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Camp CB Kid's Lessons
Camp CB is where learning and fun converge to create a memorable experience for you and your child. Upon arrival in Crested Butte, pre-register your child at Camp CB in the Whetstone Building. For same day registration, please arrive to Camp CB at least 45 minutes early. If your child is renting equipment allow additional time for fitting. Drop off for all group lessons is between 9:30 am and 9:45 am each day.
The Camp CB sales counter is open open daily 8 am to 4:30 pm. Plus don't forget that kids six and under ski free all season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Camp CB Ski & Ride Lessons
Cubs (3 years old)
Our Cubs program offers a very unique learning and skiing experience for your child. Each day includes approximately a 1 ½ to 2hrs of skiing, combined with indoor and outdoor activities. The children will spend the day exploring, playing and learning. Your child must be potty trained to participate in the ski program. There are limited spots in this program so please book early.
Cubs Drop off is from 9:30 am to 9:45 am each day and Pick up is at 3:30 pm *Cubs drop off is located indoors to meet the needs of this age group.
Explorers (4 - 6 years old)
Our Explorers program is for skiers of all ability levels ages 4 - 6. Our exciting program offers group lessons that allow your child to explore the mountain according to individual ability and comfort level. Program includes indoor and outdoor ski exercises.
Challengers (7 - 14 years old)
Our Challenger program is for skiers of all ability levels ages 7 - 14. Your child will learn the basics of skiing, progressing at his or her own speed. For level 1 graduates and experienced skiers, our levels 2 - 7 group lessons will expand your child's skiing skills by offering several different levels and challenges.
Challenger Riders (7 - 14 years old)
Our Challenger Rider program is designed to teach kids age 7 - 14 how to snowboard. The lessons will progress according to ability and comfort level. Includes indoor and outdoor exercises. Crested Butte Mountain Resort is pleased to partner with Burton to offer Learn To Ride (LTR) snowboard equipment, the latest in snowboarding equipment making learning to ride easier and more fun. Snowboard rental reservations are strongly recommended before signing up for a lesson.
Teens Program - Ski & Ride (15 - 17 years old)
Available during Peak Season – The teen program creates an exciting environment in which to explore the mountain, while at the same time, receiving technical and tactical coaching to improve personal abilities with other teens. Designed for levels 1-7. The Teens’ Program is available during peak seasons: December 18, 2017- January 4, 2018, February 18 - 24, 2018 and March 10 - 23, 2018, and meets slope side of Camp CB, the Whetstone building at the green TEEN flag.
2017-18 Cubs, Explorers & Challengers
2017-18 Mini Riders
Mini Riders (5 & 6 year olds)
For the adventurous young riders, our all-inclusive program uses the latest technique in teaching snowboarding in a fun environment. With the focus centered around small groups with a ratio of 4:1 students to instructors. This lesson size sets this age group up for success while shredding the mountain.
For same day registration, please arrive to Camp CB at least 45 minutes early. If your child is renting equipment allow additional time for fitting. To avoid the rush during peak periods, we encourage families to register the day before lessons. Lesson check in begins on snow at 9:30 am, the first 15 minutes will be spent evaluating individuals ability level and introducing instructors and other participants. Groups will head out of the lesson yard at 9:45 am and return for parent pick up at 3:30 pm.
Tips for Parents
Pre & Post Lesson Child Care
To meet the needs of all families on vacation the children’s ski and ride school offers child care before and after lessons. Families can drop off kids taking lessons as early as 8:30 am at Camp CB. Kids will spend time coloring and doing other projects until 9:30 when instructors will take them out to meet their group lesson. At the end of the lesson child care is available from 3:30- 4:15 pm at Camp CB. Please remember to tell the instructor at the beginning of the lesson if you plan on taking advantage of this amenity.
Helmets are recommended for children twelve years and under. Helmets are available for rent at Camp CB, and helmets are available for sale at the ski and snowboard shops located throughout the resort.
Equipment reservations are strongly recommended before signing up for a lesson during Christmas and Spring Break.
Please allow at least 45 minutes for registration. During Christmas and Spring Break, our sales desk and rental shop will be open extended evening hours. Sign up the night before to avoid the morning rush.
What to Bring
Please bring kids with warm clothes, waterproof mittens, goggles or sunglasses, a warm hat and sunscreen with SPF 15 or more.
Mark clothing with your child's name. Masking tape and markers are available for your convenience.
Children must be potty trained to participate in outdoor skiing instruction, with the exception of the Snowy Bears program.
Meet our beloved resort mascot Bubba every Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 12 pm and 2:30 - 4 pm.
Bubba will be giving out high fives, hugs and smiles all around!