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Kids’ Lessons

3-14 Years Old, Skiing and Snowboarding

Kids' class lessons run from November 19, 2016 - April 30, 2017. Looking for a lesson before November 19? Check out our Value Season lesson pricing here.

Our Kids Lessons are designed to foster a child's love of skiing or riding and the great outdoors. Arapahoe Basin's instructors help kids develop lifelong snowsports skills in an intimate class lesson program.

  • Small class sizes, with no more than 4 students for pre-school-aged kids
  • ALL ABILITY LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
  • Designed for both skiers and snowboarders
  • All kids' class lessons include a lift ticket
  • Fun learning environment focused on skill development
  • Dedicated instructors give students individual attention
  • Classes are formed according to age and ability level
  • Price does not include rentals. Rental equipment is available on-site in the Kids Center. You can view our kids' rental packages here.
  • RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED for all lessons. Book your lesson online or call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246).
Lesson Type Time Pricing Register
Kids Full Day (5.5 hrs)
Includes lunch & lift ticket

9:55 a.m.-3:30 p.m.*

$160 Buy Now
Kids Half Day (2.5 hrs)
Includes lift ticket

9:55 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*
1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

$135 Buy Now
* Drop-off for all morning lessons begins at 8:00 a.m. Afternoon lesson drop-off begins at 1:00 p.m.

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Kids' Programs 2016-17

Our multi-week kids’ programs will transform your child’s skills on the mountain at his or her own pace. Groups are divided by age and ability level, and students remain with the same instructor for the duration of the program. Click on the options below to see which program best fits your kid! Buy now! These programs fill up fast!

  • Program does not include lift ticket or rentals; you can purchase a discounted lift ticket online here before heading to the mountain! 
  • When you enroll your child in his or her lesson program, you have the opportunity to purchase a discounted child A-Basin season pass for $100.
  • Enrollment is limited and advance reservations are required.
  • Cancellations: Ten days prior to start of session for a full refund; within ten days for a 50% refund; day of or after the start of the session, no refund.

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  • Discounted A-Basin Kids Club season pass

    Every participant (age 6-14 only) in Kids Club Arapahoe, Li'l Kids Club and Xtreme Teen has the option to purchase a child A-Basin season pass for just $100! The pass is valid for ages 6-14 only and has NO blackout dates. Let your child enjoy all the perks of an A-Basin Pass and skip buying the lift ticket every week. You can add this discounted child A-Basin season pass when you purchase your Snowsports program.

    Kids Club Arapahoe Saturdays

    Both alpine skiers and snowboarders in kindergarten through 5th grade work with instructors on skill development, adventure, and mountain safety. This fun learning environment allows kids to work with the same instructor for each four-week session. Kids Club meets on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    • For kids in kindergarten through 5th grade
    • For BOTH skiers and snowboarders
    • Sessions meet from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Price includes lunch.
    • Price does not include lift ticket or rental; you may purchase a discounted child's A-Basin Season Pass for $100 (ages 6-14 only).
    Kids Club Arapahoe Dates Pricing Register
    KCA 4 Session 1 January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 2017 $425 Buy Now
    KCA 4 Session 2 February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2017 $425 Buy Now
    KCA 8 both sessions All above dates $699 Buy Now
    *Discounts available for additional child in multi-week snowsports program

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    Kids Club Arapahoe Sundays

    The same great dedicated, multi-week instruction as our popular Saturday Kids Club Arapahoe, but for a shorter duration on Sunday mornings. Designed for kids who are in school (K-5th grade), alpine skiers or snowboarders.

    • For kids in kindergarten through 5th grade
    • For BOTH skiers and snowboarders
    • Sessions meet from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Price does not include lunch, lift ticket or rental; you may purchase a discounted child's A-Basin Season Pass for $100 (ages 6-14 only).
    Kids Club Sundays Dates Pricing Register
    KCA 4 Session 1 January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2017 $335 Buy Now
    KCA 4 Session 2 February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2017 $335 Buy Now
    KCA 8 both sessions All above dates $565 Buy Now
    *Discounts available for additional child in multi-week snowsports program

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    Li'l Kids Club Saturdays

    Preschool skiers and snowboarders work with instructors on skill development and mountain safety. Kids hone their sense of adventure with the same instructor over the four-week period. Li'l Kids Club offers the choice of either morning or afternoon sessions! Li'l Kids Club meets on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; afternoon sessions meet on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Each session is limited to 80 students.

    • For children ages 3 through 5 (pre-school)
    • For SKIERS and SNOWBOARDERS
    • Morning sessions meet from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Afternoon sessions meet from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Price does not include lunch, lift ticket or rental; you may purchase a discounted child's A-Basin Season Pass for $100 (ages 6-14 only). Kids age 5 and under can get a FREE season pass at the mountain with proof of age (e.g. birth certificate).
    Li'l Kids Club Dates Pricing Register
    LKC 4 Session 1 January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 2017 $335 Buy Now
    LKC 4 Session 2 February 11, 18, 25; March 5, 2017 $335 Buy Now
    LKC 8 both sessions All above dates $565 Buy Now
    *Discounts available for additional child in multi-week snowsports program

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    Li'l Kids Club Sundays

    Preschool skiers and snowboarders get the same great, multi-week program for preschool skiers, but on Sunday mornings. Give your little ripper another day to explore the mountain at his or her own pace... and that means you get time to explore the mountain at yours!

    • For children ages 3 through 5 (pre-school)
    • For SKIERS and SNOWBOARDERS
    • Sessions meet from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Price does not include lunch, lift ticket or rental; you may purchase a discounted child's A-Basin Season Pass for $100. Kids age 5 and under can get a FREE season pass at the mountain with proof of age (e.g. birth certificate).
    Li'l Kids Club Dates Pricing Register
    LKC 4 Session 1 January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 2017 $335 Buy Now
    LKC 4 Session 2 February 12, 19, 26; March 5, 2017 $335 Buy Now
    LKC 8 Both sessions All above dates $565 Buy Now
    *Discounts available for additional child in multi-week snowsports program

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    XTreme Teen Saturdays

    A multi-week Saturday program that challenges your middle schooler's adventurous spirit! Classes focus on exploring steeps, chutes, trees, bumps, powder, and the terrain park. Groups are matched by similar abilities with the same instructor each day. Includes lunch!

    • For kids in 6th through 9th grades
    • For SKIERS only
    • Sessions meet from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Price does not include lift ticket or rental; you may purchase a discounted child's A-Basin Season Pass for $100 (ages 6-14 only).
    XTreme Teen Dates Pricing Register
    XTT 4 Session 1 January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 2017 $425 Buy Now
    XTT 4 Session 2 February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2017 $425 Buy Now
    XTT 8 both sessions All above dates $699 Buy Now
    *Discounts available for additional child in multi-week snowsports program

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    Basin Breakin’

    During winter break in February, let your kids rip, ride, and relax with the Arapahoe Basin Snowsports School! Join us for four days of fun, or drop-in for just one or two. It's a great opportunity for your kids to hang out with friends and get some time on the slopes. Includes lunch!

    • For kids in kindergarten through 6th grade
    • For BOTH skiers & snowboarders
    • Sessions meet at 8:00 a.m., pick up at 4:00 p.m.
    • Price does not include lift ticket or rental; you can purchase a discounted lift ticket online in advance here. Kids age 5 and under can get a FREE season pass at the mountain with proof of age (e.g. birth certificate).
    Basin Breakin' Dates Price Register
    Session 1 February 13, 14, 15, 16, 2017 (winter break) $335 Buy Now
    Drop-in (any day) Any above date $145 n/a
    *Discounts available for additional child in multi-week snowsports program

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