Junior Snow Sports programs at Windham Mountain

A great way for kids to improve skills and make friends

Our experienced instructors will be teaching kids new skills while advancing their skiing ability, preparing them to safely navigate the slopes. Starting with our youngest participants at 5 and continuing to 18, each child will acquire the necessary skills to become great! Through our variety of program offerings, children will learn the latest techniques while developing their all mountain skills as well as lasting friendships.

Programs meet for 14 weeks, every Saturday and Sunday beginning December 15th, 2018 through March 17th, 2019, weather permitting. Additional Holiday dates include 12/26/18 – 12/31/18. Programs are not in session 12/24/18, 12/25/18, 1/21/19 or 2/18/19 – 2/22/19.  Please enroll by calling 518-734-4300 ext.1120.

Our programs also include options for individuals with disabilities. Contact Adaptive Sports Foundation at 518-734-5017.

*Junior Program Participants must be able to ski or snowboard blue square terrain and ride a chairlift independently.
*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass.

Mini Mountaineers (ages 5&6) & Mountaineers (ages 7-12)

The 14-week programs start on December 15, 2018. The Mini Mountaineers program, for ages 5 and 6, introduces our youngest participants to the Junior Program. Focus is on fundamentals of skiing, safety and fun!

Mountaineers, for ages 7-12, focuses on the fundamental skills that serve as building blocks for success at a later age, when your child can choose a more specific program.

Mini MountaineersProgram Rate
Half Day
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
$1550
Full Day (SOLD OUT)
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 1:15pm - 3pm
SOLD OUT

*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass.  Mini Mountaineers must be purchased over the phone or in person.  Please call 518-734-4300 ext.1120.

MountaineersProgram Rate
Half Day
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
$1180
Full Day
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$1550

*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass

Windham Race Factory

Alpine Ski Racing Program (ages 6-18)

A unique full day, 14-week program dedicated to developing athletes. Solid skiing skills are taught using SkillsQuest, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s system of Long Term Athlete Development. Athletes are introduced to the fundamentals of ski racing, and will ultimately work their way up to training and racing Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G.

Mini World Cup (U8, U10, U12, U14)

Our Mini World Cup program is designed for skiers age 6 to 13 who are interested in developing fundamental racing skills along with solid, all-mountain skiing. Athletes will take part in four fun races hosted at Windham Mountain. Athletes are grouped by age U8 (age 6-7), U10 (age 8-9), U12 (age 10-11) and U14 (age 12-13). Our MWC U8 program serves the youngest age group in the race program and it is a feeder program to our more competitive Alpine Competition Teams.

Kandahar Track Alpine Competition (U10, U12, U14)

Our Kandahar Track program is designed for skiers from age 8 to 13 (U10, U12, U14) who are interested in pursuing a more competitive track of ski racing. These athletes will be introduced to the broader world of NY State Ski racing as they compete against other local mountains in U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association sanctioned events. All athletes are required to be members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and NYSSRA (New York State Ski Racing Association).

Excelsior and Empire Cup Track Alpine Competition (U14, U16)

Our Excelsior and Empire Cup Track program is designed for serious ski racers from age 14 to 18 (U16, U19) who are dedicated to the sport of ski racing. These groups will often have early morning training throughout the season. Midweek training through our Flex Day Training program will be available throughout the season. All athletes are required to be members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and NYSSRA (New York State Ski Racing Association).

Please note: All racing programs start on December 15th, 2018
Please visit our dedicated racing team website: www.windhamracefactory.com to learn more about our staff and program, or contact racefactory@windhammountain.com for details.

Alpine Competition & Mini World CupProgram Rate
Full Day
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$1799

*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass.

Freestyle (Ages 7+)

Learn to ski the bumps, hit the jumps, and free-ski like the pros. Coaches combine fun and challenge to develop the techniques needed to pull off freestyle maneuvers in both disciplines. The Windham Mountain Freestyle Program is affiliated with the United States Ski and Snowboard Associations (USSA & USASA).

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Half Day
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
$1180
Full Day
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$1550
Full Day Competition
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$1799

*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass.

Snowboarding

This 14-week program integrates physical skill development and safety awareness with a great opportunity to make new friends. The Mountain Riders program focuses on stance and turn shapes, with the opportunity to develop and master freestyle, alpine and combined skills. The Competition program further develops the skills of a rider who wants to compete in local and regional competitions.

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Half Day Mountain Rider
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
$1180
Full Day Mountain Rider
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$1550
Full Day Competition
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$1799

*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass.

Mini Riders Program: ages 5-6

Introducing the fundamentals of snowboarding at an early age. Riders of this ages will learn the basics of snowboarding – stance, mechanics of turning, linked turns. Safety and fun will be stressed. Independence in equipment use will be encouraged.
This program will be available for half-day option only. Program participants should have previous experience on a snowboard.

Mountain Riders Program: ages 7-16

Developing the skills of a rider who has previously learned the fundamentals of snowboarding. The mountain rider will build a strong foundation of stance and various turn shapes, allowing for the mastery of an all mountain rider. Participants will be introduced to and given opportunity to develop and master freestyle, alpine and combined skills. Safety, fun and learning will be stressed. Independence in equipment use and care will be encouraged. Participants’ ability on a snowboard will determine the level group they will be placed in.

This program will be available for both half day and full day options. Program participants should have previous experience on a snowboard.

Competition Program: ages 7-16

Developing the skills of a rider who desires to compete in local and regional competitions. The competitor will build a strong foundation of stance and various turn shapes, allowing for the mastery of an all mountain rider. The basics of freestyle, alpine and combined skills will be introduced, developed and mastered by participants. Safety, fun, learning and good sportsmanship will be stressed. Independent use and care will be encouraged.

Participants will be grouped by the following age categories: Ruggie (7 and under*); Grommet (8-9); Menehue (10-11); Breaker (12-13); Youth (14-16). Ruggies through Menehues will be coached to grow maturity and independence through attending local competitions and regional events help at Windham Mountain. Breakers and above will be provided a coach at USASA events held at mountains within the regional series.

This program will be available in full day only/ Participants must have previous experience on a snowboard.

*Consideration will be given to riders under the age of seven who have been assessed by a qualified coach to have the skills necessary for this program

Junior Instructor Training (Ages 13+)

This program is focused on youngsters ages 13 and up who would like to become Windham Mountain Snow Sports instructors. It’s also great for those who simply want to be a better skier or rider. This 14-week, full-day program is open to skiers and snowboarders of at least “intermediate” capabilities. Participants learn from the pros how to teach all levels, from beginner to expert. And they’ll be able to take advantage of the most talented coaches available.

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Instructor Training Course
Lesson time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$575

*Program price does not include lift tickets or season pass.

Season long Junior Programs (including Mini World Cup and Alpine Competition) start on December 15, 2018.  All programs meet on weekends and during the Christmas Holiday, December 22nd – December 30th, 2018. Programs will not be in session on Christmas Day (12/25/18), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/21/19) or Presidents Week (2/18/19 – 2/22/19).

Wooly Bear Club

At the Children’s Learning Center

Our littlest skiers and riders get the benefits of membership!

The Wooly Bear Club is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy enhanced CLC service, while securing the best value for the season. Kids between the ages of 4 and 6 will get a season pass, a locker, and 15 days of winter fun. Best of all, express drop-off and pick-up! That gets Mom and Dad out on the snow faster. Fun for the whole family!

Full Days: $2200

Half Days: $1150

Dates must be selected and reserved by December 14, 2018. Cancellations will be accepted, and days can be rescheduled, but availability is not guaranteed.

Half day program can be AM or PM, or a combination of both.

If more than 15 dates are required, the additional dates can be booked a la carte at standard daily rates. Unused days will be forfeited. Contact abeckmann@windhammountain.com to reserve.