Cubbie Program Lessons (Ages 3)

Ages: Kids
Ability Level: Beginner
Age Range: 3

Our NEW “Cubbie” Program is for 3-year-old children who are ready for an introduction to either skiing or snowboarding. The cubbies will spend 2+ hours of the day outside playing and being introduced to the beginning elements of either skiing or snowboarding. They will then return to the daycare where they will spend the remainder of their day participating in fun activities.

*This program was originally part of our Wild Mountain Discovery Program that has now been refined to meet the specialized needs of 3 year olds.

Wild Mountain is the place for your children to explore Sierra's winter wonderland! From Adventure Zones to terrain parks, your children will have tons to cheer about. Our instructors have the training, personality and patience to get kids out on the slopes and keep them smiling. Our programs are categorized by age and ability level to ensure your kids get the most out of their mountain experience!

Lesson Details, Itinerary + Important Info

The Cubbie program is aimed at 3 year old children. In order to help develop their mountain skills and get the most enjoyment out of their skiing/snowboarding experience, the lesson combines off and on snow activities geared towards helping children understand the fundamentals and discover a passion for the sport.

After the cubbies finish their time outside playing and being introduced to the beginning elements of either skiing or snowboarding, they will return to the Daycare. While at the Daycare, children will participate in a variety of fun and stimulating preschool activities. Children will stay busy exploring art projects and construction toys, plus music, dance, and story activities. Young children will love our outside activities too, including adventure walks, climbing tunnels, snow paint, and lots of toys. After lunch, the children will be given the opportunity to rest or take a nap if needed during our quiet time.

Click here to see important Policies of Sierra-at-Tahoe Child Care Center

To ensure a smooth check-in process, we suggest arriving to the mountain an hour before your child's lesson time. Purchase lesson packages and tickets at the Learn to Ski/Ride building or online below.

2018/19 Cubbie Program Rates

Lessons Rate
Non-peak / Peak Window Price
Inquire or Book Now
Cubbies - Intro to Skiing/Snowboarding + DayCare
Includes intro lesson, rental equipment (skis, poles + boots) + lunch. Helmet not included.
$199 | $229 Book Ski Lesson

Book Snowboard Lesson
3-PAK DayCare + Intro to Skiing or Snowboarding
Includes intro lesson, rental equipment, lunch + fully qualified teachers. Helmet not included.
$133/day Buy 3-PAK Now
10-PAK DayCare + Intro to Skiing or Snowboarding
Includes intro lesson, rental equipment, lunch + fully qualified teachers. Helmet not included.
$95/day Buy 10-PAK Now
Reserve a day of your Cubbie 3-PAK or 10-PAK Lesson Package online.*
Reserve Now
*3-PAK + 10-PAK Reservation Request: Please note this is only a reservation request and you must already have a purchased 3 or 10PAK program for the current season. Your lesson will be confirmed via email. Reservations must be made at least 24-48 hours in advance. Walk-ins may be available and start at 8:00 a.m. on weekends and 8:30 a.m. weekdays.
*The 3-PAKs and 10-PAKs are valid for any three days or ten days of the season, including holiday dates, and dates do not need to be consecutive. Non-transferable. Non-refundable. Afternoon lessons are based on availability.

2018/19 Peak Dates

November 23-24, 2018 | December 26 - January 1, 2019 | January 19-21, 2019 | February 16-23, 2019


Reservations are required during the week and highly recommended on weekends and peak days. We are a California licensed day care and on many days we do sell out. For reservations or more information please call 530.543.3150. Reservations are held until 9:15 a.m.

Is your child ready for ski/board school?

Is your child ready for a full day of skiing? Our Ski Program can be a fun filled experience for children. However, it can also be a demanding day both physically and emotionally for some children.

Please read through the below characteristics to help you decide if a day in ski/snowboard school is the right option for your child. Children who exhibit most of these behaviors may be ready to learn to ski or snowboard. Please remember that all children MUST be fully potty trained to attend ski/snowboard school.

  • My child attends daycare or preschool several days a week
  • My child does not need naps
  • My child responds to verbal directions and requests
  • My child is comfortable interacting with other children and adults
  • My child can focus on a single activity for an extended period of time
  • My child easily adapts to new surroundings and situations
  • My child is excited and wants to learn to ski or snowboard today

If this sounds like your child, we invite you to check out the program itinerary. If you have concerns or feel unsure whether the program is suitable for your child, please check out our licensed day care center or feel free to come and have a chat with us.

Important Documents

Save time by printing out and completing the Day Care Registration Forms below. Then present completed forms upon arrival to expedite admission of your child into Day Care.

Good things for parents to know

  • Children are not required to be potty-trained.
  • Bring diapers and wipes for toddlers.
  • Bring a change of clothes for young children.
  • Bring outdoor snow boots, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, a hat and goggles and/or sunglasses.
  • Apply sunscreen to your child. 
  • Dress child appropriately for weather.
  • Be sure your child eats a good breakfast.
  • To help protect our children with severe nut allergies - We do not serve peanuts or nuts in this facility, and ask that our guests refrain from bringing any into the facility.
  • Please label all personal belongings. Wild Mountain Day Care is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
  • Adult Lesson Packages and lift tickets can be purchased at Wild Mountain Children's Center. 
  • Cancellation Policy for Lessons: There is no charge if you cancel before 24 hours of the reservation. A $40 fee applies for cancellations made before 7:00 AM the day of the reservation. Full lesson amount you have reserved for will be charged for cancellations after 7:00 AM the day of the reservation. If you do not call, or are not present the same day of the reservation (no call/no show) you will be charged the full price of the lesson.

Skiing/Riding at Sierra has Many Perks

We love our passholders and show it often by offering Early Loads on select powder days through the season. Sierra's wind protected lifts and trails make Sierra-at-Tahoe your best bet on stormy days. Our hard-working crews know every minute on the hill counts and makes it their mission to open on time. Our passholders get hooked up with 20% discounts on food, new gear and rentals with My Sierra Rewards! Sierra is the closest major resort to Northern California (ensuring you less driving and more skiing/riding). Sierra's blessed with natural snow from heaven, not hoses.

Passholder Benefits
3-PAK Your Way to BIG Savings!

At Sierra, we offer our best deals in threes! From lift tickets, lessons, rentals, day care and more - we've got you covered! 3-PAKs are good for one person for any three days this season. It's just the ticket for your ski holiday vacation plans.

Good Things Come in 3's
Learn to Ski/Ride Fridays

Whether you're learning, need a refresher or if you’re confident in your current abilities, maybe consider expanding your horizons + take a lesson in something you haven’t tried. (If you ski, try snowboarding. If you snowboard, try skiing.) This special Learn to Ski/Ride Day event is only $79! Hurry, space is limited!

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