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Ages 4-5.

Terry Peak ski resort offers skiing lessons for four and five year olds – an age group we call our “Sno Puppies.” Don’t forget about our one-stop shopping! All inclusive (rentals-tickets-lesson) packages are available at the Ski School only.
ONE STOP SHOPPING! For your convenience you can purchase all lesson packages plus ala cart tickets & rentals for your entire group at the Ski School. For more information complete our contact us form or call 605-584-2165.

Sno Puppie Lesson Options and Rates

Half Day Sno Puppies $68 Includes one 2 hour group lesson session. At 10:00am or 1:00pm. Ski rental equipment, helmet, and lift ticket included.
Full Day Sno Puppies $119 Includes two 2 hour group lesson sessions. At 10:00am and 1:00pm. Ski rental equipment, helmet, lift ticket and lunch included.
Puppie Private $65 $65 Per Hour - Monday through Wednesday based on availability at 12pm and 3pm. Call ahead to check availability. Excludes December 14, 2019 – January 6, 2020, Monday, January 20, 2020, Monday, February 17, 2020 and snowboard lessons. Ski only.

Additional Information

  • The Sno Puppie program is for skiers only.
  • On the day of arrival, you must check in with Ski School at least one (1) hour prior to guarantee lesson.  * If it is a holiday time, we suggest you register 2 hours in advance of your desired lesson time.
  • Helmets are complimentary for duration of the day. Visit Lids On Kids.
  • Package includes ski lesson, equipment and lift ticket.
  • All Sno Puppies must be completely potty trained.
  • All lessons & registration begins at Puppy Building/Stewart Lodge Base Area.
  • Please be prompt with child pick-up. Parents 15 minutes late or more will be assessed a $10/hour “babysitting charge”.
  • Please arrive at least one hour before your lesson time as equipment fitting, registration, potty breaks, upset kids, etc., can take a bit of time.
  • Visiting us on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday? See our special below.
  • Children age 2-3 aren’t old enough to join this program, but we will gladly teach them in a private ski lesson.  However they need to be potty trained.
  • Make sure your child is dressed properly (an extra set of clothes is recommended).
  • Be sure your child is well nourished and hydrated before the lesson.
  • The Sno Puppies program is for 4 & 5 year olds ONLY – prepare older & younger siblings that they may not be together during the lesson to eliminate problems at the area.
  • Teach yourself and your children how to load and unload the lifts safely prior to your visit.  Go to

Reserve Your Spot

Reservations can be made by calling 605-584-2165 and ask to be transferred to the Ski School. Sno Puppie lesson reservations will not be available during these holiday times: Dec 14, 2019 to Jan 6, 2020, Jan 17-20, 2020 and Feb 14-17, 2020.

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Full and Half-day Sessions available Thursday - Sunday

And every day during Christmas Break.

8:00 – 9:30: Registration for AM and Full Day Lessons
9:30 – 9:50: Check in for AM and Full Day Lessons
10:00 – 12:00: AM Session
12:00 – Sharp: Parent pick up AM-only Students at check in area or where you dropped them off
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch for Full Day Students
11:00 – 12:30: Registration for PM Lessons
12:30 – 12:50: Check in for PM Lessons
1:00 – 3:00: PM Session
3:00 – Sharp: Parents Pick Up Full Day and PM-only Students at check in area

What You Can Expect

Day 1
Able to stop with some assistance in the snow carpet area.

Day 2
Able to stop and control speed on the easiest terrain. Link turns and stop with control on most GREEN runs.

Day 3
Link turns and stop with control on most GREEN runs.

Day 4
Link wedge turns on the easiest terrain.

Day 5
Able to stop and turn on most GREEN runs.


* Ask about the Strider Riders available to the Sno Puppies and their families!


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