Children's Ski & Snowboard Lessons, Packages & Child Care

​Terrain-Based Learning for Kids

The Taos Ski Valley Childrens Center provides it all: Youth Lessons, Packages, Child Care, Ski Teams, Saturday Evening Activities, Snowport Weeks.
Taos has modernized its teaching techniques by introducing the proven Terrain-Based Learning™ program, which uses purpose-built snow features in the beginners’ area to help assist new skiers and riders by naturally controlling their speed. The detailed set-up in the beginner area provides a more fun and efficient on-snow experience, teaching learners to go, rather than stop. The reshaped Strawberry Hill beginner area terrain now offers five distinct learning sections, which will allow for a smooth progression for skiers and riders who are gaining new skills. This allows new skiers and snowboarders to improve trail by trail, accessed by two Zipper surface lifts and one triple lift, at gradually increasing slopes, so they gain confidence and skills with ease. 

CHILDREN'S LESSONS    2018/20189

Our new state-of-the-art Children's Center was built to create a life long love of the mountains. Skiing and snowboarding are the tools we use to help children aspire to spend a lifetime enjoying the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. With our terrain-based-learning and Perfect Progression techniques, children ages 3 to 14 gain a level of on-snow comfort faster than ever before.

Reservations are required for all Children's Center Lessons, Snowsport Weeks and Child Care.  Email the Ernie Blake Snowsports School or call to make reservations 800.776.1111. Teenagers 13 and above can choose between Children or Adult lessons. Children ages 3 and above are eligible for lessons if they are potty trained.
Full Day
Lesson / Lift / Rental / Lunch
Arrival time between 8:00AM-8:30AM at the Children’s Center
Class set up at 9:00AM and lesson is 9:30AM–3:30PM. Please pick up your child at 3:30PM.
Children are required to have a peaceful separation from the parents to be admitted into the facility.
Must be able to use the restroom independently.
$185
Half Day
Lesson / Lift / Rental  for the full day
Arrival time between 8:00AM-8:30AM at the Children’s Center
Class set up at 9:00AM and lesson is 9:30AM–12:00PM. Lunch is NOT provided. Please pick up your child promptly at noon.
Children are required to have a peaceful separation from the parents to be admitted into the facility.
Must be able to use the restroom independently.
$150
Full Day Multi Day
2 or more consecutive days
Lesson / Lift / Rental / Lunch
Arrival time between 8:00AM - 8:30AM at the Children’s Center
Class set up at 9:00AM and lesson is 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Please pick up your child promptly at 3:30PM.
Children are required to have a peaceful separation from the parents to be admitted into the facility.
Must be able to use the restroom independently.
$170/day
Already Have a Lift Ticket and Want Lessons and Rental Gear?
Contact the Ski School at 800.776.1111to get the best rate.
 
Snowsports Week, FULL Days for youth ages 3 to 14
There is no better way to enjoy your Ski Week than to sign your child up for one as well. While you're out on the mountain having the time of your life, they will be doing the same with a group of their peers. Then you can all meet up in the afternoon for an afternoon of showing off your new skills. Ski Weeks are a deep-rooted part of the Taos Ski Valley tradition so give your child the chance to be a part of that history as they create skiing memories that will last them a lifetime.
Please arrive at Taos Sports between 8:00AM - 8:30AM.
6 full day program
Sunday through Friday
The Full Day program includes all-day lift tickets, sessions, rental equipment, two snacks and a hot, nutritious lunch.
Classes end at 3:30PM, please be prompt for pick-up and make a run with your child.
$960
Snowsports Week, HALF Days for youth ages 3 to 14
Please arrive at Taos Sports between 8:00AM and 8:30AM.
6 Half day program
Sunday through Friday
Classes end at 12:00 PM, please be prompt for pick-up and make a run with your child.
$675
Rental Equipment 
 
$25 Ski
$35 SB

 

 
   
   

Children’s Locals/Shredders

4 week sessions from 9:00AM to 3:30PM that meets at the Children's Center and includes; lessons, lunch, lift ticket and rental equipment.
 
Saturday Shredders
Opportunity for all children ages 3 to 13 to discover Taos Ski Valley on skis or snowboard with the same instructor for 4 days.
Includes: Lesson / Lift / Rental/ Lunch
Starts at 9:00AM–3:30PM and classes meet at the Children’s Center outside on snow.
Saturdays
Session One: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Session Two: 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/3
$425
Sunday Shredders
Opportunity for all children ages 3 to 13 to discover Taos Ski Valley on skis or snowboard with the same instructor for 4 days.
Includes: Lesson / Lift / Rental/ Lunch
Starts at 9:00AM–3:00PM and classes meet at the Children’s Center outside on snow.
Sundays
Session One: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Session Two: 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/4
$425
Shredder Discounts
  • $750 Two Sessions (8 days)
  • IF Shredder has their own pass/lift ticket $50 off
$750
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$50 off
 

CHILD CARE FOR AGES 2 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS

Start your children on the pathway to loving the mountains with the Taos Ski Valley Childcare.  Located in the newly renovated Children's Center, childcare is available for children as young as two months old and up to three years old.  Sign them up for either a half day morning session or for the entire day.  Either way, while you are out enjoying the mountain, you can be confident that your child is having fun, being active, and being encouraged to love being in the mountains. 

We have a check in window from 8:00-10:00AM. When you drop your child off we review any needs your child may have. We will also have you fill out a quick form when you arrive that will have your information on it, This includes (phone number, date of birth, feeding and sleeping schedule and any other specific needs). Please provide: diapers, wipes, creams and ointments, formula/milk, baby food, snacks, blankets, special toy and a change of clothes, light sweater.
Children will have a full day of activities, creative and physical. We provide snacks, lunch and naps that are tailored to the unique needs of each infant and toddler. We also ensure that toileting needs are met. At parent arrival, we relay the days events to each parent and describe their child's emotional/physical state. For any additional information you can reach us at extension 626.

 
Full Day 8:00AM-3:30PM $130
Half Day 9:00AM-noon $100
Mini 1 hour Private. Your child will be introduced to skis and snow. Up to 4 children per group. $ 50 per child
 

Reservations are required for all Children's Center lessons and programs. There are customizable options for Adult Lessons, Children's Lessons, or the Adaptive Program. Email the Ernie Blake Snowsports School or call 800-776-1111 to make reservations.

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