Child Ski Center | Ages 3–6
|Diamond Peak is closed for the winter. Check back for 2023-24 rates around December 1st.|
The Diamond Peak Child Ski & Ride Center provides Lake Tahoe’s best learn to ski/snowboard options for kids ages 3-6 of all ability levels. With a separate learning area, surface lift, and low child-to-instructor ratio of 6:1 maximum, your children are sure to receive the attention they deserve in a safe, uncrowded and fun environment. Our instructors are dedicated to providing your children with the tools necessary to enhance their abilities and reach their full potential, all while having a fun experience on the mountain.
After your child is checked-in, you are “off duty” and free to ski or relax on the deck (but please don’t leave the resort). We handle everything from fitting them for equipment, putting on boots and making sure they have a great time until you pick them up at the end of the program.
All Child Ski Center lessons must be booked in advance. A paid reservation is necessary to guarantee all Child Ski Center lessons. All products are subject to availability and may reach capacity at any time. Cancellation fees apply for all lessons.
Group Ski Lessons
Book group lessons online at least two days in advance.
Within 72 hours, if there is availability, private lessons must be booked in person.
We recommend that you arrive at the Child Ski Center 1 hour before your lesson start time for midweek/non-peak (Monday – Friday) lessons, 1.5 hours on weekends (Saturday – Sunday) and 2 hours on peak periods (dates listed above). Please budget extra time to find a parking spot, get your child dressed, walk or take the tram from your car, and use the restroom before getting in the check-in line. Plan additional time and bring extra patience on snowy days and busy weekends. Parents must stay on property for the duration of the lesson.
2 Hour Sierra Sliders Group Ski Lessons (ages 4-6)
Sierra Sliders two-hour group ski lessons are offered for children ages 4-6 years old with a maximum of 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio. These lessons focus on developing the child’s skills in a small group setting. The package includes a lift ticket and equipment rentals (including helmets) that may be used for the entire day. All equipment needs to be returned by 4:00 p.m. Lesson times are 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and are two hours. Parents must stay on property for the duration of the lesson.
2 Hour Sierra Sliders Group Ski Lesson Schedule
|Schedule||Morning Session||Afternoon Sesssion|
|Check-In||8:00 - 9:30am||12:00 - 1:30pm|
|Lesson Period||10:00am - 12:00pm||2:00 - 4:00pm|
|Pick Up Period||12:00pm||4:00pm|
All Day Sierra Sliders Group Ski Lessons (ages 5-6)
Sierra Sliders all day group ski lessons are offered for children ages 5-6 years old with a maximum of 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio. This all day program focuses on developing the child’s skills in a small group setting and includes two lesson segments, a supervised lunch, snacks, and other fun activities when they are taking breaks from skiing. The package includes lunch, a lift ticket and equipment rentals (including helmets) that may be used for the entire day. All equipment needs to be returned by 4:00 p.m. Your child may bring their own equipment but there is no additional discount. This program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parents must stay on property for the duration of the lesson.
All Day Sierra Sliders Group Ski Lesson Schedule
|Schedule||All Day Session|
|Check-In||8:00 - 9:30am|
|Program Period||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|Pick Up Period||4:00pm|
Private Lessons: Ski or Snowboard (ages 3-6)
Private ski or snowboard lessons are offered by the hour for children ages 3-6. These lessons focus on developing the child’s skills whether it’s their first time on skis or they are skiing black diamonds. Personalized one-on-one instruction is the fastest way for your child to pick up skiing or snowboarding or progress! Equipment rentals (including helmets) and lift tickets are included and may be used for the entire day. All equipment needs to be returned by 4:00 p.m. Parents must stay on property for the duration of the lesson.
Let us know if your child has any special needs or requirements so we can pair them with the right instructor for your child.
Multi-Week Group Lesson Programs
Multi-week programs are conducted on weekdays in partnership with our local schools and youth programs. Please contact your site organizer for details and registration at the end of November.
More About the Child Ski Center: Essentials & Fun!
Dedicated Learning Area & Surface Lift for First-Timers /Beginners
Our dedicated learning area and Pete’s Powerline surface lift is designed for first-time skiers and kids who are just starting to master the basics of sliding on snow and stopping. This area has a gentle slope and is fenced off to allow for less distractions and a safer environment for beginners. Family members may watch from outside the fence or can watch from a distance from the Base Lodge Deck. This exclusive area and the surface lift are only available for our group and private lesson programs.
Group Lesson Levels
Our staff will assist you in determining the correct level for your child, evaluate them at the beginning of the lesson and ensure they are in the proper level. Visit the Lesson Levels FAQ for a description of all the levels offered.
Make sure you read the tips on the Lessons FAQ page and the pre-arrival emails and watch the Overview Video with your child. Bonus tip….if you aren’t getting the emails, check your spam, junk, or promotions folder.
Cancellation/No Show Policy
Visit the Cancellation & Refund Policy page for details.
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. Please speak with our Ski & Ride Center managers after your lesson if you would like to discuss your experience.