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The Treehouse

Kids Ski Programs

2021.22 winter programming and ski school operations have not yet been finalized. We will be updating as we confirm operations. 

What could be better than learning to ski with new friends? Half-day semi-private lessons available for kids ages 6+.

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. And did we mention fun?!

  • Half Day: 9am-11:45 am OR 12:30pm-3:00pm
  • Reservations are required for all Treehouse lessons. There will be NO walk-in availability.
  • Drop off will be OUTSIDE, behind the Treehouse inside the fenced-in learning area. You will check in with the lesson supervisors and they will give you your children's team number. You will then find your child's instructor lined up in numerical order, spaced out within our learning area.
  • 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.

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

Ski lessons! This ski program includes approximately two-and-a-half hours of ski lesson instruction. Classes will be limited to 4-5 children per instructor, depending on their ages and abilities.  

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
Monday-Thursday $109
Friday $139
Saturday/Holiday $139
Sunday (non-holiday) $139


Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, skis, boots)(Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $15          
Treehouse Lift Ticket (Valid ONLY during the treehouse lesson): $15          

If you wish to ski or snowboard with your children before or after their half-day lesson, you will need to purchase an 8-hour lift ticket and a full-day rental.

    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.

    *Lift ticket and rentals not included. 

    Ridgely's Riders
    (Ages 7-12, snowboarding only)

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

    • Sat/Sun/Holiday: $139
    • Holiday Dates: December 26th-December 31st

    Mountain Explorers (skiing only) 
    (Ages 7-12)

    For advanced skiers only. Each participant must be able to ski on their own proficiently and be able ride Blue Ridge Express and Big Acorn chairlifts without assistance. The program includes approximately two-and-a-half hours of instruction. Children must have completed all levels of Ridgely Rippers, or have one of our instructors evaluate their skiing prior to being enrolled in Mountain Explorers.

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

    Half Day
    Monday-Thursday $109 
    Friday $139
    Saturday/Holiday $139
    Sunday (non-holiday) $139


    Treehouse Equipment Rental (helmet, skis, boots): $15          
    Treehouse Lift Ticket: $15          

    If you wish to ski or snowboard with your children before or after their half-day lesson, you will need to purchase an 8-hour lift ticket and a full-day rental.

    Treehouse Registration Information

    All Treehouse programs require advance reservations.

    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.

    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

    • Children who cry excessively and are unable to be pacified may be removed from the program. 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 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!
    • 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.