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Students will learn new skills and have fun in the snow with our Educational Ski Program! This program introduces K-12 school groups to the wonderful world of snow sports. All experience-levels are welcome to join. We teach everything from the fundamentals to advanced levels of riding.

Professional instructors will teach the building blocks of good technique as well as safe, responsible ski/boarding protocols. We are all here for one reason… it’s FUN! This is our passion and we want to share that excitement with the next generation of riders.

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We aim to make skiing accessible to Northern California youth of all backgrounds. ESP participants receive the Mt. Shasta Ski Park’s greatest discounts, making it the most cost-effective way to visit our mountain.

We understand. Organizing a group of young students can be a challenge. One of the greatest benefits of our program is that everything is arranged in advance. We minimize the hassle with preset rentals, tickets, and lessons. All you have to do is show up, check in, and collect your items. It’s that easy!

Why hibernate during the long winter months? The Educational School Program helps students stay active and healthy rather than cooped-up inside. Skiing can strengthen bones, joints, and lower body muscles. It also has the less well-known benefit of increasing proprioception. Students can expend energy and boost their moods with vitamin D, fresh air, and stunning views.

We appreciate our schools very much and love to see the children progress throughout the season. To show our gratitude to the Educational Ski Program community, each season we arrange fun appreciation events that include raffles and special discounts!

Want to learn more? Fill out an interest form and we’ll contact you with details.

I’M INTERESTED

“The 8th Grade Ski Trip has been a Happy Valley tradition for 30 Years! Our students make wonderful memories on the mountain and for many it is their first experience at skiing or snowboarding. Many of their parents remember their own ski trip. Thank you for providing such an amazing opportunity for our students!”

Karri Westaby, Physical Education teacher, Happy Valley Elementary

As a first time organizer of the ski club, I was very impressed with how helpful all the staff were to me and the students. I always had my questions answered. We have such a small group and the park was very flexible and willing to teach at the students’ level. The teaching staff taught skillfully and always maintained a positive attitude. They modeled perseverance but were also aware of the age limits of the students. We loved every bit of the experience and we look forward to next year!!

Mrs. Beltrán , RCA teacher and ski club coordinator

Mt. Shasta staff is awesome! I am amazed at how fast my students learned to ski and board. Maddelyn professionalism and organizational skills makes planning a school trip easy and effective. She is a pleasure to work with. Teacher/coordinator please don’t miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime for your students and sign up for Mt. Shasta’s Education program.”

Tricia Graham, Shasta Union Montessori

FAQ

Q: Who is eligible to participate?

A: The Mt Shasta Ski Park Educational Ski Program is open to K-12 school groups and after-school programs (boys and girls club, scouts, etc.) with a minimum size of 7 students. Students must be at least 5 years old in order to participate.

Q: What if I don’t have the minimum number of students?

A: Consider joining with another school group in your district. Contact us for support.

Q: What if I am a parent and this program isn’t available at our school?

A: No problem! Fill out an interest form HERE and we’ll contact you to get the process started.

Q: How can I get started?

A: Send us an email at esp@skipark.com

Q: Are there any fundraising programs?

A: The Mount Shasta Ski Park partners with Mark Stensaas Photography to bring you a fundraising opportunity. Mark Stensaas kindly offers schools his stunning Mt. Shasta calendars at the cost of production for resale to raise money for your ski program. If you are interested, contact Mark Stensaas at mark@stensaas.com Check out his website CLICK HERE