Youth Lessons (Age 4-14)

Youth One-Time Lessons

Youth Group Lessons

At Mt. Hood Meadows, our goal is to have the safest, most fun and best coached children’s lessons in the West. When hiring instructors we look for great teachers who are excited to work with kids. We focus much of our instructor training on teaching great kids lessons. Keeping our group sizes small especially for the youngest kids allows instructors to really connect with each student. Our Children’s Learning Center has a maximum class size of 3 students per instructor, for kids ages 4-6 years old.

Mt. Hood Meadows is the only ski resort in the Northwest to have snowboarders as young as 4 years old in our group lessons! We're passionate about teaching kids in a way that helps them love the sport that we love.

In addition to giving kids a great lesson experience on-snow; safety, security and fun are priorities for us indoors as well. Before and after lessons our Children’s Learning Center Attendant staff is ready to play games and work on art projects to keep kids engaged. Lunch is included in our Full Day Kids Ski/Ride lessons on weekends and holiday periods in our Children’s Learning Center. Our lunch is always nutritionally balanced and accommodations can be made for special dietary needs.

  • Our Children's Learning Center accommodates kids ages 4-12 years old.
  • Children's Learning Center opens at 8 AM and lesson times are 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 3 PM.
  • We recommend checking in at least 1 hour before your lesson start time. Lesson registration closes 30 minutes prior to lesson start time - 9:30 AM for morning lessons and 12:30 PM for afternoon lessons. Full day lessons must check in by 9:30 AM.
  • Purchase and check in for lessons at our Children's Learning Center (main floor of the South Lodge).
  • Getting to the  mountain, parking and walking/taking a shuttle to the lodge always takes longer than you think, so give yourself lots of extra time to avoid having to rush or miss the lesson.
  • Our Children's Learning Center is closed weekdays during non-holiday periods and kid's lessons meet on-snow. See below for details.
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  • You can contact our Children's Learning Center by emailing or by calling 503.337.2222, ext. 1419.


kidski / kidsride lesson prices
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Tue-Thurs (Non-Holiday)
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Additional charge of $15 for kids ages 4-6 years old, with a guaranteed maximum class size of 3 students per instructor.

Tuesday-Thursday Operation (Non-Holiday Periods)
Purchase and check in either at the North Lodge Equipment Rental Center, or at the Daycare located on the first floor of the South Lodge. Morning lessons are 10 AM - Noon; afternoon lessons are 1 - 3 PM. Lessons meet on the snow side of the North Lodge, (look for the green banners and fencing) 10 minutes prior to lesson start time. There is no lunch or supervision provided between lessons.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and closes a half hour before lesson time or earlier, if all lesson groups are filled. We recommend getting to the ski area at least 1 hour before your lesson start time. Please remember that you will need extra time for traffic, adverse road conditions, and taking a shuttle from where you are parked to the lodge. Arriving early will make your experience relaxed and hassle free.

For more information on our youth group lessons, email us at

Check out some of our other lesson options for kids:

Holiday Kids Camps at Christmas and Spring Break
Twilight Kids Club
Private Lessons
Freestyle Coaching
Sno-Blaster Weekly Group Coaching Sessions in January and February for Elementary School Age
Trailblazer Weekly Group Coaching Sessions in January and February for Middle School Age 
Kid's Lessons

3 Time KidSki Online Special

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Daycare at Mt. Hood Meadows


State-certified child care that operates daily from 9 AM - 4 PM. Season passholder specials, plus midweek daycare packages.