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Explorer Programs

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The Explorer Program is a 10-week ski and snowboard program for kids ages 3 to 17 with a focus on skill development, mountain safety, mileage, and fun! Kids will ski and ride with the same coach all season. Our goal for this program is to foster a lifelong love for the sports of skiing and snowboarding.

all explorer slots have been filled for the 2017/18 season. if you are interested in learning about the 2018/19 program please stop in to the snow sports department or feel free to email us below.


Sign up at snowsportsdesk@skiburke.com

FULL-SEASON Explorer Program (10 weeks)

Ages: 3 - 17
Cost: $799.00 before Oct. 9, 2017
$849 before Dec. 23, 2017*

Dates: January 6, 2018 - March 25, 2018 

*Dec. 23, 2017 is the last day to register. Program prices do not include season pass or lift access.

TIMES

Saturdays 1pm-3:30pm;  & Sundays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
(Blackout Dates 1/13/18 & 1/14/18; 2/17/18 & 2/18/18)


HALF-SEASON EXPLORER PROGRAM (5 weeks) 

Ages: 3 - 17
Cost: $469 before October 9th, 2017
$509.00 before Dec. 23, 2017*

**Dates: January 6, 2018 - February 11, 2018
                 February 24, 2018 - March 25,2018

*Dec. 23, 2017 is the last day to register. Program prices do not include season pass or lift access.
** Must be either the first 5 weeks or the second five weeks of the season.

TIMES

Saturdays 1pm - 3:30pm & Sundays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
(Blackout Dates 1/13/18 & 1/14/18; 2/17/18 & 2/18/18)

Explorer Program Levels:

  • Red: First-timers learn about equipment, balance, moving, and stopping.
  • T-bar Green: Skiers and riders have equipment knowledge, are able to stop, and have started making turns outside of the beginner area.
  • Sherburne Green: Skiers and riders are successfully linking turns. They will improve on posture, be introduced to steep terrain, pole plants (skiers), and switch (riders).
  • Blue: Skiers and riders are successfully linking parallel turns and pole planting (skiers). They will improve on edging with more carved turns, will explore all blue terrain, and be introduced to bumps.
  • Black: Must have full knowledge of the mountain and be capable of skiing and riding bumps and in the trees, and are entering the dynamic turn world.
  • Freestyle (ages 6-10) Requirements: Proficient on Blue Terrain. This group will work on developing core skills and introduction to freestyle terrain with focus on fun and safety. Athletes will start small and work their way up to larger features. Helmets required.

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Questions or Need Help?

Call 866-966-4820 to speak with our reservations team or email them at: reserve@skiburke.com