Lesson + Child Care Package
If your littlest ones aren’t quite ready for a full day on the hill, our Lesson + Child Care Package includes lunch, rest time, and tons of fun on and off the snow. Small group sizes, playful teaching areas, carpet lifts, and fun-loving kid specialists allow the children to progress at their own pace on the slopes. Drop off for the lesson portion at Canyon Lodge, and once it is finished at 12:00 PM, the group heads to the Mammoth Child Care facility in The Village for lunch, rest, and playtime for the remainder of the day.
DROP-OFF & PickUP Locations
Morning Drop-Off is at Mammoth Kids Ski School
Drop your kid(s) off in the morning at the Canyon Lodge Mammoth Kids location at 9:45AM, then pick them up by 4PM at Mammoth Child Care in The Village.
Mammoth Kids Canyon Lodge
Canyon Lodge, 2nd Floor
1000 Canyon Blvd.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
All children registered for the Lesson + Child Care Package must be dropped off directly at the Mammoth Kids facility at Canyon Lodge (not Mammoth Child Care facility). Please look for the Child Care check-in desk within Mammoth Kids Canyon Lodge and be prepared to present your lesson confirmation barcode. Lesson tickets are not required.
If your child needs rental equipment, please arrive at 8:45 AM as the process for proper fitting can take 30–45 minutes. Rentals are available for fitting beginning at 8:00 AM inside Mammoth Kids.
Afternoon Pickup is at Mammoth Child Care Facility in The Village
Lesson + Child Care Package students, along with their belongings, are transported by staff via the Gondola to the Mammoth Child Care facility in The Village as soon as they are finished with the lesson at 12PM.
Unless special arrangements are made with our staff, please plan to pick up your child at the Mammoth Child Care facility in The Village by 4PM. Missing the scheduled pickup time will result in a late fee of $5 per minute.
100 Canyon Blvd, Suite 233
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
State-Licensed Facility #263808720, 263808765
SCHEDULE & Activities
- Equipment Fitting (if rentals are needed): 8:30 AM–9:45 AM
- Children getting rentals should arrive by 8:45 AM
- Children not getting rentals should arrive by 9:45 AM
- Lesson Check-In at Mammoth Kids Canyon Lodge: 9:45 AM
- Lesson Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
- Return to Mammoth Child Care Facility: 12:00 PM–4:00 PM (for lunch, rest, and activity time)
What to Pack
Success starts with making sure all children are equipped with the proper gear before arriving. Please review our list of required and recommended gear and label as many of your child's belongings as possible, as this will expedite the check-in process.
Please bring a backpack with a change of clothes for after the lesson, as well as any napping necessities for your child. Our Child Care page provides more information and FAQs.
- Lesson ticket (can pick up at check-in)
- Lift ticket (can pick up at check-in)
- Helmet (available for rent inside both Mammoth Kids facilities)
- Goggles or sunglasses (goggles highly recommended for stormy days)
- Waterproof gloves or mittens
- Skis & boots or snowboard & boots
- Water-resistant jacket & pants
- Neck gaiter for cold or stormy days
- Cold-weather clothing
Scheduled daily at approximately 12:15 PM. Please note, lunch is not included in morning half-day reservations. Our lunch menu is as follows:
- Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays: Chicken nuggets, French fries, vegetables, fresh fruit and milk
- Tuesdays & Fridays: Cheese pizza, vegetables, fresh fruit, and milk
- Wednesdays & Sundays: Macaroni and cheese, vegetables, fresh fruit, and milk
NOTE: If your children have any dietary restrictions that will not allow your child to be served what is listed above, please pack a lunch and snack for them.
Children will participate in singing and stories, arts and crafts, dress-up play, video and computer games, fun with blocks, gross motor activities, games, puzzles, toys, and much more.
Scheduled every day after lunch, typically 1:00 PM–3:00 PM on mats with clean linens. Children may bring their own comfort item from home for nap time.
Child Care FAQ
Can my children of different ages be in the same room together?
Siblings may be in the same room together as long as both are either under or over the age of 2 years. If one child is under the age of two, and the other is over age 2, we do allow the older sibling to visit the younger sibling for short periods of time as long as it is in the infant room.
We warmly welcome children with special needs or disabilities as long as we can safely and effectively meet the needs of the child.
Medication may be administered to your child upon written parental instruction.
Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended, however, walk-ins may be accepted on a space-available basis. Please call 760.934.0632 to inquire about same-day child care.
If a child has a medical or dental emergency, he/she will be transported to Mammoth Hospital. Every attempt will be made to contact the parent immediately.
Yes, as long as the person authorized for pick-up is specified in writing by the parent when filling out the Mammoth Child Care enrollment form.
Positive redirection (or "cool down" as a last resort) is the only form of discipline used at Mammoth Child Care. Any form of discipline or punishment which violates your child's personal space is prohibited.
Typical snack foods include graham crackers, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers, cereal with milk, apple sauce, and yogurt.
Sample Lunch Menu
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays: Chicken nuggets, French fries, vegetables, fresh fruit, and milk
Tuesdays & Fridays: Cheese pizza, vegetables, fresh fruit, and milk
Wednesdays & Sundays: Macaroni and cheese, vegetables, fresh fruit, and milk
If your children have any dietary restrictions that will not allow your child to be served what is listed above, please pack a lunch and snack for them.