Mountain Riders

  • Open Daily
  • For Snowboarders ages 7-14
  • Location: Discovery Center
  • Contact: 800.889.4411 (9am - 4pm)

Your kids want to have fun! More than just children's lessons, our Mountain Rider programs are designed with fun in mind. Whether they're just beginning or already tearing it up all over the mountain, they'll laugh their way through a great day of learning and discovery. Our instructors group kids of similar ability before hitting the mountain for a day of fun-filled learning. This program offers full day and half day sessions.

Looking for a similar skiing experience? check out our Mountain Camp Program for skiers ages 7-14!

Registration Open:

Weekdays - 8:30am / Weekends & Holidays - 7:30am

Registration is located on the ground floor of the Discovery Center

SnowboardersFull Day Class:

Meets at 9:15am / Pickup at 3:30pm

Half Day Class:

AM Session - Meets at 9:15am / Pickup at 11:30am

PM Session - Meets at 1:15pm / Pickup at 3:30pm

Meeting Area:

Outside the Discovery Center (near the Big Dipper warming hut)


Please note, this Ski and Ride School Program does not include lift tickets and rental equipment. Lift tickets are required for all lesson programs.

Sessions 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY
FULL DAY PACKAGE (includes lift ticket) $202 $374 $526 $629 $726
FULL DAY (no lift ticket) $146 $262 $356 $429 $491
HALF DAY (no lift ticket) $89 $142 $216 $243 $261
Half-Day to Full-Day Upgrade: $57          
Add Lunch to Half-Day: $15          

2019/20 Mountain Riders Season Pass On Sale

Allows you to book as many days as you wish throughout the season for one flat rate. Once purchased, simply fill out a Mountain Riders Season Calendar and we will reserve your spot. Once submitted you can add additional dates by calling our reservation department at least 24 hours prior to lesson start times

Mountain Riders Program Pass does not include lift Access. Separate Season Pass or lift ticket required for participation

First Child | $2,199                   

Additional Sibling | $2,099     

Ability Chart

Before you arrive for your lesson, take a look at our ability chart to find the level that most describes your skiing and riding

Red Never ridden before or only in back yard
Yellow Can traverse on both toe and heel edges, rides and stops in control
Light Green Ride the chairlift, starting to link skidded turns on easier (beginner) terrain
Dark Green Easily links turns on easier trails, ready for more difficult terrain
Light Blue Rides more difficult terrain, beginning to carve turns, ready to start switch and freestyle
Dark Blue Carves turns on all more difficult trails, ready for most difficult trails, links basic switch turns
Purple Rides most all difficult trails, bumps and switch on blue trails
Park At least light blue ride level, ready to learn the basics of terrain park riding

Terrain Park Lessons:

Offered on most weekends and Holidays, for our more advanced snowboarders we offer Terrain Park lessons. We'll cover the basics to learning more advanced tricks, with a focus on park etiquette and safety.

Please inquire at the Big Dipper, 15 minutes prior to meeting times, for availability and to sign into the group. Kids going into these advanced classes are required to wear helmets.

For kids with special needs, Mount Snow offers adaptive lessons.



Checking In

Checking In:

Save time by completing our Clinic Registration Form at home and bringing it with you on your first day!

Mountain Rider registration/check-in and ticket pick up is located in the lower level of the Discovery Center.

Registration/check-in begins at 7:30am on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays and 8:30am Monday - Friday non-holiday weeks.

At the time of registration, you will be required to fill out a registration form for your child with medical and emergency information. This will be kept on file for the season. Placing your cell phone (or emergency) numbers in your child's pocket is an excellent way for them to give this information to us if the need arises.

Allow extra time to complete forms, pick up lift and lesson tickets, try on rentals and get your child settled. Busy weekends and holidays can be hectic. Avoid lines by arriving early!

Children are placed in groups at 9:15am for lessons starting at 9:30 at the Big Dipper Building. Children are placed into groups at 1:15pm for afternoon lessons starting at 1:30pm. Please be on time, late arrivals will miss their lesson!

Cancelling Reservations

Advanced Reservation Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be canceled or changed at least 48 hours before the scheduled day of a lesson. All reservations are eligible for an item voucher good until 4/30/2020, or a refund minus a processing fee of $30.00 per item with 48 hours advanced notice. Missed lessons, “No-Shows”, and Cancellations made after a lesson start are not eligible for a credit voucher or a refund. Cancellations can be made by going to or by calling 802-889-4411.

Using Vouchers From Last Year

Using Vouchers From Last Year:

Vouchers may be used at any Ski School ticket locations. If the booking is made in person, the voucher may be applied to the cost of the lesson. If reserving by phone,(800) 889-4411, we take all payment in full at the time of booking. Once you present the voucher to a Ski School Ticket Agent on the day of the lesson, you will be refunded the full amount of the voucher. Refunds may take up to a week to process.