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Snow Sport University Discovery Camp Lesson

Ski & Snowboard Programs, Lessons & Fun Activities

Discovery Dynamos — Guided discovery with care for Preschoolers

Available Cancellations must be made by 5:00 pm the day prior to the program/activity start date to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after 5:00 pm are not eligible for a refund.

December 10, 2021 - April 10, 2022

We start kids at 2 1/2 years old on skis and snowboards in our award-winning children's programs - it's never too young to learn!

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Snow Sport University Discovery Dynamos P.I.P. Sessions

Kids learn best through play!

Our Discovery Dynamos program for ages 3-4 encourages development and builds confidence through innovative teaching techniques. Your kids will learn to ski or ride with our trained instructors who guide them on specially groomed terrain that's fun and kid-friendly.

Dynamos accelerate their progress by learning how to ski and ride at a new on-snow playground with sculpted snow features such banked turns and rollers. Kids will love fun learning tools like hoops and obstacle courses that accelerate their skills development. Smugglers' Riglet Park with its unique Treehouse, dedicated to developing the skills of little snowboarders, is now part of the new learning area, conveniently located in the heart of the Resort village.

Working alongside industry leaders like Burton Snowboards, Smugglers’ continues to raise the bar for kids’ ski & snowboard instruction with equipment such as the Burton Handlebar, Burton kids’ boards and Riglet Reels. These useful and effective tools draw tremendous interest, proving that learning is safe, fun, and approachable for young kids. Coupled with the successful Burton Riglet Park, kids are able to explore the terrain in an exciting and intimidation-free environment.

Meet at the Riglet Park behind the Meeting House.

* An adult must attend the session with the child and actively participate.
* Adult and child must have a Notch Card. Lift access is free for both the adult and child for the duration of the session.
* Equipment is not included. Rentals are available at 3 Mountain Equipment.
* Available for all levels.


   2020-2021 Non-holiday rate **:
   10:00 am 2-hour Session: $85 per session
   1:00 pm 2-hour Session : $59 per session
   2020-2021 Holiday* rate:
   10:00 am 2-hour Session: $105 per session
   1:00 pm 2-hour Session: $79 per session
   Pre-registration is required. An adult must attend the lesson with the child.

*Holiday time periods: December 26, 2020-January 1, 2021, January 16-18, 2021 & February 13-21, 2021.

**Due to limited demand for group lessons, we will only have private lessons and First Timer programs available February 22 - April 4, 2021.

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Expert's tip: What can I do as a parent to help my young child have a good experience on the slopes?

Comfort is essential to a child's happiness on the slopes. Therefore, have your child's equipment carefully fitted by a trained technician. Apparel should be layered so that it can be easily adjusted to temperature changes. At the end of an instructional program, solicit feedback from your child's instructor about the child's experience and what the recommended next step should be. And have fun and enjoy this exciting milestone with your child! — Harley Johnson, Snow Sport University director

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Alpine Ski and Snowboard Private Lessons

Beginner to expert, individual attention will help you take your skills to the next level.

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Snow Sport University is proud to be a member school of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

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