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Cubs Lessons

Ages: 6-11
Activity: Ski and Snowboard
Group: Ski and Snowboard
Ability Level: Beginner
Location: Creekside Lodge

We understand kids and snow! The trick is having fun on the snow where the learning happens naturally. Cubs (4 and 5 year olds) programs are located in the Creekside Lodge, adjacent to the Holiday Valley Lodge. Children are grouped in lessons by age and ability. Sign up for ski and snowboard programs, rent equipment and arrange for lunch all in one convenient location. Lift tickets are included during class for children ages 4 and 5. 

Reservations are required for all Cubs lessons for 4 and 5 year olds, please call 716-699-3505 or register online. Mountain Adventures may also register online or at Creekside Lodge. Lesson only registration at Creekside Lodge. Lesson and day care registration at Day Care Center by calling 716-699-3933

Morning and all-day registration ends at 9:30AM and afternoon registration ends at 12:30PM.

The Morning Session is 10AM to Noon

The Afternoon session is 1PM to 3PM

The All-Day Session is 10AM to 3PM

Children's Safety Information

Helmets provide significant protection, but they cannot provide total protection from all foreseeable impacts. It's up to you to educate yourself about their benefits and limitations. Ultimately, the choice of whether to wear a helmet is one of personal or parental choice. By following Your Responsibility Code you will reduce your risk of all types of injuries. Helmet rentals are available in the High Performance Shop on the lower level of the Clubhouse Chalet and in the new Creekside Lodge.

Go to the Lids on Kids website for more information on kids & helmets.

Mountain Adventure programs include instruction and use of chairlifts and/or tows. Riding a lift may occur without an instructor. Children may be required to ride the chairlift with other children in the class, Holiday Valley employees or other adults in the lift line. Riding a chairlift can be a hazardous activity for your child. By allowing your child to enroll, you acknowledge the inherent risks of skiing and accept any and all injury to your child.

According to Your Responsibility Code, it is your responsibility to know how to use and ride the lifts safely.

Visit with your child to learn about the importance of lift safety.

Here are some important things to discuss with your child about chairlift safety:

  • While waiting in line watch how people are loading the lift. Ask the lift attendant if you have any questions.
  • Put away phones or game devices before getting on the lift. 
  • If it's your turn to load but you're not ready, it's OK to miss a chair.
  • Sit back as far as possible in the chair and don't lean on the restraint bar.
  • If your pole or glove starts to fall from the chair, don't try to grab it. You can pick it up later.
  • At the top stand up and ski/ride down the ramp, then move out of the way so others can unload.

Snowsports FAQ/s

No, our system is set up where you pay for the lesson and then get the rentals and lift ticket as a added bonus in the package. There is no change of price if you already have them.

Helmets are a personal preference; therefore, they aren’t included in a package.

All are subject to availability.

Mtn. Adv. ½ day – 2-hour lesson, 8-hour all area lift ticket, 8-hour rental. 

Mtn. Adv. Full day – 5-hour lesson, 8-hour all area lift ticket, 8-hour rental, lunch. 

Cubs – 2-hour lesson, 8-hour lift ticket, 8-hour rental. 

LTS/LTR – 1 ½ hour lesson, 8-hour beginner area lift ticket, 8-hour rental. 

Adult Group – 1 ½ hour lesson. 

Privates – Your choice of the length of lesson. 1-hour, 1 ½ hour, 3-hour, 5-hour. 

No. You have to give us a call and present your Passholder Benefit Card at the time of registration. 

Skis, ski boots, and poles. 

Snowboard and snowboard boots. 

We will not be able to accommodate any refund or change of date. 

You have to give us a call at 716-699-3505 to see what is available, if there is room for the switch we can accommodate. This change has to happen before the 24-hour mark. 

Our lessons still go out unless the resort is closed or there is thunder or lightning, where the lifts will have to stop running. Dress accordingly and plan on having a fun time in the softer snow! 

LTS/LTR is for someone who has never been on skis or a snowboard before. This is a lesson for a very beginner. We suggest that you only take this lesson once. This lesson comes as a package for you, with rentals, and lift ticket. 

Adult Group lessons are for the level 2 and up, this is the lesson you would take after one LTS/LTR lesson. This lesson is not a package you purchase just the lesson and add rental and lift ticket on top if necessary.

We want you to be in Creekside Lodge around 45 minutes to a hour before the start time for the lesson. In case of a line and the lesson leaves right at the start time. 

No, if you are not taking lesson you will have to get everything from the Main Lodge. 

No, you need to give us a call 24 hours in advance if you would like a change of date or any sort of refund. You can also email with contact information letting us know you would like to cancel your lesson.