301 Resort Dr., Tannersville, PA
Camelback offers half-day programs for kids, plus beginner and private lessons. First-time skiers can learn to use equipment, stand, balance, walk and glide. Half-day lessons for ages 4-12 ($125-145) include a lift ticket, equipment rental and a two-and-a-half-hour lesson. Beginner’s lessons are 90 minutes for ages 4-12, and the price varies depending on whether you purchase a lift ticket and rent equipment. One-hour private lessons starting at age 4 ($145). Face coverings are required, and guests are asked to maintain social distancing and follow state protocols.
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah
Help them conquer the slopes with reservations for either all-ages private ($94-104), ages 4-6 children’s ($44-49), ages 7 and up group ($49-54) or ages 6 and under Just For Me ($69) lessons. Equipment is available for rent: skis ($30), boots ($20), poles ($6) or all three ($37.50). All visitors are asked to fill out a health declaration before entering the mountain.
64 Klein Ave., Hunter, NY
Aside from private beginner’s lessons, your brood can join group lessons. Mountaineers for ages 7-12 ($95, add $15 for rentals) also include a lift ticket, snack and lunch (full day only). These programs are designed for both first-timers and those coming back to improve their skills. Face coverings are required, reservations will be managed online and all transactions will be cashless.
434 Jack Frost Mountain Rd., White Haven, PA
Your kids have a wide range of options: while there are no lessons available for kids ages 3-4 this season, children ages 5-6 will be placed in a class maximum size of four while kids ages 7+ will be in a maximum class size of six. Children are also welcome to join in family private lessons. Group lessons start at $65 and private lessons begin at $110. Ticket price includes the lesson only. Classes will meet outdoors, and social distancing will be in place. Face coverings and reservations are required and all transactions will be cashless.
51 Old Mt. Peter Rd., Warwick, NY
Kiddos ages 6 and older with a lift ticket ($30- 49) can join free hour-long lessons on select dates at the base of the mountain. They’ll be introduced to equipment, sliding movement, basic balance, stopping and direction changes. Private lessons are available for 50 minutes ($110). Kids Camp is geared toward beginners and includes a two-hour weekend lesson for kids ages 6 and up ($189) or with equipment rental ($209). Face coverings are required as is the completion of a health questionnaire. Spectators will not be allowed on the mountain.
200 Rte. 94, Vernon
Kids Camp, a two-hour lesson, includes a lift ticket, lesson and rental (if necessary) for skiers and snowboarders age 4-15 ($149.99). The Youth Go Skiing Package includes a full day lift ticket, full day equipment rentals, as well as complimentary access to our Terrain Based Learning™ skills area for self-guided lesson and dedicated instructors ($109.99 ages 7-18). Private lessons start at $399.99 for 2 hours. Face coverings must be worn, social distancing must be maintained and other state protocols will be followed.
401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg, PA
Try the beginner ski package ($115-135), which includes a lift ticket, complete ski rental and group lesson. There’s also Skiwee for ages 5-6 and a two-hour Mountain Cruisers session for ages 7-15, which includes a custom boot fitting. Sessions are from 9:30 am-11:30 pm or 1-3pm ($120). There are no Skibaby lessons this year due to COVID but you can sign up for a Mommy & Me class with your four-year-old ($90), but doesn’t include equipment or lift tickets for adults. Face coverings are required and social distancing and capacity limits are in place.
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