The ultimate choice for kids and tweens is Rippers Adventure Club at Hidden Valley! Beginner to advance lessons are available for children ages 3 to 12 and each session will focus on skill development with some of the best coaches on the mountain. Lessons group kids of similar age and/or ability to maximize success and provide the appropriate lesson environment on the mountain. Coaches encourage improvement while nurturing confidence during the lesson.
Lessons need to be purchased in advance. Lesson slots will be made available for online purchase and will require a lift pass, which can be added when making the online reservation (as well as rentals, if needed). All guests are required to wear a mask indoors or when unable to maintain six feet of social distance outside. We are unable to host children inside so parents will be contacted to pick up any students unable to complete their lessons.
Our class lessons for kids are two-hours long and available twice daily as morning and afternoon sessions. Sessions focus on fun, excitement and valuable learning and allow parents to enjoy some time to themselves knowing their children are being ably taught and supervised. Students should show up fully dressed in winter clothes with their ski/board boots and helmets on. Lessons will meet on the snow at the Snowsports School Meeting Place sign at the end of the plaza at your designed start time. Lunch is not included as a part of Rippers this season; parents are required to pick up full-day students between sessions and provide them with lunch.
Lessons are available for children ages 3 to 7 of any ability. Lesson groups will consist of only the child’s family or friends (herd minimum of 4 guests). Lesson slots are offered every 15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Lessons are available for children ages 8 to 15 of any ability. We will group kids of similar age and/or ability to maximize success and provide the appropriate lesson environment on the mountain. Lesson are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Prices do not include applicable taxes.
Advance reservations are required. Lessons will check in and meet their instructor at the Snowsports School Meeting Place sign located on the snow at the end of the plaza. If you need a lift ticket or rental equipment it is recommended that you arrive at least 60-minutes (90-minutes on weekends and holidays) prior to your lesson time. If you need to redeem your lift voucher for a lift ticket please do so at the outside ticket windows. Only people who need to redeem a rental voucher for equipment will be allowed inside the rental shop. Rippers Lessons for 8-15 will be made up of individuals not in the same traveling group. If you would like a group lesson with only individuals in your traveling group please sign up for a Private Herd Lesson.