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Learn to Ski Clinics


When:  December, January and February (full date options below)  
Times: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Morning Session)  or 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Afternoon Session)
WhereHickory Hills, Bunny Hill Magic Carpet

Age: 5 + (Must be 5 years old by date of first clinic)

Cost: $75

Learn to Ski Clinics are a great way to introduce kids to the sport of skiing. This set of clinics is meant for kids aged 5 and up with little to no experience skiing. Kids will learn the basics of skiing in a fun, encouraging environment. There are plenty of coaches to teach skiing skills, and volunteers to assist kids with riding the rope tows. The clinics begin in late December (weather permitting) and continue on Saturdays into January and February. This season each LTS Clinic has time slots of 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.   Kids may participate in more than one LTS Clinic to enhance their learning and ski experience. Please note that each time slot in the three LTS Clinics is limited to 25 kids.

Registration for 2019 -2020 clinics opens Nov. 15th at 6:00 am on our home page.  Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Winter Break 3 Day Camps (Bunny Hill only lessons) 

Learn to Ski 1 - 12/27/19, 12/28/19 and 12/29/19

  • Morning Session: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

Learn to Ski 2 - Saturdays 1/4/20, 1/11/20 and 1/18/20

  • Morning Session: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn to Ski 3 - Saturdays 1/25/20, 2/1/20 and 2/1/20

  • Morning Session: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


END GOAL:

  • Turn Right, Turn Left, Stop
  • Ride the Magic Carpet lift independently
  • Put on their own equipment
  • Know at least 1 of the 7 Skier Responsibility points

Additional Requirements:

  • All skiers must bring and wear a ski helmet and bring their own skis and boots.
  • Rental Equipment is available
  • A FREE Hickory Hills Bunny hill ticket must be picked up at the main office.
  • If the skier progresses beyond the bunny hill to the Magna Carta tow rope, the purchase of a full ticket is required prior to the start of the lesson.
  • LTS instructors will be assigned to LTS skiers ready to make an advancement to the Magna Carta tow rope but only with proper ticket.
  • Program Fees DO NOT include full ski tickets See rates here.

Coaches Notes: Some helpful items for your first time skiing.

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled lesson time  to gear up, obtain a lift ticket, and prepare for clinics.
  • There is a drop-off area to unload equipment at the base of Hickory.  A plastic sled can be handy to transport gear and young children wearing ski boots to the lesson area.
  • If you are renting equipment at Hickory, allow additional time for the rental process.
  • A free bunny hill ticket needs to be picked up at the ticket office in the lodge prior to the lesson.  The lodge is also a great place to have a last minute snack, visit the restroom, and put on ski boots.
  • If using your own equipment, be sure to have your skier's ski bindings adjusted by a professional for your child's safety.  Our local ski shops in town will be able to assist with this service.
  • Meet at the bottom of Magna Carta by the bunny hill with the Magic Carpet lift, at the base area.
  • Please check in with coaches.  Participants will be placed into small groups to start a lesson.

There will be a brief informational meeting with parents/guardians after drop off.  Christine Zoutendyk, our Director of Coaches, will provide some helpful information for your new skiers.

Let the FUN begin!!!

Grand Traverse Ski Club

PO Box 5157
Traverse City, MI   49685