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Kid's Local Programs

Crested Butte Kid's Local Programs
Kid's Local Programs

!!!AS OF THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 2ND, THE SKIING DISCIPLINES WITHIN OUR CRUISERS AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES PROGRAMS ARE SOLD OUT. THERE IS STILL AVAILABILITY FOR SNOWBOARDING IN BOTH CRUISERS AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING ADDED TO THE WAITLIST PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF WE HAVE ANY OPENINGS WITHIN THE PROGRAMS!!!

One of our goals at the Crested Butte Ski and Ride School is to provide an educational pipeline for skiing and snowboarding to suit the needs of children in the Gunnison Valley.  The Mini Cruiser, Cruiser, and Mountain Adventures programs will introduce the sports of skiing and snowboarding, build fundamental skills, and provide progression opportunities for youth to move from their first turns to confidently exploring all the incredible terrain around our mountain in a safe and fun group environment. We also work closely with the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team and are an important aspect of the pathway to competitive skiing and riding.  

The registration deadline for all Mini Cruiser, Cruiser and Mountain Adventures programs is November 2, 2018.  Additional fees will apply to any registration received after this date and are subject to availability. 

2018/19 Registration Packet
To register in person: 
Office in Axtel building located at the bottom of Silver Queen. Open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4 pm.

To register via email:

  1. Complete fillable PDF
  2. Email to rsgreeley@vailresorts.com
  3. Online payment is available below. 
    *Snowboard Only

        or

  1. Download and print the registration packet here
  2. Complete the registration form, Ski and Ride School waiver and Photo Release Waiver
  3. Scan and send to rsgreeley@vailresorts.com
  4. Online payment is available below. 
    ​*Snowboard Only

WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING OUR ECOMMERCE FUNCTIONALITY.  ONLINE PAYMENT FOR AVAILABLE PROGRAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! 

For more information call the Ski & Ride School at 970-349-2233 or email rsgreeley@vailresorts.com

Mini Cruisers

NOTE: *The Mini-Cruisers, Saturday morning ½ day, alpine session is full, and we recommend signing up for the Wednesdays, or Saturday afternoon sessions for skiing.  Snowboarding is available in all sessions times, however we are waitlist only for Saturday morning, ½ day alpine*

The Mini Cruiser program is for kids 2.5 - 6 years old who want to be introduced to skiing or snowboarding.  The student to instructor ratio is 2:1 and you may choose a buddy for your child to ride with or we will match them up with another child of similar ability and motivation level upon seeing them ski the first week of the program.  This will be done in a safe environment with our Mini Cruiser Supervisor assigning instructors to each group according to ability and group chemistry.  Each pair will be assigned to one instructor for the duration of the program.  Having the same instructor and ski buddy offers stability and helps to develop a child’s self-confidence.

Children must be fully potty-trained to participate. Age is based as of December 31st, 2018.

Lift tickets are included in this program.  Rentals are not included.  Seasonal rentals are available at the Crested Butte Rental and Demo Center for $159 plus tax.  Learn more here

All Day Mini Cruisers

  • Ages 3-6
  • 9 week program: Wednesdays – January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019. February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019. March 6, 2019
  • Five hour lesson from 10 am – 3 pm
  • Includes lift ticket and lunch
  • $799 starting November 3, 2018

 

Half Day Mini Cruisers
Our half-day Mini Cruiser program is available to kids 2 ½ - 5 years old (based on their age as of December 31, 2018). There are two-time slots available on both Wednesdays and Saturdays but Wednesday is the only option for kids who are 2 ½.

  • Ages 2 ½ - 5
  • 9 week program: Wednesdays - January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019. February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019. March 6, 2019.
  • 9 week program: Saturdays – January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019. February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019. March 2, 2019. 
  • Two hour lesson from 10 am – 12 pm or 1 – 3 pm
  • Includes lift ticket
  • $510 starting November 3, 2018.

NOTE: *The Mini-Cruisers, Saturday morning ½ day, alpine session is full, and we recommend signing up for the Wednesdays, or Saturday afternoon sessions for skiing.  Snowboarding is available in all sessions times, however we are waitlist only for Saturday morning, ½ day alpine*

 

Cruisers

!!!AS OF THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 2ND, THE SKIING DISCIPLINES WITHIN OUR CRUISERS AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES PROGRAMS ARE SOLD OUT. THERE IS STILL AVAILABILITY FOR SNOWBOARDING IN BOTH CRUISERS AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING ADDED TO THE WAITLIST PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF WE HAVE ANY OPENINGS WITHIN THE PROGRAMS!!!

This program is offered to kids from 4-12 years of age and will focus on improving their technical and tactical skiing or snowboarding within a safe and fun learning environment. Kids are grouped together according to their ability level, age, and motivations, and will explore the mountain based on the skills of the group.  Each group will remain with their assigned instructor for the length of the program providing a stable environment, core peer group, and the best opportunity to progress skills each week.  This program does not include lift tickets or lunch and a sack lunch is required. 

  • Ages 4-12
  • 13 week program: 
  • Saturdays – December 8, 15, 22, 2018. January 5, 12, 26, 2019. February 2, 9, 23, 2019. March 2, 16, 23, 30, 2019. 
  • Five hour session from 10am – 3pm
  • $735 starting November 3

Please note: a payment link will be sent after submitting an application to Rosa Greeley

Note: As of the registration deadline November 2nd, the skiing discipline within both Cruisers and Mountain Adventures programs are sold out. There is still availability for Snowboarding in both Cruisers and Mountain Adventures. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist please submit your completed application and we will contact you if we have any openings within the programs.

Mountain Adventures

!!!AS OF THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 2ND, THE SKIING DISCIPLINES WITHIN OUR CRUISERS AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES PROGRAMS ARE SOLD OUT. THERE IS STILL AVAILABILITY FOR SNOWBOARDING IN BOTH CRUISERS AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING ADDED TO THE WAITLIST PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF WE HAVE ANY OPENINGS WITHIN THE PROGRAMS!!!

We are enthusiastic to offer this exciting option to young skiers and riders.  Mountain Adventures is for ability levels 5-8 (Intermediate to Advanced) and is designed as a fun way to progress the skills of each individual through safe exploration of the entire mountain.  This program is a different pathway than our Mountain Sports Team as there are no competitive events as a part of the schedule although the skills learned can prepare an athlete to shift to the competitive environment of the MST.  Mountain Adventures is for the kid who is excited about skiing or riding, enjoys being challenged to learn new skills, likes the comradery of being in a group, and will benefit from working with our talented instructors for the season.  

  • Ages 8-17
  • 13 week program: Saturdays – December 8, 15, 22, 2018. January 5, 12, 26, 2019. February 2, 9, 23, 2019. March 2, 16, 23, 30, 2019. 
  • Five hour session from 10 am – 3 pm
  • $735 starting November 3, 2018

Note: As of the registration deadline November 2nd, the skiing discipline within out Cruisers and Mountain Adventures programs are sold out. There is still availability for Snowboarding in both Cruisers and Mountain Adventures. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist please submit your completed application and we will contact you if we have any openings within the programs.

Cruiser & Mountain Adventure Camps

3 day camps are offered only for kids enrolled in Cruisers and Mountain Adventures. The camp will offer the same format grouping skiers and riders by age and ability level.

  • Ages 4 -17
  • January 2 – 4, 2019
  • Five hour session from 10 am – 3 pm
  • Price: $260

For Adults

Please visit our Ski Clinics