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Preparing for the Season

To get the most out of your SNSC programs, you want to be prepared with the right clothing and gear. Here are a few tips to help you get ready.

Clothing and Equipment

During the course of the 10-week season, expect to encounter all types of weather, with various combinations of sun, cold, wind, rain, and snow. Dressing in layers is a great way to keep warm and dry, and removing layers is an option if the weather is warmer than expected. Remember to protect your eyes with sunglasses. Please ensure that you are dressed and ready to go for your program at 10 am. (Remember to eat a good breakfast that includes hydrating beverages.)

Mt Washington Nordic Season Rentals

Mount Washington Nordic rentals (downstairs in the Raven lodge) offer a reduced rate on a rental package for skate and classic ski equipment. The price for the rental package includes renting boots, skis, and poles for both skate and classic techniques for you. The rental package is good  for the whole season, good for any day you come up to ski!

You can find the Rental Package prices for winter 2014-15 on the Mount Washington website, scroll down to “Nordic Rental Season Pass“.

Season rental info:

  • You can arrange your Season Rental (for size, preference, etc.) with the rental office as soon as the mountain is open for their season (scheduled opening for early December), and you should have it arranged before Jan. 5, 2015.
  • Please tell the rental staff whether classic or skate skis are needed at least one week in advance, so they can have the skis ready for you for your program day.
  • Rentals must be returned by 3:15 pm on Sundays and at 7:30 pm on Saturdays (in winter 2014; we’ll verify this item soon for 2015!)
  • All other rentals, not season rentals, are at regular rates and these people need to line up.

Mount Washington Nordic Trail Passes

Program fees don’t include Mount Washington’s trail fees. If planning on skiing outside of program days, consider purchasing a nordic season’s pass from Mount Washington (note their September 30 earlybird deadline!)

If you think you will only ski on program days, Mount Washington offers a reduced rate Program trail pass to cover the 10 sessions, at a discounted rate. Please purchase your pass(es) before the first day to avoid the rush.

NOTE: These passes only work on your program day, either Saturday or Sunday during the program. If you ski on another day, you need to buy a day trail pass or half day trail pass.

10-week trail pass info:

  • Passes can only be purchased from the rental counter in the Raven Lodge beginning on Mount Washington’s opening day (scheduled opening for early December).
  • The 10-week trail passes are valid for the whole day of your session (either on Saturdays or on Sundays, program start day to end day).
  • The 10-week trail passes are available to all registered SNSC program participants.
  • These reduced-rate passes are also available for parents and coaches of children enrolled in the Rabbits program.
  • Bunny Program parent helpers (Bunnies are 5 years old and under) can receive a free trail pass at the Raven Lodge. The Bunny helper pass is only valid from 10am until noon.
  • Bunnies, 5 years old and under, need a pass to be on the trails, and this pass is also free. Bunny passes are valid for all Bunny Rabbit sessions.
  • All other Rabbit SDP helpers, parents, and coaches need to purchase a trail pass or have a season pass to be on the trails.

10-weekend Trail Pass prices for winter 2014-15

Adult (19-64) $146.50 + tax
Youth (13-18) & Senior $118.75 + tax
Child (6-12) $76.25 + tax
Tot (5 and under) $0.00

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