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Children’s Programs

Kissing Bridge affords many exciting opportunities for your child’s ski and snowboard development. Starting with our KB Cruisers program, your child can develop from their first time to beginner chairlift/slope ready to Advanced KBC Mountain adventures. For our season long programs, we have the All Mountain Experience and All Mountain Extreme for our more advanced skiers and riders.

Our Children’s Coaches provide your child time-tested and progressive lessons, from First Time Skier and Rider lessons to Advanced Mountain classes in a Safe, FUN and Energetic environment. Many of our Children’s Instructors hold Children’s Specialist credentials from PSIA-E and AASI.  All of them have the special passion for teaching children, understand your child’s needs and foster and challenge their skills development through games and FUN on the slopes.

For more information regarding these programs, please email Snowsports School Director Debbie Goslin debbie@kbski.com or Children’s Program Director Mike Bouquard michael@kbski.com.

KB Cruisers

Our signature program for the junior skier or snowboarder in your family age 4-12 years. Sessions are 2-hours long and are taught by our highly energetic and creative children’s coaches.  Our main goal is to provide your child with personal on-snow training in a safe, FUN environment.  Whether your child is enjoying his or her “First Time” experience or are active all mountain skiers or riders – our instructors are ready to help them enjoy our slopes at Kissing Bridge.  Each session includes a group lesson, warm up break, beginner hill lift ticket and lots of FUN and camaraderie on the slopes.  Our goal is for your child to ask, “When are we coming back?” (Note: Rental Equipment is not included.  Please see ticket center for rental options)

KB Cruisers Lesson Prices

  • Single Session: $50
  • Single Session & Junior Rental: $60
  • Card for 8 sessions – transferable! $375

NEW! Give your child an early start with Kissing Bridges’ KBC Mini Cruiser and Mom and Me programs!

KBC Mini Cruisers 

The Kissing Bridge Children’s program is dedicated to inspiring lifelong skiers and snowboarders by introducing snow sports at an early age. The KBC “Mini Cruiser” program is for 3-year old skiers and boarders. The Mini Cruisers program will broken up into small groups and meet for sessions on a gentle learning hill ideal for building confidence through age appropriate lessons and having fun!

  • Single Session with Rental: $55 (Check with Rental shop for available small sizing).
  • 1 hour lesson
  • Session Times: Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 only.
  • Register in the Learning Center

Mom and Me

Designed with the 3-year old skier and boarder in mind, KB’s Mom (and or Dad) and Me lesson is a personalized private lesson that will introduce your child to fun on the snow. Mom and Me will meet for one hour private sessions on a gentle slope that will help build confidence and  learn and explore in a personalized environment. During the lesson, our snow sports instructors will teach you techniques that you can practice together outside of class.
  • Individualized 1-hour coaching session $125 (includes beginner slope lift ticket)
  • Does not include rental (check with the rental shop for available small sizing)
  • Pre-registration required, call the SnowSports School to set up your session 716-592-4963 ext. 2230

Session Schedule KB Cruisers

Tuesday Friday Saturday & Sunday
6:00pm-8:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm 10:00am-12:00pm
10:30-11:30 (KBC Mini Cruisers Only)
1:00pm-3:00pm
  • KB Cruisers lessons begin when the KB ski season starts
  • KB Cruisers night lessons end March 8, 2019
  • KB Cruisers daytime lessons end March 17, 2019

Notes to Parents:

  • All KB Cruisers lessons will be at Central.
  • Please register your children one hour prior to your desired lesson time.
  • All coaches are available at the end of each session to discuss the progress of your child.
  • Registration is the Learning Center in the Central Ski Area.
  • Children in our Children’s programs must be able and willing to ski in a group of kids and be able to interact with other children in a safe manner.
  • All children in our programs must be able to understand and follow directions provided to them by the instructors assigned to their class.
  • Please notify us at time of registration if your child has any allergies or health problems that might warrant our attention (with some health problems, your child may be directed to participate in another of our programs).
  • Rental Equipment is not included in KB Cruisers packages.  Please see ticket center for rental options

Private Lessons for Children

Our experienced team of Children’s Instructors offer private lessons for aspiring skiers and riders at our Central Area at 12:00pm and 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Interested skiers should sign up for a children’s private lesson in the Learning Center in the Central Area.

  • 1 hour private (3 yrs – 10 yrs.): $100
  • 5x 1-hour transferable lesson card: $450
  • No additional students allowed in this lesson package.
  • To schedule your private lesson call the SnowSports School at 716-592-4963 ext. 2230

For more information on Children’s Private Lessons, please follow this link to our Private Lesson Page.


Season Long Programs

All Mountain Experience, All Mountain Extreme, and All Mountain Flex.

Welcome to the All Mountain Experience!
Kissing Bridge affords many exciting opportunities to its customers. For starters, KB has the unique position of being in a reasonable proximity to the metropolitan area of Buffalo, and under an hour’s drive from most locales. KB also offers extremely affordable lift passes with a variety of terrain options for the novice, intermediate and as well as more advanced skiers and riders with its areas of challenging terrain. While Kissing Bridge doesn’t neatly fit into the destination resort category, the experiences and training options available can keep you and your children prepared for when your family adventures out for that winter mountain vacation. The All Mountain Experience will help your children prepare and come with some experiences which will help them safely and adventurously enjoy bigger trips to larger mountain excursions.

All season long programs include:

  • SEASON PASS!
  • 8 two hour coaching sessions
  • Season Lesson Programs start January 5 or 6, 2019
  • Season Lesson Programs end February 23 or 24, 2019
  • “Family Fun Race & Picnic” – Sunday March 3, 2019
  • All programs will be held in the Central Area.
  • BONUS! Christmas Camp* – December 26 – 28 – 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • *Christmas Camp will not be made up should Kissing Bridge be closed due to weather.
  • *Rental Equipment is not included in season long program packages.  Please see ticket center for rental options

AME – All Mountain Experience

Here at KB we know that most of all kids want to have fun, not matter what they are doing. The All Mountain Experience at KB is designed for fun experiences and adventures as students learn a variety of disciplines in our family friendly atmosphere from moguls to beginner terrain parks, and journeys into the glades, as well as ripping carved turns on groomers and even running through race gates. We want children from the ages 5-13 to explore everything that Kissing Bridge has to offer and have fun with peers their own age and ability level.

  • Children must be 5 years or older to participate
  • Groups are formed on the ability levels of each student from strong wedge turns to parallel skiers or falling leaf to terrain park snowboarders.
  • Session Time is chosen at the start of the season
  • Sessions in the terrain parks and gates included in this program.
  • Coaches will be with the same group of students for the entire season, allowing for progressive lesson planning to build on skills acquired in previous weeks.
  • AME Tuition:  1 session $575, additional session $75
  • Lessons begin and end in the Central Area.

AMX – All Mountain Extreme

Whether you’re blasting through moguls and trees, racing through the gates, perfecting your tricks in the park or ripping carves on the corduroy, AMX instructors will help you develop skills and work towards your personal goals. AMX is designed for the advanced 8-14 y/o skiers and snowboarders to experience everything Kissing Bridge has to offer and meet new friends.

  • Children must be 8 years or older to participate
  • Students must demonstrate Advanced Skiing or Riding Skills to participate in this program.
  • Strong emphasis will be placed on terrain park safety and “Smart Style” terrain park etiquette.
  • Helmets are encouraged.
  • Session Time is chosen at the start of the season
  • Sessions in the terrain parks and gates included in this program.
  • Coaches will be with the same group of students for the entire season, allowing for progressive lesson planning to build on skills acquired in previous weeks.
  • AMX Tuition: $575, additional session $75
  • Lessons begin and end in the Central Area.

AME FLEX – All Mountain Experience “Flex” Package

A program designed for the active family, AME FLEX allows flexibility in a family schedule. Each week, AME FLEX students can choose one AME session either on Saturday or Sunday. Families can pursue snow sports adventures together for 8 sessions with the additional option of adding more sessions. Imagine the snow fun your family can have making great memories together in this program.

  • Children must be 5 years or older to participate
  • Students must demonstrate Advanced Riding Skills to participate in this program
  • AME Tuition:  1 session $575, additional session $75
  • Lessons begin and end in the Central Area.

Session Times for AME, AMX, and AME FLEX

Choose session/sessions to attend seasonally.

Saturday Sessions & Times Sunday Sessions & Times
9:30 am – 11:30 am 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Session 1 – AME  (ski or snowboard) Session 3 – AME (ski or snowboard)
Session 5 – AMX (ski or snowboard)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Session 2 – AME  (ski or snowboard) Session 4 – AME (ski or snowboard)
Session 7 – AMX (ski or snowboard)

Notes to parents of children in season long programs:

  • Every student is required to have his/her picture taken before the season begins. His/Her season pass will allow them to attend their chosen session/sessions and use all lifts. Program and session number will be on the front of the Season Pass. Coaches will verify your participation in the program by this pass. The Season Pass can be used at any time.
  • Students enrolled in the AMX program must show advanced skiing or riding skills. In some instances, students may be moved to a different group should their skiing/riding ability not meet the advanced criteria.
  • Consider enrolling your child in two sessions of AME or mix and match with one session of AMX. (additional sessions are available at a significantly discounted price)
  • Students in these programs generally ski or ride all areas of Kissing Bridge and may stop at the Central lodge for their break. You may want to put a snack in one of their pockets or give them some money to buy a warm up snack.
  • Unless specified above, helmets are a personal choice and not required for participation in any lesson programs.
  • Children in AME, AMX, and AMX – FLEX must have the ability to load and unload the chairlift, be able to pull down the safety bar, and be able to push the safety bar up without assistance.
  • Children in Season Long programs may ride lifts with other members of their group, members of the skiing/riding public, Kissing Bridge Staff or by themselves. For more information on lift safety as it pertains to families and children, please refer to www.kidsonlifts.org
  • Children in our Children’s programs must be able and willing to ski in a group of kids and be able to interact with other children in a safe manner.
  • All children in our programs must be able to understand and follow directions provided to them by the instructors assigned to their class.
  • Please notify us at time of registration if your child has any allergies or health problems that might warrant our attention (with some health problems, your child may be directed to participate in another of our programs).

Camps

This is the perfect opportunity to discover our Children’s Programs or for out of town guests to ski or ride with cousins or friends over the Christmas Holiday!  Explore our hills and develop skills and tactics while skiing or riding with our energized coaches and meeting new friends!

Christmas Camp

  • Central Area 
  • Skiers and Riders must have the ability to navigate green and blue terrain and load and unload the chairlift independently and pull down and push up the safety bar without assistance.
  • Included with Membership in AME, AME Flex, and AMX
  • Includes All-Mountain lift ticket if purchased separate from other programs
  • For participants who do not get this camp included with their program, tuition: $150

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