WHAT IS ROOKIE YEAR?Unique to Mount Washington, our brand new Rookie Year program will become the new industry standard for getting kids on snow. The simplicity of Rookie Year speaks for itself- first time skiers and boarders receive a season pass (read- unlimited time on snow), unlimited ski or snowboard rentals and unlimited afternoon group lessons in Mountain Kids- all season long. The rookie receives this all-inclusive season long offer for an unbelievably low price. With the Rookie Year program, there is only one catch- Rookie Year is available to rookies only and have never been on the snow. The child must be a first time skier or snowboarder. With this exciting new program, Mount Washington Alpine Resort is determined to turn the younger generation back onto skiing and snowboarding and help families discover the world of snow.
WHY DO THIS?
Skiing and snowboarding is a lifelong pursuit. We believe it is about enjoying time with family and enjoying the mountains especially in our unique coastal environment. Why not give your child the opportunity to enjoy this sport with Mount Washington’s new program called “Rookie Year”. Rookie year is a unique all-inclusive program which gives the Rookie unlimited access to the lifts, unlimited ski or snowboard rentals and afternoon group lessons in the Mt Kids snow school! Your child will ski and snow board on new special learning gear exclusively from Rossignol and Burton that is designed for the first timer. Our award winning Mt Kids Snow School, has small class sizes so your child will connect with their snow pro and meet new kids that love to ski too….. Most importantly your Rookie will have unlimited access to sliding all season long!
WHERE DO I BUY THIS?
CAN I BOOK MY LESSONS AHEAD OF TIME?
CAN I UPGRADE FROM MY CHILDS FIRST TIME LESSON?
Pre-booking must be made 24 hours in advance, cut off is noon the day prior to lesson.
General Snow School Tips & Information
- Drop off is from 9:15am. Lessons start at 9:30am. Please arrive at 8:30am on the first day of your lessons if you need to pick up tickets and rentals.
- Rates do not include taxes and are subject to change.
- Advance registration is strongly recommended, programs fill up.
- Learn more about the Ability Levels
- Check Your Level
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Tips for Parents
Before You ArriveRemember, weather conditions can change rapidly. Please ensure that your child is equipped with the following and that all belongings are labeled:
Pick up tickets and rentals prior to your child's first morning. You can pick up your rentals at our location in Bradley Centre from 10:00am - 2:00pm or from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. After hours, please visit our Snow School Sales Centre in the Bradley Centre open daily December 7th until April 14th..
- If you are picking up tickets and rentals on your child's first morning, plan to arrive at 8:00 am.
- If your child has tickets and equipment, please arrive between 8:30 and 8.45 am lessons start at 9.30am.
Meeting LocationsChildren ages 4 - 6 with tickets meet inside the Bradley Centre building. Proceed to the Bear's Den area of the building through the registration area.
Children 7 - 12 years old with tickets and equipment meet outside the building. Staff will be available to direct you to the appropriate location for your child's age and ability.
On Mount Washington Alpine Resort, children will meet their instructor in front of the Bradley Building. At the Bradley Building your child will meet the instructor with whom they will spend the day.
Your Child's DayYour child will spend the day with their instructor and group sliding, exploring, laughing, learning and playing.
If your child has special dietary requirements please discuss them with our sales hosts when making your reservation and again when you arrive to drop off your child. Please be aware that we try to operate "nut free" facilities so we ask that you do not pack any nut products should you choose to pack your own lunch or snack.
4-12 year olds have lunch between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.
Actual time on snow will vary depending on weather conditions the groups ability and stamina. All groups will take a 1 hour lunch break, usually those who are at the early stages of learning to slide on snow and those groups with younger children, will take more frequent breaks throughout the day to rest and recuperate.
Keep in mind that children learn at different rates and that the child's overall enjoyment of their time at Mountain Kids and on the mountain is most important.
End of the Day
Pick up time is 3:30 pm from the base area. You will be required to sign a form, releasing your child from the class at the end of the day.
Children ages 4 - 6 will be picked up from inside the Bears Den.
Children 7-12 will be picked up in front of the Bradley building from within the courtyard.