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The Treehouse

Kids Ski & Snowboard Camps starting December 26, 2022

What could be better than learning to ski with new friends? Children are placed in groups based on age and ability level. Our ski instructors are trained to meet your children’s needs. They know when it’s time for a break, a motivational snowball fight to keep spirits up or tips to improve their student's skiing/snowboarding technique. Learning snowsports doesn’t just mean connecting turns, instructors teach your children the skills to ski safely when they hit the slopes. Their time at The Treehouse is spent in lessons to help them gain confidence and skill on the snow. And did we mention fun?!

Treehouse Registration Information

  1. All reservations must be paid in full at the time the reservation is made.
  2. Please call ahead if your child has special needs, in order for us to provide appropriate care.
  3. All children taking lessons are required to wear face-coverings and observe a 6-foot distance from other children to the best of their ability.
  4. Cancellation Policy:
    -Outside of 48 Hours - Full Refund
    -24-48 Hours - 25% Scheduling Fee
    -Less than 24 Hours - No Refund
  5. Walk-up or day-of lessons are not available. Walk-up lessons or modifications are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. We reserve the right to modify this advance purchase policy at any time and for any reason.
  6. Please note due to safety and health concerns of all of our staff and guests, some lessons might be canceled without notice.
  7. We will need your child's height, weight and shoe size if you need to rent equipment with us. Please have that information ready.
  8. Late Pick-up policy: If you are more than ten minutes late for pick-up, a $20 fee will automatically be charged to the credit card on file.
Please call 434-325-8179 for more information, or to book.

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

Written Medical Consent Form - required for children taking medication.

  • Reservations are required for all Treehouse lessons. There will be NO walk-in availability.
  • Members please note that we cannot reserve a future sale on your Membership card, nor can we look up your information in our system. You must reserve your reservation on a credit card.
        • Drop off will be located at the main entrance of the Treehouse Facility. Instructors will greet their students at the main entrance and escort them into the building to then help them into their equipment.
        • Prior to drop off, each child needs to be fully dressed in all of their winter apparel (not including ski boots/helmets/skis if you are renting equipment with us).
        • Lunch is not provided. If your child is a full-day participant, please pack them snacks and a lunch that does not need to be microwaved. 
        • Children have the option to stay for their packed lunch or can be picked up before lunch, to dine with the family.
        • Please note due to serious capacity limitations, we may be unable to move your child to a different class/instructor once you have checked in. Please be sure to give us accurate information regarding your child's skiing or snowboarding ability when the reservation is made.
        • Each child will need a lift ticket and rental to participate in addition to program costs

        Little Rippers
        (Ages 4-5, skiing only)

        Half Day Only: 9:00am-12:30pm

        Ridgley's Rippers, but for younger skiers! This half-day morning lesson is best suited for four and five year old never-ever skiers. They will spend time focusing on FUN while learning to ski in small groups in our magic carpet learning area. All children enrolled must be picked up by 12:30pm (no lunch), or 1:00pm (with a packed lunch to eat with their class). Lift ticket included.

        Program price does not include rentals (participants must have equipment prior to being dropped off). 

        Half Day
        Mondays (holidays only) $204
        Wednesday - Friday $154
        Saturday/Holiday $204
        Sunday (non-holiday) $204


        Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, skis, boots) (Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $24                 

        If you wish to ski with your children after their half-day lesson, you can extend the rental. A complimentary 5 & under lift ticket can be issued at the Treehouse

        • Child's Treehouse "Rental-After" 4-hour Rental: $24


        Ridgely's Rippers
        (Ages 6-12, skiing only)

        Ski lessons meet camp! 

        This ski program will match children of similar ages and abilities together to ski for either a half-day or a full-day! Classes will be grouped by ages and ability levels. All lessons aim to start around 9am. All half-day children must be picked up by 12:30pm (no lunch), or 1:00pm (with a packed lunch to eat with their class), while children enrolled in full-day lessons will stay for a packed lunch and an afternoon pick up at 3:00pm.   

        Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and equipment prior to being dropped off). 

        Half Day Full Day
        Mondays (holidays only) $154 $204
        Wednesday-Thursday$154$184
        Friday N/A $184
        Saturday/Holiday N/A $204
        Sunday (non-holiday) $154 $204


        Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, skis, boots) (Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $24          
        Treehouse Lift Ticket (Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $24          

        If you wish to ski or snowboard with your children after their full or half-day lesson, you can extend the lift ticket and rental

        • Child's Treehouse "Lift-After" 4-hour Ticket: $24
        • Child's Treehouse "Rental-After" 4-hour Rental: $24

        Ability Levels

        Red Ridgely's Rippers

        Child has not skied before. Needs to start from the beginning.

        Orange Ridgely's Rippers

        Child has skied before but cannot stop independently

        Yellow Ridgely's Rippers

        Child can turn and stop independently in the learning area. They are ready for the slopes.

        Green Ridgely's Rippers

        Child can turn and stop independently on the slopes. Working on parallel turns.

        Ridgely's Riders
        (Ages 8-12, snowboarding only)

        Snowboard lessons! Available for full-day sessions on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays only. We offer beginner levels of instruction during this lesson. Your child will spend roughly four and a half hours on snow learning how to snowboard with children of the same beginner ability. Program price does not include lift ticket or rental.

        • Sat/Sun/Holiday: $214
        • Holiday Dates: January 15-17, February 19-21


          Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, snowboard, boots) (valid for the duration of the lesson): $24         
          Treehouse Lift Ticket (valid for the duration of the lesson): $24          

          If you wish to ski or snowboard with your children after their full-day lesson, you can extend the lift ticket and rental

          • Child's Treehouse "Lift-After" 4-hour Ticket: $24
          • Child's Treehouse "Rental-After" 4-hour Rental: $24

        Mountain Explorers (skiing only) 
        (Ages 7-13)

        Half Day Only: 2:00pm-4:00pm

        Mountain Explorers is designed as an entry program into our Developmental Ski Race Team. Skiers must be invited into the Mountain Explorers Program either by achieving all of the requirements of the Treehouse Ski Programs, or by trying out for the Developmental Ski Race Team.

        Basic skills expected for Mountain Explorer skiers are:

        • the ability to ski green terrain mostly parallel
        • the ability to link turns on blue terrain
        • the ability to load/unload chairlifts without assistance
        • Must be mature enough to listen to coaches and give 100% effort.
        • Must work well in a fast paced group learning environment.

        Dates: January 14-15, January 21- 22, January 28- 29, February 4-5, February 11-12, February 18-19

        Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals (participants must have a valid lift ticket and equipment prior to dropping off).

        Single dates/weekends not available, participants must enroll in full six-week program.

        Program cost - $599


        Mountain Mornings (skiing only)
        (Ages 3-6) Half Day Only 9am-12:30pm

        Do you have a preschooler or child who attends school part-time? This is the perfect midweek school program for them! Sign up for one of our blocks so your child can learn to ski with the same children over the course of five weeks. No make-up days for missed classes. Included in the program: lift ticket and rental for student, and a complimentary four-hour lift ticket and rental for the parent, valid on the dates listed below.

        Dates

        • Block 1 Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1
        • Block 2 Thursdays: January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2
        • Block 3 Wednesdays: February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8
        • Block 4 Thursdays: February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9

        Rates $599/Block (five week session) Includes 4-hour lift ticket and rental for one adult** No discounts available.

        Junior Instructor Training Program
        (Ages 12-15, skiing & snowboarding)

        9:15am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

        Our Junior Instructor Training Program is for children aged 12-15 who are interested in learning how to become an instructor. These junior instructor candidates will improve their personal skills over the course of six weekends that will help them develop their on-snow knowledge of skiing/riding and instructing people of all ages.

        Junior Instructor Candidates will gain hands-on experience while working alongside our veteran instructors.

        Weekly topics will include the PSIA-AASI Beginner Experience & Learning Connection Model, incorporating the responsibility code into daily routine, teaching skills, learning the fundamentals of skiing and snowboarding, along with the growth of people skills and becoming a role model for younger skiers/riders.

        Available Dates January 7th & 8th; January 21st & 22nd; January 28th & 29th; February 4th & 5th; February 11th & 12th; February 25th & 26th

        Program price does not include lift tickets or rentals. rentals (participants must have equipment prior to being dropped off).
        All Junior Instructor Programs meet outside of the Treehouse learning area and will break for lunch between 12pm and 1pm.

        Saturdays & Sundays $599




        Additional Information for Treehouse Snowsports Programs

        • 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 your child is unable to be pacified, he/she will not be able to remain in the program, and no refunds will be given.
        • Please keep out of eye-sight of your children throughout the day, unless you are accompanying them on the lift. 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!
        • 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.
        • Please call 434-325-8179 for more information, or to book.