At Smugglers’ Notch Resort, the TREASURES nursery caregivers dress a lot of little ones over the course of the Winter. At TREASURES, children as young as 2˝ can learn how to ski in an introductory program. In this video, TREASURES director Shelly Schaffer offers words of wisdom as well as clothing tips to parents who are eager to introduce their young child to skiing.
We've found a way to teach children as young as 2 1/2 years old, and still in diapers, to love the sport of skiing as much as we do. The secret? Let them play with the equipment until their curiosity is piqued. Then, once enticed, we head out onto the snow to start sliding under careful supervision, always finishing while they are still interested and always concluding on a positive note.
Because continuity and familiarity are key with this age group, the specially trained caregivers that play with your child and take care of their needs indoors at TREASURES will also serve as the instructors who guide your child through the Little Rascals learning experience on skis.
Kids in this program enjoy the fun and ease of use of a Wonder Carpet conveyor lift, conveniently located right out the back door of TREASURES. Each week, children enrolled in Little Rascals on Snow showcase their new skills on a small course. After the children finish the course, families enjoy warm, home-made cookies and hot chocolate together as part of this special event.
The Little Rascals on Snow program meets at TREASURES Child Care Center. We recommend that your little one begin this program on Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday, the days that new learning groups are formed. Please arrive at TREASURES between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, so your child can be outfitted with their ski equipment at TREASURES - no visit to the rental shop necessary!
Available December 4, 2015 - April 10, 2016 $139 per day, includes ski equipment (skis, boots and helmet), snacks, and lunch. 25% OFF Little Rascals on Snow when families purchase our Club Smugglers' FamilyFest or Summit Package all Winter long. This program requires advance reservations on a space available basis.
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