Seasonal Programs Bulletin
Stay current on all seasonal programs communications from Mark Woolley, our Seasonal Programs Supervisor.
I hope that you and your family have been enjoying the summer. Up here at Sugarbush, we’re already thinking about Opening Day for the 2018/19 winter season, less than four months away. And we have been hard at work making sure that our Ski & Ride School programs will be better than ever this year.
There have been price increases for all our seasonal programs, and I want to explain to you the thought process behind these changes.
First of all, of course, we need to retain our best coaches and instructors and continue to attract well-trained and enthusiastic employees. Wage and benefit costs have gone up significantly year after year, as have overall operating costs. We have a strong desire to pay our coaches more and know that happy and dedicated staff will continue to provide the best possible experience for you on the snow.
We also want to continue to offer consistency in staffing throughout the duration of all our adult and kids programs so that you can still see the same instructor each day. Our Blazers have become a community in themselves and we want to continue to offer highly-skilled coaches and the comfort and convenience of a dedicated space in the Valley House. Freeski (formerly Diamond Dogs) competitive team will continue to meet midweek even during holiday periods and coaches will travel with the team. Our other premium program, Bush Pilots, is in very high demand and will also require expert staffing.
When I break it down, it is impressive how much value we offer in all of our seasonal programs. Since the majority of programs run twenty-eight days for six hours a day, a program such as Adventure Blazers costs less than $60 a day for a memorable, fun, friend-making learning experience (less expensive than most daycare or camp programs).
I hope that this helps to shed some light on our thought process.
Remember that all our programs are most successful when you and/or your child participate as much as possible. And you will get the best value from your purchase, too.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Visit the seasonal program's webpage for pricing details on all our seasonal programs. Register now through September 12, 2018 to take advantage of early rates.
We are looking forward to a season full of adventure in all our programs.
With sincere thanks,
Sugarbush Ski & Ride School Director