Season Long Programs

Ski & Ride Programs at Bolton Valley

Something for Everyone

Our goal is to create a life-long love of skiing & riding.  We offer a selection of different season-long programs for every skill level!  Find one that works for you below!

Ski Programs Pricing

ProgramDisciplineAgesPrice2-Day Price
Ski SquirtzSki4-6$150NA
Mini RunnersSki4-6$400NA
Mini RidersSnowboard4-6$400NA
Ridge RunnersSki7-12$700$1200
Ridge RidersSnowboard7-12$700$1200
Freeride Ski10-18$730$1230
Freeride Snowboard10-18$730$1230

Introductory Lessons

Ages 4–6

Mini Runners & Riders

Ages 4–6

This developmental program is designed for our youngest skiers and riders, ages 4-6 years old (must be 4 on or before Dec. 8, 2020). They will focus on developing skills that will help them navigate the Bolton Valley trail system. The Mini Runner program will be lift riding ONLY for the 2020-21 season. Children MUST be able to ride the lift before the program begins. The half-day instructional time is just the right length for this age group, and participants will benefit from weekly skiing.

Ridge Runners & Riders

Ages 7-12

Bolton Valley’s season-long weekend instructional program for families who choose to ski or ride every Saturday and/or Sunday. The program’s primary focus is on building a strong fundamental base to help participants enjoy a lifetime of skiing and riding. The Ridge Runner program aims to give each young athlete freedom to explore the many aspects of skiing and riding, such as parks, racing, woods, and any other terrain. Most importantly, however, we want to foster a life-long love of skiing and riding as a sport, a source of family fun, and a source of individual challenge and reward.

Throughout the 2019-20 season, we will aim to keep the same coach with the same group of kids consistently.  Periodically, the groups may bring in different coaches with varying areas of expertise to work on new skills.  Parents will receive regular communication throughout the year from our program supervisor, Adam Schini.  Kids will participate in several fun events through the season including a park event, free ride event, side country event, and The Year-End Cookie Race and Ice Cream Social. 


Ages 10-18

The BV Freeride Team will be back for the 2020-21 season, offering big mountain and terrain park adventure for skiers and snowboarders.


The terms “freeride” and “big mountain” are synonymous and essentially refer to any skiing or snowboarding that takes place in natural terrain and snow conditions, and embodies a style of riding that utilizes the mountain’s many rocks, trees, bumps, and pitches in a creative way. It typically does not include groomed surfaces or man-made features, and it utilizes and combines skills and techniques from all other disciplines of skiing and snowboarding.


We’ll be focusing on big-mountain style skiing and riding, risk assessment, and generally raising kids’ comfort levels on every terrain and in every condition the mountains can throw at them. They’ll spend a lot of time on the mountain – on the steeps and in the trees – as well as some time in the park and in the air, and exploring the backcountry.