KIDS PROGRAM 2020

DFX Mini Shredders

Mini Shredders is our DFX program that allows our youngest riders to start exploring the trails on run bikes or pedal bikes. Whether riders are cruising on their run bike, transitioning to a pedal bike or are already shredding on the trails we have a group for them. Our awesome, PMBI qualified coaches will choose trails appropriate to your child’s ability level to help them develop their technique, stamina and skills.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park

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Coaches in the Mini Shredder program are selected for their passion and experience working with this age group. Coaches will ensure riders have a ton of fun on their bikes but will also do activities off their bikes too. Groups will play games off indoors and outdoors, do crafts, have story time and go on non-biking adventures. Examples of non biking adventures include trips to the Fire Station and the Library, short nature hikes, gondola rides, games at Rebagliati Park, as well as lake time and splash pad, luge and mini golf in the summer. Coaches will balance the amount of time biking depending on the age, ability, motivation and stamina of the whole group as well as the weather conditions each day.

Groups will be formed on age, ability and bike type. Groups may fluctuate as riders improve and will be coached by a core group of coaches that are experts with 3 to 5 year olds. Children need to be 3 by the start date of the program.

Do you need care for your preschooler in between the end of VKP and Mini Shredders? We have you covered. Click here for more details.

April 20, 2020 - June 25, 2020

Rates & Information



Kids Ages: 3 - 5 Years SESSIONS Early Bird Rate
(Book by April 30, 2020)
Regular Rate
(From May 1, 2020)
Sundays: May 24 - June 21 5 $345 $415
Mondays & Wednesdays: April 20 - June 24
OR
Tuesdays & Thursdays: April 21 - June 25
20

20
$1,159

$1,159
$1,395

$1,395

Early Bird price valid for booking made by April 30th, 2020. Regular price valid from May 1st, 2020.

Rates do not include taxes.

Two day program (M/W or T/T): Rates include Bike Park season pass. Children should bring their season pass to every lesson. Pass will be used to access the skills areas in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, the easiest trails if the whole group is ready and for sightseeing adventures. Children are only permitted in the bike park without a coach once they are 5 years old.

One day program (Sundays): Rates include Bike Park tickets for lesson days if needed but does not include season pass. Children should bring their season pass if they have one. If not, they will be issued day tickets as needed. Number of sessions spent in the Bike Park will depend on the age, ability level and interest of the whole group.

Children need to be 3 by the start date of the program.

June 28, 2020 - September 3, 2020

Rates & Information



Kids Ages: 3 - 5 Years SESSIONS Early Bird Rate
(Book by April 30, 2020)
Regular Rate
(From May 1, 2020)
Sundays: June 28 - August 30 10 $675 $809
Mondays & Wednesdays: June 29 - September 2
OR
Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 30 - September 3
20

20
$1,179

$1,179
$1,415

$1,415

Early Bird price valid for booking made by April 30th, 2020. Regular price valid from May 1st, 2020.

Rates do not include taxes. Rates include Bike Park season pass. Children should bring their season pass to every lesson. Pass will be used to access the skills areas in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, the easiest trails if the whole group is ready and for sightseeing adventures.

Children are only permitted in the bike park without a coach once they are 5 years old.

Children need to be 3 by the start date of the program.

September 13, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Rates & Information



Kids Ages: 3 - 5 Years SESSIONS Early Bird Rate
(Book by August 31, 2020)
Regular Rate
(From September 1, 2020)
Sundays: September 13 - October 4 4 $279 $335

Early Bird price valid until August 31, 2020. Regular price valid from September 1, 2020.

Rates do not include taxes. Rates include Bike Park tickets for lesson days if needed but does not include season pass. Children should bring their season pass if they have one. If not, they will be issued day tickets as needed. Number of sessions spent in the Bike Park will depend on the age, ability level and interest of the whole group.

Children need to be 3 by the start date of the program.

Age


Mini Shredders is a preschool program. Children must be 3 before the start date of the program.

For children who have not yet started school, those born before Jan 1, 2016.



Program Details


DROP OFF AND PICK UP
  • Drop off 8:45am to 9:15am.
  • Pick up is 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
LUNCH
  • Lunch is not provided, please provide a packed lunch with snacks suitable to be taken on the trails.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
  • Either a run bike or a 2 wheel pedal bike. Coaster brakes are allowed in the mini shredder program but we highly recommend a 14” or 16” pedal bike with no coaster brakes and hand brakes only. For children riding on dirt trails a bike with hand brakes and no coaster brakes will be required. Bikes with training wheels are not permitted. When groups are transitioning to a pedal bike both bikes can be brought to camp. Arm and leg armour, bike gloves and a hydration pack are required every day. A well-fitting XC helmet.
BIKING ABILITY
  • Groups for run bike, transitioning to a pedal bike and beginner riders who are starting or already riding trails
  • Minimum biking requirement: Comfortable on a run bike. 
MEETING LOCATION
  • BLACKCOMB KIDS - The lower level of the Whistler Blackcomb Admin Building, 4545 Blackcomb Way. Located at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village.
BIKE PARK PASS
  • Included in price of program for Summer and two day Spring programs. Day tickets provided for Bike Park use during Sunday Spring programs if needed. 

Typical Day


Meet from 8:45 to 9:15am, groups will leave to ride at 9:15am sharp - please be on time and ready to go. We will be riding around the valley and on trails all morning. Lunch will be back at Blackcomb Base or at the lake or park weather permitting. The afternoon will be spent on a regular routine of story time, craft time and outside or indoor group games. More confident riders will ride again in the afternoon, stamina permitting.

Pick up is at 3:00pm to 3:30pm at Blackcomb Kids. If your child will be picked up by someone else please inform the coach in the morning.

We will be riding in all weather, so please make sure your child is prepared with rain gear and sunscreen!

AFTER CARE & EARLY CARE


SPRING - Aftercare Only
SESSION DAYS RATE Additional Information
After care
10 Sessions
Monday - Thursday
$135 1 Day/Week Aftercare is available 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Monday – Thursday at Blackcomb Kids. Season long pricing and drop in pricing are available.
1 Session
Monday - Thursday
$20 Drop-In

SUMMER
SESSION DAYS RATE Additional Information
Early Care
10 Sessions
Monday - Thursday
$69 1 Day/Week Early care is available 7:45am to 8:45am on Monday – Thursday at Blackcomb. Season long pricing and drop in pricing are available. Those riding at Creekside will be driven over with their bike for drop off.
1 Session
Monday - Thursday
$10 Drop-In
After Care
10 Sessions
Monday - Thursday
$135 1 Day/Week Aftercare is available 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Monday – Thursday at Blackcomb. Season long pricing and drop in pricing are available. Those riding at Creekside will be driven to Blackcomb Kids with their bike for pick up.
1 Session
Monday - Thursday
$20 Drop-In

Mini Shredder Ski Add-On


Are you looking to fill the gap between the end of VKP and the start of Mini Shredders?

We would like to offer you a 3 week solution to fill the gap in programming to meet your day care needs. Come and join ski lessons at Blackcomb Base for 6 sessions on either Mon/Wed or Tue/Thurs. We would place your child in the right group for their age and ability to ensure they have a great day having fun and continuing to process their skiing skills. Groups would not be set unless we have 4/5 children at the same ability. This a drop in product so we cannot guarantee the same instructor. Price includes lunch.


March 30, 2020 - April 16, 2020

Rates & Information



Kids Ages: 3 - 5 Years SESSIONS Rate
Mondays & Wednesdays: March 30 - April 15
OR
Tuesdays & Thursdays: March 31 - April 16
6

6
$360

$360

Rates do not include taxes. Rates do not include pass please bring season pass to access the mountain.
Children must have already participated in the VKP to be eligible for this program

Please call the Reservation Center at 1 (800) 766-0449 to book. This program is not available to book online.


Things to note:
  • This program is only available out of Blackcomb Base
  • Please note 5 year olds may be placed with 5 -7 year olds depending on ability
  • All children aged 3 – 5 ride chair lifts on Blackcomb – please talk to your child’s instructor at sign in if they have not been on the chair before.
  • Groups would not be set unless we have 4/5 children at the same ability. Children will join in with other drop in children at the same ability.
  • This a drop in product so we cannot guarantee the same instructor.
  • If you do not need all 6 days you have the option to do individual drop in days for the Club add on rate of $79.

Need assistance?

Call Centre Hours
Apr 22 - through Summer
8:30am - 5:30pm

1-800-766-0449      604-967-8950 (LOCAL)
wbreservations@vailresorts.com

 

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