Child Ski Center (3 - 6 years old)


The Child Ski Center provides a safe and fun learning environment for kids ages 3-6 of all abilities. With a separate learning area, surface lift and low child-to-instructor ratio of 5:1 maximum, your children are sure to receive the attention they deserve in an uncrowded and fun environment.

Group and private lessons are available for children 4-6 years old. 3 year olds are accepted in private lessons only.

Pricing below includes regular and peak period rates for the 2017-18 ski season. 2017-18 Peak periods include: December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018; January 12-15, 2018, February 17-25, 2018. Cancellation fees apply, see below. 

Pro Tips: Arrive early (especially on weekends & peak periods) to get a spot and be ready for camps. Registration for the all day and 1/2 day programs begin at 8am. Dress your child in layers as weather can change rapidly.

Group Ski Lesson Packages (ages 4-6)

Group lesson packages include lesson, ski rentals, lift ticket, and snacks. Register in person at the Child Ski Center, on the day of your lesson. We advise that you get arrive at least 1 hour before the lesson start to ensure enough time to get fitted for rental equipment, etc.   

March of the Penguins All Day Package: 

The All Day Package, 10am-4pm, also includes a supervised lunch and additional lesson, freeing parents up to enjoy a whole day of skiing on their own! Drop-off your kids as early as 8am so you are ready to hit the slopes when the lifts start spinning. This program starts with a morning lesson from 10am-noon, followed by lunch, rest and playtime. In the afternoon they will have another lesson from 2-4pm.

All Day Package$180$210
2-Day Package (Consecutive)$350$410

March of the Penguins 2 Hour Package:

Morning package runs from 10am-noon; registration & drop-off begins at 8am. Afternoon package from from 2-4pm; registration & drop-off begins at 1pm. Afternoon upgrades are on a space-available basis.

2 Hour Package$125$150
Afternoon Upgrade$55$65

Private Lessons - Ski or Snowboard (ages 3-6)

Get personal attention with one-on-one instruction where children as young as 3 years old can learn to ski or snowboard or improve their skills. Equipment rentals and lift tickets included for all Child Ski School Private Lesson programs. To book private lessons, call (775) 832-1130 for reservations. Cancellation fees apply, see below. 

PackageRegularPeakAdditional Child
Per hour$145$160add $80/hour
1.5 Hour Powder Pete Mid Day (12:30-2pm)$215$230add $100
Diamond Pete Special (9am-12pm OR 10am-1pm OR 1-4pm)$280$310add $160

The Diamond Pete Special is an extended private lesson that includes a total of 2 hours of one-on-one instruction, supervised lunch, 1 hour of play and rest time, and snacks. Available from 9am-noon, 10am-1pm, or 1-4pm based on availability.

Let us know if you child has any special needs or requirements so we can pair them with the best instructor for your child.      

Cancellation/No Show Policy

Changes and/or cancellations made 24 hours or more before the start of your lesson are subject to a $25 administration fee. No-shows, changes and/or cancellations made within 24 hours of the start of your lesson are non-refundable and your credit card will be charged the full price of your reserved lesson. We do not issue refunds due to weather or snow conditions (unless the entire resort is closed for the day of your scheduled lesson).

Essentials & Fun

The Child Ski Center (CSC) has everything you need for your kids to have a fun day on the slopes! Lift tickets and Ski/Snowboard rental equipment are included with all lessons and your child will be fitted for their gear inside the Child Ski Center. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, your kids may have the opportunity to enjoy other activities such as tubing, crafts, and games only available to kids in the CSC programs.

100% Lesson Guarantee!

We are so confident in our instructors and programs that we give all of our lessons a 100% guarantee. If we do not address your personal needs in a lesson, we will give you another lesson at no charge. Watch the video below to learn about what you can expect when you bring your kids to Diamond Peak’s Child Ski Center.

Safety First! Helmet & Chairlift Policy 

Helmets are recommended but not required. Diamond Peak believes that it is a parental responsibility to be informed and decide if their child wears a ski helmet. There’s some great information at Helmet rentals are available at the Child Ski Center for $10, limited quantity available.

Kids on Lifts: We take chairlift safety seriously and require that children under 51" must ride the lift with a partner. For more information, please visit

Visit the Mountain Safety page for more tips and reminders for keeping you and your little ones safe and smiling.

Lesson Series 6-Week Kids Ski Program (Ages 4-6) 

This half day (10am - 12pm or 2-4pm) program is a six-week Sunday program with lessons. Program also available for Juniors (ages 7-12). View 2017-18 pricing & details...

Contact the Child Ski Center for more information about lessons for ages 3-6:

  • General Information & Private Lessons: 775-832-1130