Due to COVID-19 constraints we have decided NOT to move forward with Snowstar for the 2020/2021 season.

Frequently Asked Questions

Snowstar Policy 2019 - 2020 Season

Why join a ski or snowboard school?

If you are going to ski or snowboard do it right!

Like most activities, skiing or boarding is learned best when it is learned the right way. You progress faster, it's easier, it's safer and you don't pick up bad habits. SNOWSTAR members will have the best instruction available from our own qualified professionally trained ski & snowboard instructors.

Who can join?

The club is open to young people ages 7 thru 18. The SNOWSTAR SNOW SPORTS SCHOOL presents a well-rounded teaching and recreational program stressing SAFETY, FUN and LEARNING.

How does it work?

The program consists of select Saturday day trips to various local ski areas complete with transportation, lessons and supervision.  Members go to our website to pay the annual tuition fee and then are able to make a reservation and pay in advance for the dates they wish to attend.
In November, members receive a membership packet which includes ID card, Equipment ID Stickers and more.  There is a Membership Manual available on on our website.  Members and their parents are resposible for accessing and reading the manual. 

Do I have to sign up for all the trips?

All trip space is reserved and paid in advance on our website. You can sign up and pay for as many trips as you like. You can also pay as far in advance as you like, up until Wednesday at midnight before a trip.
Please keep in mind that we cannot refund the entire amount of trip fees if canceled after the Wednesday night deadline.  We will refund all except the bus fees if the trip is run.  If WE cancel a trip due to inclement weather, we will refund the entire amount.

We have a form on our website for you to fill out in the event your member cannot make it on a trip you have already signed up and paid for.  The form must be filled out before 9:00 am on the morning of the trip to receive a refund.  We will not refund if the form is filled out after the trip is run.

What does Snowstar offer?

  • Professional ski and snowboard instruction on all
    Saturday regular teaching trips.
  • Regular members receive a 1.5 hour lesson on each teaching trip. Beginning skiers and snowboarders remain in lessons for all 3 class periods on each trip until specific skills are mastered.
  • Guest days
  • Junior instructor training
  • Individualized special instruction

Ski and Snowboard Instruction?

Instruction is provided by SNOWSTAR's professionally trained ski and snowboard instructors.  Classes range from beginner to advanced and members progress to more advanced classes as their skills improve.  Classes are limited to 6 to 8 students per instructor.  Beginner students will remain in lessons for all 3 class periods on each trip until they show that they are able to achieve the next skill level 

How does transportation work? 

Transportation is by chartered by the appropriate bus and comes with an extra feeBuses pick up members at convenient pick-up locations around the metro area in the morning and return them to the same spot that evening. Bus schedules can be found here and do not change in time or place throughout the season except for special trips as indicated.

How much does it cost? 

When you join you pay an annual Tuition Fee.

On each weekly trip you pay a trip fee and a bus fee if you choose to take it. 

CLICK HERE to see this season's tuition and trip fees.

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