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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

**Child is not registered until we have received payment AND registration form.**

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 rgreeley@cbmr.com
  3. Pay online

        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 rgreeley@cbmr.com
  4. Pay online

To register by mail with a check or credit card:

  1. Download and print the registration packet here
  2. Complete the registration form, Ski and Ride School waiver and Photo Release Waiver
  3. Make checks payable to CBMR or pay online
  4. Mail the completed copy of the registration packet to us at:

CBMR
Attn: Kid’s Local Programs
PO Box 5700
Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225

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

** Child is not registered until we have received payment AND registration from.**

Mini Cruisers

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
  • $720 through November 2, 2018, $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
  • $465 through November 2, 2018, $510 starting November 3, 2018.

Cruisers

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
  • $675 through November 2, $735 starting November 3. 

Mountain Adventures

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
  • $675 through November 2, 2018. $735 starting November 3, 2018. 

 

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