Through Kids’N’Snow, we want to offer an opportunity for all kids, both from our community and winter visitors, the chance to try new things in a safe and fun hands-on learning environment. And, hopefully, to develop lifelong healthy habits along the way.
Announcing our Kids’N’Snow 2016/2017 Winter Season!
|December 17-18, 2016||Kids’N’Snow Weekend|
schedule & registration available 11/27/16
|January 14-15, 2017||Kids’N’Snow Weekend|
schedule & registration available 1/04/17
|February 4-5, 2017|| Kids’N’Snow Weekend|
schedule & registration available 1/20/17
|March 4-5, 2017|| Kids’N’Snow Weekend|
schedule & registration available 2/10/17
The Kids’N’Snow started with a “test” weekend in December 2010 to see whether we could work with strategic partners to create a new program. The weekend was so successful that we expanded into to a full program featuring one Kids’ weekend each month during the 2011/2012 winter season. The result? Over 500 participants spanning eight states and two countries, and almost 80% from outside our community. Families even traveled to West Yellowstone for a second, or a third, Kids’N’Snow weekend.
After four years, the program has expanded to 1000+ participants spanning more than ten states and several countries over the four weekends each winter. In 2012, the program received the “Tourism Event of the Year” from the Montana Office of Tourism and in 2014, we were awarded an AZA/Disney Nature Grant, recognizing us as an AZA Nature Play Site.
Through the programs offered by our strategic learning partners kids can get outdoors in the winter and try a new activity, like ice skating, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Kids’N’Snow wants to take the fear out of first-ever winter experiences. Trying out cross country skiing is easier and fun when doing it through Ski Games. Or, learning to snowshoe with an interpretive ranger.
Imagine riding in a sled behind a team of sled dogs, meet a real raptor, or learn about winter snow safety? All at a very minimal cost.
If you have questions, or would like to be included in information about future programs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.