Mini Rippers is a fun introductory program for beginner and intermediate riders to ski and snowboard with friends. To register please visit our Online Store.

We are stoked to be offering a series of discounts in conjunction with our Season Pass Sale.

Mini Ripper Camp at Shames Mountain

The program is taught using the development and learning program guidelines of the Canada Ski Instructors Alliance and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors. Registration is open to skiers aged 5 to 11, and snowboarders aged 7 to 11.

The 2023-2024 Mini Ripper program will start on January 6th and 7th, running from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Participants will sign up for either Saturdays or Sundays, and groups will be adjusted each week as skills develop (i.e. if you sign up on Saturday you will stay on Saturday, but your instructor may change).

To join Mini Rippers, your child must be able to ride the chairlift and ski/snowboard green circle runs in control and without stopping. If the child is under 4′ and unable to ride the chairlift alone, a parent/guardian must join every day, and will be given complimentary rental equipment and a lift ticket if needed. Parents must also be available to assist with a break at the base area at 1:30 PM.

To register, visit the Ticket Office or Downtown Office during operating hours, or email [email protected]


Includes rentals, lift tickets and lessons for the 8 week program – please note discounts are available alongside our Season Pass Sale starting May 15th 2023.

Full Package $499.99