Pretty disappointed--I always felt that the 6-week program was too short. And I sure as heck don't want to pony up another ~$375/kid to go to season long. I thought 10-week as $699 or so last year--is that right?
I was all set to grab my pass today until I noticed that change. May need to consider some other options.
Full season is a much better deal than the 10-week program, especially since you get Saturdays, Sundays and the season pass. I could see the appeal of the 10 week program if you live locally and have no intention of having your kid ski outside the program, but if you plan on being at Gore for the vacation weeks, you'll need a season pass for your child anyway.
I've always done the 6-week half day program for my son Daniel, who is now 7. This winter will be his 3rd yr in mtn adv. But it is also the first year I will have to pay for a pass for him, 6 and under had been free. I never really considered the full season program, but maybe I should.
Jeff, I can recommend Full Season program without any reservations.
My son is now 9 and been skiing in this program for 2 seasons.
Older kids (6 and up) start and end day at their trailer located near bottom of Jibland. It helps to avoid Northwood lodge crowds. This year they had 3 instructors with 2 to 6 kids per instructor. These are very experienced and great coaches Mark, Stephan and Tim (not on the picture):
“Harvey, thanks for your interest in, and support of Mountain Adventure.
The six-week and the full season plans have been extremely popular. We had fewer customers buying the ten-week plan. We’re currently looking for a way to accommodate people who want more than 6 weeks but not the full season. We’re considering a system where you could buy a six-week program and add on days at a cost per day that is comparable to the ten-week plan.
The season-long program continues to grow each year. This year, we’re putting in a building in place of the trailer. So the season-long kids will now have a more permanent ‘Clubhouse’ log cabin to meet and store their gear.
With regard to the 4 and 5 year olds — we think it’s crucial to keep children that age together, and not mix them in with older kids. It’s better for everyone, both teachers and students. This has always been our goal, we want to make it more official with a separate program.
We haven’t finalized plans for the program yet. We should have a final plan in place by the end of July. I’ll get in touch when we know more.”
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Not a thread hijack but in the line of changes, found out that Gore will no longer offer Nastar. Harv not sure if you are compiling a list of questions, the mountain mentioned they will be offering some type of recreational racing in place of Nastar.
I get it that Nastar does not make money, actually a money loser, just curious on the future plans of a program run by ski school. Hearing some positive changes at our mountain (decks, snowmaking) so not a compliant; rather an inquiry. Just hoping this type of draw for young kids into the racing world (and for the type A 40 year olds) continues in some format this upcoming season. Many have gone from Nastar into NYSEF and USSA racing.