Titcomb Mountain

 2014-2015 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.  A Board of Directors governs Titcomb, and 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!

Welcome to Titcomb Mountain and all the great programs we have planned for winter enthusiasts of all ages.  Below you will find some basic information to help guide you.              

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 27, 2014.   F.A.S.T. deadline is December 1.   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 14-22)

+  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: james.d.toner@maine.edu

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 12 ; 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 10th  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 17.   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, btripp@maine.rr.com,  207-450-0132   www.theridersclub.org

Grade 3-6—Nana Webber Ski and Snowboard Program

Monday (Wilton area) and Wednesdays (Farmington and New Sharon area) after-school program run by FSC volunteers for first time beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.   A shuttle bus is available on programs days from Mt. Blue Schools. However, equipment is not allowed on the bus.  Parents must pick up their children after class.

6 week program starting January 6 or 8;  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.

December 1  – February 14. Registration deadline is December 1         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.)

Titcomb Mtn Program Application 2014-2015

PROGRAM NEWS FOR THE 2014-2015 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:

Foundation Scholarship App 2014-15

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.

Private Lessons

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 not available on Saturday mornings. Reservations are required 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:                                                                                                                 $35 per student for lesson, rental and “pony” lift, beginner hill ticket.

 

Please be nice, be on time, and help out as much as you can.

Program volunteers are contributing their time to make Titcomb enjoyable for all.