We start them young at Mount Southington.  Our children’s lessons and programs are designed for the young skier or rider, ages 4 to 14. The Glacier Learning Area, home of our Penguins, Snow Foxes and Polar Bears, located next to the Rental Shop and the Mountain Room, is very convenient for moms, pops and kids, and features the Magic Carpet Lift and the Handle Tow.

Our instructors are specially trained to work with young learners.  Each lesson centers on exercises and games that teach skills while providing fun for the youngsters.  At the end of the lesson, parents are given a Progress Card detailing accomplishments and a program to follow to help their children continue to improve.

Get your kids off the couch and onto the slopes.  Get them to Mount Southington for skiing fun out in the winter sun.

Weekend & Holiday Lessons

Younger students from ages 4 to 9 have a dedicated section of our mountain called “The Glacier” which is located just outside our Mountain Room and is home to our popular Penguins, Snow Foxes and Polar Bears lessons which are held each weekend and most holiday periods beginning December 26th. Children learn the fundamentals of skiing while also having fun with other children their age and our friendly and amusing Ski School Staff. The Glacier also has a carpet lift and a handle tow. These lessons are available on a first come first served basis. Sorry, reservations cannot be taken. Please make sure that you arrive here at least one hour before the lesson starts so that you'll have adequate time to buy tickets and fit any ski and snowboard rentals needed.  Please note:  we do not require the use of helmets in these lessons nor do we rent them. These Children's Lessons include a lift ticket good until 5 pm for the morning session and 9 pm for the afternoon session.

 Without RentalWith Rental
4 Hour/Polar Bears
Ages 6-9 yrs.
(10am to Noon & 2pm to 4pm)
2 Hour/Snow Foxes
Ages 4-9 yrs.
(10am or 2pm)
1 Hour/Penguins
Introduction Ages 4-5 yrs.
(10am or 2pm)


Wildthings is a multi-week program (4 or 8 weeks) for children ages 6 to 14 who can already move around the mountain. Our emphasis is on having fun while improving each child’s skiing or riding skills. Wildthings offers your child a chance to ski or snowboard with the same instructor and group for all four or eight sessions, and enables the instructor and child to establish a “skiing/riding partnership” where the instructor can tailor the weekly lessons to the group’s specific needs. Wildthings is offered from 10am–3pm on consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in January and February. This program includes a one hour supervised box lunch.

Please follow the link below to the session you would like to sign up for.  Then print out the Wildthings paperwork (click here), fill out pages 3-5 and send it back to us either through email - [email protected], fax - 860.621.1833, or mail - Mount Southington Ski Area, PO Box 347, Southington, CT, 06489. NOTE: This program does sell out early.

 Wildthings will be held on the following dates for the 2018-2019 Season

4 week Sessions (Please select either Session 1 or Session 2 on either Saturday or Sunday)

Session 1 Saturdays ~  Jan 5, Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26

Book Session 1 Saturday, Ski  ~  SOLD OUT

Book Session 1 Saturday, Snowboard

Session 1 Sundays ~     Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27

Session 1 Sunday Ski ~ SOLD OUT

Book Session 1 Sunday, Snowboard

Session 2 Saturdays ~ Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2

Book Session 2 Saturday, Ski - SOLD OUT

Book Session 2 Saturday, Snowboard

Session 2 Sundays ~    Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3

Book Session 2 Sunday, Ski

Book Session 2 Sunday, Snowboard


8 week Session (Please select either Saturday or Sunday for all 8 weeks)  *Note Feb 2 & Feb 3, Mar 9 & Mar 10 are reserved for make up days.   

 Saturdays ~ Jan 5, Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23, Mar 2

8 week Saturday, Ski - SOLD OUT

Book 8 week Saturday, Snowboard

Sundays ~     Jan 6, Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3

8 week Sunday Ski - SOLD OUT

Book 8 week Sunday, Snowboard

 Without RentalWith Rental
Four Week Session$410$510
Eight-Week Session$780$975

Little Tykes Ski Club - 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders - Skiing sessions are full. Snowboarding is still available.

Looking for a program designed to introduce your 1st, 2nd or 3rd Grader to skiing or riding, or to  hone their skills with other kids their age? The Little Tykes Ski Club is a fun and instructional program that meets once a week for 3 weeks from 4:45-7:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. A certified instructor will work with your child during the entire 3 week program with class sizes of no more than 5 children.  For more information or to register please call Guest Services at 860-628-0954.   Once registered please print out the Little Tykes paperwork (click here), fill out pages 3-5 and send it back to us either through email - [email protected], fax - 860.621.1833, or mail - Mount Southington Ski Area, PO Box 347, Southington, CT, 06489.

Little Tykes Ski Club will be held on the following dates for the 2018-2019 Season         

Early Session:

Tuesday Session 1 ~ Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5  (*note - Tuesday session 1 begins earlier in the season than the other sessions). - SOLD OUT

Main Sessions:

Tuesday Session 2 ~ Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 5

Wednesday Session ~ Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 6

Thursday Session ~ Feb 21, Feb. 28, Mar 7


 Without RentalWith Rental

Intro to Ski Racing, Intro to Free Ride Skiing, & Intro to Freestyle Snowboarding

Our Intro Programs are 8-week programs for children ages 6-16 who wish to explore the competitive side of ski racing, free ride skiing or freestyle snowboarding.  Classes meet for 3 hours on Saturday mornings in January & February.  These programs focus on developing racing and freestyle skills, technical skills and improving overall ski techniques. If you're not sure if your child is ready for the Mount Southington Race Team, or you are just not ready to make the commitment, this is the program for you.  For more information and to enroll in the program click here.