The Bristol Mountain Brigade is weekly coaching with the same instructor and people, grouped by ability and skiing and riding interests, having fun exploring the mountain, improving their skiing or snowboarding technique, building confidence, and making new friends. Brigade groups meet on Saturdays throughout the season, are available for ages five through adults, and are specifically tailored to each participant’s interest and ability level.

Kids in the program enjoy the benefit of subtle instruction while participating in weekly themed events such as cookouts, scavenger hunts, ice cream socials, and more. For more specialized instruction we have added groups that focus on all mountain skiing and riding, moguls, racing, freestyle skiing, and instruction in the terrain park.

Bristol Brigades is a great way to create lifelong relationships and build strong skiing/riding technique. Many of the people featured in our “Where Are They Now?” article and many of the Super 6 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Members participated in Brigades as a part of their skiing/riding journey. Signing up for the Bristol Mountain Brigades is a decision that you will not regret!

Brigades – Not just for kids!

Meet new people and create bonds all while enjoying the outdoors (and expedited lift access!). Adult Brigades meet every Saturday and cover different ability levels. Join the Ladies Brigade that meets on Wednesday mornings for a half-day of instruction.

“My son Owen will begin his third year in the Bristol Mountain Brigade Program and his progress to date has been amazing. He had only skied on a couple of occasions prior to joining Brigades and is now a confident, safe, intermediate/expert level skier. In the Brigade Program, Owen is learning from professionals and receiving instruction far better than I could ever provide him. Owen has been counting the days until winter arrives so that ski season (and his next Brigades Program) will begin once again. He has made long lasting friendships through the Brigade Program which also extend beyond the winter season; he is often asking to ski with his buddies after Brigades is over or to meet up with them at the mountain to ski on other days of the week, even celebrating birthday’s and going to summer camp with his friends from Brigades. The confidence and skill he has developed as a result of participating in Brigades have led to him wanting to help teach his friends how to ski and he has expressed that he would like to join ski patrol when he is old enough. Bristol Mountain Brigades has been a wonderful experience for Owen and our family instilling lifelong skills and positive memories. I highly recommend the program at every opportunity.” – Lindsay Morrow, Parent of 2nd Time Brigader, Owen Age 10

“We were pleased with the skills and confidence Cullen gained during Brigades. He had a good time with new friends while my husband and I had a chance to do some skiing together. It was cute to see the kids in their penguin uniforms skiing J turns all in a row. I’m impressed by how the instructors kept them all actively engaged and learning while having fun! When Cullen started Brigades he would slowly follow us down green trails. I asked him recently what he liked about the Brigades experience and he responded: ‘the black diamonds were so much fun!’ We’re excited to see what he learns next year.” — Narina & Steve Schulz, Parents of 1st Time Brigader, Cullen Age 6