Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ

Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ

Shawnee Homeschool Group

Shawnee Mountain Monday Group

Every winter we sign up with a wonderful group of homeschoolers to go to Shawnee Mountain in PA to snowboard.  The group meets every Monday, for 5 Mondays out of the Season.  Actually, if you sign up in early December you get to go on 6 days at Shawnee instead of 5.  We love it.  It is a fairly large group, and we have met some amazing friends over the seasons.  Nothing like conquering your fears of heights, lifts, falling, and having a great time to bond you all together. Shawnee offers a homeschool group on Fridays and on Mondays.

Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ

The prices are affordable, and can include rentals, tickets and group lessons.  This year for each person we paid under $200.00 for the winter season.  We had rentals and lift tickets for 6 days, as well as 5 group lessons. The kids had a blast, and so did we.

For several years I have taken snowboarding lessons, then skiing lessons. It is a lot of fun. For the years before that, I would bring a book and some tea and just sit in the lovely, well lit lodge, watch the kids from the window and read.

Shawnee offers a homeschool group on Fridays and on Mondays.Usually, you can sign up until the first week of January. You can contact Shawnee directly and find out more.  The group on Monday that we are in has a facebook group for any questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/508330629275892/

Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ

They also have some amazing festivities throughout the year.

There is snow tubing at Shawnee as well. Over the years we have tried it, especially with the younger kids, but as the kids grew, they find skiing and snowboarding to be much more fun.

Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ

Shawnee Mountain Friday Group

6 VISIT PRE-PAID PACKAGES / LIFT TICKET (9AM–9PM*)
+ must arrive by 12:00 Noon Friday's, start date is Friday, Jan. 4th and then 5 consecutive Friday’s after that.

SKI & SNOWBOARD (after 11/20/17)
LIFT ONLY $115.00 $140.00
LIFT & RENTAL $170.00 $195.00
LIFT & (5) LESSON $150.00 $175.00
LIFT, RENTAL & (5) LESSON $205.00 $230.00
LIFT & (3) LESSON $136.00 $161.00
LIFT, RENTAL & (3) LESSON $191.00 $216.00
PACKAGE ADD-ONS
> GIRO Ski/Snowboard Helmet – Buy to Own > $65.00
“A Quality Helmet at a Great Price” (deadline 11/20/18)

You can find more info by joining this Facebook group and searching "Shawnee": https://www.facebook.com/groups/148230255222432/

Camelback homeschool groups

Diamond Drifters.

Diamond Drifters Club Information:

• Day of the week - Thursdays (make ups are allowed Mon-Fri)

• Dates - January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2018 (weather permitting)
Thursday, February 14 will be our complimentary 6th visit (club’s paperwork, registration and payments must be in by November 23rd, 2018 to participate in the 6th visit).
• Time - open from 9am - 9pm (some families do stay the entire day)!

• Cost -
1. Lift tickets $100 (for the 6 days)
2. Free Tiny Tot lift ticket may be obtained each visit for kids 5 years old or younger with an accompanying adult lift ticket
3. Rentals $60 (skis, boots, poles or snowboard and boots for the 6 days)
4. Lessons $50 (for 5, 1 hour lessons; make ups are done on the 6th week)
• Season Ticket Options - If a Season Ticket, as described below, meets your needs, please consider buying it through our club.
1. Night Rider Pass $109 (For students age 6-18, from opening of season to March 1, 2019, unlimited skiing after 3pm, 7 days per week; all day unlimited skiing after March 1st).
2. Value Pass for Juniors (ages 6-12) and Seniors (65+) - $169 (all day Mon-Fri, weekends after 3pm; All day, everyday beginning March 1st)
3. Value Pass for Adults $249 (Ages 13-64; same schedule as above)
4. Junior & Senior Super Passes - $399 (Junior ages 6-12 and Seniors 65+) (Unlimited Season Pass with extended morning hours on weekends)
5. Adult Super Pass- $599 (Ages 13-18 & 30-64; same schedule as above)
6. Hero Super Pass - $399 (Ages 19-29, same schedule as #4)

diamonddrifters at gmail dot com

Camelback Rise and Glide Homeschool Ski Club on Fridays.

Rise and Glide Ski Club Info:
• Fridays for six weeks (make ups, w/o lessons, are allowed Mon-Fri)
• Dates: January 11th, 18th, and 25th. February 1st and 8th. All dates are 2019 and weather permitting. Friday, February 15th will be our complimentary 6th visit for everyone who registers by November 23rd, 2018.
• Time: Open from 9am to 9pm, Some families do stay the entire day!
• Cost:
1. Lift tickets $100 (for the 6 days)
2. Free Tiny Tot lift ticket may be obtained each visit for kids 5 years old or younger with an accompanying adult lift ticket
3. Rentals $60 (skis, boots, poles or snowboard and boots for the 6 days)
4. Lessons $50 (for 5, 1 hour lessons for ages 6 and over; make ups are done on the 6th week)
Lessons for children under 6 are available at a group rate, paid weekly. Let me know if you need more info about this.
• Season Ticket Options - If a Season Ticket, as described below, meets your needs, please consider buying it through our club.
1. Night Rider Pass $109 (For students age 6-18, from opening of season to March 1, 2019, unlimited skiing after 3pm, 7 days per week; all day unlimited skiing after March 1st).
2. Value Pass for Juniors (ages 6-12) and Seniors (65+) - $169 (all day Mon-Fri, weekends after 3pm; All day, everyday beginning March 1st)
3. Value Pass for Adults $249 (Ages 13-64; same schedule as above)
4. Junior & Senior Super Passes - $399 (Junior ages 6-12 and Seniors 65+) (Unlimited Season Pass with extended morning hours on weekends)
5. Adult Super Pass- $599 (Ages 13-18 & 30-64; same schedule as above)
6. Hero Super Pass - $399 (Ages 19-29, same schedule as above)

Contact via a facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/687653744943997/?fref=mentions

The skiing groups really have grown since we have started. There is now two groups on Shawnee: Monday and Friday, one group that I know of on Mountain Creek, which is Friday, a Tuesday group on Blue Mountain, and Camelback. A good place to find out more is a local NJ Homeschool Group  or this local NJHSHO Group.

If you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader you are in luck. Before you go snowboarding you should check out this Ski PA Homeschool Snow Pass for 4th and 5th graders.  They can ski and snowboard for free on over 64 slopes in PA. More information about the PSAA 4/5 grade snow pass can be found here and here. There is also an I SKI NY program for 3rd and 4th graders which allows the kids to get a free lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental at all participating ski areas. There are over 20 ski areas in NY State that participate. More info can be found here.

My favorite part about being part of a ski club? It makes our winter more enjoyable, we look forward to these gatherings, and it makes us all go outside:

Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ Skiing and Snowboarding For Homeschoolers in NJ

Happy skiing!