Each resort teaches at different age levels below 8-year-old. Call ahead to check on options and ages. This page is about the learning process both mind and body. We recommend Pro Lessons.
Children COM (Center of Mass) and COG (Center of Gravity) is different from adults.
Children can only tolerate so much learning in a day and in the cold expect 30 to 45 min sessions before a nice warm-up inside. If the child decides they want more then rejoice. Key is warm once cold the day is done.
Discounts for Children
Liberty, Whitetail and Roundtop all have free lift ticket for 6 years old and under with paying adult. SNOWPASS for 4th and 5th graders!
Teaching – Learning Styles
Most students are a combination of all four styles, but usually, strongly favor one or two styles.
THINKER Analytical learner who asks questions and needs explanation.
WATCHER A visual learner who asks, “Can you show me that again?”
FEELER Learns by repetition. Terrain selection can make or break a lesson for a Feeler
DOER Gets bored easily; needs mileage.
From birth to approximately the age of two…
Touching, feeling and tasting. Children explore their world and start to differentiate themselves from others.
Approximately from two to the age of seven…
Children differentiate between thought and action. This is a time of make-believe and play. Children will only look at things from their own point of view.
Approximately seven years to adolescence…
Children can differentiate appearance from reality. They are still unable to reason about abstract concepts.
Develops later in adolescence and beyond…
Individuals can think in terms of concepts and abstractions.
Emotional Development (Affective)