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Registrations only being accepted from Residents and children who attend Williston Schools, this is due COVID -19.

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


NOTE:
Kindergarten children must be transported to and from the mountain and accompanied by an adult, this means an adult is required to be on the mountain with their child and help out if you can. 

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.

Learn to Ski/Ride Program Information:
     The program is from 2:30-4:30pm.  Lessons 2:30-3:30pm and free ski/ride time from 3:30-4:30pm.
     The program is at Cochran's and meets Wednesdays.
     Current schedule is Jan. 27-Mar. 10. (7 weeks) (this might change, schedule is COVID-19 dependent).
        The program will meet on Feb. 24 this year, school break.
     Bus transportation is available only at WCS, this year. 
        Buses leave at 2:00pm and all participants must be at school by 1:45pm.
        Transportation is back to WCS Only, leaving Cochran's at 5:00pm.  Buses arrive at WCS by 5:15pm.  
        Parents picking their child up, who took bus, at the mountain must do so before 4:45pm to check them out. 
     The school will NOT be open prior to or at the end of the program.
     The lodge at Cochran's will NOT be open for use.
     Participants who arrive by their own transportation must check in and have a temp check before going on Mountain.  This will be at the Truck/Trailer. 
     Parents who are staying must also sign in and have a temp check.

Informational Meeting-  There will NOT be one this year due to COVID-19.  See Informational Sheet 

Registration- Is done online below.  You will have the option to pay online or offline.  Deadline- Sunday, Jan 24
     Online Payment Option is with a credit card (3.5% fee added to balance), Child is enrolled in program.
     Offline Payment Option is with a check, which has to be placed in the drop box behind the Town Hall Building- 7900 Williston Rd.  Child is not enrolled until payment is received.
        DO NOT- Send money to the schools or mail in money to the Rec. Dept. (not enough time to receive)
 
Equipment Loan-
There will NOT be equipment given out for loan this year.  All children who need equipment will have to rent from a local business. 
     See equipment rental info below.

Student Instructors
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     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 needs to be filled out and returned with money to the WCS Main Office- Deadline Tuesday, Jan. 19
     There is a $28 registration fee for all student instructors.  Checks made out to Williston Recreation.
     There will be a Student Instructor training at Cochran's- Jan 20, 2:30-4:30pm.  No bus transportation provided.

 
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 even occasionally.  If you plan on taking your child to and from the mountain on your own, please consider how you can help.  The success of this program depends on the adult volunteers we have! 

Ski/Snowboard Rentals- There are many options for ski/snowboard rentals.  
     Alpine Shop is a sponsor of the program- Please support them by checking out their prices for rentals and other services. Leasing/rental information is on their website and you will have to schedule a fitting appointment through the website this year- https://www.alpineshopvt.com/ski-snowboard-leasing/
     REI is a sponsor of the program and 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.

Ski/Ride Trip in March:
     This will NOT be offered this year due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Requirements
     All participants riding a bus will be screened and temperature checked before getting on bus.

     Bus requirements are currently; grades 1st -6th two children per seat and grades 7th-8th 1 child per seat.
     All participants not on a bus, transported up to Cochran's, will be checked in and temp checked upon arrival.  This will be at the Truck/Trailer.

     All participants will wear a mask during the program, on the lifts, on the mountain and on the buses.
     Social distancing will be required of all when possible along with wearing a mask.
     All parents, guardians, volunteers and such will sign in and have a temp check upon arrival to Cochran's.  This will be at the Truck/Trailer.
     All parents, guardians, volunteers and such will wear a mask and social distance when at mountain.

     If your child is not feeling well or showing signs or symptoms of a Cold, Flu or COVID-19 they are not to attend the program on that day. They must be symptom free for at least 24 hours prior to attending.
     If your child has traveled to an area outside of Vermont that is yellow or red, they must quarantine for the 2 weeks that are mandated by the state before attending the program.


TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION
  • Use the links below to register your child for the program With Transportation.
  • Use the link for the current grade your child is in.
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   Log In to Register
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Grades 1-2, With Transportation 
N/A  1 - 2  01/27/2021 - 03/10/2021
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cochran's Ski Area
$96.00 Res
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
Grades 3-4, With Transportation 
N/A  3 - 4  01/27/2021 - 03/10/2021
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cochran's Ski Area
$96.00 Res
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
Grades 5-6, With Transportation 
N/A  5 - 6  01/27/2021 - 03/10/2021
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cochran's Ski Area
$96.00 Res
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
Grades 7-8, With Transportation 
N/A  7 - 8  01/27/2021 - 03/10/2021
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cochran's Ski Area
$96.00 Res

NO TRANSPORTATION REGISTRATION
  • Use the link below to register your child for the program Without Transportation.
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
K-8th, No Transportation 
N/A  K - 8  01/27/2021 - 03/10/2021
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cochran's Ski Area
$75.00 Res

LEARN TO SKI/RIDE PROGRAM DONATION
  • Use the link below, if you would like to give so other Williston children may participate in the program.
  • Any amount will be accepted. You will be able to enter the amount you want before checking out.
  • All donations will be used for financial assistance in the Learn to Ski/Ride Program.
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
   Log In to Register
View Registration Eligibility
 Register as Guest
Learn to Ski/Ride Donation 
N/A  N/A    11/17/2020 - 01/24/2021

$1.00

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

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