SkiWee & Snow Explorers

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SkiWee & Snow Explorers Program is a really big, fun time for the youngest skiers and riders in the family ages 4 through 12.  Tickets, equipment, helmet, supervision, instruction, lunch, snacks and LOTS OF FUN are all included! 

Hours of Operation:  Daily - 9am to 4:30pm 


Winterplace Ski Resort is all about family fun for all ages.  We use a specialized instructional program that provides the best learning environment for children to learn to ski and snowboard. SkiWee & Snow Explorers uses a group format dividing children by age and ability along with the widely recognized game-changing Terrain Based Learning methodology. 

Group sizes range from 4-8 children per instructor. The program is appropriate for children ages 4-12 years of age.  SkiWee & Snow Explorers emphasizes having fun while learning.  We want your child/children to love the sport! 

Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.  If space allows, late reservations will be permitted.  To make a reservation simply click on the link below or call 1-800-607-7669 or 304-787-3221 and have the following information ready: Name, Height, Weight, Shoe size, Ability level, and a Credit card number to make a reservation.


Parents - SkiWee & Snow Explorers is easy as 1, 2, SKI!

Skiwee Program Kid Skiing

  1. Upon arrival - check in at the SkiWee & Snow Explorers Building (the candy cane building).
  2. After checking in, you will then leave your child/children for a day of FUN on the snow!
  3. Then off you go to ski.


SkiWee & Snow Explorer Kids -  easy as 1, 2, SKI!

  1. Come rested and fed! Breakfast is very important.
  2. Bring stuff to wear to stay warm and dry!
  3. Get ready to slide on the snow and have FUN!


Parents and Children - Helpful Tips - When learning something new it is important to listen to your instructor, be patient, and have fun. So come ready to learn and have fun. We are out on the snow most of the day. Clothing layers that fit and are waterproof are important for comfort. Protective eye ware is strongly recommended, i.e. sunglasses or goggles along with sunscreen for those sunny days.

Terrain Based Learning Diagram

NEW This Year
Terrain Based Learning



Purchase 1, 2, and 3 Day SkiWee & Snow Explorer Packages Online. In need of a Half Day SkiWee &
Snow Explorer Package? Call us at 1-800-607-SNOW(7669) to talk to one of our Personal Representatives.


Full Day - SkiWee & Snow Explorers Program:

8:30am - 9am - Arrival / Check-in & Registration (please be checked in by 9am or your reservation maybe subject to cancellation).

9am - 10am - Equipment & clothing preparation 

10am - 12pm - On the Snow

12pm - Parents pick up Half Day AM SkiWee & Snow Explorers participants

12pm - 1pm - Lunch for Full Day SkiWee & Snow Explorers participants

Half Day - SkiWee & Snow Explorers Program:

12:30pm - 1pm - Arrival / Registration / Equipment and Clothing Preparation for Half Day PM SkiWee & Snow Explorers participants (Please be checked in at the SkiWee & Snow Explorers Building by 12:45pm or your reservation maybe subject to cancellation).

1pm - 2:30pm - On the Snow

2:30pm - 3pm - Snack and Rest Period

3pm - 4pm - On the Snow

4pm - Classes end. Parents please pick up children and their belongings. You may also review progress cards with instructors at this time.

4pm - 10pm - Parents may ski with their children. 

Parents - If it is after 4pm when returning rental gear, please return the gear to the Rental Shop located on the main level of the Resort Center. 

NOTE: This schedule is a guideline and may change due to weather, age of children, or fatigue.



SkiWee & Snow Explorers Daily Rates

Full Day - 9am - 4pm: (includes lift ticket, rental equipment, helmet, instruction, lunch and snacks):

Weekday/Non-Holiday $135
Weekend/Holiday $135
Bib Rental  $10.50

Half Day: AM - 9am-12pm  or  PM 12:30pm-4pm: (includes: lift ticket, rental equipment, helmet and instruction):

Weekday/Non-Holiday $99
Weekend/Holiday $99


Multi-Day Rates (consecutive days only):



2-Day Weekday / Non-Holiday $229
2-Day Weekday / Weekend $229
2-Day Weekend / Holiday


3-Day Weekday / Non-Holiday $319
3-Day Weekend (2WD / 1WE) $319
3-Day (1WD / 2WE) $319
3-Day Weekend / Holiday $319