Bolton Afterschool Ski & Ride Program

Registration will open on 9/26 at 10 am!

This long-standing program provides transportation to Bolton Valley and facilitates optional rental and lessons. Upon dismissal, your student will gather their equipment, change, and check in with the volunteer chaperones before getting on the bus. While at Bolton children will enjoy all that Bolton has to offer- from skiing/riding open trails, riding the lifts with friends, warming up in the lodge, or taking (optional) lessons.

It is important to understand that this is an independent learn-to-ski/snowboard program. Participants are joined at the mountain by staff and volunteer chaperones but there are no assigned groups. Students are supported in the rental shop, getting to their lessons, and generally supervised. All Essex participants are identifiable by wearing a blue "Essex" bib. For further clarification or more information, please contact us at 878-1342.

Our Bolton Afterschool Ski & Ride Program is a lot of fun. However, there are a lot of logistics involved on our end. Please review the information below carefully.

ADL, EMS, Fleming, and Founders students
February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22 (makeup date of 3/8)
Wednesdays
School dismissal until 7:30-8 pm
Informational meeting (virtual): 01/04/23 at 6 pm

Summit and Hiawatha students may be considered if there is room on the Fleming Bus.

Cancelation Policy:
-All registration cancelations are subject to a $20 cancelation fee.
-All cancelations will forfeit the transportation fee ($121) unless an enrollment from the waitlist can occur before the parent/student meeting.
-All cancelations will be made by 9 am the day of the program
-Cancelations will occur if:
Temperatures/wind chill is unsafe.
Any other unforeseen circumstances
-Lessons are not available on the makeup date.

Transportation:
-We have hired Premier Coach to provide transportation again this year.
-Our program/participants will follow all policies from Premier Coach.

At Bolton:
-There are no indoor capacity restrictions however, afterschool groups are no longer designated indoor spaces, only outdoors.
-Students may go indoors to warm up, use the bathroom and eat. 

Lessons:
-Only lesson levels 1-3 are offered
-Here is a link to the lesson level descriptions.

Food/Dining:
-All belongings must stay on the bus except for lunch boxes and money for dinner.
-The cafeteria inside the lodge will be open deli will also be open.

Financial:
-We regret increasing the cost of this program this year. In 2022, we chose to hire Premier buses to keep the program running at the same time and in the same manner as years past. Unfortunately, both Premier Coach and Bolton’s fees have increased.
-Please contact our department to inquire about scholarships available for this program.

Link to required waiver

Package options:
A.) Lift/Lesson/Rental/Transportation: $351
B.) Lift/Lesson/Transportation: $296
C.) Lift/Rental/Transportation: $286
D.) Lift/Transportation: $231
E.) Transportation (night ski season pass holder)/Lessons: $216
F.) Transportation only (night ski season pass holder): $151
Helmet add-on: $25

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Volunteer chaperones wanted!

160112 Bolton Chaperone

Parent volunteers are key to the success of our program! Without you, our programs cannot run.  

We will offer you a free Ski/Board Voucher per night!  If you have any questions as to what your duties would be please call the office @ 878-1342.  You do not need to ski/snowboard to chaperone.

We will host a chaperone meeting in advance of the program's start.

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