Cubbie Program Lessons (Ages 3-4)

Ages: Kids
Ability Level: First Timer
Age Range: 3-4

Sierra-at-Tahoe will be CLOSED on Friday, March 1 due to forecasted "Blizzard Conditions"

This storm is coming in strong, cold, fast, and DEEP with models agreeing and forecasts ranging from 5-8 feet at Sierra over the next 3 days. Taking a note from the playbook last year, we have made the decision to proactively CLOSE OPERATIONS for Friday, 3/1 to preserve the safety of our guests + employees during the most intense wave of the storm. Please check back for updates as the storm rolls through on operational plans for Saturday. BLIZZARD WARNING

2023/24 Wild Mountain Rates

Lessons Rate
Non-peak / Peak Window Price
Inquire or Book Now
Full Day Lesson Package
Includes lesson, lift ticket, lunch and rental equipment.
$293  | $324  Buy Now!
3-PAK Lesson Package* $224/day Buy Now + Save
*3-PAK Reservation Request: Please note this is only a reservation request and you must already have a purchased 3PAK 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 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- day of and in person inquiries only; no advance reservations available.

*PAK products are a discounted* program and are not eligible for use with Sierra at Tahoe gift cards purchased through Costco. *Other restrictions may apply.

2023/24 Peak Dates

Nov 24-26, 2023; Dec 16, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024; Jan 13-15, 2024; Feb 17-25, 2024

Lesson Details, Itinerary + Important Info For Daycare Cubbies

The Cubbie program is aimed at 3-4 year old children. In order to get the most enjoyment out of their snow experience, the day is designed to go at their pace and introduce the fundamentals and discover a passion for skiing.
After the cubbies finish their time outside playing and being introduced to the beginning elements of skiing, 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, take a nap, or go back outside. 

Sierra Child Care Center Daily Itinerary for Cubbies (Ages 36 Months + Older) 

8:30am Day Care Opens (closed Tuesdays + Wednesdays except Peak Days)

Reservations are required.

On Weekends and Holidays, Daycare opens at 8:00am
Parents with reservations can come right into Daycare!

Save time by completing the 5 required registration forms below ahead of time which will save you a lot of time when you arrive with completed packet printed + in hand to check your child in. Don't forget to bring them with you. Once fully completed annually, the forms will be kept on file for your child “as required by licensing” for the remainder of the season + will only need to be updated with any changes that season. The forms only need to be submitted upon seasonal initial enrollment.

If you would like to register your child for Daycare or your 3 or 4-year-old into one of our Cubbies snow experience Programs Please call the call center to make reservations. During the week the Daycare will be closed every Tuesday + Wednesday throughout the season except for peak days. Please call ahead of time to confirm availability during those periods.

9:15am Registration Closes

8:30 – 9:45am Free-Choice Play

Children participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities. Children will have the opportunity to explore art materials, building blocks, dramatic play, sensory play, music and literacy activities, and small manipulative toys.

9:45am Cubbies Rental Process Begins

Children enrolled as a Cubbie will be fitted for boots and will then participate in a fun indoor lesson with their instructor. While playing games to help them get comfortable walking in their boots, the children will also be taught about their skis, as well as learn about terminology their instructor might use in that day’s lesson and how to respond.

11:00 Cubbies Head Outside for Fun snow experience

Cubbies head outside for some fun snow experience and introduction to Skiing.

12:30pm – 1:00pm Cubbies Return Inside for Lunch and Rest Time. They will enjoy the same type of yummy lunches as provided to the rest of Daycare prepared by Mama’s Kitchen.

1:30pm - 2:45pm Optional Outside Play.

Some Cubbies will be given the opportunity to head outside for some more fun snow experience and introduction to skiing.

2:45pm - Cubbies Outside Return Inside for Snack Time

3:30pm - Pick Up Time

All children will be picked up inside the Daycare. Teachers and the Cubbies instructors will be available to share stories about their day.

3:46pm – considered late pick late fee(s) will apply – See link to “ Important Daycare Policy Information ” for Fee amounts and details.


Parent Contact

In case we need to contact you, Daycare staff will use the contact numbers you provided during registration. Cell Phones have limited coverage at our resort; please check your messages throughout the day.
Parents are encouraged to check-in on their Daycare children throughout the day, especially if they are new to a Daycare setting. Parents should check-in with the Children’s Ski School sales staff at the front of the building before entering the Daycare.

Please also periodically check the message boards located at the base of the lifts and in the base area. If your child's name appears here, contact us as soon as possible .


Allergies or Medication

Please be sure to inform us if your child has any food allergies or dietary requirements.
Allergic children are welcome to bring their own lunch to be stored by the staff.
Our staff is not authorized to administer medication to children, (including sunscreen).


Children should arrive prepared with clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities, including: waterproof pants and jacket, waterproof boots, warm socks, mittens, a hat, goggles/sunglasses and sun block, (already applied).

We recommend that you pack a change of clothes for young children. For those who take naps, feel free to bring your child’s favorite blanket or snuggly to comfort them.

Potty Training

Children are not required to be potty trained to enroll in our Daycare or Cubbie program. Please bring diapers and wipes for young children, and extra underwear for those who are potty training.


We don't issue refunds due to weather, when children are unwilling to participate or if they become ill after being in our care.

Important Policies – Please review Important Daycare Policy Information regarding Late Pickup; Sick Child; Requirements for enrollment; and Child/ Staff Ratios .

Parents... Remember that a good night's sleep, a hearty breakfast and plenty of fluids will help keep your child energized, enthusiastic and active.

See important Policies of Sierra-at-Tahoe Child Care Center

Is your child ready for Cubbies?

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 Cubbies school is the right option for your child. Children who exhibit most of these behaviors may be ready to learn to ski.

  • 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 today

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.
  • Adult Lesson Packages and lift tickets can be purchased at Wild Mountain Children's Center. 
  • Cancellation Policy : Non-Refundable Non-Transferable.


2023/24 Peak Dates

Nov 24-26, 2023; Dec 16, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024; Jan 13-15, 2024; Feb 17-25, 2024