Ages 2 and a half to 4 Group Lessons and Childcare

2015-16 Lesson Pricing to be announced in September

Sign your toddler up for a mixture of early childhood education and their first taste of skiing with our Cubs on Skis program. The perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities for the day.

Offered at: Snowmass // Buttermilk

Why Should Your Child Be a Part of Cubs on Skis?

  • Mixes indoor play with a gentle introduction to skiing outdoors.
  • Our staff is specially trained in early childhood education as well as ski instruction. Their compassionate approach helps foster a nurturing environment while at the same time giving your child the space and time (and snacks!) they need to be happy all day.
  • The Cubs on Skis private learning area keeps your child safe and gives them the confidence to learn without the distractions and overwhelming stimulation of the main mountain.
  • Inside, children play in the Treehouse Adventure Center (Snowmass), an award-winning, Colorado nature-themed childcare facility with a low child-to-Pro ratio. At Buttermilk, kids play indoors at the Hideout.
  • Children who are potty-trained, ages 3 to 4, and who are ready to spend most of the day outside should enroll in our Snowmass Bears or Buttermilk Pandas programs.
  • Private lessons are also available: Jump-start your child’s learning with one-on-one coaching. Reservations required 970-923-0563 for Snowmass or 970-920-0935 for Buttermilk. Cost: $150 for a one-hour private lesson. Lesson, equipment and lift included.
  • Extended childcare is available from 8am to 4pm. Reservations must be made directly with the program at the desired mountain. Please call 970-923-0563 for Snowmass or 970-920-0935 for Buttermilk.

Contact Us to Book

Due to the nature of this program, it is not available for purchase online. To schedule your child, please call: 1-877-AT-ASPEN (877-282-7736), local 970-923-1227.



Geared for:

Children ages 2 1/2 to 4, who are not yet potty-trained.


  • Full-day lesson: From 9:30am–3pm.
  • Morning half-day lessons: From 9:30am–12:30am.
  • Plan to arrive at the meeting area (listed below) at least 15 minutes before start time and on your first day, please plan for time to fill out required paperwork.
  • Reservations are required. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of program start date will be charged the full amount of that day’s childcare. Please call 970-923-0563 for Snowmass or 970-920-0935 for Buttermilk.



  • Meeting Place: Ages 2 1/2- to 4-years-old and not potty trained, check in inside the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center (on level 1) for the Cubs on Skis Program.


  • Meeting Place: Ages 2 1/2- to 4-years-old and not potty trained, check in at the Hideout for the Cubs on Skis Program.

What’s Included

  • Childcare
  • Lesson
  • Lift ticket
  • Equipment (including required helmet)
  • Lunch and snacks 
  • Note: Equipment is available at the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass Base Village or at the Hideout located at the base of Buttermilk.

What to Bring

  • Please label all items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Make sure your child stays hydrated before the lesson so they can handle the elevation and exercise.
  • Leave the cotton clothing at home. Dress them in moisture-wicking layers, even in the cold.
  • Clothes should include: waterproof coat, snow pants, boots, hat, and mittens, goggles or sunglasses.
  • Change of clothes (extra underwear, pull-ups, or diapers).
  • Bring sunscreen and lip protection.

Tips for Parents

Please note that young children occasionally experience separation problems. Here are some suggestions to help your child adjust to the experience.

  • Avoid letting this be your child’s first experience away from you. It is helpful if the child has learned to trust other adults (babysitters or caregivers).
  • Talk to your child about how much fun he or she will have in the program before your arrival. Tell the child where you will be and when you will return.
  • If possible, come for a short visit the day before your reservation.
  • Our goal is for your child to have a wonderful experience. If your child has a difficult time adjusting, we will contact you so that together we can decide what is best for your child.

More Parent Info & Special Considerations

  • Helmets are required for children ages 17 and under participating in Ski & Snowboard Schools programs.
  • If possible, get your lift tickets and rentals the day before. It is recommended to allow for 1 hour to properly fit your child with rental equipment.
  • Health: Your child’s health is important to us. Please notify us of any health problems or medication requirements. We reserve the right to refuse any child due to illness to ensure the health of the other children.
  • Medication: If medication is to be administered, parents must sign a medical release instructing us how and when the medication is got be given to the child. All medication must be in the original container with the written instructions from the physician clearly marked. We are not allowed to dispense over the counter medicine without a written physician order.


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