• Ski hill with Chair lift adn Snow Blowing.  SIngle Skiier coming down hill

    2023/2024 After School Ski & Snowboard Programs 

    Get set to hit the slopes this winter with Community Education's After-School Ski and Snowboard program for students in grades 6-12!  Community Ed will be offering sessions on Monday or Tuesday evenings.  

    This season we will be going to Wild Mountain, located in Taylors Falls, MN.
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    Wild Mountain also offers a leasing option for rentals.

    Students: 6-12 grade


    • $215* Transportation Only - Wild Mountain Season Ski passholder only (Buses may be combined with another school based on registration)
    • $370** Lift Tickets and Transportation
    • $545*** Rental, Lift tickets and Transportation

    *Transportation only: Registered students must have a season pass.  A copy of the 2023/2024 pass must be turned into the students' school.

    **Price includes: Lift tickets, ski corral, 1 ski lesson/assessment and motorcoach transportation to and from the ski area. Students are strongly encouraged to use the ski corral at Wild Mountain.  

    ***Ski equipment rental includes: skis, boots, poles and helmet.  Snowboard equipment includes snowboard, boots and helmet.  Price includes: Ski or snowboard rental, lift tickets, ski corral, 1 ski lesson/assessment and motorcoach transportation to and from the ski area.


    Dates: Monday or Tuesday Evenings

    • Mondays - Dec 11, 18, Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26  (Mar 4th make up date if needed)
    • Tuesdays- Dec 12, 19, Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27 ( Mar 5th make up date if needed)
    • Registration: Opens September 1st, 2023 and closes December 8, 2023. Note: If buses fill before Dec 9th, students will be put on a wait list

    Two Yoth in Snowboard Gear Riding lift with Blue ski and Clouds in the background


    Parent Chaperones are Needed! You don't have to ski, we are looking for Chalet only chaperones too. Without chaperones there is no ski program. Buses are chaperoned by Mounds View District parents. Chaperones help take attendance and maintain order on buses. Additional responsibilities are posted on our website. Chaperones will receive a free lift ticket and rental equipment each night. It is preferred that chaperones work for all 8 weeks. As with all school volunteers, a routine background check will be required. Contact the ski supervisor at your child’s school for information.

    Program Rules

    • Students are responsible for being on time and riding their assigned bus, both to the ski area and back to school.
    • Parents are responsible for picking up injured students at ski area or medical facility as determined by Ski Patrol and being contacted by the Ski Program Supervisor.
    • There will be no changing of days during the season; please check your family calendar ahead of time for conflicts.
    • Students not registered with the program may not substitute for a student who is in the program.
    • Students are forbidden to use cigarettes, alcohol or non-prescribed drugs.
    • Students are expected to follow all school and ski area rules while participating in the program.  Any student not obeying all rules and regulations will be dropped from the program immediately and may need to be picked up from the ski area by their guardian.  No refunds will be made to students dropped from the program for disciplinary reasons.

    Program Terms and Conditions

    What the price includes: Motor coach transportation to ski area and back to school, fundamental skills group lesson during the first 2 weeks (additional info below), lift tickets & ski corral.

    Transportation: Buses depart after school. Students must ride the bus both to and from ski area. Students may not be dropped off or picked up from the ski area by parents, friends, etc. No exceptions will be made. All buses reload between 8:15-8:30 pm. Students will be dropped off at their school by 9:30 pm. Students are responsible for transportation home from school. Please arrange to have a ride waiting at school by 9:15 pm. School buildings may not be open when the buses return, so phones may not be available. (Note: Buses may be combined with another school)

    Ski Equipment: Each school will have a designated storage area where students may leave their equipment on a skiing day. Students may not bring ski equipment on school buses coming to school and must be driven if they are transporting equipment. Students are strongly encouraged to use the complimentary ski corral while at Wild Mountain.

    Single Fundamental Skills Group Lesson: Wild Mountain will provide participants with a fundamental skills group lesson during the first 2 weeks of the season  This lesson will be offered for both skiing and snowboarding and are a great way for beginners to build confidence and get moving on the snow quickly.  The fundamental skills lesson lasts for one hour and are led by a Wild Mountain instructor.  In your lesson, you will learn about your equipment, how to use your bindings, and how to properly carry your skis.  Once on the snow, Wild Mountain instructors will teach you how to step in and out of your skis or snowboard.  You will be taught the first movements on the snow such as skating, gliding, and side-stepping.  Once you are ready for the majic carpet, Wild Mountain instructors will teach you and how to load and unload the magic carpet.  You will be taught the basic fundamentals of stopping using the "pizza" technique and turning successfully on the hill to give you the confidence to ski on your own.  Optional Google sign-up will be communicated via email one-week before.  Group lessons start at 4:30pm and check in at the Lesson Counter.  

    Additional Lessons: Additional lessons are available through Wild Mountain's Snow Sports School for students of all ability levels.  The experienced pros can create a lesson plan tailored to improve your individual skills and goals.  Lessons are available with a 48-hour advance reservation and can be booked at 651-465-1100 or snowsports@wildmountain.com

    Valuables: Students are encouraged to leave all valuables at home. Bus doors do not lock and may be left unattended. Rental lockers are available. Community Education will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.  Clearly label all items.

    Refunds: There will be NO REFUNDS issued after the start of each session. Medical refunds during the session the student is registered for must be documented with a physician’s note. Families are responsible for checking for conflicts, including band, orchestra, choir concerts and any other school activities in which attendance is mandatory. There will be no individual make-ups or refunds for missed nights of skiing.

    Scholarships: This is a voluntary activity and scholarships are not available for the After-School Ski/Snowboard Program.

    Cold Weather Cancellation: When the National Weather Service’s noon forecast predicts temperatures at –20F or colder for the afternoon or evening and/or bus company, Washington or Chisago County Sherriff or ski area reports unsafe conditions, the ski program will be cancelled that day and rescheduled for the end of the session. You will be notified via email if the ski club has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

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