2020-21 Season – Meeting the Challenges
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed the landscape of the snow sports industry for the coming season. We at Snow Sports Northwest have been hard at work adapting our services to provide safe and effective instruction while operating within The Summit guidelines and complying with the recommendations of health experts. Our consideration has led us to the development of programs that will look very different from previous years.
This season we will be offering private lessons only. These private lessons will be available as single sessions (Single Pack) or as a 6 consecutive week package (Six Pack). Each lesson will be 2 hours in length and will be customized for each individual student(s). Lessons will be available on both Saturdays and Sundays. All lessons and packages are preregistered and prepaid using the links above or on the 2020-21 Programs page. We cannot accept drop-in students. Two family members of similar ability can participate together in a private lesson or six week package at no extra cost.
Lesson start times will be staggered this season. We will coordinate with you prior to your first lesson to arrange a start time and a location to meet with your instructor. Go directly to this location to start your lesson, do not come to or in the SSNW lodge prior to your lesson. For those participating in a 6 week lesson program, your lessons will always start from the same location. This approach will help maintain social distancing requirements on the hill.
We cannot take beginning students this season. Social distancing protocols prevent us from helping students with equipment, assisting students up from a fall, or any other activity involving close proximity or direct contact with a student. Further, double and triple chairs will only load single riders this season (unless they are from the same family). Instructors will not be able to ride with or assist beginning students when riding double or triple chairs. Accordingly, this season we are only able to take students that can put on and take off their own equipment and clothing, get up from a fall unassisted, load, unload and ride the chair by themselves, and ski or ride in control on easy green runs.
Students and instructors must wear appropriate face coverings at all times during lessons.
All students must have a seasons pass. The Summit will not be selling daily lift tickets. A link for a discounted student seasons pass will be provided when you register for your lesson package.
The SSNW Lodge will be closed to the public this season. This is another unfortunate casualty of social distancing requirements. Only SSNW staff in limited numbers will have access to the lodge. We apologize for this necessary inconvenience.
Our priorities are to always provide a safe, healthy, and learning conducive environment as well as a rewarding winter experience for our students and staff. We believe this program represents the best option for meeting these priorities under the exceptional circumstances this season.
Single Session 2 hour Private Lesson: $200
Six Week Private Lesson Series (12 hour total): $1000
Single session lessons will start when Summit Central lifts are open and there is adequate snow coverage
Six consecutive week lesson packages will all start on either Saturday, Jan 9 or Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 (you choose Saturdays or Sundays)
To sign up, click one of the above links or head to the 2020-21 Programs page.
Questions, want more info? Contact us via the Contact page.
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