For Burlington Students in Grades 5 - 12
***Harwinton Residents need to register with Harwinton Recreation Department
*Skiing and snowboarding at discounted rates!
*Lift passes, group lessons and rental equipment are available.
*Lesson package includes 5 weekly one hour group lesson for any level skier or snowboarder.
*New skiers and boarders are required to take lessons.
*Students not taking lessons much possess a solid knowledge of the sport in order to participate.
*Round trip bus transportation from school and back to school at end of program.
DATES: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 (make-up dates will be added for cancellations)
LOCATION: Bus departs from L. S. Mills and Har-Bur at 3:00 pm for Ski Sundown in New Hartford. Mills students must remain in a supervised setting (study hall, library, meeting, etc.) until the bus boards at LSM at 2:50 pm
Bus returns to Lewis Mills at approximately 7:40 pm
Limited Registration: Please register early to assure a space on the bus. Registration is contingent on bus space.
#1 Lifts and Bus
#2 Lifts, Ski Lessons and Bus
#3 Lifts, Snowboard Lessons, Bus
#4 Lifts, Ski Rentals, Bus
#5 Lifts, Snowboard Rentals, Bus
#6 Lifts, Ski Lessons, Ski Rentals, Bus
#7 Lifts, Snowboard Lessons, Board Rentals, Bus
#8 Season Pass Holder Lessons, Bus
#9 Bus (only for season pass holders)
#10 Parent/Teacher Chaperones - No Fee
Ski Sundown groups skier/boarders into four categories according to skill level. These skill levels are vital in helping the Snow Sports School make proper class assignments. In order for your child to get the most out of his/her lesson, it is extremely important that you make an honest and accurate assessment of your child's abilities. The following descriptions are provided to help in this assessment.
SKI SKILL LEVELS/LESSON CONTENT
1. First time on skis - New to the sport. Ready to learn the basics on equipment, turning, stopping and chair lift procedures.
2. Novice - Riding chair lift and can ski independently, making wedge turns on beginner terrain. Ready to discover linking turns, changing the size, shape and rhythm of turns, pole use, skating and introduction to parallel turns.
3. Intermediate - Exploring intermediate terrain making a small wedge or beginning parallel turns. Ready to build more confidence by skiing many different turn shapes and sizes on more challenging terrain and in different conditions.
4. Advanced - Making consistent parallel turns on advanced terrain. Ready to explore all the mountain has to offer by learning the skills and tactics that it takes to ski steeper terrain, moguls and variable snow conditions.
SNOWBOARD SKILL LEVELS/LESSON CONTENT
1. First time - New to the sport. Ready to learn the basics on equipment, turning, stopping and chair lift procedures.
2. Novice - Riding the chairlift and can snowboard independently, controlling direction and speed on beginner terrain. Ready to discover speed control through heel and toe edge movements and into to linking turns.
3. Intermediate - Exploring intermediate terrain using linked turns to control direction. Ready to learn speed control through turn shape and intro to carving and ground tricks
4. Advanced - Making carved turns on advanced terrain. Ready to discover advanced carving skills, switch riding, moguls and intro to aerials.
CHAPERONES NEEDED! Chaperones receive free skiing privileges. All chaperones are required to fill out paperwork. This program cannot run without chaperones.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 5th. Late fee of $25 must be paid if received after the 11/5/19 deadline.
Please do not call school offices with questions regarding Ski Club. Call Parks and Recreation Department at 860-673-6789 ext. 7.