JUST FOR KIDS 

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 19th. 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 but if you'd like your child to wear one, they can be rented at the time of program purchase.  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)
$120$150
2 Hour/Snow Foxes
Ages 4-9 yrs.
(10am or 2pm)
$90$120
1 Hour/Penguins
Introduction Ages 4-5 yrs.
(10am or 2pm)
$65$85


Wildthings

Note - Please call the office & reserve your spot with a credit card for all Wildthings enrollments - 860-628-0954 x0. 

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 choose the block you would like to sign up for and call us (860.628.0954) to enroll, today!  You will receive an email as the season gets closer, with instructions for filling out paperwork.  NOTE: This program sells out early so call soon!

 Wildthings will be held on the following dates for the 2020-2021 Season.

4 week Blocks (Please select  the appropriate Block for either Saturday or Sunday)

Block 1 Saturdays - January ~  Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23 - CLOSED FOR SKIING

Block 2 Sundays   - January  ~  Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24 - CLOSED FOR SKIING


Block 3 Saturdays - February ~ Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27 - CLOSED FOR SKIING

Block 4 Sundays  -  February  ~ Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 - Limited availability for skiing 


8 week Blocks (Please select either Saturday or Sunday for all 8 weeks)  *Note Jan 30 & Jan 31, Mar 6 & Mar 7 are reserved for make up days in the event that Mount Southington is closed. There are no individual make-ups.   

 Block 5 Saturdays ~ Jan 2, Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27 - CLOSED FOR SKIING

Block 6 Sundays    ~  Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28 - CLOSED FOR SKIING

 Without RentalWith Rental
Four Week Block$450$550
Eight-Week Block$825$1020


Little Tykes Ski Club - 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders 

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.   Ready to enroll?  Please choose the block you would like to sign up for and call us (860.628.0954) to enroll, today!  You will receive an email as the season gets closer, with instructions for filling out paperwork.

Little Tykes Ski Club will be held on the following dates for the 2020-2021 Season         

Block 1 Tuesday - January ~  Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26 - Closed for skiing

Block 2 Wednesday- January ~  Jan 13, Jan 20, Jan 27 - Closed for skiing

Block 3 Tuesday - February ~  Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23

Block 4 Wednesday - February ~  Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24 - Closed for skiing

Block 5 Thursday - February ~  Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 25

 

 Without RentalWith Rental
Ski$225$335
Snowboard$225$335


Intro to Alpine Ski Racing & Intro to Free Skiing

Our Intro Programs are 8-week programs for children ages 6-16 who wish to explore the competitive side of ski racing or free ride skiing.   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.