The whole family is encouraged to participate in this program. Different packages are offered according to ability and Willard’s program offerings for that year. BARC families received a discounted group rate from Willard Mountain by participating in this program, and all participants can ski the whole season. This program starts in January. Fees vary from year to year based on the packages that Willard is offering.
Registration for this program starts in mid October and runs through mid November. Registration details are provided via email.
2019-2020 Registration Info
*Registration for this year’s program goes online Thursday 10/15/19 and closes 11/15/19.
Thank you for your interest in a Willard Mountain Group Program with BARC. While living in the beautiful, snowy Northeast, why not join a Willard Mountain Group Ski and Snowboard Program and enjoy a sport that not only conditions the entire body, but can also be enjoyed throughout your life. Skiing and riding are a 100% participation sport – no one sits the bench! The Willard family strives to make your skiing or riding experience positive, rewarding and fun, while the excellent instruction guarantees you’ll get off on the ‘right ski or board’! You can enjoy the incredible beauty of a freshly covered trail by yourself, with family and friends, or in a lesson. Start looking forward to winter and the excitement skiing or riding can add to your life! Pack your winter full of FUN – Join a Willard Mountain Group Ski Program!
HOW TO REGISTER – Log onto www.ballstonarearec.org and go to our online registration by clicking “Register/Log In”. If you have already created an online account, you will be able to access the information from your last registration. If any of your personal information has changed, please update it to ensure that you receive program updates. This is also the info that will be sent to Willard for passes, so please be sure it is accurate. If you have not previously registered online for a BARC program, you will need to create an account and register.
An important change will be Willard’s pass replacement policy, due to an increased occurrence of lost or forgotten passes. They will print only one badge per participant. If the photo ID is forgotten or lost, the participant must report to Willard’s front office where staff will verify program enrollment. Skiers will then be charged a one dollar service fee for a one day replacement ticket, to be issued at that time. This process will be repeated every week until the original pass is remembered or found.
PROGRAM START DATES – All 6-week programs start right after the New Year.
- Saturday Programs – January 4, 2020
- Sunday Programs – January 5, 2020
- Weekend Day AM Program – 9:00am-1:00pm
- Weekend Day PM Program – 1:30pm-5:30pm
- Weekend Day AM Program – 9:30am-11:00am
- Weekend Day PM Program – 2:00pm-3:30pm
A ski school representative will be in front of the lodge for the first couple of weeks to assist in getting participants to their lesson area.
|Little Col. Ages 4-7||Ages 8 & up|
|Lift and Lesson||$225||$225|
|Lift and Rental||$225||$225|
|Lift, Lesson & Rental||$260||$280|
RENTAL EQUIPMENT – Renting equipment is optional. After November 24th (and after you have successfully registered) go to Willard and get fitted for your equipment. Please bring your registration confirmation email with you. This has your rental info on it for Willard. The rental shop, located downstairs in the lodge, is available for fittings on weekends from 10:00am-3:30pm, after November 24th. Fittings must be done at least two weeks before program. Helmet rental is $35.
BENEFITS – All program members enjoy FREE lift privileges on their program’s day and in their time slot (EXCLUDING Holiday Weeks) for the entire season. That means that once your program has been registered with Willard Mountain, group participants can ski or ride on their ticket, in their time slot ALL SEASON LONG, (EXCLUDING February break week). New this year! Whether or not it is your school’s designated day at Willard, if the mountain is open and your school declares a snow day, you are welcome to purchase a lift ticket for just $10 and rent for an additional $10. You must show your school program pass at the ticket counter. For skiers and riders using Willard Mountain rental equipment for sessions other than the 6 weeks of the program, the charge for rentals is $10.00 per visit. Because program participants are skiing or riding at Willard so much during the season on their program’s day, they are always up-to-date on the various fun events scheduled throughout the winter, from Obstacle Course Races to complimentary marshmallow roasts at the mid-mountain picnic area.
REFUNDS – At Willard we strive to make your experience an enjoyable one, however, due to the nature of the business and the upfront cost of the programs, refunds are only allowed for medical reasons. In rare cases, we can make exchanges for other services such as lift tickets or tubing tickets for the value of the programs. Please bring all medical documentation to Willard’s main office if this occurs. If a refund is granted, there may be a $10 refund fee, and the refund will only be for the unused portion of the season. There will be no refunds through BARC or Sports Signup.
CANCELLATIONS – On rare occasions Willard Mountain closes because of conditions that are non-beneficial to the enjoyment of our customers. If this occurs, Willard will update its website www.willardmountain.com by 7:00am on Weekends and 9:00am on Weekdays. Please be sure to check with Willard ahead of time if you have a question about the cancellation of programs due to weather. If Willard Mountain cancels, your day will be made up at a later date in the season.
WHAT TO WEAR – Because weather conditions vary throughout the winter, as well as throughout the day, dressing in layers works best. If you are new skier, you may want to “top off” the layers with a water repellent snow pant to help keep you dry. You also may want to pack a bag with extra dry gloves, hats, and socks. Planning ahead helps to ensure a fun day on the slopes! Willard Mountain strongly suggests the use of a helmet at all times while skiing and riding. We have a wide variety of helmets for sale or rental at Willard Mountain. Why rent when you can purchase your very own for the same price at Willard’s Loose Moose retail shop?
Willard Mountain is a full-service ski area. Our ‘Loose Moose’ Ski Shop can provide the latest in skiing and snowboarding equipment. The rental shop can get your current skis or board tuned, waxed and ready to go! The lodge has a cafeteria available, as well as a full-service lounge for your dining needs. Plus, our Ski School Instructors are the absolute best!
Don’t forget the best way to check the most up-to-date conditions and events. Go to www.willardmountain.com. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions – (518) 692-7337. BARC and the Willard Staff are looking forward to spending a great skiing and riding season with you!