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Engaging Family Activities at Shanty Creek Resorts

Snow Stars

The Snow Stars program is designed to teach young children to ski. Our children’s program instructors use the latest in teaching techniques to permit your child to progress to their highest ability. We know that children need to have fun first and that each child’s skiing development is unique and depends on experience, individual abilities and interests.

Through games and props, children are taught basic skiing maneuvers and are encouraged to progress at their own pace. Whether children are learning to walk with ski boots or sliding down the hill, the program is designed to be fun.

We encourage 3 year olds to be enrolled in the 1/2 day program only or the Ski & Play program. Please note that program enrollment closes thirty minutes prior to lesson time. Early registration is encouraged, space is limited.
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Ski & Play

Ski and Play is an option within the Snow Stars program for 3-5 year olds. Ski and Play offers a morning group ski lesson combined with an afternoon where children can relax, play and even nap in our safe, nurturing and fun children’s center. Children will ski in the morning, have lunch with their ski instructor and then be escorted to the Children’s Center at Summit Village for the afternoon.

Please access our Welcome Packet and Child Information Form which can be printed and filled out prior to your arrival. This will streamline the registration process.

Snow Angels

Snow Angels is a program similar to Snow Stars but with more individualized attention. The class sizes are limited to no more than three children to one instructor. The small class size allows students to progress and develop their skiing skills more quickly. Price includes rental equipment and no charge lift ticket. Available most weekends and holidays. Program enrollment closes thirty minutes prior to lesson time. Early registration is encouraged, space is limited.
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Smart Riders

For aspiring snowboarders, half day programs start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Children 8 and under board free and must obtain a no charge lift ticket. Lift ticket is not included for children 9 – 12. Program enrollment closes thirty minutes prior to lesson time. Early registration is encouraged, space is limited.
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Kids Academy

Kids will ski in a group with an instructor for the day. Classes combine skiing instruction with fun and games designed to aid learning. Groups are divided according to skiing ability. Children 8 and under ski free and must obtain a no charge lift ticket. Lift ticket is not included for children 9 – 12. Program enrollment closes thirty minutes prior to lesson time.
Early registration is encouraged, space is limited.
Register for Kids Academy online »

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