2016-2017 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 over 70 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 501-C-3 Foundation. The manager, mechanical person and commissary manager are hired by the BOD. Lift attendants are also hired. Most everyone else is volunteering!
+ 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.
+ Deadline: Check each program for their deadline. SnowCats and Riders Club have separate applications and deadlines. If it is past your program deadline, check for availability. You may be able to join in.
+ Some programs have maximum enrollment numbers. Completed applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, then placed on a wait list if necessary.
+ Some programs have no classes during Feb vacation week (Feb 18-26)
+ Scholarships are available; if finances are an obstacle to participation, please ask us
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.
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 and Alpine Operations Certificate Program for first time beginner to advanced skiers.
5 week program (10 classes) starting Tuesday, Jan 24 through March 2 (no classes 2/21 & 2/23) Tuesday & Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45 PM FSC member – $50; Non-member – $90 Registration on the web at: http://frc.umf.maine.edu. Reg Deadline: Jan 6
Contact person: Scott Hoisington 778-7495, email@example.com or Austin French, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, or leasing for the season is available. Rentals are available on-site. If renting, parents should plan to have equipment picked up and ready before the first meeting.
7 week program starting January 9, 3:30 PM Reg Deadline: Dec 30 FREE to the first 45 completed applications, thanks to a HCC/PEP grant; $25 for members, $45 for non-members otherwise. No enrollment limit.
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. An adult class is available at 10:00, 11:15
8 weeks of one-hour classes at 10:00 am or 11:15, starting on January 7th FSC members – $30; Non-members $125, which includes an all-day lift ticket. $10 all-day rentals available—please pre-fit child for equipment one week prior to first class. Registration deadline: Dec 23; Enrollment limited to 125 students,
Grade 1-5 B.F.A.S.T. Buddy Werner revised and now part of F.A.S.T.!
Saturday afternoon program run by qualified coaches. 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. There will be at least 4 fun races during the 8 sessions.
8 weeks starting January 7. 1:00 – 2:30 pm FSC members – $30; Non-members – $30 (does not include lift ticket) Reg Deadline: January 7
Age 4 – 18 Riders Club Learn tricks in the terrain park, safe progression on jumps, rails and boxes while focusing on fundamental riding skills.
FREESTYLE AGE 9+ This fun based free ride ski and snowboard program is great for all young riders looking to develop and progress their freestyle riding skills. Coaches emphasized fun and fundamentals with skill advancement in slope style, rails, jumps, and boarder cross in a positive supportive environment.
LITTLE RIPPERS AGE 4-8 Designed for younger riders who are comfortable on their snowboard or skis. This program promotes fun and progression in all aspects of riding in a mini-sized environment.
Programs run Mid December until closing. Tues/Thurs/Sat from 3:45-5:45 $125 unlimited riding sessions at Titcomb, register at www.theridersclub.org Scholarships are available through Riders Club. Lift Ticket not included.
Grade 3-6 Nana Webber Ski and Snowboard Program
Monday (Farmington and New Sharon area) and Tuesdays (Wilton 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 9 or 10; 3:45 – 5:00 PM FREE, thanks to a HCC/PEP grant. Enrollment limited to 65 First come, first served with completed applications.
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 28 – February 17. Registration deadline is during the first week of practice. 2:30—4:30 PM (start time depends on school release time) Cost: Farmington Ski Club Membership required. $75 program fee. $110 program fee for those doing both F.A.S.T. Alpine and F.A.S.T. Nordic Contact: Alpine – Monica Clark 778-5648 or 441-8477; Nordic -Lidie Robbins 500-0124 or Sarah Doscinski 491-165
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, Titcomb Mt or http://frc.umf.maine.edu to get an application for their SnowCats program. The Rider’s Club application can be found at Titcomb Mt or http://theridersclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/MEMBERSHIP-FORM-THE-RIDERS-CLUB-2015-2016-SEASON1.pdf )
PROGRAM NEWS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON-TITCOMB SKI CLUB EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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. 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.