Families

The club provides an easy way to get information about offers from local ski areas and sponsored trips to other destinations offered by ski clubs in the Eastern Pennsylvania Ski Council (EPSC), and ski shops.

In addition to the information presented below, we also discuss trips and benefits in our monthly meetings and our newsletter.  See the homepage for meeting informationClick here to see our newsletter.

Current activities include:

Bear Creek discounted Kids’ Lessons
This season, the Bear Creek Snowsports School will be offering a Tuesday Night Youth Lesson Series.  This revised lesson series is offered at a special discount for all club members in EPSC. This is a great way for kids to learn how to ski or ride or to continue to develop their skills, explore new terrain, and make new friends.

The lessons will be offered to children ages 8 to 14 (must be 8 years old by January 8th, 2019) and open to both skiers and snowboarders.

The six-week series begins on Tuesday, January 8th and runs through Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 6:30 to 8pm. The Youth Lesson Series is offered as a six-week series only. No make-up dates will be scheduled unless Bear Creek is closed for the day. The cost is $115 for ski club members ($145 for non club members) for the six-week series. Six- session lift passes and various other lift or rental packages are available; contact Bear Creek for full details.

Contact the School at [email protected] or 610-641-1319 for registration information. Proof of club membership must be presented at time of payment to receive the discounted rate. This series will have limited availability and is likely to fill quickly!

Other offers through the EPSC
More detail and sign up can be found on their website: www.easternpaskicouncil.org.

  1. Discount Vouchers – The council keeps an inventory of ski area vouchers for New York and New England resorts.  As a member of an EPSC Club, you can use their website to order vouchers at a considerable savings.
  2. Council Day and Council Race – Each year, the council plans a day of family friendly skiing and racing for all clubs. Greatly discounted lift tickets are available and race registration is paid by EPSC. Trophies are awarded to the fastest ski and snowboard teams as well as individual awards. The date and location of the 2019 Council Day will be announced soon.
  3. Appreciation Days – Several mountains in New England and New York offer special deals for club members on certain days throughout the winter season.

Ski PA 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass Program
Ski PA has a program to introduce 4th & 5th graders to the sports of skiing and snowboarding.  Also, to remind families that spending time on the mountains is a healthy and FUN family activity.  Brochures  are available.  See their website: https://www.skipa.com/deals/4th5th-grade-program/application-form.

Why Fourth & Fifth Grade?

This is a great age for children to learn a new sport with ease and to excel rapidly. Through the Snowpass Program and on-mountain experience, students can see the lessons of their 4th & 5th grade science studies in action (such as water resources at work, animal predator/prey relationships, geology structure, and the physics of lift mechanics). Also, ski resorts are a part of Pennsylvania history.

Ski PA First-Time Ski/Snowboard program
This winter, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association is making it easy for families and outdoor enthusiasts interested in taking up skiing or snowboarding to get off the couch, get fit and enjoy the great outdoors with its “First-Time Ski/Snowboard” program. The special program is ideal for those interested in taking up a new winter sport and simply an affordable way to get in shape and enjoy the great outdoors. With the holidays looming ahead and with it those excessive calorie-laden meals, now is the perfect time for families to sign up and commit to an active winter of fun on the Pennsylvania slopes.

The First-Time Ski/Snowboard program takes the hassle out of planning and makes it easy for beginners to hit the slopes for the first time. Available for $59, ski and snowboard newbies receive a beginner lift ticket, group lesson and complete rental equipment. Quantities are limited, so it’s recommended to sign up early. All orders must be received online by Dec. 30, 2018. Purchase is limited to five vouchers per household. Vouchers can be used anytime, including weekends and holidays. To sign up, visit http://www.skipa.com/deals/first-time-offer.

Learn to Ski / Learn to Ski Better!

This winter’s ski lesson program, sponsored by the Eastern PA Ski Council (EPSC), will again take place at Spring Mountain. There will be 3 nights of lessons:  January 7, 14, 28, 2019.  (We skip MLK Monday.) 

If there is an evening where lessons cannot take place (for example, should Spring be closed for bad weather), there will be a make-up night held on Monday, February 4th. However, as long as Spring is open, we WILL have lessons. Lessons start promptly at 6:30pm, and a registration table in the main lobby will be manned from 5-7pm each night.

Participants MUST be a current member of an EPSC-affiliated club and show their membership card on their first night of attendance. A completed registration form is required; blank forms will be available each night, but things will go faster if participants can have one filled out ahead of time and bring it along. (Available to download and print on EPSC website.) Lessons are available for never evers, novice and intermediate skiers. Attend just one night, or all three.

Ski Vermont 5th Grade Passport
Got a 5th grader? You’ve got a virtually free pass this season! Seriously — $10 gets you a fifth grade passport with up to three coupons for each alpine and cross-country area in Vermont. What are you waiting for?  Sign up your fifth graders right now at http://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport.

Boasting 20 ski and snowboard resorts and 30 cross country ski areas, there is something for everyone in Vermont.  Skivermont.com features an amazing resort finder function that can help you choose the right destination for you and your friends and family. Filter by location, type of lodging and amenities to find the perfect place to visit. Keep up to date with VT snowfall stats and conditions throughout the season to know when and where to go for the best snow. You can even sign up to receive powder alerts and conditions reports at  http://skivermont.com.

Sound interesting?  Check us out at our next meeting – see the homepage for meeting info.

Interested enough to join?  Here’s a membership application.  Either fill it in and mail it or bring with you to the next meeting.

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