Alpine Recreation Program – Wednesdays at the Dartmouth Skiway

Program Information

The Alpine Recreation Program offers children of all abilities, the opportunity to discover the excitement of downhill skiing & snowboarding in a fun and safe environment. The program is recreational in nature, designed to develop competent, safe and happy lifelong skiers & riders. Classes are small and taught by volunteer instructors, except for the Kindergartners and Never Evers, who are taught by the Dartmouth Skiway staff.

Please note that appropriate equipment is required; waterproof gloves, ski pants and jacket. Helmets and goggles are mandatory. New and used equipment may be purchased at the Annual Ford Sayre Snow Sport Sale on Nov. 6th or rented from numerous vendors in the area: Omer & Bobs, Dartmouth Skiway, Henderson’s Skis and Golf and Ski Warehouse.

This program is dependent on volunteers.  We need help regardless of your skiing ability.  As a volunteer, you will have access to heavily discounted lesson rates from Skiway professionals.  Learn to coach and help others to ski – keep up with your own kids while you can! Volunteer online

Please read the coaching document in the left sidebar for additional information on volunteering.

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Day & Time: Wednesdays
3:00 – 4:30 January 11 to March 8, 2017 (excluding Feb. 22, 2016)
Fees:
$220 Skiing (1st grade and up) and Snowboarding (2nd grade and up)

  • If you have a 2016/2017 Dartmouth Skiway Pass, deduct $85
  • Sibling discount of $10
  • Past participant discount of $20

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OR
$245 Kindergarten and Never Ever Skiing Program
Instruction by Certified Dartmouth Skiway Instructors

  • Sibling discount of $10

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$125 Junior Instructor Program

  • Offered to students 7th grade and above to train in basic ski or snowboard Instruction.
  • Students will assist volunteer instructors, act as role models for beginning skiers and eventually assume group leader responsibilities by 9th grade.
  • If you have a 2016/2017 Dartmouth Skiway Pass, deduct $85

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 Free High School Student Instructors

  • Offered to students 9th grade and above, with one year of Junior Instructor experience.
  • Opportunity to lead a group of eager young skiers, teach, mentor and navigate this great sport. Great on the resume!

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Location: Dartmouth Skiway
Program Director:
Other Important
Information:
  • The Alpine Recreation Program will have limited enrollment.  Applicants that have a parent volunteer will be given priority placement. 
  • Registrations after November 30th will be subject to approval by the Program Director and a $50 late fee.
  • Kindergarten and Never Ever Program is limited to 25 participants.  All participants in this program require a parent volunteer.
  • Parents, Students, Community members: We need instructors and support staff at all skiing/snowboarding levels.  Experience is not necessary!  All on-snow volunteers are professionally taught to instruct, while all volunteers are eligible for four group lessons at the Dartmouth Skiway to improve their own skiing and learn techniques in the instruction to their groups. Additional lessons provided by the Skiway at a discounted rate.
  • Mandatory:
    – New Volunteer Meeting in mid-November
    – All Volunteer On-Snow training day at the Dartmouth Skiway

For first time families to Ford Sayre, or families with kindergartners and/or 1st graders: One parent or guardian MUST VOLUNTEER for your child(ren) to participate in the program.

Stella's logoFord Sayre Wednesday Ski and Pizza Special

Grab a pizza on your way home from our friends at Stella’s in Lyme.  20% off takeout pizza only, and pay with cash if possible.  Please call 603-795-4302 to place orders by 3:30 pm with pickup between 4:45 and 5:15 pm.