Child Ski Center (3-6 years old)


Lesson reservations for the 2019-20 season will be available starting Sunday, December 1st

The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center provides Lake Tahoe's best learn-to-ski programs for kids ages 3-6 of all abilities. With a separate learning area, surface lift, and low child-to-instructor ratio of 5:1 max, your children are sure to receive the attention they deserve in a safe, uncrowded and fun environment.

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

2019-20 Season Rates

Pricing below includes value (midweek), weekend and peak rates for the 2019-20 ski season (cancellation fees apply, see policy below). 2019-20 Peak Periods are December 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020; January 17-20, 2020; February 14-23, 2020. 


All lesson packages and private lessons can be booked in advance by phone or in person. Reservations will be available December 1st.  

Group Ski Lesson Packages (ages 4-6)

Group lesson packages include lesson, ski rentals, lift ticket, helmet/goggle rentals, and snacks. Please read the descriptions of the different levels below to figure out which level to sign your child up for. We advise that you 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 a.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. and includes a supervised lunch and morning and afternoon lessons. This package allows parents to enjoy a whole day of skiing on their own. Drop off your children as early as 8 a.m. so you are ready to hit the slopes when the lifts start spinning. (Details: This program starts with a morning lesson from 10:15 a.m. - noon, followed by lunch, rest, and play time. In the afternoon they will have another lesson from 1:45-3:30 p.m.) 

All-Day Package$210$235$255

March of the Penguins Half Day Package:

Register in advance, or in person at the Child Ski Center on the day of your lesson starting at 8 a.m for the morning session and 10:30am for the afternoon session. 

Half-Day Package$135$145$170

Half Day Schedule

ScheduleMorning SessionAfternoon Session
Drop Off8-10am1-1:30pm
Lesson Period10:15am-12pm1:45-3:30pm
Pick Up Period12:15-12:30pm3:45-4pm

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

Give your child personalized one-on-one instruction with our trained instructors - it's the fastest way for your child to pick up skiing or snowboarding! Kids as young as 3 years old can learn to ski or snowboard or improve their skills with private instruction. Equipment rentals (including helmets & goggles) and lift tickets are included for all Child Ski School Private Lesson programs. Semi-private lessons are also available for siblings or friends who want to learn together with a dedicated instructor (see Additional Child rates below).

Per hour$160$175$199
Additional Child$95$95$99

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.

* Note: 3-year-olds are only allowed in one-on-one private lessons and are not permitted in semi-private lessons.   

Group Lesson Levels Explained

If you are planning to register online for a Child Ski Center lesson package, please read the descriptions below of the different levels we use to classify kids in our lesson programs. We have a limited inventory of each level lesson per day, so if the level you are looking for is sold out, please book a different day or give us a call at 775-832-1130 to discuss with our staff. Do not book your child into a level they are not ready for.

White - Level 1 = Your child has never skied before, or needs a refresher on how to stop. Lesson will be held in the private Child Ski Center learning area with surface lift. Parents can view children from outside the yard.

Yellow - Level 2 = Your child has mastered stopping in a wedge consistently every time and is ready to learn how to make wedge turns on a beginner run. Lesson will be taught on the School Yard beginner run and School House chairlift.

Green - Level 3 = Your child can ski most green runs in a wedge. All children in this group must be able to stop every time the instructor ask them to. The class must remain together at all times. Lesson will be taught on Lodge Pole run and Lodge Pole chairlift.

Blue - Level 4 = Your child can ski most blue runs and is starting to ski parallel. Children in this level must be able to wedge down blue runs safely and be prepared to start making parallel turns. All children must be keep up with the pace of the class. Lesson will be taught on various runs accessed by Lakeview or Red Fox chairlifts.

Black - Level 5 = Your child can ski most black runs, skiing parallel with an introduction to using poles. Children must be able to ski the entire mountain, staying together in a group. This is the first level at which poles will be used. Lesson will be taught using all areas of Diamond Peak.

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 per lesson booked (the fee will be applied for each individual participant and every day booked). 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 on 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. If you have your own equipment, you are welcome to bring it but there is no additional discount. 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 provided for all Child Ski Center programs. 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

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.

Kids Lesson Series: 6-Week Programs

Diamond Peak's 6-week kids lesson series offer professional instruction over six super-fun sessions. Kids ages 4-12 ski or snowboard with the same group (based upon ability level) and progress rapidly through the fundamentals that will instill a life-long love of skiing or snowboarding. Click here for full details and registration information.

2019 Registration Dates - 

  • TBD: Incline Village Picture Pass Holders 
  • TBD: Public


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

  • General Information: 775-832-1130