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Children's Programs

Start Your Child Off Right With Whitetail Learning Programs

You have made an excellent choice in selecting Whitetail Resort to help your child get started and progress in their Winter sports activities. Our programs for new skiers and snowboarders were recognized as the best in the country by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) during the 2010-2011 winter season. From our Whitetrailers multi-week program to our Kid's Mountain Camp day program, Whitetail offers the perfect class environment to match your child's needs. Select any of the headings below to learn more about each topic.

Be sure to check out our Lease Program. If you are looking to avoid rental equipment this season but aren't ready for the cost to purchase your child their own equipment... We can get you fully outfitted with either a ski or snowboard package for just a fraction of the cost purchasing your own! get to keep and use the equipment for the entire season! 

Kid’s Mountain Camp

Our premier children's program is filled with excellent instruction and fun activities for skiers ages 4 through 12 and snowboarders ages 6 through 12.

Kids Mountain Camp introduces snow sports without competition, optimizing the fun while providing top-notch instruction. Whether they are interested in skiing or snowboarding, we have a half or full day camp for them.  Please note that the time of the on snow portion of the lesson is based on the attention span and physical abilities of the child.

Camp Groups

  • TRAILBLAZERS ~ Skiers ages 4-7
  • TRAILRIDERS ~ Snowboarders ages 6-7
  • MOUNTAIN ADVENTURERS ~ Skiers ages 8-12
  • EXPLORERS SNOWBOARD ~ Snowboarders ages 8-12

Camp Detail

  • Check-in for full day and half day morning camp begins at 8:00am at the Kids Mountain Camp in the Whitetail Learning Center.  Afternoon camp check-in begins at 12 Noon.
  • Please allow adequate time to arrive at Kid's Mountain Camp.  Please arrive no later than 8:45 for the full day and morning camps.  Be sure to allow more time on Weekends and Holidays.
  • Please label all of your child’s belongings.
  • Half-day camps include lift ticket, rentals, helmet, and a two-hour lesson.
  • Full-day camps include lift ticket, rentals, helmet, two 2-hour lessons, and lunch.
  • Reservations are required for all Kids Mountain Camp. 
  • All camp lessons are ability appropriate.  Please update your child's ability level at the time of reservation.
  • A parent or guardian must remain on Whitetail Resort property while your child is in any camp, lesson, or program.

Camp Schedule And Pricing

Camp Type

Camp Times


Weekend & Holiday

Half-Day Camp

9:30 am to 12 Noon or
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm



Full-Day Camp

9:30 am to 3:30 pm



View our cancellation policy HERE.

A Note To Parents: Vail Resorts Activity Illness Guidelines

The health and safety of our guests is first priority and we take this very seriously. Strong health and safety practices are the heart of our child programs. A key to preventing illness in a group activity setting is to form trusting relationships between parents and instructors around sharing important health information about your child’s condition when they are admitted.

If your child has fever, sore throat, diarrhea, or is nauseous or vomiting, they will not be accepted for activities. If your child has recently been ill, they must be symptom-free, without the benefit of medications, for 24 hours at US properties and 48 hours at Whistler Blackcomb.

Each child will be observed for common signs of illness at arrival and throughout the day. A child who is ill upon arrival to the facility will not be admitted. Parents or guardians will be notified to pick up their child immediately, if the child becomes ill during their stay.

A physician’s note stating a child is no longer contagious will be required when a child has healing lesions or other symptoms suggestive of communicable disease.

Ski or Board with Me

This semi-private lesson is designed to provide both parent and the child with quality time and specialized instruction.

The perfect mix of parent/child time and first class instruction on the snow!  The instructor teaches the child to ski or snowboard while teaching the parent how the child learns. Parent must be able to ski or snowboard to accompany the lesson. Child must be between 3 and 12 years of age. Advanced reservations are required. Please call 717-328-9400, ext. 3561 to make yours today.

Ski or Board With Me Parent/Child 1 hour private   $165.00

An additional child can be added to this lesson for $105.  An additional adult may be added for $45.

Private Lessons

If you are looking for that focused one on one instruction for your child, we can do that too!

Our award winning instructors are just waiting to give your child that personalized attention he or she deserves. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 717.328.9400, ext. 3561.

The Learn To Guarantee

Learning to Ski or Snowboard really is easier than you may think. We will even guarantee that after your first lesson you'll be able to turn both ways, stop, and ride a lift.

Private Lesson Rates

Lesson Type


Private Lesson - One Hour


Private Lesson - Two Hour


Private Terrain Park Lesson - One Hour


Private Terrain Park Lesson - Two Hour


Half Day Private Lesson


Ski With Me


Ski With Me - Each Additional Participant


Class Lessons

Whether this will be their first time on the snow or if they just want to work on some more advanced techniques, we have a class lesson to suit their needs.

Our class lessons are only $55.00 and last an hour for classes with one to two people, and a little over an hour for classes with three or more. Classes may exceed the scheduled time. Please report to lineup 10 minutes prior to your lesson time.

Class Lesson Times

First-Timer Discovery Lessons (Ages 7 and older)
On the hour from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and also at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Everyday

Upper Level Lessons (Ages 7 and older)
10:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm,  5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Everyday

Beginner Through Expert (Ages 4 through 6)
5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Everyday

Multi-week Programs

Our five week programs have become a favorite for parents and kids alike. Check out what all the buzz is about!


  • Five consecutive week program on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • Beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 6-14.
  • Focuses on developing skills required to ski or snowboard on all terrain.
  • The program includes on-slope coaching, lunch, and special clinics.
  • Session times are 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.
  • Whitetrailers will begin on Saturday, January 4, 2020, or Sunday, January 5, 2020.
  • Space is limited; advance reservations are required. PLEASE NOTE: Early registration is highly recommended as spots tend to fill quickly.
  • For more information, please email:


  • Five consecutive week program on Friday nights.
  • Beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders ages 6-14.
  • Focuses on developing the skills required to ski or snowboard on all terrain.
  • The program includes on-slope coaching and snack.
  • Session times are 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • Nitetrailers will begin on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.
  • Space is limited; advance reservations are required.
  • For more information, please email: 

Pricing for Whitetrailers & Nitetrailers

Program Type

Lesson Only

Lift & Lesson







Cancellation Policy: There is a $25 cancellation fee if cancelled prior to 72 hours of the event. When cancelled within 72 hours, no refund will be given.

Freestyle Camp

Whitetail is proud to be offering the 6th annual Freestyle Camp targeted at excelling the novice, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders in freestyle riding.

Learn To Rule The Park!

This two-day course will span Saturday and Sunday and include: Private Progression Terrain Park, 1:5 Coach/Participant Ratio, Individualized Goals, Video Analysis.


Camp Session Only (No Ticket Needed/Passholders) - $200
Camp Session & Lift Tickets - $250

Other Options

At Whitetail, you are never short on options for instruction. Check out the PA 4th & 5th grade program, the Whitetail Race Team, or our adaptive program here.

Pennsylvania 4th & 5th Graders Ski & Ride for Free

How about skiing or boarding for FREE this winter? Well here’s your chance! Your Pennsylvania fourth and fifth grade Snowpass offers you the privilege of skiing and boarding 21 Pennsylvania Ski Resorts for FREE this winter. Take mom or dad with you for the thrill of a lifetime, an experience you will never forget. This season, we hope that you and your family have an opportunity to enjoy as many of Pennsylvania’s ski resorts as possible. Your Snowpass will provide you with over 67 days of FREE skiing and boarding. Whitetail Resort along with Liberty Mountain and Roundtop Mountain Resort are all participating partners in this program. 
For more information, please visit Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association

Whitetail Race Team

Young skiers focus on developing fundamental skills and free-skiing ability. More experienced team members train and compete locally and regionally.
For more information, check out

Adaptive Skiing & Snowboarding

Whitetail Resort has trained instructors available for our guests with special needs. For more information on our adaptive programs, visit our Adaptive Page, or please call 717-328-9400, ext. 3582.