For a very minimal cost, over 200 Eastern Madera county children spend each Friday in the great outdoors.
Their schools provide the transportation, Badger Pass provides their equipment (if they do not have their own) and parents and interested citizens volunteer their time to make a great program work!
Great skiing or snowboarding ability is NOT required. Many of our kids have either never been on skis or boards before, or are just getting started in the sport. If you are a responsible adult, and can be available at least 9 of approximately 12 Fridays during the ski season (starting in January), we can use your help!
We will teach you how to teach them!
For many of these 5th to 8th-graders, this will be their only opportunity to experience skiing or snowboarding. In the age of cable TV, Hi-speed Internet, cell phones and video games, the benefits of exposing children to wholesome outdoor activities such as this cannot be overstated.
If you can possibly help, Please submit an application HERE, or contact Matt Casey, 658-8794, or Calvin Lyster: 683-5186.
Can't ski but want to help?
MASS always needs volunteers to do such things as chaperone on the school bus, help with passing out and returning ski equipment, etc. While the kids ski, relax on the deck and enjoy the sunshine we usually have in the spring. Take a snowshoe tour, visit with old friends and make new ones! Contact the M.A.S.S. coordinator at your child's school, call us, or come on by any Friday at Badger Pass and see what we are up to on the slopes.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoc.
National Ski Patrol
Article from Nov 12, 2004 Sierra Star!
Last Update: 11/10/13