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 maximum 5:1, 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 begins at 8:00 a.m. 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 starts to ensure enough time to get fitted for rental equipment, etc.   

March of the Penguins All-Day Package: 

The All-Day Package begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. and includes a supervised lunch and morning and afternoon lessons; this frees parents up to enjoy a whole day of skiing on their own! Drop off your children as early as 8:00 a.m. so you are ready to hit the slopes when the lifts start spinning. Register in person; space limited. Registration for two or more consecutive whole days in this program may be completed over the phone: (775) 832- 1130. (Details: This program starts with a morning lesson from 10:00 a.m. - noon, followed by lunch, rest, and playtime. In the afternoon they will have another lesson from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

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

March of the Penguins 2-Hour Package:

Morning package runs from 10:00 a.m. - noon; registration & drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m. and is limited to the number of spaces available. Afternoon package is from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; registration & drop-off begins at 1:00 p.m. Afternoon upgrades are also 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 are included for all Child Ski School Private Lesson programs. To book private lessons, call (775) 832-1130. Cancellation fees apply; see below. 

PackageRegularPeakAdditional Child
Per hour$145$160add $80/hour
1.5 Hour Powder Pete Mid-Day (12:30 - 2:00 p.m.)$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 9:00 a.m. - noon, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., based on availability.

Let us know if your child has any special needs or requirements so we can pair him or her 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 his or her gear inside the Child Ski Center. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, your children may have the opportunity to enjoy other activities such as 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 to decide whether their child wears a ski helmet. There’s some great information at Helmet rentals are available at the Child Ski Center for $10 ($15 peak periods); 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 (10:00 a.m. - noon or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 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