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Sky Tavern

Hundreds of thousands of kids have been taught skiing and snowboarding by parents and other adults at a ski area just for them. Sky Tavern Ski area is located on the Mt.Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno. Every winter the program operates weekends with the parents helping for a few hours as the staff of Sky Tavern.Some parents are instructors, while other work in support roles such as the cafeteria, lift lines or other needed positions. Sky Tavern may best be described as a co-op. Parents and other adults giving up time, talent and treasure for the kids.

Kids are taught skiing and snowboarding under the watchful eyes of our Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors(AASI) volunteer Trainers. Lessons range from beginning to very advanced levels. Instruction starts at age four for kids with parents joining or nine for kids wanting to come up on the bus program and continues through high school ages. And yes there are even lessons for Mom and Dad!
A weekend only, eight week program starting in January,the objective is to provide a safe and fun environment that fosters learning, family fun and a lifelong love of winter sports at as low a price as possible. Kids attend classes or advanced training every morning and have the afternoon to show off what they can do by free skiing.