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The Treehouse

Kids Ski Programs

Please note: this video contains scenes at The Treehouse and Ridgely's Fun Park.

What could be better than learning to ski with new friends? Full day and half day programs are available for kids ages 3+.

Children are placed in groups based on age and ability level. Their time at The Treehouse is spent in lessons to help them gain confidence and skill on the snow, with breaks for lunch, snacks, and hot chocolate. And did we mention fun?!

Call 434-325-8179 for more information.

Treehouse Tips! (pdf)

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Ridgely's Rippers (Ages 4-12, skiing only)

Ski lessons! Full day program includes approximately four hours of ski lesson instruction, lunch, snacks and hot chocolate. Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and can purchase a discounted lift ticket and equipment rental at time of reservation or at check-in).

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday $80/$85* $105/$115*
Saturday/Holiday NA $140/$150*
Sunday (non holiday) $105/$110* $140/$150*
*Lift ticket and rentals not included. Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 48 hours in advance.  Make your reservation early for best price!

Equipment Rental Add-on (valid for duration of program): $10
Treehouse Discounted Lift Ticket (Valid for duration of program): $10
Lift/Rental After Program: $20

Mountain Explorers (Ages 7-14)

For intermediate level 4 & above, skiing or snowboarding. Each participant must be able to ski/snowboard on their own proficiently and be able ride Blue Ridge Express chairlift without assistance. Includes advanced instruction, snacks and hot chocolate breaks (lunch is included for full-day participants). Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and can purchase a discounted lift ticket and equipment rental at time of check-in).

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday $80/$85* $105/$115*
Saturday/Holiday NA $140/$150*
Sunday (non holiday) $105/$110* $140/$150*
*Lift ticket and rentals not included. Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 48 hours in advance.  Make your reservation early for best price!

Equipment Rental Add-on (valid for duration of program): $10
Treehouse Discounted Lift Ticket (Valid for duration of program): $10
Lift/Rental After Program: $20

Mountain Explorers Pro (Ages 7-14)

Mountain Explorers Pro is a multiple day program for skiers and riders ages 7-14 who are looking for a multi- day program with the same level of instruction to help improve their skills as is found in the Mountain Explorers single day program. Mountain Explorers Pro takes the relationship created in the single day product and develops it over five consecutive weeks by maintaining the same instructor. This program is designed to help young skiers and riders develop skills that are compatible with joining the Wintergreen Freeride and Race Teams, while offering a fun, supportive, social atmosphere. For questions or to make reservations, please contact either The Treehouse (ext. 8177) or the Snowsports School (ext. 8065).

Cost

  • Half Day (9-11:45 am):
    • $400/per block - does not include lift tickets, rentals or lunch
    • $500/per block with lift tickets; does not include rentals or lunch
  • Full Day (9 am-3 pm): Includes lunch
    • $550/per block - does not include lift tickets or rentals
    • $650/per block with lift tickets; does not include rentals
  • Reservations made 48+ hours in advance will receive a $10 discount on full day programs, and $5 discount on Half Day programs 
  • Lift ticket and rentals can be added for additional cost

Dates

  • Block 1- Saturdays: December 20, 2014 through January 17, 2015
  • Block 2- Sundays: December 21, 2014 through January 18, 2015
  • Block 3- Saturdays: January 24, 2015 through February 21, 2015
  • Block 4- Sundays: January 25, 2015 through February 21, 2015

Mountain Mornings (Ages 3-6, Skiing Only)

Looking for something special to do with your preschooler? This Treehouse program is the perfect way for your child to learn how to ski. This five week program includes approximately two hours of on-snow lesson time per lesson, 4-hour lift ticket and rental equipment. And while your child is in the program, you can ski free… or just relax in The Gristmill with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Rate: $299 per/block (five week session). Includes 4-hour lift ticket and rental for one adult.***

Mountain Mornings sessions are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:45 am. Morning registration begins at 8:30 am.

Dates

  • Block 1- Wednesdays: January 7, 2015 through February 4, 2015
  • Block 2- Thursdays: January 8, 2015 through February 5, 2015
  • Block 3- Wednesdays: February 11, 2015 through March 11, 2015
  • Block 4- Thursdays: February 12, 2015 through March 12, 2015

Childcare + Snowplay (Age 3+, Full Day Only)

Children receive one hour of introductory ski instruction at a designated time slot during their day. The rest of their day consists of enjoying arts, crafts and group games. This program is only offered for full-day participants. Includes rental equipment for the one hour introductory lesson and slope access pass for the duration of lesson.

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday N/A $105/$115*
Saturday-Sunday/Holiday NA $135/$145*
*Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 48 hours in advance.  Make your reservation early for best price!

Kids in Action Childcare (Age 2 1/2-12)

Children spend an exciting day in the Treehouse enjoying arts and crafts, group games, music and stories. 1-hr Ski Lesson add-on (age 3+, offered only for full day participants): $35.

Half Day Full Day
Monday-Friday $55/$60* $70/$80*
Saturday/Holiday NA $100/$110*
Sunday/Holiday $70/$75* $100/$110*
*Lower listed price reflects reservation made more than 48 Hours in advance; higher listed price reflects reservation made less than 48 hours in advance.  Make your reservation early for best price!

Babysitting

An approved babysitting list is available at the Front Desk, or call 434-325-2200 and a list will be emailed or faxed to you. Rates start at $14 per hour. Kids in Action and Kids Night Out can be offered to large groups as a substitute for babysitting. Call 434-325-8179 for more information.

Treehouse Registration Information

All Treehouse programs require advance reservations. Please sign up early as programs fill up fast. For information contact the Treehouse Office at 434-325-8179.

  1. A birth certificate and copy of your child’s immunization record is required for registration. This is a Virginia State Law requirement.
  2. A credit card number will be needed to process reservations.
  3. Please call ahead if your child has special needs, in order for us to provide appropriate care.
  4. Cancellation Policy:
    Outside of 48 Hours - Full Refund
    24-48 Hours - 25% Scheduling Fee
    Less than 24 Hours - No Refund

Registration Form - download, print, and fill out before your visit.

Written Medical Consent Form - required for children taking medication.

Additional Information for Treehouse Snowsports Programs

  • All 4 year old children must have proof of age prior to skiing. We will not admit any 3 year old children into our ski program.
  • All children who are skiing must be fully potty trained, but please pack extra clothes for your child, as accidents do happen.
  • Children who cry excessively and are unable to be pacified will be brought inside, and parents may be called. We want all children to have a positive experience skiing with us, and to boost their confidence throughout the day.
  • Your child’s actual time on snow may vary depending on weather conditions and your child’s willingness to participate.
  • Remember that young children have trouble with separation, especially when they are in a new place, surrounded by new people. So please allow time for your child to adjust to the new setting. If you assume your child might have a rough first day adjusting, let them bring a favorite item (stuffed toy or blanket) with them, just please remember to take it with you when you leave.
  • Please keep out of eye sight of your children throughout the day. Many lessons are interrupted once a parent stops by to check in on their child. The child might then get upset once the parent(s) leave, so we always ask you watch/ski from afar! You’ll have plenty of time to ski with them after their lessons are over!
  • Children may not be picked up and brought back to the program in the same day. They will lose their progression with the group, and may hold their group back once they rejoin.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your lesson, you will forfeit your reservation. Once a lesson starts, it is difficult to get children “caught up to speed” while not holding the rest of the group back.
  • We do not offer refunds for days with inclement weather, if the ski lifts are still able to operate safely, we still teach our lessons.