REGISTRATIONS FORMS
We require a significant amount of registration paperwork, including information that you may not keep on hand (child’s physician & phone number). We highly encourage you to complete the registration paperwork prior to arrival to ensure paperwork is complete and to expedite the check in process. Registration packet may be found on our webpage. Registration paperwork can take up to 15 minutes to complete.

AGES REQUIREMENTS
Activities, games, toys and staff training in the Pre-Ski School program are best suited to children in the 2-4 age range. For these reasons and others we will not accept children outside the ages of 2 to 4 years old. You may be required to present proof of age to enroll your child in this program so we encourage parents to have a copy of his/her child’s birth certificate to ensure admittance.


MEDICATION
Our pre-ski staff is not certified to administer medications of any kind, including over the counter or prescription medications, neither oral nor topical. If you child requires medication, please make arrangements with the staff at check in to stop by and administer medication throughout the day to your child as needed.

LOCATION
Main level of the Shaver Center, between the cafeteria and the Big Top.

WHERE IS MY CHILD
Whenever we’re off playing somewhere other than the pre-ski school room, we will always leave a note on the door letting you know where we are.

ABOUT OUR STAFF
We hire caring and compassionate staff who love being around young children. We run background checks on all of our employees.

WHAT TO PACK
Outdoor play clothes (water resistant outwear, gloves, hat/beanie, face protection/neck up), change of clothes, indoor play shoes. For younger children: diapers, wipes, comfort items (blanket, stuffed animal). Please do not bring electronics or valuables.

RESERVATION POLICY
24 hour advanced reservations are required. Pre-Ski School is a high demand program therefor we highly recommend reserving well before 24 hours to ensure your child’s spot. We will accept walk up bookings on a space available basis but cannot guarantee availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations are not permitted inside 7 days during peak season or 72 hours during value season and will result in forfeiture of payment. If you have purchased a full day with lesson and the lesson is cancelled due to extreme weather, we will refund the lesson portion of the program.

INTRO TO SNOW PROGRAMMING
Optional addition to full day pre-ski school session (NOT offered for half day programming). This “play & learn” session is designed to help little ones fall in love with winter and gently nurture a desire to slide on snow! We practice balance, starting and stopping; but don’t hammer away at skills or expect little bodies and little attention spans to become adept at skiing or snowboarding in an hour. Our mission here is fun, fun, fun! Parents who desire children this age to gain proficiency in consistently balancing, turning and stopping are encouraged to enroll children in Private Lessons, and be prepared for the possible necessity of multiple lessons to achieve this goal.

Sample Schedule*
8:30a – 9:00a: Check in
9:00a – 10:30a: Big Top Play (exclusive to Pre-Ski School)
10:30a – 10:45a: Snack
10:45a – 12:00p: Play Time
12:00p – 1:00p: Lunch
1:00p – 3:00p: Quiet Time – Optional Nap Time
3:00p – 4:00p: Play Time
4:00p – 4:30p: Check out
*schedule varies depending on number of children, weather, age groups, etc.

CHECK IN TIMES
Full Day & Morning Half Day: 8:30am – 9:00am
Afternoon Half Day: 1:00pm

BIG TOP PLAY
To give your little ones more room to run around, we will often spend some time in the Big Top. Pre-Ski School has exclusive access to the Big Top in the mornings, prior to opening, where children will play on inflatables & in tot land.

SNACKS AND LUNCH
Lunch is provided by the Shavers Center Food Court and varies on a daily basis. If your child has any special dietary needs or allergies, please inform the Staff in advance.
Example lunch: Chicken Nuggets and Mixed Vegetables.
Example Snack: String cheese, gold fish

PLAY TIME
Children will be engaged in organized games, pretend play, arts & crafts, story time, outdoor play time and other supervised activities.

QUIET TIME
All children will be offered a nap in the afternoon but it is not required. Alternative quiet activities are available for children who do not wish to nap.

OUTDOOR PLAY TIME
Outdoor play should not be expected at Pre-Ski School. Weather here is extremely variable and is a big factor in determining if outdoor play is possible. We’ll make every effort to head outside with your little one but because of weather and a variety of other factors, we cannot guarantee outdoor play.

INTRO TO SNOW LESSON SCHEDULE
Intro to snow lessons, if purchased, are taught throughout the day; there is not a scheduled time. Typically 1 or 2 pre-ski instructors will teach all children scheduled for lessons, rotating them in and out of lessons throughout the day. Late drop offs may result in cancellation of lesson without refund.

CHECK OUT TIMES

Morning Half Day: 12:00pm
Full Day & Afternoon Half Day: 4:00pm – 4:30pm
*Additional fees apply for late pickups ($10 per 15 minutes)