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Kids Group Lessons

2016-2017 Season

Our instructors teach fun lessons on expansive learning terrain

Kids taking lesson at New York State's best place to learn how to ski and ride, Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain's group lessons for children are led by our instructors who provide fun, engaging, and memorable experiences for your little ones! With programs designed around age and skiing ability, our group lessons are a fantastic way for your child to develop their skiing or riding.

Our children's programs feature two SunKid conveyor lifts for the sole use of the Explorers program. The carpets are 120 feet and 50 feet long and take less than a minute to transport children from the bottom of the carpet to the top, minimizing waiting, conserving energy, and giving children more time learning on the snow.

Inside the Learning Center there are dedicated rental, lunch and break areas for Mountaineers and Explorers Programs. The exclusivity of these rooms streamlines the process for parents and children, making their experience as seamless as possible!

Please Read Cancelation/Refund/Refusal Policy Before Registering

Explorers - Ages 4-6 (Skiing only)

What: Explorers offers kid-friendly group instruction and plenty of fun. Explorers programs include lift ticket and group lesson. Children are grouped according to age and our assessment of ability level. Actual on-snow session can vary with weather, snow conditions, class dynamics and stamina.

Who: Skiers ages 4-6 who are toilet trained, out of diapers, and whose parents will be on the premises during program time.

When:  
Single Sessions: offered everyday December 10, 2016 - March 19, 2017 with appropriate terrain availability. All sessions are taught in a group lesson format.
Full Day Sessions: Full day sessions include snack and lunch. Please see available dates here. Tickets and equipment may be obtained as early as 8am weekend/holidays and 9am midweek non-holiday. Explorers may be dropped off as early as 8:30am weekend/holiday and 9am midweek during program (ground floor of Learning Center) and no later than 9:30am or 12:30pm, dressed and ticketed, for 10am and 1pm sessions. AM session ends at 12noon; the PM and full day sessions end at 3:00pm.

Boy learning how to ski with certified ski instructors at Hunter MountainWhere: The Explorer programs meet in the lower level of The Learning Center.

How much?

Single Session: $85 Price includes lift ticket and a two hour group ski lesson. Lunch is not included, but our resort offers several choices for you to enjoy breakfast or lunch before or after your child's single session.   

Full Day Session: $125 Price includes lift, 4 hour lesson (two 2 hour sessions with break for lunch), lunch and a snack.

If your child needs rentals you may rent them for $15.  Rentals and lift tickets are valid for the remainder of the day for you to enjoy time skiing with your child. 

What your child needs: Please check out The Learning Center's ‘Need To Know’ section on our website for information on what clothing your child will need to keep nice and warm, and to help them have a successful and fun day in our program! 

Proper clothing is very important to protect yourself from the elements.  Explorers program provides cubbies for storing extra clothing needed to say warm.  Your child will need equipment (ski boots & skis) which we offer in addition to the half or full day package for only $15!

*Helmets are mandatory and included with all children’s packages*

Special Savings Packages: Get your six visit savings card for the Explorers Program! Available in the lower level of The Learning Center or by calling 1 800-HunterMtn. This savings card is valid only for the 2016-2017 season. Card is non-transferable and visits must be used by the same child. Card expires on 3/19/2017 and there are no refunds for unused sessions. Reservations are required to use card. 
Cost of Packages:
6 full-day visits: $625; 6 single-session visits: $425. Rentals can be added to your package for only $15 per day!

Reservations: Required for children's programs - space is limited.  Please book now for holiday periods. Walk-ins may be limited on select weekends and holidays.  Call 800-HunterMtn ext. 2351, or on property come to the Lower Level of The Learning Center, or online.

Children’s Programs Refund/Cancelation Policy for 2016-2017 Season:

If your reservation is canceled within 24 hours of booking, a full refund minus a $25 cancelation fee per child can be issued, or we can issue you a voucher for the same child & product for another day, during the 2016-2017 season. *If reservation is booked within 24 hours of the lesson start time, no refunds will be available if canceled.
If you need to cancel and contact us PRIOR to 5pm the night before your scheduled visit, we can issue you a voucher for the same child & product for another day, during the 2016-2017 Season.
If the reservation is not canceled by 5pm the day before the start of your reservation, you arrive late for or leave early from your lesson, no refunds, credits, or vouchers will be available. 

Please Read Cancellation/Refund/Refusal Policy Before Registering

 


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Mountaineers - Ages 7-12 (Ski or Snowboard)

What: Kids ages 7-12 who want to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time and those who are coming back to improve their skills and build confidence will find our Mountaineers Program to be a great day of fun and learning. Actual on-snow session can vary with weather, snow conditions, class dynamics and stamina.

Who: Skiers and Riders ages 7-12, whose parents will be on the premises during program time.

When: Mountaineers program runs from 12/10/2016 through 3/19/2017 with appropriate terrain availability. Full Day and AM lessons begin at 9:30am, and PM lessons begin at 1pm; tickets may be obtained as early as 8am weekends/holidays. AM session ends at 11:30am; the PM and full day sessions end at 3:00pm. Equipment rental is available on the Lower Level of the Learning Center starting from 8am weekends/holidays and 9am midweek non holiday. Participants must be dropped off on the snow at least 15 minutes prior to session start time (9:30am or 1pm), meet at the Mountaineer sign upstairs behind the Learning Center ready to ski/ride at 9:15am or 12:45pm for 9:30am and 1pm sessions, respectively.

Where: The Mountaineers program meets outside, on-snow behind The Learning Center at the Mountaineer sign, at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session (9:15am or 12:45pm meeting times for 9:30am or 1pm start times).

How much? 

Kids inside Learning Center during break from groups lesson with certified ski instructors at Hunter MountainFull Day: $125 - Price includes lift, 4 hour lesson (two 2 hour sessions with break for lunch), lunch and a snack.

Single Session: $85 - Price includes lift ticket & a two hour group lesson.   Lunch is not included, but our resort offers several choices for you to enjoy breakfast or lunch before or after your child’s single session.     

If your child needs rentals you may rent them for $15.  Rentals and lift tickets are valid for the remainder of the day for you to enjoy time skiing or riding with your child.

*Helmets are mandatory and included with all children’s packages*

 

What your child needs: Please check out The Learning Center's ‘Need To Know’ section on our website for information on what clothing your child will need to keep nice and warm, and to help them have a successful and fun day in our program! There are lockers available for rent upstairs in the Learning Center. Your child will need appropriate equipment, skiers will need ski boots, skis and poles and snowboarders will need snowboard boots and a board which we offer for only $15 in addition to their lift & lesson package!

*Helmets are mandatory and included with all children’s packages*

Special Savings Packages: Get your six visit savings card for the Mountaineers Program! Available in the lower level of The Learning Center or by calling 1 800-HunterMtn ext. 2351.  There are no restricted dates. Card is non-transferable and visits must be used by the same child. This savings card is valid only for the 2016-2017 season. Card expires on 3/19/2017 and there is no refund for unused sessions. Reservations are required to use card. 

Cost of Packages:       6 Full-Day visits: $625,      6 Single-session visits: $425

Reservations: Required for children's programs- space is limited.  Please book now for holiday periods. Walk-ins may be limited on select weekends and holidays.  Call 800-HunterMtn or on property come to the Lower Level of The Learning Center, or online.

Please Read Cancellation/Refund/Refusal Policy Before Registering

 

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Children’s Programs Refund/Cancelation Policy for 2016-2017 Season:

If your reservation is canceled within 24 hours of booking, a full refund minus a $25 cancelation fee per child can be issued, or we can issue you a voucher for the same child & product for another day, during the 2016-2017 season. *If reservation is booked within 24 hours of the lesson start time, no refunds will be available if canceled.
If you need to cancel and contact us PRIOR to 5pm the night before your scheduled visit, we can issue you a voucher for the same child & product for another day, during the 2016-2017 Season.
If the reservation is not canceled by 5pm the day before the start of your reservation, you arrive late for or leave early from your lesson, no refunds, credits, or vouchers will be available. 

Refusal Policy:

Hunter Mountain reserves the right to refuse a child due to age, communication barriers, tardiness, behavior, availability, or readiness for the program. Children should be prepared to ride lifts with other members of the public, Hunter Mountain staff or by themselves. Your child must be toilet trained - not in diapers or pull-ups for this on-snow program. Appropriate snow conditions are required to run the outdoor program. Hunter Mountain does not refund money for children who do not want to be on snow and are in our care. 

We want to be sure all children are grouped appropriately and safely. Families may be required to provide proof of a child’s age and/or date of birth (in the form of a passport or birth certificate) prior to reserving a session, when signing their child in on the day of their session, and/or at any time during their participation in our programs.

Other Participation Policies:

  • If your child is experiencing any flu-like symptoms, please refrain from bringing them into our program.  If they should suddenly develop any flu-like symptoms while in our care, our staff will notify you to come pick them up.
  • We do not allow peanut butter or peanut products in our facility.
  • Children enrolled in any programs must have a parent/guardian on the premises during program time.