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 very 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 skiied 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 Wednesdays afternoons or Thursday mornings. The cost is $90.00 per 4 Week Session and includes lift tickets, lessons and rentals (including helmets).
- Session 1 Wednesdays- January 3 through January 24 – 1:00 to 2:00 MAKEUP DATE JAN 31ST
- Session 1 Thursdays – January 4 through January 25 – 10:00 to 11:00 MAKEUP DATE FEB 1st
- Session 2 Wednesdays – February 7 through February 28 – 1:00 to 2:00 MAKEUP DATE MARCH 7TH
- Session 2 Thursdays – February 9 throught March 1 – 10:00 to 11:00 MAKEUP DATE MARCH 8th
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 – THE MAKE-UP IS FOR A CLASS WE CANCEL DUE TO WEATHER…NOT FOR ONE YOU CANNOT MAKE!! BECAUSE THIS IS A PACKAGE PROGRAM, UTILIZING THE SAME INSTRUCTORS AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE SAME STUDENTS, WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THIS PROGRAM FOR A TERRIFIC PRICE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT 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!
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.