2018-19 Adams & Miller Ski/Snowboard Program
(If you’re looking for the High School program, click on Programs in the red bar above, then select Holliston High School Ski/Snowboard.)
Ski Club Chair:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED!! We still have spots open, but act quickly before they’re gone!
Registration takes place online. 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.)
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. Space is limited so don't delay in signing up. Lessons and rental equipment are available for additional fees. 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 at the start of the registration process.
Fees: Lift Pass & Bus: $275 (includes Lift Pass, Bus, and Administrative Fees. Does not include lessons or equipment)
Optional Lessons: $ 30 (includes all five weeks)
Optional Rental Equipment: $ 105
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 MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, anytime between 6:30-8:00PM at the RAMS AUDITORIUM 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.
Miller School Grades 4 and 5 Overview:
Coordinators: Elissa Sanford & Bob Durling Email: MillerSkiCoordinator@gmail.com
Please direct questions to one of your coordinators.
Location: Nashoba Valley (Westford)
Dates/Times: FRIDAY nights – January 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1
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:
Coordinators: Michael Svirsky and Mark Freeman Email: AdamsSkiCoordinator@gmail.com
Please direct questions to one of your coordinators.
Location: Nashoba Valley (Westford)
Dates/Times: THURSDAY nights – January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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.
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
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.
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.