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, Friday & 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    2019-2020

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.Teenagers 14 and above can choose between Children or Adult lessons. 

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 866-968-7386 ext. 2255.

Children are required to have a peaceful separation from the parents to be admitted into the facility and must be able to use the restroom independently.
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–3:00PM. Please pick up your child at 3:30PM.
Walk-ins accepted if space is available. 
$200
Half Day
Lesson / Lift / Rental  for the full day
Reservations Required
Morning lessons only
Arrival time between 8:00AM-8:30AM at the Children’s Center
Class set up at 9:00AM and lesson is 9:30AM–11:45PM. Lunch is NOT provided. Please pick up your child promptly at NOON.
Walk-ins accepted if space is available.
$170
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.
$185/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 3:00PM, please be prompt for pick-up at 3:30pm 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.


Teen and College Ski/Ride Weeks
All skill levels are welcome. This week emphasizes serious fun! More turns, less talk, high-energy skiing/riding  for youth 14 years of age and older. These weeks oftern sell out, so get your tickets in advance.
Sunday, December 22nd through Friday December 27th
Sunday, December 29th through Friday December 23rd
Sunday, February 16th through Friday, Februray 21st
Sunday, March 8th through Friday March 13th.
Sunday, March 15th through Friday March 20th.
$900







$300

 
Rental Equipment 
 
  $29 Ski
  $29 SB

Children’s Locals/Shredders

5 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.
A $50 discount is given if a student has their own pass. 
Includes: Lesson / Lift / Rental/ Lunch
Starts at 9:00AM–3:30PM and classes meet at the Children’s Center outside on snow.
Saturdays: 1/4, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8
 
$550
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.
A $50 discount is given if a student has their own pass.
Includes: Lesson / Lift / Rental/ Lunch
Starts at 9:00AM–3:00PM and classes meet at the Children’s Center outside on snow.
Sundays: 1/5, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
$550

CHILD CARE FOR AGES 6 WEEKS 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 - 9:30AM. 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. 

 
Full Day 8:00AM-3:30PM
Reservations Required
Snow play, crafts, games and lunch included.
$130
Half Day 8:00AM-NOON
Reservation Required
Lunch is NOT provided. Please pick up your child promptly at noon.
$100
Mini 1 hour. Your child will be introduced to skis or snowboards 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 866-968-7386 ext. 2255 to make reservations.

Children's Center & Lessons

Taos Ski Valley Youth Lessons
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