Children's Lessons & Programs
Powder Pups and Powder Rangers
Powder Pups Program (Ages 4-6)
Ski games and small group activities help young skiers learn snowplow turns and snowplow stops. Instructors encourage confidence and independence. Rates do not include rental. Lesson times: 9 a.m.-noon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.* or 1-4 p.m.
Powder Rangers Program (Ages 7-12)
Powder Ranger's playful yet challenging ski program features instructors who specialize in teaching youth. Classes are grouped by age and ability levels. Rates do not include rental. Lesson times: 9 a.m.-noon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.* or 1-4 p.m.
We encourage you to view your child's progress from a discreet distance. At the end of the program, instructors will discuss future lesson recommendations. Please remain on-premises when your children are participating in our programs. Instructors utilize a mountain paging system to notify you of any concerns throughout the day. You may leave messages for your children or family members at the Children's Center.
Advanced reservations are suggested, call 815-777-4650. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Please allow one-half hour to register your child at the Children's Center. Rentals are available there as well (not included in lesson fee).
Powder Program Lesson Times & Rates
All-day lesson (9 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch on your own), $110. Half-day lesson (9 a.m.-noon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.* or 1-4 p.m.), $60. Rates do not include rental. For more information, send email to email@example.com .
*Weekends and holidays only.
Burton Learn To Ride
Burton Learn To Ride Program (Ages 7 & Older)
Chestnut has teamed up with Burton to provide new riders with a solid foundation to build their skills. The Learn To Ride (LTR) program has been developed by a team of knowledgeable professionals in the snowboarding industry to make learning to snowboard easy and fun.
Burton Snowboards, with help from the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI), and rental shops around the globe have joined forces to develop and test a learning program that really works. Burton has developed boards, boots, and bindings specifically designed for the beginner rider and have tested these products with real people in real lessons. All elements of the Learn To Ride Center are designed by riders for riders - from equipment setup, to instruction, to appropriate learning terrain. The ultimate goal of LTR is to eliminate the stressful pressures of learning a new sport. They want beginners to feel comfortable enough on a board to be linking turns on their very first day out.
Burton Learn To Ride Program Rates
Program Includes: Lift Ticket, Snowboard Rental, & 2 Hour Lesson
Cost: $100.00 Weekends & Holidays;
Holiday Dates: Dec. 25 - Jan. 3rd, Jan. 18th, & Feb. 15th
$50.00 Monday - Friday (Non-holidays)
Lesson Times: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
Reservations Required. Please call 815-777-4652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Powder Playcare features a romper room, a nap area with cribs, cozy beds, and a central area for registration and play activities. Located in the Children's Center. Our staff creates an atmosphere that's playful, flexible and child-directed.
Toddlers should have outdoor gear and an extra set of clothing. All items must be labeled. Parents are asked to fill out a thorough registration form and remain on premises when their children are in the program. All children must be pottytrained. No diapers please. $10 per child/hour. Call 815-777-4650 for more information