2019/20 Ski & Snowboard Programs Are On Sale Now

Don’t miss out on our popular child and youth season-long programs.

Note: To participate in TD Tykes your child must be 3 years old on the first day of programs. For Sunday Speedsters your child must be 4 years old to ski and 5 years old to snowboard on the first day of programs. Your child must ski or ride down Snowbird controlled on their own by the first day of Sunday Speedsters or Rec Team program. For all programs, if you are registering your child who is not the correct age, please contact Member Services at (530) 587-9400 and they will help you with registration over the phone. Online registration will not work until your child is the correct age, please do not incorrectly input their birth date online. Your child must be registered by the first day of the program. No late registration allowed.  Please contact TD Ski School with questions about youth programs.

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

2019/2020 waivers are now available. Please print, fill out + return to Member Services with payment.

We also offer group and private lessons for all ages.


TD Tykes Ski

TD Tykes Ski is a weekly program designed for skiers ages 3-6. TD Tykes is a great way for children to begin their skiing experience or improve their skiing. The program starts the first week of January and continues through the second week in March. Participants meet every week for 2.5 hours of instruction that takes place on the hill with breaks in our Children's Ski School Yurt. Children must be willing to participate in skiing. All children must be potty-trained to attend any program. 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. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort season pass. Programs do not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $394
Public Rate: $464

Season-long Tyke Rentals: $75

There are three session choices to meet your needs:

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

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 3, 10

  • Wednesday mornings 9-11:30AM

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 4, 11

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 Snowboard

TD Tykes Snowboard is a weekly program designed for skiers ages 5-6. TD Tykes is a great way for children to begin their snowboarding experience or improve their riding. The program starts the first week of January and continues through the second week of March. Participants meet every week for 2.5 hours of instruction that takes place on the hill with breaks in our Children's Ski School Yurt. Children must be willing to participate in snowboarding. All children must be potty-trained to attend any program. Children in diapers or pull-ups will not be allowed to participate in the snowboard programs. Children must be 5 years old the first day of the program they are participating in. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort season pass. Programs do not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $394
Public Rate: $464

Season-long Tyke Rentals: $75

  • Tuesday mornings 9-11:30AM

Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 3, 10

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 Ski or Snowboard

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

Member Rate: $394
Public Rate: $464

Season-long Tyke Rentals: $75

This program runs Wednesday afternoons from 2-4PM

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 4, 11

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


Sunday Speedsters Ski and 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 level IV or above. Your child must be able to ski or ride our Snowbird run independently and in control. Sessions will run for 10 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. Please provide lunch money or a lunch every Sunday. 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 program. Children in diapers or pull-ups will not be allowed to participate in the  program. Child must be willing to participate. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort season pass. This program does not meet on Sunday Jan. 19, but the program will meet on Monday Jan. 20. This program does not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $534
Public Rate: $594

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

Jan. 5, 12, 20, 26, Feb. 2, 8, 23, March 1, 8, 15


Recreational Ski and Snowboard Teams

Recreational ski and snowboard teams start the first Sunday in January through mid 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. Child must be willing to participate. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort season pass. This program does not meet on Sunday Jan. 19, but the program will meet on Monday Jan. 20. This program does not run during Ski & Skate Week.

Member Rate: $534
Public Rate: $594

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

Jan. 5, 12, 20, 26, Feb. 2, 8, 23, March 1, 8, 15


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. More than 30 days of coaching and racing are scheduled for this season, conditions permitting. Children must have a race equipment to participate in the Tahoe League Race Series. Your child must have a current U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership to participate in the Race Team. Fees include a Tahoe Donner Downhill season pass, race fees and ski ticket to the respective race areas ($175-$245 value). Questions about Race Team please contact our TD Race Coach. 

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

Member Rate: $1,094
Public Rate: $1,324

2020 SEASON RACE SCHEDULE + RESULTS

DATE DISCIPLINE AGE CLASS LOCATION
January 11, 2020 PGS U12 and Older Northstar California
January 12, 2020 PGS U10 and Under Northstar California
February 1, 2020 PSL U12 and Older Alpine Meadows
February 2, 2020 PSL U10 and Under Alpine Meadows
February 29, 2020 PL + Skills U12 and Older Sugar Bowl
March 1, 2020 PL + Skills U10 and Under Sugar Bowl
March 14, 2020 PL + Team U12 and Older Diamond Peak
March 15, 2020 PL + Team U10 and Under Diamond Peak


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