Mountaineers (Ages 4-7)


Mount Sunapee's Mountaineer program is specially designed so children can learn the fundamentals they will need to enjoy a lifetime of skiing or riding all within a safe environment.  

Kids get expert, caring instruction so they learn quickly and gain confidence. Mount Sunapee's South Peak beginner area comes complete with five lifts servicing 13 trails. This separate mini-mountain area is excellent for learning, allowing beginners to progress in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

Mountaineers is offered in both half or full-day packages. Both packages include an all-mountain lift ticket, lesson(s) and rentals. A full-day package is 4 hours of lessons and includes lunch, our half-day package includes a 2-hour lesson. (Children must be 6 years or older to take snowboard lessons).

Also available is our Mountaineer Season Pass, giving your child access to unlimited group lessons any day of the week, all season long. 

The Mountaineer Season Pass includes unrestricted skiing and riding at Mount Sunapee and Okemo.

If rental equipment is needed, sign up right in the Learning Center.

Lesson Hours:

Full-day: 10am-3pm
Half-day: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm

On weekends and holidays, children can arrive at the Learning Center between 8:00am and 9:30am for their full day lesson.

Reserve 48 hours in advance online or by calling 603-763-3564. Limited space available if reserved less than 48 hours in advance. Mountaineers fills up quickly on weekends and holiday periods. Reservations are accepted for full-day and morning half-day only. Afternoon half-days are on a first come first serve basis. 

Family Special - Guests who enroll a child into a weekend Mountaineer, Explorer, or Teen Tracks lesson will be eligible for $10 off child care for another child.

Mountaineer Rates

Half Day Full Day
Program Rates
Lift Ticket and Lesson with Rental Equipment Package
$130 $154*
Lift Ticket and Lesson Package without Rental Equipment
$120 $144*
Mountaineer Season Pass
Mountaineer Season Pass with Rental Equipment $1,530* $1,995*
Mountaineer Season Pass without Rental Equipment $1,380* $1,845*

*Includes lunch

Season Pass Holders receive $25 off program rates if they present their 2017-2018 Season Pass at the Learning Center. (the guest receiving the lesson must have the season pass)

Please note: To maintain the health of our other guests and staff, we will not accept any children in the children's programs if they are showing any symptoms of the flu or sickness.

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Reservations & Questions

If you have questions or would like to make a reservation, please call 1-603-763-3564 or email at

Please Note: We have a 72-hour cancellation policy. If a lesson is cancelled after the 72-hour period, a voucher will be issued.