When it turns cold, it is tough getting the kids outside to get the exercise they need. Cataloochee offers one of the few outdoor recreational opportunities for young people in western North Carolina in winter. It is a place where local kids can learn new physical and mental skills, get fit, and socialize safely in a controlled environment. This season, we are extending the program to include five sessions because we have found that kids often make a performance-leap after the fourth lesson. We want to help them reach the next level safely.
Five-week course includes a 1.5 hour class lesson, which will be available at 5:00PM or 7:00PM. (Yes, we are starting later than last season so everyone can have a bite to eat before class.) The other change is that you can pick your day that you would like to ski or ride.
High School and Middle School students can select one of the following days, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Once they select the day that they would like to ski or ride they must maintain that day for the 5 weeks.
Starting Dates: All Programs ski and snowboard will begin the 2nd week in January starting on Tuesday January 10th and ending the week of February 7th.
Prices for the After School Program:
• Lift, lesson and either ski or snowboard rentals - $99
• Season pass holders with their own equipment - $65
Please note the following program details:
FEES -The total cost will be $99 per student for skiing or for snowboarding. These fees include all rental equipment, instruction and lift pass for the five-week program. (This would make a great gift!) Children with their own equipment and pass are welcome to participate in the program for $65.
SCHOLARSHIPS -Full and partial scholarships are available for deserving students. Please contact your principal if you feel your student would qualify.
REGISTRATION -Forms are available on-line at www.cataloochee.com and may be downloaded and printed from home or at school. Parents should complete the registration form and release form (one for each student please.) Return these along with your check made to Cataloochee Ski Area for $99 to Cataloochee Ski Area, Attn: After School Program Coordinator, 1080 Ski Lodge Rd, Maggie Valley NC 28751.
DRESS -All skiers and snowboarders should wear layers of warm clothing. Always bring a coat, hat and waterproof gloves. (A change of clothes for the ride home is a good idea.)
SUPERVISION - Cataloochee staff will provide supervision of the students while they are taking part in the class; however, a parent or designated adult should remain on the property throughout the session.
POSTPONEMENT - These programs will be held whenever the ski area is in operation. Programs will take place even if Haywood County Schools are closed for the day. If the ski area is not in operation on a program evening, a make-up lift ticket (to be used on any other evening) will be issued at the next session. If you have any doubt as to whether or not your program is to take place, please call the ski area at 926-0285 on the day of the program.