Ages: 3 - 4
Ski/Ride Ability: Skiing; All ability levels
Date/Time: Full Day Micro Blazers meet at The Schoolhouse every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, January 6 to March 24, 2024.

For more information please call 802-583-6542 or email

A safe and fun learning experience for our youngest guests is the best way to ensure a lifetime filled with passion for snow sports.

Micro Blazers works best for families who can commit to every weekend, and provides an age-appropriate introduction to our safe and secure mountain playground.

Our Micro Blazer program for ages 3 and 4 years old is the foundation for any ski families’ youngest children in the Mad River Valley. Running Saturdays and Sundays, January through March, the micro’s start with the fundamentals on learning terrain and build the kids' skills towards turning, stopping, chairlift riding and mountain exploration. Lunch is included, as well as a private space for breaks. If you’re a skiing family, this is the best start for your kids. Groups tend to be small, three or four students per class, and being potty trained is required for participants. Micros is 22 days running from 9am – 2 pm, kids make friends, have great memories of learning how to ski, and come back each year wanting more!

The full-day program consists of indoor play, familiarization with equipment and basic movements, two on-snow sessions that develop skill and enthusiasm for sliding on snow, and lunch. Developing comfort with our team of coaches and making friends with other Micro Blazers fosters the first sense of community and shared responsibility within our youngest members. Continuity, familiarity, and mileage keeps kids engaged in the fun of an ever-expanding adventure. Children will be advanced in ability appropriate groups depending on their individual week-to-week progress and stamina.

Drop off between 8:30 and 9:15 AM. Program runs until 2:00 PM. Lunch is included.

Micro Blazers do not need any skiing experience. All Micro Blazers must have an Ikon Pass. Parents should be aware that daily on-hill lesson duration will depend on each group’s energy and behavior. If children show signs of fatigue and/or take a nap they may not go on snow during the second half of the day.

Important Information

  • Ski & Ride Seasonal Program youth participants are required to wear a properly fitted and fastened winter sports helmet
  • Ski & Ride School participants (ages 6+) may ride lifts by themselves or with members of the general public
  • Ski & Ride School participants may use terrain features and jumps

23/24 Seasonal Programs Cancellation Policy

  • Programs must be paid in full at time of booking
  • Cancellations made by 12/1/23 will receive a refund minus a $200 cancellation fee per participant
  • Cancellations made after 12/1 are non-refundable