Learn to ski or snowboard right in Monroe County! Swain Resort and Monroe County have once again teamed up at Powder Mills Park to bring you 2 holiday camps and 30 classes dedicated to teaching you and your children how to ski or board.
Holiday Camp (Dec. 28th - 30th):
For children ages 5 to 17, Holiday Camp includes supervised ski instruction with lunch and breaks. The camp is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Advanced reservations are required as participation is limited.
President's Camp (Feb. 20th - 22nd):
- For children ages 5 to 17, Presidents' Camp includes supervised ski instruction with lunch and breaks. The camp is from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Advanced reservations are required as participation is limited.
5-Time Lesson Classes:
- For ages 5 to 17. Classes include four days of skiing with lessons and a fifth day of skiing without a lesson. The first three 1 hour lessons are held at Powder Mills Park. The fourth will be held at Swain. Upon completion of that fourth lesson, you will be given a voucher for a FREE day of skiing at Swain to be used at your convenience.
- Classes and camps are held rain or shine. Refunds are not issued for any program unattended. Make up lessons are not held for classes missed at the park. If severe weather prevents classes from being held, an announcement will be made on the Powder Mills Facebook Page along with rescheduling information.
- In case of a serious medical injury or illness, or any other reason deemed appropriate by management, a credit voucher for like services representing the unused portion may be issued for the current season at Powder Mills Park or Swain. Written requests must be directed to Swain Management within ten days of the incident along with a doctor’s statement. A processing fee of $35 will be deducted. Cash refunds are not issued.
Rentals: Ski and board equipment is available for rent for the length of the program. Rates are $45 for each three day camp and $49 for each 5-time class. Renters should arrive at the park 45 minutes before the start of the first lesson for sizing.
Season Pass: Season passes are not needed for the camps or classes but are perfect for those families who want to come enjoy the slopes during open ski hours.
Open ski hours are:
- 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Fridays
- 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Saturdays
- 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Sundays
- Open extended hours during Christmas Break, Presidents' Week, and MLK Day. Please check Swain.com for extended hours.