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The Mini Mountaineers is a winter adventure team for boys ages 3-5. The program is designed to get boys outside and having fun in the snow!  The Mini Mountaineers will spend the winter sledding, practicing balance on spooner boards, going on adventure hikes, playing games, drinking hot chocolate and more! Each session is one hour long and will have a different theme each week, incorporating sports, superheroes and a mandatory hot chocolate break!

Mini Mountaineers

$30 Per Session




Each class is one hour long and is $30 per session. Please register early, as each session is capped at 14 Mini Mountaineers. You can register online (for a single or multiple sessions).


Parent Participation:

The Mini Mountaineers are independent, adventurous, and fierce but let’s face it,  every now and then it’s nice to wave at mom and dad in-between winter adventures. Since each session is only an hour long we recommend that a parent or family member remain on-site. While the Mini Mountaineers are off on one of their winter adventures, you’ll be able to have lunch by the fireplace up in the Cedar Lounge Restaurant.



The Mini Mountaineers will meet in the Bear Creek room. The closest entrance is on the West side of the lodge. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to meet the instructors and check-in your Mini Mountaineer! Please bring a driver’s license or passport for the check-in process. Pick-up will be in the same location as drop-off. Please arrive 5 minutes ahead of time to make sure that you are there waiting for your Mini Mountaineer. They will be ready to tell you about their winter adventures!


Should My Mini Mountaineer be Potty-Trained?

The short answer is yes! We realize that the Mini Mountaineers are young, and that accidents will happen, but keep in mind that the Mini Mountaineers will be outside and away from the bathroom for a full hour. We’ll do a bathroom roll call before we head outside but it helps if parents check too!

What happens if the weather isn’t cooperating?

Our number one priority is keeping the Mini Mountaineers safe and warm. If it’s too cold outside we will have winter adventures indoors! We will find plenty of adventures inside and have a full list of indoor activities to keep the Mini Mountaineers busy!


The Mini Mountaineers will be outside for the majority of each session so please plan accordingly. We recommend a warm coat, snow bibs or pants, hat, warm mittens or gloves, boots and warm under clothes. The more layers the better!!!

*Please note that this program does not offer lessons on how to ski or snowboard. Instead the program’s purpose is to teach the building blocks that come before lessons. ie: balancing on spooner boards, riding the magic carpet etc. The goal of the Mini Mountaineers is to empower boys in snow sports and get them outside having fun.


Mini Mountaineers Schedule

January 7th: Hello, 2023!

Session #1: 10am-11am

Session #1: 11:45am-12:45pm

The Mini Mountaineers will ring in the New Year with bells and whistles. Be sure to cheer for them as they march by in a mini-Mountaineer parade. Afterwards, they will go for a quick spin in tubes (at the base of the hill) and complete a few New Year challenges. The day will end with sugar cookies and cocoa!


January 14th: The Olympics 

Session #1: 10am-11am

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

Let the Mini games begin! The Mini Mountaineers will challenge themselves outside with a long jump, team relay, balancing on spooner boards, and sprints! Once all Olympic sports are completed, the Mountaineers will march in closing ceremonies. After a tubing expedition the Mountaineers will head back indoors for cocoa and cookies!


January 21st: Minions

Session #1: 10am-11am

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

The Minions have left a scavenger hunt for the Mountaineers! The Mountaineers will go for a hike and explore Cannonsbug while following the clues of the Minions. As a celebration for a job well done, Mountaineers will go for a quick ride on tubes at the base of the hill. They'll finish the day with cookies, cocoa, and will build their own inventions just like Minions do!


January 28th: Safari

Session #1: 10am-11am 

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

A tiger has gone missing from the jungle and is stuck in the cold. The Mini Mountaineers must follow the trail of the tiger so they can return him to safety. Mountaineers will conquer obstacles and work on agility to find our fuzzy, striped friend. Afterwards, Mountaineers will celebrate with a victory lap on tubes, hot cocoa and make their own tiger!


February 4th: Fairies and Trolls 

Session #1: 10am-11am 

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

The Mini Mountaineers will head out for a snowy hike at the base of the hill, in search of the Land of the Fairies and Trolls. On the hike, the Mountaineers will need to complete a series of challenges to unlock clues. When the Mountaineers complete their mission, they will each make their own rock troll. Afterwards the Mountaineers will go for a quick tube ride and finish the day with special troll hot cocoa and enchanted fairy cookies.


February 13th: Be Mine, Mini-tine

Session #1: 10am-11am 

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

Love is in the air and the Mini Mountaineers will embark on a snowy adventure searching for Cupid! During the trek they will solve clues and collect Valentine's Day stickers. Once Cupid is found, they will head back to the base of the hill for some snowy fun, and a tube ride. Afterwards they will come inside to decorate Valentine's Day Cards, drink hot cocoa, and build marshmallow dippin' sticks!


February 18th: Frozen 

Session #1: 10am-11am

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

Olaf has disappeared and it's up to the Mini Mountaineers to find him. In order to discover clues, the Mountaineers must complete a series of challenges, including a snowball toss, searching for a reindeer village, and decorating a tree with snowflakes. Once Olaf is recovered, the Mountaineers will be pulled back to the Lodge on tubes, and have a Frozen dance party. The day will end with designing tiaras, Frozen cookies, hot cocoa, and marshmallows.


February 25th: Superheroes 

Session #1: 10am-11am

Session #2: 11:45am-12:45pm

The Mountaineers will pick their secret superhero power to protect the ski hill. We’ll start the day by making shields and will head out to the ski hill base to rescue our snowman. Following that we will practice our super power long jumps, balance (on spooner boards) and speed work. We’ll finish the day with hot chocolate and superhero cookies! It's going to be a day full of fighting crime and saving lives!