SKI SWAP!A Ski Swap event has been created by the participating schools and MASS. The Swap will provide the opportunity to sell and purchase ski/snowboard equipment and apparel at extremely discounted prices.The Ski Swap will be held at Oak Creek Intermediate School, 40094 Indian Springs Rd.,(MAP) on December 11th at the cafeteria/gym. The event will start at 5pm and continue to 7pm. MASS downhill ski Instructors and Snowboard Instructors are encouraged to attend to provide their valued experience and expertise in purchasing equipment.
Instructors, the Ski Swap will provide us the chance to exploit the services that only MASS Instructors can provide. Many in our beloved community know and understand the commitment that you, the MASS Instructor, has adopted. Please continue to “DO WHAT YOU DO” and enhance the belief that programs of our caliber do not “just happen”! They exist ONLY because of the volunteer spirit displayed by you.
Please continue to refer to the MASS hotline for the very latest! 683-1430
Instructor Application Formor contact Matt Casey, 658-8794
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: 11/17/14