountain skills.  Some of our groups focus specifically on Alpine Development, Mogul/Freestyle Development, or are simply grouped with other children who they enjoy skiing or riding with all season long.  Participants should feel comfortable on at least all green terrain including Mossy Brook.  Groups formed based on past years of experience in the program as well as ability.

When: Program meets from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday & Sunday including holiday dates. There is a one-hour unsupervised lunch time when parents are required to pick up and drop off their child unless parents sign release form.

How much? See the table below - Registration ends on December 31, 2014

If your child doesn’t fit this profile, please feel free to review our Mountaineers or Private Lesson opportunities, which give any level skier a chance to develop their skills.

 

Junior Adventure green-circle-icon blue-square-icon Ages 7-17, ski AND snowboard

Join our seasonal program that gives your child a chance to develop both his or her skiing and snowboarding skills. Minimum requirement is to comfortably ski all blue terrains and can be a novice snowboarder. Child must have both sets of equipment for this program. Training schedule for ski and snowboard will be reviewed by the coach during the season. If child can't perform with his or her group the participant will be moved to another group or requested to join our Mountaineers program. Note: Minimum enrollment requirement for program. Please note that there will be a minimum participant enrollment requirement for this program.

When: Program meets from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday & Sunday including holiday dates. There is a one-hour unsupervised lunch time when parents are required to pick up and drop off their child unless parents sign release form. 

How much? See the table below - Registration ends on December 31, 2014. Rental equipment is NOT provided for non-primary discipline.

If your child doesn't fit this profile, please feel free to review our Mountaineers or Private Lesson opportunities, which give any level skier a chance to develop their skills.

 

Teen Pro Development black-diamond-icon Ages 13-17, ski or snowboard

Advanced skiers or snowboarders, must be comfortable on all black diamond terrain. This program serves as the first step in gaining the skills necessary to become an instructor, coach, or Patroller at Hunter Mountain.

When: Program meets from 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30 every Saturday & Sunday including holiday dates. There is a one-hour unsupervised lunch time when parents are required to pick up and drop off their child unless parents signs release form.

How much? See the table below - Registration ends on December 31, 2014

2014-15 Program Prices

Note: Prices are for programs only and DO NOT include a Season Pass. Last day to sign up for kids seasonal programs is Dec. 31, 2014.

Program

Ages

Ends 4/30/2014

Ends 7/1/2014

Ends 10/20/2014

Starts 10/21/2014

Mini Mights - Age 4

  Pricing based on group size

Mighty Mights

Ages 5 & 6

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$799

$849

 $899

 $949

Junior Development

Ages 7-17

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$649

$699

 $749

 $799

Junior Adventure

Ages 7-17

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$649

$699

 $749

 $799

Teen Pro Development

Ages 13-17

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$649

$699

 $749

 $799


FAQ

Q: What time does the seasonal program start and end?
A: 9:30 – 11:30 for AM session, 12:30-2:30 for PM session, one hour unsupervised lunch from 11:30-12:30

Q: What days does the seasonal program run?
A: Saturday & Sunday from December 13th, 2014 until March 8th, 2015.

Q: What holiday dates does the seasonal program meet?
A: Additional holiday dates will be determined.

Q: What happens if coach is not present?
A: Substitute coach will be assigned or combined with different group of similar ability.

Q: What if my child doesn’t meet the requirements?
A: Hunter Mountain offers a number of kids program including our Explorers, Mountaineers program and Private lessons.

Q: What is the Seasonal Program Race?
A: An annual competitive race of all seasonal program participants occurs at Hunter Mountain. Following the race awards and the end of the year party will transpire.

Q: Do I have to register for the Seasonal Program Race?
A: No, all participants enrolled in the program are automatically registered to compete in the annual seasonal race

Q: Except for the annual seasonal race, is it required to compete in any other races or competitive events during the season?
A: No, all competitive events for the seasonal program participants are optional. If you are interested in joining a competitive team click on the competitive competition link to find out more information.

Q: What is the Mini World Cup Race?
A: A competitive race for kids and parents to learn how racing events occur

Q: Does the seasonal program include a season pass?
A: No, the price of the program only includes instruction and does not include the seasonal pass. Click on the following link to purchase a season pass.

Q: Can kids be released at lunch time and end of the day without parents present?
A: Yes, as long as they sign the parents release form allowing the right for Hunter Mountain to release the kids without a parent present.

Q: What is the recommend equipment for the program?
A: All-mountain ski or snowboard. Groups are setup for skill development that exposes participants to all the areas of skiing or snowboarding. Also required is warm enough clothing to assure child isn’t affected by the cold climate.

Q: Does my child have to attend every class?
A: No, but it is highly recommended to attend as many classes as possible to receive the full benefit of the program.

Forms

Contact Information and Medical Release - Required contact and participant medical information in case of emergency.

Parent's Release Form - Form required to release participant after training sessions without a parent present.

New Program Participant Form - Ski | Board - Required form for new skier or snowboarder for placement into proper group.