Cubbie Program Lessons (Ages 3)
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.
8:30am Day Care Opens
On Weekends and Holidays, Daycare opens at 8:00am. Parents with reservations can come right into the Daycare!
Save time by printing out and completing the below required registration forms ahead of time will save you a lot of time when you arrive to check your child in. Don't forget to bring them with you.
- Registration Form
- Liability Release Form
- Child Admission Form
- Notification of Parent's Rights
- Child Personal Rights
If you would like to register your child for Daycare or your 3-year-old into one of our Cubbies Programs as a walk-in, please visit the Wild Mountain Building and talk to one of our friendly cashiers to learn about your options.
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. They may also participate in balance + coordination games.
9:30am The Cubbies are Measured and Weighed for their equipment
10:00am Snack Time
Healthy snacks served include gluten free cereal, fresh fruit, applesauce, graham crackers and milk or 100% apple or grape juice.
10:15am Cubbies Boot Fitting + Head outside for Fun Snow Play
Children enrolled as a Cubbie will go down to Wild Mountain with their instructor to be fitted for boots and will then head outside for some fun snow play and introduction to skiing or snowboarding.
Children participate in a variety of snow experiences. Children may ride a sled, or take a ride on the Magic Carpet. Children can also play with our fun snow toys, including buckets, shovels, trucks and parachute fun.
Children may also participate in games that test their levels of balance and coordination in fun ways. This will help instructors determine certain skill levels of each child.
12:30pm Cubbies Return Inside for Lunch and Rest Time
Children in Cubbies Program return inside to Wild Mountain to return boots then back to DayCare classroom for lunch and rest time.
Yummy lunches provided by Mamas Kitchen, including kid favorites such as Spaghetti with Meatballs, Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese and Chicken Tenders. All lunches are served with fresh or canned fruit and milk.
This is where cubbies will spend the remainder of their day having fun, playing games, or with toys or even partake in an arts and crafts project.
12:45pm – 1:45pm Rest and Relaxation Time
After a busy morning, young children will relax during story time and have a comfortable place to take a nap. Don’t worry though, if your child doesn’t like naps, we provide a quiet area for him/her to listen to music and read books.
1:45pm - 2:45pm Outside Playtime (if possible)
For cubbies who don't need to rest + advance quickly during their AM on snow lesson, all efforts will be made to provide them an opportunity to go back outside to ski or ride again.
1:45pm – 3:00pm Playtime
When children are done resting, they will experience more indoor or outdoor games and activities.
2:45pm – Cubbies Outside Return Inside for Snack Time
3:00pm - Snack Time
As children transition from rest or play time to pick-up time, they can participate in music, dance, and story time, as well as snack time, including 100% juice and animal crackers, pretzels or goldfish.
3:30 - 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.
3:46 – Considered late pick and late fee(s) will apply – See link to “ Important Daycare Policy Information ” for Fee amounts and details.
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 Wild Mountain Sales Staff before coming into 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 .
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR CHILD, PARENTS MUST REMAIN ON THE PREMISES.
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.
The Wild Mountain staff is not authorized to administer medication to children, (including sunscreen).
Clothing Required – PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING
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.
Children are not required to be potty trained to enroll in our Daycare 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.
I mportant Policies – Please click to 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.
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.
2017/18 Cubbie Program Rates
Scroll to the left on your mobile device to view more details in the pricing table below:
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.
|$189 | $219||
3-PAK DayCare + Intro to Skiing or Snowboarding
Includes intro lesson, rental equipment, lunch + fully qualified teachers. Helmet not included.
10-PAK DayCare + Intro to Skiing or Snowboarding
Includes intro lesson, rental equipment, lunch + fully qualified teachers. Helmet not included.
Reserve a day of your Cubbie 3-PAK or 10-PAK Lesson Package online.*
|*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.|
2017/18 Peak Dates
November 24-25, 2017 | December 26 - January 1, 2018 | January 13-15, 2018 | February 17-24, 2018
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 530.543.3170. 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.
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.
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.
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.
For skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and ages, the Early Bird 1.5-hour lesson is the best way to start your day on freshly groomed slopes! Whether you’re looking for a refresher or want to learn a new skill to apply for the remainder of your day, the Early Bird Special takes advantage of the best conditions of the day and sets you on the right track!