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

Winter Child Care

Two young girls in ski gear playing in the snow
  • Hours
    8:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Availability
    Mountain Village Snowcrest Building 406.993.2220
  • Availability
    Madison Base 406.993.6060

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. The Lone Peak Playhouse has two convenient locations in the Snowcrest Building at Mountain Village and in the Madison Base.

The Lone Peak Playhouse offers childcare daily for children 6 months to 8 years and is available for morning, afternoon, 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 experience, children 2 years & up may add a Mountain Sports lesson to their day.

Pricing TBD

Full Day and morning sessions include lunch. Meals are served at the following times: 

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

Reservations are recommended. Please call 406.993.2220 for Mountain Village or 406.993.6060 for Madison base, or email to reserve your spot. 

Childcare with Ski Lessons

Combine childcare and lessons for a seamless and fun day for your child. 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 times please be prepared to meet your child with their instructor at the snow school's gathering area. Child ski, boot and helmet rentals are available in the Snowcrest Lodge at Big Sky Resort's rental shop. Up to $24.00 daily discount will be applied to full-day childcare with lesson combos!

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. Our days include teacher-directed play, free play, outdoor time (weather permitting), art projects, organized games, storytime, and rest or quiet time.

What to Bring

Each child will be given a small cubby for their belongings. All children should bring an extra change of clothes, a warm jacket, snow pants, boots, a 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. 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 butter.

Please refrain from packing unnecessary candy or treats. Please note that 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 Lone Peak Playhouse operates in a group setting with teacher-to-child ratios better than that required by state guidelines. To give a quality level of care to all, please understand that our teachers and staff cannot be occupied excessively by one child. The Lone Peak Playhouse cannot permit children that exhibit unsafe behavior or children in extreme emotional distress. We will make every attempt to create an enjoyable experience for your child, however, The Lone Peak Playhouse reserves the right to dismiss any child from our center if necessary. Parents/Guardians must be available to retrieve their child at all times. Refunds for children dismissed by the Lone Peak Playhouse will be determined on an individual basis. Please also review our sick policy.

A reservation is recommended in advance due to limited space. All reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment for childcare is due in full at time of reservation. Day-of reservations may be subject to an additional fee.


A $45.00 cancellation fee will be kept for canceling your child's enrollment completely.
Changes to existing reservations are subject to a $10.00 fee. Refunds may take up to 15 days to process.
No other refunds will be provided for any reason, including lift closures, illness, flight delays, or other circumstances beyond the control of Lone Peak Playhouse.


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