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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. 

Snowboard lesson registration is active below.  As soon as we receive confirmation from the ski team, we'll enter that info as well.

-Each participant must have their own equipment.

-These classes are for beginners.

- Tow rope can rip and tear gloves. Make sure to wear glove protectors or older gloves. 

Members of the BFA ski team and snowboard team instruct these classes. These Athletes will help guide the kids on tips and tricks to help them get better on the snow.

Our philosophy?  We want this to be a great introductory experience for participants. If it is extremely cold lessons may run closer to 30 minutes depending upon how the kids are holding up.  It's not fun when you're freezing :( 

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.
  • Each participant must have their own equipment.
  • Helmets are required.

Afterglow/AJ Holzscheiter Helmet Program
Again this season - All kids registered in either the learn to ski or ride program through the St. Albans Recreation Department are eligible for a $75 discount on a helmet at The Alpine Shop! This year, due to Covid families need to contact the Alpine Shop in advance for an appointment for the helmet fitting at 802-862-2714. Inventory is limited and the offer applies while supplies last. Just bring your St. Albans Recreation registration confirmation with the child's name on it, to the Alpine Shop. This generous offer is being funded through Afterglow in memory of AJ Holzscheiter.

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

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