Explorer Ski and Snowboard Lessons (8 - 15 years old)
For kids 8 - 15 years old.
Slopeside adventures for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels. Our specially-trained, energetic and enthusiastic instructors create a fun experience for all as they help kids explore the mountain and reach their full potential.|
Small class sizes with specially trained instructors provide children (ages 8-15) with the optimum opportunities to begin or improve their skiing/snowboarding abilities. Classes are based on skiing/riding ability from first timer's to experts.
Children's equipment rentals are available at the Solitude Mid-Station, accessible from the Sweetwater Gondola. Full-day programs start at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm and include lunch. Must book 24 hours in advance.
Children’s Class lessons
Picking up your lesson, lift, rentals
If your child(ren) are between the ages of 3-7 and you need to pick up your lift/lesson ticket (referred to as a Jcard) and/or rentals please check in at the customer sign in computers at the Kids Ranch located in the Cody House.
If your child(ren) are between the ages of 8-15 and you need to pick up your lift/lesson ticket (referred to as a Jcard) and /or rentals please check in at the customer sign in computers at Solitude located at the mid station of the Sweetwater Gondola.
If you have reloaded your child’s Jcard online and DON’T need rentals then you can proceed to the correct meeting place for their lesson.
Please click here to view a map of Teton Village with all the locations and for your Children's meeting places. It is HIGHLY recommended that you pick up lesson/lift tickets and rental forms the day before your lessons begin so you can expedite the process and we can get you on the slopes faster. Jackson Hole Sports Junior rental shop (located in the Kids Ranch) and Solitude rentals (located at the mid station of Sweetwater Gondola) will issue next day rentals after 1:00pm.
One of the keys to a great experience is being prepared. Please make sure your children are properly outfitted for the weather conditions. Below are our recommendations for a great day at the Kids Ranch.
What to Bring
• Skiers: Properly tuned metal edged skis w/ working release bindings, buckle boots
• Snowboarders: Snowboard, bindings, boots
• Water proof mittens or gloves
• Water proof snow pants and jacket
• Long underwear
• Ski socks
• Helmet or hat
• Extra dry clothes (recommended for Pioneers and Rough Riders)
• Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher
• Lip balm with SPF
• Neck Gator
Please do not forget to layer as temperatures can be very different at the summit than at the base. Remember, it's easy to forget gloves, hats, and goggles. Please Label All belongings.
Meeting Times and Locations
*Pioneers - Ages 3-4
Full Day - 9:15am - 3:00pm
PM Half Day - 1:00 - 3:00pm
Meeting Location: Ranch Room located in the Kids Ranch at the Cody House
*Rough Riders - Ages 5-7
Full Day - 9:15am - 3:00pm
PM Half Day 1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Location: Rough Rider Meeting Place outside the Kids Ranch at the Cody House
*Explorers - Ages 8-15
Full Day 9:30am - 3:30pm
PM Half Day - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Meeting Location: Explorer Meeting Place is at Solitude which is located at the mid station of Sweetwater Gondola.
*If you have a child in the Explorer program as well as a child in the Pioneer and/or Rough Rider program please feel free to drop all your children off at the Kids Ranch located in the Cody House and we will be more than happy to escort them to their meeting place.
Pickup – All children will be picked up in the same location where they were dropped off.
Reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the lesson, a cancellation fee equaling 50% of the lesson price will be charged.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.