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Seasonal Kids’ Programs

 

Seasonal Kids’ Programs

Welcome to Mad River Glen’s children’s ski school! Our goal is to infuse our programs with fun and knowledge of safety while teaching techniques that will allow your child to improve his/her ability. Our commitment to a small instructor/student ratio allows the children who participate in our program to not only have fun and become awesome skiers but develop a strong sense of camaraderie while developing lasting mountain friendships. Check out the information below to learn about all the different programs we have for kids and teens. We look forward to skiing with your children this winter! Learn more about the detail of our Seasonal Kids’ Programs. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions (802) 496-3551 ext. 125 or email skischool@madriverglen.com.

Dave Knoop
Ski School Director

Register – Online for our Season-Long Kids’ Programs!


ROCKIN’ ROBINS

Children ages 4 to 12 who are learning to ski for the first time.

This program is for children who have never skied before or need a refresher on fundamental skills. This program has a small instructor/student ratio (usually 1:4) so your child can get the attention they need to be “mountain ready” as quickly as possible. We do not take kids up the mountain until they can turn, stop and get up on their own.


CHIPMUNKS

Ages 4 to 6 years old

This program is for children who can ride the Sunnyside Double Lift. There are several levels of Chipmunks *(see levels below) based on the terrain they feel comfortable on. We focus on safety, fun, adventure, skill development and group dynamics. This program has a low instructor/student ratio (usually 1:8).

The Chipmunks are divided into different groups according to ability.
GREEN: Your child can stop, link turns, and skis primarily in a wedge.
BLUE: Your child skis primarily in a wide track parallel on blue and green marked trails and reverts to a wedge on steeper terrain.
PURPLE: Your child skis primarily in a dynamic parallel on blue and green trails and in a wide track parallel on black diamond trails.


PANTHERS

Ages 7 to 12 years old

This program is for children who can ride the Sunnyside Double Lift. There are several levels of Panthers *(see levels below) based on the terrain they are comfortable skiing. We focus on safety, fun, adventure, skill development and group dynamics. This program has a comfortable instructor/student ratio (usually 1:8).

The Panthers are divided into different groups according to ability.
GREEN: Your child can stop, link turns, and skis primarily in a wedge.
BLUE: Your child skis primarily in a wide track parallel on blue and green marked trails and reverts to a wedge on steeper terrain.
PURPLE: Your child skis primarily in a dynamic parallel on blue and green trails and in a wide track parallel on black diamond trails.


DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Ages 7 to 12 years old

This program is for children who are skiing most trails in a relatively dynamic parallel and comfortable with speed. They will work on mountain skills such as bumps, trees, steeps and carving. This group needs to be self-sufficient; they need to be able to get lunch on their own, go to the bathroom alone, and be able to find their parents on their own after lessons. They must be able to ride all of the lifts (including the single chair) without an adult. The Development Team is excellent preparation for the Freeskiing and Racing Teams and also provides a formal path to become a Junior Instructor, a mountain guide or a ski patroller.


FREESKI TEAM

Ages 10 to 18 (as of 01.01.2022)

The Mad River Glen Freeski Team is designed for skiers ages 10 to 18 (as of January 1st) who want to improve their all-mountain skiing, bringing their talents to the next level. Team members will work daily on bumps, jumps, steeps, cliffs and trees in various snow conditions. The team also has a strong focus on mental skills development such as goal setting, teamwork, concentration, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

Prospective athletes who have otherwise not previously been part of the Mad River Glen Freeski Team, must pass an on-mountain skills assessment. In order to ski with the Freeski program athletes have to be skiing in a dynamic parallel on ALL terrain. Athletes must be able to ski all of Mad River Glen’s terrain safely and confidently, they must also be able to self-arrest and recover their own gear after a fall. This group needs to be self-sufficient; they need to be able to get lunch on their own, go to the bathroom alone, and be able to find their parents on their own after training. Freeski Team athletes must be able to ride all the lifts (including the Single Chair) without an adult. Extended season training and travel to competitions will require athletes to be self-sufficient and possess the ability to manage their time effectively.

Learn more about the Freeski Team HERE!


CHILDRENS SKI SCHOOL SEASONAL PROGRAMS

- All Prices are for a 12-week program, January 1, 2022 to March 20, 2022, unless otherwise noted
 Before 9/30After 9/30
Rockin' Robins, Chimpmunk & Panthers One Day (10% off to add 2nd Day)$635$725
Development & Freeski Team- One Day$635$725
Development & Freeski Team- Two Day$1025$1125
Freeski Team Full Season (18+/- weeks)$1495$1595
TeleTeam - Sunday only$635$725

Important! Space in the Season-long Programs is limited, we strongly recommend registering early to ensure a slot for your child. Also, remember that both the Registration and Ski School Children’s Liability Forms must be completed and submitted with payment before September 30th in order to receive the Pre-Season Discount. All forms must be completed and payment submitted prior to any child skiing in a program.

  • Lift tickets and Season Passes need to be purchased separately.
  • Seasonal Ski School Programs run from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM with a one-hour break for lunch.
  • We do not guarantee a number of days. There are no make-up days when Mother Nature causes a cancellation. There is the potential for 12 weekends of lessons. Even if you only come to half of those, the program is still 50% off the daily rate. A value that we are truly proud of.
  • Program fees cover the weekends. Holiday weekdays and other additional days can be purchased at 25% off the daily rate. Reservations are necessary.
  • The Freeski Team Full Season Program begins opening day and continues through April 10th or the NORAM Championships Weekend, whichever is sooner. The Extended Program includes any holiday camps.
  • In an effort to promote safer skiing practices, we recommend that kids wear helmets.
  • Program class size: In all of our season-long kids’ programs our specially trained instructors work with the children in small groups. (The Rockin’ Robins group is generally limited to 4 children per instructor, Chipmunks and Panthers are limited to 8 children per instructor) In this way, we can ensure that your child is developing their skiing in a fun and safe atmosphere.

HOLIDAY KIDS PROGRAM SPECIAL
Mad River Glen offers a holiday kids program. Sign your child up for more than 2 consecutive days and get 10% off each additional day.

Those who are enrolled in one of our season-long programs receive a 25% discount off additional days. This discount is only available if your child is enrolled in one of our season-long programs.

REGISTER – ONLINE FOR OUR SEASON-LONG JUNIOR PROGRAMS!


MID-WEEK OFFERINGS

Midweek Programs for the 2021-2022 Season are in development. If you are interested in a program please contact us


Wednesdays:
 4-week long sessions from 1 pm until 3 pm, $159.00 per person, season pass required.

Intro to Freeski (Wednesdays): 4-week long sessions from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, for 9-year-old skiers (who will turn 10 before 12.31.22) looking to join the Freeski Team next season, $159.00 per person, season pass required.

Session 1: TBD

Session 2: TBD

Session 3: TBD

Homeschool Thursdays: a 6-week program from January through February, groups will ski from 1 pm – 3 pm. $210.00 for the lessons and season-long rental equipment packages are available for $150.00. Lessons are available by appointment only.

Custom Pods: 4-week sessions – 2hrs/day – $159.00 per person, 4 person minimum. A season pass is required. You choose the time.

For more information or to register today call (802) 496-3551 ext. 125 or email skischool@madriverglen.com.


JUNIOR RACE PROGRAM

Ages 6 and Up

The Mad River Glen Junior Race Program is a season-long racing program for children ages 6-18 run by the Mad River Glen Race Department. Our program is dedicated to providing quality training and competition experiences to skiers. We create athletes that are competitive at all junior levels of competition through high-quality coaching, focused training and a premier skiers’ playground. Our program is focused on creating an environment for healthy competition, sportsmanship and character development. Depending on the age, we offer a limited Saturday-only program or our full program, which gives the athlete access to over 70 days of organized training per year. The Junior Race Program, through the Race Department at Mad River Glen, provides the coaching and technical support necessary for junior athletes to achieve their personal best. Our group size is usually less than ten and we always have two coaches working with each group, therefore an excellent athlete to coach ratio. We believe that family support and participation through the Mad River Ski Club are essential to our program’s and each individual athlete’s success.

Learn more about Mad River Glen’s Junior Race Program.

Sign Up for the Junior Race Program – 2022

JUNIOR RACE PROGRAMS

 Before 9/30After 9/30
U8 – 1 Day (Ages 6-8 – Saturday only)$515$595
U10 – 2 Day (Ages 8-9 – Saturday & Sunday)$850$925
U12 – 2 Day (Ages 10-11 – Saturday & Sunday)$905$980
U14 Program (Ages 12-13 – Saturday & Sunday)$1050$1095
HS – 1 Day (Jr & Sr High School)$200$250