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Youth & Kids Programs - Age 3-12

Make the most of your time on hill! Stratton has ski and snowboard instruction programs and coaching for every age, interest and ability. Browse our options below, or give us a call at 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886).

Come prepared by reviewing Stratton's Be. Ready help guide.

This program was developed to introduce skiing and snowboarding to three year-old up and comers.  For our youngest Cubs, a low student to instructor ratio allow for individualized attention within a comfortable environment. Lunch and supervised indoor time is also provided. In order to ensure an enjoyable experience our goal is keep kids happy and safe.  We would like to begin their skiing or snowboarding career on a positive note and will not force a child to participate if he or she is unhappy. Children must be fully potty trained in order to participate in this program, no diapers or pull ups permitted. Space within this program is very limited.  Advance reservations are required.

Please make a reservation. Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

Morning Session Schedule:
9:30 am Check–in
Children are on snow
Break
Children are on snow
Lunch
1 pm Pick up inside at registration area

Afternoon Session Schedule:
12:30 pm Check–in
Lunch
Children are on snow
Break
Children are on snow
4:00 pm Pick up inside at registration area

Booking and Reservation Information:
When making reservations for Mini Cub please provide the following information:

  • Any allergies - food or otherwise (we are a NUT FREE facility )
  • Medication your child is on long term
  • Any special conditions

If you are booking rentals we will need the following, additional information:

  • Birth date
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Shoe size

Pricing:

Midweek $99 per session

Weekend $109 per session

Holiday $129 per session

  


Cancellation Policy
All Stratton Mountain activities require full payment at the time of booking. Cancellations made outside of 3 days prior to the start date subject to a $50 cancellation fee, with the balance on a Stratton Mountain Gift Card. Cancellations made within 3 days of the start date will forfeit 100% of the total reservation. 

This program is for skiers & snowboarders between the ages of  4 and 6. Daily sessions are geared toward on snow skill development, meeting new friends and to establishing a love of mountain sports. Kids are divided in to groups based on their ability upon arrival. Lunch and supervised indoor time is a part of the daily schedule. Space within this program is limited and fills quickly. Advanced reservations are required.  

Please make a reservation. Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

Full Day Schedule:
8:30 am Doors open for check–in
9:30 am Children are on snow
Lunch
Children are on snow
3 pm Pick up inside at registration area

Half Day Times:
Half  Day sessions available midweek and Sunday, non-holiday.
8:30 am Doors open for check-in
9:30 am Children are on snow
11:45 am Pick up inside registration area

-OR-

12:45 pm Check-in
1 pm On snow
3 pm Pick-up inside registration area

Booking and Reservation Information:
When making reservations for Little Cub please provide the following information:

  • Child's ability level - ski or snowboard
  • Any allergies - food or otherwise (we are a NUT FREE facility )
  • Medication your child is on long term
  • Any special conditions

If you are booking rentals we will need the following, additional information:

  • Birth date
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Shoe size

Little Cub Midweek Weekend Holiday
1 Full Day   $105 $129 $149
1/2 Day Morning  $60 Sunday $79   
1/2 Day Afternoon  $60    
Daily Equipment Rental $20 $20 $22

 

 

Cancellation Policy
All Stratton Mountain activities require full payment at the time of booking. Cancellations made outside of 3 days prior to the start date subject to a $50 cancellation fee, with the balance on a Stratton Mountain Gift Card. Cancellations made within 3 days of the start date will forfeit 100% of the total reservation. 

This ski and snowboard program is designed to make learning fun for kids between the ages of 7 and 12. Divided into groups based on similar abilities, kids will spend their day building skills on snow while exploring the mountain and meeting new friends. Coaches keep things moving by establishing a fun, exciting environment. Space is limited for the lunch program.  Reservations are required.  

Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

Full Day with Lunch:
8:45 am: Doors open for check-in
On snow with coaches
Lunch in Junior School
On snow with coaches
3 pm: Pick up on snow


Half Day Schedule:

Morning Session:
8:45-9:30 am: Check in on snow at designated area - look for flags
9:30-11:30 am: On snow with coaches
11:30 am: Pick up on snow

Afternoon Session:
12:30- 1 pm: Check in on snow at designated area - look for flags
1 -3 pm: On snow with coaches
3 pm: Pick up on snow

If both the morning and afternoon sessions are purchased lunch is also available.  Drop off location is still on snow, at the designated area, if child is student is staying for lunch.

Booking and Reservation Information:
When making reservations for Big Cub please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Child's ability level - ski or snowboard
  • Any allergies - food or otherwise (we are a NUT FREE facility )
  • Medication your child is on long term
  • Any special conditions

If you are booking rentals we will need the following, additional information:

  • Birth date
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Shoe size

 

big Cub Midweek Weekend Holiday
1 Full Day   $105 $129 $149
1/2 Day Morning (*must purchase Junior Lift Ticket and/or Rentals) $60 $79 $85
1/2 Day Afternoon (*must purchase Junior Lift Ticket and/or Rentals) $60 $79 $85
Daily Lift Ticket with Full Day Program $30 $45 $45 
Daily Equipment Rental with Full Day Program $20 $20 $22

  

Cancellation Policy
All Stratton Mountain activities require full payment at the time of booking. Cancellations made outside of 3 days prior to the start date subject to a $50 cancellation fee, with the balance on a Stratton Mountain Gift Card. Cancellations made within 3 days of the start date will forfeit 100% of the total reservation. 

For beginners ages 7-12, this full day custom Big Cub program includes two lessons.

Learn-to-Ride
Using equipment carefully designed by Burton Snowboards with the beginner in mind,  we add creative teaching methods to help make learning to Snowboard easy and fun for all!

Learn-to-Ski
A custom beginner experience designed exclusively for ages 7-12.

Pricing:
Midweek $150
Weekend $179
Holiday $201

Book Online or call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

 

The best way to get in tune with the mountain and achieve your true potential. Choose your own instructor or have one chosen to suit your ability and interest. Available for 1 hour, 1 3/4 hour, half day or full day.

Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)


*New This Year* Get the best part of the day: book an Early Access Private! Get 1 3/4 hours of instruction and Early Access with this Private Lesson, starting at 7:45. Available on Weekends and Holidays only, and must be booked in advance.

7:45 and 8:30 Private Lessons only available on Weekends and Holidays

Private Lessons Midweek Weekend Holiday
1 HOUR 
8:30 am*
$99 $109
nOON $89 $109 $119
3pm $89 $99 $109
MULTI-PERSON PRIVATE (UP TO 4 TOTAL) ADD: $59 $69 $69
1 3/4 HOUR
7:45am*   $239 $259
9:45 $199 $239 $259
1:15 $189 $220 $239
MULTI-PERSON PRIVATE (UP TO 4 TOTAL) ADD: $69 $79 $79
HALF DAY
8:30*   $319 $339
9:45 $280 $319 $339
nOON $265 $309 $329
1:15 $265 $309 $309
MULTI-PERSON PRIVATE (UP TO 4 TOTAL) ADD: $79 $89 $89
ALL DAY
8:30* Up to 6 people   $949 $999
9:45 $499 $599 $619
MULTI-PERSON PRIVATE (UP TO 4 TOTAL) ADD: $139 $149 $149


 

Cancellation Policy 
All Stratton Mountain activities require full payment at the time of booking. Cancellations made outside of 3 days prior to the start date subject to a $50 cancellation fee, with the balance on a Stratton Mountain Gift Card. Cancellations made within 3 days of the start date will forfeit 100% of the total reservation. 

Childcare is available for Ages 6 weeks to 3 years.
Conveniently located at Skier Drop-Off

Fully licensed childcare program offers a full day of fun in a perfect play environment with safe and enriching toys, art projects and storytelling with a professional staff that understands how to fuel your child's imagination. We open early so moms and dads can enjoy a full day on the slopes, assured that their kids are well cared for. Lunch (for full-day session only) and healthy snacks included.

Stratton childcare to be a part of the Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council. This is an industry that supports Vermont’s children, families, communities, schools and businesses by promoting the highest quality child care for young and school age children through the recruitment, development, mentoring and retention of qualified child care professionals.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. We advise to book early.

Please call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)

Age-Based Programs:
Bear Bottoms: 6 weeks to 1 year. Ratio- 4:1
Shooting Stars: 13. - 23 months Ratio- 4:1
Wanderers: 24 - 35 months Ratio- 5:1
Dancing Bears: 3 year olds ONLY - Ratio- 10:1

SKI & PLAY

A great way to introduce your youngest children to the slopes. With a maximum ratio of 4:1, these one hour sessions are designed to get your little ones on the snow to play, balance and slide on their skies. A child must be 3 years old and registered in a FULL DAY of childcare to participate. Each Ski & Play session is an additional $54.

Lesson time will be scheduled at the time of reservation. Space is limited for each session.

MIDWEEK SESSIONS: (10-11am) (11:30am-12:30pm) (1:30-2:30pm)

WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY SESSIONS: (9-10am) (11am-Noon) (1-2pm)

Please bring snow clothes, warm socks, gloves, face protection and hat or helmet. We have standard size boots for 3-year-olds and small skies. This is a NO LIFT ACCESS program. Proficient Ski & Plays will use the Magic Carpet. Parents with more experienced skiers may want to consider reserving a spot for a half day session in our Mini-Cub program or booking a private lesson with the Ski and Snowboard School.

Children must be a minimum of three years of age and willing to ski. Group lessons are scheduled on a 'first come first-served' basis by the program staff. Children should arrive before 9am to participate in a Ski + Play lesson.

General Policies

  • HOURS OF OPERATION
    8am-4:30pm (weekends and holidays)
    8:30am-4:30pm (weekdays)
    When offered, half day pick up at Noon
    (late fee will be charged if child is not picked up on time)

Parents are encouraged to check in at any time through the receptionist, but please do not drop in for a visit, which has proven to be disruptive and upsetting for the children.
  • Arrivals: For full day programs, please sign in by 9am
  • A parent or legal guardian will be required to fill out a childcare Registration Form with emergency and medical information each season. Save time at drop off by filling out one ahead of time! Click here to download Registration Form
  • Indoor footwear is required for all children
  • Our childcare is a PEANUT FREE facility. Snacks are provided at 9:30am and 3:30pm. Lunch is available ONLY for those children who are with us for the FULL DAY. If your child has severe food allergies or dietary restrictions please call Childcare to make sure we can accommodate these needs.
  • Licensing: We are an indoor program. Areas are divided by age per State Regulations.
  • All Stratton Childcare caregivers are certified in Infant and Toddler C.P.R.
  • Children that are ill will not be admitted into childcare. Child Care Health Policy
  • Infants and 1-year-olds will be provided with cribs for a morning and/or afternoon nap. All other ages will be provided with rest mats after lunch. If your child does not nap they will be offered a quiet activity.
  • Pick-Up is by 4:30pm. LATE FEE is one-dollar per minute after 4:30pm.

Packing List
Parents will need to supply:

  • At least one full change of clothes
  • Eight diapers and wipes for a full day
  • All jarred baby food
  • Pre-made bottles and formula
  • Indoor footwear
  • Any comfort item the child may need

2012-2013

Child Care

Midweek

Weekend

Holiday

1 Day

$99

$118

$124

1 Day Add-On

$84

N/A

N/A

Half Day am

$65

N/A

N/A

Half Day Sunday Morning
until 1pm

N/A

$75

N/A

Ski and Play

$54

$54

$54

CANCELLATION POLICY
All Stratton Mountain activities require full payment at the time of booking. Cancellations made outside of 3 days prior to the start date subject to a $50 cancellation fee, with the balance on a Stratton Mountain Gift Card. Cancellations made within 3 days of the start date will forfeit 100% of the total reservation. 

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