Youth Local Programs
Our Youth Local programing is designed for the young skiers of the extended community

Youth Local Programs

  • Our Youth Local programing is designed for the young skiers of the extended community

Our Youth Local Programming has a twenty-plus year history with a focus on fun, camaraderie, and safety while learning more about the mountain experience. These programs are designed for the young skiers of the extended community and are offered out of both the Mountain Village and Madison Base. 

If your child or youth are not familiar with riding a chair lift, please be sure to read the NSAA's Kid Safety page, Kids on Lifts. Children 4-6 may ride a chair lift with an instructor or an adult volunteer, additionally, children 7 and older may ride a chair lift alone or with another child. Not all chair lifts have lap bars.


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. For Local Programs students, we highly recommend purchasing a season pass. Please call the Mountain Sports office for the best rate available. 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.


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. Multi-day discounts only available online.


The first session runs January 4, 2020 - February 9, 2020. The second session runs February 22, 2020 - March 29, 2020. Book by December 13, 2019 for the best rate.

Registration closes on December 28th. Programs can fill up before then so register quickly!

  • Availability
    Saturday & Sunday at Mountain Village
  • Availability
    Daily at Madison Base
  • Timing
    9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Skiwees

Skiers 3-4 years old.

Skiwees is the first step in our progressive Youth Local Program series designed for 3 - 4-year-olds. This program is ideal for first-time skiers looking for a strong start and future rippers who are already cruising around the mountain. Instructors who specialize in early childhood development work with our youngest skiers to ensure a strong start and a love for the slopes.

Skiwees is offered Saturday or Sunday at the Big Sky Mountain Village and daily at Madison Base. Each lesson starts at 9:45am and runs until 12:00pm. We are capping the program this year, so don't delay! 

Product Purchase by
12/13
Regular Rate
Single Session $265 $305
Both Sessions $450 $518
  • Availability
    Mountain Village
  • Availability
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    9:45 AM - 3:15 PM Saturday or Sunday

Mad Wolf

Skiers 4-6 years old.

Mad Wolf is a popular program intended for children ages 4-6 skiing at levels 1-9. Whether your child needs to learn the basics or polish existing skills, the goal of Mad Wolf is to inspire a lifelong passion for the mountain experience. Groups are capped at 4 students per instructor. The last day of each session is a celebration that includes a scavenger hunt, prizes, and an awards ceremony that is fun for the whole family. Mad Wolf will serve only 4-6-year-old skiers; all older skiers will be in Wolverines or Rippers.

Mad Wolf operates out of the Big Sky Mountain Village and the Madison Base and is offered on Saturday and Sunday so that you can choose the day and location that works best for your family. We are capping the program this year, so don't delay!

Skip the paper bag lunch and have a hot lunch provided for your child every day while they are at camp! Lunch can be added for each session for $60.

Product Purchase by
12/13
Regular Rate
Single Session $425 $488
Both Sessions $722 $829
  • Availability
    Mountain Village
  • Availability
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    9:45 AM - 3:15 PM Saturdays

Club Shred

Snowboarders 7-14 years old.

Club Shred is our signature snowboard program intended for riders ages 7-14 snowboarding at levels 1-6. Whether your child needs to learn the basics or polish existing skills, the goal of Club Shred is to inspire a lifelong passion for the mountain experience. Groups are capped 6 students per instructor. The last day of each session is a celebration that culminates in a fun race and an awards ceremony that will be fun for the whole family.

Club Shred operates out of the Big Sky Mountain Village and Madison Base so you can choose the location that works best for your family. We are capping the program this year, so don't delay!

Skip the paper bag lunch and have a hot lunch provided for your child every day while they are at camp! Lunch can be added for each session for $60.

Product Purchase by
12/13
Regular Rate
Single Session $425 $488
Both Sessions $850 $977
  • Availability
    Mountain Village
  • Availability
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    9:45 AM - 3:15 PM Saturday or Sunday

Wolverines

Skiers 7-14 years old.

Wolverines is a program for skiers ages 7-14 and serves all skiers with ability levels 1-9. We focus on developing solid technique while enjoying a variety of terrain and conditions. Skill focus is broad and blends elements of race training, freestyle, and all-mountain skiing. Throughout the six week session, each group will receive special instruction on racing, freestyle, and avalanche awareness.

These special programs will be tailored to the skiing ability of each group. Groups are capped at 6 kids per instructor in order for your child to learn in a group setting while receiving ample individual attention. The last day of each session is a celebration that includes a scavenger hunt, prizes, and an awards ceremony that is fun for the whole family.

In addition to focusing on improving ski skills, Wolverines will offer an introduction to the possibilities for kids looking to take the next jump in their ski progression, whether it be the race team, the free ride time, or the Rippers program.


Wolverines operates out of the Big Sky Mountain Village and the Madison Base Saturday and Sunday so you can choose the day and location that works best for your family. We are capping the program this year, so don't delay!


Skip the paper bag lunch and have a hot lunch provided for your child every day while they are at camp! Lunch can be added for each session for $60.

Product Purchase by
12/13
Regular Rate
Single Session $425 $488
Both Sessions $850 $977
  • Availability
    Mountain Village
  • Availability
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    9:15 AM - 3:15 PM Saturdays

Big Sky Rippers

Skiers 10 years old and up.

Big Sky Rippers is the pinnacle of our Youth Local Program progression designed for expert skiers and riders who have an avid interest in progressing their skills further while embracing a teamwork mentality.  Big Sky's most skilled instructors reinforce fundamental techniques and help students apply these skills to big mountain terrain with an emphasis on safety and decision-making. Skiing at Level 9 is mandatory for this program: this translates as your child comfortably skiing Marx or Cold Spring before entering the Rippers program.

The Rippers curriculum focuses on expert ski tasks, avalanche awareness, beacon skills, teamwork, and independent decision-making. Groups are capped at 4 per instructor.  Avalanche gear will be required for all Rippers. This includes a working beacon, pack, shovel, and probe that Rippers will be expected to bring with them every weekend.


Rippers operates out of the Big Sky Mountain Village and Madison Base, so you can choose the location that works best for your family. We are capping the program this year, so don't delay!


Skip the paper bag lunch and have a hot lunch provided for your child every day while they are at camp! Lunch can be added for each session for $60.

Product Purchase by
12/13
Regular Rate
Single Session $500 $575
Both Sessions $850 $978