Seasonal Programs Bulletin

12/7/2016

Greetings Seasonal Programs Families,

It is finally here! We are so excited to see everyone, rekindle past friendships, and welcome new skiers and riders to our seasonal programs community. Programs begin this coming Saturday, December 10th.

Our snowmakers have been hard at work and Mother Nature has blessed us with some wonderful snowfall in the past few days. Lincoln Peak is open top to bottom with a nice variety of upper intermediate and advanced level terrain.

Grouping information will be sent to you later this week, but here are the general logistics for each program.

Micro Blazers will check in at the Schoolhouse beginning at 8:30 AM using the main lobby entrance. Please check skis with the schoolhouse staff upon arrival. Lunch is provided with this program, but you are welcome to provide your child with their favorite snack. Our Schoolhouse is a nut-free facility, so please keep this in mind. Pick-up for the half-day program is at noon and for the full day program at 3:00 PM.

Mini-Blazers will meet their coaches at 9:30 AM along the fence line near the Gate House Lift. Look for the green group numbers attached to the fence posts. Minis should come ready to ski. Lunch is not provided with this program, so please make sure your child has cash or resort charge so that they can make purchases in the cafeteria. We offer a blazer special lunch for our young skiers which is a flat rate for a school-style lunch (includes smaller portions of a main course plus a fruit cup and a carton of milk). Our coaches will encourage this choice, but ultimately this will be up to the child. If you pack a lunch, please check with your child's coach as to where to leave it. Pick-up is at 3:00 PM in the same location as drop-off.

Adventure Blazer groups will meet at 9:30 AM along the stonewall behind the Gate House Lodge, ready to ski. Please look for the green group numbers attached to the fence posts above the wall. Lunch is not provided with this program, so please make sure your child has cash or resort charge so that they can make purchases in the cafeteria. If you pack a lunch, please check with your child's coach as to where to leave it. Pick-up is at 3:00 PM in the same location as drop-off.

Adventure Riders and Mini Riders (snowboarders) will meet their group at 9:30 AM near the ski racks beside the fire pit outside of the Gate House Lodge. Lunch is not provided with this program, so please make sure your child has cash or resort charge so that they can make purchases in the cafeteria. If you pack a lunch, please check with your child's coach as to where to leave it. Pick-up is at 3:00 PM in the same location as drop-off.

Ski Mountaineers will meet at 8:45 AM by the fire pit just outside the Gatehouse lodge. Lunch is not provided with this program. Many participants pack their lunch and snacks and carry them in their packs. Coaches will give further recommendations on lunch procedures.

Diamond Dogs will meet coach Joey at their pre-designated time and location. Lunch is not provided with this program, so please ensure your child has cash or resort charge so that that they can make purchases in the cafeteria. If you pack a lunch, please check with Joey as to where to leave it. Pick-up is at 3:00 PM in the same location as drop-off.

We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible this weekend, so that we can begin to establish groups. Our coaches will be working together in teams to make sure that everyone is properly placed according to ability, pace and social interests. We ask for your patience with this process and ask that you provide feedback to the team leader relative to your child.

All children should be picked up from the group by a parent or guardian at the end of each day. If your child is old enough to walk home after the program and you would like them to self-dismiss, please send me an email to jwilkinson@sugarbush.com. We need to have this permission on file each year.

The forecast is for cold temperatures over the weekend, with highs only in the lower 20s. Please ensure your child is properly dressed in layers, with helmet, goggles, neck gaiter or facemask, and hand warmers already warm and inserted into mittens or gloves. We also recommend protective face cream to shield any exposed skin from the elements. Snow making will likely be in progress.

Our Season Pass Office will be open until 9:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 9 in order to facilitate pass pick-up. The office is located on the lower level of The Farmhouse building.

Please look out for the email with initial grouping information, coming to you in the next couple of days. We will also have it readily available on Saturday morning should you need a reminder.

See you on the mountain soon!

Jill Wilkinson
Asst. Director and Seasonal Programs Manager
Sugarbush Ski & Ride School