Childcare and SKIWee will be available as soon as Gentle Ben trail opens (as soon as possible after Thanksgiving break.
SKIWEE Children Ski Lesson
The best way to introduce your child, age four & up, to a sport of a lifetime is to enroll in SKIWee children ski lessons. The Kid’s Center introduces skiing through fun and games with the emphasis on FUN! The fundamentals of skiing are taught on Gentle Ben, the Kid’s Center ‘no big people allowed’ starter area. Not only is it fun, but it’s a safe learning environment.
Learning To Ski
Children will learn about equipment, walking sliding, rope tow, stopping, carrying their gear and getting up when they fall. By the end of the children ski lesson, you will likely have a skier ready for the Bunny Trail. SKIwee includes more than just learning to ski. With one quick glance on Gentle Ben you will see children sliding down the slides, in the Moonbounce, playing with Tim & Jerry (the Kid’s Center birds), playing skiing games or wiping away a hot chocolate mustache. Offered Thursday, Friday, 12/24-1/2, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21-4/3 (minimum 24 hour advanced reservations Monday-Friday, early & late season for SKIWee and Childcare) at the Kid’s Center (adjacent the Rental Center at Ski Brule), SKIwee offers three and six hours of fun on and off the slopes with midday lunch options. Minimum age for SKIwee ski lessons is 4 years of age.
Enrolling In SKIWee
Reservations are required Thurs/Fri., early & late season (minimum 24 hours in advance) for SKIWee and Childcare. Call 800-362-7853 to reserve. Reservations not required 12/26-1/2, Saturdays and Sundays (excluding early/late season)
Timesaver Tip: complete the SkiWee Enrollment form & rental form prior to arrival. One enrollment form per child, per day.
Only the individuals registered as authorized person(s) to pick children up may do so. Please have identification with you.
Gearing Up – What does your child need to bring to SKIWee?
To make the most of the programs, be sure your child is equipped with hat that will accomodate wearing a helmet, goggles or sunglasses, waterproof snow pants, winter jacket, waterproof gloves (no knit gloves please), neck warmer or balacalava (no scarfs please) and warm socks. A quick stop at Bear’s Den Pro Shop or the Rental Center will have your child ready for the snow.
Socks: it may seem like a little detail but it will make or break your day on snow. Ideal socks are ones that are true ski socks which are available at Bear’s Den Pro Shop & Rental Center. It is recommended NOT to wear more than one sock, wear short socks (should come to mid calf), ribbed socks as these can cause blisters. It is also recommended NOT to wear cotton socks and to choose a wool or synthetic ski sock. Why? Cotton doesn’t wick moisture away from the skin and evaporates causing cooling. Wool retains its warming properties even when wet keeping toes warm all day long.
Rental equipment for children participating in a SKIWee session is available at the Kid’s Center or at the Rental Center. Equipment rental includes helmet rental. Children enrolled in the children ski lesson program will receive a helmet during the session. If you would like to use the helmet after the program, it is available for rental ($8) at check out or if you rented your equipment at Ski Brule, a helmet rental is included with the ski rental package. Timesaver Tip: if you arrive in the evening (prior to the Rental Center closing), you are welcome to rent your equipment for the next day that evening.
“Spencer is outstanding! Because of him, my twins are now skiers! Everyone was so helpful and friendly at the Kid’s Center. It made their first itme a wonderful experince. Ski Brule is #1 for children ski lesson.”
Minimum age for SKIWee is 4 years.
Minimum age for Daycare is 1 year.
AM Session: 9-12:00
PM Session: 1-4:00
Reservations REQUIRED (min. 24 hours in advance) Monday-Friday, early & late season.
Lunch Session: 12-1:00
$50: One Session
$80: Two Sessions
$91 Two Sessions with Lunch
$20 Lunch Session
$26 One Session
$29 Two Sessions
Children’s Snowboard Lessons & Advanced Ski Lessons
Is your child more advanced than SKIWee Kids Lessons or would like to learn to snowboard? Ski Brule offers beginner, intermediate and advanced children’s private ski /snowboard lessons. One and three hour sessions are available. Advanced reservations for these lessons by calling 800-362-7853. Lesson times are 9:30, 10:45, 12:00, 1:15 & 2:30.
$60 One Hour
$180 Three Hour
397 Brule Mountain Road, Iron River, Michigan 49935
Email: [email protected] Phone: 1-800-DO-BRULE (1-800-362-7853) Phone: 906-265-4957
Rates posted on the Ski Brule website are the only accurate pricing source.
No other website prices will be honored.