Youth

Kids Season-Long Ski Programs

2017-18 Children's Programs

Don’t miss out on our popular child and youth season-long programs. Sign up for 2017-2018 programs now – these will sell out! Read on for details. Note: If your child is not 3 years old and you want to register him or her for the ski program, please contact Member Services at (530) 587-9400 and they will help you with registration on the phone. Online registration will not work until your child is 3 years old.

We also offer group and private lessons for all ages.


TD Tykes (Ski or Snowboard)

TD Tykes is a weekly ski and snowboard school program designed for skiers age 3-6 and snowboarders age 5-6. TD Tykes is a great way for children to begin their skiing experience. The program starts the second week of January and continues through the third week in March. Participants meet every week for two and a half hours of instruction that takes place on the hill with breaks in our yurt. All children must be potty-trained to attend any ski programs. Children in diapers or pull-ups will not be allowed to participate in the ski programs. Children must be 3 years old the first day of the program they are participating in. Child must be willing to participate. Programs do not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $359
Public Rate: $419

There are four session choices to meet your needs:

  • Wednesday mornings 9-11:30AM
  • Wednesday afternoons 12:30-3PM
  • Thursday mornings 9-11:30AM
  • Thursday afternoons 12:30-3PM

Wednesday dates include:

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb. 7, 14, 28 (No program during Ski & Skate Week, Feb. 21)
March 7, 14, 21

Thursday dates include:

Jan. 11, 18, 25
Feb. 1, 8, 15 (No program during Ski & Skate Week, Feb. 22)
March 1, 8, 15, 22

Sign up online
Download the form

Please note, a parent or responsible guardian must be present at the Downhill Ski Resort facility while their child is in the TD Tykes program.


TD Tykes for Kindergarten Kids

TD Tykes for Kindergarten Kids is designed for local children age 5-6 who want to improve their skiing skills. The program begins the second week of January and continues through the third week in March. Kids enrolled in this program meet on the hill at 2PM ready to ski for a full two-hour session. All children must be potty-trained to attend any ski programs. Children in diapers or pull-ups will not be allowed to participate in the ski programs. Child must be willing to participate. Programs do not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $359
Public Rate: $419

This program runs Wednesday afternoons from 2-4PM

Wednesday dates include:

Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb. 7, 14, 28 (No program during Ski & Skate Week, Feb. 21)
March 7, 14, 21

Sign up online
Download the form

*Please note, a parent or responsible guardian needs to stay at the Downhill Ski Resort facility while their child is in the TD Tykes Kindergarten program.


Sunday Speedsters (Ski or Snowboard)

Sunday Speedsters is a weekly program designed for children 4-6 years old for skiing and 5-6 years old for snowboarding that can already ski or ride at a level IV or above. Sessions will run for 11 weeks on Sundays through the season. Kids enrolled in the program must be ready and on the hill at 10:30AM. The ski instructor will break with the children for lunch in the cafeteria. This program is geared to take your child to the next level in his or her skiing. All children must be potty-trained to attend any ski programs. Children in diapers or pull-ups will not be allowed to participate in the ski programs. Child must be willing to participate. The programs do not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $499
Public Rate: $549

This program runs Sundays from 10:30AM-3:30PM

Sunday dates include:
Jan. 7, 15, 21, 28 (Jan. 14 will meet on Jan. 15)
Feb. 4, 11, 25 (No program during Ski & Skate Week, Feb. 18)
March 4, 11, 18, 25

Sign up online
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Recreational Ski and Snowboard Teams

Recreational ski and snowboard teams start the first Sunday in January through late March, from 10:30AM-3:30PM. This program is designed for skiers and snowboarders age 7-13 who want to improve their skills in a fun environment while developing new friendships. The low student-to-instructor ratio ensures lots of individual attention, and themed days provide great fun for everyone. Matched time races, crazy helmet day and “totally turns” day are just a few examples of the themes planned throughout the season. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort season pass.

Member Rate: $499
Public Rate: $549

This program runs Sundays from 10:30AM-3:30PM

Sunday dates include:
Jan. 7, 15, 21, 28 (Jan. 14 will meet on Jan. 15)
Feb. 4, 11, 25 (No program during Ski & Skate Week, Feb. 18)
March 4, 11, 18, 25

Sign up online
Download the form


Ski and Snowboard Race Teams

Ski and snowboard race teams are established for skiers and riders ages 7-13 who want to take their skills to the next level. The teams will participate in the Tahoe League race series and other events in the Tahoe region. Races begin in January and are held every other weekend throughout the season. More than 30 days of coaching and racing are scheduled for this season, conditions permitting. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill season pass, race fees and ski ticket to the respective race areas ($175-$245 value), and a ski uniform.

Race team may add additional training days during the holiday period.

Member Rate: $1,039
Public Rate: $1,259

This program runs Dec. 16-March 25, every Saturday and Sunday, non-holiday period.

NOTE: It is required that all children in programs wear appropriate attire; helmets, gloves, and goggles or sunglasses are required.