Interested in skiing and snowboarding? The Bloomfield Hills Schools Ski and Snowboard Club will begin in January, 2018!
"It is a blast!" Jacob Saltsman, BHMS 8th Grader, exclaims. "The instructors are really cool and everyone has a positive attitude. At first, they teach the basics, then carving and how to look good and ski properly."
A staff of experienced skiers assists students, and works closely with instructors at Mt. Holly and Pine Knob to ensure students a safe and fun experience. Participating students take supervised buses from Bloomfield Hills High School to Mt. Holly or Pine Knob, and back again.
"Every student who signs up thoroughly enjoys it," says Mike Cowdrey, Athletics and Recreation Director, who has been involved in the Ski and Snowboard Program for 21 years. "Students in this program are getting fresh air in the wintertime, and simultaneously learn and enjoy some great winter sports."
"Students as young as 5 and as old as 18 can participate," Mark White, Program Supervisor, explains. "As they learn different skills, they progress with a patch system to show improvement." This patch system helps to determine which rope tows and ski lifts the students are allowed to take.
Super Stars is an introductory program for younger students, and lessons are every week. The programs for young students are phenomenal, providing close supervision and instruction. Older students receive two lessons, and competitive programs are also available. HillMasters is the race program, which gives race specific instruction during the morning, and in the afternoon, students can sign up for Nastar, or they can free ski. In Nastar, students race against the clock, because it is a nationally based program, and they can earn medals based on how they race against the time set.
With a program like this at our doorstep, look no further for a great outdoor learning experience! Register today at www.bloomfield.org/recreation or by calling 248.433.0885. View the flyer and registration packet.