Children's Programs

We offer a variety of programs and amenities designed to help teach your children the fundamentals of skiing and riding in a fun and exciting environment. Mount Sunapee's Learning Center is completely dedicated to all the learning programs offered on the mountain and staffed with top-notch caretakers and instructors to take care of your children.

The Learning Center features a complete child care center. The Mother Goose Childcare program provides care for children 1-5 years old and is available every day at Mount Sunapee during the winter season.

No matter when you come to ski or ride Mount Sunapee with your children we have a program to help the whole family enjoy the sports of skiing and snowboarding to the fullest.

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.

Learning Center: Children's Programs

Private lessons are taught by a staff member with top-notch skills, geared towards specific needs and goals. Together with a PSIA or AASI certified instructor, you will work to meet your goals. Enhance family fun on the slopes by expanding your skiing and riding ability in a comfortable, safe, and individualized learning environment.

Reservations for private lessons are recommended.

Duration One Person Two People
1 Hour Lesson $99 $168
2 Hour Lesson $173 $268
3 Hour Lesson 247 $368
Full Day Lesson $470 $720

Save 20% on early and late private lessons. Valid for one person, one hour lessons.


Weekends and holidays at 8:30am and 2:30pm.


Midweek, non-holiday at 9:00am and 2:30pm.

Please Note: Private lesson rates do not include lift ticket or equipment rentals.

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

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

*inlcudes lunch

Season Pass Holders receive $25 off program rates if they present their 2018-2019 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.

Kids 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.

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 Amplitude Plus Program.  This will allow your child to visit Mount Sunapee and receive lessons (and rentals if needed) on weekends and holidays for one simple flat rate starting Christmas vacation through the end of March. 

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. Explorers 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.


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

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

Explorer Rates

Package Half Day Full Day
Lift Ticket, Lesson and Rental Equipment Package $130 $154*

*includes lunch

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.

Teens ages 13-15 have their own lesson program when they come to Mount Sunapee.  The Teen Tracks program gives young skiers and riders a chance to have fun, make new friends, and polish technique.  Groups range from beginners to advanced skiers and riders.

Teen Tracks is a program designed for 13-15 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 an unsupervised lunch; half-day is one 2-hour lesson (does not include lunch).

Another option is our Amplitude Plus Program. This will allow your child to visit Mount Sunapee and receive lessons (and rentals if needed) on weekends and holidays for one simple flat rate starting Christmas vacation through the end of March.

Lesson Hours

Full-day: 10am-3pm


Half-day: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm

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.

If rental equipment is needed, sign up in the Rental Shop located at Spruce Lodge.  Teen Tracks who do not need rental equipment may sign up at the Learning Center.

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.

Teen Track Rates

Package Half Day Full Day
Lift Ticket, Lesson and Rental Equipment Package $130 $154*

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.


Reservations & Questions

If you have any questions, please call 603-763-3564 or email lcreservations@mtsunapee.com

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

Amplitude Plus is the Mount Sunapee Learning Center’s season long program for those coming out of Mountaineers or looking for a non-competition, skills based program. 

Our program averages a 5:1 student to coach ratio for the ultimate in personal development. Participants with similar interests and abilities are grouped accordingly and will ski/ride with the same select group of coaches all season long. This is not a competition based program - if athletes are looking for competition coaching and support, they will be directed to the Alpine Program.

Our program does more than just develop each participant’s all mountain skills, it also fosters camaraderie and promotes respect for other skiers and riders, both in and out of the program.

Schedule

Weekends and holiday periods, December through March. Full day sessions run from 9am to 3pm.  Half day sessions run until noon or an after lunch pick up can be arranged through the coach.

Package Half Day Full Day
Weekends & Holidays (NO RENTALS) $1,380* $1,845*
Weekends & Holidays with Rentals $1,530* $1,845*

Daily Trial - $154 (Offered December 26 - January 1)

*Includes lunch

Eligibility

Must be ages 8 - 15 and already be an all mountain skier or rider.

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.