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Children's Seasonal Programs

Cranmore seasonal programs promise a winter-long journey of learning, fun, and friendship for kids ages 5 and up, in a safe environment.  There are programs for kids who are skiing all green terrain top to bottom at Cranmore, unassisted, independently controlling their speed by turn shape, and can ride the chairlift safely with other children.  Choose the one that is right for your child and watch as the experience of becoming a truly skilled skier unfolds, step by step, all winter long.  Our goal is to develop the passion for sliding on snow for a lifetime of fun with family and friends.

Please note that for the safety of our guests and staff, we have made the decision to pause the 5 and 6 year-old age groups for Rattlesnakes this season.  Programming will start at age 7.  Children in the younger age bracket should consider one of our Private Lesson options designed for your childs age and independence.  

To start  that this season, seasonal programs will run with reduced numbers and with smaller class sizes of no more than 6 students per 1 instructor.  With capacity restrictions in place due to Covid-19, all seasonal programs are currently sold out for the upcoming season.  Please reach out to the main ticket office for additional information and to inquire about being added to the waitlist 603-356-5544 x241.

Need to Know Info Rattlesnakes Race Transition Freestyle Cranmore Race Team


Rattlesnakes - Ages 7-14, from basic novice skills to proficient all mountain skiers

Rattlesnakes is a skill development program that builds the basics, starting with safety. Then fundamental capabilities are established, so children can develop dynamic skiing skills and an expanding awareness of the mountain environment. Social interaction, fun, and togetherness happen as a natural part of the learning environment. Children must be able to ski all green terrain top to bottom at Cranmore, unassisted, independently controlling their speed by turn shape, and can ride the chairlift safely with other children. Groups are split by age, ability, and independence on the mountain.

As children master advance skills the program will focus on mastering all types of terrain including racecourses, terrain parks, moguls, glades, and anything else we can find.  Children will become strong all-mountain skiers before progressing to the racecourse, terrain park, or other varying terrain. This program develops strong skills in a fun but challenging environment. Once children have developed strong basic skiing skills, our coaches will begin to introduce and focus on specific goals.

  • 2020/2021 DATES: Mid-December to Mid-March
  • TIMES: 8:30am - 12:30pm Saturdays, Sundays, and select vacation weeks.
  • COST: Rattlesnakes is currently sold out for the season. Please reach out to the main ticket office for additional information and to inquire about being added to the waitlist 603-356-5544 x241

Race Transition – Ages 7-9

In this program children will master the basic skills needed for the racecourse, along with the understanding of the rules and regulations of ski racing.  The Program provides safe and fun opportunities to explore alpine skiing and racing in preparation for them to enter the competitive program of their choice. All participants should have the ability to ski blue trails at a skill level that enables them to keep up with a group. This group will participate in fun race activities throughout the season.    

2020/2021 DATES: Mid-December to Mid-March

TIMES: 8:30am - 12:30pm Saturdays, Sundays, and select vacation weeks.

COST:  Race Transition is currently sold out for the season. Please reach out to the main ticket office for additional information and to inquire about being added to the waitlist 603-356-5544 x241

Participants must be age 7 years old by 12/31/20. 

Freestyle Skiing & Beyond – Ages 8-14

In this program, athletes will learn the progression of tricks and skills, focusing on proper technique, park etiquette and safety while having fun and mastering all terrain. Competition opportunities will be available as the group progresses and becomes proficient.  Emphasis is placed on having fun, developing a lifelong love of the sport and building skills all at the same time.  Skill level is intermediate to advance.

2020/2021 DATES: Mid-December to Mid-March

TIMES: 8:30am - 12:30pm Saturdays, Sundays, and select vacation weeks.

COST: This program is currently sold out for the season.  Please reach out to the main ticket office for additional information and to inquire about being added to the waitlist 603-356-5544 x241

Participates must be age 8 years old by 12/31/20.

Competition Programs - Cranmore Race Team

For children ready to enter the competitive venue, we offer a variety of programs where they will participate in age appropriate competitions throughout NH and beyond.  This program requires athletes to meet an ability standard.  Cranmore Race Team has partnered with the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team.  For more information on competition programs and information regarding registration, click here.

Important Information about all Seasonal Programs

  • At this time, all seasonal programs are sold out for the upcoming winter.  Please contact the main ticket office for information about waitlist and availability 603-356-5544 x241.
  • For the 2020/2021 season, all seasonal programs will continue to meet on Saturdays, Sundays and select vacation periods, from 8:30am – 12:30pm with a break incorporated.
  • We will be reducing and monitoring the capacity of all our indoor facilities to adhere to physical distancing.  Kids with their instructors will be allowed indoors to use the restroom and for scheduled warmup breaks throughout their lesson.
  • The Arlberg Children’s Center has control capacity and only children with instructor will be able to use this facility.
  • Program breaks will be schedule in the Arlberg Children’s Center with Social Distancing and Sanitation being monitored.
  • A successful day in Rattlesnakes starts with a good night’s sleep and a big healthy breakfast.
  • If your child is feeling unwell, please stay home for day. Thank You!
  • Arrive by 8:20 ready to go, fully dressed for the weather, a small backpack with water and health snacks for your warmup break and your face covering.
  • Meet your coach and group at the Rattlesnake meeting place and head off.        
  • Lunch will not be included this year due to safety concerns and parents will need to make lunch arrangements with their children when they pick them up.
  • For the safety of our staff and guests, face coverings will be required at all times in all of our indoor spaces, and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be attained.  This includes while in lift lines, while riding lifts and unloading the chairlift. The only exception to the face covering rule is while skiing and riding, and when seated in a designated dining area.
  • This season, kids enrolled in seasonal programs will only ride the lift with their assigned group.
  • All programs require the purchase of Cranmore Unlimited Season Pass. Five year olds will be required to have Happy Trails Tot Pass.
  • Plans for the winter along with registration/release packets and program specifics will be sent out in late October.
  • Appropriate release must be signed and on file prior to participation in program.
  • Programs are not scheduled during NH February vacation due to limited staffing.
  • For questions concerning Children’s Seasonal Programs, please contact Karen Dolan, Snowsports Director at [email protected].