Lone Mountain Ranch and the Yellowstone Ski Festival have partnered to offer two days of kids ski clinics for grades k-2nd and 3rd-6th. Pre-registration is required.
When: Friday, 11/29 & Saturday, 11/30, morning and afternoon sessions.
Where: Pick-up and drop-off downstairs at the Povah Center (directly accross parking lot from Rendezvous Trailhead building)
Cost: $35 per 1/2 day session.
Equipment (skis, boots, poles) available for $10
(Equipment rented for morning session may be used in afternoon session at no additional charge, provided child is registered for both sessions)
Friday's clinics will focus on classic skiing for both k-2nd, and 3rd-6th grade.
Saturday's clinics will focus on skate skiing for the 3rd-6th graders. k-2nd will stick to the "fun"damentals of classic skiing, with more snow, fun, and games.
Clinic Outline and Gear List
Our kid’s clinics feature a morning and afternoon of fun activities and skiing. For the younger group we will be busy working on ski skills while playing games, following animal tracks, making snow angels and snow forts and having fun. Extra gear can be left in our base at the Povah Center where we can warm up if the weather is really cold.
8-8:30 check in/ski rental 1-1:15 check in
8:30-10 warm up and get outside 1:15 warm up and get out
10-10:15 snack break-inside warm up 2:302:45 snack break
10:15-11:45 get back outside 2:45-3:45 outside
11:45-noon-pick up 3:45-4:30 snow fort/fun race
4:30-5 pick up
The older kid’s clinic will focus more on specific ski skills and technique. We may end each day with a crazy relay race. Get ready, you may have to ski with an egg on a spoon, dress up in crazy clothes, or ski with your eyes closed…and more. We also will have our base at the Povah Center to leave extra gear and warm up if necessary.
Things to Bring:
Filled water bottle or hydration system
Extra wool/synthetic socks
Dress in layers
Cross country skis, boots, poles (rentals available)
For questions about kids clinics, please email Denise Wade: firstname.lastname@example.org
or: mailto:email@example.com with any questions about the festival.
Other Great Kids Options!
The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center provides visitors to the Yellowstone area an opportunity to observe, learn and appreciate grizzly bears and gray wolves. They open 365 days a year, including holidays, (GWDC bears do not hibernate). The education team at the center has put together a full week of programs designed for children attending the Yellowstone Ski Festival.
Click HERE for their flier complete with program details.
The GWDC is located just one block from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and one block south of the IMAX Theater. Adult rates are $10.50, kids $5.50 (both good for 2 consecutive days) or consider a year family membership for $65. A visit to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a great way to round out your ski vacation or any trip to West Yellowstone.