Ages: 4–6 | Skiing all ability levels

Reservations will open in November

If your children want to be outside skiing and having fun, this is the program for them. Grouped according to ability, children are supervised in the Bear's Den Nursery before and after lessons. They are on the snow for one-and-a-half-hour periods in the morning (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.). If your child is enrolled for the Full-Day program he or she will take a lunch break in the Nursery from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Children participating in the Morning session only, must be picked up by 12:00 pm. Afternoon and Full-Day sessions end at 3:00 p.m., and children remain in the Nursery until they are picked up. All children must be picked up no later than 4:00 p.m. Please review the Play-n-Ski Schedule and Notes for Parents.

Morning and Full-Day Registration
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (Weekends & Holidays)
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday)

Afternoon Registration
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Midweek and Non-Holiday Weekends)
*Half-Day programs do not include lunch. Children need to eat before they are signed in.

Pick Up Times
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Morning session only)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Afternoon and Full-Day sessions)


2014-2015 Play-n-Ski Rates
Half Day $112
Half Day with Rental $142
Full Day $149
Full Day with Rental $179
Half-Day programs are not available during the holiday periods.  Reservations are strongly recommended during the holiday periods.  Lift tickets are included in the cost of program.
2015-16 Play-n-Ski Season Passes
Program March 1 - April 24 April 25 - August 7 August 8 - November 13 November 14 & On
Play-n-Ski Full Season $1,159 $1,159 $1,219 $1,269
Play-n-Ski Non-Holiday $789 $789 $849 $899
All Bear Den Mountain programs include a season pass valid at Whiteface/Gore/Belleayre, unless otherwise noted | Programs take place at Whiteface only | Age determined at time of purchase. | Buy now, ski free privileges refer to skiing and riding only and are not inclusive on snowsports programs.

2013-2014 Holiday Periods
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Saturday, January 18 - Monday, 20, 2014
Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, 23, 2014

Purchase a Play-n-Ski Season Pass


Helmet Policy

Children ages 12 and under participating in Whiteface Snowsports School programs are required to wear helmets. All rental packages include a helmet.
For more information on helmet safety visit Lids on Kids.