Last Updated: November 24, 2015
Allamuchy Ski Club is available to 4th through 8th grade children who are residents of Allamuchy Township but they are not required to be students at Allamuchy School. Any level of skier/boarder may participate including those who have never skied or boarded previously.
SCHEDULE: The Ski Club offers six (6) ski sessions at Shawnee Mountain (which includes a free trip for early registration) on Monday afternoons, as follows:
January 4, 11, 25th, February 1, 8, 22nd
The last session is the free trip and will NOT include lessons. You will not be eligible for the free trip if you do not register by the deadline. In the event of bad weather, the ski session will be rescheduled, if possible. Shawnee offers one voucher for skiers who may miss a trip. The Ski Club will leave by bus after school is dismissed and will return to the Allamuchy School at approximately 8:45pm. Please be prompt in picking up your children from the school.
Click on Group Club/Multi-Visit Programs.
Club Name: 101mv
Member Password: 101member (case sensitive)
Group ID # 101
The deadline for registration is November 20, 2015.
If a Ski Club participant has not skied/snowboarded previously, he/she MUST take five (5) lessons. Parents may decide to reduce the number of lessons or skip the lessons for his/her child, ONLY if the participant has skied/snowboarded before AND upon execution of a liability waiver.
Fees for Skiing or Snowboarding (includes an option to rent equipment from Shawnee):
Lift ticket & five (5) lessons: $166.00; with rental $206.00
Lift ticket & three (3) lessons: $150.00; with rental $200.00
Lift ticket only: $126.00; with rental $176.00
This year, Shawnee is offering two optional add-ons for your child -- $40 meal plan (6 dinner vouchers); $25 upgrade twilight rider (3pm – close) season pass (for use during the season).
In addition, there is an $11.00 fee charged by the Allamuchy Recreation Dept. to cover insurance and tolls. This fee is already included in the Shawnee registration fees.
Bus transportation is provided by the Allamuchy Recreation Dept.
All Ski Club participants are REQUIRED to wear a helmet (it is NOT included with rentals). Shawnee does offer helmets for a cost of $62.00 but you are not required to buy your helmet from Shawnee.
GROUP LEADERS: The Ski Club will have two Group Leaders in attendance per session. One of the group leaders may ski, but the other group leader will be in the lodge in order to hear announcements pertaining to our children. Group leaders will return with the bus to the school and a Group Leader will remain at the school until the last child is picked up.
The Group Leaders for this year are:
Evin and Erica Vandermolen (firstname.lastname@example.org); 973-454-7280(Evin-cell);
Kurt Dericks 973-296-6223 (Kurt Cell)
CHAPERONES: The Ski Club requests the parent(s) of participants to sign-up as a chaperone during the ski season. You may volunteer for either a Slope Chaperone, which means you will be skiing with the participants or a Lodge Chaperone, which means you will NOT be skiing but will remain at the lodge. Slope Chaperones will receive a free ski pass for the session he/she is attending. Chaperone assignments will be announced after the completion of registration. Of course, other parents are welcome to attend sessions at any time at their own expense.
TRANSPORTATION: All Ski Club participants MUST ride the bus to Shawnee but may return with a parent/chaperone upon notification to a Group Leader. A parent attending a ski session may take his/her child’s friend(s) home ONLY with prior WRITTEN parental permission. If a chaperone is bringing other children who are not Ski Club members to ski with them, those siblings may NOT ride the bus.
SCHEDULE: The Ski Club should arrive at Shawnee Mountain at approximately 4:00pm. Skis/boards and boots for our renters are grouped together and lined up in the rental shop, marked with the renter’s name. Once the Ski Club participants are dressed and ready to go, the children exit the back of the rental area/locker room and go straight out to lessons. A chaperone will show them the way. The lesson area is at the base of the bunny hill. Instructors are there to greet them and start the assessment run that places the children at the proper instruction level.
After lessons, if there is time before the check-in for dinner, the children may continue to practice or take a run IF they feel confident. Slope chaperones can meet their children and any other Allamuchy children at this time and take them on a run, prior to dinner check-in.
At 6:00 pm, there is dinner check-in at the lobby of the lodge. All participants must check-in with a chaperone and will have time to eat dinner. After dinner, there is free time for skiing/boarding until the bus leaves at 8:00 pm sharp. Please note that the Ski Club does NOT provide dinner. Participants can bring their own food, purchase it at the lodge or use a voucher from the meal plan.
ON THE SLOPES: It is required that every Ski Club participant has a “ski buddy” on the slopes. The Ski Club asks “veteran” members to keep an eye out for “first-timers” so they become familiar with coming into the lodge and getting to the bus on time. Most importantly, if they see one of our skiers/boarders alone, we ask that they come down the mountain with them, especially if they are inexperienced.
The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Municipal Building.
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