KidsRule Mountain Camps- What to Expect

KidsRule Mountain Camps

 

An overview of the fundamentals of KidsRule Mountain Camps.

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Schedule

Each KidsRule Camp is a one-day experience that runs from 9:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m, see below for more details on how your child’s day will go depending on their age. Camps begin at the Arlberg Children's Center - directions here.  Multiple-day registration is available.

 

Ages 7 to 14: Skiing or Snowboarding

9:15-9:45 Check In: campers and parents meet the staff at the Green Desk in front of the Arlberg Children 
Center

9:45-10:00 Lessons Start: campers will be grouped by age and ability for their lessons

10:00-12:00 On Snow: campers receive both supervision and instruction all morning

12:00-1:00 Lunch*: campers eat with their group and instructor upstairs at the Arlberg Children’s Center, lunch is provided (*lunch time may vary)

1:00-3:00 On Snow: campers go back out to the slopes for further instruction

3:00-3:15 Pick Up: campers end their day in front of the Arlberg Children’s Center

 

Ages 4 to 6: Skiing Only

 

9:15-9:45 Check In: campers get checked in at the Penguin Room in the Arlberg Children’s Center

9:45-10:00 Lessons Start: campers will be grouped by age and ability for their lessons

10:00-12:00 On Snow: campers receive both supervision and instruction all morning

12:00-1:00 Lunch: campers eat with their group and instructor back at the Penguin Room, lunch is provided

1:00-3:00 On Snow: campers go back out to the slopes for further instruction

3:00-3:15 Pick Up: campers end their day in front of the Arlberg Children’s Center, they will be waiting by their colored flag

 

Included Program Features

Instruction, lunch, and lift ticket for the day. Daily rental packages available for $25 – and are located on-site at the learning center.

Ages & Skill Levels

KidsRule Mountain Camps are for children age 4-14. Five levels of instruction are offered: Red, Yellow, Green, & Blue. During your child’s lessons we teach the four basic skills (balance, rotary, edging, and pressure control) through games and drills. We use more moderate terrain for instruction in order to develop strong movement patterns which will carry over in your child’s ability to ski/ride on more difficult terrain and conditions. The colored levels do not specifically align with the trail markings.

Some factors which may influence your child’s KidsRule ability on any given day:

  • Is it your first time skiing/riding this year?

  • Will today’s conditions effect your child’s ability? Do we have fresh snow? Is it icy? Is it really warm?

  • Has it been multiple years since your child last went skiing/riding?

  • Did your child experience a growth spurt that drastically changed their ski or board length?

 

Determining Your Child's Ability Level

When you first start skiing or riding you may move up color levels quickly. The further up the levels you go the longer it takes to progress to the next color. For example, once you achieve the green level there are many different skills that need to be mastered in all conditions and on all terrain before advancing.  Our goals and expectations are to build strong basic skills in a fun and positive environment. We want each child to be challenged, as well as feel confident and successful at the end of each day.  A passion for skiing and snowboarding grows as children become more proficient in the fundamental skills of balance, agility, basic carving, and stance.  As your child progresses into a new color, do not be surprised when their instructor first introduces new skills or drills on easier terrain, giving them time to practice before taking the drill to more challenging terrain. Let’s master new drills in all conditions and all terrain before adding more challenging terrain.


Teacher/Student Ratios 

Our teacher/student ratios are managed daily to ensure the best on mountain experience. Both age and skill levels are factored into the management of a healthy teacher/student ratio.

 

What is Terrain Based Learning?

Safety and Security

Helmets are required and offered free of charge. Special KidsRule helmets may be purchased for only $29.00 on site.  Each child is issued a safety code that is used by parents to pick up their child.
KidsRule instructors are consistently trained, tested, and CORI-checked.

Personal Progress Reports

Individual reports are issued daily, identifying performance advancements, areas of improvement, and next steps. All progress reports are formatted to make the transition to other KidsRule programs seamless.

Communication

For those who register in advance, parents will receive a pre-arrival email outlining specifics regarding their visit to the mountain, in addition to important facts about the KidsRule program.