SkiWee & Snow Explorers


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.  

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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: 

Weekday / Weekend (Sat - Sun) & Holiday Periods:  8:30am - 4pm

(Holiday Periods: Dec 24 - Jan. 1; Jan 19-21 & Feb 16-18, 2019)

* Lunch and snacks are provided  during the Full Day and AM half day session.

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

Terrain Based Learning




Purchase 1, 2, and 3 Day SkiWee & Snow Explorer Packages Online.



Weekday / Weekend & Holiday Periods - 8:30am - 9am - Arrival / Check-in & Registration (please be checked in by 9:00am or your reservation maybe subject to cancellation).

9:00am - 10am - Equipment & clothing preparation 

10am - 12pm - On the Snow

12pm - 1pm - Lunch for AM Half Day and All day SkiWee & Snow Explorers participants

1pm - Parents - pick up AM Half Day SkiWee & Snow Explorers participants

1pm - 2:30pm - On the Snow

2:30 - 3pm Snack and rest period

3:30 - 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

Weekday / Weekend & Holiday Period - 9am - 4pm: (includes lift ticket, rental equipment, helmet, instruction, lunch and snacks).


Weekday/Weekend & Holiday Period $139
Bib Rental  $11

AM Half Day: 9am-1pm: (includes: lunch, lift ticket, rental equipment, helmet and instruction)

Weekday / Weekend & Holiday Period $119


Multi-Day Rates (consecutive days only):



2-Day Weekday / Weekend & Holiday Period $239


3-Day Weekday / Weekend & Holiday Period $329