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Learn To Ski/Ride, K-8th

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Registration Deadline- Wednesday, Jan. 1

The program is a collaboration between Williston Recreation and Williston Schools.  The emphasis is on learning to downhill ski or snowboard, through weekly lessons. The program is primarily for the participant that wishes to learn or improve on their skills.  All participants will take a one hour weekly lesson. (Lower level participants will have weekly lessons that are longer until they progress up the levels).  The Learn to Ski/ Ride Program is for children in grades K-8th.

Kindergarten students must be transported to and from the mountain and accompanied by an adult, this means an adult is required to help out with their child during lessons.

Learn to Ski/Ride Program Information:
     The program is at Cochran's and meets Tuesdays- Jan. 7-Feb. 18. (The schedule is weather dependent).
     The lessons and ski/ride time is from 2:30-4:30pm. 
     Bus transportation is available at dismissal at both schools- WCS & ABS.. 
     Transportation is back to WCS Only at 5:00pm.  Buses arrive by 5:15pm.  
     Parents who are picking their child up at the mountain must do so before 4:45pm to check them out. 

Ski/Ride Trip:
     There is a separate Ski/Ride Trip at the end of the program- Set for a Friday in March.
     The trip is for participants in grades 3rd/8th who have achieved a level 5 or higher in their lessons.
     Younger children can attend with a parent/guardian transporting and ski/ride with them.
     The trip requires a separate registration form and payment, which will be distributed later by email.

Informational Sheet- See the link below for the Informational Sheet, which has all the information you need to prepare your child for the program and to ensure they have a successful time.

Informational Meeting- 
An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00pm at the Williston Central School Auditorium.  Come meet the staff, hear about the program and get your questions answered.  The Informational Meeting is for all participants, past and new.  The instructors feel it is important for all parents and participants to hear the information for the program. 
Registration- Is done online.  You can choose to pay online or offline.  Payments will be accepted the night of the Informational Meeting, starting at 5:45pm.  Prior to coming to the meeting go online and register for the program, choose the offline payment option and then bring a check the night of the meeting.  
Equipment Fitting Night- Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00pm, WCS
will be the first fitting night for the ski/ride equipment.  The cost to use equipment for the season is $25 and is payable by cash or check at the fitting night.  There will be a second fitting night- TBD.  Information on the second fitting night will be emailed to registered participants when set up.  No equipment can be borrowed from the program after the second fitting night, due to the fitters are not available and equipment has to be safety checked and tuned prior to use.  This can take up to a week or more depending on business.  

Student Instructors
- 7th & 8th grade students will be invited to be student instructors for the program by the school staff.  They will be provided a registration form that will need to be filled out and returned to the Rec. Dept. prior to Dec 28.  There is a $28 registration fee for all student instructors.

Volunteers Needed- More than ever we are depending upon the help of parents to make this program a success.  Volunteers are needed on a regular basis, each week, and also can use the extra help occasionally.  If you plan on taking your child to and from the mountain on your own, please consider how you can help out.  The success of this program depends on the adult volunteers we have!  Speak with the lead instructors at the Informational Meeting.

Ski/Snowboard Rentals- There are many options for ski/snowboard rentals.  
     Alpine Shop offers a coupon for those who borrow the program equipment for a discount on a check and tune up. Please support them by checking out their prices for rentals and other services.  
     REI offers a coupon for those who have their own equipment for a discount on a check and tune up.  REI sells ski and snowboard equipment.  Please support them by checking out their prices and other services.

Registration Information
  • All Registrations are done online and there are two payment options. At Checkout you will have the option to pay online or offline.
  • 1. ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION- is with a credit card (convenience fee of $2 or 3.5 % is added, whichever is higher). Use this option to pay your balance in full and the person you are registering is enrolled in the programs that you have chosen. The Online Payment Option is available until the deadline (if there is one), or the day before the program begins, or in the case of a weekend program the Thursday before.
  • 2. OFFLINE PAYMENT OPTION- is mailing, using the drop box, or bringing in a check or cash with the receipt that is generated after you register. Reminder- the person you are registering is not enrolled until payment is received.
  • The Offline Payment Option, closes a week prior to the start of a program or deadline to register. This is done so that mailing in payment reaches us prior to the start of the program.
  • When the Offline Payment Option is closed you can come into the Rec. Office to register and pay with cash or check. Please create a household account prior to coming in if you don't have one already.
  • Program numbers are checked one week prior to start date to see if minimum number is met. If not a program can be cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • No registrations are accepted after the second meeting of a program.
  • Don't Wait! Register Early! (A program might be cancelled due to low enrollment).

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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