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Local School District Youth Ski and Ride for Free at Windham Mountain

Local School District Youth Ski and Ride for Free at Windham Mountain


Windham Mountain donates season passes, ski and ride instruction to Windham-Ashland-Jewett students


WINDHAM MOUNTAIN, NY (December 1, 2021) —Windham Mountain commits to creating an inclusive winter sports community for the local population and announces it will be offering free ski passes to all students K-12 in the Windham-Ashland-Jewett school district. Windham Mountain has also created the Ski Tuesday program, which provides students K-6 with free rentals and coaching from Windham Mountain Ski and Ride School’s exceptional instructor staff.


“All they need to do is get here, and they’ll be skiing or riding,” said Dan Hogan, Ski and Ride School Director at Windham Mountain. “We’re committed to creating better exposure to the sport while making it accessible for all.  The mountain is their backyard, and these kids should be able to enjoy it.”


Through this unique collaboration and partnership with the Windham-Ashland-Jewett school district, dozens of youth participating in Ski Tuesday will receive up to four Learn to Ski/Ride sessions across eight weeks at Windham Mountain. For the first time in the program’s history this year, students will also have the option to choose snowboarding in addition to skiing. Students will receive instruction from the staff at Windham Mountain Kids, the premier Catskills ski and ride school for children ages three to twelve.


With the grand opening of Windham Mountain’s new kids’ facility, Base Camp, which features state-of-the-art resources, the Ski and Ride School team is uniquely positioned to help the students of Windham-Ashland-Jewett school district get the most out of their skiing or riding experience and go Above & Beyond this winter, whether it is their first time on snow or they’re seasoned shredders.


About Windham Mountain

Windham Mountain is the premier year-round mountain resort destination within two and a half hours of New York City.  Boasting 285 skiable acres across 54 trails and serviced by 11 lifts, the mountain offers six terrain parks, an award-winning and revamped snow sports school, lodging, on-mountain dining, a Tubing Park, a full-service spa, and much more.  Summer brings a range of activities including simple mountain getaways, events, festivals, extraordinary weddings, and energizing corporate gatherings.  Windham Mountain Bike Park is famous for its World Cup course and also features a three-mile-long, signature beginner trail. Windham Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course with a private club atmosphere.  Visit windhammountain.com for details on these activities and more, as well as information on upcoming events.


About Windham-Ashland-Jewett School District

The Windham-Ashland-Jewett school district is a student-focused central school district with high-achieving students and a dedicated staff, employing many high school teachers who are dually qualified as adjunct professors. The teacher to student ratio is 10 to 1, providing small class sizes and individualized instruction. The school is consistently improving, and in 2016 moved up 12 spots to a ranking of 11th in the Capital Region for overall district performance. It is ranked number one in College Placement by the Albany Business Review. Statewide, Windham-Ashland-Jewett is consistently in the top 20% for overall academic performance, and in the top 15% for math and science performance.