At Taos Ski Valley, families enjoy stellar ski / snowboard lessons. The Mini Elite Program allows children 3 years old to try an hour on the slopes with a maximum of three participants per class during their time at Kindercare. The personal attention kids’ receive helps get them skiing and having fun in the safest way. The Junior Elite Program begins when children are potty trained at 3 years of age and older and runs through age 15. The small, all-day classes include lift tickets, lessons, lunch and rental. Most families choose this option for their children, as youngsters are able to meet new friends and enjoy a day on the ski mountain surrounded by children of the same ability and trained professionals.