2015-2016 PROGRAMS – Healthy Fun For All!
Titcomb Mountain is owned and operated by the Farmington Ski Club, which is very unique in the snowsports world. For almost 75 years club members have run all aspects of Titcomb by volunteering their time and energy to help keep the families of the area healthy and enjoying life-long winter sports. It is a Maine Non-profit Corporation and a Board of Directors governs Titcomb. There is also a non-profit 501C3 Foundation. The general manager and operations manager are hired by the BOD. Lift attendants are also hired. Most everyone else is volunteering!
Please look over the programs offered and sign up today!
+ You are a Farmington Ski Club (FSC) member if you have purchased your Titcomb season pass. Look for the lower price on programs if you are a member.
+ Nordic is cross-country skiing on the tracked trails through the woods, fields, and around the top of the mountain.
+ Alpine Ski is downhill skiing on the groomed, lift serviced trails
+ Alpine Snowboard is snowboard riding on the groomed, lift serviced trails
+ Rentals are available daily at the mountain from Northern Lights, or lease for the season from Ski Depot (starts at $99 for children, $169 for adults for the season)
+ Deadline for program applications is December 28, 2015. F.A.S.T. deadline is November 30. SnowCats and Riders Club have their own deadlines and applications. If it is past your program deadline, check for availability. You probably can join in.
+ Some programs have no classes during Feb vacation week (Feb 13-21)
+ Scholarships are available; if finances are an obstacle to participation, please ask us
Our goals at Titcomb Mountain are to help children become skiers and riders for life. To do this we offer a variety of programs in a safe, supervised, learning and fun environment, so that kids progress at a skill level appropriate for their age and abilities. For older children that are interested in competitive sports we also offer a number of racing programs.
Here is a brief summary of the offered programs. For more detailed information please go to the individual program pages.
Grade K-3 SnowCats Alpine Ski Program
Tuesday/Thursday after-school program staffed and run by University of Maine Farmington Fitness and Rec Center for first time beginner to advanced skiers.
5 week program (10 classes) starting Tuesday, Jan 27 through March 5 (no classes 2/17 & 2/19) Tuesday & Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45
FSC member – $50; Non-member – $90 Watch for registration info coming in November on the web at: http://frc.umf.maine.edu
Contact person: Jim Toner, Phone: 778-7495, email: email@example.com
Grade K-8 Bill Koch Nordic Ski Program
Monday after-school Nordic program run by FSC volunteers for first time beginner to advanced skiers. It is recommended that participants have their own wax or no-wax skis. Rentals are available on-site. If renting, parents should plan to have equipment picked up and ready before the first meeting.
6 week program starting January 4 ; 3:30 PM
FSC members – $25; Non-members – $45
Age 6-18 Saturday Alpine Ski and Age 8-18 Snowboard Program
Saturday morning program run by FSC volunteers for first time beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Participants are divided into groups by a combination of age and skill level.
8 weeks of one-hour classes at 10:00 am or 11:15, starting on January 9th FSC members – $30; Non-members $99, which includes an all-day lift ticket. $10 all-day rentals available—please pre-fit child for equipment one week prior to first class.
Grade 1-5 Buddy Werner Race Program
Saturday afternoon program run by FSC volunteers. An introduction to alpine ski racing for those wanting to go on to a race team or for those who just want to try skiing on a race course. Skiers must be able to ride the T-bar and ski confidently down the main slope.
6 weeks starting January 16. 1:00 – 2:30 pm FSC members – $25; Non-members – $25 (does not include lift ticket)
Grade 1-12 Riders Club
Mon/Wed/Sat Program (choose one day or all three) staffed and run by the Maine Riders Club, for intermediate or above skiers and snowboarders. Learn tricks in Terrain Park, safe jumping and on-snow tricks and skills.
Freestyle: age 9 and up Young Rippers: age 4-8
$8.00 per session; 10 session punch pass $80.00 Entire season $300.00. Additional Club membership fee of $35. Register and info contact: Barry Tripp, firstname.lastname@example.org, 207-450-0132 www.theridersclub.org
Grade 3-6—Nana Webber Ski and Snowboard Program
The Nana Webber program is an after-school ski or snowboard group lesson for children in grades 3 through 6. The program is run by volunteers of the Farmington Ski Club. The program is geared towards beginner skiers and riders, although all levels are accepted. The classes meet on Mondays (shuttle bus runs from Wilton school for RSU 9 students) and on Wednesdays (shuttle bus runs from Farmington and New Sharon for RSU 9 students). However, ski or snowboard equipment is not allowed on the bus.
6 week program starting January 4 or 11; 3:45 – 5:00 PM $5 per student per lesson includes lifts; fee collected weekly at lesson time. $5 rental per lesson available; fee collected weekly at lesson time
Grade 4-8 – F.A.S.T. Farmington Area Ski Team (Alpine and Nordic)
Monday through Thursday (and some Saturdays) after-school program staffed by FSC coaches. Offers an introduction and participation in Alpine slalom and giant slalom ski racing and/or Nordic classic and skate ski racing. Group and individual coaching will be provided in a positive and supportive environment. Competition will include races against teams from area communities and schools. The goal of each practice is to make outdoor exercise and skiing fun. We will build upon physical fitness, ski skills knowledge and enjoyment of the sport to prepare each skier for the next level. The emphasis will be the participation in practice and races are a culmination of practice.
November 30 – February 15. Registration deadline is November 30. 2:30—4:30 PM Cost : $75 program fee(FSC Membership Required) $110 program fee for those doing both F.A.S.T. Alpine and F.A.S.T. Nordic. Contact: Alpine – Amy Hanrahan 860-8626 Nordic – Tony Ramsey 778-2390
Grade 9-12 – Mt. Blue High School Ski Team (Nordic and Alpine)
Please get information from Mt. Blue High School
Below is the link to download the application for all the Farmington Ski Club programs. (Please go to the UMF Fitness Center in Farmington to pick up an application for their SnowCats program. The Rider’s Club application can be found at the link on their Program Page above.)
PROGRAM NEWS FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON-TITCOMB SKI CLUB EDUCATION FOUNDATION
This coming year the Foundation will be focusing its fundraising efforts to support children in the various learn-to-ski programs at Titcomb. These programs enrolled well over 200 children last year in both nordic and alpine classes. However, despite lowered costs of membership, skiing and riding may still be out of reach for some families and that is where we hope to help. To date, the Nana Webber learn-to-ski classes have had standing scholarships available through the generous funding of the Webber Family. This season we will be expanding scholarship offerings to any child, who is eligible for the free or reduced lunch program, to signup for any of our learn-to-ski programs. This goes beyond tuition scholarships by including equipment rentals through a partnership with Northern Lights Hearth & Sports. The Foundation scholarships offered for the various programs are as follows:
Nana Webber 100% tuition & full rentals
Bill Koch 50% tuition & full rentals
Buddy Werner 100% tuition & full rentals (lift ticket not included)
Saturday Ski School 50% tuition & full rentals
Alpine SnowCats Full rentals
FAST 100% tuition
If you are interested, or know anybody that is interested, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
The scholarship application should be submitted along with a Titcomb Mtn Program application. Space is limited in each program and is dependent on the availability of volunteer instructors.
We also offer a limited number of private and semi-private ski or snowboard lessons. These are only offered on weekends or during vacation weeks. Private lessons are usually not available on Saturday mornings. Reservations are requested to be 48 hours in advance to allow time to schedule an instructor. Please call 207-778-9031 to make a reservation after the winter season begins.
Costs: Private Lesson/ Semi- Private lesson for children or adults: $30 for first student, only $15 for additional student with same instructor.
Learn to Ski/Ride Package: $40 per student for lesson, rental and “pony” lift, beginner hill ticket.