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Children's Ski/Snowboard Lesson

Children’s Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Cranmore has been named one of the best places for kids skiing and snowboarding lessons in New England and New Hampshire

At Cranmore we are all about helping kids learn to ski in New England.  Our goal through our kids skiing and snowboarding lessons is to build a lifetime of enjoyment that comes from learning to ski or snowboard, in a fun and safe learning environment.  We’re here to get your child ready for snow no matter what their ability level, whether your children are just starting out, or have been on snow before.

For best availability, reserve your child's lesson online, at least 48 hours before arrival.  Within 48 hours call our reservation staff for availability, 603-356-5544 ext. 2501.

Ready to book? Reserve your child's lesson online here - plan ahead for best availability.


Ready to Introduce Your Child to Sliding on Snow?

Your child and their instructor will work together to build confidence and skill on snow.

Our kids ski school experience for this season includes:

  • Reserving junior ski lessons in advance – online, or over the phone. Walk ups or same day reservations may not be available. Plan ahead to guarantee availability and express check-in.
  • KidsRule Mountain Camps, available Friday through Sunday plus daily during holiday and vacation periods.
  • Private junior ski lessons for ages 6 and up.
  • One-on-one kids' ski lessons for ages 3, 4 and 5. 
  • Rental information will be collected online, in advance. Equipment will be ready for your child on arrival.
  • Childcare in our playroom will not be available this season. 

Everything about your child’s learning experience has been designed to ensure your success and enjoyment on snow.  We use the Terrain Based Learning Method ™ in all our beginner kids' ski and snowboard lessons.  Terrain Based Learning uses specifically shaped snow features to naturally control speed and body positioning, removing the traditional fears and anxieties associated with the first time sliding on snow. 


Cranmore’s Kids' Ski School Programs 

Private Kids' Ski or Snowboarding Lesson | $189

Ages 6 - 12. Available daily.

Our ski and snowboard lessons for kids' include a 90-minute private lesson. Lift access and rental equipment are not included and must be purchased separately. Add-on up to three additional friends or family members of similar ages and ability level for $99 each.

Rental equipment is an additional $42 for kids' ages 12 and under. Includes skis, boots, and poles, or snowboard and boots. Helmets are $19.

Lesson times: 9am, 10:45am, 12:45pm, and 2:30pm daily.

Lesson must be reserved at least 48 hours prior to day of arrival.  Within 48 hours call our reservation staff for availability, 603-356-5544 ext. 2501.

Reserve online, here.

Pre-School Ski or Snowboard $129 (no equipment rental) or $149 (with equipment rental)

Ages 3 to 5. Available daily.

One -on- one instruction for your child. Package includes a 60 minute private ski or snowboard lesson for kids, with lift access.  

Lesson times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm daily

Lesson must be reserved atleast 48 hours prior to day of arrival.  Within 48 hours call our reservation staff for availability, 603-356-5544 ext. 2501.

Reserve in advance for best availability - reserve online, here.

KidsRule Mountain Camps $179 (non-holiday) , $229 (peak/holiday)

Small group lessons for ages 4 to 14. Available Friday - Sunday, and daily during vacation periods.

KidsRule small group ski and snowboard lessons are available for all abilities, from those who have never been on snow to kids who are perfecting their skills and exploring all that the mountain has to offer.  

Half day programs run from 9:30am - 12pm OR 1pm - 3:30pm, and includes instruction, and full day lift access.  KidsRule ski and snowboard lessons include a hot cocoa and snack break.  Lunch is not included.

  • Children will be grouped with others of similar age and ability in the kids ski school. Class sizes will be limited.
  • Rental equipment is an additional $30 for kids enrolled in KidsRule.  Includes ski or snowboard, boots, and helmet.
  • KidsRule Mountain Camp Time: 9:30am - 12pm OR 1pm - 3:30pm Friday - Sunday and daily during holiday and vacation periods.  
  • Children should arrive at their meeting place dressed and ready to ski or snowboard.
  • Adventure Camp Ages 7 - 14 (ski or snowboard) - 6 to 8 kids per instructor.
  • Penguin Camp Ages 4 - 6 (ski only) - 4 kids per instructor.
  • Kids with a valid season pass for the day of their lesson will receive $20 off KidsRule Camps.  

Lesson must be reserved atleast 48 hours prior to day of arrival.  Within 48 hours call our reservation staff for availability, 603-356-5544 ext. 2501.

Reserve in advance for best availability - reserve online, here.


NEW KidsRule 6 - Pack | $899 ($599 for local residents*)

6 half day KidsRule lessons available any day non-holiday**.  LImited to Saturday PM and Sunday AM or PM.  This product is not transferable.  Advanced reservations are required and can be made by calling 603-356-5544 ext. 2501.  Season pass discount is not valid with this product.  Limited to one lesson per day. 

Purchase KidsRule 6-Pack online, here.

*must present permanent proof of residency.

**Holidays include: Christmas Week: Sunday, December 25 - Sunday, January 1; MLK Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, January 14 & January 15; President's Week: Saturday, February 18 - Saturday, February 25

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What is your cancellation, refusal, or no-show policy?


All purchases are final.  Reservations can be rescheduled up to 48 hours of arrival.  Within 48 hours reservations are final.  This includes any cancellations due to weather.  Cancellations made the day of your kid’s ski lesson or no shows will be charged full price and the lesson will be forfeited. 

All cancellations must be made by calling 603-356-5544 ext. 2501.

Sick Policy:

In the event that your child is experiencing any flu-like symptoms, they will not be allowed to participate in their lesson.  If they should suddenly develop any flu-like symptoms while in our care, our staff will notify you to come pick them up.  


Kids ski and snowboard lessons and instructors are scheduled daily.  We do not cancel our ski and snowboarding classes for kids due to changing weather, storms or temperatures.  Please dress appropriately.  

Refusal Policy:

Cranmore reserves the right to refuse a child due to age, communication barriers, tardiness, behavior, availability, or readiness. Your child must be toilet trained – not in diapers or pull-ups.  Cranmore does not refund money for children who do not want to be on snow during the ski class for kids. 

How should I dress my child for their lesson?

Winter often provides us with variable weather conditions in New Hampshire, sometimes within the same day, or even within several hours. Proper outdoor winter attire is recommended.

It is best to dress in layers, allowing your child to add or remove clothing as conditions and temperature change. 

New Hampshire Kids Ski School Clothing checklist:

  • A moisture wicking base layer made of synthetic material. Stay away from cotton as it holds moisture that will eventually make your child feel cold. 
  • A lightweight wool sweater, fleece, or turtleneck.
  • A single pair of medium weight wool or synthetic socks.
  • An outer layer consisting of a warm waterproof or water repellent winter jacket, and ski or snowboard pants.
  • Waterproof gloves or mittens. Fleece is not recommended. 
  • A face covering, goggles or sunglasses. 
  • Helmets are required if taking a junior ski lesson (and always recommended to wear), but if choosing not to wear one, a winter hat will help keep warm.
  • Sport Thoma Retail located in the base area offers all the accessories and necessities you may need to keep your child comfortable on the slopes.

Where do I go the day of my child’s lesson?

On the day of your child’s lesson, head to the Arlberg Children’s Center with your child ready to go on snow. We will not be allowing kids to get dressed or store gear in the Arlberg Lodge. Please plan accordingly. 

If you are renting equipment, please allow 45 minutes for equipment pick up.  Rental equipment must be picked up prior to this time.

What if my child does not have their own equipment?

Rental equipment is available, and must be reserved online or over the phone, at least 48 hours prior to arrival.  Same-day reservations or walk up reservations may not be available. 

Rental information will be collected prior to arrival, allowing us to have pre-teched, fully sanitized equipment ready for your child on arrival. 


What if we are late for our scheduled lesson? Can I move my reservation?

Your instructor was scheduled specifically for your child’s lesson.  Cranmore will not refund money or reschedule a lesson if you are late or miss your lesson entirely.  

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to the start of your lesson – or 45 minutes if picking up rental equipment. 

Will my child ride the chairlift alone?

Children under 7 years old, enrolled in a lesson must ride the chairlift with an adult. Please beware adults may not always be their instructor or a Cranmore employee while in the kids ski school.

Will my child’s lesson be cancelled due to weather?

Cranmore's kid's ski school schedules lessons instructors daily.  We do not cancel our kid's ski school lessons due to changing weather, storms or temperatures in New England.  Please dress appropriately.  

Is gratuity for my instructor included?

Gratuities are not included but are always appreciated if you feel that the service warrants it.