Childcare at Mount Snow


Safety Update: Childcare Unavailable

We will not be offering childcare for guests at our resorts this winter season. We are focused primarily on our on-mountain operations and skiing programs.


Room Age Ratio (Adult:Child)
Little Acorns 6 weeks–12 months 1:4
Birches 13 months–23 months (walkers) 1:4
Willows 24 months–35 months 1:5
Maples 3-6 years 1:10

Daily Schedule

Here is what a typical day at entails:

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Drop Off
9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Morning Snack
9:30 a.m. Morning Activities
10:30 a.m. Outdoor Adventure
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Quiet Time
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free Time
4:30 p.m. Pick Up

The infant room is based on the individual's schedule, so the Little Acorns will not follow the above schedule.

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Illness Policy

Please read the Vail Resorts Childcare Illness Policy before bringing a child into daycare. Thank You!
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Frequently Asked Childcare Questions

Mount Snow Childcare
  • Prepare your child for the day ahead by explaining to them why they are here and reassure them that you will return for them at the end of the day.
  • Make sure they are well rested and have a good breakfast.
  • Label all personal belongings with your child's name
  • Please wash your hands and your child's hands upon entering our facility.
  • If your child has severe allergies or dietary restrictions please inform childcare.
  • Please notify childcare prior to your arrival if your child has any special needs. The more we know about your child the better!
  • At drop off you will be required to fill out a registration form with emergency and medical information. This will be kept on file for the season. Save time at drop off by filling it out ahead of time!
  • In order to maintain the integrity of our program please arrive during drop off times. If your child will be arriving after 10:00 a.m. please inform childcare in advance.
  • Please wash your hands and your child's hands upon entering our facility.
  • At your arrival, parents/guardians will be given a security tag that must be presented and returned at visits and pick up.
  • Only people on your pick up list will have access to the facility with proper ID.
Childcare closes at 4:30 p.m. Please be prompt at pick up time.
Nannies, parents, family members, etc. are not allowed to remain in childcare throughout the day.
Child Care staff are not authorized to administer medication. If your child requires medication during the day you will need to set aside time to administer it.