Lessons

Youth Lessons

Mountain Adventures Children's Program

From the youngest Riglets, Cubs and Li'l Troopers to the upper level Trailblazers and Broncos, we understand how kids tick. The trick is having fun on the snow where the learning happens naturally. Mountain Adventures, in the Creekside Lodge is located adjacent to the Holiday Valley Lodge, at the foot of the beginner's area and the Creekside Quad chairlift. Children are grouped in lessons by age and ability. Sign up for ski and snowboard programs, rent skis and arrange for lunch all in one convenient location. Lift tickets are free during class. Reservations required for all lessons for 3, 4 and 5 year olds, please call (716) 699-3505.

Morning and all-day registration ends at 9:30 and afternoon registration ends at 12:30. The Morning Session is 10AM to Noon. The Afternoon session is 1PM to 3PM. The All-Day Session is 10AM to 3PM.  

Mountain Adventures Programs 2017-18 Season Pricing   

Lesson Level

Age

Half Day

Full Day

Add 1/2 Day 

Daycare

 Add Full Day 

Daycare

Ski or Snowboard (Private lesson)

3

$77 (50 minutes)

n/a 

$129

$147

Ski or Snowboard (up to 3 in a class)

4-5

$77 

n/a

$129

$147

Learn to Ski or Snowboard

6-11 

$77

$116

   

Experienced Ski or Snowboard Lessons    

6-11 

$82

$125

   

 All Day Private (5 hours) one child

 

 

$414 

   

 Family Lesson (1.5 hours) up to 4 people

 

 $311

 

   

 5 Pack half day lessons

3-5 

$354 

 

$525 $580

10 Pack half day lessons

3-5 

$693

 

$940 $1045

 5 Pack half day lessons

6-11

$377 

 

   

 5 Pack all day lessons

6-11 

 

$575  

   

 10 pack half day lessons

6-11 $738

 

   

 10 Pack all day lessons

6-11 

 

$1125 

   

Download a Mt. Adventures Registration Form(pdf). Save time and bring this completed form with you to register your child.

Learn to Ski or Ride for Age 3-5

Skiers Age 3- Cub Kadets

50 minute private lesson, introducing the child to the world of skiing and snow, includes free rentals.  If your child is taking the lesson only, register directly at Creekside Lodge. Discover details about Cub Kadets. If you want to include Day Care, register at the Day Care Center. Reservations required for all Cub Kadets lessons, call (716) 699-3505.

Snowboarders Age 3 -Spurs

50 minute private lesson, includes free rentals. If your child is taking the lesson only, register directly at Creekside Lodge. Discover details about Spurs. If you want to include Day Care, register at the Day Care Center. Reservations required for all Riglet lessons, call 716-699-3505.

Download the Mt. Adventures Registration form.

Skiers Ages 4-5 - Li'l Troopers

Two hour group lesson geared towards younger new skiers. Lesson only registration at Creekside Lodge. Lesson and day care registration at Day Care Center. All Li'l Troopers include free rentals. Discover details about Li'l Troopers. Reservations required for all 4 and 5 year old lessons, call (716) 699-3505

Ages 4-5 - Li'l Wranglers

2 hour group lesson, in our shaped snow learning area that's geared towards younger new riders. Lesson only registration at Creekside Lodge. Lesson and day care registration at Day Care Center. Li'l Wranglers lessons include free rentals. Discover details about Li'l Wranglers. Reservations required for all 4 and 5 year old lessons, call 716-699-3505. 

Download the Mt. Adventures Registration form.

Learn to Ski or Ride, Age 6-11

Skiers age 6-11 - Scouts

For first time skiers only. Includes a beginner lesson, rentals, School Haus area lift ticket and hot chocolate break. All day program includes lunch. Scouts Learn to Ski package details.

Snowboarders age 6-11 - Goat Ropers

. For first time snowboarders only. Includes a beginner lesson, rentals, School Haus lift ticket and hot chocolate break.All day program includes lunch. Goat Ropers Learn to Snowboard package details

Download the Mt. Adventures Registration form. (pdf)

Experienced Ski or Ride, Age 6-11

Skiers Age 6-11 - Pathfinders, Explorers, Trailblazers & Adventurers

For experienced skiers. Includes lesson, all area ticket and hot chocolate break. All day program includes lunch.

Rentals not included. Details about Pathfinder program. Details about Explorer program.  Details about Trailblazer program.

Snowboarders Age 6-11 - Bull Doggers, Range Riders  & Bronc Busters

For experienced snowboarders. Includes lesson, all area ticket and hot chocolate break. All day program includes lunch. Rentals not included.  Details about Bull Dogger program. Details about Bronc Busters program.

Download the Mt. Adventures Registration form.

Creekside Lodge Rental Equipment 

  • Skis $27 
  • Snowboard $29
  • Helmet Rental $10 

Rangers Season-Long Rangers Program, Ages 4-11

Rangers program includes unlimited enrollment for the season plus a combo season pass! Choose skiing (ages 4-11) or snowboarding (ages 4-11). Social events and parties are planned during the year. Programs available daily from Dec. 16 to March 18, 2018, weather dependant.

Download the Rangers Program Handbook

  • Pay by April 30, 2018: $1259 

Childrens Programs Safety Information

Helmet Safety

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.

Chairlift Safety

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 KidsOnLifts.org with your child to learn about the importance of lift safety. Be sure to watch this fun animated video below with simple and understandable rules about loading and unloading the lifts safely. Parents be sure to watch this informative video on chairlift safety with your kids.

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

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