Mountain Explorers Program (Ages 8-12)

Mountain ExplorersKids get expert, caring instruction so they learn quickly and gain confidence. Mount Sunapee features the South Peak beginner area 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.

Mountain Explorers is a program designed for 8-12 year olds. The program is offered either half- or full-day and comes with an all-mountain lift ticket, lesson(s) and rentals. Full-day is 4 hours of lessons (Two 2-hour sessions) and includes lunch; half-day is one 2-hour lesson (does not include lunch).

Another option is our Learning Center Season Pass.  This will allow your child to visit Mount Sunapee and receive lessons (and rentals if needed) for the entire season for one simple flat rate. 

Lesson Hours:

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

Reservations are not required, however, strongly recommended for Mountain Explorers.

If rental equipment is needed, sign up in the Rental Shop located at Spruce Lodge.  Mountain Explorers who do not need rental equipment may sign up at the Learning Center. Please note all children are required to have a valid lift ticket or season pass to participate in Mountain Explorers program.

Family Special - Guests who enroll a child into a weekend Snow Stars or Mountain Explorer lesson will be eligible for $10 off child care for another child.

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Mountain Explorer Rates

Half Day Full Day
Walk-In Rates
Lift Ticket, Lesson and Rental Equipment Package
$115 $135*
Advance Reservation Rates

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Lift Ticket, Lesson and Rental Equipment Package
$105 $130*
Season-long Mountain Explorer Rates (includes Learning Center Season Pass)
Learning Center Season Pass with Rental Equipment $2,025* $2,525*
Learning Center Season Pass without Rental Equipment $1,875* $2,375*

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.

*Includes lunch

Reservations & Questions

If you would like to make a reservation please call 1-603-763-3564 or Book Online

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