Just for Kids

Lessons & Programs

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).

Season-Long Programs

Program Season Passes (Cub Camp, Play-N-Ski, Future Medalist, and Cloudsplitter Club) are valid for skiing and riding from Opening Day, 2018 through Closing Day, 2019.

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 Park  |  Ages 4-6
Play-n-Ski & Riglet Park | Ages 4-6
A combination of lessons and indoor playtime for all abilities. Half day, full day and season long programs available.
Future Medalist  |  Ages 4-6
Future Medalist | Ages 4-6
Sunday afternoon lesson program for beginner to intermediate skiers looking to find success and enjoyment in skiing. Season Passes on sale now.
Junior Adventure  |  Ages 7-12
Junior Adventure | Ages 7-12
Skiing and snowboarding lessons for all ability levels with a focus on developing fundaments and a lifelong love for the sport. Half and full day programs available.
Cloudsplitter Club  |  Ages 7-14
Cloudsplitter Club | Ages 7-14
A weekend program for skiers and riders of all abilities, with a focus on exploring new terrain and developing skills. Season passes on sale now.
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!