Winter Child Care
Learn more about the Lone Peak Playhouse, offering winter child care services

Winter Child Care

Winter Childcare

Our friendly and caring staff welcomes your child to the Lone Peak Playhouse (LPP), right at the base of Big Sky's slopes. Relax and enjoy the area while your child plays with other children in our safe and fun environment. We are a center that operates in conjunction with Big Sky Resort and the Snowsports School. LPP is conveniently located in the Snowcrest Lodge, across the hall from the Snowsports School.

The Lone Peak Playhouse offers childcare daily for children 6 months to 8 years and is available for AM, PM or Full Day reservations. Our playhouse is a comfortable indoor play space designed to keep little hands and minds busy for hours. Children can fill their days with social interaction, imagination & dramatic play, art projects, puzzles, games, outdoor playtime and more.  Our center is also equipped with a kitchen and eating area, as well as nap rooms to accommodate infant and toddler resting needs.  For an enhanced experienced, children 2 years & up may add a Mountain Sports lesson to their day.  Discounts available for children combining lessons with their playhouse reservation!  Space is very limited at the Lone Peak Playhouse so please reserve early!

Meals are served at the following times: 

  • Breakfast/AM snack at 9:00am
  • Lunch at 12:15pm
  • PM Snack at 3:00pm

Reservations are recommended. Please call (406) 993-2220 or email to reserve your spot. Save time by printing the registration form and filling it out before your arrival.

Childcare with Ski Lessons

The Lone Peak Playhouse will dress your child for their lesson & a ski instructor from the Big Sky Snowsports School will pick up and drop off your child at our door. Please have your child at the Playhouse at least 20 minutes prior to lesson time. If your child's ski lesson begins or ends before or after our childcare please be prepared to meet your child with their instructor at ski school's gathering area. Child ski, boot and helmet rentals are available in the Snowcrest Lodge at Big Sky Resort's rental shop.

Our Philosophy

Lone Peak Playhouse believes that children deserve a vacation too. Our Playhouse offers a caring, safe and fun environment where children can play, rest and enjoy their day. Our different-themed play areas will keep them busy for hours and also spark their imagination and creativity. Lone Peak Playhouse always follows appropriate practices and uses positive guidance and positive reinforcement to encourage and foster personal development.

What to Bring

Each child will be given a small cubby for his/her belongings. All children should bring an extra change of clothes, a warm jacket, snow pants, boots, warm hat and waterproof gloves or mittens. Children wearing diapers should bring at least four disposable diapers for a full day. The playhouse will supply wipes, but please bring any diaper creams or pastes. Children planning to attend ski lessons need to have all appropriate ski gear. Our days will include teacher-directed play, free play, outdoor time (weather permitting), art projects, organized games, story time, and rest or quiet time. The playhouse will provide & serve three nutritious meals (for children 13 months & up): morning snack (approx. 9:15), lunch (11:30-12:15), afternoon snack (approx. 3:00). In addition to our meal selections, children may also bring alternative snacks/meals- please no peanuts, tree nuts, almond milk or nut butters.

Also, please refrain from packing unnecessary candy or treats. Please note: Children arriving for PM-half day will miss our lunch-time. It is best for children only attending our PM session to eat before arriving. Infants and toddlers should bring any necessary bottles, formula, &/or baby food. The playhouse also encourages infants, toddlers and napping children to bring a naptime comfort item. Please remember to label everything with your child's full name. The Lone Peak Playhouse is not responsible for lost, broken, misplaced or stolen items.

Policies and Dismissal from Daycare 

The Lone Peak Playhouse always follows appropriate early childhood development practices and policies. We focus on positive guidance techniques to encourage individual growth and group harmony. The playhouse operates in a group setting with ratios better than that required by state guidelines. To give a quality level of care to all, please understand that our teachers cannot be occupied excessively by one child at the expense of the other children. The Lone Peak Playhouse will make every attempt to create an enjoyable experience for your child, however we reserve the right to dismiss any child from our center if necessary. Refunds for children dismissed by the Lone Peak Playhouse will be determined on an individual basis.


Evening childcare can also be arranged through Big Sky Resort's concierge. For more information please call Summit Hotel: (406) 995-8006. All other properties, please call (406) 995-5806. Please give 48 hours notice.