Your kids deserve the best, which is why the Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard School offers a variety of lessons and programs to suit their needs. From just starting out to Olympic-bound, our experienced team of coaches is ready to help your child take their skills to the next level. Program and package options include:
- Kids Day Programs
- Kids Seasonal Programs (Mini Runners, River Runners and the Junior Professional Program)
- Gould Academy Competition Program
In the Kids Day Programs, we take the learning philosophy of Perfect Turn and put a younger spin on it. Combining games, activities, and kid-friendly coaching techniques, our Kids Programs are designed to teach kids the love of the sport.
Tiny Turns (ages 3-4, ski only*) through Someday Bigger combines day care with a one-hour private ski clinic for children who have never skied before. The goal is to provide a gentle introduction to skiing in a relaxed, fun manner. Lift ticket and rental equipment are included. Please note that rentals are good for the duration of the clinic only and all-day rentals may be obtained through the ski school. Children must be enrolled in at least a half-day of day care to participate in this program. Space is limited and we highly recommend early reservations.
(Someday Bigger a.m. hours)
Mogul Munchkins (ages 3-6, ski only*) includes either a half or full-day ski clinic. Lift tickets are included and lunch is available for full day programs. Equipment rentals are available for an additional $10. There is an option to include Someday Bigger day care with a group ski clinic for children with prior skiing experience.
(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
(10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Mogul Meisters (ages 7-14) includes either a half or full day ski or snowboard clinic only. Equipment rentals are available for an additional $15. Lift tickets are not included but discounted tickets are available.
(10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
(10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Private clinics for kids are available through Perfect Turn.
*Based on past experience it can be difficult for kids under age seven to learn to snowboard, however, we can arrange snowboard clinics for ages 4 to 6 through our Perfect Turn Private Clinics if desired.
Day Programs Reservations & Registration
Reservations are suggested and are taken up to 24 hours in advance. Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Should you need to change your reservation please contact us at 207-824-5959. Cancellations made within 24 hours will receive a refund minus a $25 handling fee. Advanced reservations are required for kids programs during busy weekend and holiday periods. Call 207-824-5959 or book online. For more information about our programs and to complete our Child Registration Form (required once per season), please visit the Perfect Kids Clinic Information and Registration Form.
Day Programs Location & Hours
Kids Programs operate out of Merrill Brook I (Mogul Meisters, ages 7-14) and Merrill Brook II (Mogul Munchkins, ages 3-6), located in the South Ridge area of the resort. We offer early-morning drop-off beginning when the lifts open at 8 a.m. on weekends/holidays and 9 a.m. on weekdays. Afternoon check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. Please make sure your child has been checked-in by 9:30 a.m. for the morning/full day clinic or by 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon clinic.
Day Programs Group Size
For your child's group size, a coach-to-child ratio of 1:6 is our goal for ages 3 to 6 and 1:8 for ages 7 to 14. Many times these will be lower and occasionally they may be higher.
Day Programs Rentals & Lift Tickets
Both of our buildings are staffed with sales associates for all of your purchasing needs as well as full-service rental stations for kid's equipment. We offer rental equipment at a discounted rate for participants of our Children's Programs. Lift Tickets are only included in our Tiny Turns and Mogul Munchkin Programs, not the Mogul Meister Program.
For fun and productive ways for your kids to spend the winter, we offer several programs to best fit your kids need. The Runners programs (ages 3-5 and 5-12) are non-competitive seasonal programs that start in mid-December and end in late March.
Mini Runners (ages 3-5, skiers only) are for kids of all skiing abilities—new skiers welcome—for morning sessions only. This program emphasizes on safety, fun, learning, and friendship while building self-confidence and a love for skiing. Mini Runners runs 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. on Saturdays and holidays and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Sundays from mid December to late March. View and/or download the full calendar. See pricing information below.
River Runners (ages 5-12) are for kids who already ski or snowboard independently. River Runners is an all-day program with lunch provided. Times are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays and holiday weeks and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Sundays. View and/or download the full calendar. Kids are grouped by age as well as ability and remain with the same group and coaching staff throughout the season. This program is recreational and non-competitive with an emphasis on growing self-confidence and developing all-around skiing and riding skills. Many River Runner graduates go on to become top performers in one of the Gould Academy Competition Programs.
Junior Professional Program
The Junior Professional Program (ages 13-16) is designed for advanced skiers and riders who want to improve on their ski and snowboard skills, interact with other teens, and learn the skills and techniques of coaching others. Members of the program will learn the skills needed to apply for a position within our Perfect Turn coaching staff when they reach the age of 16, and will have opportunities to work with other coaches within our Kids Programs in a hands-on manner. The program is lead by a Perfect Turn coach who knows the sport, coaching, and how to have fun. The program runs from the Children's Center at South Ridge from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and holiday weeks and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sundays. Program runs from Mid-December until the end of March. A detailed schedule will be provided prior to the start of the season.
|2014-15 Seasonal Program Pricing||Through 10/14/14||After 10/14/14|
|Mini Runner Lunch Program||$185||$185|
|River Runner Lunch Program||$110||$110|
|Junior Professional Lunch Program||$225||$225|
Gould Academy Competition Programs is a competitive kids seasonal program. It is designed for advanced skiers and riders with a desire to learn and compete in a choice of three disciplines: alpine, freestyle, and snowboarding.