Just for Kids

Lessons & Programs

Winter 2020/21 program information Coming soon


Ages: 1-14  |  All skiing & snowboarding abilities

Bringing the family to Whiteface? Make Bear Den Lodge your first stop. At the Whiteface Snowsports School we've got something for everyone, from the non-skiing little ones to the budding powder hounds! With nearby parking and one-stop shopping for lift tickets, lessons and rentals, we make it easy for everyone in the family to enjoy a great day at the mountain. The Bunny Hutch chair lift connects Bear Den Mountain to the rest of the Whiteface Mountain, and a shuttle service runs all day between the newly constructed Bear Den Mountain Lodge and the Main Base Lodge. 


Quality of programming and offering a fun-filled day on the snow for your children is paramount! For that reason, we do unfortunately sell out at times. Reservations are highly recommended to ensure a spot in one of our programs.

You may purchase any of our kids lessons and programs online in advance of your visit*. Availability during holiday periods may vary; check the specific program pages below for more information on holiday schedules. For additional information or help with booking, please call Snowsports School at (518) 946-2223 (option 3).

*Online lessons & programs are available for purchase up to 2 days prior to your arrival date. Please call Snowsports School at (518) 946-2223 (option 3) for availability if you are looking to book within 48 hours of your visit. 

Season-Long Programs

Program Season Passes (Cub Camp, Play-N-Ski & Riglet Riders, Future Medalist, and Cloudsplitter Club) are valid for skiing and riding from Opening Day, 2019 through Closing Day, 2020. Reservations are required for Play-N-Ski & Riglet Riders Full Season and Non-Holiday Season Passes with at least 48 hours of notice. During holiday periods, students that have not made reservations will not be admitted into the program if we have sold out. Please call 518-946-2223 option 3 or email whitefaceres@whiteface.com with the child(ren)'s name(s), age(s), and ability level(s).

Information for Parents

To ensure that your child has the best experience possible at Whiteface, head to our "Info for Parents" page below to find important program information on what to bring, how to get to Bear Den, and details on lift tickets and rentals.

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Cub Camp  |  Ages 1-6
Cub Camp | Ages 1-6
A friendly and fun place for young, non-skiing children to play, relax and make friends. Half and full day programs available, as well as Season Passes.
Play-n-Ski & Riglet Riders  |  Ages 4-6
Play-n-Ski & Riglet Riders | Ages 4-6
A combination of lessons and indoor playtime for all abilities. Half day, full day and season long programs available.
Junior Adventure  |  Ages 7-12
Junior Adventure | Ages 7-12
Skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ability levels with a focus on developing fundamentals and a lifelong love for the sport. Half and full day programs available.
Private Lessons  |  All Ages
Private Lessons | All Ages
Whiteface Snowsports offers private lessons for all ages to help your child reach his or her skiing and riding goals!