PLEASE NOTE: Class size is limited this season to allow for the best experience for all students. Be sure to sign up early!
SKI BEES 2024!
This program is for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Children will play games in the snow, ride on the Magic Carpet (weather permitting) and learn how to put skis and ski boots on. A basic lesson that will help them to learn balance and begin to be comfortable on the snow is included.
NOTE: Most of the children in this group will not have skied before. If your child has been skiing in the Alps (We’ve had that!), this is not the class for them…they should instead get private lessons.)
Classes are on Thursday mornings or afternoons. The cost is $110.00 per 4 Week Session and includes lift tickets, lessons and rentals (including helmets).
- Session 1 Thursdays- January 4 through January 25 – 11:00 to 12:00 MAKEUP DATE FEB 1st
- Session 1 Thursdays – January 4 through January 25 – 1:00 to 2:00 MAKEUP DATE FEB 1st
- Session 2 Thursdays – February 8 through February 29 – 11:00 to 12:00 MAKEUP DATE MARCH 7th
- Session 2 Thursdays – February 8 through February 29 – 1:00 to 2:00 MAKEUP DATE MARCH 7th
NOTE: MAKEUP DATES ARE FOR CLASSES WE HAVE TO CANCEL DUE TO WEATHER NOT FOR A CLASS YOU CAN NOT ATTEND.
Ski Bees Program Progression By Week:
Week One: The children will play games to get used to the snow and being in ski boots. We will then move on to walking games to show them the different positions their feet will be in when they are skiing.
Week Two: We will teach about the ski and how the boot fits into and out of the bindings. We will then have them practice gliding with one ski on, alternating feet. The Children will put both skis on and practice gliding skills.
Week Three: We will work on gliding with two skis and progressing into a wedge. The children will work on a gliding wedge to a complete stop.
Week Four: We will continue to work on a gliding wedge to a complete stop. We will progress into making turns to a complete stop.
During weeks three and four the children will use the magic carpet.
NOTE – BECAUSE IT IS A PACKAGE PROGRAM, UTILIZING THE SAME INSTRUCTORS AT THE SAME TIME WITH EACH GROUP OF STUDENTS, WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THIS PROGRAM FOR A TERRIFIC PRICE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF THE FIRST LESSON. ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD REGARDLESS OF WEATHER AS LONG AS THE MOUNTAIN IS OPEN. THERE ARE NO MAKEUP LESSONS FOR MISSED CLASSES UNLESS THE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED. NO EXCEPTIONS! IF THE MOUNTAIN IS CLOSED, WE WILL HAVE A MAKEUP CLASS (see schedule above). IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE SCHEDULED MAKEUP CLASS THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO GET ALL 4 CLASSES IN DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL OFFER A LIFT TICKET & RENTAL (if needed) TO BE USED BY THE STUDENT ON ANY OTHER DAY THAT WE ARE OPEN THIS SEASON OR NEXT. WE WILL NOT OFFER REFUNDS IF WE ARE UNABLE TO SCHEDULE ALL 4 CLASSES. THERE ARE NO MAKEUPS FOR ILLNESS. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN THIS PROGRAM AND THE SHORT DURATION OF THE PROGRAM, THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES! THIS IS A GREAT DEAL EVEN IF YOU ONLY GET 3 OF THE 4 CLASSES!!
NOTE: Parents wishing to work with their children after the lesson should be aware that no one is permitted on the main mountain who is not skiing or boarding. Space permitting, one parent would be permitted to purchase a Magic Carpet© pass (if open) to work with their children without parent skiing or boarding. Children not skiing or boarding are not permitted on snow at any location at Spring Mountain. No sleds.