Ski & Snowboard

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Club

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Club

 

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Information!

BRADFORD SKI REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY OCTOBER 16

Here's What You Need: 

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Information 2018

The following forms:

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Registration Form 2018

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Liability Form 2018 

Bradford Ski & Snowboard Rental Form 2018

Emergency Information Sheet

WE MUST HAVE ALL OF THE FORMS, FILLED OUT IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN ORDER TO PROCESS REGISTRATION

  • Rental form is now available online and may be printed, filled out, and submitted with all other forms)
  • Registrations will not be accepted until October 16

Eligibility

Boys & Girls, Grades 3-8

Overview

Ski Bradford, in conjunction with Rec, offers a six week, after-school ski and snowboard program for middle and elementary school students attending school at participating schools in Andover. This popular program, for students with abilities from beginner through advanced, offers lessons, open skiing/snowboarding, and rental packages with varying fees.
 
Students will be picked up at their school at the end of the school day, bused to Bradford Ski Area, and bused back to their school by about 6:30 pm. There are high school and college aged monitors along with the adult Rec supervisors and the Bradford Ski Area staff who will be greeting them at their schools, riding the bus, and assisting them at Bradford.
 
While Rec & Bradford staff members are readily available to help with equipment, supervising, & monitoring on the hill and in the lodge, children must be able to ski/snowboard independently. 
 
Please note that Rec staff does assist children in getting to their lessons and encourages children to always attend lessons if they have been registered in that package. However, if a child chooses not to attend their lesson, or leaves a lesson early, Rec will not be able to issue refunds.

Season

January through February (six weeks)

TUESDAYS -- beginning January 2, 2018

Program does NOT run during February Vacation!

  • High Plain Elementary
  • Sanborn Elementary
  • West Elementary
  • West Middle
  • Wood Hill Middle

THURSDAYS -- beginning January 4, 2018

Program does NOT run during February Vacation!

  • Bancroft
  • South Elementary
  • Doherty Middle
  • St. Augustine

Schedule

Depart: after school

Return: approximately 6:30 pm

Registration: begins Monday, October 16, 2017

Registration forms and Emergency Information Sheet are available online at AndoverRec.com and at the Rec office.

Return all forms by mail, fax, or in person to the Rec office. 

Registration is not available over the phone or internet for this program.

Rental form is available online this year and may be mailed or faxed in with all other forms for registration. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

Registrations will not be accepted before October 16.
All registrations must include the specific Bradford Ski & Snowboard Registration Form, Liability Form and an Emergency Information Sheet in order to be complete. If rentals are needed, the rental form must also be completed. Rental form is now available online as well.

Faxing and mailing registration forms is permitted as long as you you sign and complete all forms. 

***Priority is given to in-person, office registrations.  Faxed and mailed registrations will be processed in order how they are received and only when time allows for processing. Space in the program is limited and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. REC is not responsible for registration forms that do not get received through fax or mail.  You must follow up if you choose to register through these means. We strongly recommend registering in person.***

Fees  

  • Open Ski/Snowboard without Rentals         $295
  • Open Ski/Snowboard with Rentals              $405
  • Ski Snowboard Lessons without Rentals      $365
  • Ski/Snowboard Lessons with Rentals          $475
  • An additional $10 non-resident fee will be charged to students who reside outside of Andover.
  • A $40 late fee applies to any registration after Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm (as space allows).

Refunds

Refunds minus a 10% processing fee rounded up to the nearest dollar, or Rec credits in the full amount of the program cost,  will be given until Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm. No refunds or credits will be issued after Friday, November 17, 2017 at the end of the business day (4:30 PM). No refunds or credits will be issued if a child misses the motor coach, is absent from school, or chooses not to attend.

Late Registration Fee

Registrations received after Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm are subject to a $40 late fee. Late registrations will be accepted as long as there is space available. If all spaces fill, a waiting list will be taken. If spaces remain available after Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm, Rec will continue to accept applications for open skiing/snowboarding without rentals only.

Weather Cancellations

The Bradford Ski Area has the ability to make its own snow. Decisions regarding cancellation due to inclement weather or lack of snow will be made by Bradford Ski and Rec; sessions will be made up at the end. Schools will be notified when skiing is canceled. Rec will send emails home after 12:00 noon to notify parents. Rec programs are not held when schools are closed and on early release days.

Lessons

All beginners are required to take lessons. If your child is a novice, intermediate, or advanced, you may choose not to enroll your child in lessons. To help prevent injury, please be aware of your child’s skill level. If the ski instructor feels your child’s ability is higher or lower than his/her class, the instructor will change your child’s lesson accordingly. Once enrolled in a level, children will remain in it until the instructor determines otherwise.

* Please note that Rec staff does assist children in getting to their lessons and encourages children to always attend lessons if they have been registered in that package. However, if a child chooses not to attend their lesson, or leaves a lesson early, Rec will not be able to issue refunds.

Description Ski/Snowboarding Level

Level 1 - No Experience

Level 2 - The student can walk & climb in skis, get up from a fall, and glide in balance.

Level 3 - The student can slow, stop, and turn in both directions.

Level 4 - The student can link turns, ride lifts independently, and make large & small turns.

Renting Equipment

Rental Forms will only be available at the Rec office. Be sure to SIGN the rental form on the back and include height, weight, and shoe size.

Mandatory Equipment

Ski helmets are mandatory for all students. You may not substitute helmets from other sports. Rental helmets are available from Bradford. Skiers will keep their rental helmets for the season and return it to Bradford at the end of the ski season.

Equipment

Label skis or snowboard, poles, boots, bags, and helmets clearly using ELECTRICAL tape or DUCT tape.  Tie skis and poles together and put boots in a tote bag. Parents, please bring the equipment to school on your child’s scheduled day and leave it in the designated area. Children must be able to carry their own equipment - please pack accordingly in appropriate bags. Rec is not responsible for lost equipment. 

Snack

The Slope Snack Bar at Bradford will be open before and after lessons for participants to purchase food & drinks. You may also bring a snack from home to be eaten at the lodge. Food and drinks are not allowed to be eaten on the busses. NOTE: There is no scheduled snack break. Children are responsible for their own snack/break time and food purchases. 

Parent Pick-up

Children may not leave early or stay at Bradford Ski Area beyond the scheduled time of departure unless a signed permission letter is delivered to the monitor before leaving the school for the ski area. Children may not take a different bus home at anytime. For your child’s safety, please adhere to these guidelines. If a parent picks up a child without telling a monitor, they will forfeit the next week of skiing without a refund. It is the parent’s responsibility to pick up their children promptly; schools will be locked when we return.

Contact Information

Specific questions or concerns about the Bradford Ski & Snowboard Program should be directed to Kim Stamas, Rec Director. 

Kim Stamas

(w) 978-623-8340

(c) 978-423-8422

kstamas@andoverma.gov