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Ski & Ride Lessons for Beginners at Hard'ack

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Learn to ski & ride at Hard'ack -
 For kids ages 6 and up. 
The hill is closed to the public for these special nights of lessons. Only kids registered for programming will be allowed to ski/ride. The hill will be closed immediately following lessons.  Bundle up and join us - 'cause if you can ski/ride Hard'ack you can go anywhere! Each participant must supply their own equipment. Lessons are weather (snow :)) dependant. 

New this season!
Itty Bitty Ski & Ride Lessons - For kids ages 4 & 5. 
This year we're happy to be adding a session of ski and snowboard lessons for 4 & 5 year olds.  Lessons might be a stretch though :)  We'll play with your beginner to get them somewhat comfortable in their gear and begin to be mobile.  Skiing?  Riding? Maybe.  We're looking to provide a fun first venture on the hill so they'll want to continue.  
Fun, games, music and parent participation is the back bone of this new venture. Parents remember to dress for the elements as your help is needed on the hill.
These lessons are under the direction of Dave Southwick.

Our philosophy?  We want this to be a great introductory experience for participants.  We have the hill for one hour, however if it is extremely cold lessons may run 30-45 minutes depending upon how the kids are holding up.  It's not fun when you're freezing :( 

Also new this season!! All kids registered in either the learn to ski or ride program through the St. Albans Recreation Department will receive a voucher for a FREE helmet at The Alpine Shop!  Just bring your registration confirmation with the childs name on it, to the Alpine Shop for confirmation. This generous offer is being funded through Afterglow in memory of AJ Holzscheiter. 

Program Note:  This schedule is subject to change due to hill/weather conditions as well as changes to the competition schedule of the team members who instruct the classes.  We're all at the mercy of the elements and will try to keep you informed as quickly as possible of any necessary changes.

Ski & Ride Lessons
  • Remember: Hard'ack has a great old school rope tow. Wear tough mittens - not yarn.
  • Don't wear anything (coat) brand new- because the rope really wears on the side of your coat.
  • Make sure hair is tucked in and under hats.
  • No long stocking type hats or scarves.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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