Rippers Race Prep & Development Team

Rippers Race Prep & Development Team

Rippers Race Prep is for children ages 5 to 12 aspiring to join the Hidden Valley Race Club or to further develop their all-mountain skills. Participants must be able to turn and stop on green terrain and stand up unassisted when they fall down. We will group kids of similar age and/or ability to maximize success and provide the appropriate lesson environment on the mountain. This eight-week program includes 10 two-hour sessions. Due to Covid restrictions this season we are asking parents be available to ride the chairlift with their children throughout the sessions.


An Important Message Regarding Lessons for the 2021-22 Winter Season

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.

We require participants to have a season pass and their own equipment. Price does not include lift tickets or rental equipment. 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 9 a.m.

Rippers Race Prep 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.

Eight Week Rippers Race Team Prep Sessions

  • – Sat., Jan. 8 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sun., Jan. 9 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Jan. 15 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Jan. 22 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Jan. 29 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Feb. 5 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sun., Feb. 6 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Feb. 12 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Feb. 19 | 9-11 a.m.
  • – Sat., Feb. 26 | 9-11 a.m.

In the event of class cancellation, we will make up the class the next open Saturday or Sunday.

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 Race Team Prep

Ages 5-12




Eight Week Program | 10 Two-hour sessions




Prices do not include applicable taxes.

Rippers Lesson Information

  • – Advance reservations are required.
  • – Please allow ample time to arrive on time for your lesson. Late arrivals will not be given extended lessons.
  • – Lessons will check-in and meet the instructor at the Snowsports School Meeting Place sign on snow at the end of the plaza.
  • – Lesson prices do not include lift ticket or rental equipment.
  • – Holiday periods are Dec. 17, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022; Jan. 14-17 and Feb. 18-21, 2022.
  • – Gratuities for snowsports instructors are not a requirement but an appropriate and much-appreciated gesture.