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Northstar — Children’s programs

Child Care: Ages 2-6 years. Northstar, epeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s best resorts for children’s programs, offers Minors’ Camp licensed child care and outdoor play for non-skiing children ages 2-6. Don’t worry about your child being potty-trained because at Minor’s Camp, they don’t need to be.

All day (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) costs $159 and includes lunch and snacks. Half day (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) costs $129 and includes snack. Activities include art, snow play, science, drama and language development. Reservations recommended; call 530-562-2278. Pagers are provide to parents.

Other options: Baby’s Away (800-446-9030; 530-544-2229) rents and will deliver baby items (cribs, strollers, toys, etc.) to your hotel or condo. For babysitting referrals, call North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (800-434-1262; 530-583-3494).

KIDS’ GROUP LESSONS (ages 3-12)

Half-Day Ski Package for Beginners (age 3 only, potty-trained): One-hour ski lesson; remainder of time is indoors with games and learning. with beginner lift access and rental equipment. Lesson package includes lift ticket, lesson, rental equipment, helmet, and snack. Cost: $165.

All-Day Ski Package (ages 3-12): Includes lesson, lift ticket, rental, helmet, and lunch. Package cost: $205. Lesson only: $190.

All-Day Snowboard Package (ages 4-12): Includes lesson, lift ticket, rental, helmet and lunch. Package cost: $205. Lesson only: $190.

Novice Ski or Snowboard Package (levels 3-5): Half-day costs $185. Includes lesson, lift ticket and rental.

ULTIMATE 4 (semi-private, 4 students max.)

Full-day ski package (ages 4-6 or 7-12): $310. Lesson only: $295.

Full-day snowboard package (ages 7+ only): $310.

PRIVATE LESSONS (ages 4-12, ski or snowboard, 1-6 friends or family members): ”Rise and Shine” 1-hour lesson (one-on-one only), $135. Three hours (am or pm), $515. Full day, $725. Lift ticket and rental NOT included. Reservations recommended.

These are regular-season prices. During peak/holiday periods, prices are higher. Reserve by calling 530-562-3470.