Mountain Explorers 23/24
Season-long program for ages 5-13
3 Age Groups
Lesson Type:Season Long Program
December 23, 2023 through March 10, 2024.
Begins Saturday 12/23 and runs through 12/29 (excluding 12/25 & 12/26) and every Saturday and Sunday through the 2nd weekend in March 10:00am - 3:30pm (lunch 12:30-1) including Monday 2/19 and Friday 2/23.
Berkshire Room, Berkshire Lodge
Meeting Time:9:30 AM
$1599 through 11/30/23
About Mountain Explorers
Mountain Explorers are a season-long program that provides students with new learning opportunities on the mountain! The goal is to evolve their skiing and riding abilities to the next level while exploring the mountain. Solidifying the basic techniques and skills that will take them on a lifelong journey of skiing and riding. Lesson focus for each group member will be differentiated to meet the specific needs and goals of the student. This means that unlike a traditional lesson, where the class works on the same drill all at once for a specific goal, each drill will be customized to each student’s goals. This program is more about exploration through exposure to evolve Explorers into Adventurers so they can use the entire mountain as their playground!
A core group of instructors will be assigned to the groups for the duration of the program. The participant must have the minimum ability to ski or ride green terrain comfortably and consistently link turns in both directions to control their speed skiing/snowboarding and independently ride a lift with other children or with the general public after receiving instructions in order to participate.
Based on the mountain conditions of the day, skiers and riders may find themselves:
- ripping the fresh corduroy
- slashing up the pow pow
- taking steps to matching their skis or carving on their boards or
- navigate through the glades
Every day will bring a different adventure for the kids in this program. Skiers/snowboarders will be grouped by ability.
Helmets are required for all program participants.
Please be sure to select the correct program for the ability level of your child. Underestimating the ability level of your child is much easier to adjust for rather than overestimating their ability level. Children who do not meet the required minimum ability level and chairlift ability will be moved down to other programs based on availability.
Please arrive for drop off at 9:30am in the Berkshire Room of the Berkshire Lodge. Designated drop off times enable the groups to be out on the snow for the start time of 10:00am. If you are late to the snow for the start time (10:00am) you risk forfeiting or you will need to wait at a designated lift that day for the group to come down and pick up your child on the next run. This time will not be rescheduled, nor will a refund/credit be given.
- Children must arrive dressed and ready for snow.
- Parents are responsible for picking up rental equipment and getting children geared up.
- Due to chair lift capacity limits, children may be required to ride chair without an instructor.
Pricing for the 23/24 Season
November 30th, 2023
Season pass is required and not included.
Please be sure to select the correct program for the ability level of your child. Underestimating the ability level of your child is much easier to adjust than overestimating their ability level. Children who do not meet the required minimum ability level and chairlift ability will be moved down to other programs based on availability.
Due to the demand for Season Long Programs, Mountain Cats and Snow Sports Lessons we have a No Refund Policy. We will happily transfer your booking if you contact us a minimum of 48 hours prior to the lesson date, based on availability. All lessons must be used by the end of the 2023-2024 winter season. On-line lift tickets purchases are date-specific and nonrefundable. Tickets unable to be used on the designated day of issuance at purchase may be used on another day during the 23/24 winter season. Guests will be responsible for any difference in the ticket price for rescheduled days and a $20 change fee will be applied to each ticket (or once to move an entire online order in need of a change). Rescheduling of day tickets must take place before the close of business the day prior to the originally purchased day of use by calling 413-528-1262. All unused winter 23/24 Lift Tickets, Snow Sports Lessons, Mountain Cats, and Season Long Programs expire at the end of the 23/24 winter season.