Snowboard Lessons At Belleayre

 

2023-24 Kidscamp Lessons

Kids lessons have now concluded for the 23/24 season. 

Private lessons are available upon request. Feel free to reach out to our reservation department via the online request form or by calling 845.254.6245, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Overview

Are your Kids ready to hit the slopes?  Belleayre offers group lessons for kids ages 4-12 and snowboard lessons for ages 7-12.  These sessions will offer your child the basics to learn how to ski or ride while having fun at the same time.  For any children who are ready for expert (black diamond) terrain, or if you are visiting Monday through Friday, please check out our Private Lesson offerings.

Kids Ages 4-6 Ski Beginner Group Lessons

Lessons are offered to First Time, Second Time, and Novice (Green Circle) Skiers.  The package includes a 2-hour lesson and lower mountain lift ticket with access to the Lightning Lift and the surface lifts in the learning areas.  Rentals are available for an additional cost.

Kids Ages 7-12 Ski Beginner & Intermediate Group Lessons

Lessons are offered to:

  • First Time, Second Time, and Novice (Green Circle) skiers.  Packages includes a 2-hour or 4-hour and lower mountain lift ticket with access to the Lightning Lift and the surface lifts in the learning areas.
  • Intermediate (Blue Square) skiers.  Packages include a 4-hour lesson and an all area use ticket.
  • Rentals are available for an additional cost.
Kids Ages 7-12 Snowboard Beginner Group Lessons

Lessons are offered to First Time, Second Time, and Novice (Green Circle) Snowboarders.  Packages include a 2-hour or 4-hour lesson and lower mountain lift ticket with access to the Lightning Lift and the surface lifts in the learning areas.  Rentals are available for an additional cost.


Check-In:

All Kidscamp participants will check-in inside at the Snowsports Desk located on the lower level of the Discovery Lodge, not outside by the exit.

  • Tickets will be distributed at the time of check-in.
  • If you do not need rentals, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson start time.
  • If you need rentals, your child will be set up with equipment in the Kidscamp rental area and will then be escorted out to the lesson meeting area.  Please allow additional time for equipment sizing, plan on arriving 45 minutes prior to the lesson start time.
  • Kidscamp lessons will promptly go out on time.  Late arrivals may not be accommodated or guaranteed a lesson.
  • One adult will be allowed to accompany the child from the check-in desk to the lesson meeting place.
  • Come dressed and ready for your lesson.
  • Children can be picked up by a registered parent/guardian, with an appropriate pickup tag, outside at the lesson meeting place.
  • Store belongings in lockers located in the lobby of the Kidscamp area.

Additional Information:
  • If your child is bringing their own equipment, please make sure that it is properly tuned.
  • Allow adequate driving time.
  • Bring appropriate winter attire and label all belongings.
  • Children participating in all Belleayre’s Snowsports Kids Lessons are required to wear helmets. For more information on helmet safety visit Lids on Kids.
  • Your child will have a better experience if they are well-rested and have a good breakfast.

Note To Parents

Thank you for entrusting the Belleayre Snowsports staff with your children as they learn to ski and snowboard here at Belleayre. Please consider the following when putting your child in our kids programs:

  • Advanced reservations are required and all required liability forms, rental waivers, or any other important forms must be completed before the start of the lesson.
  • All children are required to wear a helmet during our Snowsports programs.
  • Please be on time. Plan ahead for time to register your child in our program, pick up rental gear, etc.
  • Lessons go out on time.
  • Late arrivals may not be accommodated.
  • A parent must remain on Belleayre Mountain premises if your child is participating in one of our programs.
  • Please inform us of any special needs your child may have so that we can best serve your child.
  • Belleayre staff will not administer medications. If your child needs medication(s) during the day, please make arrangements to be present to give your child their medication.
  • Children in the kids programs may ride lifts with members of the skiing public or other Belleayre staff.
  • Regardless of the ability level your child is assigned at registration, Belleayre staff reserves the right to move your child to the appropriate class level if needed.
  • We do not force your children to ski or snowboard. We will try in every way we can to get your children out on the snow, but if they do not want to go, we will not force them.
  • Children’s class levels may change due to weather and conditions.

Additional notes to best prepare for a fun and successful experience in our Snowsports school:

  • Help prepare your child for their day by explaining what they are going to do in our Kidscamp or Kids Group Lessons.
  • Your child will have a better experience if they are well-rested and have a good breakfast.
  • Participants are responsible for their own equipment.  Please label all equipment (skis/board/boots) and clothing.
  • Backpacks are not allowed into Kidscamp.
  • Lessons are held regardless of weather, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.
  • While skiing or snowboarding is the primary activity, your child will also learn about on-hill safety, etiquette, meeting and learning with new friends, and the Belleayre environment.
  • We know you’re excited to watch your child ski or ride. However, children often become distracted when they see their parents, especially younger beginner students. If you would like to observe, please do so from a distance so as not to distract program participants.