Kids On The Snow

Snow sports are a great way to keep children (and adults) active year round. This section offers resources, websites and links to programs that help get kids interested in snow sports, and out on the slopes!


Burton Learn to Ride (LTR)

Focused on manageable groups within an environment best suited for the task at hand…learning to ride. Burton’s Kids’ Learn to Ride programs take them onto the hill in a fun and safe environment to create a memorable experience that can lead to a lifetime love affair. For kids 12 & under.


Burton Riglet Parks

The environment created by the Riglet Park is magic and it’s been said that it’s safe, it’s fun, and it’s working. Coaches, resorts, and families are finding all kinds of success getting kids on snowboards as soon as they can maintain a little balance. And with the Riglet Reel tow cable and a few mellow snow features like rollers and berms, kids are discovering the sensation of riding on their own. For kids ages 3-6.

Snowlink - Get rid of Goggle Gap


The Goggle Gap campaign, initiated by a collaboration of ski industry manufacturers, retail stores and associations has been adopted by SnowSports Industries America, to address the ever-important safety issue of correct helmet fit.

Snowlink - Lids on Kids initiative


The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), together with the help of many others in the ski industry, has developed Lids On Kids an initiative to help educate parents about putting helmets on their children while they’re on the slopes.

Snowlink - Next Snow program


NextSnow is a program dedicated to getting kids age 9-13 years old excited and active in ski and snowboarding.

Snowlink - Kids Passport Programs


The only thing better than spending a day at the slopes with the kids, is having them ski for free! Passport Programs offer kids free days of skiing at resorts. Find out about Passport Programs in your area.

Snowlink - Snow Monsters


SnowMonsters is a great program designed to get kids ages 3-9 excited about the snow. Check out the website for fun online activities.

Snowlink - Snow Smarts


Everyone knows that the best skiers and riders possess two qualities: skills and Snow Smarts. Find out how Snow Smart you are, with the Snow Smarts Safety IQ Quiz, from the National Ski Patrol.

Snowlink - Winter Feels Good


Winter Feels Good initiative is dedicated to promote the health, fitness and social benefits of snow sports and to teaching “best practices” for learning. The program includes various learning tools to help improve proficiency.

Snowlink - Winter Trails


Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports

Snowlink - Snow Sports Youth Outreach


These Youth Outreach Programs work to get more kids out on snow more often. These non-profit groups strive to get thousands of youth in the outdoors, out on snow giving local communities a chance to get out and change lives forever. View our list of Youth Outreach Programs.

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