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Details about Family & Inclusive Ski & Board Program 

 

 Ski Club Membership includes:

  1.  Ski or snowboarding sessions with our Mountain Mentors in 1:1 or 2:1 sessions. 

  2.  Special rates on season passes to Mountain Creek.   

  3.  COMPASS logo winter hat. 

Mountain Mentor:

Our team of Mountain Mentors are experienced ski and snowboarders who have a background in working with children, as well as with children with special needs. Mountain Mentors have been trained personally by the owner. 

Types of Sessions: 

Private Sessions: These are with one learner and one coach. This is perfect for those riders who are new to the sport or desire more attention to improve skills faster. 

 

Ski Team: These are small group sessions. All riders MUST be at minimum be able to ride on the blues with parallel form, linking turns together, and can ride from the summit to the base independently. 

Assess Your Child's Ski/Board Level

FIRST FROST- 
BEGINNERS

  • Bunny Hill/Green

  • put on boots

  • walk in boots

  • put on skis/ board

  • slide on feet one foot and two feet locked into equipment

  • straight runs and sliding with a balanced stance

  • gliding wedge to slow down and stop

  • getting up independently after a fall

  • turn to break.

  • make directional changes

  • side slip

  • skating

  • prepare to ride surface lift

  • riding surface lift

  • linked turns (2-3)

  • using linked turns for speed control

  • able to stop at higher speed

  • ride chair lift independently

SLOPE SLAYERS- 
INTERMEDIATE 

  • Green/Blue

  • able to load, ride and unload on a chair lift independently

  • make round turns

  • coming to a complete stop on command perpendicular to the mountain

  • chain carving movements into fluency riding

  • control speed through turn shape

  • limit space used on the trail to 1-side. 

MOUNTAIN MASTERS- ADVANCED 

  • Master /Blue/Some black, Glades & Trees, moguls

  • parallel turning on intermediate/advanced terrain

  • pivot slips

  • dynamic parallel turns

  • consistence of cadence and maneuvering around the whole mountain

  • control/ shock absorb from bumps and ungroomed terrain

  • independent 1-run ride from summit to base independently.

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Interested in Joining Us for the
2022-2023 Season?


Sign up on our waitlist today!
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Frequently Asked Questions
 
Which mountain do the kids ski & board at?

We go to Mountain Creek (Vernon, NJ) every weekend of January & February (except holidays).

How do I get to the mountain?

Mountain Creek Website
200 NJ-94
Vernon Township, NJ 07462
 
Where do I get rentals?
  1. Rent for the season from Ski Barn.
  2. Rent from the mountain.
Where do I purchase lift tickets?
 
Lift tickets are available on Mountain Creek's Website
Purchase Now
 
Who is teaching?
 
Mountain Mentors have a minimum of 2 years instructional experience, history working with special needs children, and are highly skilled in their sport. 
What skill level is eligible?
 
All Skill Levels Welcome, Parents too!
 
My child has never gone skiing or snowboarding before, which one would you recommend?
 
Try both! Use your lesson package to learn which sport is for you.   
What happens if it does not snow or during inclement weather?

In the event of severe inclement weather, lessons will be scheduled to a designated future date. This should be the same day of the week and time of your typical lesson schedule. 

 
Are there other things I need to pack during the ski/board lesson? 
 
Lunch or hearty meal. The lodge has a cafeteria if you want to buy food. You are also allowed to bring anything you want. 
Apres (after) Ski Snacks will be provided for our members. 
Do you offer private and group lessons?

We exclusively offer 1:1 or 2:1 ratio. We believe in direct instruction towards the slopes to independent riding.
 
Is this program an Adaptive Ski & Board?

i-CAN ski & Board is Adaptive in terms of instructional modifications and accommodations.  Our instructional curriculum guide is designed to target those with cognitive needs. We accelerate learning based on rate of acquisition therefore we can meet the needs of our learners. We do not use adaptive equipment for physical needs. 
Can parents join the ski/board lesson?

Yes, parents can take lessons too. 
If you already know how to ride, use the time your children are with i-CAN Ski & Board Mountain Mentors to take a few laps on your own!