Kid's Local Programs

Teen, Cruiser & Mini Cruiser Program

One very important goal in the Ski and Ride school is to continue to support an educational pipeline to better suit the needs of all children and growing athletes in the valley. The goals of the Cruisers, Mini Cruisers and Teen programs are to introduce children to the sport of skiing or snowboarding and to teach fundamental skills needed to navigate our mountain in a safe yet fun group environment. We continue to work closely with the Mountain Sports Team in order to have programs that fit all children’s needs. 

The registration deadline for all programs is October 28, 2016. Additional fees will apply to any registrations received after that date.

To pay by mail with a check or credit card.

  1. Download and print the registration packet here: Download Registration Packet
  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 please contact the Ski and Ride School 970.349.2211

Mini Cruisers Program

The Mini Cruiser program is a ski program designed for children 2 1/2-5 years old who want to be introduced to the winter sport and ski around with a buddy. The student to instructor ratio for this program is 2:1. If your little one does not have a buddy to ski with, we will match them up with another child of similar abilities and motivations upon seeing them ski the first week. This will be done in a safe environment with the 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 develops a child’s self-confidence.

Once again this season our Half Day Mini Cruiser program will be available to children beginning at 2 ½ years old (based on their age as of December 31, 2016). Children must be fully potty-trained to participate in the Mini Cruiser program. The 2 ½ year old option is only available on Wednesdays.

Lift tickets are included with this program. Rentals are not included. Seasonal rentals are available at the Crested Butte Rental and Demo Center located in the Treasury Building. Our seasonal rental package is $125 plus tax. Find out more here!

All-Day Mini Cruisers

  • Ages: 3 to 5
  • 9 Week Program: Wednesdays, January 11 – March 8 
  • Cost: $685 through 10/28. $754 beginning 10/29. 
  • All-Day Mini Cruisers is a five hour lesson offered every Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm. This program includes lunch.

Half-Day Mini Cruisers

  • Ages: 2 ½* to 5 years
  • 9 Week Program: Wednesdays or Saturdays, January 7 – March 8 
  • Cost: $435 through 10/28. $479 beginning 10/29.
  • Half-Day Mini Cruisers is a two hour lesson offered on either Wednesdays or Saturdays. There are two sessions a day to choose from. The morning lesson is offered from 10 am to Noon, the afternoon lesson from 1 to 3 pm. This program is a 2 child to 1 instructor ratio.

*The 2 ½ year old program is only offered on Wednesdays.

To purchase and book please call 970-349-2211. Download Registration Packet

Cruisers Program

The Cruiser program focuses on improving each child's skiing or snowboarding skills while providing a safe and fun learning environment. The teaching objectives for the Cruiser program include teaching fundamental skills and on-hill etiquette at all levels. Cruisers promotes an environment of confident skiing and riding by teaching in terrain appropriate for the abilities of the group.Children are therefore grouped together according to their ability levels, ages 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 and core peer group.

  • Ages: 4 to 14
  • 13 Week Program: Saturdays, December 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 25 and April 1
  • 10 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: $635 through 10/28. $699 beginning 10/29

Lift tickets and rentals are not included in this program. Seasonal rentals are available at the Crested Butte Rental and Demo Center located in the Treasury Building. Our seasonal rental package is $125 plus tax, to find out more click here. Lunch is not included in this program.

To purchase and book please call 970-349-2211. Download Registration Packet

Teen Program

We are very excited to continue to have the Teen program this season on Saturdays. This program is designed for the local teens that have out grown the Cruiser program and want to ski or snowboard with kids their own age. The teens in this program will be skiing or riding with their friends. The groups will be split up based on where the kids want to ski or ride.

  • Ages: 13 to 18
  • 13 Week Program: Saturdays December 10, 17, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 25 and April 1
  • 10 am to 3 pm
  • $635 until 10/28 after 10/28 $699

Lift tickets and rentals are not included in this program. Seasonal rentals are available at the Crested Butte Rental and Demo Center located in the Treasury Building. Our seasonal rental package is $125 plus tax, to find out more click here. Lunch is not included in this program.

To purchase and book please call 970-349-2211. Download Registration Packet

For Adults

Please visit our Ski Clinics