Registration for the Mini Mountaineers is OPEN!

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

$25 Per Session

 

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FAQ

Registration:

Each class is one hour long and is $25 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.

 

Check-in/Check-out:

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 Mountain Minnie 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!

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Gear

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.

 

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Schedule

Jan. 2nd: Hello, 2022!

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

The 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 30: Olympic Training 

Session #1: 11:45am-12:45pm 

The Mini Mountaineers will begin their day with Olympic training outside (sprints, jumps and relays). Once they are done, the Mountaineers will take a quick spin around the base of the hill in tubes, and then head back inside for hot cocoa, cupcakes, and marshmallow sculptures.

 

February 27: Superheroes to the rescue! 

Session #1: 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!