Alpine Recreation Program – Wednesdays at the Dartmouth Skiway

**canceled for 2020/21 season**

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 and 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 Winter Sports Sale 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.

Day & Time: Wednesdays
3:00 – 4:30 January 6th to March 3th, 2021 (excluding February vacation)
$230 Skiing (1st grade and up)
Snowboarding (2nd grade and up)


  • If you have a Dartmouth Skiway Pass, deduct $85

Register Online

$295 Kindergarten and Never Ever Skiing Program


  • Instruction by Certified Dartmouth Skiway Instructors
  • Limited to 25 participants.
  • All participants in this program require a parent volunteer.

Register Online

$135 Junior Intern 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.
  • They are also eligible for the free volunteer group lessons.
  • If you have a Dartmouth Skiway Pass, deduct $85

Register Online

 Free High School Student Instructors


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

Volunteer Online

Location: Dartmouth Skiway
Program Director:
Other Important
  • 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.
  • 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, and are eligible for free group lessons (4 in total) at the Dartmouth Skiway to improve their own skiing and learn techniques to help them in the instruction of their groups.
  • Mandatory:
    • For first time families – One parent or guardian must volunteer for your child(ren) to participate in the program
    • New Volunteer Meeting in late-November
    • New 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.