Lesson packages for children
Please note that you must call 802-443-2744 in advance to sign up and reserve a spot for your child.
Rikert’s Toddler program is designed to get you and your child outside – skiing separately. Our Toddler Tuesday program teaches your child, aged 3-5, to learn to ski in a supportive and fun environment with our Rikert instructors. Fun is the name of the game. If we aren’t skiing, we’ll sled or explore the woods. While your child is in the program, the parent is free to ski or participate in adult ski workshops. 1 hour
Program will begin when conditions permit, 12:30—1:30pm.
Package includes: child ski lesson & rental, snack break (parent provided) and parent-only ski time. Cost: $45 – (33% savings).
Our Saturday morning program for children ages 3.5 – 5 years old. This program is designed to introduce your child to skiing in a fun and playful manner. We meet at 10:15 and finish about 11:00. Our shop has some real ski boots beginning with size 26. For those who would prefer, we have a few new sets of over-snow-boot skis, great for the younger ones who may prefer to stay in their cozy snow boots.
Cost: $20 per session (includes rental, trail pass and instruction).
For children ages 6-13 years old. Snow Trackers is geared to the beginning youth skier who may not feel comfortable in a large group of kids. We meet Saturday afternoons and will learn to ski when conditions permit. The group can snowshoe as an alternative. Our goal is to be outside having fun in and out of the woods. Our Instructors are eager to hit the trails and show this group how much fun it can be. Saturdays 1:30 – 2:45
- $25 per session (includes rental, trail pass and instruction)
- $10 Bring a buddy to join in for an additional $10.
Click here if interested in the Bill Koch League (BKL) run by our local Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club with lots of help from Parent volunteers.
MOM’S (Dad’s too) MONDAYS: Call for Pulk availability: 802-443-2744.
You don’t need a babysitter to get out! Monday Mornings are for Moms and Dads too. This program is designed for the stay at home caregiver who would like to get out and ski with their child in a pulk. Our pulks, called KinderShuttle, made by Wilderness Engineering (www.wildernessengineering.com), allow families to recreate in the winter outdoors in good or bad weather! The KinderShuttle was designed with the outdoors in mind. Go in any weather.
At Rikert you can rent a pulk and skis if needed and meet-up with other “Moms” who want do the same and create your own fun group. Ski for an hour or two. Rikert’s trail system is designed so your group can easily loop back to the center. After your ski, enjoy a warm cup of soup. Skating or classical, all paces/speeds welcome.
- Own your own pulk? Purchase a trail pass and join our “Mom’s” ski group.
- No child in tow? Purchase a trail pass and join our “Mom’s” ski group, no child needed!
- $25 (40% savings), includes Adult Trail Pass, 2 hour Pulk rental, and a bowl of soup.
- $10 if you are a Rikert Season’s Pass holder.