Skip to content

Kid's Local Programs

Crested Butte Kid's Local Programs

Local Ski and Ride 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 (new this season) 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 the incredible terrain around our mountain in a 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 3, 2017. Additional fees will apply to any registration received after this date. 

Please note several of the Local Ski and Ride programs are currently filled and we are accepting wait lists only. See below for specific program details.

2017-18 Registration and Liability Release 

To pay by mail with a check or credit card:

  1. Download and print the registration packet here
  2. Complete the registration form and the Ski and Ride School waiver
  3. Make checks payable to CBMR
  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 (970) 349-2211.

Mini Cruisers

The Mini Cruiser program is designed to introduce skiing to children ages 3 - 6 years old. The student to instructor ratio is 2:1 and you may choose a buddy for your child to ski 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 class 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. We believe having the same instructor and ski buddy offers stability and helps to develop a child’s self-confidence.

Lift tickets and lunch are included in this program. Rentals are not included. Seasonal rentals are available at the Crested Butte Rental and Demo Center for $131 plus tax. 

Information Regarding Seasonal Rentals

All Day Mini Cruisers

  • Ages 3 - 6
  • 9 Week Program: Wednesdays – January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7
  • Five Hour Lesson: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • Includes Lift Ticket and Lunch
  • $699 through 11/3, $775 starting 11/4

*This program is currently filled and we are accepting wait lists only*
*Snowboarding Mini Cruisers are available*

Half Day Mini Cruisers

The Half-Day Mini Cruiser program is available to children 2 ½ - 5 years old based on their age as of December 31, 2017. There are two timeslots available on Wednesdays and Saturdays however Wednesday is the only option for children who are 2 ½ years old. Children must be fully potty-trained to participate.  

  • Ages 2 ½ - 5
  • 9 Week Program: Wednesdays - January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7
  • 9 Week Program: Saturdays - January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24 & March 3
  • Two Hour Lesson: 10 am – 12 pm or 1 – 3 pm 
  • Includes Lift Ticket
  • $450 through 11/3, $495 starting 11/4

*PM Session Available on Saturdays and Wednesdays only.  AM Saturday Sessions are filled and we are accepting wait lists only*
*Snowboarding ½ day mini cruisers are available*

Cruisers

This program is offered to children 4 - 12 years of age and will focus on improving their technical and tactical skiing or snowboarding within a 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, rentals or lunch. A sack lunch each day is required.

  • Ages 4 - 12
  • 13 Week Program: Saturdays – December 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 24 & 31
  • Five Hour Lesson: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • $655 through 11/3, $715 starting 11/4

*This program is currently filled. We are accepting wait lists only*
 *Snowboarding Cruisers are available*

Mountain Adventures

This is a new program for winter 2017-18! 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 to progress the skills of each individual through 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 into the competitive environment of the Mountain Sports Team. 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.  

This program does not include lift tickets, rentals or lunch. A sack lunch each day is required.

  • Ages 7 - 17
  • 13 Week Program: Saturdays – December 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 24 & 31
  • Five Hour Lesson: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • $655 through 11/3, $715 starting 11/4

*This program is currently filled. We are accepting wail lists only*
*Snowboarding Mountain Adventures are available*

Cruiser & Mountain Adventure Camps

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

  • Ages 4 -17 
  • Camp Dates
    • December 26 – 28
    • January 2 – 4 
  • Five Hour Lesson: 10 am – 3 pm 
  • Registration Deadline: 7 Days in Advance 
  • Cost per Camp $250

For Adults

Please visit our Ski Clinics