How It Works
Our goal, quite simply, is to get you on the slopes worry-free all season long. Here’s how:
Choose Your Program
From beginners to experts, youth in grades K-12 can receive expert instruction in skiing, snowboard or race instruction on Saturdays or Sundays from December through March. Select the program that is best for your child using our program overview .
All members pay a program fee to join Blizzard. This fee covers your instruction for the entire season, all membership materials, access to our trips at discounted lift ticket rates, participation in special events including Picnic Day, Fun Day and Bonus Trips and discounts at participating retail partners.
Before each trip, we will contact you via email or text message to make a reservation for the upcoming trip. We’ll tell you the date, destination, bus times and any special events for the day. You must RSVP by the reservation deadline (usually Thursday at 8:00 p.m.) if you want to attend.
A Typical Blizzard Day
Based on your reservation, head to your morning bus stop, typically between 7:30-8:00am. Blizzard adult staff will greet you at your bus stop to check you in, help you load your equipment in the trailer and get you situated on the bus. Our youngest members sit up front with staff. You will be dropped off at the same bus stop at the end of the day, typically between 5:00-5:30pm. Again, check your reservation for exact bus times. Bus times may vary each week!
You’ll want to bring a lunch, plenty of snacks and drinks to stay hydrated. Blizzard members can eat twice as much as a regular school day! If you wish to buy lunch, bring around $20 and be ready for long lines. Younger members are strongly encouraged to pack a lunch.
Blizzard members must have their own gear and equipment and everything needed for a warm, fun day on the slopes! Rentals are not available on Blizzard trips.
Here’s a short video that walks you through an awesome day on the slopes with Blizzard!
The Blizzard Table
We always have a fully-staffed indoor “Blizzard Table” to serve members, staff and other area guests. The Blizzard Table is the place to go if you’re picking up a lift ticket, looking for lost & found, checking out your child during the day, need a reminder about your Color Level lesson, or just need a little extra TLC. Our chaperones can help with whatever you need, and can reach our on-hill program directors by radio if necessary.
Weekly Trip Fee
If you attend, you pay a Trip Fee which covers your lift ticket and round-trip bus transportation. If you don’t attend for any reason (you’re sick, have a birthday party, etc.) and you either don’t make a reservation or you cancel by the reservation deadline, there is no charge! If you make a reservation, do not cancel, and do not attend, you will be charged a nominal No-Show Fee. We always process charges after the trip so we always charge you the correct amount. If you ever have questions about a charge, just call the office.
IF YOU ARE SICK, DO NOT ATTEND BLIZZARD! We will not charge a No-Show Fee if you contact the office and let us know you are/were sick. If you’re not feeling well, please stay home!
If you want to drive instead of riding the bus, respond accordingly on your e-invitation or contact the office before the reservation deadline. We’ll have a discounted lift ticket waiting for you at the Blizzard Table inside the chalet. We can charge this to your credit card on file or you can pay by cash/check when you arrive at the Blizzard Table.
Blizzard Weekly Trip Cancellation
Our season of course depends on the weather! Blizzard reserves the right to make cancellation decisions in the best interest of our members. See our cancellation policy for details. Cancellations are usually posted on our website and voicemail system by noon on Fridays. If weather conditions are changing rapidly, cancellation decisions may be made as late as the morning of the trip. Check the website or call the office if you’re ever in doubt!