Seasonal programs for kids in the Mt Washington Valley

With 13 alpine and Nordic resorts within an hours drive of North Conway, there are plenty of options available for season-long programs in the Valley. For full details and additional programs, start with  a visit to the website of the resort you’re interested in.



Attitash Children’s Seasonal Programs meet weekly throughout the season, along with special meeting dates on holiday and vacation weeks. Programs are fun, social and meet the goals of families and participants.


Mountaineer Program: Ages 5-7
Developing fundamental skills in a fun filled group setting, skiing novice to intermediate terrain.

A.T.V. Program: Ages 8-14
Young extreme skiers build fundamentals and skills through all terrain and conditions.

R.A.D. (Racing And Development): Ages 7-12
An introductory junior development program for kids interested in learning about ski racing.

Freestyle Team: Ages 8-16
Learn the fundamentals of park skills, jumps and tricks. Focus on USASA competitions.

Snowboarding Program: Ages 8-14
Fine-tune riding fundamentals, improve skills and learn new tricks.

Teen Mountain Training: Ages 13-15
Learn aspects of the mountain environment and train to become a ski or snowboard coach

Attitash Race Team
Visit the Attitash Alpine Education Foundation (AAEF)



BLACK MOUNTAIN, JACKSON, NH    (603) 383-4490

The Black Mountain Alpine Ski Team is a seasonal ski program for athletes from ages 6 to 16 years old. The program is unique in that athletes will be able to choose between race training and alpine touring, or both. The program includes instruction that follows the tenets of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), as well as free skiing across all terrain at Black Mountain.

The small size of programs compared to other mountains in the Valley provide an intimate coaching environment and small instructor-to-student ratio. Contact Black Mountain for additional information.



Offering a variety of seasonal programs for kids, teens (and adults). These programs are designed to improve technique while providing a fun and comfortable environment.


Junior Instructor Seasonal Program: Ages 14, 15
This program is for participants that are interested in becoming a snowsports instructor in the future.

Bretton Woods Development Program: Ages 4-13
For kids who are looking to develop their skills on all types of terrain and want to explore how their skiing potential.

Bretton Woods Freestyle Program: Ages 4-13
For skiers and riders ages 6-13 beginning to explore freestyle.

Bretton Woods Race Team: Ages 6-17
Bretton Woods maintains several race courses, junior teams, and leagues for skiers and riders who love ski racing. For additional information, call (603) 278-3320.



Cannon Mountain’s Junior Development Program is designed for skiers and boarders who visit on a regular schedule. The programs offer a progression, for skiers and riders age 3 – 15 years old, looking to develop their skills on all types of terrain and to maximize the recreational experience. Visit Cannon Mountain’s website for a complete list of seasonal programs.



Programs for every age and ability level, you’ll watch as the experience of becoming a truly skilled skier unfolds, step by step, all winter long. Our goal is to develop the passion for sliding on snow for a lifetime of fun with family and friends.

Rattlesnakes-Basic: Ages 4-14
Rattlesnakes is a weekly skill development program that builds the basics, starting with safety.

Rattlesnakes-Switch: Ages 8-14
Kids who like to ski on Saturdays and snowboard on Sundays will learn essential skills and techniques.

Rattlesnakes-Advanced: Ages 7-14
Focuses on advanced skiing skills to master all types of terrain including race courses, terrain parks, moguls, glades, and more.

Cranmore Race Team: Various divisions – ages 8-13
This program is for children who show a strong interest in ski racing and have the skills to match. In this program children will master basic skills needed for race courses along with the understanding or rules and regulations.


KING PINE SKI AREA, MADISON, NH    (603) 367-8896

King Pine season-long programs focus specifically on skill development and tactics. Programs are designed to give the best on-mountain experience possible while improving technique, making friends and having fun.

Knee-Hi: Ages 4-7
Instructors use entertaining tasks and games along with an innovative team teaching method

Team Ski: Ages 6-12 / Team Ride: Ages 8-12
A season-long program with instruction in bumps, terrain park, trees, synchronized skiing, skiing games and running gates.

Pre-Race Program: Ages 6-7
A weekend training program for skiers ages 6-7 interested in racing but looking for a transitional program before joining the King Pine Race Team.

King Pine Race Team: Ages 8-15
A weekend training program for skiers who are dedicated to improving their alpine skiing and racing skills. Skiers compete in USSA races sponsored by NHARA (New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association.

Intro to Terrain Park & Beginner Freestyle Program: Ages 8-14
Focus is on building basic park skills and safety in a fun, supportive environment.


SHAWNEE PEAK, BRIDGTON, ME    (207) 647-8444

Shawnee Peak offers trained specialists equipped with the latest educational and developmental techniques and methodologies geared for the success of your child.

Multi Week Jr. Mountaineers and Jr. Riders: Ages 7-12
All skiing and riding levels. Offered weekends and holidays.

Multi Week SKIWee & Mini Riders: Ages 4-6
All skiing and riding levels. Offered weekends and holidays.



The Wildcat All Mountain Team: Ages 4 to 16
A season-long program for children ages 4 to 16 who are looking for a winter full of all-mountain experiences.  The variety of terrain at Wildcat offers an amazing opportunity for children to learn and experience groomers, bumps, glades, gates, and natural snow conditions unrivaled in the East.


NORDIC programs



Great Glen Kids Ski Club – Bill Koch League: Grades 1-8
A weekly program (meets Sunday afternoons 1:30-3:30pm) that emphasizes the fun of skiing, making new friends, and learning and improving skiing skills.

Meister Tuesdays
The largest (and most fun) weekly cross-country race series in the country. A weekly time trial event open to all ages.



Sunday Youth Ski Tours
Jackson Ski Touring staff will take a group of up to 10 intermediate to advanced youth skiers on a fun 90 minute tour on a variety of JSTF trails.

Junior After School Program
FREE Thursday program for elementary school aged children

Middle/High School Skate Clinics
Three-week skate clinics starting first Sunday in January, with PSIA Certified Instructor Laurel Smith. Open to both middle/high school Nordic team athletes.

Jr. Meister Mondays
Jackson Ski Touring staff will host a weekly time trial event open to youth of all ages.



Nordic – BKL Recreational League: Grades K-8
An introduction to Nordic skiing through shared ability-appropriate adventure on skis, games to develop agility and foster social interaction, and tours to develop skills and endurance.

Nordic – Youth Competition Team: Grades 6-12
Introduces young athletes to techniques and terrain tactics needed for all competition and helpful for all types of skiing.