Ages: 5 - 6
Ski/Ride Ability: Skiers confidently turning on chairlift-serviced green terrain or better
Date/Time: Meets on snow every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, January 4 to March 22, 2025.
Rate: $3100


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

Welcome to the Blazer community at Sugarbush! Generations of devoted skiers and their families have found a home in the Blazer program over the decades, and there still is no better way for Sugarbush kids to grow into all-mountain skiers here in New England’s best winter playground.

Many of our Mini Blazers graduate from a year or two in our Micro Blazer program. Kids who participated in the micros tend to be in some of the more advanced groups of Mini Blazers, but participation in Micros is not a requirement to join. Kids aged five and six are eligible to participate if they can turn, stop, and ride a chairlift with relative independence. Mini Blazers start to develop a substantial amount more motor control skills at their age, and we see an incredible amount of progression in skills from these students. Many groups finish the season skiing blue, black and off-piste terrain.

With snow conditions permitting, Mini Blazer groups will explore some of our famous woods areas here at Sugarbush, and may take a few opportunities to go ski Mt. Ellen as a group. The consistency of same groups and instructor week to week provide the opportunity for real friendships to be made. Many former Blazer students met some of their best friends in the Minis program. Groups range from 4 to 6 kids, and the program runs 12 weeks from 9AM - 2PM, and break for lunch as a group. Lunch is not provided for the Mini Blazer program. Most families pack a lunch or set up a resort charge for their kids.

A mountain adventure for young skiers, Mini Blazers work with the same kids and coaches each weekend to make skiing at Sugarbush a major component of growing up with the mountains as a playground. Our highly skilled and carefully trained instructors promote a fun and safe environment in which to experience snow-filled adventures and to gain the skills necessary to ski with confidence.

Participants are encouraged to attend every session to maximize fun, learning, stamina building, and group consistency.

Mini Blazers must be linking turns with confidence on green terrain access off of chair lifts and be able to ride a chair lift unassisted. Skiers should be moving with the terrain and not skiing defensively in a wedge. Mini Blazer snowboarding groups may be available depending on demand- please contact us if interested.

Groups are typically formed during the first two weekends. Participants are urged to attend so that our coaches can establish groups that work well together and have a blast for the remainder of the season.

All Mini Blazers must have an Ikon Pass or Sugarbush Premium Pass. Mini Blazers includes a NASTAR Race Arena season pass for use on program weekends.

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

24/25 Seasonal Programs Cancellation Policy

  • Programs must be paid in full at time of booking
  • Cancellations made by 12/1/24 will receive a refund minus a $250 cancellation fee per participant
  • Cancellations made after 12/1 are non-refundable

All 24/25 Seasonal Program participants have access to the following discounts:

  • 20% off Adventure Camp for the remainder of the summer. To book log in to your online account and select the discounted summer camps option only available once you’ve purchased a 24/25 program. If you have already booked camp for this summer, please email to have the discount applied.
  • Complimentary 1/2 day Schoolhouse program or Adult Group morning lesson valid 12/7/24 through 1/3/25*. Book online in the Vouchers sections under My Account. Click redeem on a voucher, select your lesson type, and start date, then proceed through checkout. These programs are not available to book until after 9/2/24.
  • 40% all Schoolhouse Programs valid 12/7/24 through 1/3/25. To book login to your online account and select the discounted Schoolhouse lessons option available after 9/2/24 and only once you’ve purchased a 24/25 program.