Blue Mountain, Ontario's largest ski resort, has some interesting programs for young skiers including tiny tots.  If you're looking for a day of child care for your toddler or a ski program for a young downhill enthusiast, the resort's Kids' Camp staff have programmed activities for youngsters to enjoy all day long.

Jenna Miller, who is returning to Kids at Blue for her third season as an instructor offers some quick tips to help children get the most out of a lesson program.

Prepare the child for his or her day by stressing the fun they will have, and plan on arriving about a half-hour early for the lesson.  It will help the child relax and get ready.  Bring along extra socks, mitts, and additional layering pieces. Goggles and helmets are recommended but not mandatory. Helmets are available to rent for $10 (CA) per day.  It's a good idea to label all belongings including skis and boots with your child's name.

A 45-minute Tiny Tot skiing or snowboarding guided experience, which takes place in the animated Kid Zone, is aimed at introducing skiing or snowboarding to the youngster through snow play. Skill development is individually geared to each little snow bunny.  Lesson and rental are $69 (CA).

A 60-minute private lesson is recommended for older youngsters, which includes lift-line privileges to maximize slope time.  The lesson is $79 (CA) per youngster and additional people can be added for $20 (CA).  Lift tickets and rentals are sold separately.

The Kids at Blue Centre is located at South Base Lodge and is open daily from 9 am to 3:45 pm. Space is limited, therefore all programs must be pre-booked and prepaid by calling the number listed below.

More information. Or call 877-445-0231.