To get kids and families outside together, learning, sharing and enjoying a sport for life
The Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program is the oldest and largest volunteer staffed ski school in the country. Since 1948 over 100,000 kids have been part of STJSP. It is a Northern Nevada Tradition! Your neighbor learned to ski here.
On winter weekends parents and other adults are the staff, from instructors to cooks in the kitchen, and kids learn snowsports. All kids take a two-hour morning lesson and have the rest of the day to show off their new skills. Everyone can choose to participate on Saturday, Sunday, or both weekend days. Kids learn to ski and snowboard at a ski area just for them and because everyone joins for the whole winter season, they get pretty good at the sport.
STJSP focuses on ages 4-18 but family is very important, so there are adult lessons so they can keep up with the kids. We are a training area, so you will not find tourists here. Everyone is part of the process of getting kids outside and joins for the year. Please click the info boxes for more of how this happens.