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Lake Tahoe Child Ski Teams

Update 4/6/2016: Heavenly's Ski & Ride School will be closing the afternoon of April 17th. Although the resort will be operating through April 24th, lessons will not be available this final week of the season.

The Ski & Ride School of Heavenly Mountain Resort offers developmental ski and ride teams for area youth. The teams are designed to help children and teens of all levels improve their skiing/riding ability in a competitive yet fun team environment.

The Heavenly Development Teams offer children and teens the ability to improve their skiing/riding with skill development in a fun team environment.  Our programs were created to build children’s self-esteem and confidence through snow sports is our fundamental goals.  In addition, we teach and encourage proper slope etiquette and mountain safety.  Our aim is to foster good behavior while enjoying and nurturing a passion for winter sports to create lifelong skiers and riders.

Registration can be done at our Heavenly Gondola Season Pass office, by mail*, or email*.  Please have all forms filled out completely to ensure a smooth registration process.  Space is limited for each program; early registration ends December 31, 2016. Late registration will be $200 more per program.

Season Passes are not included in any of the programs and will need to be purchased separately.  We highly recommend purchasing your child’s season pass before the fall to ensure the best possible rate.  

Heavenly Gondola Season Pass office:
4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Mailing Address:
Heavenly Mountain Resort
ATTN: Season Pass Office
PO Box 2180
Stateline, NV 89449

Subject: Attn Development Teams

*Once we have received your mail in form or email we will contact you to get Credit Card payment info

Comets Flyer

Comets Registration Form

D-Team Flyer

D-Team Registration Form

Meteors Flyer

Meteors Registration Form

Nova Flyer

Nova Registration Form

Each child will need to have their own season pass / lift tickets, ski or snowboard equipment and helmet.

Season Passes can be purchased online or the Gondola Season Pass office.  4yr old will need to get a complimentary season pass at our season pass office.   We highly recommend getting your season pass before the fall to ensure the best price.  Please pick up your child’s season pass and sign forms prior to you first day of your Heavenly Development Team program.

D-Team: Saturday, Sunday Full Day (Ski only) ages 7-15

Meteors: Saturday Full Day (Ski & Snowboard*) ages 6-15 

     *Must have a group of 3 children of the same level for a snowboard group to be formed)

Novas: Sunday Full Day (Ski only) ages 6-15

For D-Team, Meteors, and Novas:

  • Must be able to at least stop and turn on green terrain.  Discounted ski school lessons are available to ensure children are at the proper level to participate.  Please contact the ski school office to enquire about lesson availability and prices. 
  • Lunch is included in the price of our full day program, please be sure to list any food restrictions/allergies on your registration forms

Comets: Sunday Half Day (Ski only), ages 4 ½ -6

  • We accept all skiing ability levels of
  • All children must be fully potty trained.
  • Lunch is not provided, please ensure your child has eaten prior to the program

Location and Times

  • D-team, Meteors, Novas will meet at 8:45am at the back door of the California Children’s Center. The program starts at 9:00am sharp
  • Comets will meet at 11:45 at the back door of the California Children’s’ Center.  Program starts at 12:00pm sharp
  • Have your child(ren) dress with equipment, helmet, and season pass ready to go
  • Use the stairs located on the right side of the Lodge.  On the first day both coaches and supervisors will be on hand to answer questions and form the groups. 
  • After the first day please check in with your child’s coach when you drop them off
  • You may use 15 minute parking at the front of the lodge to drop off or pick up.  We ask that you please move your vehicle if you are going to stay for more than drop off or pick up.
  • Pick up time is 3:00pm at the back door of the California Children’s Center for all programs

Cancellation and Make up days

In the event of extremely high winds, blizzard conditions, fog, heavy rain, lightening, or other conditions that which forces the resort to limit operations we will consider cancelling our programs.

  • Check the Heavenly Development Teams Notice Board tab for program status
  • Ensure we have the proper day of phone number for a phone call or text
  • Ensure we have the proper email address
  • Check the snow phone  or website for mountain condition
  • In the event that a cancellation occurs we will make up that day(s) at the end of the scheduled program. 

How to Dress:

Please make sure your child(ren) are prepared for the elements.  It’s no fun to ski or ride when you are cold.  If you are unsure of the weather, dress your child(ren) in multiple layers.  We can always take a layer off if needed.  It’s always a good idea to label your child(ren) belongings.

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Gloves or Mittens
  • Waterproof Pants
  • 1 pair of ski/snowboard socks (not cotton)
  • Goggles or Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Child’s Season Pass- Please purchase/pick up before the first day of the program
  • Helmet
  • Ski/Snowboard equipment
  • It is not recommended that children carry backpacks/fanny packs due to the forward position this creates while riding the chairlift

Protective Helmets: The use of helmets is strongly recommended.  Children age 12 and under must wear a winter sport protective helmet while participating in ski and ride school.  In addition, children and teens under age 18 who participate in designated children's classes or programs must wear a helmet.  While helmets may reduce or mitigate the severity of some head injuries, their use does not guarantee safety and will not prevent certain injuries.  Rental helmets are available at our children's ski school locations for your convenience.  


Saturday and Sunday Full Day (SKI ONLY), ages 7yrs -15yrs  
Must be a level 3 plus skier, can at minimum turn and stop on green terrain

January 9, 10, 23, 24 30, 31
February 6, 7, 20, 21, 27, 28
March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Early Registration (Ends December 31, 2015): $1,420

Late Registration (Starts January 1, 2016):  $1,620


Saturday Full Day (Ski and Snowboard*) ages 6ys – 15yrs

     *Must have a minimum of 3 children of the same level for a snowboard group to be formed

Must be a level 3 plus skier, can at minimum turn and stop on green terrain

January 9, 23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19

Early Registration (Ends December 31, 2015): $825

Late Registration (Starts January 1, 2016):  $1,025

Sunday Full Day (SKI ONLY), ages 6ys – 15yrs
Must be a level 3 plus skier, can at minimum turn and stop on green terrain

January 10, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20

Early Registration (Ends December 31, 2015): $825

Late Registration (Starts January 1, 2016):  $1,025

Sunday Half Day (SKI ONLY), ages 4 ½ yrs – 6yrs
All Levels of Skiers are available

January 10, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20

Early Registration (Ends December 31, 2015): $690

Late Registration (Starts January 1, 2016):  $890

April 5, 2016

Hello Development Team participants and parents,

We’d like to thank you for another great season and hope you’re still out skiing and riding using the skills you’ve acquired this season. We hope to have the 2016-17 Development Team dates and prices out to you by May.  As always, we encourage you to purchase your 2016-17 winter season pass now to lock in the best rate and most perks.  Remember season passes are not guaranteed to be on sale when our programs start in January.

Get your 2016/17 season pass before April 10th (for just $49 down) for maximum savings AND 6 free Buddy Passes. 

Lock in your pass now!

We hope the rest of you winter is great and look forward to seeing you all next year.

Heavenly Ski & Ride School



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