Our ski program has been recognized as one of the best in the state. Our goal is to teach and encourage every student how to ski . Our goal at the end of each session is for each student to feel more comfortable and confident all while enjoying the great outdoors that Maine has to offer.
While many students bring their own lunch from home or school, we do also have a cafeteria where students can purchase food, snacks and drinks. We have a variety of options ranging from chicken tenders, hot dogs, fries, chips, snacks, candy, water, Gatorade, soda, hot chocolate and more. We accept cash, credit and Big Moose Mountain Gift Cards. Gift Cards can be purchased on our home page.
When your student arrives at the mountain for the first time a Mountain Employee will get on the bus and give the kids a quick welcome, introduce themselves and instruct the kids on where they need to be.
If your student is renting - they will be instructed to go to the rental shop to get their equipment. If the rental forms are filled out accurately, the skis and boots will fit the student and be adjusted to the correct size and settings. Our certified ski technicians will have this done ahead of time before the bus even arrives. If the boots do NOT fit, Students are instructed to take their Skis AND Boots back to the ski shop to be re sized.
All Skis are labeled on the tail of the ski with a number and letter. Students are expected to look and remember that number and letter for the duration of the day. When they take a break from outside, they are instructed to put their skis on a ski rack and remember where they put them.
We understand that accidents happen and skis get mixed up, but for safety reasons it is important the students use ONLY the skis that have been set to their boot size, height, weight and ability.
At the end of the day, we ask that all students bring their boots, skis and poles back down to the ski shop. Someone in the ski shop will direct them where to set them.
Part of learning how to ski is also learning Ski Mountain Etiquette. Inside the lodge we have tables and cubbies which are intended to be used to eat and get geared up. Once you are fully dressed and ready to hit the slopes, we ask that ALL personal belongings be put back into bags and tucked nicely under a table or into a cubby.
While the students will typically be coming on a weekday, the mountain should not be overly busy with public guests but we still will have some. Tables are meant to shared. If you spill or make a mess while eating, please wipe the table or ask for assistance from any employee.
We understand that stuff goes missing and lost. At the end of each day our staff collects all forgotten items and stores them in lost and found. However, it is important that when your student gets home to verify they came home with everything they left with. Do NOT wait until the next time your student is coming up to have them check lost and found. As soon as you realize something is missing, call us at 207-695-2400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We only hold lost and found for 2 weeks. However, if you call and let us know of a missing item we can look and put your students name on it and hold it for longer.
We have a small gift shop store that will be open. We sell thin neck warmers for $5.00, Tall Ski Socks $10.00 , Stickers, Apparel and other misc. items.
Check the weather! Dress appropriately.
Waterproof Ski / Snow pants
Waterproof Mittens or Gloves
Neck Warmer (if your student wears a scarf, they will be asked to tuck it into a jacket as we don't want loose clothing that could get caught on the ski lift)
Students will be given a helmet to wear but if they want to wear a thin hat under the helmet that is an option but not necessary. No pom pom hats.
Tall / Warm but not bulky socks - Ski socks are not necessary, but tall socks are suggested. Only one pair!
Wear LOOSE pants that can be pulled up above your calf. You will not want to tuck anything into your ski boot, not even leggings. (unless they are seamless)
Jeans Are NOT encouraged.
Skis days are a perfect day to wear comfy loose sweatpants or PJ pants as they will be under ski pants anyway.
We encourage students to bring a dry pair of socks, just in case!
Any questions feel free to reach out to the school or email email@example.com
Winter Clothing (listed above)
Water/ Water Bottle
A positive fun attitude : - )
Things to leave home
Check out this great video on how to put on ski boots - REMEMBER... Do NOT tuck pants in to your boots. Clothing creases will cause discomfort.
Lift Safety is our primary concern.
Maine State Law states you NEED to put your bar down. We take this very serious and anyone who does not comply, will have their ticket revoked for the day. If the student is part of a school program, termination from the program is also probable. This is not something we take lightly.
How to keep yourself and others safe