2018-2019 Ski/Snowboard Program at Wachusett Mountain 

(If you’re looking for the Adams/Miller program, click on Programs in the red bar above, then select Adams & Miller Ski/Snowboard)

HIGH SCHOOL SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM REGISTRATION

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

Location: Wachusett Mountain (Princeton)
Dates/Time: SUNDAYS: January 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3 and 10,  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

FIRST, you register here on the PTO site for Bus Transportation using the red link below. Bus Transportation fee is $135. Note that your family must have a PTO membership in order to participate in Ski/Snowboard Club. You will be given the opportunity to add the PTO membership when registering for the Bus Transportation.  

SECOND, in addition to registering and paying for Bus Transportation through this 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.  Purchase quickly, as special student lift pass cost is $120 through December 5 and $140 after that!

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 Lynne DiGregorio 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.