Youth Group Lessons
Youth group lessons are offered throughout the day with different options

Youth Group Lessons

  • Youth group lessons are offered throughout the day with different options

Foster your child's lifelong passion for mountain sports in a safe and fun environment.

At Big Sky Resort, we strive to provide a quality learning experience in a safe and fun environment. Children are placed into groups according to the skills they demonstrate, from first-timers to all-mountain rippers. With an emphasis on technique, we strive to provide your child with solid skills that they will utilize throughout their skiing/snowboarding life.
Please keep in mind that our instructors may decide to give the group a break, depending upon their needs. Be supportive and encouraging with your child in order for them to gain true love and respect for the sport. All children learn at a different rate - and that's okay!

Morning and Afternoon Activities: Whether you have a lesson yourself or want to get out on the slope a little earlier we have fun activities to keep your 4-6 year old engaged before and after their lesson. $22 plus 3% tax, or complementary to parents and guardians who are taking a lesson themselves or have an older child in group lessons.

Please note that Big Sky Resort offers lessons based in two different meeting spots: Mountain Village and Madison Base. Offerings differ between the two locations, so please note at which location you have booked your lesson.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to lesson for registration or 1 hour prior if equipment rental is needed, allow for more time during peak season or for large groups.

Lift tickets are required during lessons. Children 6 and under always ski free. Students 7 and older need to purchase a lift ticket in addition to the lesson. For students 7-14 a discounted lift ticket can be purchased for $49 online at the time of purchase or in the office at check-in. Price does not include lift ticket.

Regular season includes December 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020, and February 8 - March 31, 2020. 
Value season includes November 28 - December 21, 2019, January 5 - February 7, 2020, and April 1 - 19, 2020.

Lesson rates are per person and non-transferable. Please add 3% to all rates. Rates and taxes are subject to change. Save by booking multi-day lessons online.


Looking for lesson options for your 2- or 3-year-olds? Check out the Small Fry Try private lesson.

  • Availability
    Mountain Village only
  • Timing
    10:00 - 11:30 AM

Small Fry Camp

Skiers 3 years old.

Available at Mountain Village only.

For your three-year-old who has ski experience, this lesson is an opportunity to interact with other kids their age while still getting the individual attention that is important to the learning process. One of our children's specialist instructors will teach the lesson. The hour and a half time frame is perfect for the attention span and energy of a three-year-old.

Please call Mountain Sports Office for reservations at (406) 995-5743.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Morning Lesson $120 $125
  • Availability
    Mountain Village
  • Availability
    Madison Base
  • Full Day Timing
    Full Day sessions: 9:45 AM - 3:15 PM
  • Half Day Timing
    Half Day sessions: 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 - 3:15 PM

Mini Skier Camp

Skiers 4-6 years old.

Mini Ski Camp has a smaller child per instructor ratio during the lesson. Within the group, children are placed in ski lessons according to the skills they demonstrate. This camp is tailored specifically to the physical and emotional learning needs of younger children.

Looking to do a half day of lessons and a half day of childcare? Book the lessons through Mountain Sports School and then Call Lone Peak Playhouse to make your childcare reservation. Instructors will pick up and drop off students at the Playhouse when the lesson has concluded. Lone Peak Playhouse can be contacted at 406-993-2220.

A full-day can be a lot for a youngster. To make for a more enjoyable experience, we recommend starting them off with a half-day program. Lunch is provided in full day lessons.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Full Day $195 $210
Half Day  $110 $115
  • Availability
    Mountain Village (Full Day lessons only)
  • Availability
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    Full Day sessions: 9:15 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Timing
    Half Day sessions: Madison Base Only. 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 - 3:45 PM

Kid's Camp

Skiers and riders 7-14 years old.

Meet new people and have fun learning with students of similar ability and age. With an emphasis on technique, we strive to provide your child with solid skills that they will utilize throughout their skiing or riding career. Skiers and Snowboarders are grouped according to discipline. Classes are grouped according to skill levels from first-timer learners to all-mountain rippers. Lunch is provided in full day lessons.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Full Day (Mountain Village or Madison Base) $195 $210
Half Day (Madison Base only) $110 $115



  • Availability
    Mountain Village only
  • Availability
    1:15 - 3:45 PM

Teen Mountain Experience

Skiers and snowboarders 13-17 years old.

Teen Mountain Experience lets teenagers ski and board with their peers in a setting that is a blend between a lesson and a guide. With up to 8 teens per group, there is plenty of opportunities for making new friends. Participants must be able to ski or ride off of our Swift Current Lift. Students of each discipline are divided by ability into a Green Run, a Blue Run, and a Black Run group.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Afternoon Lessons $110 $115