This 4-session skiing and snowboarding program will focus on providing for your child with the best introduction to snow sliding, progressive skill development, fun and sparking their passion for snowsports and the mountains. This is a great way for your child to kick-start their skills.
Camp Bluebird is open to children and youth, ages 5 to 12, of any skill level, who show an interest in learning snow sliding skills. The full-day lessons begin at 10 a.m. with a one-hour lunch break at noon. Lunch is provided from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Classes resume from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Depending on your child’s skill level they could experience some or all of the following:
- Introduction to and the development of skiing and snowboarding fundamentals (understanding and handling their equipment, gliding, first turns, linked turns, proper chairlift riding , slope management, and more).
- All-mountain skills – steeper terrain, bumps, trees, carving, mountain etiquette, and more.
- Introductory freestyle elements – first jibs/airs/grabs and safety
- Specific scheduled class content guarantees progression throughout the winter.
- Your child will develop as an independent snow slider, build skills for the entire mountain, and make new friends
Operating Schedule 2019
Session 1: 4 weeks | Saturdays Only | January 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15
- All participants must have a valid season pass or lift ticket. Please make sure your child has their pass/ticket attached to their jacket/pants/helmet for every session
- Fully functional and proper sized equipment is required. All ski equipment must have current DIN bindings, metal edges and brakes. Non-DIN bindings are not acceptable. All snowboards must have bindings, metal edges, a P-tex base and a safety leash. Your youth must also use real snowboard boots; winter boots are not acceptable. Please contact Pajarito if you have questions about equipment
- All young children must be “toilet trained” and willing to participate.
- It is especially important that beginners attend every session.
- Pre-registration is required
- Up to 60-minute break for lunch each day
- The lunch menu includes one entree and drink. Additional food is available for purchase by the participant.
- We make every effort to keep the same Instructor with their group for each session, but cannot guarantee it
- A minimum enrollment of 4 students in the same discipline, with the same ability level, is required in order to form a class
- There are no refunds or make-up days for missed sessions. Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture
- Classes will meet at the Pajarito base area
Signing a Release of Liability is included as part of the online registration process. If for some reason you do not register online, parents must sign a Release of Liability form at check-in for each child in order for them to participate in the program.
Cancellations made at least 14 days prior to program start date will receive a full refund – within 13 days to 24 hours prior to the first class a 50% refund – less than 24 hours notice, no refund. Cancellations and refunds must be made at Pajarito Ski & Snowboard School or by emailing email@example.com
Attendance and Tardiness
- There are no refunds or make-up days for missed classes
- If you’re going to be more than 15 minutes late to your session, we need at least 24 hours notice, otherwise you take the chance of missing out on the session.
- Please email your late arrival notice to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will make every attempt to rejoin your child with their group, though depending on how late you arrive to the session, we cannot guarantee it.
What to Bring
- It’s helpful if you apply sunscreen and take your child to the bathroom before drop-off.
- Clothing and gear appropriate for conditions: neck gaiter, goggles, only one pair of socks, snow pants, and non-fleece mittens or gloves.
- Helmets are required.
- Snacks, lip balm, sunblock, hand warmers for cold days.
- Hot cocoa will be available for FREE during breaks (Limit one per participant, per class).