Registration is now OPEN for Holliston PTO Ski and Snowboard Programs.  Registration will take place online.  Scroll down for the links to the High School and Miller/Adams registrations. Instructions will walk you through the registration process.  Please direct your questions to the coordinator associated with your student’s program.

All programs need and depend upon parent chaperones in order to be successful.  Kindly consider joining us for an evening or two, and perhaps enjoy an evening skiing or boarding - chaperones ski for free!  But you don’t need to ski to chaperone.  You will be asked whether or not you would like to chaperone when you are registering.  (Chaperones are required to have a CORI on file with the HPS central office.)

Contacts

Ski Club Chair:   hollistonskiclub@gmail.com

High School:
Andy Ferland       hollistonhighski@gmail.com

Miller School:

Donna Goyette    dgoyette@verizon.net
Sue Bavey            sue.bavey@gmail.com

Adams School:
John Drohan        jdrohan@maineffort.com

HIGH SCHOOL SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM AT WACHUSETT

Coordinator: Andy Ferland
Please post questions to: hollistonhighski@gmail.com

Location: Wachusett Mountain (Princeton)
Dates/Time: SUNDAYS: January 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 and 11,  3:45PM - 10:00PM
Registration: Registration is open. Use the instructions below to register.
Please read important information about registering to ski/board at Wachusett by following this link:  Wachusett Registration Information Sheet.
Then come back to this PTO site.

REGISTERING FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM REQUIRES TWO STEPS:

FIRST, you need to register here on the PTO site for Bus Transportation using the red link below. Bus Transportation fee is $133:  

SECOND, in addition to registering and paying for Bus Transportation through the PTO site, you will need to purchase your Lift Pass at Wachusett website.  A link is provided on the confirmation page once you complete registration for the Bus Transportation.  Or you may click here: http://www.wachusett.com/schoolgroup  Use School Group code HPTSA.  Wachusett typically charges a $10 late fee after December 1 on top of the $120 special student lift pass price.  BUT, we're past that date and so far there's no late fee - so purchase your Wachusett pass quickly!!


MILLER AND ADAMS SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM AT NASHOBA VALLEY

Miller/Adams Registration Requirements and Signup

Registration: To sign your child(ren) up for Miller or Adams ski programs at Nashoba, read the overviews below and then click on the registration link below them.  You will be able to register more than one child from either Miller or Adams, or both. Just select school and grade for each child during the registration process.  If you register a second or third child, you will not have to re-enter the parent and emergency contact information, and then payment will take place only once.   Registration deadline is December 4.   Space is limited so don't delay in signing up.  If all spots are filling up - even if before Dec. 4 - we will make an announcement and may start a waitlist with the hope that there will be enough additional participants to be able to add an additional bus. 

Fees:    Lift Pass & Bus:                           $270  (includes Lift Pass, Bus, Insurance and Administrative Fees. Does not include lessons or equipment)
             Optional Lessons:                       $  45  
             Optional Rental Equipment:       $ 100
             Optional Helmet Rental:             $  40  (NOTE: Helmets also available to purchase for $60 at the Pre-Fit night or at Nashoba)

REQUIRED PRE-FIT NIGHT FOR THOSE RENTING EQUIPMENT FOR NASHOBA PROGRAM:  If you are renting equipment, you MUST attend the pre-fit night TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6:30pm at Placentino Cafetorium to reserve the appropriate sized equipment. Please Note: If your child cannot attend the pre-fit night, you will have to travel to Nashoba Valley for a fitting and incur an additional nominal fee by Nashoba.

Release: A release form is REQUIRED by the mountain.  One will be emailed to you 1-2 weeks before the program starts. Please print it out and bring it with you on the first night.

Miller School Grades 4 and 5 Overview:

Coordinators:       Donna Goyette        dgoyette@verizon.net
                               Sue Bavey                sue.bavey@gmail.co              

Please direct questions to your coordinators.
Location: Nashoba Valley (Westford)
Dates/Times: FRIDAY nights – January 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2
4-5 Grade Miller School Bus Information:  Buses will leave the Miller School parking lot promptly at 4:00 PM and return by 8:45 PM. Please drop off children no earlier than 3:40 PM and pick them up at no later 8:45 PM. Ski Boots may NOT be worn on the bus. Please contact your coordinator at least 1-2 days in advance if your child will not be taking the bus.

Adams School Grades 6, 7 and 8 Overview:

Coordinator:      John Drohan              jdrohan@maineffort.com
Please direct questions to your coordinator.
Location: Nashoba Valley (Westford)
Dates/Times: THURSDAY nights – January 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1 
6, 7, 8 Grade Adams School Bus Information: Adams: Buses will leave the Adams School parking lot promptly at 4:00 PM and return by 9:00 PM. Please drop off children no earlier than 3:45 PM and pick them up at no later 9:00 PM. Ski Boots may NOT be worn on the bus.  Please contact your coordinator at least 1-2 days in advance if your child will not be taking the bus.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Chaperones

Parent participation as chaperones has always been a major contribution to a well-coordinated and safe program. If you would like to help out, while enjoying a winter’s evening skiing at no expense to yourself, let us know. Please note that all chaperones will be expected to help with ski boots, assist children in the rental shop, escort children to correct lessons, ensure everyone is skiing with a buddy and help get the children back on the bus and accounted for.  Chaperones are required to have a CORI on file with the HPS central office. If you do not, print out the form from this link:  Blank CORI form   Return it to your child's school office or drop off at Holliston Public Schools, 370 Hollis St., Holliston, MA 01746

Weather

If the weather is not suitable for skiing or driving, you will receive an email notifying you that that evening’s club is cancelled. Weather conditions must be severe to postpone the program. Any cancellations will be made up in subsequent weeks. Nashoba will not return partial refunds if we cannot complete the 5-week ski program, therefore every effort will be made to complete our 5-week program prior to the end of February.

Statement of Behavior and Expectations

The Holliston PTO sponsored ski and snowboard programs are well organized and supervised by many adult chaperones. To provide a pleasant and positive experience for all involved, misbehavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Keys to a successful and enjoyable program for all include: safety awareness and adherence, and demonstration of good judgment and behavior. Therefore, skiers and snowboarders are expected to know the Skier/Snowboarder Responsibility Code and to abide by it. (Copy of Code follows below.) Failure to exert good judgment and safe ski/snowboarding behavior may result in the loss of skiing or snowboarding privileges. Additionally, to minimize the risk of serious head injury, the coordinators encourage the use of safety helmets whenever students are skiing or snowboarding.

Students enrolled in PTO-sponsored ski/snowboard programs are expected to abide by the published Policies of Expected Conduct found in each respective school’s Student/Parent Handbook. Furthermore, appropriate and respectful behavior on or off the mountain, including the ski lodges, parking lots and buses, is expected at all times. The use of alcohol, controlled substances, theft, or other irresponsible behaviors will NOT be tolerated. Any vandalism, theft or breakage and resulting assessments, costs, or fines will be the sole responsibility of the student and respective parents/guardians. Serious infractions will automatically terminate student participation in the ski/snowboard program with no refund issued for the remainder of the season. Coordinators may temporarily suspend program participation for other infractions. Participation in a future PTO sponsored ski/snowboard program may also be jeopardized. Violations may also forfeit a student’s privilege of riding the bus home. Therefore, parents will be required to provide transportation home if deemed necessary by the Coordinators. 

Wait List Policy

Registrations received after the closing date may be wait-listed. If you are wait-listed, you will be notified by phone or email. If an opening occurs, you will be notified again. If you do not hear from us, assume you are registered. A Late Registration Fee may apply.

Program Refund Policy

Refunds will be granted if you decide to drop the program 21 days prior to the beginning of the program or for medical reasons such as an injury that prevents your child from participating. After the 21 days period, a full refund will only be granted if your slot is taken by a waitlisted skier. If there is no one to take the opening, a half refund will be issued. No refunds will be issued after the program starts.

Rental Refund Policy

All rental money is paid (by the program) at the pre-fit night. If you signed up for rentals and decide to purchase equipment or drop the program after the pre-fit night, you must take the slip you are given at the pre-fit night to the Nashoba Valley rental office for a refund. The PTO program cannot handle this for you. Refunds for rental equipment will be issued by the program prior to the pre-fit night. Lost Badge Policy: Nashoba Valley charges a nominal fee for lost badges, no exceptions.

Financial Assistance

A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for financial assistance, please contact your coordinator or Maura Marczewski at Hollistonskiclub@gmail.com. All requests are strictly confidential.

SKIER/SNOWBOARDER RESPONSIBILITY CODE

1) Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

2) People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

3) You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.

4) Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

5) Always use devices to help prevent run-away equipment.

6) Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

7) Prior to using any lift, you must have the ability to load, ride and unload safely.

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